29 April Virtual Backpack

Upcoming Dress Down Days
-Monday May 2nd free will dress down day.  Proceeds used for new gym floor.
-Tuesday, May 3rd NEST FEST Backwards Day/school appropriate top backwards with uniform bottom.
-Wednesday, May 4th NEST FEST Holiday Top Day/pull out a shirt that represents your favorite holiday and pair with jeans, wind pants or school shorts.
Friday, May 6, NEST FEST shirt and uniform shorts, wind/sweat pants, or jeans.
-Monday, May 16th Spirit Dress Down Day.
Thursday, May 19th Last Day of School!  Dress up Day.

Technology Resource This is a helpful resource for parents that can help address technology use- https://faithandsafety.org/

VBF Registration is open!!
Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness  Vacation Bible Fun 2022: June 20th-24th 9:00 am to noon (M-Th) 9:00am to11am(Fri) at St. James /Seton School
● Any child entering Pre-K-4th grade in the Fall of 2022 are welcome to attend!
● Students entering 5th grade – 8th grade in the Fall of 2022 may apply to be a Student Aide in one of the VBF areas.
● Soon to be graduates, high school students, and adults are also needed as classroom teachers and area experts. No experience is necessary…all the materials and plenty of guidance are provided!
● Program will be Thursday at 6:30pm. All students will decorate a t-shirt (provided by parents) to wear at the program.
● Teachers, adult helpers, coordinators, & aides are asked to attend informational meeting on May 24th at 6:00pm/6:20pm at SEA

ALL Registration forms can be found and filled out on our website, www.sjsvbf.wix.com/kids Registration ends May 13th.  For more information, contact: Crystal Anderson (402-278-2311), April Gamelin (402-677-9227) or Jen List (402-250-0775) or email sjsvbf@gmail.com

May Menu  See attached for May menu.

JOB OPPORTUNITY!!!  Do you remember your elementary school lunch lady?  Do you like children?  Do you like food?  If you answered yes to these questions do we have a job for you!  SJS Catholic School is currently hiring a Cafeteria Specialist for the 2022/2023 school year.  This position has a variety of days available from 9:30-1:30.  Duties include minimal food prep, serving lunches, and cleanup.  Positive and flexible attitude is a must.  For information on this paid position contact Karen Wilmes @ 402-572-0339 or kwilmes@sjsomaha.org.

SPIRIT SHIRT 2022: Show your school pride all summer long! Purchase a new spirit t-shirt and help support St. James/Seton Catholic School. Not only can your whole family sport this trendy attire, but a portion of each purchase will go directly to our school.

Please place your order by Tuesday, May 3rd. Thanks for spreading the word to family and friends. All are welcome to purchase a spirit shirt. In addition, everyone that places an order will be entered into a drawing to win a bonus t-shirt!

Please visit this site to order your SJS spirit shirt: https://sjsgear.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

SJS Football/Volleyball Camp For students in grades 4-8th, July 11th – July 14th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Check out flyer for details.

Register Here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/313974 In order to allow teams to begin practice by Aug. 1 of next season we must have registration complete before the end of the year. If your grade level has enough girls to have two teams (An A and a B) we will host tryouts before the end of this school year. Please register by May 6th. If your grade level needs a tryout you will be informed by May 8th. Please register your daughter in the grade they are going into next school year, not their current grade.

PS…. when choosing a uniform size please remember they run small and girls typically like to size up at least 1 size.

If you have any questions please reach out to me,
Sammie Becker

COVID Test Kits are available in the school office.  Simply contact the office if one will be helpful.

Dismissal Your student should go immediately to their ride after school.  We provide no supervision, and teachers have a variety of after school responsibilities to attend to, so students should go immediately to their vehicle after school.

Your Help is Needed!   If you have not completed your volunteer hours there are still areas needing your help!  Music Bingo is looking for Cleanup help.  See link @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_253.   H&S is looking for donations for Teacher Appreciation Week @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_257 and Nest Fest https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/walkathon_003 check out the links to see where your needed.

KidsCare Job Opportunity St. James/Seton School KidsCare is seeking caregivers for the 2022-2023 school year.  Program Hours of Operation: 7:00-7:40 for Morning Program, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm for After School Program.

Contact Mihyun Nay, 402-651-9253 or  mnay@sjsomaha.org.

Parent Participation Hours Don’t forget to submit your parent participation hours when done to- parentparticipation@sjsomaha.org

Children’s Scholarship of Omaha is a nonprofit organization that funds scholarships to private schools.  There are requirements to apply and an application process.  We encourage you to pursue this opportunity as the finances would help the school.  We are asking all families that request financial assistance from SJS to start with the CSF process.  Continued support from SJS funds is contingent upon applying to CSF.  You can apply now, and the deadline is May 6th.

More information can be found at www.csfomaha.org

**Don’t forget to follow SJS on social media to check out all of the awesome things our students and staff are up to!

Facebook & Instagram**

SJ Catholic Daughters Invite SJS Families to the screening of “Pray, the story of Patrick Peyton.  See flyer for details.

Marian Summer Camps Now is the time to try something new!  We have sessions dedicated to art and creativity, science, music and athletics.
Camps are for girls in grades 4-6 and 7-8.
Sessions are July 11-15 and July 18-22.  Click here to sign up.

Creighton Prep  Sign Up Now Open for Academic and Athletic Summer Camps at Creighton Prep!  Whether you want to help your child develop an existing skill or explore something entirely new, Creighton Prep Summer Camps offer the perfect opportunity. Designed for boys and girls from kindergarten to ninth grade, camps meet daily. With morning and afternoon sessions, you can select multiple camps to attend. For details about camp topics and times, visit www.CreightonPrep.org/camps

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