3 December Virtual Backpack

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who helped to make our SOAR Development Dinner a success. We have been overwhelmed by the response from the community and by the obvious love for our school. It was a wonderful celebration that would not have been possible without your support and willingness to help.

We are overjoyed to announce our net profit from the 2021 SOAR Development fundraiser: a grand total of $116, 536.92. Together, our community raised a record amount of funds that will have a direct impact on SJS! Thank you for being faithful and supportive members of the SJS family. We look forward to another successful event in 2022!

Christmas Cookies for the Community December 16th!  If you are new to SJS, Christmas Cookies for the Community is an annual tradition, going on for about 12 years.  We bake, assemble, and deliver cookies to all of our neighbors surrounding SJS (this is fun to do with kids right after school).  We also deliver cookies to businesses, including places like KVSS, the police station, and the fire station.  We spread lots of Christmas joy all over Omaha!  Will you please be a part of this tradition with us?  You can bake 2 dozen treats.  You can assemble treats (if you are a stay-at-home parent, you can do this with us…we accommodate for little ones). You can deliver treats to some of the SJS neighbors.  You can drive to deliver treats as well.  (If you sign up to deliver, you will get a link to a sign up genius and get to choose the places you deliver to).  Please go to ivolunteer for more details and to sign up.  Any questions, please email Katie Kaldenberg at katieschweer@hotmail.com.
Parent Participation Hours The Parent Participation program is back again for this school year.  Essentially, we want every family to volunteer to help the school or church.  This helps both you and the school.  Most every activity will count for your participation hours.  20 hours for a 2 parent family and 10 hours for a single parent are the expectations.  See more details in the attachment.  Volunteer opportunities can be found @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#1.

H&S Paint & Sip-Last Call
Give your family a fun activity to do together over Winter break! We are partnering again this year with Ms. Jenny at Heart & Soul Art Studio to offer a virtual paint class complete with a paint kit! Each kit includes the supplies needed to complete the project including one canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, palette and paper towel. You’ll also receive a packet of cocoa to sip while you work. Step by step instruction is provided on the video tutorials. This is a great way to support our school and a fun activity to pass the time on our long break. It’s also a unique gift idea, great for a family night, mom’s night or for a group of friends to do together. Go to www.heartandsoulartstudio.com to register and select which painting option you would like. A portion of the funds raised will go back to Home & School, so spread the word to friends and family members to join in the fun! Registration will open November 21st and close on December 3rd. Pick up will be December 13th after school. More information will follow with pick up details. Video links will be emailed on the day of pick-up.

Food for Thought: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1102-PediatricCOVID-19Vaccine.html

SJS CRAFTING DAY!!  It’s our fall Crafting Day, Sponsored by St. James Seton Home and School!!  Bring your scrapbooking, sewing, yarn project, or whatever craft you have and join us on…
Saturday, December 4th
All Day: 9am – 10pm;  Half Day: 9am – 3pm or 4pm – 10pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center/5419 N. 114th St. 68164

Your registration fee includes:
– a 6’ round table to yourself
– lunch, snacks, supper, desserts and water/pop all day long (half day options include either lunch or supper)
– a special treat for all registrants
– an entire day to work on your projects!!!

All day registration = $35
Half-day registration = $20
Early Bird discount = $5 off if registered by November 14th

If interested please email Crystal Anderson at crystal_anderson05@yahoo.com