3 February Virtual Backpack

School Spirit Store The SJS Spirit store is NOW open! And a new design has been added! All orders will be processed once the online store closes on 2/19/23. Orders will be completed and delivered to school the week of 3/12. Please note that items purchased can only be worn on spirit dress down days or out of uniform days. Spirit attire is not part of the normal uniform. To shop click here.

Music Bingo  Click HERE to register and purchase tickets ahead of time to attend Music Bingo or stop by the school office to reserve your spot. Your $30 ticket purchase will include two hours of Music Bingo, dinner, and an open bar. Split the Pot and a Liquor Pull will also be available for purchase; cash preferred. The deadline for registration is February 24thFor volunteer opportunities visit iVolunteer

February Menu  

Eighth graders from across the metro gathered this week to celebrate a special Mass with Archbishop Lucas at the Cathedral. It was wonderful to come together with so many young people and celebrate our faith and Catholic schools!

Help SJS Shine!
Please vote for St. James/Seton Catholic School and spread the word to family and friends! We would love to reach superstar status once again! Visit Spirit Catholic Radio’s website to vote. 

Menu Changes 2/10 Italian vegetable in place of cauliflower and 2/14 Heart shaped cookie in place of the Chocolate Bears.

Registration for the 2023/2024 school year will begin early February.  Why Choose SJS?  Check out this flyer for just a few reasons.

Spelling Bee Winners Congratulations to this years winners – 1st- Kate Lampmann (8), 2nd- John Paul Pakiz (5), 3rd- Quinn Blaney (6).  We are proud of you!

Specials Teachers News Art ~ Looking to put your child’s artwork on a mug? What about on a mousepad, calendar, or even an apron? Magnet Art, through the company Original Works, is back! Grades 1st, 3rd, and 4th will all make an artwork to be submitted, and any other individuals who are interested can stop by the art room on any Tuesday or Thursday before Feb. 9th to get the paper and instructions.

Artwork will be completed and submitted mid February, and items can be ordered some time in March. More information to come!

Miss Anna Capoun
Art Teacher

Soccer Registration  for the spring SJEA soccer season is open.  Registration will run through January 31, 2021.  Please go to the club website, http://www.sjeaysc.org/, click on the registration tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions send an email to registrar@sjeaysc.org.  Participation in the soccer club is open to all registered St James/Seton Students and registered parishioners of St James and St Elizabeth Ann.  Please feel free to forward this information to anyone fitting that description who would like to participate in the program.

SJS Yard Signs If you have a visible location for a school yard sign just let us know and we will send one home.

Safe Environment Certification  If you need to take the Safe Environment training class St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish will be offering safe environment training on Monday, February 6th from 6:00-8:30 PM in the parish center.  Registration is taken on the Catholic Mutual website. Go to omaha.cmgconnect.org to create an account and to register. Keep a record of your login information.

Home and School

Catholic Schools Week Wrap-Up Thanks to all who attended the ice skating social. With over 250 attendees, the turnout was amazing. We hope you had a blast!

To celebrate Catholic education and support our amazing staff at SJS, this week Home and School donated a Cricut machine and accessories. This smart cutting machine is a great tool for staff to use for curriculum lessons, classroom décor, to personalize items and much more.

Executive Board Nominations Nominations for 2023-2024 Home and School Executive Board are open! Offices include President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Fill the slate by nominating yourself or another SJS parent here. Nominations close Friday, February 17th.

Can you lend a hand? Sign up to donate and complete parent participation hours.

It’s our spring Crafting Day, Sponsored by St. James/Seton Home and School!!  Bring your scrapbooking, sewing, yarn project, or whatever you have to work on and join us!!  See flyer for details on getting signed up.  Also, if you still need volunteer hours check out iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_280 to see how you can help!

Saturday, March 18th
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)
– an entire day to work on your projects with no interruptions!!!

All day registration = $40
Half-day registration = $20
Early Bird discount = $5 off if registered by March 4th

Parent Participation See the attached flyer for a reminder of the guidelines and how to log your hours.

Morning Drop Off If you are walking your student into school in the morning we would encourage you to consider the drop off lane.  A bit of independence in the second part of the year is a good thing.  And, it’s also safer with fewer folks walking among the vehicles.  If you do walk your student in, crossing at the front of church is a good option.

Track Registration is Open Track at SJS is for 6th-8th boys and girls. Track practice runs in the evenings at Prep and/or Roncalli. Track meets are on Saturdays. There are typically 2 sessions with boys and girls meets running opposite of each other in morning and afternoon at area track facilities. Students can participate in up to 3 events at each meet depending on their participation in the track practices. Track has a head and assistant coach as well as individual event coaches, as well as a couple specialty volunteer slots. Please see below what needs filled, and consider taking part in this track season as a parent coach/volunteer. Email Sammie at sjsad17@gmail.com if you are interested in any of the following spots. We are happy to provide coach training to anyone interested, no experience necessary.

Head Coach: Lexi Hatt
Assistant Coach:
Boy Equipment Manager:
Girl Equipment Manager
Team Manager:
Long Distance: Lexi Hatt
Disc/Shot Put:
Long/Triple/Long Jump:

It takes a lot of committed hands to run the season and without the volunteers we simply cannot have a season.  Register today @  https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/354429!

Children’s Choir  Calling all students 2nd grade-high school to take part in a children’s choir during the 9:30am Mass at St. James Church on Sunday, March 19th.  Children are a vibrant part of our community at St. James and this is their way to take part in the upcoming capital campaign for our Parish Center.  They are our future leaders and music ministers so let’s start getting them involved now!

Practices will be on Thursdays, March 2nd, 9th, & 16th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm at St. James Church.  Please contact Jenny Morrison to sign up: jenny1273@gmail.com/402-490-9165.

Girl Scout Dance  SJS Girl Scouts is happy to bring back the My Guy and I dance, open to all SJS families! We loved hosting these dances prior to COVID and are excited to bring this event back to enjoy a fun afternoon of dancing while supporting a great cause. See the flier for more details. Questions and RSVP’s can be sent to Crystal,  crystal_anderson05@yahoo.com.

St. James Catholic Church The Growing in God’s Space prayer:

Heavenly Father, our hearts sing in praise of You.
All glory and honor to Christ Jesus,
Who has shown us the way to everlasting life.

O Lord, all that we have comes from You.
You have given us a home at St James
filled with faith and family.
Thank You for these many blessings.

Holy Spirit guide us in this journey.
Let us move together with open hearts.

Grant us the grace to follow in the footsteps of St. James.
Help us to work together
as we build Your kingdom here on earth.

Hillside 2023 Registration for Baseball and Softball at Hillside Little League is open! Register at our website, http://www.hillsidelittleleague.org by March 1st.  See flyer for more details.

Faith. Family. Future.