3 March Virtual Backpack

Don’t forget to check out your two favorite school principals on Monday, March 6 at 7:15 a.m. on KVSS Catholic Spirit Radio

Superstar Catholic School Interview Don’t forget to check out your 2 favorite school Principals on Monday, March 6 at 7:15 a.m. on KVSS Catholic Spirit Radio

March Menu See attached.

Help Needed!  Cafeteria needs help in March with washing trays.  If you can help please go to iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023 to get signed up.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming up soon. It will run from Thursday, March 9th through Wednesday, March 15th. We’ll be open before and after school (7:40 – 8:00 & 3:15 – 4:00) and during the Story Time event on Tuesday, March 14th (6:30-7:30). I will close briefly at 4:00 on Tuesday, March 14th, but will open back up about 4:30 or so. You will be able to shop when you pick up your child from Kids Care or anytime until 7:30 that evening. 

I am once again in need of volunteers to make this Book Fair as successful as those in years past. I can’t do it without your help. Last spring’s fair was the best ever! I’m hoping for a repeat. Thank you in advance for whatever support you can give.

Please go to iVolunteer to sign up for a time that is convenient for you. All hours count toward required parent participation. I am in need of both adult and student volunteers (7th & 8th graders only, please!).

A few things to note:

  • Sales Tax will be charged on all sales. Please remember to add 7% for tax when sending money with your child to purchase books, posters, or novelties, or better yet, sign up for eWallet. It’s simple to set up and easy for your child to use. I encourage all families to use this.
  • Any unused funds from eWallet go into a gift card you may use at scholastic.com or save for the next book fair. If you had a balance from last fall, you should have been receiving monthly emails reminding you of that balance (no matter how small). You will also get an email about a week before the upcoming fair with information about converting your balance to a new eWallet for this fair.

  • You can access our Scholastic Book Fair homepage for ewallet and other information at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stjamessetonschool.
  • Keep in mind that you can shop the fair online if you are unable to make it in-person. The online fair will run until March 22nd. We receive credit for all online purchases. Follow the web address above to shop online.

Once again, thank you for your help and support. If you have any questions, please email me at dvamosi@sjsomaha.org.
Mrs. Vamosi

NestFest is Coming!  See flyer below on how you can help make this a success!

Signs, signs, SJS has signs! If your yard has a good space to advertise for SJS, please contact the school office.

Gilbride Scholarship Application  The SJS Athletic Association is now accepting scholarship applications. $500 scholarship will be awarded to one 8th grade boy and one 8th grade girl who have participated in athletics through the SJSAA or the SJEAYSC, and will be continuing their education at an Omaha-area Catholic High School. Applications are due April 5, 2023. Please visit the athletic association website for information on how to submit your application: https://www.sjsathletics.com/rick_gilbride_memorial_scholarship/scholarship-forms/

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

Story Time  📣📣Who’s ready for books and pie?!? Here is the invitation link. Go on, and RSVP! You have until March 3rd to do so! ⏳ 📨📬
🤔 Need reminders of what this event is?
-Several books about Pi, pie, and circles will be read
-Geared toward ages 3rd Grade and YOUNGER (but come as you are! the book fair is open, and there will be PIE!)
-Bring your wallet as the book fair will be open
-6:30-7:30p, March 14…(3.14…)

(No worries, this is not an exclusive event, where we will check our guest list at the door! 😉😂 RSVPing helps us know approximately how much pie to bring! It’s in your best interest to click YES! 😋)

Home and School
VOTING NOW OPEN! Cast your vote for the 2023-2024 Home and School Executive Board at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PS976KR

Polls close Tuesday, March 7th. Elected officers will be announced at the Home and School meeting on Wednesday, March 8th.
Mark your calendars for the Home and School Meeting on Wednesday! 📆 You’re already a member, so join us in person or online. Agenda includes Nest Fest activities, upcoming events, announce 2023-2024 Home and School Executive Board, and more.
Wednesday, March 8 · 7:00 – 8:00pm @ St. Elizabeth Ann church or via Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/sgd-bewa-kko

Can you lend a hand?  Sign up here for Nest Fest, Eagles Wings luncheons and Craft Day donations.

Complete Parent Participation hours! See our Amazon Wishlist to donate items needed for Nest Fest.

Calling all Youth of St. James Parish!  St. James Capital Campaign Youth Mass
Sunday, March 19th, at 9:30am.  We need youth volunteers of all ages to help with:

Announcements, Ushering, Offertory, Lectoring and Serving

Different ministries will require different ages, please call to discuss where your child could best help. We would like to start getting the youth more involved in our church because they are our future at St. James!  Email/call: jenny1273@gmail.com or 402-490-9165

Mercy H.S. upcoming events
Mercy Lock-In Grades 5th & 6th
Saturday, March 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm
Play games, meet new friends, create an art project, have dinner, and learn routines from the Mercy Cheerleaders and Dance Team!

Mercy Spring Open House Grades 5th-8th
Sunday, March 26th from 1:00-2:30 pm
5th-8th Grade girls and their parents are invited to Mercy’s Spring Open House.  Mercy High School looks very different from our last Open House in November, and we are excited to tell you about the construction that is happening this summer.  Student Ambassadors will be offering tours and you will have the chance to meet our students, administration and faculty.  For more details and to pre-register, go to: https://www.mercyhigh.org/happenings/.

Faith. Family. Future.