3 March Virtual Backpack

Music Bingo SJS is excited to announce that Music Bingo has finally been rescheduled! In March of 2020, based on local health directives, the decision was made to postpone the event due to the pandemic. At this time, we plan to hold Music Bingo on April 30, 2022, at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM and Music Bingo will begin at 7:00 PM. For those who previously purchased tickets for the event, we will honor your reservation. We ask that any guests who previously purchased a ticket RSVP by March 7th. This will allow us to account for the number of guests in attendance. After March 7th, if we have not received your RSVP, the event registration will be opened up to the wider community.

Please contact Mrs. Howard to RSVP or for information regarding ticketing questions at thoward@sjsomaha.org. We appreciate your support of this event as it directly benefits our students of SJS. We are looking forward to a much-needed night of musical fun with all of you!

Free Will Dress Down Day There will be a free will donation dress down day on Monday, March 7th to help Afghan refugees. We will be donating all money raised to the Refugee Empowerment Center who helps Afghan refugee families with housing and job training to start a new life in Nebraska.

Congratulations To these SJS Students who received awards in the Catholic Daughters Our Lady of Faith Contest!  Division 1- 5th graders Art 1st Emma Fanciullo 2nd Elliana Foster.  Computer Art 1st Eli Utterback.  Essay 2nd Eli Utterback 3rd Cooper Moragues.  Poetry 1st Max Kolker Division 2- 6th graders Poetry 1. Ty Teahon 2. Cecilia Lamoureux 3. Elana Peklo.  Photography 1. Marcia Glandt 2. Joe Benak 3. Tristan Grove.  Essay 1. Elana Peklo 2. Cecilia Lamoureux 3. Tristan Grove.  Art 1. Mady Thomassen 2. Emma Sherrick 3. Bri Kennedy.  Way to make SJS proud!

Science Olympiad  The first competition was at Saturday, February 26.  The Science Olympiad team Winners:  Bridges, 5th place ~ Dylan Sullivan and Darius Vaughn.  Crime Busters, 4th place ~ Jake Koker & Rasmus Vitamvas.  Experimental Design, 2nd place ~ Nicole Hemmen.  We are proud of you!

Spirit Catholic Radio  If you missed the SJS interview on Spirit Radio it can be found at-
spirit radio interview

Covid Clinc  We will be hosting a vaccine/booster clinic on Friday, March 11th in our school Library from 12:00-4:00 p.m.  Bring completed form.

Covid at home tests  If you are experiencing COVID symptoms and an at home test would be beneficial, contact the office.  We have secured a limited number of tests we can distribute for free for families.  This is for any SJS family who is experiencing COVID type symptoms.

SJS Book Fair  It’s that time of year again! Our Scholastic Book Fair runs March 11th – 18th. The fair will be open before and after school, as well as the evening of March 15th during our annual Story Time.

To volunteer see iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_252.

March Menu

Needed Due to Covid our drinking fountains are closed.  Students are asked to bring clear water bottles to use through the day.  We are in need of bottled water for students that may forget their own water bottle.  We appreciate any donation.

H&S Storytime: Storytime is back! Join us and local children’s author Kenny Onatolu on Tuesday, March 15th 6:30-7:30pm in the gym. Give-a-ways, snack and shopping at the Book Fair. Preschool – 3rd graders and their families are encouraged to attend. Invitation.  To volunteer see iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_254

iVolunteer  Still need to complete your volunteer hours?  Music Bingo @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_253.  Check out iVolunteer to see what works best for you.  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#1

March Home and School (PTO) Happenings

Home & School Meeting ~ March 9th at 7:30pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Parish Center.  ALL are welcome!

2nd Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon ~ March 10th.  Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.  Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 2nd grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.

Story Time ~ Thursday March 15th from 6:30-7:15pm at the school library. More details to come.

Dine out for SJS ~ Villagios in Cherry Hills, March 23rd

Save the Date – NEST FEST 2022 – April 11(Kick off), May 6th (Live Event)

Thank you to all those who have been volunteering to help in the many different ways! Parents + School = Winning Team!

Registration Is open.  If you have not registered your students please complete online registration for all current students.  If you have a new student to enroll contact the school office to get registration paperwork.

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

Athletic Scholarship  Now accepting applications for the 2022 Rick Gilbride Memorial High School Scholarship.  Eighth graders who will be going to an Omaha-area Catholic high school in the fall can apply for the 2022 Rick Gilbride Memorial High School Scholarship.  We will present a one-time $500 scholarship to one boy and one girl in this year’s 8th grade class.  To apply, go to https://www.sjsahtletics.com/

Food for thought-https://www.csfomaha.org/parents-family/

**Don’t forget to follow SJS on social media to check out all of the awesome things our students and staff are up to!
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Mercy High School Lockin
Mercy High School’s 5th & 6th Grade Lock-In is returning on March 19thfrom 5-9 pm.  Play games, meet new friends, create an art project, have dinner, and learn routines from the Mercy Cheerleaders and Dance Team!  For more details and to register, please go to: https://www.mercyhigh.org/happenings/

THE MAGDALENE XIV, a Stations of the Cross that features a performer portraying Mary Magdalene as guide and companion through the Stations, will be presented Tuesday March 8, at St. Wenceslaus Church at 7 p.m.  The Magdalene XIV  is a presentation of XIV Ministries, a ministry that includes parishioners from St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Faith. Family. Future.