4 February Virtual Backpack

Middle School Honor Band Congratulations to Anthony Cann who was chosen for this year’s Blair Middle School Honor Band!  This honor was open to 7th & 8th grade students and students were selected based on teacher recommendation.   A total of 32 students were nominated and of that 14 were chosen to represent.  The festival, held on Saturday, March 26th, will be a full day of rehearsals culminating in a final concert at 4:00 p.m.  Congratulations Anthony, we are so proud!

Superstar Catholic School Contest Vote for SJS during the Spirit Radio Superstar Contest. The voting ends on February 11th. Help our school win fun prizes and be featured on the radio. We would love to reach superstar status again! Spread the word to family and friends, all can participate. Please visit Spirit Radio’s website to vote on the 31st.

Valentine’s Day Box Contest-Sponsored by Student Council
There will be three different groups.  The first group will be preschool – first grade, the next group will be second grade – fourth grade, and the last group will be fifth grade – sixth grade.  You will be judged on creativity, effort, and structure.  Each group winner will get a candy surprise.  

The contest will take place on February 14.  Boxes will be due on February 14.

SJS Roundup will be held Friday, February 18th for all new Preschool, PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students.  The event if primarily for new families and is not mandatory, but does provide the opportunity to learn more about what makes SJS special.  Thanks for helping spread the word.

Registration Current family/student registration will open soon.  Timely turnaround is appreciated.  Watch for more details to come.

iVolunteer  Still need to complete your volunteer hours?  There are many volunteer opportunities.  Check out iVolunteer to see what works best for you.

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

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners!
Joe Benak placed 1st, Kate Lampmann placed 2nd, Anthony Cann placed 3rd.
We are so proud of you!

Congratulations to this years SJS Scholarship winners ~ 
Gau Memorial Scholarship ~ Manah Wal
Honorary Scholarship ~ Sean Bledje, P.J. Kennedy
Jake Jackson Memorial Scholarship ~ Elana Peklo
Janet Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship ~ Kiana Kaldenberg
Spanel Memorial Scholarship ~ Emma Kreikemeier
Staff Scholarship ~ Brendan Anderson, Joe Benak, Brigid Kelly, Sarah Pearson
Wehr Memorial Scholarship ~ Sophia Bakey, Nick Bottger, Allie Christensen, Joseph Nord
Congratulations to you all!

Covid 19 information
With the high rate of transmission with COVID, it is best to keep any student with symptoms at home.  We will notify you of a positive case in the room or contact group so you can closely monitor.  Masks are encouraged outside of school as well.  FYI- https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/812-where-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine

SJS Athletics News
SPRING FLING 2022 registration is closed due to hitting capacity early! Thank you to everyone who has registered and is ready to support this event. Spring Fling will be held in the St. James Parish Center on Saturday February, 5 from 6:00pm-11:00pm. There will be drinks, dinner, live/silent auctions, and a DJ. Pull out your St. Patty’s Day gear early and enjoy our theme of, Let the Shenanigans Begin!

Track registration is open and new gear is ready for order. Late fees will go into effect February 15th and registration will close February 22nd. Please read all the information on the registration link. We are in need of coaches for long/triple jump and high jump. No experience is needed! We are providing a coach training and information session on Feb. 22 by Roncalli coaches and players! Please reach out if you are willing to take on one of these stations for the track season.  Registration and Information link: https://www.sjsathletics.com/track/ Link to new SJS track apparel: https://www.evansapparel.com/store/st-james-seton-track-and-field/

To help our parent volunteers gain understanding and confidence when volunteering for the needed event stations, we are hosting a coach training with Roncalli track coaching staff on Feb. 22 at Roncalli Catholic High School at 6:30pm. Please reach out to Sammie Becker if you have any questions or are interested in attending, Sjsad17@gmail.com

It’s our spring 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, March 5th.  All Day: 9am – 10pm;  Half Day: 9am – 3pm or 4pm – 10pm.  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, (5419 N. 114th St. 68164).  Complete form for registration.

Hillside Little League 2022 Registration is now open – www.hillsidelittleleague.org

Faith. Family. Future.