4 November Virtual Backpack

The Countdown is on…

  • Free-will dress down day on Tuesday, November 8th. If students bring in a free-will offering, they can dress down. Proceeds will support SOAR.
  • Purchase tickets to attend the event by November 10th.
  • Make a donation of any amount to the Giving Meter.
  • Purchase SOAR cash raffle tickets. For students to be eligible for the homeroom prizes, tickets must be submitted by November 11th!
  • Donate gift cards of any amount to be utilized for the Eagle’s Nest at the event. These can be forwarded to the school office.
  • Check out Chance Raffle opportunities… Win a Traeger or iRobot at only $20 a chance!
  • Considering volunteering to help the event!
We have sold a total of 3,616 raffle tickets! If we reach our school-wide raffle ticket sales goal of 5,000 tickets, we will end the school year one day early and the final day will be May 18th with a 10:30 dismissal. A big thanks to everyone who has participated. Below are some raffle reminders for you!

  • Checks can be made payable to St. James/Seton School.
  • You can also send payment via Venmo and we will fill out the tickets for you (@SJS-Donations).
  • To qualify for the homeroom incentives, raffle tickets and money need to be turned in by Friday, November 11th.
November Menu Check out link for November menu.

Good Neighbors  It’s a goal for the school to be a good neighbor to those families who live near the school.  Certainly, living near an elementary school can have its share of challenges.  Please have patience and understanding as you park and interact in the neighborhood.  We want to demonstrate the Catholic values that run through the SJS community.  Contact Mr. Kelly should you have any questions.  Thanks for all you do.

Specials Teacher Section  You are cordially invited to attend the 7th & 8th Grade Veterans Day program, “American:  This is My Country!”  A public performance will be held on Thursday, November 10th in the gym.  The doors will open at 6:40 p.m., and the performance will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us for an evening of remembrance and gratitude.  To those who serve, THANK YOU!

Free-will dress down day on Tuesday, November 8th. If students bring in a free-will offering, they can dress down. Proceeds will support SOAR. All regular out-of-uniform rules apply.

Picture Retake will be held on Friday, November 11th.

Home and School NewsFall Boutique Your help is greatly needed! Donate soup, hotdogs, buns, bottled water, baked goods and more! Many opportunities to help: St. Elizabeth Ann Fall Boutique 2022

Mark your calendars for the November Home and School Association Meeting on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00pm in the St. Elizabeth Ann Parish Center. All SJS parents are invited and welcome to join. For those unable to attend in person, we will also offer a Zoom option. Click https://www.sjshsa.org/meetings.html for the Zoom link and agenda.

School Directory The 2022-2023 directory can be found on the Sycamore homepage under documents.

Can you lend a hand? The winter break canvas painting activity is coming soon. Sign up to help distribute painting kits: Holiday Paint Kits 2022

SaveARound Coupon Book Fundraiser Please return all unsold books to school.

iVolunteer  Below is a brief description and links for the areas that we most need volunteers in.  Check them out and see if any of these would work for you.


This is a fun way to get involved in one of our schools largest fundraisers. We need help in any of the following ways: transporting donated items to Prep, Cleanup after the dinner on Saturday night, filling water goblets, dismissing dinner guests for dinner, checkout guests. This is a fun easy way to get your volunteer hours completed. If you have high school or college students, please consider having them volunteer as well.

Cafeteria Helper: https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023  Cafeteria volunteers help rinse off lunch trays from 11:30-1:15.  This is a great way to get to see your child during the day.

Duchesne  First Quarter Alumni Honor Roll Recipients
Highest Honors:  Allison Cann, Elizabeth Glenn, Anne Maxwell, Ava Spicka, Kylie Troshynski.
High Honor:  Kyra McWilliams.
Way to make SJS Proud Ladies!
Faith. Family. Future.