6 January Virtual Backpack

Free Will Dress Down Day Tuesday, January 10th to help manage the cost of the 8th grade yearbook.  This is an optional day and your donation will be your “ticket” to be out of uniform.  All the usual regulations are in effect.

January Menu  See attached.

Follow the link for the new gender policy established by the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Mark your Calendars For Catholic Schools Week Special Friends Mass which will be held on Tuesday, January 31 @ 8:15 a.m. for grades 5-8 and Wednesday, February 1st at 8:15 for Grades K-4.

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.

Creighton Prep Honor Roll  Congratulations to the following alumni for making Creighton Prep’s First Semester Honor Roll.  Adam Dominic Ramasute, Zachary Thomas Swanson, Benjamin Thomas Churchill, Thomas Michael Ciecior, Josef Scott Crenshaw, Ian Marvin Wewel, William Douglas Young, Angelo Francesco Badami, Jack Andrew Gillogly, Grant William Wagner, Nico John Badami, Samuel Peter Cihunka, Collin Michael Hulbert, Zachary Michael Riedemann, Tanner James Krupka, Ian Nicholas Asselin, Jacob Esteban-Soriano.  Way to make SJS proud!

Reminder Deadline, parents in K-3, your textbook loan forms that were sent home are due on January 12th.

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

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

Drop Off Procedure See the flyer for a refresher on our drop off procedures.

Home and School 
Home and School Meeting Make plans to join us Wednesday, January 11 at 7pm in the St. Elizabeth Ann Parish Center. All parents are members and encouraged to attend. Details posted at https://www.sjshsa.org/meetings.html

Dine Out Night at Red Robin, YUM! Stop by for dinner on January 11. Proceeds go to SJS.

All School Social at Grover Ice Celebrate Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 29 6-8pm at Grover Ice. Event sponsored by Home and School.

Statement from Archbishop Lucas

“I join Catholics around the world and many others of good will in mourning the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  Even as we grieve his passing, we give thanks to God for his long life of faithful service to the church and to the world.  We remember with particular gratitude his work at the Second Vatican Council, which continues to shape the life of the Church today;  his many theological and spiritual writings; his pastoral care as our Universal Shepherd;  and his humility in resigning the papacy and in his fraternal support of Pope Francis.  I am personally grateful for Benedict XVI appointing me archbishop of Omaha in 2009.  I had the privilege of meeting him on several occasions.  Each time I encountered a supportive father and a benevolent pastor.  May he rest in peace.

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas
Archbishop of Omaha

Mercy Dance Clinic and Performance:
5th-8th grade girls are invited to learn a neon-themed dance routine from the Mercy Dance Team members! Dinner & t-shirt included.
Friday, January 27th 5:00 p.m. – Approximate 7:30 p.m. (The girls perform at halftime of the Varsity Game that night).  Register at https://www.mercyhigh.org/happenings/

Faith. Family. Future.