6 May Virtual Backpack

Mark your Calendar ~  
-Monday, May 16th Spirit Dress Down Day.
Thursday, May 19th Last Day of School!  Dress up Day. Dismissal is at 10:30 a.m.

Updated 2022/2023 School Calendar See link for calendar.

May Menu  See attached for May menu.

JOB OPPORTUNITY!!!  Do you remember your elementary school lunch lady?  Do you like children?  Do you like food?  If you answered yes to these questions do we have a job for you!  SJS Catholic School is currently hiring a Cafeteria Specialist for the 2022/2023 school year.  This position has a variety of days available from 9:30-1:30.  Duties include minimal food prep, serving lunches, and cleanup.  Positive and flexible attitude is a must.  For information on this paid position contact Karen Wilmes @ 402-572-0339 or kwilmes@sjsomaha.org.

MCS Congratulations to these SJS Students for winning awards in the MCS Solo Festival, Anthony Cann – Trumpet, Michael Cann – Trombone, Cecilia Lamoureux – Flute, Marin Rohan – Clarinet and Charlie Morrison – Bari Saxophone.  Way to represent SJS!

TAGG is changing the app.  Follow the instructions below, we will add 10 bonus points to your account.Points can be redeemed for Bonus Donations, TAGG Swag, and Business Rewards!

1.  Visit TAGG.today and click “Login”.

2.  Once logged in, complete your profile in the upper right corner. Enter TAGG10 in the referral code box. Please allow 3-5 business days for points to be added to your account.

3.  Your TAGG history can be migrated over to your new account.

  • If the email you enter on your new account matches an email address on file for your existing TAGG account, a pop-up will appear asking you to verify. Once you have verified your email, it will start migrating your TAGG app history automatically over to the new account.
  • If the email you enter on your new account does not match the email address on file for your existing account, our team can help merge the history to your new account. Email us at hello@togetheragreatergood.com.

4. Once your history is merged, you should see your history in our new account (if on a mobile device you can scroll left to right to see all data). 

SJS Field DayTuesday, May 10th is for grades K-6.  Each classroom teacher assigned their class a specific color shirt to be worn for field day along non uniform shorts, but they must be appropriate length. sweatpants or jeans.

VBF Registration is open!!
ALL Registration forms can be found and filled out on our website,  www.sjsvbf.wix.com/kids Registration ends May 13th.  For more information, contact: Crystal Anderson (402-278-2311), April Gamelin (402-677-9227) or Jen List (402-250-0775) or email sjsvbf@gmail.com

SJS Football/Volleyball Camp For students in grades 4-8th, July 11th – July 14th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Check out flyer for details.

Register Here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/313974 In order to allow teams to begin practice by Aug. 1 of next season we must have registration complete before the end of the year. If your grade level has enough girls to have two teams (An A and a B) we will host tryouts before the end of this school year. Please register by May 6th. If your grade level needs a tryout you will be informed by May 8th. Please register your daughter in the grade they are going into next school year, not their current grade.

PS…. when choosing a uniform size please remember they run small and girls typically like to size up at least 1 size.

If you have any questions please reach out to me,
Sammie Becker

Your Help is Needed!   If you have not completed your volunteer hours there are still areas needing your help!  Music Bingo is looking for Cleanup help.  See link @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_253.   H&S is looking for donations for Teacher Appreciation Week @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_257 and Nest Fest https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/walkathon_003 check out the links to see where your needed.

Technology Resource This is a helpful resource for parents that can help address technology use- https://faithandsafety.org/

KidsCare Job Opportunity St. James/Seton School KidsCare is seeking caregivers for the 2022-2023 school year.  Program Hours of Operation: 7:00-7:40 for Morning Program, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm for After School Program.

Contact Mihyun Nay, 402-651-9253 or  mnay@sjsomaha.org.

Parent Participation Hours Don’t forget to submit your parent participation hours when done to- parentparticipation@sjsomaha.org

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

**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**

We’re excited to once again participate in Joy of Giving Day on May 18, 2022! Joy of Giving is a 24-hour period of giving to benefit the schools, parishes, ministries, and organizations of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Your generous support of St. James/Seton Catholic School has a direct and positive impact on our staff and students. Your gift will help us raise funds to replace the gym floor, purchase new STEM furniture, upgrade our restroom sinks, and order instructional workbooks.

To donate visit: https://omaha.igivecatholictogether.org/…/st-james…. You are also welcome to submit a donation via Venmo – @SJS-Donations. Please identify on Venmo what the donation is for (example: Joy of Giving). You can wait to join in the fun on the 18th or you can also make a gift in advance!

Thanks for sharing this opportunity to support the school with family and friends. Please consider joining in our efforts to make this a fantastic day of Catholic giving in our community!

Knights of Columbus Council will be hosting a fundraiser for Ukraine on Friday, May 20th.  See flyer for detail on how to participate.

St. James Parish Festival is scheduled for Sunday, July 24 and we need volunteers to help make this year’s festival a success.

We have several opportunities including set-up, clean-up and working during festival.  Even the kids can get involved! Students 6th grade and up can earn service hours (scouts, school, confirmation, etc) running the carnival games.    Younger students can help with adult assistance.

To get your name on the list contact Jim/Evetta McKinley (402 672 3284) or jmckinley871@cox.net or Lisa Hayford (402) 203 2473

SJ Catholic Daughters Invite SJS Families to the screening of “Pray, the story of Patrick Peyton.  See flyer for details.

Marian Summer Camps Now is the time to try something new!  We have sessions dedicated to art and creativity, science, music and athletics.
Camps are for girls in grades 4-6 and 7-8.
Sessions are July 11-15 and July 18-22.  Click here to sign up.

Mercy Summer Camps at Mercy High School for girls in 3rd through 8th grades will be offered in June and July of this summer.  We will be offering camps in Athletics, Show Choir, Fine Arts & Creative Writing.  Go to https://www.mercyhigh.org/happenings/ for further information about each camp!

Creighton Prep  Sign Up Now Open for Academic and Athletic Summer Camps at Creighton Prep!  Whether you want to help your child develop an existing skill or explore something entirely new, Creighton Prep Summer Camps offer the perfect opportunity. Designed for boys and girls from kindergarten to ninth grade, camps meet daily. With morning and afternoon sessions, you can select multiple camps to attend. For details about camp topics and times, visit www.CreightonPrep.org/camps

Summer Boys Camp Virtus et Veritas (V2) ministries is hosting a summer boys camp for young men entering 6th to 9th grades. Visit www.v2ministries.org to register and for more information.

Faith. Family. Future.