8 April Virtual Backpack

Congratulations  To this years SJS Track participants.  The team competed against eight teams at Norris Middle School this past weekend.  The team consists of Chase and Chloe Brammer, Grace Davis, Sequoia Gatluak, Ryan Goldsmith, Evan Heimes, Chris Hillebrandt, Andy Johnson, Nyla Kaldenberg, Brian Koumaka, Nathan Lansdowne, Joe Novero, Ty & Will Teahon, Kyle Tubrick, Caleb Utterback, Cleo Washington, Blake Wragge, Sarah Yiel.  The team placed 1st thru 5th place.  Way to go!!!

Congratulations also to our SJS Engineer Team.  The team competed Thursday in the Society of American Military Engineers contest and placed 3rd in the Junior High division out of 13 teams for their presentation.  There are different levels of distinction in each merit category, Innovation- silver, Research – gold, Sustainability- silver, Teamwork – gold, Technology- silver, Proposal- gold, Presentation- gold.  The team includes Nick Bottger, Nate Feldman, Hannah Jensen, Emma Kreikemeier, Joe Novero, Emma Sherrick and Robbie Sherrick.  We are very proud of you!

MCS Solo/Ensemble Festival 2022!  Was held at the St. Cecilia Institute on Saturday, April 2nd.  Ratings are as follows: I+ (Superior Plus), I (Superior), II (Excellent).  Congratulations to our SJS students that participated!
Michael Cann  Trombone  II
Alex Cann  Trumpet  I+
Cecilia Lamoureux  Flute  II
Marin Rohan  Clarinet  I
Charlie Morrison  Bari Saxophone  I+

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 2023/2024 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.

Omaha’s Choice Awards are open for voting through April 17th.  Log on to vote for SJS!  Adult Education | Education | Second-street | omaha.com (secondstreetapp.com)

Rice Bowls  Return your Rice Bowls by Monday, April 11th.

Confirmation Receptions    April 22nd SJ – April 29th SEA – Receptions are being planned immediately following Confirmation Masses at both St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann. It is our hope that this tradition will continue, with the 6th and 7th grade families planning for the event and then being able to relax and enjoy the evening when their son or daughter is confirmed in 8th grade. 6th and 7th grade families – please sign up to either help serve/set up or for a monetary donation. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544A5A62DABF49-confirmation.

NestFest 2022  Kickoff is Monday!  See link for important NEST FEST 2022 information.  We still need help to make this fundraiser a success.  Be sure to check out iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/walkathon_003 for various ways that you can get involved!

Uniform Reminder As you buy uniforms for next school year or the springtime, please remember all uniform items are to be purchased at a uniform store, or uniform section of a department store. So pants, shirts, and shorts should be uniform pants, shirts, and shorts, not just the correct color. Uniform clothing is cut and styled in such a way that makes it appropriate for our school setting. And uniforms give off a silent message of solidarity and respect, and even minor violations of the policy can be subject to disciplinary action. Thank you for your support. It is always best to check the Dennis Uniform site to see if what you are purchasing actually fits our school uniform

April Home and School Happenings
Home & School  If you would like to be more involved with HSA next year please contact Crystal Anderson stjamessetonhomeandschool@gmail.com as we have some committee spots to fill.

Teacher Appreciation Week  May 2nd – 6th Teachers will receive a Thank You from Home and School, donated by parents, to show our appreciation for them teaching our children. https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_257

Home & School Meeting May 4th at 7:30pm at Villagio’s (Note time and location change).  Please RSVP if you plan to attend this meeting as we need to make sure we have enough space, stjamessetonhomeandschool@gmail.com

Your Help is Needed!   If you have not completed your volunteer hours there are still areas needing your help!  Music Bingo is looking for donations of Bush’s Baked Beans and individual bagged chips.  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.

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

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/

**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**

If you are interested in sending our teacher retirees a message of thanks, we ask that you mail or email your letters, notes, or e-mails to the contact below. Or you are welcome to drop off messages in the school office.
St. James/Seton School
Attn: Tiffany Howard
4720 N 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134

email contact: thoward@sjsomaha.org

All letters are due by May 1st and will be presented to Mrs. Getz and Mrs. Gibilisco on the last day of school. We want to do everything we can to send off Mrs. Getz and Mrs. Gibilisco with all our love. Thanks for your participation and for helping to spread the word!

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
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