9 September Virtual Backpack

We need your support to make this year’s SOAR development fundraiser a smashing success! We are in need of donations at this time. Many awesome auction items and gift cards have been donated thus far, but we still have a ways to go! If you need ideas on an auction item to contribute, please check out our Auction Wish List! The most popular part of our SOAR dinner is the silent auction, but two other portions have a major impact on the night. They are Eagle’s Nest and the Wine & Spirits Pull. After reading about them below, we hope that you can help us out!

Eagle’s Nest
We are seeking gift cards for the Eagle’s Nest for our SOAR development event! The Eagle’s Nest is a wall of envelopes where participants will have a chance to match or exceed your $20 donation by choosing from one of the many “eggs” in the “nest” that contain various gift cards. The Eagle’s Nest includes gift cards to a variety of popular places around Omaha. We are hoping that the next time you are out to eat or shopping, you consider purchasing a gift card for any denomination and then donate it to SOAR. There will only be so many “eggs” available at the event, so you will need to act quickly.

Wine & Spirits Pull
Your donation of one or more bottles of wine or liquor that is valued between $20-$100, helps to stock our Wine & Spirits Pull at SOAR. Each bottle will be wrapped and displayed prominently at the event. Attendees purchase chances to take home a bottle.

If you would like to contribute to SOAR in some way or have any questions, please contact the school office or e-mail thoward@sjsomaha.org. You can also forward any donations to the office marked “SOAR.” The deadline for donations is November 1st. Thanks for all the support!

Calling all parents! Please complete this short online form:
https://www.sjshsa.org/2022-2023_intake.html Data will be used for the all school directory.

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Calling all parents! Please complete this short online form. Data will be used for the all school directory.

Can you lend a hand? Sign up on iVolunteer. Immediate needs – Fall Boutique Vendor Coordinator, Holiday Painting Party Coordinators and Classroom Representatives

Parents of SJS, mark your calendars for the September Home and School Association Meeting next Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm in the St. Elizabeth Ann Parish Classroom. All SJS parents are invited and welcome to join. This is a great way to meet other SJS parents, find ways to use your talents and gifts to help the school, and learn about all the ways the Home and School Association provides for the faculty, staff, and kids of St. James Seton/School. For those unable to attend in person, we will also offer a Zoom option. Please visit the Home and School Association website for the Zoom link and the agenda https://www.sjshsa.org/

New Student Signs– Starting fall yard clean up and don’t want your new student sign? Just drop it by the school office and Home and School will recycle it for you.

If you child is classroom sweeper after school it is best to have them meet you in front, not the side, when their job is done. This is a safer place to meet as opposed to Tomahawk Blvd. Please make the appropriate change to your pick up routine.

Spirit wear was sent home today. Some were partial orders due to inventory, so they should arrive next week. Please check your receipt that should come home with your order.

SJS Athletics News
Basketball registration is now open for 3rd-8th grade boys and girls.  Please register here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/336990.  Registration will be open from Sept. 1-Sept. 30. Late registration will be Oct. 1- Oct. 5, with a hard close on Oct. 5. No registrations will be allowed after Oct. 5 due to try-outs and new uniform ordering. Please reach out to Sammie Becker with any questions at sjsad17@gmail.com

SJS Athletic apparel store is also ready for orders. The site will be open for orders until August 28th. Orders will be filled within 2-3 weeks of the shut down date. To visit the athletics spirit store visit: https://sjsfall22.itemorder.com/shop/category/117150/?fbclid=IwAR3b-9T4QF7o_1ZMyRQXuYaj2nts8hiW9JELlc6pGNqUNjuruEMWZu4l6gI

Little Women Hospitality Program  is for girls in grades 6-8.  Girls meet in St. James Parish Center from 3:15-4:30 on the 4th Monday of the month from September – May.  See flyer for more details and to get registered.

Little Flowers The St. James Little Flowers Girls Club is a fun catechetical program based on spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux for girls ages 5 and up.  Little Flowers Club meets after school in the St. James Parish Center from 3:15-4:30 on 4 Mondays of Sept. – May.  For more detail see flyer and to get registered see registration form.

School Pictures will be Tuesday, September 20th.  This is a dress up day for students.  Students must wear school appropriate attire, no jeans.  Dresses/skirts must be of appropriate length.

iVolunteer  See iVolunteer for the latest additions.  @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#1

St. James/Seton School KidsCare is seeking after school caregivers who is available to work from 3 to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday when school is in session.

Troop 380 is hosting a recruiting event -a camp out to give boys the opportunity to see what scouts do. Boy Scout troop 380 would like to invite boys and their parent(s) grades 5-8 interested in Scouts to camp with us September 24-25 at Louisville Lakes.
-Come learn Scout skills
-Have lunch
-Play Scout games
-Learn Dutch ovencooking – have supper and a campfire
You are welcome to stay overnight in our camp – bring sleeping bag. We head home Sunday morning after a light breakfast to be home for Sunday Mass.

Call Jim McKinley to reserve your place or to have questions answered
402-672-3284. Troop 380 is a boy troop but we would be happy to answer questions about girls in scouts and help you find a girl troop.

Duchesne Upcoming Events
Heart for Art for 8th Grade Girls
Saturday, October 1, 2022
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Harvest Party for 8th Grade Girls
Friday, October 28, 2022
7:30-10:00 pm

Open House for 5th-8th Grade Girls
Sunday, November 6, 2022
10:30 am-1:00 pm
This is a true open house.  No registration required!

Event Registration link below!

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