October 10th Virtual Backpack

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We are looking for gift cards for the Eagle’s Nest at SOAR this year. Any denomination of gift card is appreciated.  There is still time to donate auction items as well. Thanks to all those who have already contributed in some way! If you have any questions feel free to contact the office and ask for Mrs. Howard. Get your SOAR event tickets or make a donation at: bidpal.net/soar2019. Please spread the word to family and friends. You can participate whether or not you attend!


Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities.  Just to name a few:  SOAR, Cafeteria helpers, Scholastic Book Fair, many classroom opportunities, Home and School.  To see what best fits your schedule go to:https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#1

Once you have completed your hours you can send an email to




School News

Picture retake day, Wednesday, October 16th.  Students wanting to have a retake may dress up.  Return complete picture package.  Students that have not taken a picture may pick up an order form in the office.
The 2019-2020 School Directory can be found on Sycamore home page under documents.
You are invited to join the SJS Life Runners chapter!

We are starting a chapter of Life Runners at SJS. Life Runners is a pro-life group for 5th-8th graders. There is no running involved! Life Runners at SJS love all people, take action to help others, have fun, and are student-led.

We meet and wear our shirts to school (with uniform bottoms) every first Wednesday of the month starting October 2nd at 7:10 a.m. To sign up, please go to the website liferunners.org and follow these instructions. Then, check off and sign the bottom portion of this page and return it, along with payment for the shirt to school. We will place another order for shirts for students to wear in November.   2019_SJS_Life_Runners.pdf


This fall don’t forget when you are doing Halloween, fall and other party planning, TAGG has partnerships with many great businesses who give back to our school. These purchases really add up, so don’t forget to TAGG!


Costumes, Decor & Party Goods: Mangelsen’s


Party Rentals: Premier Party Rentals, Sign Dreamers, Allen the Balloon Man, Fun Services & Jumpers 4 U


Treats: The Cake Gallery, Carson’s Cookie Fix, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Eileen’s Cookies (74 & Pacific and Brandeis locations only), Vic’s Corn Popper, Sunrize Donuts (180th & Q only), Popperista, The Cordial Cherry & select Dunkin’ locations (check the app for the one nearest you).

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HyVee Don’t forget to save those HyVee receipts dated 9/1/19 thru 12/31/19.  SJS receives $1 for every $250 spent!  Receipts can be dropped in buckets at both parishes or send with your students to school office.
Dine Out for SJS is Wednesday, October 16th @ Villagio Pizzeria, all day long!  Don’t forget to TAGG your purchase!


Community News

Parent Coffee –  Oct. 15, 8 – 8:45 a.m. at Scooter’s Coffee – 102 & Maple

Marian President Mary Higgins invites St. James/Seton parents to join her for coffee. Learn more about Marian: academics, clubs, activities, athletics, fine arts, service and more. Come enjoy a free cup of coffee and good conversation!

LINK Marian upcoming events:  Junior High Information Night and Fall Musical Presentation of White Christmas.  See attachment for information.