October 23rd Virtual Backpack

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Halloween Treats

Home and School will be providing Rice Krispie Treats to students for Halloween this year.  There will also be a Gluten-Free Rice Krispie option.  If you want your child to abstain from this snack, please let their teacher know before Halloween.


Halloween Parade for PS-3 will be held on Halloween at approximately 2:45.  The parade will begin in school and make its way for parents around the courtyard between school and church.  All are welcome.


Halloween out of uniform day.  Students may wear Halloween themed shirts or orange/black shirts with jeans, sweatpants/windpants or uniform shorts.  The only shorts allowed are uniform shorts.  Just a reminder this is the last day students may wear uniform shorts. We ask that costumes and/or Halloween themed shirts are not bloody or violent.  We don’t want to scare our youngest students.



We are in GREAT need of gift card donations for our Eagle Nest.

Gift cards can be of any denomination!


Box Top

Monday, October 28th is box top collection date.

Please turn in so we can get them turned in.

We will keep you notified of the next turn in date.


Inclement Weather Notification Update

The area public school districts are planning on making a “late start” option this winter for severe weather conditions.  The Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools will also make “late start” a possibility if the conditions are right.  This option will be in addition to the full day cancellation of school for weather.  A full cancellation can be called after a late start has been announced.  Lunch will still be served at a later time in the day on a late start.  It’s always best to check the local media outlets for school cancellations or late start information, and look for Omaha Catholic Schools.  Parents should always do what they feel is in the best interest of their students when it comes to winter weather travel.

In the event of a late start morning KidsCare will not be available.


School News

LINK We are thrilled to announce that Hy-Vee, is now on TAGG! More specifically, all 17 stores in Omaha, Council Bluffs, Fremont and Plattsmouth.  You scan a picture of your whole receipt on the free Together A Greater Good mobile app. Exclusions include gift cards, postage, pharmacy, money orders, prepaid debit cards, lottery and money transfers.


Here are 4 ways to TAGG on things you are probably already buying!

Holiday party planning:  Magelsens, Ice cream, cookies, popcorn, cupcakes, cakes and candy – you can find businesses for every snack and dessert on TAGG!

Rentals/Entertainment:  Mr. Picnic fun services, sign dreamers, Premier party rentals, Jumpers 4 U, or Allen the balloon man.

Catering:  there are 40 great businesses for catering….Italian, Chinese, Subs, Mexican, Desserts, Coffee, Pizza, Bar Food.

Promotional Items:  Soul and Swag, Rixstine Recognition or Relentless Merch.  They will hooks you up with branded products.


Our Quarter 1 profit is $163.56.  That total is with just 16 families participating.  Can you imagine our profit if all our families joined TAGG?


If you have not signed up for TAGG now is the time!


See link for details.

LINK Are you a crafter? Or just like to shop for crafts?  Well do we have a boutique for you!  See attached flyer.
Congratulations to Patrick Clark, Jaeda Lawson Betum and Braden Mackey for joining Student Council.  We appreciate your service to SJS.
LINK SJS Student Senate is hosting the 2nd annual Pumpkin Carving Contest.  There are 4 winning categories.  Pumpkins should be brought to school on October 31st.  For all the details see flyer.
LINK If the end of the fall sports season means you have completed your parent participation hours, please send an email with a short outline of those hours to- parentparticipation@sjsomaha.org.

If you are looking for opportunities to volunteer, the SOAR Dinner will present several options for you.  If you are still looking for ways to fulfill your volunteer hours check out iVolunteer.

Sienna Francis House is in need of coffee cups.  If you have spare you can drop off to 1702 Nicholas St, or you can bring to school and our staff/students that go serve can take with them.
Mrs. Teel, our Art Teacher is looking for yarn donations.  Any color is needed.  If you have yarn just sitting around we would love to have it!
Congratulations to these alum recipient of Duchesne’s Honor Roll:

Highest Honor ~ Maeva-Joan Atayi, Nicole Cann, Grace Crenshaw, Riley Fritz, Elizabeth Glenn, Jessica Kozol, Anne Maxwell, Madison Smith, Anna Wolff.

High Honor ~ Cora Jensen, Danielle Neppel, Jayna Petty, Elizabeth Stratman, Regan Wolff.

SJS is proud of you!


Community News

Storm Chasers is having a Baseballoween from 5-8 on Friday, October 25th.  Wear your costume and Trick or Treat around the concourse and then there is a movie.