September 6th Virtual Backpack

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We are in need of baskets/totes for silent auction items at the SOAR Dinner.

If you have any that are in good shape and you would like to get off your hands,

please drop them off at the school office. Thank you!


SOAR Volunteer Opportunities can be found at

Get online and sign up to help today!!!!


HyVee Cash for Students

HyVee is again sponsoring Cash for Students.  We will be collecting cash register receipts dated 9/1/19-12/31/19.  For every $200 spent HyVee donates $1 to SJS.  Receipts can be dropped off in the school bins at both parishes or sent to school with your students.

Last year we collected $936.18!  Let’s top that this year.


Virtual Backpack

Our weekly virtual backpack is emailed to all families.  But if you know of a family member or friend who doesn’t have students in the school, and would like the virtual backpack emailed to them, feel free to contact the office.  We want as many people as possible to know all the great things going on at SJS.  But the virtual backpack is useless if it is not read.  Please make the reading of the weekly virtual backpack an important part of your weekly routine.  This is a simple way to know of all that is going on at school.



School News

LINK Parents,

The basketball program is open to all 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls who attend St. James / Seton (SJS) School or are Home School students in the St. James/St. Elizabeth Ann parishes.

If your child elects to go out for St. James / Seton Basketball this fall/winter; the registration process including the medical statement and payment of the participation fee will need to be completed online (debit/credit card via PayPal; note, you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online).  Note: register and pay the participation fee by September 25th and you save $30!!!

Evaluations will be held on September 22nd & 29th at Roncalli High School.  For updated information regarding evaluation dates and times for each grade, please go to SJS Athletics (link) web site and click on the basketball link in the top right hand side of the screen.  Evaluation dates and times for each pertinent grade will be listed soon.

We will again have 2 evaluations for each grade (boys and/or girls) as long as we have at least 12-14 players registered.  Please try to have your son attend both evaluations if possible, but this hopefully will give everyone a chance to get to at least one evaluation.

If you have questions, contact TJ Burbridge at 402-689-6922,

We will continue to focus on a “Spotlight Skill” each month based on the Boys Town Life Skills. Many of us take basic social skills for granted because we learned them when we were young and use them every day. Modeling and practicing these skills is important to any child’s future success in school and life.

Learning social skills helps to address behavior and create a healthier school environment. We have chosen a handful of meaningful social skills to teach and reinforce, with a goal to build on those over time. We will talk about the skills in the announcements, in Guidance classes, and they will also be reinforced in the classroom. Working on these skills at home would also help mastering skills over time.

Helping students become stronger academically is a top priority, but we are also committed to helping them grow socially and emotionally. During the month of September we will focus on Greeting Others. Below are the steps provided to practice this skill:

  • Look at the person
  • Use a pleasant voice
  • Say ‘Hi’ or ‘Hello’
It’s Time to Return Your SaveAround Coupon Book Orders!!

St. James Seton Home & School is sponsoring a fundraiser for classroom parties, field trips, playground equipment, and other activities that support our school.  SaveAround is a coupon book that offers hundreds of local and national discounts and offers. Just using 2-3 coupons pays for your $25 investment.  The best part is we earn 50% profit on every book sold!


Campaign Highlights:

  • Campaign Dates: Now – Monday, September 9th
  • Coupon Book Cost = $25 each
  • Coupons are good through December 2020!
  • Keep your sample book – Return the envelope with payment or pay online: com (unique Group # 176205)
  • Generate more orders by using SJS’s dedicated website:
  • Additional orders – Will be fulfilled by the Monday, September 16th
  • Don’t want your sample book – return to the school no later than September 9th
Link Little Women Hospitality Program is a program centered on the virtue of hospitality for girls 5th – 8th grade.  For more information about the program and registration see link.
LINK Students in 5th-8th grades are welcome to join the SJS Life Runners Chapter! There is no running involved. Life Runners at SJS love all people, take action, are student-led, and have fun. See the attached flyer for more information.
Did you know?  Teachers wear jeans on Friday as a way to raise funds for tuition scholarships?  So the Friday jeans are worn for a good cause.


Did you know?  SJS has over 10 after school clubs/groups for students?  These are primarily led by our staff as a way to further academic skills and progress.  Way to go SJS!


Community News

Link If you missed the registration pack meeting for Cub Scouts, there is still time to join.  Pack 380 is open to any boy in kindergarten through 5th grade. You don’t have to attend St. James/Seton school or have been in scouts previous years to join us. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Klein at or (402) 616-2087.  You can also see some the activities we have done at our closed Facebook page Cub Scouts Pack 380 of SJS (
It’s time for our second annual community service challenge!

Last year called the “Awaken Greatness in the Community” Challenge, we’ve switched up the name but rules remain the same.

Students at any Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Omaha can create and submit videos outlining what they would do in our collective community to help others. Submissions will be accepted September 16 through October 14. One ambitious student winner will receive up to $1,000 to bring the idea to life, as well as a $200 Amazon gift card for his/her submission and dedication to serving others.  More information is below and attached.

If you have any questions visit our webpage @:

Join us at Marian High School (7400 Military Ave.) for the annual PAL Volleyball Fan Night Thursday, Sept. 26, when the Crusaders take on Papillion LaVista South! All grade school students will receive free admission if they wear their school volleyball jersey or Marian volleyball camp T-shirt. 4:30 Freshman & Reserve matches 5:30 Junior Varsity match 6:30 Varsity match