Open House for Prospective Families-Sunday, January 28th from 1-3PM. Spread the word!
Click the links below for Catholic Schools Week activities & events!
At St. Jude the Apostle: Catholic Schools Week at SJS
And throughout the Diocese: http://www.rcda.org/
Click here for information regarding the Many Gifts, One Nation nationwide fundraising event on January 30th! Many Gifts.pdf
Re-Registration – Re-registration for the 2018-19 school year will be coming home soon. Please submit your registration with a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee.
Facts and Grants – You may apply for grants and aid for the 2018-19 school year by going to https://secure.factstuition.
Homework Help – The following days there will be no homework help:
Monday, 2/19 to Wednesday, 2/21
Crochet with Miss Chapko – Every Tuesday beginning on February 6th and ending May 8th Miss Chapko is offering crochet lessons for grades 3 to 6. A onetime fee of $15.00 per child is needed. Please make checks payable to Diona Chapko. The first 10 students to send in their permission form and payment will be accepted into the class. Permission form and payment is due by Monday, January 29th.
Clam Chowder Sale – Team Pathways is selling New England Clam Chowder and Manhattan Clam Chowder provided by Terry’s Catering. The cost of the chowder is: Pints-$5.00 or Quarts-$9.00. Cut off the order form at the bottom of the news notes; send it in with your payment (make checks payable to St. Jude the Apostle Church) by Wednesday, February 7th. Pick your chowder up on Wednesday, February 14th (Ash Wednesday) between 5 and 7PM in the parking lot behind the church and our teens will deliver the soup right to your car! Heat and enjoy at home with family and friends! For more information contact Paul Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Eucharist Retreat – All children who are making their First Holy Communion will need to attend the First Eucharist Retreat on Saturday, February 10th from 10:30AM to 12:00PM in Dammann Hall (school gym).
Six Cent Redemption- Fourth and Fifth grades have an ongoing fund raiser for their end of the year trip to Boston. Take your returnable bottles and cans to the 6 Cent Redemption Center at 461 Main Ave, Wynantskill, (518) 244-3819. Tell the workers that it is for St. Jude’s Fourth and Fifth Grade Boston trip. The money for all donations will come back to us for our trip. Let your friends and family know too. This will be on-going from now through the end of May. Thanks in advance for your support!
St. Jude School Magnet Sale – Our 6th grade is selling St. Jude the Apostle School magnets for $5.00 each to raise money for their trip to Nature’s classroom. They make great car magnets!
Read for Ronald McDonald House – Starts 1/8 – Information was sent home. Please follow the directions in your packet. Thank you!
Sky Zone Fundraiser – If we sell 100 gift cards our school will receive $500.00! The cost of each ticket is $15.00 for 1 hour jump. Please complete the forms that were sent home and send it in with payment by February 9th. Please make checks payable to St. Jude The Apostle School.
Luck of the Irish – March 1 to March 31 – Get your tickets now! The cost of each ticket is $10.00 which gives you 30 chances to win $100.00. On March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) one lucky winner will receive $1,000.00 and $100.00 will go to the person who sold the $1,000.00 winning ticket. Information went home in book bags. If you need more tickets let the school office know. May the luck of the Irish be with you!! We are still looking for volunteers to sell tickets after the weekend masses. If you need service commitment hours this would be a great opportunity to get some! Thank you Mr. Barr for chairing this event!
Twin Town Little League 2018 Registration Is Now Open – Registration fees are $95 for T-Ball(4-5 yr olds) and Rookie(5-6 yr olds), and $125 for Farm(7-8 yr olds), Minors(9-10 yr olds), Majors(11-12 yr olds) and Intermediate( 11-13 yr olds). Senior League (13-16 yr olds) is $145. There is a discount for families with more than one player and for Majors players that also participate in the Intermediate level. Families can register on-line by visiting our website: www.twintownbaseball.org. If you have any questions, please contact: Andy Murphy (Player Agent) email@example.com or call (585) 733-3555.
St. Jude School Bowling – Bowling will take place on Wednesday, 2/14 instead of Thursday, 2/15.
Snow Days and School Delays – With the anticipation of more snow storms knocking at our door, it is a good time to review the policies we follow at St. Jude the Apostle School. Snow days and delays will be communicated to families using the following methods as soon as a decision is made:
- Announcement on all local radio and television stations along with the websites associated with those stations (WNYT, WRGB, WTEN, The Times Union, FLY 92, B95.5, WGNA, The River, etc)
- A SchoolMessenger email AND text blast will be sent to all families (phone calls WILL NOT be made)
- Postings on social media (Instagram and Facebook)
It is very unlikely that there will be an early dismissal due to weather; however individual school districts may make the decision to close early and send a bus to pick up students. If your local school district (district of residence) decides to have an early dismissal and your child normally rides the bus, they will be dismissed when the bus arrives. We will do our best to communicate this to you using SchoolMessenger, but it is truly the responsibility of the parent/guardian to stay connected through local radio, television and websites. Many websites now have the ability to send notifications for a district of your choosing. If you choose to not have your child not ride the bus home in the event of an early dismissal by your district, you must communicate this to the school office in a timely manner.
Please know that CASE (Community After School Enrichment Program) is always an option for you and your child. Students are welcome to stay here at school until transportation can be provided. The daily drop-in rate for CASE is $16/day.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have regarding snow days, school delays and early dismissals by your local school districts.
Soda Tabs For Ronald McDonald House – Our Unity friends in Pre-K are collecting soda can tabs for Ronald McDonald House from now until the end of the school year. Please send your tabs to the front office and we will make sure our Unity friends receive them.
Lunch Time Recess – Students will be going outside for recess as long as the temperature reads 20 degrees or more and/or the wind chill states that it “feels like” it is more than 20 degrees. Your child should be prepared for outside recess. Please make sure they have coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots. Thank you.
SEFCU School Banking – School Banking will be taking place after morning assembly each Wednesday. If your child does not have an account with SEFCU you will need to open an account for them. Pre-K students are invited to participate in school banking also. St. Jude the Apostle School is affiliated with the SEFCU across form Hudson Valley Community College. Thank you Mrs. Harris for volunteering to be our banker!
*Colonie Center wants to help you earn money for St. Jude the Apostle School! Every time you, your family and your friends shop at Colonie Center, you can help the school earn points. At the end of the school year, Colonie Center will give away $20,000 in cash prizes to the top 10 schools, and we want to be one of them. We are currently in 6th place! It’s easy to help- Bring your original cash register receipts from ANY Colonie Center store, restaurant or movie theater to the mall’s Guest Services (located on the lower level by Five Guys) and St. Jude the Apostle school will receive 1 SCHOOL BUCKS POINT for EVERY dollar spent! You can also submit your receipt to St. Jude’s School (or Church) receipt drop off envelope located in the school (or church) lobby. The school’s volunteer coordinator, Mrs. Hunter will be happy to submit your receipts on a weekly and/or monthly basis. Thank you Mrs. Hunter and Carly Hunter (grade 5) for all you do!
26 2nd Quarter Ends
28 Annual Open House
28-2/3 Catholic Schools Week
1 PCA Meeting 7PM
2 Grades K-6 will be attending Mass at Catholic Central High School
(busing is being provided)
5 2nd Grade will make their First Reconciliation at 12:30PM
5 Niagara Chocolate Sale Begins
12 Special Persona Day (has been postponed to March-more information will be sent home)
16 Lifetouch Spring Pictures
19-23 Winter Recess No School
28 Harlem Wizards VS the A + Team (local teachers) at Catholic Central High School
Save the Date – Presentation of awards for the graduating 6th grade class will be on Monday, June 11th following the 8:00AM mass. Graduation for 6th grade will be on Monday, June 18th.
Clam Chowder Order Form
Manhattan Clam Chowder: _____ Pint(s) at $5.00 each _____Quart(s) at $9.00 each
New England Clam Chowder: ______Pint(s) at $5.00 each _____ Quart(s) at $9.00 each
Total Amount Enclosed ______________________
Make checks payable to St. Jude the Apostle Church.
Orders due by Wednesday, February 7th .
Pick orders up in the parking lot behind the church on Wednesday, February 14th.