Educating and Nurturing Since 1953

Admission of students without regard to race, religion, or color

518 283 0333

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42 Dana Ave

Wynantskill, NY 12198

7:30am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

St Jude School

123 456 789

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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

News Notes February 9, 2018

Re-Registration – Re-registration for the 2018-19 school year has been sent home. 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.com/facts/gaindex. The deadline for Lally grants for the 2018-19 school year is April 16th, 2018. When applying for grants and aid you will need 2016 and 2017 tax return information. There is a $30.00 fee when applying.

Read for Ronald McDonald House – Please send in all donations by Monday, February 12th – Thank you!

Niagara Chocolate Sale – All orders are due by Monday, February 12th.

Special Persons Day – We are postponing this event until sometime in March. More information will come home soon!

Homework Help – There will be homework help on Monday, 2/12 and Tuesday, 2/13-but no homework help on Wednesday, 2/14.

The following days there will be no homework help:

Monday, 2/19 to Wednesday, 2/21

Monday, 3/12

First Eucharist Retreat – All children who are making their First Holy Communion this spring will need to attend the First Eucharist Retreat on Saturday, February 10th from 10:30AM to 12:00PM in Dammann Hall (school gym).

St. Jude School Bowling – Bowling will take place on Wednesday, 2/14 instead of Thursday, 2/15.

The Wizards Are Coming to Town – Come cheer on your favorite teachers and staff-Mrs. Cox, Ms. Larkin, Mrs. Hoffay, Ms. Crandall and Mrs. Enides and other Catholic schools as they go against the famous Harlem Wizards basketball team. The event will take place at Catholic Central High School on February 28th at 6:30PM. Doors open at 5:30PM. For more information and ticket sales go to www.harlemwizards.com. (Ticket sales online only)

North Greenbush 1st Annual Sleigh Riding Day – Saturday, February 10th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. Bring your sleigh to the hills behind Town Hall. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Enjoy a day out with family and friends! (All depends on the weather! Wish for one last snow fall!)

Lifetouch is coming for Spring Pictures – Friday, February 16th. You may wear dress up clothes for this picture. Teachers will have a schedule for the times the students will be going.

6th Grade Volley Ball Game – The annual 6th grade versus the faculty and staff  volley ball game will be held next Friday, February 16th at 1:00PM. All are welcome to come and cheer!

Sky Zone – We are extending the purchase of tickets through March. These would make nice Easter Basket stuffers! If we sell 100 tickets our school will earn $500.00! What an easy way to earn money for our school.

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!

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) andymurphy541@gmail.com or call (585) 733-3555.

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!

February Reminders

12      Niagara Chocolate Sale Ends

12      Special Persona Day (has been postponed to March-more information will be sent home)

16      Lifetouch Spring Pictures

16      Volley ball game-6th grade VS teachers and staff at 1:00PM

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.

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