Stations of the Cross within Holy Adoration – Join us at St. Jude the Apostle Church tonight, February 16th at 7:00PM for this journey through the Stations of the Cross as we spend time contemplating the meaning of the Holy Eucharist in our lives. Presented by Discerners & Aspirants for the Priesthood and Diaconate candidates of the Albany Diocese, We Adore Thee combines the way of the Cross with Eucharistic Mediation. Each station contains a Scripture quotation, mediation, and a prayer to be used within a Holy Hour of Adoration. This is free and all are welcome to attend.
Stations of the Cross-2/23 at 7PM – The Chancel Choir of St. Jude the Apostle Church will present Stations of the Cross with readings and reflections written by Pope Francis accompanied by music from Taize.
Winter Recess – 2/19 to 2/23 – Enjoy time with your family!
Uniform Reminder-Hoodie Swearshirts – Please remember that “hoodie sweatshirts” may not be worn as part of the school uniform. They may be worn to school, removed during school hours and worn home.
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.
Special Persons Day – We are postponing this event until sometime in March. More information will come home soon!
“Fun Dance” – The Town of North Greenbush & the Youth Make A Difference Committee are holding their first annual “Fun Dance” for grades 1-4 on Saturday, March 3rd from 6-8 pmat Town Hall. Please join us for a fun (and free!) night of dancing and games with friends that will be DJ’ed by “Events By Cool Cat”. Pizza and refreshments will be served to cool you down and fill you up after you work an up appetite dancing! So grab your friends, don’t miss the fun and join us on March 3rd to shake your groove thing!
Homework Help – The following days there will be no homework help:
KOC Breakfast – The KOC All you can Eat Breakfast scheduled for this Sunday, 2/18 has been canceled. The next breakfast will take place on Sunday, 3/18.
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)
Luck of the Irish – March 1 to March 31-The First Ticket will be pulled the Thursday we come back from break – 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! Thank you Mr. Barr for chairing this event!
St. Jude Skate Night at Guptill’s – We are so excited to announce our first ever St. Jude Skate Night at Guptill’s Arena to help raise funds for the second and third grade trip! Bring your family and beat the winter blues for a night of skating and dancing on Saturday, March 10th! The doors open at 6:15 and you are free to skate and dance until 10:00 pm; it’s a wonderful way to get out of the house and have fun with our school community during the long month of March! Admission is just $5.00 per person (a savings of $4 per ticket!) and skate rental is available for another $5. Tickets won’t be available at the door for this special St. Jude price so make sure and order yours soon by filling out the order form that will be coming home with your child. Please feel free to to contact Jules Desso with any questions at DessoFamily4@gmail.com… so lace up those skates, grab your dancing shoes and if we are lucky there might be “no-no-no-no dress code” and “two water cannons!!”
Sky Zone – We are extending the purchase of tickets through March 23rd. 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!
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)firstname.lastname@example.org or call (585) 733-3555.
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 –(change of location for drop off of receipts) – 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’sManagement Office, Monday–Friday 9:00AM-4:30PM (located on the first floor at the end of the hall between Sephora & Justice) and St. Jude the Apostle school will receive 1 SCHOOL BUCKS POINT for EVERY dollar spent! There is also a School Bucks Drop Box located at the desk by the escalator between Menchie’s and Five Guys. Please complete form and include receipts in an envelope marked from St. Jude the Apostle School before dropping in the box. When using the drop box your receipts will not be returned. 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!
Extra Bonus School Bucks – From now until the end of the program Colonie Center is offering TRIPLE POINTS for purchases made at Colonie Center’s new stores: Carter’s, H&M and Boxlunch.
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.
Major Announcement from Bishop Edward Scharfenberger
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger has announced that the diocese will be holding a major event this fall: The Hearts Aflame Eucharistic Congress. Hearts Aflame will be held on Saturday, September 22, at the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville. It is for all Catholics to gather in prayer with our bishop, centered on Jesus in the Eucharist. It will be a time of prayer, fellowship, and unity. “This will be a spiritual event, hallowed in part by the very ground on which it is held. My hope is that the Holy Spirit will make this a powerful time of spiritual renewal for our entire diocese!” ~ Bishop Ed