Luck of the Irish – March 1 to March 31- 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. 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!
Luck of the Irish Winners: Luck of the Irish winners will be posted on our website under “News”. Click calendar to see each day’s lucky winner.
3/1 Nancy Scarchilli
3/2 Tony Bowman
3/3 Patty Meyer
3/4 Kim Meyers
3/5 Ed Holiday
Paolo Lombardi’s 4th and 5th Grade Fundraiser – Please support 4th and 5th grades June trip to Boston by ordering dinner from Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante on Wednesday, March 7th. Seating begins at 4:30PM. Eat in or take out. A flyer with dinner choices was sent home.
Stations of the Cross – The children will be attending Stations of the Cross on the following Fridays at 1:45PM: 3/9, 3/16 & 3/23. All are welcome to attend.
Holy Week Schedule – Every Friday during Lent Stations of the Cross will take place at St. Jude the Apostle Church at 7:00PM except for Good Friday will begin at 3:00PM.
3/8 Mystery Players
3/16 Nurses Way of the Cross
3/23 Teen Pathways Living Stations
3/29 Holy Thursday-7:00PM with adoration until 12:00PM
3/30 Good Friday – 3:00PM
4/1 Holy Saturday; Easter Vigil 9:00AM morning prayer; 8:00PM Easter Vigil Mass
4/2 Easter Morning Mass 9:00 & 11:00AM
Pre-K , Kindergarten and Summer Enrichment Information & Registration Night – Please join us on Thursday, March 15th from 4:30-6:00PM to learn more about our Pre-K and Kindergarten Programs, in addition to our NEW Summer Enrichment program. Registration forms will be available.
Help Needed – If you are in need of some service commitment hours the following events are in need of some extra hands. These are the last events for the year. A total of 15 hours is required for families in grades K-6 or $1,000.00 will be added to your 2017-18 May tuition. Please follow the link to sign up.
Crossgates Mall Coin Drop – March 17th and 18th
Candy Bingo – March 23rd
Car Show, Family Fun Day and Chicken BBQ – April 27th and 28th
Color Fun Run – May 18th and 19th
Pre K and K Graduations – June 18th
6th Grade Graduation – June 18th
Uniform Reminder-Hoodie Sweatshirts – 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. Pre-K classes are filling quickly. If you are interested in Pre-K please register early.
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.
Special Persons Day – We are postponing this event until sometime in March. More information will come home soon!
Homework Help – The following days there will be no homework help:
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.
Candy Bingo – Join us for a fun night out on Friday, March 23rd at 6:30PM in Dammann Hall (school gym). More information will be coming home soon!
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) email@example.com 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.
SEFCU School Banking – School Banking will be taking place after morning assembly each Wednesday. On Wednesday, March 14th the SEFCU Mobile Bank will be visiting our bankers. 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’s Management 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.
3/7 Lombardi’s Fundraiser to support our 4th & 5th grade end of the year field trip
3/10 Family Skate Night at Guptils
3/12 Professional Development Day-No School
3/14 SEFCU Mobile Bank will be visiting our bankers
3/15 Pre-K/Kindergarten and Summer Enrichment Information & Registration Night 4:30-6:00PM
3/17 & 3/18 Coin Drop at Crossgates Mall
3/18 KOC All You Can Eat Breakfast
3/23 Candy Bingo @ 6:30PM
3/24 Beacon of Hope Ball
3/29 Holy Thursday-No School
3/30 Good Friday-No 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