Candy Bingo – Join us for a fun night tonight Friday, March 23rd at 6:30PM in Dammann Hall (school gym). Bring a candy bar to play bingo. When a member of your family wins, your whole family wins! 100 cards are available, please RSVP at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084fa9af22a7fc1-family1
Knights of Columbus All You Can Eat Breakfast With the Easter Bunny – Please join us at Dammann Hall (school gym) this Sunday, March 25th from 8 to 11AM for the KOC “All You Can Eat Breakfast”. Adults $8.00, children 6 to 11- $4.00, and children 5 and under FREE! At 10:15AM there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 8 years old and younger. Bring your appetite!
National Horse Racing & Hall of Fame Museum – Congratulations to the following students who received honorable mention for the horse contest: Morgan Heffner, 3rd grade and Margaret McDade, 6th grade. Thank you Miss Chapko for all your guidance and to all of the students who participated.
Lenten Rice Bowls – Please have your Rice Bowls back to school no later than Wednesday, 3/28. If you need another Rice Bowl please let us know.
Niagara Chocolate – If you ordered Niagara Chocolate it is in! You may pick it up in the front hall of school or if you would like your child to bring it home let us know.
Hoffman’s Car Wash – Do not forget to send in the Hoffman’s Car Wash order form for your coupons! Clean your car and help support 2nd and 3rd grade raise funds for their end of the year field trip. Taking orders until Wednesday, March 28th!
Spirit Wear – Delivery is expected the week of April 10th. Our Spirit Wear coordinator is Kristen Burns – firstname.lastname@example.org
Luck of the Irish – March 1 to March 31- 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 Myers 3/5 Ed Holiday 3/6 Theresa Magur
3/7 Kim Goyette 3/8 Ed Miller 3/9 Colleen O’Brien
3/10 Daniel LeFave 3/11 Bill Brainerd 3/12 Kim Santandera
3/13 Kevin Carmody 3/14 Jessica Barbutt 3/15 Jackson Butler
3/16 Mary Jacobs 3/17 Bill Beaudon-$1,000 winner-Daniel Barr-$100.00
3/18 Denice Shevy 3/19 Wendy Harbour 3/20 Michael Whaley
3/21 Alex Kendrick 3/22 Sue DiFiore 3/21 Kathleen LeFave
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
3/23 Teen Pathways Living Stations
3/29 Holy Thursday-7:00PM with adoration until 12:00PM
3/30 Good Friday – 3:00PM
3/31 Holy Saturday; Easter Vigil 9:00AM morning prayer; 8:00PM Easter Vigil Mass
4/1 Easter Morning Mass 9:00 & 11:00AM
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.
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
Classroom Baskets – Classroom baskets are needed for our annual “Family Fun Day” on April 28th. The baskets are displayed in the front hall one week prior to the event. We are asking each student to please donate $5.00 toward making the basket. If you have not done so please send in $5.00 to your child’s teacher no later than Wednesday, March 28th. This will give the room parent enough time to put the classroom basket together. If you have any questions please contact Lisa Hein at email@example.com. Thank you for your support!
Giuliano’s Chicken BBQ – It is time to order your dinner for our annual Chicken BBQ! $12.00 per dinner, dinner includes: ½ chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw and brownie. Take out only! Pre-ordering on or before April 20th is recommended (firm). A limited number of dinners will be available at the door. This is the same day as the Car Show and Family Fun Day. Spend the day enjoying the cars and fun then take home your dinner. No cooking! Please make checks payable to St. Jude the Apostle School.
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.
Spring Concert – St. Jude School Spring Concert will take place on Thursday, 4/26 for grades K-6 at 7PM.
Class Bundle/School Supplies for the 2018-19 School Year – We are in the process of setting up a new system for school supplies. 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!
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.
*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.
Thank you Mr. Ascioti and Mrs. Desso for taking our Chorus to perform at Colonie Center on Wednesday, 3/21. We will earn an extra 10,000 points!
3/23 Candy Bingo @ 6:30PM
3/24 Beacon of Hope Ball
3/25 All You Can Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
3/29 Holy Thursday-No School
3/30 Good Friday-No School
4/2-6 Easter Recess-No School
4/11-13 NYS ELA Testing (Gr. 3 & 5)
4/12 PCA Meeting 7PM
4/20 3rd Quarter Ends
4/26 Spring Concert for Grades K-6
4/28 Car Show/Family Fun Day & Chicken BBQ
Quest for God Catholic Retreat at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, NY on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. Open to anyone in the scouting movement or parish Youth Ministry Programs. There is an option to camp out Friday & Saturday Nights. Registration begins at 9AM and concludes with Mass/Awards presentation with Bishop Scharfenberger at 7PM. Cost is $10.00 per person which includes dinner and patches. Please bring a bagged lunch. For more information and to register go to: www.rcda.org/Offices/Scouting.
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