Easter Recess – No School Holy Thursday, 3/29 & Good Friday, 3/30. Easter recess 4/2-4/6/18. Classes resume on 4/9.
Have a Blessed Easter. Enjoy spending time with your family.
National Horse Racing & Hall of Fame Museum – Congratulation 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.
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- Thank you everyone for all your support. Congratulations to all the winners! 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 Santandrea
3/13 Kevin Carmody 3/14 Jessica Barbuti 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 DiFore 3/23 Kathleen LeFave
3/24 Jennifer Salerno 3/25 Karen LaFrank 3/26 Danielle Kent
3/27 Marilyn Signorelli 3/28 Harry Conerty 3/29 Paul Santandrea
3/30 Joe Bowman 3/31 Hope Greene
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
3/29 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.
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 – The baskets will be displayed in the front hall one week prior to the Car Show/Family Fun Day. Check them out and make your bids!
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.
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Community 11th Annual Awards Dinner – Our tradition over the past several years is to honor those who give back so generously to our local community. All proceeds go toward supporting the St. Jude the Apostle School Tuition Assistance Program and Education Fund. The Parish and School are proud to announce the honorees for this year’s Community Award Dinner : Steve Giuliano and Michael Cocca, Jr.. Please join us on Monday, May 7th at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Pawing Ave., Troy. Cocktails at 5:30PM, dinner at 7:00PM. Please contact the Parish office, 283-1162 or the school office, 283-0333 if you are interested.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to wish the honorees well as a Patron, please send in $25.00 in an envelope marked Community Award Dinner with your name and a message by Monday, April 23rd.
Attention All Businesses Owners – We are looking for supportive and generous businesses to assist us in offsetting the cost of the superior education provided at St. Jude the Apostle School. Your contribution to the School Tuition Assistance Program and Education Fund will allow needy students to attend our school. Your donation of $1,000.00 (Bronze), $3,000.00 (Silver) or $5,000.00 (Gold) will be advertised in our program.
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!
3/29 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