Educating and Nurturing Since 1953

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

518 283 0333

42 Dana Ave

Wynantskill, NY 12198

7:30am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

St Jude School

123 456 789

Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

News Notes April 27, 2018


CarShow            Fun Day Schedule

Exciting News – Tuition raffle coming soon! Watch for tickets to come home in back packs next week.


NYS Math Assessment – Grades 3rd and 5th will be taking the NYS Math Assessment on Tuesday, 5/1 and Wednesday, 5/2. Students should be in attendance both days, eat a good breakfast and be well rested.


25 Years of Service – Congratulations to Mrs. Doris Mattice for 25 years of being a foster grandparent in the CEO program and St. Jude the Apostle School. Mrs. Mattice is currently a foster grandparent in Mrs. Baker’s Pre-K class. She has been a big part of caring for many children at St.  Jude the Apostle and we would like to thank her from the bottom of our hearts.


Running Club for grades 3-6 –There was a typo in regards to the form sent home for the Running Club. Running Club will start Monday, April 30th and end on Monday, May 14th. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.


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 – On Saturday, April 28th during the Car Show/Family Fun Day the winners will be announced.


Car Show/Family Fun Day/Chicken BBQ – This Saturday, April 28thCar Show is from 9AM to 3PM. Family Fun Day is from 11AM to 3PM. Available for a fee is face painting, games, obstacle course bounce house, decorate your own cookie,  a cake walk and games. There will also be a snack bar selling hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, Nachos, soda and water. A silent auction with amazing baskets, raffle items, 50/50 and vendors are also a big part of the day. Chicken BBQ will be available for pick up from 2PM to 5:30PM. See below for more information.


Giuliano’s 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 23rd 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. Pick up your dinner between 2 and 5:30PM. No cooking! Please make checks payable to St. Jude the Apostle School.


Author’s Club – Days added to finish up: Monday, 4/30; Wednesday, 5/2; Monday, 5/7 and Wednesday, 5/9.


Lion’s Eye Bank at Albany 2019 “Through Their Eyes” Calendar – The following student’s art work, under the guidance of Miss Chapko, won 1st place. Their artwork will be displayed in the 2019 “Through Their Eyes” calendar:

Joseph Werger             Kindergarten

Jude Agnew                 Grade 1

Myleigh Ryan              Grade 2

Bailey Walsh               Grade 5

Daniel Barr                  Grade 6

The award ceremony for the winners is on Tuesday, April 24th at 4:00PM at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on the South Concourse. Thank you Miss Chapko for all your guidance!


First Aid Kit Fundraiser – The PCA sent home orders forms last week for Right Response First Aid Kits. Please return your order in no later than April 30th. 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 towards supporting the St. Jude the Apostle School Tuition Assistance Program and Education Fund. The Parish and School are proud to announce the Nominees for this year’s Community Award Dinner are Steve Giuliano and Michael Cocca. 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 them well in the booklet and thank them for all they have done for St. Jude please send $25.00 in an envelope marked Community Award Dinner with your name and a message in by Monday, April 23rd.


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. 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 When applying for grants and aid you will need 2016 and 2017 tax return information. There is a $30.00 fee when applying.


North Greenbush Memorial Day Parade – St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Community will be joining the North Greenbush Memorial Day Parade on May 28th. St. Jude families are invited to join us. Watch for more details coming soon!


2018 Graduations on Monday, June 18th:

Pre-K               9:00AM

Kindergarten    1:00PM

6th Grade          7:00PM


Class Bundl/School Supplys’ 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 April 30th.  Thanks in advance for your support!


Child Travels Safely Event – This event will be held at Gardner-Dickinson School on Thursday, May 24th from 5 to 7PM. Bring your child’s bicycle, scooter, and helmet and ride the safety course. Meet our local law enforcement officers from the NYSP, NGPD, Rensselaer Sheriffs and Albany County Sheriffs drone unit. Learn about distracted walking, safe biking, safe bus riding, and other safety ideas for children.


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 SCHOOL BUCKS:  We are currently in 5th place!  

Until June, every time you, your family or friends shop at Colonie Center St. Jude the Apostle School can be credited with “school bucks”.   Just 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 or School Bucks Drop Box located at the customer service 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 receipts to St. Jude’s School receipt drop off envelope located in the school lobby.  The school’s volunteer coordinator, Mrs. Hunter, will be happy to submit your receipts for you.  Extra Bonus School Bucks can be earned * TRIPLE POINTS * for purchases made at Colonie Center’s new stores: Carter’s, H&M and Boxlunch.  Thanks to everyone for supporting our school with your Colonie Center purchases.



April Reminders


4/28       Car Show/Family Fun Day & Chicken BBQ


May Reminders


5/1-5/3 – NYS Math Testing (Grades 3 & 5)

5/3     – PCA Meeting 7PM

5/5 & 5/6 – First Holy Communion

5/7 – Annual Community Awards Dinner

5/17 – Catholic Central Field Day

5/18 – Faith Formation Day – No School

5/19 – Color Me Smart Run

5/25 – No School Memorial Day Weekend

5/24 – Child Travels Safely Event – At Gardner Dickinson School – 5 to 7PM

5/28 – Memorial Day – No School


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:


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 at 7:00PM.


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



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