Weekly “Knights” News
April 12, 2019
Monthly Character Education Theme: “Friendly”
“Take time to be Friendly!”
Transportation/Car Show – Looking for volunteers – fun way to collect your service commitment hours – go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084fa9af22a7fc1-transportation
Karen Page – is our first winner of $100.00 for the Luck of the Irish. The phone number on the ticket is not the right number. We do not have an address. If anyone knows Karen Page could they please let her know she needs to contact the school at 518-283-0333 so we can make sure she receives her winnings? Thank you.
Knights of Columbus Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Sunday, April 14th (Palm Sunday) – Please join the KOC and the Easter Bunny for breakfast from 8AM to 11AM in Dammann Hall at St. Jude the Apostle School. Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny! At 10:15AM there will be an Easter egg hunt for children under the age of 8. Don’t forget to bring a bag or basket to collect the eggs! Adults, $8; children under 12, $4 and
Children 5 and under are FREE!
2020 “Through Their Eyes” Calendar Winners – The following students came in 1st place:
Suki CoCo Lin, grade 6 (January) Siena Duhham, grade 4 (May)
Amelia Hein, grade 5 (February) Nicholas Desso, grade 3 (October)
Stella Magur, Kindergarten (April)
There will be an awards ceremony Thursday, May 9 at 4:00PM at the Empire State Plaza, South Concourse. Please join us that evening for light refreshments 4:00-5:00PM. The children’s art work will be on display at the Empire State Plaza May 6-10.
Congratulations to all and a big THANK YOU to Miss Chapko for making this happen!
Baby Shower Collection – the spring service collection, headed up by our Ambassadors, are collecting diapers (size 3, 4 & %), baby wipes, pacifiers, baby blankets, summer outfits (sizes 0-3 months & 3-6 months), baby shampoo and baby wash. Donations may be dropped off in the receptacle in the front entry of school from April 29th to May 10th. All donations will be donated to Community Maternity Services in Albany, an agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany. Thank you in advance for your donations. We are hopeful to make some new mother’s happy on their first Mother’s day!
Race for Education – Tuesday, May 14th our annual Race for Education will take place.
Pre-K Friends: 8:45-9:15AM 4th – 6th Grade: 9:30-10:15AM
K-3rd Grade: 10:30-11:15AM PM Pre-K Friends: 1:15-1:45PM
This year we will be using online donations and social media as our primary means of collecting donations. More information will be coming home soon .You may also make a donation by sending it to St. Jude the Apostle School, 42 Dana Ave., Wynantskill, NY 12198.
Our goal this year is $13,000.00. If our goal is met, our principal, Danielle Cox, has agreed to allow every student who submits at least on donation to attempt to dunk her in a dunking booth!
Financial Aid and Beacon of Hope – ALL Financial Aid applications through FACTS Must be received by APRIL 15th to be considered for financial aid for the 2019-20 school year.
Lally- to be considered for Lally you must have a Financial Aid application filed through FACTS by APRIL 15th.
The online applications need to be complete to be considered for Lally and Financial Aid. When applying through FACTS have your most recent tax information handy.
Registration for the 2019-20 School Year – Registration packets were sent home for the 2019-20 school year. Please register as soon as possible. A $100.00 non-refundable registration fee per family will be needed to hold your child/children’s spot. Pre-K and Kindergarten are starting to fill up! We are now dating the registrations as they come in to keep track of the number of children aloud in each classroom. There are only 2 spots left in our full day 4yr. old class! If we fill up we will start a waiting list.
Winners of the Saratoga National Racing Hall of Fame Museum Horse Contest – Congratulations to Myleigh Ryan, grade 3 came in 1st place and Cooper Giles, grade 6 came in 3rd place. Thank you Miss Chapko for making this possible!
Girls Who Code-Troy Public Library – Future geniuses wanted! Create your own: Apps, video games, web pages and more! Girls in grades 3 to 8 are invited to join the Troy Public Library on Saturdays, now to May 11th at 11AM. Classes taught by Amy Flaherty and Chris Spahn from Tech Valley Game Space. Beginners are welcome!
Front of School-No Parking – PLEAS E – There are still vehicles parking in front of school and along the sidewalk for drop off and pick up. There is no parking in front of school during school hours because this space needs to be left open for emergency vehicles and school buses. Please park in the school parking lot during school hours. You could possibly get a ticket for parking in front of the school during school hours. Thank you.
Student Styles Mid Winter Recess Sale – Student Styles is celebrating their 15th anniversary with 15% off all in stock merchandise (web orders excluded). They will also be having a “Spring Sale” from June 1 to June 15th with 10% off all uniforms, items, in stock, store orders, and web orders. They are located at 15 Cobbee Rd., Latham and can be reached at 518-220-9244.
Save the Date – Monday, May 6th – Annual Community Service Award Dinner for St. Jude Catholic Community-at the Franklin Terrace in Troy at 5:30PM. Please help us honor Mr. & Mrs. Cronin, Frank Giuliano and our very own Miss Carol Larkin! The invitations were sent home. Please RSVP no later than Monday, 4/15.
Band Concert – The Band Concert will take place on Wednesday, May 17th at 1:45PM.
PCA Event Sign Ups:
6th Grade Graduation https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084fa9af22a7fc1-6thgrade
PCA Easy Fundraisers
Next PCA Meeting – May 13th at 6:30pm in the Library-All are welcome to join us
- Box Tops – Keep them coming!
- Colonie Center School Bucks – Submit your receipts from Colonie Center to the Guest Services. Every dollar spent equal’s one school buck for St. Jude School!
- School Store – On going fundraiser-register your child at SchoolStore.net.
- Price Chopper – Go to https://www.pricechopper.com/tools-schools and register your Price Chopper Advantage care with school code 15906.
- Amazon Smile – Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and choose St. Jude the Apostle School as your charity of choice. Every time you shop at Amazon, use https://smile.amazon.com/ when you shop and .5% of every purchase will go to support the school.
Sunday, 4/14 KOC All You Can Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Thursday, 4/18 (Holy Thursday) & 4/19 (Good Friday) No School/No CASE
Monday, 4/22 thru 4/26 Easter Recess No School/No CASE
Sunday, 5/5 First Holy Communion for 2nd Grade
Saturday, 5/11 – Car Show/Transportation Fair
Tuesday, 5/14 – Race for Education
Wednesday, 5/17 – Band Concert at 1:45PM.
Reminder – Each family in grades K to 6 have to complete their 15 hour service commitment before the end of the school year or an additional $1,000.00 will be charged for each child attending our school. There are a few more fundraisers that are need of help. Please attend our PCA meetings to learn more. Next meeting is April 1st at 6:30PM.
Kindergarten Orientation – Any child entering Kindergarten that is registered with St. Jude the Apostle School for the 2019-20 school year may join us on June 19th for our Kindergarten Orientation.