Weekly “Knights” News
April 17, 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
Holy Thursday, 4/18-No School/No CASE & Good Friday, 4/19-No School/No CASE
4/22 through 4/26 – Easter Recess No School/No CASE
We would like to wish everyone a very Blessed Easter! Spend time with family and friends and enjoy the time off! See you all back on Monday, April 29th.
Monday, May 6th – Annual Community Service Award Dinner for St. Jude Catholic Community-at the Franklin Terrace in Troy – cocktails at 5:30PM, dinner at 6:15PM. We will be honoring Mr. & Mrs. Cronin, Frank Giuliano and our very own Miss Carol Larkin! If you made your reservation we will see you there!
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 & 5), 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!
Knights of Columbus Breakfast Burritos Fiesta! – Sunday, May 19th – Please join the KOC for their “Breakfast Burrito Fiesta” from 8AM to 11AM in Dammann Hall at St. Jude the Apostle School. In addition to the regular menu, wrap your eggs and bacon in a warm tortilla with sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese and more at our breakfast burrito bar! Adults, $8; children under 12, $4 and Children 5 and under are FREE!
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!
Front of School – No Parking – PLEASE – 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.
Band Concert – The Band Concert will take place on Friday, 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.
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
Monday, 5/13 – PCA Meeting at 6:30PM
Tuesday, 5/14 – Race for Education
Friday, 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 May 13th 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.