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

Weekly “Knights” News May 3, 2019

Weekly “Knights” News

May 3, 2019

Monthly Character Education Theme:  “Helpful”

“Take time to be Helpful!”

Transportation/Car Show, May 11th – Looking for volunteers – fun way to collect your service commitment hours – go to

Monday, May 6thAnnual 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! There will be silent and live auctions with many wonderful items. Bring your biding talent with you!

Reminder/Service Commitment  – We Need Your HelpEach 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 two more big fundraisers that are in need of help. Our Car Show/Transportation Fair (5/11) could use some extra hands and our Race for Education (5/14) could use some help as well. We also have three graduations (6/17) coming up that would love some help!  Please attend our PCA meetings to learn more. Next meeting is May 13th at 6:30PM.

Race for Education – Tuesday, May 14th our annual Race for Education will take place.

Event Times:

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. Information went home with your children with their codes for the online donation set up. You may also make a donation by sending it to St. Jude the Apostle School, 42 Dana Ave., Wynantskill, NY 12198. We are sending home with each family

(going home with the oldest child) a mailer for your use. If you need more please let us know.

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 one donation to attempt to dunk her in a dunking booth!

 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!

Band Concert – The Band Concert will take place on Friday, May 17th at 1:45PM. All are welcome!

Knights of Columbus Breakfast Burritos Fiesta! – Sunday, May 19thPlease 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 is only ONE SPOT LEFT in our full day 4yr. old class! If we fill up we will start a waiting list.

Student Styles Spring Sale – Student Styles will 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.

May Lunch Menu and Calendar – You can find the current lunch calendars and the May calendar at this link:

 PCA Event Sign Ups:

K Graduation       

6th Grade Graduation

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
  • Price Chopper – Go to and register your Price Chopper Advantage care with school code 15906.
  • Amazon Smile – Go to and choose St. Jude the Apostle School as your charity of choice. Every time you shop at Amazon, use when you shop and .5% of every purchase will go to support the school.

Upcoming Dates:

Sunday, 5/5 – First Holy Communion for 2nd Grade

Monday, 5/6 – Annual Community Awards Dinner

Saturday, 5/11 – Car Show/Transportation Fair

Monday, 5/13 – May Crowning at the 8AM Mass

Monday, 5/13 – PCA Meeting at 6:30PM

Tuesday, 5/14 – Race for Education

Friday, 5/17 – Band Concert at 1:45PM

Sunday, 5/19 – KOC All You Can Eat Breakfast

Thursday, 5/23 – 2nd & 3rd grade trip to the Bronx Zoo

Friday, 5/24 – Closed-No School

Monday, 5/27 – Memorial Day-No School

Monday, 6/3 – PCA Meeting at 6:30PM

Friday, 6/7 – 4th & 5th grade trip to Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty

Tuesday 6/11 & Wednesday 6/12 – Field days for grades 1 to 6

Friday, 6/14 – Last day of school for grades Pre-K, Kindergarten and 6th

Monday, 6/17 – Graduations: Pre-K at 9AM, Kindergarten at 1PM and 6th grade at 7PM

Thursday, 6/20 – Last day of school for grades 1-5, 11AM dismissal

Monday, 6/24 – Pre-K & Kindergarten Summer Program begins

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.


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