Weekly “Knights” News
May 10, 2019
Monthly Character Education Theme: “Helpful”
“Take time to be Helpful!”
Due to a scheduling conflict, Field Day for Wednesday, 6/12 has been changed to Thursday, 6/13 for grades 1 to 3. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Transportation/Car Show Tomorrow 5/11 – Looking for volunteers – fun way to collect your service commitment hours – go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084fa9af22a7fc1-transportation
Transportation/Car Show – Tomorrow 5/11 – 9AM to 3PM – Join us for a good time viewing vintage cars and transportation vehicles. Scholastic Book Fair will be set up during this time for the buy one/get one free of equal or lesser value. The newest additions to our event will include an interactive area for specialty vehicles as well as a play area for children. Attendees will be able to experience police cars, emergency vehicles, construction equipment, and many other unique vehicles. The play area will include a bounce house, games, face painting, and other family-friendly activities. Good food and lots friends will also be available! All proceeds will benefit St. Jude the Apostle School.
May Crowning – Monday, 5/13 – Join us as our 2nd grade students who just received their First Holy Communion honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. The crowning will take place at the 8AM Mass. All are welcome.
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. 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!
Reminder/Service Commitment – We Need Your Help – 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 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.
Hello from the PCA, hard to believe we are wrapping up to our last final events. Steve has come through with a stand point for our fundraising, every year our goal is $50,000 currently we are at around $38,000. This number is after totaling our Luck of The Irish Profit, our Chairperson Jody gave it her all and brought in the strongest profit we’ve ever seen from this event! This leaves us with our two upcoming events that we’re all working hard on, The Transportation Fair and Car Show, and our Annual Race for Education. Our Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair will be at the Transportation Fair this year so stock up on some summer reading. There are some really great new changes with this event and it is sure to be a fun day. Remember if you still need to hit your 15 hours of service, please consider volunteering an hour or two at The Transportation Fair, our sign up genius is looking a little light right now and many hands make light work. If you would like to help with Race for Education on May 14th, please reach out to Kasey our chairperson. There are still graduations coming up in June (6/17) as well that could always use a hand setting up with as well. I am including the sign up genius links below, if these don’t work for you please reach out and we’ll get you accounted for!
Transportation Fair – Chair Team – Joe Werger, Bob Laferriere, Amy Magur
Pre K & Kindergarten Graduation – Chair Person – Kayla Belcher
6th Grade Graduation
As always we have our running fundraisers that will continue on into summer! So please continue to keep us in mind!
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 smile.amazon.com every time you shop and .5% of every purchase will go to support the school.
Our last PCA meeting will be May 13, 2019 in the Library at 6:30PM. If you chaired an event this year, please bring any information on your event that you may have worked on as we are going to set up folders for each event for next year to help with planning and passing on any information for the following year. If you can’t attend this meeting please leave this information in the office and we will set that folder up for you.
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!
Disinfecting Wipes – The school has run out of disinfecting wipes due to all the illnesses during this past winter. If anyone would like to donate some disinfecting wipes it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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 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 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.
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(Grades 4-6) & Thursday, 5/13 (Grades 1-3) – Field days
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.