Weekly “Knights” News
November 8, 2019
Reminder: No School Monday, 11/11-Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Luncheon Reservations with payment due 11/18
Lifetouch Picture Retake Day, 11/18
Wing War 16 – A BIG THANK YOU to Mr. and Mrs Dalmata, Kara Schneible, all the businesses, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and faculty and staff who made our Wing War a huge success. Without all of you we would not be able to put this big fundraiser together. The following were the winners:
Blind Taste Test Grand Champion: B’Rads Bistro and Catering (Cajun Blue Cheese Wing)
Blind Taste Test Runner Up: Park Pub (Peanut Butter and Jelly Wing)
People’s Choice for Best Wing: Black Bear Inn
Most Original Flavor: Price Chopper/Market 32
Hottest Wing: Brown’s Brewing Co.
The following are all the restaurants that participated. If you stop in any of these places please remember to say thank you. We hope to see you all back next year!
Inferno Pizzeria Slidin’ Dirty Carol’s Place and Eatery
Black Bear Inn Villa Valenti Park Pub
B’Rads Bristo and Catering AJs Pizzeria Rusty Nail Grill and Tavern
Price Chopper/Market 32 Texas Roadhouse Table 41
Alexis Diner Mama Los’s Soul Food Kitchen Atomic Wings
Brown’s Brewing Pig Pit BBQ
St. Jude Catholic Community Craft Fair – Tomorrow, 11/9/19 – 9AM to 3PM – Come visit over 50 vendors, have some food and pictures with Santa. New this year – For ages 4 to 12 – drop off your child/children in Santa’s Workshop between the hours of 10AM and 12PM and shop over 45 vendors in peace. Please email StJudesFestival@outlook.com to sign up. There is no set charge but donations will be accepted and appreciated. Christmas is around the corner!
Thanksgiving Food Drive – Each family was sent home (to the oldest child) a reusable grocery bag with a list of items on it. If you could fill the bag with the items and send it back to school no later than Friday, 11/15 it would be much appreciated. Thank you, and God Bless.
The following is required by The New York State Health Department
- Physical/Immunization Records – Within 14 days of the first day of school or day care – children must receive the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series to attend or remain in school or day care.
- Within 30 days after the first day of school or day care – parents or guardians must show that they have appointments for the next required follow-up doses for their child. Deadlines for follow-up doses depend on the vaccine.
If you have not sent in any of the above please do so as soon as possible.
From the Nurses Desk/Cold and Flu Season – It is that time of year again, Cold and Flu season. Please remember that if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, to please keep them home to rest and limit exposure to other students and staff.
-discharge from the eyes, this may need doctors care if itching and redness accompanies the discharge
-sore throat with white patches or swelling, may also have stomach ache &/or headache
The student may return to school when: their temperature is controlled without medication, no vomiting and/or diarrhea x 24 hours, and their cough is under control. Please seek doctor’s care if symptoms persist.
St. Jude the Apostle School
phone (518) 283-0333
fax (518) 283-0475
St. Jude the Apostle School 2nd Annual Tuition Raffle – Tickets are $20.00 each for a chance to win a $5,000.00 grant which may be applied to tuition at the school of your choice-elementary, high school, or even college! Do you have other areas where you would like to spend $5,000.00? The raffle winner may choose to receive $5,000.00 cash prize in lieu of the grant. All ticket purchases should be sent in weekly so that we can keep track of ticket sales.
St. Jude School is Partnering with Siena College Students and IPH (Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless) for Homeless Awareness Month – Their mission statement, “Homeless, not Hopeless”. We will be collecting boxes of tissue, hand sanitizer and Clorox disinfecting wipes from Tuesday, 10/29 to Wednesday, 11/13. There will be a dress-down day on 11/13 for students who bring in a monetary donation or one of the above items.
Save Around Book – If you have not purchased or turned in the book it will be added to your FACTS account under incidentals.
Thanksgiving Luncheon Reservation for 11/26/19 – The Thanksgiving Luncheon Reservation form was sent home to the oldest child in the family. Only FOUR guests per family can be invited due to the number of students we have in the school. The cost per person (including students) is $7.00. North Colonie Lunch Program will not be serving lunches that day so if your child/children do not wish to order the Thanksgiving meal then you will need to send them with a packed lunch. All reservations with payment need to be returned no later than Monday, 11/18. There will be no exceptions due to the fact that we need to make seating arrangements and order the food. Please make checks payable to St. Jude the Apostle School. A signup sheet to volunteer during and after the luncheon was sent home. If you need volunteer hours for your service commitment this is a good time to sign up!
Catapult Learning Parent Workshop – The Catholic School Office, in partnership with Catapult Learning, will be presenting a one-hour workshop for parents entitled, “Building Responsibility and Resiliency in Children.”
Parents have the option of attending the workshop on November 6th at 6:30 pm at St. Mary’s School in Ballston Spa, or on November 12th at 6:30 pm at All Saints Catholic Academy in Albany. Admission is free and open to all parents and guardians of our students.
Snow Days/Delays – The policies we follow at St. Jude the Apostle School for snow days and delays will be communicated to families using the following methods as soon as a decision is made:
- Announcement on all LOCAL radio and television stations along with the websites associated with those stations (WNYT, WRGB, WTEN, The Times Union, FLY 92, B95.5, WGNA, The River, etc.)
- A “SwiftK12” email AND text blast will be sent to all families (phone calls WILL NOT be made). Forms were sent home for any changes (phone/email)-please return with changes.
- Posting on social media (Facebook, Instagram)
In the event of a 2 hour delay, the school doors will be opened at 9:30am. Students should not be dropped off any earlier than 9:30am and should never be left unattended at the front door. For the safety of our faculty and staff, they are not expected to arrive before 9:30am.
It is unlikely SJS will have an early dismissal due to weather; HOWEVER individual school districts may make the decision to close early and will send a bus to pick up students. If your local school district (district of residence) decides to have an early dismissal and your child normally rides the bus, they will be dismissed when the bus arrives. We will do our best to communicate this to you using SwiftK12, but it is truly the responsibility of the parent/guardian to stay connected through local radio, television and websites. Many websites now have the ability to send notifications for a district of your choosing. If you choose to not have your child ride the bus home in the event of an early dismissal by your district, you must communicate this to the school office in a timely manner.
Please know that CASE (Community After School Enrichment Program) is always an option for you and your child. Students are welcome to stay here at school until transportation can be provided. The daily drop-in rate for CASE is $20.
Knights of Columbus (KOC) – The St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus has teamed up with 6 Center Redemption Center located at 461 Main Street in Wynantskill to accept qualifying bottle and can donations to support local charities and those in need. Simply bring your clean, qualifying empties to 6 Center Redemption in Wynantskill and say they are to support the St Jude Knights of Columbus. They’ll do the rest! That’s it!
The next KOC “All You Can Eat Breakfast” will be held on 11/17/19. Thanks for your support.
Spirit Monkey Key Chains are still available – If you are still interested in purchasing a Spirit Monkey Key Chain for your child/children please send the order form with $5.00 for each key chain in as soon as possible. We will be selling some fun spirit sticks for the key chains during lunch periods on Fridays, for $1.00 each.
November Lunch Menu
Revised Yearly Calendar
Please notice that 5/15 is now a day off.
As always we have our running fundraisers! So please continue to keep us in mind!
School Store – Hannaford Helps Schools – Do you shop at Hannaford? If you do, look for the shelf tags on more than 1,500 participating products to earn money for our school. At check out if you receive any school dollars deposit them in our collection tower in the store. Easy!
Colonie Center School Bucks – We came in 9th place this year. Let’s work on climbing up the ladder for this year. When shopping at Colonie Center for your school items please remember to save your receipts! Christmas is around the corner, so if you are shopping at Colonie Center please remember to turn in your receipts! Send them to school if you need to. Thank you!
Price Chopper – Go to https://www.pricechopper.com/tools-schools and register your Price Chopper Advantage card 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 amazon.com when you shop and .5% of every purchase will go to support the school.
School Store – No one has won the golden ticket worth $100.00 yet! Could it be you! Information about our school store has gone home. If you did not get one just let us know. Your children will be eligible for prizes if you participate!
11/11 Veteran’s Day No School
11/18 Lifetouch Picture Retake Day
11/21 Parent/Teacher Conferences No School
11/25 Scholastic Book Fair
11/26 Thanksgiving Luncheon & Scholastic Book Fair
11/27-29 Thanksgiving Recess