Weekly “Knights” News
November 22, 2019
Please make sure your child/children have proper clothing for outside. (Coats, Hats, Gloves)
Scholastic Book Fair – Monday, 11/25 all grades will be attending. Tuesday, 11/26 open for the public.
SJS Ornament Painting Night- Sunday, 12/1 at 4:30PM. Forms went home and are due back on Monday, 11/25 with payment.
Thanksgiving Luncheon – Tuesday, 11/26 – Reservations are now closed – Seating times are: A through I will eat from 11AM to 12PM and J through Z will eat from 12PM to 1PM. Please keep in mind that we will need to replenish and clean up after the 11AM seating so please be patient.
Thanksgiving Recess – 11/27, 28 & 29 – Happy Thanksgiving!
The Giving Tree – Our Giving Tree is now up in our front lobby and in St. Jude the Apostle Church. We have many families in need. In the spirit of Christmas if you would please take at least one tag off of the tree it would be much appreciated. Purchase the gift, wrap it with loving care, tape the tag on the gift and place the gift under one of the trees by 12/13/19. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
St. Jude Christmas Tree Ornament – Add a little St. Jude to your Christmas Tree this year! The ornament is a 3” X 3” green, metallic star and has the message “Merry Christmas St. Jude the Apostle School”. We are also offering personalization of the ornament free of charge. Each ornament is only $5.00! More information was sent home this past week. If you are interested please fill out the form and return it with payment by Friday, 12/13.
Breakfast with Santa – Sunday, 12/15 – 8AM to 11AM – Join us for an all you can eat breakfast and visit with Santa! Adults $8, children 12 years & under $4 and children under 5years old are FREE! Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, pastries, coffee, hot cocoa, milk and juice. There will also be a few crafts and activities for the kids. 100% of the proceeds will benefit our school.
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.
- productive cough
- 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. Thank you!
– Brenda Vermilya, School Nurse, email@example.com
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.
Save Around Book – If you have not purchased or turned in the SAVE AROUND BOOK it has been added to your FACTS account under incidentals in the amount of $25.00. Please make payment by Wednesday, 11/27/19.
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.
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!
11/25 Scholastic Book Fair
11/25 Ornament Painting Forms due back with payment
11/26 Thanksgiving Luncheon & Scholastic Book Fair
11/27-29 Thanksgiving Recess