Weekly “Knights” News
January 31, 2020
No Parking In Front of School – There is no parking in front of school. This lane is used for buses and emergency vehicles only. Please use the parking lot when picking up or dropping off your child/children. All children need to be walked into or out of the building by an adult.
Next Friday, 2/7, Lifetouch will be here for Spring Pictures – If you choose to have your child/children photographed on this day they may wear dress up clothes instead of their uniform.
LUCK OF THE IRISH RAFFLE – LUCK OF THE IRISH RAFFLE UPDATE:
- KINDERGARTEN has taken the lead with 50 tickets sold! Which class will win a party?
- If you’ve already sold your 10 tickets, you can get more from the main office.
- We still need volunteers to sell tickets at every February Mass. Please help out! You will earn 1.5 service hours.
– Online tickets can be purchased at
Technology Club – St. Jude the Apostle School Technology Club began on 1/27 and runs through to 6/15/2020 on Mondays after school. This club is open to grades 4, 5 & 6. If your child is interested please fill out the form that was sent home and send it back to school with payment as soon as possible. All students must be picked up from school by 4:15pm.
Please Read, Read,Read for Ronald McDonald House – We hope you are Reading! Packets went home with each child. There is a calendar in your packet to keep track of your child’s reading. Please fill it in each day and return it in the envelope provided with your child’s first and last name. If you collected any donations for reading please include this in the envelope too. All checks need to be payable to RMHC. Please have everything in by 2/25/2020. Thank you!
Drama Club is coming back! Drama Club will be starting on Thursday, February 27, after school. Rehearsals will run on Thursdays from then through May 28, with the performance on Friday, May 29. Drama Club is open to students in grades 3 through 6. We will be performing the play “The Enchanted Bookshop”. Keep an eye out for more information coming home soon.
Helping Hands – We are still in need of some helping hands during our lunch times. Do you have time to come at 11:30AM and stay till 12:30PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays to help the children during their lunch time? If you need service commitment hours, this counts!
Junior Rosary Alter Society – The Junior Rosarians, which involves some of our 4th through 6th grade girls, will be joining the ladies of the Rosary Altar Society in decorating Valentine cupcakes for and with the residents of the St. Jude Senior Apartments on Friday, 2/7. Please have your daughter’s permission slip back to Mrs. Hoffay before the day of the trip.
Colonie Center School Bucks – Do you have receipts from Christmas? Send them to school and we will bring them to Colonie Center for you. Place them in a labeled envelope if you would like them returned. We are currently in 11th place. Let’s move up in the current rankings! For the month of January triple points at all retailers! We need your receipts please!
American Red Cross Babysitting Course – For student’s 11yrs & Older – Being taught by our school nurse, Brenda Vermilya – Forms went home to the 5th and 6th graders. If your child is interested please send the forms back to school with payment. Make all checks payable to Brenda Vermilya.
Twin Town Little League 2020 Spring registration now open!! Offering the following levels: Tee-ball, Rookie, Farm, Minors, Majors and Seniors. To register please visit: https://www.twintownbaseball.org/ Any questions please send email to Andy Murphy, Player Agent at Murphy.firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Nurses Desk – Please be aware that there is a stomach bug going around our community & schools. If your child has any of the following symptoms, we ask that you keep them home for observation & rest. Please note that not all students, and adults, are getting a fever with this virus. If your child has vomiting and/or diarrhea, please keep them home for 24 hours after the symptoms have stopped.
- fever (not always present)
Thank you for your cooperation!
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.
February 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!
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!
2/3 – PCA Meeting 5:30PM All are welcome!
2/7 – Lifetouch Spring Pictures
2/17-2/21 – Winter Recess
2/29 – Beacon of Hope Ball
Beacon of Hope Ball – Saturday, 2/29/2020 – 6:00PM to be held at Peter D. Kiernan Plaza, 575 Broadway, Albany. At our annual Beacon of Hope Ball, we recognize an outstanding individual (or couple) from each one of our Catholic school communities who goes above and beyond what is expected of them, giving the immeasurable gift of time and talent. Our schools benefit greatly from the love and dedication of these exceptional individuals! Please join us to honor Mrs. Mary Diehl this year.
DATE CHANGE – Save the Date – Our “Annual Community Service Awards Dinner” will be held at the Franklin Terrace on May 7th, 2020 at 5:30PM. This year’s recipients for the Awards are Mr.& Mrs. John Dalmata. The recipients for the Father James E Clark award are Joe Kruczlnicki and Kristine Hoffay. There is a silent auction, live auction and cash bar. All proceeds from this event go toward supporting the School Tuition Assistance Program and Catholic Education Fund.