Weekly “Knights” News
February 7, 2020
Valentine’s Day Free Dress Down Day – On Friday, 2/14 there is a dress down day for all students, faculty and staff. Enjoy wearing your festive colors for Valentine’s Day!
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.
LUCK OF THE IRISH RAFFLE- LUCK OF THE IRISH RAFFLE UPDATE:
- KINDERGARTEN is still in the lead with 122 tickets sold! Way to go, Kindergarten!
- We ask that each family sells at least 10 tickets. If you need more, they are in the main office. Keep up the great job with selling!
- Please consider helping sell tickets before and after Masses. We still have many openings. You can click on the link below to sign-up.
- Please continue to share and promote our online ticket sales link on social media!
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. We still have room if you are interested!
Knights of Columbus All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Join us for the monthly K of C “All You Can Eat” Pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 16th from 8am -11am in Damman Hall. Breakfast includes “All You Can Eat” pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, juice, fruit, bagels, cereal, pastry, coffee, and more! Kids 5 and under are FREE, adults $8, kids under 12 $4. The monthly event is hosted by the St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus (KofC) and is held in Damman Hall at St Jude the Apostle School located at 42 Dana Ave in Wynantskill, NY. For more information, contact the St Jude the Apostle Parish Office (518) 283-1162. Thanks for your support.
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.” Permission slips have gone home and are due back no later than Tuesday, February 11th with a fee of $20.00 which covers the cost of script and materials.
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!
Colonie Center School Bucks – Update – Send your receipts 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! We need your receipts please! You could earn more bonus points for us by shopping at the following places:
H&M, Carter/Osh Kosh, J.Crew Factory & Silver Boutique – DoublePoints
Piercing Pagoda, Mr. Sub, Joli Hair, Kay Jewelers, Christopher and Banks – Triple Points
Donate to Veterans Miracle Center at least 3 items and receive 100 school bucks!
Shop during the week of 2/17 and stop by to view our children’s art work being displayed.
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 has been flu A & B and pneumonia, which happens when germs that causes colds and flu get down into the lungs, going around our community & schools. If your child has any of the following symptoms, we ask that you keep them home for observation & rest.
- Cough, which may produce phlegm
- High Fever
- Sweating and shaking chills
- Lips, skin, or fingernails blue
- Lower than normal body temperature (in children with weak immune systems)
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Shortness of breath
- Fast heartbeat
- Sore throat
Thank you for your cooperation! Brenda Vermilya, School Nurse
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 as of 2/5/2020
Please note: May 7 is now the Community Awards Dinner, May 8 school closed, May 14 & 15 Spring Scholastic BOGO Book Fair, May 15(now a full day of school) Race for Education and May 16 Car Show/Family Fun Day.
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!
2/14 – Volley Ball Game – 6th grade VS parents, faculty and staff
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.