Educating and Nurturing Since 1953

Admission of students without regard to race, religion, or color

518 283 0333

42 Dana Ave

Wynantskill, NY 12198

7:30am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

St Jude School

123 456 789

Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Weekly Knights News February 28, 2020

Weekly “Knights” News
February 28, 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.

No Parking In Front of School – There is no parking in front of school. This lane is used for buses and emergency vehicles only. We have been notified that North Greenbush Police will be monitoring this in the coming days and weeks. 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.

Beacon of Hope Ball – Tomorrow, 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. The Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund provides families with tuition assistance for their children to attend our Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Albany. Through this fund, we give the gift of potential to a young person. Every dollar donated directly benefits a student in the form of tuition assistance. To donate go to

Stations of the Cross – Every Friday during the season of Lent St. Jude the Apostle Ambassadors in grades 3-6 will be presenting live Stations of the Cross. The ambassadors will perform the Stations of the Cross for the student body and any guests that wish to join us. We will begin at 1:30PM each Friday with shadow reenactments, readings and prayer in the church.

St. Jude the Apostle Church will be hosting an evening of Stations of the Cross beginning on 2/28 at 7:00PM. Please see attachment for all dates and times.


Thank you to all who have helped sell tickets for this raffle.  We will continue selling tickets throughout the month of March, so you can continue handing them in.   However, the class and student competitions will end on St. Patrick’s Day.  Currently, Kindergarten is in the lead with 322 tickets sold, but grade 2/3 is catching up quickly with 245 tickets sold!

Please continue to SHARE and PROMOTE our online ticket sales link below.  It is an easy way for people to purchase tickets remotely and securely.

Knights of Columbus All You Can Eat St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast – Please join us on Sunday, 3/15 from 8-11AM in Dammann Hall (school gym) for our KOC St. Patrick’s Day All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast. Adults-$8; Kids ages 5-12-$4; and Kids under 5 eat for FREE! There will be craft stations, make-your-own-Leprechaun slime, photo booth, homemade wreath raffle and 50/50. The class with the most attendance will earn a St. Patrick’s Day treat!

Enchanted Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance Sponsored by the PCA – Please join us on Thursday, 3/19 from 6-8PM in Dammann Hall (school gymnasium). Come dressed to impress and ready for a night filled with fun! Some activities include; music, dessert table, photo booth, face painting and more!

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!

Drama Club is coming back!  Drama Club has started, but there is still time to join. Rehearsals will run on Thursdays from then through May 28, with the performance on Friday, May 29. We will be performing the play “The Enchanted Bookshop”.

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 month of March 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: Any questions please send email to Andy Murphy, Player Agent at

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
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue
  • 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

St. Jude the Apostle School

Hours 930a-130p

phone (518) 283-0333

fax (518) 283-0475

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.

Quick resources:

March Lunch Menu

March Calendar

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!

 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 and register your Price Chopper Advantage card with school code 15906.

Amazon Smile – Go to and choose St. Jude the Apostle School as your charity of choice. Every time you shop at Amazon, use 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!

February Reminders


2/29 – Beacon of Hope Ball


March Reminders


3/2   PCA Meeting 5:30PM

3/12 Academic Fair

3/19 Enchanted Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance

3/20 Diocesan Professional Day No School/No CASE

3/25-27 NYS ELA Assessments (gr. 3 & 5)


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.


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