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 March 20, 2020

Weekly “Knights” News

March 20, 2020

Irish Raffle Winners

3/1 JP Elario                                     3/11 Matt Werger

3/2 Mike Washco                              3/12 Kristen Shults

3/3  Rosemary Hanrahan                3/13 Dalton McGivern

3/4  M. Jubic                                     3/14 Chuck Manuli

3/5 Richard Farley                           3/15 Diona Chapko

3/6 Rose/Rick Palasz                                    3/16 Nick Oligney

3/7 Linda Culihan                            3/17 Marie Glavin-$1,000.00 winner

3/8 Mary Alice McVeigh                 3/18 Jen Winslow

3/9 Stacey Grudicki                         3/19 Katie Adams

3/10 Amanda Baldwin                     3/20 Marie Kruczlnicki

Also visit for more information.

Live Streamed Mass – Fr. Anthony Ligato Pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Church Wynantskill and St. Michael the Archangel Troy will concelebrate Mass with Fr. Zach Chichester which will be live streamed on the St. Jude the Apostle Church Facebook page on Sunday morning March 22 at 10:00am. Please share this information with others. If you would like to donate to our collection you may do so through the Parish website by either PayPal donate button or filling out an electronic giving form and sending it to Patti Mugrace .

Thank you,

Fr. Anthony

School and Parish Office Hours – We will be open 10AM to 12PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you need to stop by please call ahead of time so that we can be by the front door. We will be running errands and moving around in the school so please call before you come. The Parish office will be open on Monday and Tuesday 8:30AM to 12PM but closed for the remainder of the week.

Schooling at Home-We hope and pray that everyone is doing well-If you have any questions or concerns in regards to your children’s schooling please contact their teacher. Mr. Chaucer is also available if you are having difficulty with the technology part of their schooling. Mrs. Cox, our principal, can be reached at  with any other questions you may have Mrs. Hoffay and Mrs. Diehl will be around as well. or  Please know that we are here for you and your family through this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Prayers going out to all!

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.

Enchanted Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance (3/19) Sponsored by the PCA – Has been postponed – new date TBD.

Babysitting Course – Has been postponed – new date TBD.

Easter Egg Hunt on 3/29 – Has been canceled.

CRS Rice Bowls During Lent – Please send your Rice Bowls back to school no later than Monday, 4/6/2020. Send in the container with either the cash or if you and your child/children would like to count the money and send in a check made out to St. Jude the Apostle School that would be fine to. Just place the check into the container and send it back to school. Any child who sends the Rice Bowl back to school with a donation will have a dress down day on 4/7/2020. Please make sure their name is on the container for this credit. Thank you for helping us with global hunger.

Mighty Kicks – Mighty Kicks spring session will begin on Monday, April 20th for grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. Forms were sent home. Register online by March 17th and save 10% by using the code SJS2020.

Beacon of Hope/FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment – For Grades 1-12 – Please look for the information that is being sent home in regards to these scholarships. Beacon of Hope Scholarships must be turned in by April 1st. No exceptions. When you complete the online application through FACTS you could be eligible for Lally or St. Jude financial aid.  In order to receive either one you need to fill out the online application through FACTS. No exceptions.

Bus Transportation Forms – Bus transportation forms were sent home to grades K-6. If you plan on registering with us for the 2020-21 school year in grades K-6 but did not receive one please let the front office know. You will need to register with the school district that you belong to in order for your child to receive bus transportation and school textbooks. Please have everything completed no later than April 1.


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 have ended.  Kindergarten has won the competition with 376 tickets sold! Congratulations Kindergarten!

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.

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 still in 11th place. Let’s move up in the current rankings! We need your receipts please!

Capital City Rescue Mission is in need of donations. They are in need of the following items: canned or boxed food, fresh produce, turkeys or hams, homemade goods, regular or travel size shampoo, conditioner deodorant, body wash, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and feminine hygiene. The mission also accepts men’s, women’s and children’s seasonable clothing, underwear, boots, shoes and household items. All clothing is given to given to people in need in our community without charge. Our school will receive 100 School Bucks for every 3 donations. Donations will be accepted Friday, March 6 through Monday, March 16th.

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 strep throat and the stomach bug are going around our schools.   If your child/children are complaining of not feeling well, please keep them home and contact their pediatrician for diagnosis & treatment.   Make sure your child is feeling better before having them return to school. If they still have a low grade fever, increased tiredness, or still exhibiting symptoms of illness, they should continue to stay home.  This recommendation has also been asked of our staff.

This week I went to all the classrooms (pk-6) reviewing proper hand washing, covering of the mouth & nose when coughing and sneezing, and the importance of keeping fingers & toys, along with other objects out of the mouth.  We went over singing the alphabet or happy birthday while washing our hands, making the time close to 20 seconds.  Lastly, we discussed not sharing food and drinks with our friends.

We are monitoring the health of our staff & students on a regular basis.  We are addressing anyone that shows signs of illness.  For students that are absent, we are calling or emailing to see if they are experiencing any illness resulting in them being absent.

Again, we continue to work closely with the CSO and Wynantskill UFSD, as well as obtaining information from NYSDOH to stay up to date on all current matters.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Mrs. Brenda Vermilya

SJS School Nurse

518-286-7308 (nurses’ desk)

518-283-0333 (main office)

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!

March Reminders

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

3/20 Diocesan Professional Day No School/No CASE-Canceled

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

April Reminders

4/6  PCA Meeting 5:30PM

4/9  Holy Thursday-No School/No CASE

4/10  Good Friday- No School/No CASE

4/12  Easter Sunday

4/13 through 4/17  Easter Recess-No School/No CASE

4/21-23  NYS Math Assessment (gr. 3 & 5)

4/30  Spring Concert (gr.K-6) 6:30PM

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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