Educating and Nurturing Since 1953

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

518 283 0333

principal@sjsalbany.org

42 Dana Ave

Wynantskill, NY 12198

7:30am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

St Jude School

123 456 789

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Weekly Knights News May 21, 2020

Weekly “Knights” News
May 21, 2020

Tomorrow, 5/22 and Monday, 5/25 our school office will be closed and distant learning will not be in session due to the Memorial Day weekend. Please remember those who have served and are still serving us.

Please enjoy your family time together and your well deserved rest from schooling. All of the students, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Hoffay, teachers, staff parents/guardians and whoever has been involved with distant learning needs a great BIG thank you for a job well done so far! Enjoy the long weekend!

Graduations for Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 6 – “We are in the process of planning graduation events for the Pre-K, Kindergarten and 6th grade students. Details will be shared when plans are complete.”

Tuition – In order to participate in our graduations or have records sent, your tuition will need to be up to date. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Cox at principal@sjsablany.org.

Scholastic Book Fair On Line – Don’t forget that we have a virtual Scholastic Book Fair going on through Sunday!  Families can shop for books from the comfort of their home.  This is a great opportunity to stock up on books for summer reading.

  • All orders ship directly to your home!
  • Free shipping on orders over $25!
  • SJS earns rewards from your purchases!

To shop visit:  https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=stjudeapostleschool3

The school facilities will be closed for the rest of the school year. St. Jude will continue to provide distance learning for the remainder of the year. You will receive updates if anything changes. If you need anything during these challenging times please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Mrs. Cox, principal@sjsalbany.org ; Mrs. Hoffay, khoffay@sjsalbany.org or Mrs. Diehl, mdiehl@sjsalbany.org. Even if it is just to say hello we are here for you!

2020-21 Registration – Please remember to register for the 2020-21 school year. We are trying to figure out our enrollment. Pre-K and Kindergarten are starting to fill up. When the classrooms are full we will start a waiting list. So please register soon! If you need the website and snap code to register your child/children please contact Mrs. Diehl by emailing her at mdiehl@sjsalbany.org. If you cannot afford the registration fee at this time just check that you will be paying with cash or check to the school. Please just register for now. If you plan on not registering please let us know. Mrs. Diehl sent reminders to the families that did not register yet. If you did not receive an email and would like to register please contact us.

Registration Fees – When registering on line the default amount is $125.00.  If you owe more than the $125.00 please mail a check to school with the difference or the entire amount if choose that option. Once you register all fees will be put into FACTS. The following are the registration fees:

K to 6    $125.00 for one                Pre-K   $150.00 for one

Family of two or more $200.00

Live Streamed Masses – Welcome to the Easter Season! The Parishes of St Michael the Archangel and St Jude the Apostle are continuing to live stream daily and weekend Masses. Especially during this difficult time, as the whole world is inflicted with the Covid-19 virus, we can come together to pray for healing and peace for all the people of God. Daily Masses are at 8:00 am Monday thru Friday; and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:10 pm. Weekend Masses are 4:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am Sunday. These Masses can be viewed at either parish Facebook page. Click on the Parish Facebook link, or enter the Church Name and Location and Facebook into the search bar of your Facebook page or any web browser: St Jude Wynantskill Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StJudesWynantskill/ St Michael the Archangel Troy Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StMichaelTroyNY Come worship with us!

If you would like to donate to our collection you may do so through the Parish website http://parishes.rcda.org/stjude/ by either PayPal donate button or filling out an electronic giving form and sending it to Patti Mugrace mugrap@gmail.com .

Thank you, Fr. Anthony

Nurses Update – Please contact the school for dates and times to pick up your child’s medications. These meds cannot be held at school over the summer, therefore, any medication left in the nurse’s office will be properly disposed of.  If you are in need of new medication permission forms and other forms for the 20/21 school year, they are available.  May the Lord keep you healthy and safe this summer!

Mrs. Brenda Vermilya, School Nurse

School and Parish Office Hours – 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 is closed until further notice. You can contact Karla Jones or Patti Mugrace at mugrap@gmail.com .

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. achaucer@sjsalbany.org Mrs. Cox, our principal, can be reached at principal@sjsalbany.org  with any other questions you may have Mrs. Hoffay and Mrs. Diehl will be around as well. khoffay@sjsalbany.org or mdiehl@sjsalbany.org.  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: October 15, 2020 is now the Community Awards Dinner, October 16, 2020 school closed, May 14 & 15 Spring Scholastic BOGO Book Fair has been canceled.  May 15 Race for Education postponed-new date TBD and May 16 Car Show/Family Fun Day has been postponed – new date TBD.

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!

Spirit Monkey Key Chains are still available – Look for your birthday spirit stick in the mail!

 Ongoing Fundraisers

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 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!

DATE CHANGE -Save the Date – Our “Annual Community Service Awards Dinner” will be held at the Franklin Terrace on October 15, 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.  RSVP by September 1, 2020.

 

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