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 September 25, 2020

Weekly “Knights” News

September 25, 2020

St. Jude Catholic Community International Food Festival – Saturday, September 26th – Drive Through Pick UP Event – If you placed an order don’t forget to pick it up!

Afternoon Dismissal-All students in K-6 that are being picked up will be dismissed through the main front door.

 Lifetouch Picture Day – Monday, 9/28/2020 Lifetouch will be here for our fall pictures. Pre-K must wear their uniforms. K-6 must be in their dress uniform. Please arrive to school on time so that the schedule we have for picture day may run smoothly. You can order pictures at using the picture day ID: EVTSJ7WKM.

Virtual Back-to-School Night – Wednesday, September 30th – times have been changed to 6:30PM, 7:00PM or 7:30PM. Your classroom teacher will email you multiple Zoom or Google Meets. You may choose to attend the one that is most convenient for your family, especially for those families with multiple children. If you have specific concerns or questions that pertain to only your child, please contact your child’s teacher to schedule a private meeting at another time.

Parent Community Association Meeting (PCA) – October 5 that 6PM will be our first PCA meeting. We will be emailing a Zoom meeting link for you to join us from the comfort of your home. Please watch for the link! Talk with you soon!

October Service Project – “Thank Our Veterans!” – For the month of October we will be collecting the following items to be gifted to the VA Hospital in Albany. Please send your donated item to school anytime before October 31st.

— Mrs. VanVleck & Mrs. Meyers Classes – Shampoo (full size)

—  Miss Dunham & Mrs. Freyssinier’s Classes – Liquid body wash (full size)

—  Kindergarten – Large print crossword puzzle or word search books (can find at $ store)

—  1st Grade – Stick Deodorant (full size)

—  2nd Grade – Pens

—  3rd Grade – Bar Soap

—  4th/5th Grade – Hand Lotion

—  6th Grade – Toothbrushes

 “From the Nurse”

As of 9/17/20, the new DOH protocol for re-entering school will be as follows:

  1. Can have the student tested for COVID, stay home until results come back. Then present the negative test results and doctors note to the school upon return.  Folders with school work can be emailed to the parent or picked up while waiting for the results.
  2. Obtain a medical note with diagnosis AND stay home for 10 days.  After the 10 days, they can return to school with the note from the doctor.  Speak to Mrs. Hoffay for setting up learning options.
  • Temperature 100.0 or higher
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Congestion or Runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Muscle or Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Trouble breathing
  • Stomach ache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Trouble breathing
  • Stomach ache

ALL students need to be symptom free upon returning regardless of your choice.

Regarding current student physical & Immunization forms for this year 2020-2021, I am aware that some birthdays are in the late Fall, and physicals are done at that time.  Please send in a note, or call with the ‘physical date’ appointment, so this can be documented.  NYS requires that students in grades: Pre K, K, 1,3 & 5, along with ‘new student enrollments’ all have up to date physicals and immunization forms sent to their school. These forms also help SJS know if there are any changes (allergies, asthma) with your child.   Please submit these forms to SJS, attention Nurse.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Thank you for all your help & understanding!


Brenda Vermilya, School Nurse

42 Dana Ave.

Wynantskill, NY 12198

(P) 518-286-7302 x114

(F) 518-283-0475


Halloween at St. Jude the Apostle School-Friday, October 30th – Unfortunately, we will not be able to have our traditional Halloween Parade and family filled classroom parties, but we will still celebrate!

K-6 – This is an out-of-uniform day for the children. Costumes may be brought to school but the costume must be able to fit over their clothing. The children will not be allowed to change into a costume. Your child may also choose to just come in Halloween colors and/or themed clothing. NO hair color, face paint or crazy hair styles please.

Pre-K – Students should arrive to school wearing a costume that is comfortable enough to leave on for the entire day OR in Halloween themed clothing. They will not be able to change into a costume.

Please take care in purchasing costumes that children can sit at their desk/table in the classroom and at lunchtime. Teachers will arrange small classroom parties with snacks and activities during the day at a time that is convenient with their class’ schedule. Families will not be permitted in the building for the class parties. Mrs. Hoffay will provide a Zoom invite to each classroom teacher which will project Mrs. Hoffay walking around to each classroom-a virtual parade of sorts!

 Live Streamed Masses –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. You may attend these Masses, ALL are welcome, or they 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 St Michael the Archangel Troy Facebook Come worship with us!

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

Online Fundraisers – As always we have our running fundraisers! So please continue to keep us in mind!

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.

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