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 News Notes for October 16

Weekly “Knights” News

October 16, 2020

Lifetouch Picture Make Up Day – Monday, 11/23/2020 Lifetouch will be here for our fall picture make up day. Students being photographed must be dressed as follows. Pre-K must wear their uniforms. K-6 must be in their dress uniform.  You can order pictures at using the picture day ID: EVTSJ7WKM.


St. Jude the Apostle School Face Mask – We are taking orders for St. Jude the Apostle School Face Mask. The cost of each mask is $12.00 and the school will receive 30% of the total sales! If you are interested in receiving a mask(s) please fill out the form that was sent home. Send the form and payment back to school no later than Wednesday, 10/28.


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 30th.

— 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


School Store Fundraiser – This fundraiser helps our teachers earn materials for their classrooms. Family members and friends can earn money for our school while doing their regular shopping. Please remember to fill out the envelope and send it back to school!


PCA Meeting – The October 5th virtual PCA meeting was very successful in getting new fundraising ideas discussed. John  Dalmata briefed us on the ideas his committee has for doing a pick-up style Wing Wars this year; much like the format used for the International Food Festival. Some new ideas that were brought up were a holiday gift wrapping day, wreath/poinsettia sale, monthly raffle of large ticket items, online parties (Tastefylly Simple, Party Lite, etc), restaurant fundreisers, a school mask sale, and a family portrait day. If you think you can contribute to any of the fundraisers mentioned or have ideas for others, please contact our President, Analise Agy at . We want to welcome and show our appreciation to Jess DiFiore for taking on the role of Vice President! We are still in need of a secretary and media specialist. If you are interested please contact Analise. Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 2nd at 6:00Pm. We will send a virtual invite to everyone closer to the date. We hope to see you all there!

St. Jude the Apostle School “PCA” Wreath Fundraiser- Plain wreath, $20.00 or wreath with a bow and pine cones for $25.00. All orders are due back to the school by November 13th. Wreath pick up will be Tuesday, December 1st from 2:30-5:00PM. Decorate your doors and windows with with a traditional holiday wreath!


“From the Nurse”  (As of 10/5/2020)

Please refer to the list of symptoms, put out by the Department of Health, on your daily questionnaire before sending your child to school.  If your child has any one of the symptoms listed, please keep them home and call your provider for an appointment. If the student is sent to school and presents with any of the symptoms listed, they will need to be picked up promptly.  To return to school, the student will need to have a note from the provider with a diagnosis listed.

If the diagnosis is Upper Respiratory Infection or Viral Gastroenteritis the student will also need to have a negative covid test to return.   There is the option of 10 day quarantine with a provider note & diagnosis, if a covid test is not done.

The student will need to be symptom free for 24 hours without any medication assistance in order to return.

  • 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.

Hannaford Helps Schools – Shopping Online with Hannaford To Go  – Look for the apple icon to shop more than 1,500 products online and earn money for your school! Turn in any School Dollars you collect to the collection tower in-store by Saturday, May 29th, 2021.

Shopping In-Store – Look for shelf tags on more than 1,500 products in-store and earn money for your school!

  • Collect your School Dollars from an associate at checkout, then deposit your School Dollars in the collection tower in-store.


November Reminders


11/2     PCA virtual meeting 6PM

11/10   Professional Day No School/No CASE

11/11  Veteran’s Day No School/No CASE

11/19  Parent/Teacher Conference 12-7PM No School/No CASE

11/23  Lifetouch Fall Picture Make Up Day (uniforms required)

11/25-27  Thanksgiving Recess No School/No CASE

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