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 December 11th

Weekly “Knights” News

December 11, 2020


Please make sure your child/children are coming to school with a clean mask on. Please wash

masks nightly. If they come to school with a dirty mask they will be given a paper mask.            


Holiday Treasures Gift Shop – Has been extended to Tuesday, 12/15! – This year, our Holiday Shop is virtual, and all buying is online at our shop’s kid friendly website. 10% of all sales go to the school! The gifts are moderately priced, with most under $5 and a few special items between $5 and $12. Kids and parents can view the complete selection of family gifts by going to Enjoy your shopping trip and Merry Christmas!


Giving Tree – Today is the last day to give – Thank you to everyone who donated! Imagine the happiness you will bring to someone in need of a little joy in their lives! Thank you and Merry Christmas!


The Whistling Kettle – Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Go to, purchase a gift card and 10% will be donated to our school. The Whistling Kettle has three locations, Troy at 254 Broadway, Schenectady at 138 Jay Street and Ballston Spa at 24 Front Street. Enjoy many different types of teas, sandwiches, soups, crepes, salads, quiche and their featured scone, gingerbread! Visit their website to check out their menu.


World’s Finest Chocolate – The candy bar sales will end next Friday, December 18th. Please pay the $60.00 charge on your FACTS account by this date. A $20.00 late charge will be added if this is not paid. Stay tuned for prize winners to be announced.


North Colonie Milk Orders – We just would like to clarify that the cost for snack milk is $.60 for each milk your child/children order. If your child/children order lunch milk the cost is $.60 per milk. If your child/children order lunch, milk is included.

At this point in time you all should have received the information in regards to the online payment system called K12 Payment Center. This is where the charges of ordered milk will be posted to your child/children’s account. Lunches are currently free; you will be notified once this changes. You may set up one time payments or recurring payments through the K12 Payment Center. Please make sure your child/children’s account has funds in it so your child/children may purchase their milk. If you did not receive the information for the K12 Payment Center please let us know.


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. Our families have earned the school nearly $7,000.00 to be used for classroom supplies. Orders have been delivered! Christmas came a little early for our teachers. Pictures will be shared via email. Thank you!

PCA Meeting – The PCA held their November meeting this Monday, 12/7 to discuss the outcome of our fall/early winter fundraisers and to discuss future fundraising events. Through the efforts of some very dedicated parents, we have earned the following funds for our school:

  • Tastefully Simple – $141.00 profit + $110.00 in items and 3 hostess gifts (to be used toward auction items in the spring)
  • Family Portraits – $1,500.00 (Thank you Elario Photography!)
  • Christmas Wreath Sale – $2,300.00+

We are planning some fun and hopefully profitable fundraisers for this winter:

  • School Spirit Sweatshirts Sale (adults & children)
  • The Whistling Kettle online sale
  • St. Jude Day at Alexis Diner

Don’t forget our ongoing fundraisers: World’s Finest Chocolate (end 12/18), Holiday Treasures Gift Shop & Caring for Classrooms.


Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 11th at 6:00pm. A virtual invite will be emailed that day. Thank you to everyone who is working to raise money for our beloved school!

Health Office – Update 12/4/2020 –  NYS travel restrictions, quarantine protocols and zone regulations are always changing. Please be aware of the new guidelines for travel during this holiday season.  These guidelines can be found at . Also, please refer to the list of symptoms from the Department of Health located on the schools daily student questionnaire sheet, before sending your child to school.  If your child has any one of the symptoms listed, please keep them home and call St Jude’s to inform us of the illness. The student will need to see a provider within 48 hours (per DOH).  While at school, if the student presents with any of the symptoms listed, they will need to be picked up promptly and seen by a provider.

To return to school the student will need to provide a note from a provider, with a diagnosis, within 48 hours.  If the provider feels a covid test isn’t needed, the provider will need to state that along with a diagnosis.  (Per DOH)

If a covid test has been done, the student will need to wait for the results prior to returning. The test results can be faxed or emailed to the school nurse prior to their return.  The school fax number is 518-283-0475 and the school nurse email is

If a covid test is declined, there’s the option for 10 day quarantine. Please call the school nurse for details.

Thank You,

Mrs. Brenda Vermilya, School Nurse


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.


December Reminders


12/23/220 – Half day – 11AM Dismissal

12/24/20 to 1/1/2021 – No School/No CASE Christmas Recess

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