Weekly “Knights” News
January 29, 2020
Continued Use of Online Daily Attestation Form – Many families have requested that we continue using the online version of the daily screening attestation form even when we return to in-person instruction next Monday. This is something we are willing to TRY. However, ALL families will need to complete the online attestation prior to 7am each day to allow us time to download, print and disperse the daily report to all staff members located at school entrances. This will also require ALL parents of drop-off students to accompany their child(ren) to the entrance to show your completed screen to the staff member assigned to your child’s entrance. For siblings, parents/adults will need to take a screen shot of all siblings’ approval screens to be able to show the staff member at the door each day. If multiple adults drop your child(ren) off at school during the week, please share the link or the daily screenshot(s) with that adult doing the drop off. Remember that the screen color changes daily to ensure that we do not admit a child whose attestation has not been submitted. For children who ride buses to school, Miss Larkin will use the printed report to grant entrance to those children. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF FAMILIES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE 7AM SUBISSION DEADLINE, WE WILL REVERT TO USING THE PAPER QUESTIONNAIRES.
Registration for 2021-22 – Packets were sent home for you to review. Please check your information and return the registration with the non-refundable registration fee to the school office no later than 2/8/2021. After 2/8/2021 grade-level spaces will be filled in the order in which applications are received for both current and new families. In the upcoming future you may need to enter your information into a new data system. We will keep you posted.
Catholic Schools Week – 1/31 – 2/5/2021 – In honor of Catholic Schools Week we are planning on participating in the following. A flyer was sent home with the details.
Monday, 2/1 – Front Line Worker Appreciation Day
Tuesday, 2/2 – Dr. Seuss Day
Wednesday, 2/3 – Pajama Day & Teacher Appreciation Day
Thursday, 2/4 – Family Appreciation Day & Lifetouch Spring Picture Day
Friday, 2/5 – Homeroom Challenge Day
Lifetouch Spring Picture Day – Thursday, 2/4 – If you wish to have your child photographed for Spring Pictures, please send your child to school dressed in “spring” attire. All other students will be in regular uniform.
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.
Read for Ronald McDonald House – 1/11 – 2/10/21 – Remember to read each day, fill out the calendar that was sent home with the minutes read (minutes read to students count too!) and turn in your minutes electronically or the paper form with your donations no later than 2/24/21. All proceeds will help families that are served by Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald house provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill children, keeping them together while their children receives treatment. Thank you for participating!
Luck of the Irish – For the Month of March – We are asking all families to sell at least 10 tickets. Tickets cost $10.00 each and virtually sell themselves. Each ticket purchased gives a chance to win $100.00 each day in the month of March. On St. Patrick’s Day the winner will receive $1,000.00! You have to be in it to win it! Send your tickets with payment in to the school office no later than Friday, February 26th. Please make checks payable to St. Jude the Apostle School. If your family is able to sell more than the 10 tickets just contact the school office and more will be sent home with your child. If your family is unable to sell all 10 tickets, please return unsold tickets to the school office.
School Closings and Delays – Winter has arrived! Please make sure you have updated any changes to your phone number and email address with us. When our school alerts go out to our families about school closings or delays this is how you will receive the notice. You may also listen to your local TV stations for any updates.
North Colonie Milk Orders – Some children do not have money in their accounts at this time. North Colonie will not allow these children to order snack or lunch milk. Please check your accounts and make sure they have enough funds in them for your children to be able order milk. 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 $8,000.00 to be used for classroom supplies. Orders have been delivered! Christmas came a little early for our teachers. Pictures were shared on the school’s Facebook page. Keep shopping and earning money for our school!
|PCA News – Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 1 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 1/8/21 – NYS travel restrictions, quarantine protocols and zone regulations are always changing. Please be aware of these new guidelines. These guidelines can be found at www.coronavirus.health.ny.gov . 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, as well as any siblings, and call St Jude’s to inform us of the illness. The student will need to see a provider within 48 hours (per DOH) and a medical note faxed to the school prior to the students return.
While at school, if the student presents with any of the symptoms listed, the student and any siblings 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 of being sent home or kept home due to illness. This note will need to be faxed or emailed to the school prior to the students return. If the provider feels a covid test is not 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 email@example.com
If a covid test is declined, there’s the option for 10 day quarantine. Please call the school for details.
If the student or any family member has been placed under a DOH quarantine, a department of health release letter will need to be emailed to the school prior to the students return. This letter can be requested at the end of the quarantine period, by asking your contact tracer to provide it.
Please feel free to contact myself or Mrs Hoffay with any questions or concerns.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
When Shopping Don’t forget our Online Fundraisers – As always we have our running fundraisers! So please continue to keep us in mind!
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. Thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile turned on in the Amazon shopping app, everyday purchases generated over $236 million in donations to charities worldwide so far.
- $233.81 to St. Jude the Apostle School*
- $216,932,702.17 to all charities in the US
- $236,903,641.58 to all charities worldwide
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.
1/31/2021 – Catholic Schools Week Begins
Luck of the Irish Tickets on Sale
2/1-2/6 – Catholic Schools Week
2/4 – Life Touch Spring Pictures, If you wish to have your child photographed for Spring Pictures, please send your child to school dressed in “spring” attire. All other students will be in regular uniform.
2/1 – PCA Meeting @ 6PM
2/15-2/19 – Mid Winter Recess No School/No CASE