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News Notes
September 23, 2016

St. Jude Catholic Community International Food Festival – Join us tomorrow, Saturday, September 24th for a fun filled day. There will be children’s games, food from around the world, entertainment, raffles and much more. They are looking for volunteers to help with this event. If you need an hour or two to fill your 15 hour service commitment please call the Parish office 283-1162.

Child Care Aware of America – We are proud to announce that we have been approved by the Child Care Aware of America. This program is for any military family eligible for Operation Military Child Care (OMCC) program. Operation Military Child Care is a reduced fee assistance program for deployed Service Members that are unable to attain child care on a Military instillation. For more information call or stop in the front office. (283-0333)

School Banking - In order for your child to participate in school banking, he or she must have a SEFCU account. We have been receiving information requests every day and, if you have not yet received an application, you should receive one by the end of the week. At that point, you may:
*visit a SEFCU branch to have the application processed.
*return a notarized application, including a copy of your driver's license, to school and Kasya Trimarchi will bring it to the Vandenburgh Ave. branch to be processed.
Once your child does have an account, you will need to:
*register them yourself at www.schoolsavings.com (this is the best option since you will have immediate access to all deposit information)
*provide his or her account information to Kasya Trimarchi and she will enter the information.
SEFCU will not accept incomplete applications and the school will not be able to accept any deposits until everything is complete.
Please feel free to contact Kasya Trimarchi at ktrimarchi@icloud.com should you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in school banking!

Fight Against Breast Cancer Restaurant Day – Carol’s Place, 536-540 Pawling Ave., Troy, phone 271-7700, September 29th. Dine in 8AM to 2PM or Italian Buffet 5PM to 8PM. Take out & delivery 8AM-8PM. 15% of sales will be donated to “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”.

Piano Lessons – Mr. Ascioti is accepting new piano students. Students must be at least six years of age to begin. Any questions or to sign up please contact Mr. Ascioti at nascioti@sjsalbany.org.

IOWA/CogAT Assessments – September 19th -30th grades 3 thru 6 will be testing during this span of time.

CYO Basketball Registration - The program is open to all boys and girls in grades 1-8. If you are interested please contact Mr. and Mrs. Buckely by calling 283-6836 or email mbuckley1@nycap.rr.com.

Candy Bar Sale – Each family should have received a box of World’s Finest Chocolate. The charge for the box of chocolate was added to you FACTS account in the amount of $60.00. The $60.00 is due to your FACTS account no later than Friday, September 30th. If you need any additional boxes of chocolate please contact Heather Berger at Heather_brgr@yahoo.com.

St. Jude the Apostle School Bowling Team – The bowling team, available to children in grades 3-6, will begin on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 and run every Thursday that school is in session, through February 16th, 2017. Registration forms went home this past week. If your child is interested in bowling please send the form back to school no later than Friday, September30th.

Fall School Pictures – Friday, September 30th Lifetouch will once again be our photographer. All students will be photographed on this day for their yearbook photo. Dress uniform is required for all students in grades K-6.

From the Nurse’s Desk – Please remember to have all your medical information in to Mrs. DeBell as soon as possible. Grades K, 2 and 4 needs to have immunizations and physicals. Please notify Mrs. DeBell of any medical issues and she will relate this information to the appropriate faculty and or staff.

Summit on the Family – Saturday, October 1st at the Shrine of the North American Martyrs, Auriesville, NY. Our first ever Summitt on the Family was conceived by Bishop Ed Scharfenberger to focus on where seeds of faith and love are planned in the family. It’s a day for family fun, Catholic devotions, and insights into joy-filled family life. Keynote by Bishop Scharfenberger, Mass in the Historic Coliseum, reflections on Pope Francis’ love & joy in the family, lunch at no charge to participants and guided and self guided tours of the beautiful grounds of the Shrine. If you are interested please register to attend at www.rcda.org.

October Reminders
Monday, October 10th – Columbus Day –No School
Monday, October 17th – Special Person Day – more information going home soon
Monday, October 31st – Race for Education
Monday, October 31st – Halloween Parade

Pai’s Tae Kwon Do – Pai’s Tae Kwon Do is offering a special session to help raise funds for the PCA. The special session will run from November 14th to December 16th. The cost will be $45.00 for each student which goes directly to St. Jude PCA. Registration was sent home. If you would like to register please do so by Friday, November 4th.

St. Jude the Apostle Ski Club - With winter right around the corner, how about fighting off those winter blues by joining the St. Jude the Apostle Ski Club. Beginning early January, 7 weeks of great fun, skiing at Jiminy Peak. All levels welcome, lessons included if you wish. Adults and children welcome. If you or your child ever wanted to learn to ski or get back into it, this is the time with great prices. More details including prices will be coming home in backpacks soon. For more information contact Kristee Gemmill at 518-701-9782 or kkennedy@nycap.rr.com

School Calendar Change – The Albany Catholic Diocese has added May 19th as a professional development day, therefore there is no school on this day.

Save the Date – Presentation of awards for the graduating 6th grade class will be on Monday, June 12th following the 8:00AM mass. Graduation for 6th grade will be on Monday, June 19th.



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