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Nurturing and Educating Since 1953


News Notes
April 21, 2016

Thank you for the wonderful turnout for our annual spring concert! Thank you for the standing ovation for our amazing chorus and for your continued support of St. Jude the Apostle School. Mondays performance was a perfect example of the right going on in this world and the love that music can bring to our hearts and into our lives. The students worked so hard and made me beyond proud!! To our music director, Mr. Ascioti, for his enthusiasm and expertise, thank you just does not seem to be enough. The impact of Mondays concert will be forever engrained and I just wanted to let you know how magnificently all of our students were. Enjoy the upcoming spring break! See you back to school on Monday, May 2, 2016. God Bless
Erin Baker

No School tomorrow, April 22nd.
Spring break April 25th to April 29th.

Car Show/Family Fun Day/Chicken BBQ - Thank you to Amy Driscoll and Peter Fiorino for chairing the Car Show/Family Fun Day and to all the parents, faculty and staff who helped make this event a big success. Fun was had by all!

Drama Club: Friday April 22nd – Paint/Set Day – Crew. We will work from 9am-2pm. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. Bring a water bottle and snack if you will need it. **
Thursday May 5th – Full Rehearsal – Everyone (Cast and Crew) 2:45-4:00pm
Wednesday May 11th – Full Rehearsal – Everyone (Cast and Crew) 2:45-4:00pm
Thursday May 12th – Full Rehearsal – Everyone (Cast and Crew) 2:45-4:00pm
Friday May 13th – Play! Cast and crew be here at 5:30pm
Show starts at 7:00pm

Mighty Miles – The students are off and running with the Mighty Milers Program in Physical Education! They have been keeping track of their laps and many have already achieved their first mile! The goal for this year is to be active and see how many miles we can accumulate. Thank you to all the students for their outstanding effort! Stay tuned for more updates! Keep moving, Mighty Milers! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Miss Larkin.

Annual Community Service Awards Dinner – Honorees this year are, Jerome K. Frost (Posthumously) and John Panichi. Dinner will take place at the Franklin Terrace Banquet House on Monday, May 2nd. Cocktail hour-6PM; Live Auction-7PM; Dinner-7:15PM and Silent Auction from 6-9PM. Forms were sent home. Please respond by April 27th.

Starting April 15th, all students may wear a warmer weather uniform.
Girls optional clothing: warm weather uniform, (worn from April 15th through June and September – November 30th) tan walking skort with green polo shirt, green knee socks and dress shoes.
Boys optional clothing: warm weather uniform (worn from April 15th through June and September – November 30th) tan walking shorts, short sleeve green polo shirt, beige crew socks and dress shoes.

Uniform and Spirit Wear – Spring Spirit Wear Sale http://www.classstyles.com/collections/st-jude-the-apostle-school

Tuition Policy - St. Jude the Apostle School expects the timely payment of tuition since the monies received are necessary for the payment of our bills. When parents are late with tuition payments, a cash flow exists for our school. Tuition is due on the 15th of each month beginning August 15th and ending May 15th. After five day grace period, tuition is considered late and a late fee will apply. For all accounts that fall into two months of arrears, the school principal will contact parents initially. If an account falls three months in arrears, a member of the finance committee of the school board will make a second contact. Payment will be expected. If payment is not received, services will be suspended until the payment is made and the following will apply: Please be reminded that our tuition policy will not allow the following if there is an outstanding balance May or June:
-Participation in grade 6 graduation.
-Participation in Kindergarten graduation
-Participation in Pre-K graduation.
-Re-registration for next year for all grade levels including Pre-K and Kindergarten.
-All accounts will be referred to the collection agency of Overton, Russell, Doerr and Donovan, LLP
-No school records will be transferred to any other school, including middle school if an outstanding tuition balance remains.

UNUSED SNOW DAYS – Please note that school will not be in session on Friday, April 22nd, Thursday, May 26th and Tuesday, May 31st We wanted to confirm all additional school closings as early as we could so that you can plan ahead.

Character Awards - We are pleased to announce that 11 students received a character award during morning prayers on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. This month's award ceremony is to recognize and celebrate students who exhibit outstanding character by cultivating, fostering and demonstrating the virtue of being encouraging. Congratulations to Maura Dalmata, Trey Girter, Gisele Harris, Tyler Mack, Bayley McQuade, Emily Paglia, Adrienne O’Malley, Caleb Kelly, Savannah Jones, Leah Marble, and Aldo Tedesco.

Lifetouch Spring Pictures - Last Reminder – If you are purchasing any of the packages you can go to mylifetouch.com and pay on line. If you choose not to take any of the packages please send them back to school. A representative from Lifetouch will be here to pick them up. Go to mylifetouch.com.

Service Hours for 2015-16 - Please be sure to complete a minimum of 15 service hours or the in lieu of fundraising fee will be added to your FACTS tuition account in May.

SAVE THE DATE: Spring Luau - Grades 3-6 May 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. More info to follow.

Vocation Summit – Saturday, May 7th at Shrine of the North American Martyrs, Auriesville. The day will begin at 8:45AM with gathering and light breakfast, keynote speaker Father Tim Birney, Mass with Bishop Scharfenbeger, our own Father Anthony Ligato, Vicar of Vocations will be the Master of Ceremonies and breakout sessions with Rhonda Gruenewald, Sam Alzheimer and Father Tim Birney. For more information and to register please go to www.albanyvocations.org or call 518-453-6690.

April Reminders
Thursday, April 21st-Report Cards go home
Friday, April 22nd- No School & Beacon of Hope Ball
Monday, April 25th thru Friday, April 29th – No School-Spring Break

May Reminders
Monday, May 2nd – Community Service Awards Dinner-Franklin Terrace-6PM Cocktails-7PM-Dinner
Tuesday, May 3rd – Teacher Appreciation Day
Thursday, May 5th – Ascension of the Lord-8AM Mass
Saturday, May 7th – Arbor Day/Earth Day Extravaganza
Wednesday, May 11th – PCA Meeting6:30PM
Thursday, May 12th – Field Day at Catholic Central High School
Friday, May 13th – Drama Club Play – 7PM
Saturday, May 14th & Sunday, May 15th – First Holy Communion
Monday, May 16th – May Crowning at the 8AM Mass
Thursday, May 19th & Friday, May 20th – Scholastic Book Fair-Buy one get one free
Friday, May 20th – Spring Luau-grades 3-6, 6-8PM
Saturday, May 21st – Indoor Spring Sale-10AM-2PM

May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary – The crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place on Monday, May 16th at the 8AM mass.

Service Commitment Form – The Service Commitment Form (grades K-6) for the 2016-17 school year was sent home. Please take a few minutes to fill it out and return the form to the front office ASAP.

Tay Fisher’s Fundamental Basketball Camp – The camp will be held at Troy High School, August 8-12, 9AM-2PM for ages 8-15. The cost per player is $225.00. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The camp is limited to 50 campers and is on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in registering please let us know. We will be glad to send home the registration form.

Indoor Spring Sale – Saturday, May 21st – 10AM to 2PM – Come to St. Jude School for our first Indoor Spring Sale. Registration forms were sent home. If you would like to reserve a table please send $20.00 with the form in by Friday, May 6th. After this date, the fee per table will increase to $25.00. Please make checks payable to St. Jude PCA.

HELP KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING PLEASE take a few minutes to make a call to your state assembly representative and senator to encourage them to include Education Tax Credits in the NYS Budget. Our families don’t deserve to be disappointed again! Go here - http://www.nyscatholic.org/nys-catholic-conference-action-center/, to look up your representative and to take action. A personal phone call or visit is also highly recommended. THE TIME IS NOW, THIS CAN’T WAIT!!!

North Greenbush Arbor Day/Earth Day Extravaganza – Saturday, May 7th, 12-2PM at Town Hall, Douglas & Main Ave., Wynantskill or 2-4PM at Snyder’s Lake Town Beach, Wynantskill. Join us to plant trees, shrubs and flowers with the goal of beautifying our public spaces and providing shade shelter at our playgrounds. Participants will be able to plant their own vegetable container gardens to take home. Cardboard egg cartons needed-drop off at town hall please! Volunteers are needed. Please email supervisorsoffice@townofng.com for more information.

Gently Used Uniform Sale – Our uniform sale will be held from June 6th to June 21st. Parents needed to help set up the uniform sale on Sunday, June 5th.

Vacation Bible School – Barnyard Roundup-July 11-15, 9AM to 12PM and Cave Quest-July 25-29, 9AM-12PM. Registration forms were sent home to Pre-K through 4th grades.

Lunch Program – The May Lunch Menu is now available online.

Monthly Calendar – The May Calendar is now available online.

Colonie Center School Bucks –Just bring your receipts to Guest Services located on the lower level near Five Guys. We are in 4th place.

From the Nurses Desk –We continue to have several cases of pink eye, strep throat, and the stomach virus. We also have had a few confirmed cases of the flu. If your child shows any signs of these illnesses, please keep them home and call school to let us know. Thank you.



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