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News Notes
January 13, 2017

Monday, January 16th – Martin Luther King Day – NO School

Annual Open House – Sunday, January 29th – 1:00 to 3:00PM – Spread the word to anyone interested in learning more about our school. We are always looking for new families to join us!

Registration for the 2017-18 School Year – Registration will be going home the end of next week to all current students. Please make any corrections and send back to the school office by Monday, February 27th. A non-refundable fee of $100.00 per family should be included with your registration form.

Scholarship’s – The Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund for grades 1- 6 will be included in your registration packets. The application is due back to Mrs. Danielle Cox by April 1st. There will also be information for grades 1-6 about the Lally Financial Aid Program. Please read and follow directions carefully.

Family Pizza & Bingo Night – Hosted by grades 2 & 3 - Join us in Dammann Hall (school gym) on Friday, January 20, 5:30PM to 8:00PM. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30PM with Bingo to follow. Cost: Family Deal, $35.00 - one 12 cut pizza, salad, drinks and 5 bingo cards; additional slices $1.50, additional bingo cards $2.00. You will receive your seating time via email a few days before the event. Reservations were due Friday, January 13th. All proceeds will benefit grades 2 & 3 for their end of the year trip to the Bronx Zoo.

Hoop Shoot Breakfast – Please join the KOC on Sunday, January 15th from 8AM-11AM in Damman Hall (school gym) for “All You Can Eat” Pancake breakfast. Proceeds will benefit Catholic youth athletic programs. All children who participate in CYO athletic programs or who sign up for the Hoop Shoot Contest eat FREE! Otherwise, Kids 5 and under are free, adults, $8.00 and kids under 12 $4.00. They will be raffling off a Dick’s Sporting Good gift card.

Hoop Shoot Contest – Join us on Monday, January 16th at 5:45PM for the annual KOC Hoop Shoot Contest. Boys and girls ages 9-14 compete within their own gender/age group by shooting 15 free throws. The participant that makes the most in each gender/age group moves on to the district, regional, and state/provincial levels to compete. Signup is free and starts at 5:45PM. For entry form contact Kevin Sage at 573-3799.

32nd Annual Winter Festival at Grafton Lakes State Park on Saturday, January 28th from 10-4. Join us for snowshoeing, kid’s contests, indoor exhibitors, guided outings, and much more at the 32nd Annual Winter Fest! This is a FREE family-friendly event with something for everyone. For details, call 279-1155.

Luck of the Irish – Luck of the Irish tickets went home over Christmas break. Each family should have received 10 tickets. The cost of each ticket is $10.00 which gives you 31 chances to win in the month of March. Each day there will be a $100.00 winner and on St. Patrick’s Day (3/17) the winner will receive $1,000.00!

Twin Town Little League - Registration is now open and Twin Town Little League will be offering programs for the following levels: T-Ball: (4-5yr olds), Rookie: (5-6yr olds), Farm: (7-8yr olds), Minors (9-10), Majors (11-12), Intermediate (11-13), Senior (13-16).Registration fees are $95 for T-Ball and Rookie, and $125 for Farm, Minors, Majors and Intermediate levels. Senior League is $145. There is a discount for families with more than one player and for Majors players that also participate in the Intermediate level. Families can register on-line by visiting our website: www.ttll.siplay.com and Like us on Facebook at TwinTownLL!!!
If you have any questions, please contact: Andy Murphy (Player Agent) andymurphy541@gmail.com, 585-733-3555. Or Darren Ayotte (Vice President) dayotte212@gmail.com

Outside Recess - The colder temperatures have arrived! Please be sure your child is prepared to go outside everyday for Recess with coats, hats, gloves, scarves, boots, etc. The students will be going outside everyday unless the temperature, with wind chill, is below 20 degrees. It is very important that all students are prepared everyday!

Schedules – The following school districts will be closed and they do not provide bus transportation on these days; Troy closed on 3/24 and Lansingburgh closed on 3/17.

Colonie Center School Bucks – Please remember to drop off your receipts when shopping at Colonie Center at the Guest Services for school buck points. We could be the winner of one of the following cash prizes! 1st place: $8,000; 2nd place: $4,000; 3rd place: $2,000; 4th - 8th place: $1,000 each; 9th - 10th place: $500 each. We are currently in 11th place. We should think positive and go for 1st place!

From the Nurse’s Desk – It is flu season! Please remind your child about good hand washing and coughing or sneezing into their arm. If your child is sick please keep them home. We have been finding some children are being sent to school after taking medication to keep their fevers down which wears off by late morning. Their fever is back and we have to send them home. If they are sent home with a fever they have to be fever free without medication for a full day before they can return. Please keep them home so we do not infect the classroom. There have been a few cases of strep in the school so please keep this in mind when your child is complaining about sore throat, head or stomach ache. We have also had many cases of the stomach bug throughout the building.

January 2017 Reminders
Monday, 1/16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No school
Sunday, 1/29 – Annual Open House, 1 to 3PM
Sunday, 1/29 to Saturday, 2/4 Catholic Schools Week (More information will follow)

Mark Your Calendar – St. Jude School will be holding a Car Show/BBQ/Casino Night on April 29th and Family Fun Day/ Color Run on May 20th, 2017.

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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