June 18, 2015
It is hard to believe how quickly the school year has passed and come to an end. I would like to thank you for your faith, trust, and commitment to the mission of St. Jude the Apostle School. It is your belief in the Catholic education values that help us to sustain our school. We respect the sacrifices each family makes to send their child to St. Jude the Apostle, and we will continue to put your child first in everything we do! This was a very busy year and you, as partners in education, played a great role in making it a success!
Although it is a hectic time of year, it is the time when I most realize how blessed we all are to be part of the ministry of St. Jude the Apostle. Parents and teachers commit their time and energy every day toward creating a nurturing environment in which children can thrive! We wish our sixth grade students all the best as they journey on to new places. Sixth grade graduation is a time for celebration and reflection on the impact faith-based education has made on each student, and parents proudly see their child as the St. Jude Graduate:
A believer formed in the Catholic Faith community
An effective communicator
A reflective and creative thinker
A self- directed, responsible, life-long learner
A collaborative contributor to society who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work
A caring family member
A responsible citizen
In closing, I take this opportunity to congratulate all students of St. Jude the Apostle School! I wish you all a very happy, safe and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as a family to talk, play, and pray together. I look forward to seeing you all in September!
Catholic Schools Survey. The Troy 2016 Innovation Committee is seeking input from the public as it works to identify opportunities to help Catholic School students in the Troy/Wynantskill area continue to grow and thrive. If you weren’t part of the phone survey, you’re invited to complete the survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Troy2016Innov Surveys must be completed by Monday, June 29.
June 28 Holy Hour with Bishop Scharfenberger for Religious Liberty & Freedom -Join with Bishop Edward Scharfenberger on Sunday, June 28 at 7pm as the Albany Diocese gathers for a special Holy Hour for Religious Liberty and Freedom of Conscience at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd in Clifton Park as part of our Diocese’s observance of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom. For more information about the Holy Hour and the Fortnight for Freedom go to www.rcda.org/fortnight.
Gently Used Uniform Sale – The FSC will be holding the uniform sale from Monday, June 15th to Friday, June 19th.
Last Day of School – tomorrow, June 19th there is a half day of school. Dismissal is at 11:00AM.
Lunch Program – Any yellow lunch tickets that you have may be carried over to the 2015-16 school year.
Student Styles Back to School Sale – May 15th thru June 30th 10% off of all orders paid in full by July 1st. StudentStyles, 15 Cobee Road, Latham, NY-www.yourstudentstyles.com or call 220-9244.
Supper Raffle Tickets are now on sale! – Tickets for the supper raffle are available for purchase at $100.00 each. The lucky winner will be drawn at our International Food Fest on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. Contact the parish office if you are interested. 283-1162
KOC All You Can Eat Breakfast – Treat your favorite person to breakfast on Father’s Day, June 21st sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Happy Father’s Day!
St. Jude the Apostle School Website – Check out our redesigned website sjsalbany.org. You will find information about our school lunch program , school supply list and much more.
Tuition Policy - If there is outstanding tuition after June 1st we will not be able to forward records and if your child is graduating they may not participate. No re-registrations will be accepted for our summer program, the 2015-16 school year and CASE until the 2014-15 tuition and CASE payments are paid in full.
Diocesan 5K Dash -to benefit the Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund for our four high schools-Saturday, June 20th at The Crossings, Town of Colonie Park, South Pavilion. Registration – 8:00AM-9:00AM; 8:30AM Dash for Hope Kids Race(free for kids 10 and under); 9:00AM 5K Road Race and 5K Walk. Fees: $15.00 for students in the Diocesan Catholic Schools, $20.00 early bird adult/non-students on or before May 1 and $25.00 Race Day-All participants. Register at finishright.com.
Vacation Bible School – There will be two weeks of Bible School this year! Week one “Everest” is July 6-10 (9:00AM-Noon). Week two “Shining Star” is July 20-24 (9:00AM-Noon). The cost for each week will be $20.00 for 1 child, $10.00 for each additional child. Forms will be emailed to you. If you need a hard copy please let the front office know.
Colonie Center School Bucks – School Bucks has ended for the 2014-15 school year. Please remember to start saving your receipts for the 2015-16 school year!
From the Nurses Desk – Please remember the sun is becoming stronger so using sunscreen is very important. Sunscreen should be applied ever two hours when you are out in the sun for the day. Please have your health records sent to school before your child/children start the 2015-16 school year.
Have a wonderful Summer! We will see you in September. Grades K-6 will begin on Tuesday, September 8th and our Pre-K will being on Monday, September 14th.
September Happenings – Tuesday, 9/1-Welcome Picnic for New Families; Friday, 9/11-Paul Effman Band Demonstration; Wednesday, 9/16-Back to School Night and Saturday, 9/26-St. Jude Catholic Community Fall Festival.
Stroll for Epilepsy – Sunday, 9/13, 2015 at Saratoga Spa State Park in Columbia Pavilion. Register, fundraise or donate: http://bitly.com/EFNENY. Registration is $25.00 per person, $30.00 day of the event. Students 13 or older $10.00. Children 12 and under are free. All proceeds to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. For more information call 456-7501.
Student Supply List
Please be sure that all items (including clothing) are labeled with child’s name
Physical Education: Students in grades Kindergarten through 6 wear physical education uniform and sneakers on physical education days. Pre-K wear sneakers and play clothes to school on physical education day. As a general rule for all grades, for safety reasons, we ask that dangling earrings and other jewelry not be worn on physical education days. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Art: Grades 1-6 smock or large old shirt (please label).
Technology: 1-pocket folder (name and subject on folder). Grades 3-6 needs one 2-4 gb flash drive (labeled with name in permanent marker, please reuse last year’s if it is still in working order).
Spanish: Grades 1, 1-pocket folder
Grades 2-3, 1-composition notebook
Grades 4-6, 1-two subject notebook(with pocket folders)
Please label your folders/notebooks with your name and subject.
Health: Grades 3-6, 1-pocket folder with name and subject on it.
Music: Grades 3-6, 1-pocket folder with name and subject on it, pencils.
Chorus Members: Nothing needed this year!
Religion for grades 3-6: 1-pocket folder and 1-spiral bound notebook.
Pre-K: 1 standard sized backpack, 1-plasic folder with pockets on the bottom, 6-large boxes of tissues, 3-large rolls of paper towels, $5.00 in a labeled envelope for journal,
1-package of playdoh (playdoh brand), 1-roll 3m/scotch masking tape, 3-containers of baby wipes (for hands), 10 glue sticks, 1- package gallon size baggies, 1-box sandwich size bags- ziplock, 1- spill proof water bottle and an extra change of clothes-in a zip lock bag-labeled with child’s name. Tri-fold rest mat for full day 3yr. old only available at Wal-Mart. (These mats are easy to store so please do not send anything else)
Kindergarten: 1-labeled zip locked bag with an extra set of underclothing and socks(to stay in book bag all year). 1 pack of markers(washable), 1 roll of paper towels, 3 box of tissues, 1 Primary composition notebook, 1 pack crayola crayons(24), 5 large gluesticks (large .74oz or 1.27oz) , 2 plastic(sturdy) folders, supplies need not be labeled and 1-half inch binder We anticipate asking for additional supplies in January as our routines and needs change or as our towels and tissues dwindle.
First Grade: Label the following: 3 marble composition notebooks(different colors/patterns if possible), 1 pair of scissors, 1 large canvas zipper pouch, 4 two-pocket folders, 2- 24 count boxes of crayola crayons, 1 pack washable markers, 1 pad of lined primary paper(keep at home for homework). Do not label (stored in the classroom) the following: 4 boxes of tissues, 2 large packages of eraser caps, 4 large glue sticks, 1 box of band aids, 1 eight count of dry erase markers, 2 boxes of Ticonderoga pencils, 2 washcloths(dollar store is fine), 1 box of Ziploc bags, 2-rolls paper towels and 1 large babywipes.
Second Grade: 3 boxes of #2 pencils (Dixon Ticonderoga), 3 packages of pink pencil top erasers,4 Marble wide-ruled composition notebooks, 4 two-pocket folders , 6 boxes of tissues, 1 (2) pack of blue or black dry erase markers, 1 (4) pack of highlighters, 3 glue sticks, Scissors (child size), 1 box Crayola crayons (24 count), Colored Pencils (10 or 12 count), Crayola thin tip markers (10 or 12 count) ,1 plastic or soft-sided supply box, 3 rolls of paper towels, 1 large container baby wipes and 1 gallon size pack of Ziploc bags.
Third Grade: (1) blue 1 ½” binder , 1 package of binder dividers(only need a 4 pack), 4 pocket folders with pockets on the bottom (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green), 2-one subject notebooks, 1 marble composition journal, 3 glue sticks, 6 boxes of tissues, 24 pack of Crayola crayons, 10 pack of thin markers, 2 sturdy, snap-shut pencil box, pencil sharpener, scissors, pencils, pencil top erasers, 4 Expo black dry-erase markers and 4 rolls of paper towels.
Fourth Grade - 2-boxes #2 pencils, 1-box crayons, 1-box markers (thin, classic colors), 2 packages of wide ruled lined paper, 2 Composition Notebooks (1 Creative Writing, 1 Spelling) Different Colors/Design Preferred, 1 scissors, 1-ruler (wood or plastic, hard-no rubber/flimsy), 1 pencil sharpener, 1 pencil holder (hard box), 2 1-subject notebooks (1 Black labeled for Math; 1 Red labeled for Language Arts), 1 3-subject notebook (Labeled for Science, Social Studies and Religion), 3 Pocket Folders ANY PATTERN (Labeled 1 Morning Work, 1 Homework, 1 Notices), Hard Plastic Preferred , 5 Pocket Folders (Red labeled Writing, Yellow labeled Reading, Green labeled Social Studies, Orange labeled Science, Black labeled Math) Hard Plastic Preferred and 1 package of dry erase markers and eraser or cloth for erasing.
The following will be shared items for the classroom: 2 packages of eraser caps, 1 package colored pencils, 1 package of glue sticks, 6 boxes of tissues, 3 paper towel rolls.
Fifth and Sixth Grade – A folder for morning work and a folder for homework (any heavier 2 pocket folders); Orange folder(Math); Blue folder(SS); Green folder(Sci); Yellow folder(Writing); Black folder with 3 ring prongs for daily journal; One 11/2 inch binder for ELA ; Two spiral notebooks for Math(any color); Seven one subject notebooks; One box of each-crayons, markers, and colored pencils, one pencil case(no boxes please); One ruler(with inches and centimeters); Highlighters; Pink erasers or pencil top erasers; Scissors; Twenty Four #2 pencils; Four packages of lined paper; Two packages of index cards; Four green pens; 12 Blue/Black pens (non-clicking); six boxes of tissues; Two large rolls of paper towels and PLEASE make sure to label all of your items!