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Nuturing and Educating Since 1953


News Notes
November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Luncheon – Our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, November 24th. Time of servings: last names starting A-L; 11:00am-12:00pm  M-Z; 12:00PM-1:00PM.

Race for Education – We have made over $20,000.00! Mrs. Baker needs to pucker up for the pig! We are looking for a pig. Anyone know of a pig that is available?

Banking - FEAST ON SAVINGS CONTEST-save three times during the month of November to be entered in a drawing for a $50.00 GameStop gift certificate.

Taping for NBCTC Christmas Show - Again this year we are taping a Christmas show for NBCTC out of North Adams Massachusetts. Producer, Brian Isaac will be at the school on Monday, Nov. 30th.

REMINDER On Friday, December 11th is Babysitting night at St. Jude’s School! We still have openings …. Drop off time is 5:30 p.m/pickup time is 9:00 p.m. For the entire 3 ½ hours, cost will be $15 total per child! Price includes pizza (2 slices), and we would ask each family to bring a box of juice pouches and/or packages of bottled water. Snack will be provided. If you have not completed a form, please email Tina Daley at bbbdaley@nycap.rr.com and she will provide the form.
NOTE: Gift wrapping will also be available on this night. Packages must be brought in at the start of the event and must be retrieved at the conclusion of the evening.

Helping Hands - As you know, St. Jude the Apostle School is a special place. We boast of great students and a wonderful faculty and staff. A big part of what makes St. Jude the Apostle School a wonderful place is the involvement of parents in our classrooms and school activities. We welcome parents, grandparents and special friends as volunteers and are thankful to have active and involved families. If you have not yet signed up to help our school, it is not too late. Please call 283-0333 today!

St. Jude Chorus – On Sunday, December 6th during the Victorian Stroll, the chorus will be performing at St. Anthony’s Church at 1:30PM. On Thursday, December 17th at 6:30PM the chorus will be performing at Colonie Center in center court.

St. Jude Ski Club - Have some fun and join St. Jude the Apostle Ski Club Jiminy Peak, Friday Nights beginning January 8th for 6 weeks~ Open to all levels ~Options for Ski Lessons, Rentals or just Ski Lift Pass. For all families, students, parishioners of St. Jude the Apostle. Please email Kristee Gemmill for more information kkennedy@nycap.rr.com.

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

Table of the Lord – Please join our Catholic Community on Wednesday, December 2nd, with Rev. Rick Lesser presiding at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle, Albany for the taping of the Table of the Lord. The taping will run from 6 to 8PM. If you have any questions please contact the parish office at 283-1162.

Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund – Please join Bishop Edward Scharfenberger on Wednesday, December 2nd, 7:30AM at New Hall, Massry Commons, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville to learn more about the Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund. Breakfast is being served from 8-9am. This event is free.

Santa’s Magic Express – Thursday, December 3rd. Show time is 6:30PM. Contact Yankee Trails at 286-2400 or go to their website www.yankeetrails.com to order your tickets. School will receive $5.00 for each ticket sold.

Winter Snow Ball Dance – Friday, December 4th, 6-8:30PM. Grades 4, 5 & 6 are invited from St. Jude School, Parish and friends. Semi-formal attire is requested. Pizza, popcorn, baked goods, and soda will be available for purchase. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to take pictures with your friends in our Holiday Photo-Booth!

The Ned Show – Monday, December 7th, 1:00-1:45PM. This is a 45 minute character education assembly which promotes positive attitudes and encourages students to do their best every day. More information will be sent home soon.

Santa’s Secret Workshop – Wednesday, December 9th and Thursday, December 10th. Children in grades Pre-K to 6th purchase gifts for family and friends. A schedule and pricing will be announced soon.

Breakfast with Santa – Sunday, December 20th-8AM to 11AM. Come have breakfast served up by the Knights of Columbus and visit with Santa! Breakfast is available for $8.00 per adult; $4.00 for children, 12 and under are free.

Scholastic Book Fair – Sunday, December 20th during our “Breakfast with Santa” you will be able to purchase books. Monday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 22nd children in grades Pre-K to 6th will have the opportunity to purchase books. A schedule will be announced soon.

Christmas Concert – Monday, December 21st Pre-K at 1:00PM and K-6 at 7PM.

Mark your calendar for the following 6th grade events – 12/4-Snow Ball Dance; 1/29-Glow Party; 3/11-Zumba Family Night; 6/6-6/9-6th grade Nature’s Classroom field trip; 6/20-Awards Night and 6/21-Graduation.

Christmas Recess – Wednesday, December 23rd half day, 11:00AM dismissal. Thursday, December 24th to Friday, January 1, 2016 no school. Classes resume on Monday, January 4th, 2016.

St. Jude Catholic Community Annual Christmas Pageant - Plans are now in progress for the Annual Christmas Pageant to be presented during the Children’s Mass on Sunday, December 24, at 4:00p.m. There will be two rehearsals: Saturday December 12 and Saturday, December 19 from 10:30-Noon in Church. If your child(ren) is interested, please arrange to have them attend both rehearsals. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Patti Mugrace, Pageant Coordinator.

Colonie Center School Bucks – School Bucks has begun for the 2015-16 school year. Please remember to send in your receipts from any store in the Colonie Center so that our school may collect points. If you need your receipts back please let us know!

From the Nurses Desk – Please remember to send in your updated immunization records and physicals. We also need dental forms for grades K, 2, 4 and any new registered students. It is cold season! Please remember to cover your mouth when coughing and wash your hands regularly.

Musical Instruments Needed - For St. Gabriel’s School ,Fontaine, Haiti. Do you have any musical instruments not being used? Maybe played for a year or two then lost interest .Our sister school, St. Gabriel’s in Fontaine, Haiti has the opportunity to start a music program with instruments. We are taking up a collection of used instruments specifically: Flutes, Clarinets, Oboes, Trumpets, Trombones, and Drums. If you would like to donate your instrument please leave it in the school office. All donations need to be collected by Dec. 18th. Thank you for your help. For more information please contact Mr. Ascioti naamusic@nycap.rr.com

Calling all Target and Amazon Shoppers!! Do you enjoy shopping at Target and Amazon? If you do you could easily be making money for St Jude the Apostle School, doing nothing more than your usual shopping! It’s easy, here’s how:
Amazon I Smile: On your next visit to shop at Amazon please go to smile.amazon.com. You will need to select a charitable organization. Please select St Jude the Apostle school in Wynantskill, NY. After you make this selection it will give you the option to bookmark Smile.amazon.com please do so. All Amazon purchases need to be made through smile.amazon.com in order for us to receive a percentage of your purchase.
Target Red Card: If you shop with a Target Red card (credit or debit card) a percentage of your purchases could be coming back to St Jude the Apostle School. It is very easy to sign-up. Visit target.com/tcoe and you will see Sign me up. You can search for St Jude the Apostle by name, zip code, or city and state. Once you pick St Jude the Apostle School you only need to add your red card information (name and account number). Every time you shop in store or online using your red card once you have registered you will be supporting our School. Please share with friends and family as well. These simple things could add up to some great funding for our school.



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