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Nurturing and Educating Since 1953


News Notes
May 20, 2016

Spring Luau - Grades 3-6-Tonight, May 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. $10.00 which includes: admission, hot dog, and drink. This event is sponsored by the 6th grade. All proceeds will benefit Nature’s Classroom field trip.

Indoor Spring Sale –Tomorrow- Saturday, May 21st, 10:00AM to 2:00PM at St. Jude the Apostle School gym, 42 Dana Ave., Wynantskill. Early bird preview 8:30AM to 10:00AM for a $5.00 entrance fee.

Lifetouch Year Books Coming Soon – The order form for 2015-16 year book was sent home. Year books are $12.00 each. There will be a limited number of yearbooks available. Don’t miss out! Order soon! Please make payment to St. Jude the Apostle School.

Tuition Policy - Please be reminded that your final tuition balance was due by May 15, 2016 and our tuition policy will not allow the following if there is an outstanding balance.
-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.

Paul Effman Music Services – Last day of band was 5/19/16. Thank you Mr. Adam El-Fawal for a great year. Please remember to have all instruments back to school by Wednesday, 5/25.

UNUSED SNOW DAYS – Please note that school will not be in session on Thursday, May 26th and Tuesday, May 31st

Colonie Center School Bucks – Every time you, your family and friends shop at Colonie Center, you can help our school earn points. At the end of the school year, Colonie Center will give away $20,000 in cash prizes to the top 10 schools!! Just bring your receipts to Guest Services located on the lower level near Five Guys. Currently we are in 4th place!

Many Hands Make Easy Work Collection: We are going to end the year collecting can goods. Bring them in whenever you can. This will be a continuous collection until the end of the school year. We are going to create a Can Sculpture to raise awareness for hunger in our community. We appreciate your support and generosity.

Scholastic Book Fair – Thursday, May 19th Pre-K & Kindergarten and Friday, May 20th grades 1-6. This book fair is a buy one get one of equal value for free.

Mighty Miles – The miles keep piling up here in our Mighty Milers Program! Most of the students have gone over the three mile mark with many on their way to their fourth mile! The school total as of May 6th was 366 miles! The students should be very proud of their efforts! Keep up the great work Might Milers! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Miss Larkin.

Gently Used Uniform Sale – Get ready for the annual SJS Gently Used Uniform Sale! The sale will take place the week of June 6th through June 21st at the school. Please send in all gently used uniforms at your earliest convenience. Donations of new or gently used totes with lids to hold and store the uniforms before and after the sale would be greatly appreciated; we have accumulated quite a few uniforms from past sales and anticipate several more donations this year.

Student Styles Back to School Sale – May 15th thru June 30th save 10% off all orders paid in full before July 1. Student Styles is located on 15 Cobbee Road, Latham, NY. Visit www.yourstudentstyles.com or call 202-9244 for more information.

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

SEFCU School Banking – SEFCU’S mobile branch is coming to St. Jude School on Wednesday, March 25th. This fun-filled stop at our school allows the students to make deposits at a real SEFCU branch. Students would also be able to tour the branch and speak with SEFCU representative about the importance of saving. Any new student who would like to open an account may do so as well. Please contact the school office at 283-0333 if you would like a form to open a new account sent home.

2016 St. Jude Catholic Community Volunteer Appreciation Dinner – Thursday, June 9th at the Franklin Terrace Banquet House (On Campbell’s Ave., Troy) from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Please join us so we may thank you for your time and talent you give to our Parish and School. Please call 283-1162 if you would like to join us.

Character Awards - We are pleased to announce that 12 students received a character award during morning prayers on Friday, May 6th. This month's award ceremony is to recognize and celebrate students who exhibit outstanding character by cultivating, fostering and demonstrating the virtue of being honest. Congratulations to Isaiah Schneible, Lucy Di Pietrantonio, Abigail Harriman, Noelle Ascioti, John Mazzariello, Sara Baker, Connor Danz, Ryan Hannigan, Blake Murphy, Abigale Bates, Alessia Valente, and Fionnegan McElwee.

Beautiful Flower Beds – Thank you to Mr. Bernie Husser and other volunteers who make the front of our school look beautiful. Unfortunately we have noticed children and adults walking and running through the flower beds. Please be mindful not to walk in the flower beds when entering and leaving the school. Thank you.

50 Years of Priestly Ministry – You are invited to an anniversary celebration for Fr. John (Jack) Varno on Sunday, May 29th at 12:00PM for a Mass of Thanksgiving to be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, Ballston Lake, New York. Reception to follow on the church grounds. RSVP by May 15th. (518-399-5713)

Pig Roast – June 4th from 12PM to 4PM Questar III Rensselaer Educatinal Center located at 35 Colleen Road, Troy will be holding a pig roast to benefit the Rensselaer Educational Center scholarship fund in honor of Madi Stern. (Rain date Sunday, June 5th.) Tickets are $10.00 per person which includes: baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad and corn bread. (Vegetarian options available) Contact Chef Andrew Ottati at 273-2264 if you would like to order. Walk ins are welcome.

May Reminders
Friday, May 20th – Spring Luau-grades 3-6, 6-8PM
Saturday, May 21st – Indoor Spring Sale-10AM-2PM

June Reminders
Thursday, June 2nd -5th grade field trip to the Great Escape
Friday, June 3rd – 4th grade Science test
Monday, June 6th – 4th grade Science written test
Monday, June 6th to Thursday, June 9th – 6th grade field trip to Natures Classroom
Friday, June 10th – Pre-K field trip-rain date-Tuesday, June 14th
Wednesday, June 15th – Field Day for grades 4-6
Thursday, June 16th – Field Day for grades K-3
Friday, June 17th – Last day of school for Pre-K & K
Friday, June 17th – 5th & 6th grade pass it on ceremony at Morning Prayer
Friday, June 17th – PCA treating every student to ice cream from Mr. Ding-a-Ling
Friday, June 17th – Last day to wear your uniform
Friday, June 17th – Payment for summer camp due
Monday, June 20th – Pre-K graduation at 9:00AM; Kindergarten graduation at 1:00PM
Monday, June 20th – 6th grade awards night at 6:30PM
Tuesday, June 21st – 6th grade graduation at 7:00PM
Wednesday, June 22nd – Last day of school for grades 1-6; 11:00AM dismissal
Monday, June 27th –Summer Camp Begins

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

Monthly Calendar – The May Calendar is now available online.

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.

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!!!

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. If you have any questions call 283-1162.

From the Nurses Desk –Sunscreen policy – Students may have over-the-counter sunscreen for the purpose of avoiding overexposure to the sun and not for medical treatment of an injury or illness. Written permission of the parent or guardian of the student must be on record at the school. A student who is unable to physically apply sunscreen may be assisted by unlicensed personnel when directed to do so by the student, if permitted by a parent or guardian and authorized by the school.



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