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WING WAR 12 Thank you to all of the people who helped make Wing War 12 possible. A great group of eleven local restaurants, together with an amazing team of parent volunteers provided a fun, exciting night for over 400 people and raised over $10,000 for the operating budget of St. Jude the Apostle School.
We shook things up a bit this year, and 50 randomly selected patrons voted in our blind taste test for the best wings of the night. The winners were: Winner - Carol's Place for Pizza & Subs 1rst Runner Up - B-rads Bistro & Catering, 2nd Runner Up - Patricelli's Deli and Catering. Congratulations to Natalia Karame, winner of $1,200 in our 50/50 drawing.
The Wing War committee would like to extend a special thank you to Carol Ryan, the Wing War chair, for her dedication to St. Jude the Apostle School and to making Wing War a successful event for the last twelve years. Thank you also to WB Mason, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Tremont REntals, Albany Clothing and Promotions Co., The Wynantaskill Beverage Mart, and Giuliano's Premier Party Rentals for their donations to this event, and to Michael Cocca and the staff at Franklin Terrace Ballroom for their continued support of Catholic education.
Wing War 12 Participating Restaurants: B-rads Bristo and Catering Bella Roma-Price Chopper The Bull & Barrel Smokehouse Grill Towne Tavern Carols Place for Pizza and Subs Brown’s Brewing Forty One Sports Bar and Grille Park Pub and Restaurant Little Bites and More Patricellis Deli and Catering The Black Bear Inn Villa Valenti Pub
Thank You – We collected enough money from our January 29th dress down day to provide Roarke Center with 48 blankets!
Character Award - I am pleased to announce that 12 students from St. Jude the Apostle School received a character award during morning prayers on Tuesday, February 2nd. This month's award ceremony recognized and celebrated students who exhibit outstanding character by cultivating, fostering and demonstrating the virtue of self-control. The faculty, staff and I could not be more proud! Our goal is to have the virtue of acceptance as well as many other virtues practiced daily in the lives of our students and staff. Character is the very foundation of who we are as individuals. How we express, react, rely, and live our faith communicates who we are to each other and in God's world. At St Jude the Apostle School, we have dedicated ourselves to assisting families in the development of children's character. Congratulations to: Anthony Barna, Camilla Desso, Maggie Pafundi, Suki Coco Lin, Ryan Williams, Nathan Harriman, Isabelle Freyssinier, Reese Ahern, Kylie Wood, Dennis Nadeau, Blake Murphy, and Adeline Moore.
School Banking – We are so excited to let you know that our school banker, Madelynn McDade was one of the winners in the “Awaken Your Savings Force” contest on Schoolsavings.com. Madelynn will be receiving a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Congratulations Madelynn!
February Events: Friday, February 5th – Krause’s Candy orders due. Sunday, February 7th – Soup to go orders due. (Pints $3.75/Quarts $7.00) Wednesday, February 10th – Ash Wednesday Mass at 8:00AM-Dress uniform required. Wednesday, February 10th –Pick up your soup to go between the hours of 5-7Pm in the parking lot behind church. Please bring sneakers for PE. Friday, February 12th – Valentine Day Parties in the morning. Friday, February 12th – Faculty and Staff VS. 6th Grade Students Volleyball Game at 1:00PM. Friday, February 12th – Come have dinner and dessert on February 12th. Dinner at Five Guys in East Greenbush from 4pm to 7pm then head across the street for some dessert at 16 handles from 5pm to 7pm. Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th-Winter Recess-No School. Sunday, February 21- 8AM-11Am-KOC all you can eat breakfast. Adult’s $8.00/Ages 5-12 $4.00/children under 5 free. Thursday, February 25th – Drama Club-2:45-3:45PM, All cast & crew need to attend. Friday, February 26th – Lifetouch Spring pictures. Friday, February 26th – Monthly Collection-to be announced. Saturday, February 27th-First Communion Retreat for 2nd grade. Sunday, February 28th – Family Liturgy, 11AM Mass. Sunday, February 28th – “A Visit with St. Paul”, 2:00PM at St. Jude Church. For more information visit www.turntowardGod.com/blog
Report Cards/Tuition Policy – Report cards will be going home Friday, February 5th. 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.
Service Hours for 2015-16 - 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 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.
Luck of the Irish Raffle – It is that time of year again! This is a wonderful fundraising opportunity as well as a lot of fun! Please try to sell as many tickets as you can to family, friends and co-workers. For $10.00 you have 31 chances to win $100.00 with the lucky pot of $1,000.00 on St. Patrick’s Day. You have to play to win!
Lunch Room Volunteers Needed – We are in need of lunch room monitors from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Please let us know by stopping in the office or call 283-0333.
Tuition Rates for 2016- 2017 School Year K-6-One child-$3,660.00; two children-$5,260.00; three or more children-$5,700.00. Pre-K-Half Day-$3,250.00; Full Day-$5,250.00.
Summer Program – Our Summer Program is available to any child entering or currently attending Pre-K and Kindergarten. Summer registration is due by Friday, February 26th. Service Hours for 2015-16 - 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 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.
2016-17 Tuition Assistance - Please remember to complete the Tuition Assistance Application if you wish to be considered for either Diocesan or parish tuition assistance. The link to this application is found on the school website. The website is www.online.factsmgt.com/aid.
Beacon of Hope Scholarship/Lally Financial Aid Program – Deadline to apply for these scholarships is April 15th. Applications and more information may be obtained in the front office.
6th Grade Events - Field trip to Nature’s Classroom-Monday, June 6th to Thursday, June 9th. Awards night-Monday, June 20th. Graduation-Tuesday, June 21st.
Uniform and Spirit Wear LINKS: Spirit Wear http://www.classstyles.com/collections/st-jude-the-apostle-school-spirit-wear Other Garments: http://www.classstyles.com/collections/st-jude-the-apostle-school
Lunchtime Recess - Winter is upon us, but the students will continue to go outside for lunchtime recess, weather permitting. If the temperature and/or wind chill is above 20, the students will be outside. Please remember to send students with coats, hats, and gloves. More importantly, please remember to label your child’s name on some type of tag in sweaters, sweatshirts, coats etc.
Annual Car Show and Family Fun Day – April 16th - If you know of anyone who would be interested in entering their car, truck or motorcycles please contact Peter Fiorino at 858-4718 or PeterFiorino81@gmail.com.
Save the Date - Monday, May 2nd – 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. Cocktail hour-6PM; Live Auction-7PM; Dinner-7:15PM and Silent Auction from 6-9PM.
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?
Lunch Program – The February Lunch Menu is now available online.
Monthly Calendar – February Calendar is now available online.
Colonie Center School Bucks– Easter Bunny Arrival-February 27, 2016-11AM to 1PM Bonus Points Opportunity!!
Join us here at Colonie Center Saturday February 27th11am-1pm to help us welcome the Easter Bunny. For EACH STUDENT that signs in at the event, your school will receive 100 BONUS POINTS! There will be a sign in sheet located in Center Court during the event.
Don’t forget, your school will also get DOUBLE Bonus Points for your photo with the Easter Bunny between February 27th and March 26th! Just bring your receipt to Guest Services located on the lower level near Five Guys.
From the Nurses Desk – The flu season is upon us. Flu is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs. It is important for everyone to get the flu shot. Flu comes on suddenly. Symptoms may include feeling very tired, high fever, head ache, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and sore muscles. The flu is spread through coughing and sneezing. Please remember to cover your mouth and nose to protect others. There have been a few cases of strep throat, stomach bug and upper respiratory virus. If your child shows any signs of sickness please keep them home.