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News Notes
June 9, 2017

Pre-K New This Year – New for the 2017-18 school year all Pre-K students will be required to wear uniforms. This uniform will consist of the green SJS sweatpants and the grey SJS t-shirts. These items may be purchased at Student Styles.

Student Styles (15 Cobbee Rd., Latham) – Spring Sale – 10% off all uniforms, items, in stock store orders and web orders – begins 6/1 to 6/15/17 (two weeks only). Phone 220-9244 for more information.

Notice from the Nurse’s Office – Parent/Guardian, if your child has medications at school, they must be picked up by an adult on or before the last day of school. Medication cannot be sent home with your child. Any medications not picked up will be disposed of. Please remember new students as well as grades K-2 and 4th need updated physical and immunization records at the beginning of the school year. Physicals can be anytime within one year of the first day of school. Pre-K needs immunization records before school starts. These records can be sent in over the summer.

St. Jude the Apostle School Community Garden – St. Jude School is seeking donations for their community garden. For more details please email Mrs. Kathy Vonk at mrsvonk@yahoo.com. Please remember to bring a change of shoes on STREAM day. Thank you for all of the donations we have received so far.

Gently Used Uniform Sale – We are currently holding our annual gently used uniform sale. Take what you need and leave a monetary donation in the cash box. Last day to wear school uniforms will be June 16th.

2016-17 Year Books – Year books are here! The cost of the year book is $15.00 for one or $25.00 for two. Please send your order form in as soon as possible. There are only a few year books left.

Pre-K and Kindergarten – The last day of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten will be Friday, June 16th. Monday, June 19th Pre-K will graduate at 9AM and Kindergarten will graduate at 1PM. This is not a school day for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Please look for information from their teachers in regards to the time they need to arrive to school for their graduation.

6th Grade Awards Ceremony – The Awards Ceremony for 6th grade will take place on Monday, June 12th after the 8:00AM mass.

6th Grade Graduation – 6th grade graduation will take place on Monday, June 19th at 7PM. All 6th grade students have a half day on Monday, June 19th – 11AM dismissal.

All school tuition and CASE must be paid in full or students will not be able to graduate with their classmates and records will not be forwarded. If you have concerns, please contact Mrs. Cox.

Early Childhood Summer Program Reminder – We are still accepting registrations. Spots are filling up fast so please do not wait to register! The program runs from June 26th to August 25th for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Regular camp hours – 8AM to 3PM, $150.00 per week. Extended camp hours 8AM to 5:30PM, $175.00 per week. Two or more children 10% discount. When registering a $50.00 activity fee per child is due.

SchoolKidz – A Staple Company – We will be offering a program that will save you some time shopping for school supplies. Order online through SchoolKidz-click, pay and it will be delivered right to your child’s classroom! It will only take you about 5 minutes! No hassle-trying to find a parking spot, then shopping and trying to get all those supplies to school on or before the first day of school. This is where your child’s updated school supply list can be found. Go to www.shopttkits.com and use our code #96582. Pre-K Nap Matt (for full day 3 year olds) and Flash Drives (for grades 3-6) are not included in the supply kit. They are also available on www.shopttkits.com. Orders must be submitted no later than June 23rd. The system will shut down and not accept any orders after this date.

New York State Senate Summer Reading Program – Join Senator Marchione this summer in promoting literacy and indulging in the wonderful world of books. Students and their parents can log on to marchione.nysenate.gov.com and create a profile, record reading progress, share books on face book and earn a certificate.

Rensselaer County Child Passenger Safety Checks:
Saturday, July 29, Center Brunswick Fire Station
Saturday, September 9, Castleton Volunteer Ambulance
For more information contact Eric Dahl @ 266-1970 or edahl@nycap.rr.com or NYSP Troop G Traffic @ 783-3258

Text Message Notifications – Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. You can participate in this free service by sending a text message of “Y or” “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “stop”. Please note the number 67587 is the correct number to use.

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 have dropped to 13th place.
Thank you Marianne Hunter for volunteering to be the chairperson for the 2017-18 School Bucks Program! If anyone is interested in helping Marianne and earn some service commitment hours please let us know.

When school shopping at Colonie Center please remember to save your receipts. Turn them in on the first day of school or drop them off to be stamped at the Colonie Center Guest Service. (If you would like us to return them please let us know) Receipts will be accepted with dates running from August 1st to June 1st of the 2017-18 school year. They have to be turned in within 30 days from the date on the receipt.

From the Nurse’s Desk – Summer Tips – Use sunscreen when outside. Always wear a helmet when bike riding. No running or pushing around the pool. Please have a safe, fun filled summer. See you in September!

June Reminders
Monday, June 12th – Presentations of the 6th grade awards following the 8AM Mass
Tuesday, June 13th – Field Day for grades 4-6
Wednesday, Jude 14th – Field Day for grades 1-3
Friday, Jude 16th – Last Day of School for grades K and Pre-K
Monday, June 19th – Pre-K graduation at 9AM; Kindergarten graduation at 1PM; 6th grade graduation at 7PM
Wednesday, June 21st – Last day of school, half day-11AM dismissal

2017-18 School Tuition - Your tuition rates for the 2017-18 school year have been entered into FACTS. Any financial aid, for grades K-6 only, will be applied after you apply for the FACTS aid and grants. We have noticed that some of you who did apply have incomplete applications. The deadline of April 15th has passed. If you created a FACTS aid and grants application please make sure all documents have been uploaded. No new applications are being accepted. You will also need to meet with Mrs. Cox to discuss the tuition assistance or aid and sign a tuition agreement.

NEW THIS YEAR – All families will need to set up banking or credit card information in order to make any payments. We will no longer be accepting checks or cash. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Cox with any questions. .

Summer Bible Camp – Registration forms have been sent home. Please send your registrations back to school as soon as possible.

Fall Festival – Our St. Jude Catholic Community Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Planning has begun and they are looking for volunteers. We are looking for ideas, help with advertising, chair one of our booths and many other opportunities to help out. If you could just give a couple of hours of your time this would count as a part of your service commitment hours. Many hands make light work! Please contact Jessica Dworakowski at 518-229-3079 or StJudesFestival@outlook.com.



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