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News Notes
December 1, 2017

Open House for Prospective Families - Sunday, January 28th from 1-3PM. Spread the word!

3rd Annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting – the Town of North Greenbush Youth Make A Difference would like you to join them tomorrow, December 2nd at 6:00PM for their 3rd annual Christmas parade & tree lighting. Parade will start from St. Jude the Apostle School and commence at Town Hall in Wynantskill with a tree lighting ceremony and celebration. St. Jude will once again be participating in the parade. If you would like to join us we will be meeting on the lawn of the school at 5:30PM. Come dressed in your St. Jude colors and bring the whole family! We would like to show everyone how proud we are to be St. Jude Knights.

St. Jude School Chorus – Please join Mr. Ascioti and St. Jude Chorus on Sunday, 12/3 during the Victorian Stroll at St. Anthony’s church (28 State Street, Troy) at 1:30PM. They will also be performing at Colonie Center on 12/14 at 6:00PM.

NO Mass for students on Monday, 12/4 – There will be mass on Friday, 12/8 to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Dress uniform is required. Anyone who has physical education should bring sneakers to school.

St. Nicholas Day – Wednesday, 12/6 is St. Nicholas day. Children in grades Pre-K to 6 will be putting one shoe outside their classroom door in the hopes that St. Nicholas will come to fill their shoe with candy! St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, was a man of faith whose goodness and generosity grew out of his love for God. It enriches our understanding of Santa Claus by showing the real historical person who inspired the familiar legend and traditions.

Santa’s Secret Shop – On Thursday, 12/14 PreK, Kindergarten and 1st grade and Friday, 12/15 grades 2-6 will be able to shop for Christmas gifts for their family and or friends. A form is going home for your convenience. Fill out the form (with the amount your child is able to spend) and the money or check made out to St. Jude School put it in an envelope marked with your child’s name and send it in on the day they will be shopping.

Breakfast with Santa – The Knights of Columbus and our PCA join together to host the all you can eat “Breakfast with Santa”. Join us on Sunday, 12/17 from 8 to 11AM. Adults $8.00, children 6 to 12, $4.00 and children 5 and under free.

Christmas Concerts – Please join us for our annual Christmas concert on 12/21/17. Pre-K will perform at 1:00PM doors will open at 12:30PM. Grades K-6 will perform at 7:00PM doors will open at 6:30PM.

St. Jude Catholic Community Christmas Pageant – Join us on Sunday, December 24th at the 4PM Mass for our annual Christmas Pageant and Mass. If your child/children signed up to be in the pageant rehearsals will take place on Saturday 12/ 9 and Saturday 12/16.

Soda Tabs For Ronald McDonald House – Our Unity friends in Pre-K are collecting soda can tabs for Ronald McDonald House from now until the end of the school year. Please send your tabs to the front office and we will make sure our Unity friends receive them.

Luck of the Irish – March 1 to March 31 - Get your tickets now, they will make great stocking stuffers for Christmas! The cost of each ticket is $10.00 which gives you 30 chances to win $100.00. On March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) one lucky winner will receive $1,000.00 and $100.00 will go to the person who sold the $1,000.00 winning ticket. Information will be in book bags. May the luck of the Irish be with you!!

Lunch Time Recess – Students will be going outside for recess as long as the temperature reads 20 degrees or more and/or the wind chill states that it “feels like” it is more than 20 degrees. Your child should be prepared for outside recess. Please make sure they have coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots. Thank you.

SEFCU School Banking – School Banking will be taking place after morning assembly each Wednesday. If your child does not have an account with SEFCU you will need to open an account for them. Pre-K students are invited to participate in school banking also. St. Jude the Apostle School is affiliated with the SEFCU across form Hudson Valley Community College. Thank you Mrs. Harris for volunteering to be our banker!

*Colonie Center wants to help you earn money for St. Jude the Apostle School! Every time you, your family and your friends shop at Colonie Center, you can help the 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, and we want to be one of them. We are currently in 5th place! It's easy to help- Bring your original cash register receipts from ANY Colonie Center store, restaurant or movie theater to the mall's Guest Services (located on the lower level by Five Guys) and St. Jude the Apostle school will receive 1 SCHOOL BUCKS POINT for EVERY dollar spent! You can also submit your receipt to St. Jude's School (or Church) receipt drop off envelope located in the school (or church) lobby. The school's volunteer coordinator, Mrs. Hunter will be happy to submit your receipts on a weekly and/or monthly basis. Thank you Mrs. Hunter and Carly Hunter (grade 5) for getting us back up to 5th place.

December Reminders
The month of December’s Character Award is obedient(following directions) in the likeness of St. Francis Xavier
Saturday, December 2nd - Annual Christmas Parade @ 6:00PM
Thursday, December 7th – PCA meeting – 7:00PM
Thursday, December 14th & Friday, December 15th – Santa’s Secret Shop
Sunday, December 17th – Knights of Columbus & PCA Breakfast with Santa
Thursday, December 21st – Christmas Concert – Pre-K @ 1:00PM; K-6 @ 7:00PM
Friday, December 22nd – Half Day – Dismissal @ 11:00AM
Sunday, December 24th – St. Jude Catholic Community Christmas Pageant – 4:00PM Mass
Monday, December 25th –( Christmas Day ) to Tuesday, January 2nd – No School

Save the Date – Reconciliation for 2nd grade will be on February 5th at 12:30PM.

Save the Date – Presentation of awards for the graduating 6th grade class will be on Monday, June 11th following the 8:00AM mass. Graduation for 6th grade will be on Monday, June 18th.



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