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News Notes
October 13, 2017

Knights of Columbus All You Can Eat Breakfast – Join the KOC this Sunday, October 15th in Dammann Hall (school gym) from 8AM to 11AM. Bring a gently worn adult or child’s coat and receive (1) FREE breakfast! Otherwise, Kids 5 and under are free, adults $8, children under 12, $4. All coat donations will be delivered to Doors of Hope in Averill Park.

St. Jude Welcome Committee – We invite everyone to attend our meet and greet “under the tent” between 10AM and 11AM, between the 2 Sunday Masses this Sunday, October 15th. The Feast of St. Jude is October 28th making it a wonderful way to celebrate our 65 years as an active & vibrant parish.

St. Jude the Apostle Parish Ground Breaking Ceremony - After 8AM Mass on Monday, October 16th the children will be joining the St. Jude Catholic Community for the ground breaking ceremony for the new parish office.

Next FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH @ 6:30P.M.
This event is for anyone 16 years of age or older.
The evening will be filled with good food, great vendors, an inspirational speaker, and most importantly wonderful friends and lots of laughs. Tickets are $35.00 each and all proceeds will go directly to Teresa Swider to help with medical expenses. Men are invited too! Take your lady out for a nice relaxing time. Contact Patti Mugrace (mugrap@gmail.com) or Mary Diehl (sjsoffice@nycap.rr.com) if you are coming! We would like to take this time and ask for prayers for Teresa. Thank you.

Wing War – Saturday, November 4th – Join us at the Franklin Terrace located on Campbell Ave. in Troy for our annual Wing War. Tickets are $25.00 each or you may purchase a VIP ticket for $40.00. Go to www.capitalwingwars.com to purchase your tickets.

Many Hands Make For Easy Work Monthly Collections for Joseph’s House Shelter Friday, Oct. 20th Monthly Collection: Baby Shampoo & Deodorant (Men & Women) On Friday, Oct. 20th SJS will be collecting the above items for Joseph’s House and Shelter. These items are in high demand for the residence at the shelter. Many items we use everyday are difficult for those in need to purchase. Your help is greatly appreciated. Mr. Ascioti

Iowa testing began on Wednesday, October 11th for students in 3rd – 6th grade. Testing will take place in the morning each day and will conclude by Friday, October 20th. Please be sure your child is well rested each day and has a good breakfast each morning. Results should be available approximately 2 weeks after the conclusion of testing and results will be shared with all families.

Race For Education October 27th Revised Times:
Pre-K Friends (Dunham & Baker) 8:45-9:15AM
5th & 6th Grades 8:45-9:45AM
Pre-K Friends (Freyssinier & Farley) 9:45-10:15AM
Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grades 9:45-10:45AM
3rd & 4th Grades 10:45-11:45AM

Thanksgiving Luncheon – Tuesday, November 21st –Our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon is fast approaching. We are sending home the forms you will need to fill out and send back to school to reserve your lunch. Fulfill some of your service commitment hours by giving us some of your time.

Save the date –12/21/17- St. Jude School Christmas Concert - Pre-K at 1:00PM and grades K-6 at 7:00PM.

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. 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 will be happy to submit your receipts on a weekly and/or monthly basis.

October Reminders
Friday, October 20th – Ladies Night Out
Friday, October 27th – Race for Education
Friday, October 27th – Halloween Parade

November Reminders
Saturday, November 4th – Wing War
Tuesday, November 7th – Election Day No School for students/Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 9th – Professional Development Day-No School
Friday, November 10th – Veteran’s Day-No School
Monday, November 13th – Picture Re-take day
Thursday, November 16th – Barnes & Noble Book Fair & Cheesecake Sale
Tuesday, November 21st – Thanksgiving Luncheon
Wednesday, 11/22 to Friday, 11/24 – Thanksgiving recess No school

Barnes & Noble Book Fair – Save the Date – Thursday, November 16th – Join us at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair located at Colonie Center. Come meet Mark Cheverton, author of Minecraft books, from 5-7PM , start Christmas shopping, get your face painted, listen to some of our faculty & staff read to you, St. Jude Chorus will perform and other fun activities. More information will be going home soon. All proceeds will be shared with all classrooms. Thank you Mrs. Wendy DeBell for organizing this event!

Cheesecake Sale – We will be selling Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes. Orders are pre-paid only. Forms went home to oldest and only. Orders with payment are due not later than Monday, October 30. All proceeds will be shared with all classrooms. Thank you Mrs. Wendy DeBell for organizing this event!

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

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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