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News Notes
April 12, 2017

No School
Holy Thursday, April 13th
Good Friday, April 14th
Spring Break, April 17th to April 21st
Have a blessed Easter. Spend time with family and friends!

“Color For A Cause” – Join Carol’s Place at 536-540 Pawling Ave., Troy on Thursday, April 13th for “Color For A Cause”. Color Easter Eggs, have pizza, snacks and see the Easter Bunny all for $6.00 per person. Reserve your spot for 4 or 6PM by calling 271-7700. Proceeds to benefit Sydney Davey of St. Jude the Apostle Parish.

Special Education PTA – Wynantskill Union Free School District is offering a support group for families in our community who would like more information regarding special education but not limited to. Families who have kids ages 3-21 are welcome to join them tomorrow, April 12th at 7PM in the Gardner-Dickinson School library. For more information call 283-4600 (X33).

Car Show/Chicken BBQ/Casino Night - Please join us on Saturday, April 29th for our Car Show, Chicken BBQ (pre-orders recommended). Casino Night has been canceled.

Giuliano’s Chicken BBQ – Saturday, April 29th – 2 to 6PM – this will be held the same day as the Car Show. Please have your order form in no later than April 24th. The cost of each dinner is $12.00 which includes a half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw and brownie. Pre-ordering is recommended because there will be a limited number of extra dinners at the door. Please make checks payable to St. Jude the Apostle School-PCA.

Lunch Menu – Lunch order forms for the month of May need to be in no later than Tuesday, April 25th.

Lions Eye Bank “Through Their Eyes” Calendar Winners” – Congratulations to the following students for having their art work selected for the “Through Their Eyes” 2018 calendar. February-Gisele Harris, grade 3; April-Adeline Moore, grade K; May-Abigail Carroll, grade 5 and December-Devlin Hotaling, grade 1. Thank you Miss Chapko for giving our students the opportunity to enter this wonderful contest.

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. Please upload all documents requested and have your application complete no later than April 15th to be considered for tuition assistance. Your application will have to be verified to be eligible for any aid or grants. 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.

FACTS has updated our system for the 2017-18 school year. You may now begin applying for FACTS aid and grants. All applications are due by April 15th.

Stations of the Cross – St. Jude Catholic Community will be hosting an evening of Stations of the Cross at 3:00PM on Good Friday. Please join us for this sacred time as we observe Jesus’ journey to the Cross.

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.

Rensselaer County Child Passenger Safety Checks:
Saturday, May 6th, Melrose Fire Station
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

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Community Service Award – This year we will be honoring Carol Ryan and Rev. James E. Clark (Posthumously) on Monday, May 1. Please join us at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave., Troy, NY for cocktails at 6PM and dinner at 7PM. Dinner is $50.00 per person. Dinner choices are: Sliced Top Round of Beef Au Jus, Salmon EnCroute with Dill Sauce, Chicken Breast with Sage Stuffing or Rollatini Eggplant stuffed with Ricotta Cheese, Marinara & Mozzarella. Reservations are due by Saturday, April 1. Please make checks payable to St. Jude the Apostle Church.

Color Me Smart Run/Family Fun Day-May 20th - GO AHEAD, GIVE US THE BUSINESS!! Sponsorships are still available for business owners in our St Jude community for the Color Me Smart Run. Also, for $25.00 small businesses can set up a table and sell .If you are interested please email heather_brgr@yahoo.com.

Color Me Smart Run - Registration information has been sent home to join us for the race. Please look it over, invite family and friends to join and register at www.colormesmartrun.com.

Tools for Schools - We love our Tools for Schools supporters! A big thanks to everyone who has enrolled their AdvantEdge Card and is helping our school earn free equipment each time they shop at Price Chopper! The program runs until March 25, so keep on shopping! If you have not yet enrolled, sign up at www.pricechopper.com. Our school code is: 15906.

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.

Catholic Schools Honor Band – The following students have been chosen to participate in the Catholic Schools Honor Band: Cooper Giles, Spencer Giles, Noelle Ascioti, Carly Hunter, Sophia Montarello all 4th graders and Annalese Short, grade 5. The ensemble combines the best musicians from Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Montgomery and Rensselaer County Catholic Schools served by the Paul Effman Music Service. The performance will take place on Sunday, May 7th, at 3:30PM. All rehearsals and the concert will take place at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Delmar. Congratulations to all!

McTeacher’s Night – Mark your calendar – Our annual McTeacher’s Night is Tuesday, May 16th from 4:30 to 7:00PM at the Wynantskill McDonalds.

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 12th place. We should think positive and go for 1st place!

From the Nurse’s Desk – It is flu season! Please remind your child about good hand washing and coughing or sneezing into their arm. If your child is sick please keep them home. We have been finding some children are being sent to school after taking medication to keep their fevers down which wears off by late morning. Their fever is back and we have to send them home. If they are sent home with a fever they have to be fever free without medication for a full day before they can return. Please keep them home so we do not infect the classroom. There have been a many cases of strep in the school so please keep this in mind when your child is complaining about sore throat, head or stomach ache.

April Reminders
Thursday, April 13th – Holy Thursday-No School –No CASE
Friday, April 14th – Good Friday-No School – No CASE/Stations of the Cross @ 3PM
Monday April 17th thru Friday, April 21st – Spring Recess-No School-No CASE
Thursday, April 27th – K-6 Spring Concert
Saturday, April 29th – Car Show/BBQ/Casino Night

Mark Your Calendar – St. Jude School will be holding a Family Fun Day/ Color Run on May 20th, 2017.

School Calendar Change – The Albany Catholic Diocese has added May 19th as a professional development day, therefore there is no school on this day.

Save the Date – Presentation of awards for the graduating 6th grade class will be on Monday, June 12th following the 8:00AM mass. Graduation for 6th grade will be on Monday, June 19th.



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