St. Jude School

February 25, 2019

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From the Principal

Today, Interim Reports and MAP Reports went home with the students. We are hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences from 3:00-5:00 on Tuesday. Our office will be open during this time. You may return your enrollment packets and pay registration fees using a credit card at that time. Raffle tickets and Night at the Races Tickets may also be purchased using a credit card on that date.

We look forward to March 2nd. Our parents and staff have worked hard putting together a fun evening with great food and beverages.

Many blessings,

Mrs. Molly Hibler

PTO needs help!

Please see the attached letter that outlines the Spring Calendar Sale.

Good Luck Band Students!

The annual Lorain County Solo & Ensemble Contest will be tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 23 at Firelands High School. The following St. Jude students will be performing: 8th grader Dave Griffith, 6th graders Owen Hoersten and Matt Kinosh, 5th graders Melaina Santo Domingo and Zsofia Walczak. Break a leg and do SJS proud!!

Are you part of the kindness challenge?

Families have a chance to participate in the St. Jude School Family Kindness Challenge going on until the end of February. To be eligible for a prize, each family must complete the 30 challenges below, including a reflection, and return to Miss Milliken by February 28th. For achieving the challenge, your family will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a gift card! One gift card will be awarded per level (primary, intermediate, junior). We encourage families to take pictures and share them with the school to be displayed on our kindness board.

Hot Lunches

Students may start pre-paying for the next Friday Hot Lunch on Monday 2/25, they HAVE up until 3/26 to purchase for the Friday Hot Lunch on 3/29. NO PREPAYS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3/26 8:30 AM. All hot lunches must be prepaid using your child’s lunch card. There is a prepay button at the kiosk set up for this purchase. You can prepay until the Tuesday before that specific Friday lunch. Each time you order, the costs is $3.50. WE CAN NOT TAKE LATE ORDERS. If you have questions, please email

March 29 (3/26)
Tater Tots
Green Beans

April 12 (4/9)
Potato and Cheddar Pierogi

May 31 (5/28)
Chicken Tenders
Tater Tots

School Registration Packets

Please be sure to return your school registration information by March 1, 2019. After that date, your spot is not guaranteed for Fall. Those of you furloughed with the recent government shut down; please contact us should you require alternative payment options.

Save the Date

The Spring Book Fair is coming March 11-15. More details to come in the next few weeks.

What's for Lunch?

The menu for February 25-March 1 is attached below.

CYO Baseball Assessments

We are having a skills assessment/clinic for baseball on 2-24-19 from 10 am to 2 pm in the gym. Please see times below for specific grades:

10:00 am to 11:30 am for Grades 2/3

11:30 am to 1:00 pm for Grades 4-5

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for Grades 6-8

*Helmets and Bats will be available for students to use, but baseball mitts are required.

St. Anthony offers Junior Hoop League

The St. Anthony Junior Hoops League is back. This league is for students Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Practices will start in late February, and games run from March 2nd through April 14th. All games are played at St. Anthony in Lorain. Cost is just $40 and includes a t-shirt. Please fill out the attached form and send it into school with your payment. St. Jude will organize as many teams as we need to meet demand, so coaching volunteers are always welcome and appreciated.

Little League Baseball Registration Opens

See the flyer below for details.

Box Top collection final week!

It's time to gather all your box tops. In February, we are asking families to send in saved box tops for the school! Earnings from Box Tops help our school in various ways, from new supplies, new gym equipment, repairs or projects.

Please note some of Box Top's submission guidelines:

* Bundle if you can in groups of 50 using and Ziploc type bag or envelope.

* Expired coupons are not accepted

* Coupons without full sight of date or letter product code located upper left-hand side cannot be accepted.

* Please do not count Bonus Coupons as part of your 50.

If you do not have 50, no a problem, send in any coupons collected so far so that they do not expire before our next drive. It is crucial that each submission has a homeroom number on it so that we can keep track of classroom totals. Congratulations to 4A who collected the last drive in October!

Check out the BOX-Top Bonus App to earn even more for the school. This app is in addition to the code on products. Upload your store receipt for bonus points. Log into to learn more.

The PTO appreciates your support! Thank you.

This Week at St Jude School

February 25- Spirit Day, Drama Cast 5-8

February 26-Young Authors, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Drama Cast 3-8

February 27-Interim Reports are due, Academic Challenge, Liturgy Choir Practice

March 1-Mass, Liturgy Team Meeting


Gift Cards

Last order before Tuition Credit payout is due online by March 4th at noon. Use gift cards for your spring break trip and in your Easter baskets; order Disney, airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and even your rental car. Go to and sign up using St. Jude code 7A5739E6835L. Then you send a check thru school made out to St. Jude Certificate Program in an envelope marked "Gift Card Program" or pay by PrestoPay; then orders are sent home with your child on Friday. If you have PrestoPay, you can print your gift cards at home or pull them up on your phone. You can also purchase gift cards at the rectory Mon-Fri 8:00-Noon, 12:30-4:00 or at church March 9th/10th. Any questions on getting started in the program, contact Michelle at

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