St. Jude School

May 10, 2019

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From the Principal

We had a packed church today as we took time to recognize moms. The morning kicked off with May Crowning. This church service centers on the 8th graders, preparing for graduation and 2nd graders, preparing for their First Holy Communion. During this ceremony, we recognize Mary, the mother of the church, with contemplative prayer and song. Immediately following, was the Mother's Day Mass. It is always entertaining to have the children share what makes their mom unique. Through the eyes of a child, the job of being a mom seems so simple. As a principal, wife, and mother I know first hand the many amazing things each of you as a mother. Please take the time this weekend to celebrate the gifts that you have and be proud of the role you play the life of your child —Happy Mother's Day to all the moms.

Many blessings,

Mrs. Molly Hibler

Preschool News

A very special thank you to all the preschool moms that joined us for the annual Mother's Day lunch on Friday. Each child prepared a unique gift and presented it while dining on sandwiches and snacks.

Lorain County Annual Elementrary Art Exhibit

There is still time to vote for your artwork until Friday, May 17th - at the Lorain County Annual Elementary/Middle School Art Exhibit! Students representing St. Jude in this exhibit are:

Olivia Liptak, Nicholas Belcik, Landon Rivera, Duncan McDowell, Selina Veliz, Lillian Vannell, AJ Dooley, Colm McGrath, Marianna Banjoff, Macie Wakefield, Elizabeth DeChant, Lauren Riddell

Jessica Forthofer, and Lucy Rothgery.

Fall Sports Registration now open!

Registration for Fall Sports is now open. Even though school isn't even out yet for this year, it already time to start registering for sports for next fall. The registration window runs from today through June 15. With early registration, we are better able to plan to the number of kids we will have in each grade level. Can you please register ASAP for whichever sport your children are participating?

Here is the registration link:

The St. Jude Sports Committee is having a meeting on May 13th at 630 in the family center and is this meeting is open to all parents. If you have any interest in volunteering, helping out or even just seeing what we do, please feel free to attend. We can always use volunteers. Tentative agenda items include Fall registration, Julie Krous Memorial Scholarship, upcoming expenses, baseball field project, a new commissioner and director positions, new lacrosse uniforms.

Calling all Servers!

Any student entering grade 4 in the fall through grade 12 who is interested in becoming a server at Mass, please see the attached flyer. If you are interested, you must drop off the attached form at the rectory office or email Mrs. Kirkpatrick at by the end of the day today. The server training will be held this coming Saturday, May 11th at 11:00 am.

Parish Car Raffle Tickets

Tickets are coming home by the end of the week for the Annual Parish Festival Car Raffle. Each family will be receiving one book of tickets to sell or purchase. Extra books are available in the school office. Please return any unsold books by the end of the month. We will hold two weekly drawings on May 24th and May 31st from the returned stubs for a chance to win $100 credit towards next year's tuition.

Order Your May Hot Lunch

Friday, May 24th is the last day to purchase the Friday Hot Lunch on 5/31. NO PREPAYS ACCEPTED AFTER 8:30 AM., on May 24, 2019. 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. Each time you order, the costs is $3.50. WE CAN NOT TAKE LATE ORDERS. If you have questions, please email

May 31
Chicken Tenders
Tater Tots

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Calling all runners and walkers

St. Jude CYO is excited to announce our Inaugural Jaguar Shadow Stride Charity 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. All proceeds will be donated to the Blessing House. The Blessing House opened in 2005 with a mission to serve “…as a safety net for families in crisis by providing a safe shelter for children and support for their family.” It was founded by Sister Mary Berigan, who is a former St. Jude principal.

Event Timeline:

· 7:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration

· 8:30 AM - Fun Run Start

· 9:00 AM - 5k & 10k Start

· 10:15 AM - Awards and prizes

Runner Perks

· Soft-fit race tee

· Timed run with Overall and Age Group Awards

· Finish line goodies

Award Categories: Top 3 Overall Male/Female; Top 1 Age Groups 19 & Under, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 & Over

More details are coming soon! Send an email in with any questions!

Flyers came home last week for the T-shirt design contest. Deadline for T-shirt design submissions is Wednesday, May 15th. See flyer attached.

This Week at St Jude School-Congratualtions to the new Mrs. Mekus

Monday 5/13: Spirit Day and Crazy Sock day with a donation such as a chapstick, band-aids, or anything that could be useful to a homeless person, Drama clean-up 2:40-4:30

Wednesday 5/15: Canned food collection day! Comfy Clothes Day--a gift from Ms. Molly Durham who was Principal for a Day, Young Author's to LCCC, Lego Club, Service Council & Liturgy Choir, Marco's pizza fundraiser--order dinner from Marco's and earn $ for our school, JH Choir & band concert, LCCC Young Author Open House **Dance permission slips and money due for 7th & 8th Junior High Students**

Thursday 5/16: Rosary over announcements with Mrs. Shuster, 7th grade boys shadow day at EC, 7:00 pm PTO meeting

Friday 5/17: Mass at 8:30--please join us if you can, 7th/8th-grade dance--please be prompt for pick up enter & exit through Preschool doors only you must sign your child into and out of the dance Church-appropriate attire required

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