St. Jude School

January 12 , 2023

No School January 16th-Martin Luther King Day

A Note from the Principal

January kicks off not only a new year but also shifts our focus to a new school year. I never want to rush time, but the 2023-2024 re-enrollment paperwork will come home on January 27. Next week, we will send specific information about re-enrollment procedures. Please be aware we have 543 students currently enrolled; it is IMPERATIVE you register on time, as spots will go fast! We continue to receive calls daily from families interested in our school.

If you have listened to the forecast, it's time to flush those ice cubes, wear your pajamas backward, and do the snow dance. As always, you will be notified via text, email, and social media regarding school closure.

There is no school on MONDAY, JAN 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day. I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend.


Mrs. Hibler

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Help Wanted

St. Jude School is looking for individuals to work in our Extended Day Program. This position is flexible and part-time. You will assist in caring for our students who stay after school. The hours range from 2:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. but are flexible within that time frame. It's a great way to impact our students in an environment of love, compassion, and fun. If you are interested and want more information, please email the director: Carol Wright,

Dress for the Weather

Remember, as we head full speed into Winter, we do our best to take the students out unless the "it feels like" temperature is below 20. Even then, we try to bundle up and go for a brisk walk. Coats, hats, gloves, and boots should be standard recess gear this time of year.

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Afterschool Clubs

Do you love comic books, or are you interested in making your own?

With this club, we will explore different types of comics and create and publish your comic book. On the following Mondays: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6

LEGO Club starts again from 3-4 pm on these dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, and 2/14. Each week will have a theme, and we will begin with a guided lesson and cooperative challenges, and then children will have time for creative play.

Registration flyers are below.

Friday After-School Game Day

Beat the winter blues! Come and play board games with your friends. Snacks and a drink will be provided. Children develop cognitive, social, and problem-solving skills while they enjoy engaging in games with their friends. Registration flyer is below.

Who Wants A "Golden Ticket?"

We are full steam ahead with our Willy Wonka production. Please see the flyers below to purchase tickets and advertisements.

Cheer Clinic

The Elyria Catholic Varsity Cheerleaders are hosting a winter cheer clinic. Click below for additional details.

Save the Date-Connecting for Kids

The 2023 Lorain County Resource Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, with set-up beginning at 4:00 p.m., a networking hour at 5:00 p.m. and will be open to the public from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Lorain County Community College Spitzer Conference Center in Elyria. This event offers in-person and grab & go options that highlight resources for families in and around Lorain County with concerns about their youth ages 0-22.

The 2023 Western Cuyahoga County Resource Fair (VERY few tables remain) will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023, with set-up beginning at 9:00 a.m. and a networking hour at 10:00 a.m. and will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center in Rocky River. This event offers in-person and grab & go options that highlight resources for families in Western Cuyahoga and surrounding communities with concerns about their 0-12-year-old children.

Weekly St. Jude Bulletin

Here is the link to read the bulletin. Click the link, which opens, the parish website, then click on the bulletin on the right side of the page.