St. Jude School

November 2, 2018

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From the Principal

Dear St. Jude School Families:

Below is the link to schedule conferences for your child(ren) on Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The online scheduling tool allows families to register with various teachers and support staff in one fast, convenient location.

Here is the link to schedule conferences:

  • Preschool 3 and Preschool 4 are mandatory with their teacher
  • Kindergarten through Grade 2 are mandatory with their homeroom teacher
  • Grades 3 through 8 are at parent/teacher request. If a teacher needs to see you for a conference, they will contact you by Monday, November 5, 2018

Please note: Parents will need to register each child. Once you have completed registration, you will receive a follow-up email with the link to schedule the conferences for that child.

We ask that you schedule your conferences with teachers by Thursday, November 8, 2018, until 4:00 p.m.

Many blessing,

Mrs. Molly Hibler.

Canned Food Drive

The St. Jude Annual Helping Hands Thanksgiving Collection is underway. This year we will have an A Homeroom versus B Homeroom contest. The overall classroom collecting the most cans will win a Marco Pizza lunch party. Here is the wish list from our friends at Helping Hands:

500 Turkeys

1000 Cans of Canned Corn

1000 Cans of Canned Green Beans

1000 Boxes of Stove Top Stuffing

1000 Packets/Cans of Turkey Gravy (no glass jars)

500 Boxes of Instant Mashed Potatoes

Get your Hot Lunch Here!

We are testing a hot lunch program offered by Cuyahoga Vending. Every Friday we will provide one hot lunch prepared selection. The menu for November 9, includes chicken tenders with tater tots, green beans and applesauce for $3.50. Please view the website for additional details regarding this program

This Week at St Jude School

Monday 11/5: Spirit Day, Model UN Meeting after school

Tuesday 11/6: Drama auditions after school, Power of the Pen meeting after school

Wednesday 11/7: Dollar dress down day, Marco pizza lunch for those who ordered, Academic Challenge after school, Signed report card envelopes due

Thursday 11/8: STREAM Coordinators meeting-lunch in the classroom

Friday 11/9: Mass at 8:30--All are welcome to join us

Good Luck St. Jude Cheerleaders!

Please join us to cheer on our St. Jude Jaguars Cheerleaders in our CYO Cheer Competition! The competition is on Sunday, November 4th at St. Joseph Academy (3470 Rocky River Drive Cleveland, OH 44111). The doors open to spectators at 1:00 and the competition begins at 1:30.

A note from Mrs. Januzzi

COLD WEATHER IS COMING. Please make sure your child is coming to school with a coat, hat and gloves (when snow starts and boots) We go outside as long as the temperature feels like it is 20 degrees and above.

Title 1-A note from Mrs. McFarland

Title 1 is a federally funded program that offers additional instruction in Reading and Math for children attending St. Jude that reside in the Elyria City School District. Mrs. McFarland provides the service to those who qualify. She will be available during conferences on Sunday, November 11th. Please email her at if you would like to speak with her on that day.

Gift Card Program

Did you know you can use our gift cards to pay your Kohl's bill AND earn Tuition Credit. Go to and sign up using St. Jude code 7A5739E6835L. You may place an order for physical gift cards monthly. Online orders are due by noon the first Monday of the month; then you send a check thru school made out to St. Jude Certificate Program in an envelope marked "GiftCard Program" or pay by PrestoPay; then orders are sent home with your child on Friday. Next online order is going to be placed on Monday, December 3rd. 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. Any questions on getting started in the program, contact Michelle at

Last Call for the Elyria Catholic Placement Test

Elyria Catholic will give the High School Placement Test on Saturday, November 3rd from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Students can register for either test by contacting Terry Ziegelmeyer, EC Admissions Director, at Students may also register the day of the test. In addition, contact Terry Ziegelmeyer if you are interested in registering to shadow at Elyria Catholic, or if you would like to schedule a tour.

Connecting for Kids-November Program

Attached is a flyer outline all our November Programs. Here are some highlights:
  • Positive Play with Preschoolers, Nov. 13, 6:30 pm, Lakewood
  • Supporting the Social Development of Gifted Kids, Nov. 28, 6:30 pm, Parma
  • Solutions for Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders, Nov. 30, 11:30 am, Solon

What's for Lunch?

For this week's menu, click below.

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