St. Jude School

February 9, 2019

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From the Principal

On Monday, February 11th we welcome the Ohio Catholic School Accreditation Team for an extensive 2-day onsite visit and evaluation. For the past eighteen months, we have worked diligently on a dynamic plan that will be our blueprint for the next five years. Our academic goal will include an emphasis on 21st-century skills and our Catholicity goal brings back the traditional prayers we learned as children. These prayers and their meaning will guide our students with a deeper appreciation for their Catholic faith. As a school, we are very excited to embrace this plan and you will be hearing much more about this in the weeks to come. For now, keep our entire school in your prayers as our staff has worked long hours on this plan and it all comes down to Monday and Tuesday. May our accreditation process be seamless, from your lips to God's ears!


Many blessings,


Mrs. Molly Hibler

The French Choir will sing at Mass on Friday

Friday, February 15, the French choir will be singing at Mass and will give a short concert afterward, to which parents as always, are welcome to join us!

Lacrosse Camp offered Saturday

St. Jude CYO will be holding a FREE lacrosse camp on Saturday, February 9th from 10-11:30 am in the St. Jude gym. All are welcome to participate. No pre-registration is necessary, show up and learn about the one of the fastest growing sport in the country.

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 bookfair is coming March 11-15. More details to come in the next few weeks.

What's for Lunch?

The menu for February 11-15 is attached below.
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7th Grade Field Trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

CYO Spring Registration is now open

Registration for CYO spring sports is now open through March 1st. In addition to track, baseball and lacrosse are available as options for our students. The registration link is listed below. Please register at: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106437/leagues

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.

Connecting for Kids-February Flyer and Highlights!

Speaker Series

  • How to Apply for Grants for Children with Special Needs, Saturday, February 23, Westlake Porter Public Library
  • Potty Training the Challenging Child, Wednesday, February 27, Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Elementary Experiences

  • Tired? Silly? Overwhelmed? Move to Content!, Saturday, February 2, Lakewood Public Library, Main Library
  • Social Series: Using Your Social Filter, Saturday, February 9, Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Box Top collection throughout February

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 boxtops4eduation.com to learn more.


The PTO appreciates your support! Thank you.

This Week at St Jude School

Monday 2/11-Drama Cast 5-8, Spirit Day

Tuesday 2/12-Great Lakes Theater performs, Drama 3-4 Cast, Passion Play Practice, Young Author

2/13-Science Fair, Academic Challenge, Liturgy Choir Practice

2/14-Valentine's Day-Add Pink or Red shirt to your uniform bottom

2/15-Mass

2/18-No School

Gift Cards

Order gift cards for your Valentine or your spring break trip. Disney, airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and rental car gift cards are now available. February and March orders are the last chance to Reduce Your April Tuition Payment. The next online deadline is February 4th at noon. Go to ShopWithScrip.com 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. Any questions on getting started in the program, contact Michelle at stjudecertprog@yahoo.com.

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