St. Jude School
January 18, 2019
From the Principal
Our students survived their winter MAP tests. Thanks to all the parents for getting the students to school on time and being sure they had a proper breakfast. Mr. Hopiard, Mrs. Rowe, and the level leaders did a fantastic job managing the computers, the schedule, staff, and students. These results will be used in the coming weeks to plan for instruction that will ensure continued student growth for the remainder of the year.
We are preparing for Catholic Schools Week and kindness will be the theme. Look for additional details regarding a family challenge that will take place throughout February. Ms. Milliken, our guidance counselor, has developed this program. We are excited to introduce these ideas to our students.
Mrs. Molly Hibler
A note from the office
Eliza Jennings Service Project Update
Helping Hands Volunteers Needed
There is a service hour opportunity this Saturday for Helping Hands open to 7th and 8th-grade students. The distribution is from 11-2. Please arrive by 10:45 to check in with Mrs. Dunn. Dress for the weather and be sure to fill out the necessary permission form that can be found at the attached link:
Art Exhibit includes pieces from St. Jude Students
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
St Jude to offer Blood Drive
St Jude School will host a Blood Drive during Open House on Jan. 27th from 9:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. All proceeds raised through your generous blood donation will be used to enhance the STREAM curriculum. Sign up online at https://www.lifesharedonor.org/index.cfm?group=op&expand=55383&zc=44035.
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.
Spring Camps offered at Oberlin Heritage Center
While not many are thinking “Spring” in these first weeks of the New Year, we ARE thinking ahead at the Oberlin Heritage Center! This spring OHC staff will offer two sessions of Spring Break camps for local elementary students with the intriguing theme of “Horrible Histories and Promising Progress.” Through many engaging hands-on activities, children will learn about some of the people and events of the past that were truly terrible and learn how they pushed people to make improvements, for themselves and the world around them. See the attached flyer for additional information.
Little League Baseball Registration Opens
This Week at St Jude School
Monday 1/21: No School
Tuesday 1/22: Drama cast (5-8) only and Young Authors
Wednesday 1/23: Academic Challenge
Thursday 1/23: 2nd Grade First Communion Meeting
Friday 1/25: Mass K-4 and Lorain County Catholic School Mass 5-8 at Elyria Catholic
Sunday 1/27: Open House and Pancake Breakfast after Mass until 1:00.
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 January 12/13. Any questions on getting started in the program, contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.