St. Jude School

September 14, 2018

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A Special Note of thanks:

Dear Parish School Families,

Our 34th Parish Festival was a tremendous success, and I wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! We were blessed to have had good weather. I am especially grateful to so many new families from our school that stepped up and made it happen. Many older parishioners (like me) noticed that your willingness to help attributed a great deal to our success. Special thanks go out to Jill and Matt Barber for their inspiration and outstanding leadership… very, very appreciated. The winner of the raffle is a single mom, who was in need of a car and was in tears of joy when she won.

We are off to a fantastic start in the new school year - a little hot, but we can handle it! I am looking forward to seeing all of you at our 75th celebrations next month.

God Bless,

Fr. Frank Kosem


What's for Lunch?

Click below for the weekly menu!

Save the Date:

Our annual Grandfriends Day Mass will be on Friday, October 5th, for students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Invitations for the event will be sent home next week.

Click above to visit the new website

A huge thank you to Mrs. Michelle Wisnor for all of her work over this past summer. The design of the new website offers so many useful tools for parents when compared to the old one, be sure to spend a minute to familiarize yourself with its impressive features and benefits.

Help Wanted:

St Jude School is looking to hire subs. You must a have a four-year degree; we can provide details on virtus training and fingerprinting. Subbing would be a great way to stash away extra cash for the upcoming holidays. We offer competitive pay and convenient hours. Our staff is dedicated and friendly, and our students are eager to learn! For more information, please contact Mrs. Jen Rowe at 440-366-1681.

PTO News

2018-19 Box Top Submission deadlines are November 1 and March 1, so please keep those dates in mind as there are expiration dates on the box tops. Class collections take place in October and February to prepare for these submission dates. Bundle if you can, in groups of 50 using an envelope or Ziploc type bag. There is a classroom contest for the most collected so makes sure homeroom number is on submissions. PTO appreciates family effort/support as the money earned for the school will help fund school projects and events.

Check out the Box Top Bonus App to earn even more for the school. This app is in addition to code on products. Your store receipt can be uploaded for bonus points or log on to learn more.

Elyria Catholic offers CYO nights for free admission

Elyria Catholic invites all youth athletes including Cheerleaders and Coaches to wear their CYO sports jersey or cheer shirts for Free Admission to all youth nights.

Youth Soccer Night-Saturday September 15th, Elyria Cup Boys, Soccer 5:00 and Girls Soccer at 7:00 pm.

Youth Volleyball Night-Thursday October 4th, Freshmen at 4:30 pm, JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00 pm.

Junior High Band Night: Elyria Catholic versus Holy Name Friday, October 5 at 7:00. Rehearsal with EC Marching Band at 4:00. Please contact John Royski, Band Director,

St. Jude Helping Hands September Distribution

All 7th and 8th grade St. Jude School students are welcome to volunteer, Saturday, September 15th. Students must bring a signed, Helping Hands Parental Permission Form (attached) unless they already have filed one with us. Students should arrive no later than 10:45 at the rear entrance across from the gym, and sign in at the registrar's desk. All youth volunteers should report to Mrs. Newman for their assignments.

Parish News

Save the Date: Saturday, October 20th Bishop Perez will celebrate 4:30 Mass to honor our 75th Anniversary. Open House will immediately follow in the school.

One part of our 75th Anniversary celebration is a formal dinner at LCCC where we will honor our inaugural Legacy and Pillar of Hope Award winners. If you would like to attend, please download the invitation below and return it to the Rectory with your payment by September 30. All are welcome!

Back by popular demand: The Celebrating Sunday for Catholic Families books will be available after all Masses the next few weeks on a first come, first serve basis.

Family Mass Information

Join us for our monthly Family Masses! Download the schedule below and make plans to attend with your family and friends.

We need volunteers to be greeters, ushers, readers, and a family to take up the gifts to Father. To sign your child up for any of these positions, please use the following link: Family Mass Sign Up.

Children will be given copies of their readings the week of the Mass and can practice at 4:00 the day of the Mass. Please feel free to contact Tanya Pallardy at should you have questions.


Sign up now to start earning Tuition Credit for your April 2018 tuition payment or to help pay your 2018/19 registration fee. Go to and sign up using St. Jude code 7A5739E6835L. Online orders are due by noon on Mondays; 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. Buy gift cards to purchase your weekly groceries and gas - and other items you are going to buy anyway. If you have any questions on getting started in the program, contact Michelle at Also, please consider volunteering to help us promote this program by selling gift cards after church on the weekends.

Other items of interest

My name is Mackenzie Schuler, and I am the Communications Manager for Saint Joseph Academy. Attached you will all upcoming admission event opportunities, which we hope you can attend!

St Ignatius is pleased to announce a Grade School Latin and French Program. Please see the attached flyer for details.

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Mrs. Jing Jing Luo will offer piano lessons and Chinese Lessons after school. See the flyer for times and details.

LCCAA Head Start is collecting plastic caps and lids that are then recycled into lumber. Please view the list of acceptable caps and lids. Send your caps into your child’s classroom.

Attached is a flyer for our group, Two Feathers Longhouse. We are a group of parents from Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake, Westlake, and Bay Village that get together with our children to enjoy the fun and rewarding adventures as individual families, and like one big family. We are a faith-based organization focused on pure pleasure for parents and kids. No uniforms. No merit badges. No strict schedules. Memories are the only reward. We participate in fun events as parent / child outings including cabin camping, sleepovers at places like the Lake Erie Crushers stadium, Buffalo Navy Shipyard, Cleveland Science Museum and the zoo, as well as many other single day activities, including Sky Zone, Cosmic Bowling, skating, rock climbing, zip lining, archery, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and of course, our annual Pinewood Derby.