St. Jude School

October 19th 2018

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From the Principal

Dear St. Jude School Families:

This school year your child will be taking benchmark tests called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) in the fall, winter, and spring. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth. I have included an attachment to help explain what is on the report and answer questions you may have when reviewing your child’s report.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.

If you have any questions, I encourage you to talk with your child’s teacher or administration.

Many blessing,

Mrs. Molly Hibler.

This Week at St Jude School

Monday 10/22:

  • Junior High Service Hours for 1st Quarter are due
  • Spirit Day--add any St. Jude shirt or sweatshirt to uniform

Wednesday 10/24:

  • Butterbraid Orders and money Due to Mrs. Puskas
  • Junior High-Class Color Day--students may wear their class color t-shirts or hoodies

Thursday 10/25:

  • Pro-life Stations of the Cross in the Church at 8:00 am. Please join us if you are able!

Friday 10/26:

  • Mass--students must be in mass attire. Please join us in the Church at 8:30 if you are able

Saturday 10/27:

  • Altar server training for any student interested 11:00 am-12:00 (GREAT way to earn Community or School/Church service hours each quarter!)

Annual Butterbraid Sale

Wednesday, Stoller Butterbraids orders and money are due. Profits from this sale will benefit current 6th and 7th-graders as they earn money toward their 8th-grade trip to Washington DC. Please feel free to purchase or sell to as many people as you'd like. Items will be packaged by order and can be picked up in Carrabine Hall on 11/15 from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm. Please collect payment as you sell them to your customers. Checks can be made payable to St. Jude School.

Join the Celebration

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. We are looking for volunteers to help with this event. If you'd like to share your gifts and talents, click the link below to sign up

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.

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, November 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

Elyria Catholic to Offer Placement Test

Elyria Catholic will give the High School Placement Test on Saturday, October 20th and 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.

It's Box Top Time

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. Ideally, class collections in October and February to prepare for submission dates, bundled if you can in groups of 50 using an envelope or Ziploc type bag. Expired Box tops cannot be included for credit, so please remove these before sending into the classroom. Classroom contest for the most collected so make 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 the code on products. Your store receipt can be uploaded for bonus points. Log into to learn more.

What's for Lunch?

For this week's menu, click below.

Ski Club Registration Extended

This year for the first time the Friday Night Ski Club did not produce paper fliers. To save on the cost, the information was sent via email instead. However, it was brought to our attention that some families did not receive the email, so we have extended the registration deadline until midnight, next Monday, October 22nd. You should find an electronic PDF copy of our club registration flyer attached to this email.

The club flyer provides only an abbreviated version of the information that describes how the ski club operates. For more in-depth information, the club has developed a webpage, If you make a Google search for “The Friday Night Ski Club” the club’s webpage should pop up in the search results. The webpage provides detailed information about costs, supervision, optional bus transportation, the two-part online registration process and it even contains an excellent orientation video that shows just how a club program works.

The club registration process now ends next Monday, October 22, at midnight. After that time there will be a $25 per person late fee added. If you have any questions or run into any problems with the registration process, feel free to call our ski club director, Mr. Frank Humphery, at 440-452-2068.

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