St. Jude School

December 7, 2018

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From the Principal

I would like to sincerely thank the Primary team and Mrs. Emily Royski for putting together such an amazing Christmas Program on Wednesday evening. The church was packed, and our students put on an outstanding performance. Nothing puts you in the mood for the holidays like the sheer excitement of children singing Christmas songs while dressed in their holiday wear. I hope each of you takes time to enjoy your family this weekend and I look forward to seeing you at Mass on Sunday.

Many blessings,

Mrs. Molly Hibler

Pictures with Buddy the Elf

Monday is the day! We will take photos with Buddy the Elf aka Mr. George on Monday for students whose family donated a minimum of $10.00 to #weGiveCatholic on Tuesday, November 27th. Also, we have received a few donations through school. Thank you again, for all your generosity.

Santa Shop

We want to extend an extra special thank you to all the parents and grandparents that volunteered to help with this year's Santa Shop. It was beautiful to witness the thoughtfulness of the students as they selected the perfect gift to share with others. Without amazing parents willing to share some of their time in the middle of a busy holiday season this event would not be possible. Thank you for so much for your help!

Take the Night off and order Chipotle

Just a reminder that Monday is the Chipotle fundraiser for our 6th and 7th graders to help offset the cost of their Washington DC field trip. ONE receipt must be turned into Mrs. Puskas by Wednesday, 12/12, in order to prove participation and receive an even split of the profits made. Show the flyer on your phone or the one that was sent home. Share on social media and let the family know! This fundraiser is at the Elyria Chipotle from 4 pm-8 pm

PTO-Board Position Opening

The PTO is seeking a secretary to sit on the board. Meetings are limited to about four a year so taking time away from your other responsibilities is not demanding. This person would keep minutes at the meetings and also be responsible for adding periodic postings on the PTO twitter, FB and Google accounts. All of this can be done in the evening, while you are waiting to pick up your child, or frankly any time at your convenience. Ideally, we would love to have this person sit on the board for two years but are willing to have someone pick up for the remainder of this school year. Please send your questions or interest to

Wreaths across America-Pack 133

Please consider supporting St. Jude Cub Scouts in their participation in the National Wreaths Across America Christmas wreath-laying event on December 15th. Pack 133 will place Christmas wreaths on veterans graves located at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery on Lake Avenue. There are over 1200 veterans laid to rest at this cemetery and every wreath purchased is one closer to remembering all of the veterans at this location. Each wreath is only $15.00, and you can order through school- check payable Pack 133, attention David Francway or, purchase online at

Polar Express Babysitting Night

St. Jude 5th-grade Girl Scout troop is offering babysitting services on Friday, December 7th, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. in the St. Jude Family Center. Games, pizza, face painting, hot chocolate, and a movie! To secure your spot, use the attached flyer.

Basketball Clinics to be held over Chirstimas Break

MTG and TNBA will be hosting a basketball clinic over the holidays at St. Jude. It will take place December 26-28 from 9am-12pm and is for grades 3-8. Cost is $95 and includes the clinic as well as a dri-fit shirt. This clinic will be an excellent way for the kids to hone their basketball skills, participate in contests, win prizes, and burn off some of that holiday energy.

Get your Hot Lunch Here!

Every Friday we offer one hot lunch prepared selection. The menu for December 14th includes Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, and a Dinner Roll. Please view the website for additional details regarding this program

Collecting Fleece Donations

Service Council is looking for fleece donations (large pieces and scraps would be great). We will be using the fleece in January to make door pulls for nursing homes.

This Week at St Jude School

Saturday 12/8-Power of the Pen team competition and 2nd graders First Reconciliation

Monday 12/10- Spirit Day, Chipotle Fundraiser for 6th & 7th graders Washington DC trip 4-8 pm, Model UN 3:00-3:45

Tuesday 12/11-Christmas Eve Choir practice 7:50 am

Wednesday 12/12-Academic Challenge and Service Council activities after school, 6:30 pm JH band and choir concert

Friday 12/14-Mass at 8:30--please join us if you are able, 2nd quarter interim reports go home--Due to teachers Wed 12/19

St. Jude Church to host Communal Penance Service

Sunday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. will be Communal Penance Service for all churches in Elyria at St. Jude Church.

Large Selection of Gift Cards Offered-Don't Miss Out

Hundreds of gift cards are available by online order, and our selection of gift cards in stock has been expanded for Christmas. The last order before Christmas is due Monday, December 10th at noon online. Go to 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 "GiftCard 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 Dec. 8/9 and Dec. 15/16 weekends. Any questions on getting started in the program, contact Michelle at

A Note About Fresh Market Accounts

If you need to load money onto your child's account, you may do that at home online. If you need information on how to do this, contact Mrs. Januzzi. Your child can load money here at school in the morning (we have the staff to help.) When sending money in with your child $1, $2, $5, $10 or $20, note we cannot give cash back. If you have more then one child, each child will need their own money, seeing everyone has their account.

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