St. Jude School

February 1, 2019

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From the Principal

St. Jude School Open House has come and gone. Thank you to Mr. Volney for organizing the Blood Drive as well as Mr. Rowe and the scouts for the delicious pancake breakfast. We had so many new families tour our school on Sunday; based on the turnout, we anticipate a full preschool for 2019-2020. A special shout out to all the teachers and families for spreading the word about St. Jude School! It was great to see so many of you in the building and at Mass. I feel blessed to be part of such a passionate community dedicated to faith, family, and Catholic education.

Save the date for Family Fun Night on February 9, 2019. Join us for Family Mass at 4:30 with festivities in Carribine immediately following. This PTO sponsored event promises to be a great time, and we hope you can join us.

Many blessings,

Mrs. Molly Hibler

Years of Service

Today after Mass, we recognized Mrs. Kirkpatrick for 15 years, Mrs. Huck for 20 years, and Mrs. Griffiths 30 year of Catholic School Teaching. Thank you for your dedication and contributions to the Catholic faith.

A Note from Mrs. Ramsey

Band shirt order forms were emailed this week to all band students. If you are interested in purchasing a band shirt, orders and payments are due by Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 2019. Any questions, contact Mrs. Ramsey at

What's for Lunch?

The menu for February 4-8 is attached below.

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

Little League Baseball Registration Opens

See the flyer below for details.

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:

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.

Girl's Spring Field Hockey

Magnificat High School is pleased to offer a Spring Field Hockey Clinic for 3-8th-grade girls. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Paul Barlow at 440-331-7663, Ext 236 or

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 to learn more.

The PTO appreciates your support! Thank you.

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This Week at St Jude School

Monday 2/4: Spirit Day, Life Act for 7th grade, and Drama rehearsal for Cast 2:45-4:30

Tuesday 2/5: Passion Play rehearsal 2:45, Life Act for 7th grade, Drama rehearsal--Cast 2:45-4:30, and Young Authors 2:45-3:45

Wednesday 2/6: Dollar Dress Down, Pizza lunch for those who ordered, Academic Challenge 2:45, and Liturgy Choir rehearsal after school

Friday 2/8: Mass

Saturday 2/9: Family Mass followed by Family Fun Night

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 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

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