St. Jude School
January 19 , 2023
A Note from the Principal
I would like to express my deep gratitude to all parents for your flexibility on Wednesday. The outpouring of love for Mr. Caruso and support for Carol Caruso, his mother was truly astounding. The church was packed and we hosted over 200 family and friends after Mass. Everywhere you turned, people were sharing acts of kindness stories about Kevin. I am moved by the many memories families have shared about how Mr. Caruso impacted their family. I was blessed to have Mr. Caruso on my staff. People have asked about what they can do to honor his memory; we are working closely with his family about possible scholarship ideas. We will announce additional details soon.
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My child is disappointed in their grades, now what?
We can’t learn for kids.
Educators and parents can increase the odds of high achievement by modeling responsibility, establishing a safe and calm environment, providing excellent instruction, and demonstrating excitement for learning.
We can’t control every action they take or decision they make.
Consistently demonstrate empathy rather than anger or frustration, and kids' odds of overcoming difficulties dramatically increase. Is empathy that powerful? Yes, indeed! A growing body of research demonstrates that warmth (i.e., empathy) correlates strongly with higher achievement and better behavior.
Many highly successful people struggled with grades as children.
It’s comforting to remember that some of the world’s most successful people have struggled with grades. Some notable examples are Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Jim Fay, and Dr. Foster Cline. What’s most important is that children develop good character, curiosity, and problem-solving skills. These life skills are just as important as times tables and the ABCs.
Remember to respond with sincere love and concern.
Consider responding to bad grades by saying something like, “Oh man! I bet these grades are disappointing for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. The good news is that this doesn’t change how I feel about you.”
You are not alone.
We are all made in the image and likeness of God. No one is perfect. This too shall pass.
Burrrrr it's cold outside!
Dress for the Weather
What's for lunch-Will Update When Available
Comic Book Club: Do you love comic books, or are you interested in making your own?
With this club, we will explore different types of comics and create and publish your comic book. On the following Mondays: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6
LEGO Club: Dates: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, and 2/14 from 3-4pm. Each week will have a theme, and we will begin with a guided lesson and cooperative challenges, and then children will have time for creative play.
Book Club: Let's combine your love of reading to explore STEM activities! We will read a book each Thursday and complete a related STEM activity.
After School Game Night: Beat the winter blues! Come and play board games with your friends. Snacks and a drink will be provided. Children develop cognitive, social, and problem-solving skills while they enjoy engaging in games with their friends. Registration flyer is below.
Registration flyers are below.
Willy Wonka Drama Production
Who Wants A "Golden Ticket?"
Save the Date-Connecting for Kids
The 2023 Lorain County Resource Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, with set-up beginning at 4:00 p.m., a networking hour at 5:00 p.m. and will be open to the public from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Lorain County Community College Spitzer Conference Center in Elyria. This event offers in-person and grab & go options that highlight resources for families in and around Lorain County with concerns about their youth ages 0-22.
The 2023 Western Cuyahoga County Resource Fair (VERY few tables remain) will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023, with set-up beginning at 9:00 a.m. and a networking hour at 10:00 a.m. and will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center in Rocky River. This event offers in-person and grab & go options that highlight resources for families in Western Cuyahoga and surrounding communities with concerns about their 0-12-year-old children.
St. Jude School is looking for individuals to work in our Extended Day Program. This position is flexible and part-time. You will assist in caring for our students who stay after school. The hours range from 2:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. but are flexible within that time frame. It's a great way to impact our students in an environment of love, compassion, and fun. If you are interested and want more information, please email the director: Carol Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Information
Weekly St. Jude Bulletin
Catholic Schools Week-Diocesan Parent Meeting about Keeping the Faith
Below are the registration links for the online Keeping the Faith meetings. Parents must to register to attend. After registering, they will receive the link for the actual TEAMS live event. Please note it is NOT necessary to have a Microsoft TEAMS account to attend either event.
Parent Meeting (1/31 at 7pm) (either will work)
Short URL - dioceseofcleveland.org/ktfparents
Long URL - https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/events/2023/01/31/keeping-the-faith-parent-presentation
LINKS TO UNIFORM SHOPS, IMPORTANT DATES, AND FAMILY HANDBOOK
- Schoolbelles - http://www.schoolbelles.com/myschool/M37/s0642
- French Toast - https://www.frenchtoast.com/schoolbox/schools/st.-jude-school-QS44Q58
- Online Store - https://stjudeschoolstore.itemorder.com/shop/sale/
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Location: 594 Poplar Street, Elyria, OH, USA