St. Jude School

January 25, 2019

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From the Principal

Sunday we kick off Catholic Schools Week with our Annual Open House. Bring the family for breakfast! The Scouts are making pancakes in Carribine. Tour the halls which are covered with student artwork. It is also the CYO winter sports Mass at 11:00 am students should wear their jersey and sit as a team.

Today report cards were sent home. Please return the signed envelope by Wednesday. Also, coming home today is the 2019-2020 registration packet. Please note, if you are not returning next year, please indicate on the envelope and return to school. You may return your completed packets starting on Sunday and pay your registration fees at the office. Mrs. Kozma will be available to process credit card payments.

Finally, Night at Races information was also included in the registration package. Save the Date; we are having a Mardi Gras theme this year on March 2, 2019. This event is known for its great food and a memorable evening.

Many blessings,

Mrs. Molly Hibler

Lorain County Regional Scholastic Art Show

Last week we mentioned the St. Jude student winners. The exhibit is open at the Stocker Center gallery on the campus of Lorain County Community College. The show runs through February 22 is open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10:30-2:30 as well as Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00 until 6:30 pm and Sunday from 1:00-5:00.

Thrift Shop one day sale

During Open House, the thrift shop will be open and offer a buy one get one on polo shirts and uniform style pants. This sale excludes spirit wear and plaid uniforms. Hours are 9:00-1:00.

Elyria Catholic Fundraiser

The Elyria Catholic girls basketball team is having a final fundraiser at Chipotle in Elyria from 4p-8p. Attached is the flyer, please share on your social media with your friends and family. Please remind your friends and family to show the flyer (on their phone or a paper copy) when ordering.

Art Exhibit includes pieces from St. Jude Students

The Lorain County Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition has been providing a program to recognize, exhibit and honor excellence in visual art. Over 30 pieces of work from 12 St. Jude students are on display among the 700 pieces in this district show. Students may earn Honorable Mention, Silver Key, and Gold Keys for their work judged on originality, technical skills, and the emergence of personal vision and voice. They are receiving Honorable mentions: Katie DeChant, Jessica McIver, Ava Malinowski, Mandy Haas, Madelyn Schlesinger, Emily Smerglia, and Ashley Taylor. Silver Key winners were Bella Congelio, Gabby Davis, Katie DeChant, Mallory Fisher, Natalie Lisick, Mandy Haas, Ava Malinowski, Emily Smerglia, and Beth Ziegelmeyer. Those earning a Gold Key advance directly to national jurying in New York City this spring. A very special congratulations to Natalie Lisicky and Ava Malinowski on their Gold Keys! Good luck to both of you.

CYO Now Offering Lacrosse

St. Jude CYO will be offering lacrosse as a spring sport. Games consist of five players on the field – four field players and one goalkeeper. There will be a parent informational meeting on Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 pm in the Family Center. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Direct questions to any of the following SJS parents : Frank Willett:

Jason Danford: or Reed Allen:,

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:

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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.

St Jude to offer Blood Drive

St Jude School will host a Blood Drive during Open House on Jan. 27th from 9:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. All proceeds raised through your generous blood donation will be used to enhance the STREAM curriculum. Sign up online at

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.

Little League Baseball Registration Opens

See the attached flyer regarding Little League baseball.

This Week at St Jude School

Sunday 1/27: Open House and Pancake Breakfast after Mass until 1:00

Monday 1/28: St. Jude celebrates volunteers with a special gift, Spirit Day, Drama Rehearsal

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Tuesday 1/29: St. Jude celebrates our fantastic staff and faculty

Wednesday 1/30: Dress Down for students, St. Jude celebrates our students! Movies and popcorn for students in the afternoon signed report card envelopes due to homeroom teachers

Thursday 1/31: St. Jude celebrates Catholic Schools

Friday 2/1: St. Jude School celebrates our parents! Please stop into the classroom in the morning before mass to receive a special gift, Mass at 8:30; please join us after you have visited the classroom

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 January 12/13. Any questions on getting started in the program, contact Michelle at

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