St. Jude School

February 15, 2019

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From the Principal

Next week is an inspiring time for our 8th-grade students. They will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Please keep these students in your prayers.

Also, we are now booking Spring Conference scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th.

Click,, to schedule your conference. If a teacher is requesting a conference will email the parent by Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 3:00 p.m.

Many blessings,

Mrs. Molly Hibler

Are you part of the kindness challenge?

Families have a chance to participate in the St. Jude School Family Kindness Challenge going on until the end of February. To be eligible for a prize, each family must complete the 30 challenges below, including a reflection, and return to Miss Milliken by February 28th. For achieving the challenge, your family will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a gift card! One gift card will be awarded per level (primary, intermediate, junior). We encourage families to take pictures and share them with the school to be displayed on our kindness board.

Back by Popular Demand-Monthly Hot Lunches

All hot lunches must be prepaid using your child’s lunch card. There is a prepay button at the kiosk set up for this purchase. You can prepay until the Tuesday before that specific Friday lunch. Each time you order, the costs is $3.50. WE CAN NOT TAKE LATE ORDERS. If you have questions, please email

February 22 (2/19)
(2) Tacos Soft or Hard Shell
Tomato and Cheese

March 29 (3/26)
Tater Tots
Green Beans

April 12 (4/9)
Potato and Cheddar Pierogi

May 31 (5/28)
Chicken Tenders
Tater Tots

Science Fair

St. Jude Science Fair took place this week. Moving on to Districts with a Superior rating-David Griffiths, Lucy Rothgery, Payton Palcisko, Madelyn Schlesinger, Madison Perkins, Mark Dyson, and Audrey Menner. Congratulations to the following students for earning an excellent rating on their projects-Lilah Rider, Hailey Shebak, Madison McIver, Tony Kulacz, and Colin Willet. The judges were very impressed with the level of commitment and knowledge our students displayed while being judged!

A very special thank you to the French choir

On Friday, February 15, the French choir joined us at Mass and spent the day with our students. Their 14-day visit of the United States brought them to Cleveland as part of their tour. We enjoyed spending the day with these amazingly gifted students and hope they return next year!

Primary Students Celebrate the 100th Day of School

First graders dressed up as heroes for our 100th day. They participated in lots of 100th-day activities, but building a 100 cup tower was the most popular!

School Registration Packets

Please be sure to return your school registration information by March 1, 2019. After that date, your spot is not guaranteed for Fall. Those of you furloughed with the recent government shut down; please contact us should you require alternative payment options.

Save the Date

The Spring Book Fair is coming March 11-15. More details to come in the next few weeks.

What's for Lunch?

The menu for February 19-22 is attached below.

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.

Little League Baseball Registration Opens

See the flyer below for details.

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

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.

This Week at St Jude School

Monday 2/18: No school for President's Day

Tuesday 2/19: Passion Play rehearsal 2:45, Drama rehearsal--Cast 2:45-4:30, Young Authors 2:45-3:45

Wednesday 2/20: Academic Challenge 2:45, Liturgy Choir rehearsal after school, Canned Food- Dress Down (add a shirt to uniform bottoms), Marco's Pizza Fundraiser

Thursday 2/21:

Friday 2/22: Mass at 8:30 am. (Please join us if you can!), Interim Reports go home

Gift Cards

Last order before Tuition Credit payout is due online by March 4th at noon. Use gift cards for your spring break trip and in your Easter baskets; order Disney, airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and even your rental car. 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 March 9th/10th. Any questions on getting started in the program, contact Michelle at

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