Educating and Nurturing Since 1953

Admission of students without regard to race, religion, or color

518 283 0333

42 Dana Ave

Wynantskill, NY 12198

7:30am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

St Jude School

123 456 789

[email protected]

Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Weekly News Notes from September 22, 2023


September 22, 2023



St. Jude the Apostle Church Super Raffle – The cost of each ticket is $100.00 – All proceeds will benefit St. Jude the Apostle Church. Drawing is Saturday, October 14th at 3PM after the Soup’er Feud.  1st place is $10,000.00; 2nd & 3rd place is $1,000.00; 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th is $500.00 and 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th is $200.00. Call Johanna @ 518-894-1009 for more information.


St. Jude the Apostle Church Soup’er Feud – Do you love to cook? Do you have any soup or chili recipes? You are invited to compete in St. Jude’s Soup’er Feud on Saturday, October 14th from 11AM-3PM. Your entry of soup, chowder or chili will be tasted and voted on. A minimum of 3 gallons is needed. We encourage families, clubs and organizations to compete. Any school family that competes in the feud by submitting a soup or chili will earn 15 hours of volunteer hours for the school year. Any school family members that volunteers to help out can register their volunteer hours for the school. To compete or volunteer please call Jess @ 518-229-3079 to register.


Picture Days Next Week – Wednesday, 9/27 K-5 will be having their pictures taken. Dress uniforms are required. Thursday, 9/28 Pre-K will be having their picture taken. St. Jude Pre-K should be in uniform. Averill Park UPK is optional. Any pre-k students that are not scheduled to attend school on the picture day may bring their child to school on 9/28 between 8:30-10:30 to have their photo taken (teachers of part-time students will inform families of their class photo time slot). Any child that is not present on picture day will not be included in the class photo in the yearbook. Make-up day (for individual photos only) is 10/3.




After School Activities:


Troy TaekwondoMaster Nash is back! The first and second session on Tuesdays are full. Master Nash will open up another day for these sessions (Thursdays) if he has enough interest. Sessions 3 and 4 are not filled yet but please do not drag your feet on this; contact Master Nash if you are interested. They fill up fast!


Mighty Kicks8 week session started on Wednesday, 9/13 for Pre-K to 3rd grade (this week’s pre-k sessions were cancelled due to rain. The season will be extended to make-up these sessions). If you are interested please contact John Dalmata at [email protected].


Ripples of FaithFor students in grades 2-5 starting Tuesday, 10/3 from 3-4PM.

The children will be helping to spread faith, love and kindness in our school and community with Sister Laurie-Marie. Please send the permission form in if your child would like to join.


St. Jude School Chorus – For students in grades 2-5 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30AM in the music room. Chorus will perform on Mondays at Mass and is given a separate set of songs to present at our school concerts. Please send in the permission form as soon as possible.


Altar Servers for St. Jude Parish/School – For students in grades 3-5 who have celebrated the Sacrament of First Communion and wish to serve the Lord and their school/parish. This is an important ministry to our church and school community. Most training sessions will take place with Fr. Pat following our regular 9:00AM school mas; however 1 is scheduled for Monday, 9/25 at 5:00PM at St. Jude the Apostle Church. All students that volunteer to serve for school masses on Mondays at 9:00AM, must ALSO commit to serving at a minimum of 1 weekend mass per month. Please fill out the form that was sent home as soon as possible if your child is interested.


Learn to Clog – 10 week session started Tuesday, 9/12 from 5:45-6:30PM in our school gym. For more information please contact Fran Beaudoin at 518-669-4382 or email [email protected].


CYO Basketball – Registration was Wednesday, 9/13. This program is offered to boys and girls in grades 1-8. You may contact Mike Buckley at [email protected] or Kevin Catman at [email protected] for more information.


Art Club with Mrs. Edmonds – Students in grades 2 & 3 will start on Thursday, 9/21 from 3-4:00PM. This session is FULL.

Students in grades 4 & 5 will start on Friday, 9/22 from 3-4:00PM. There are 6 spots left in this session.

If your child is interested please send the form with payment into school as soon as possible.



Physical Education Classes – Please make sure your child has sneakers (and the proper PE uniform for St. Jude students) on the days they have Physical Education class. If your child does not have sneakers ( and/or the proper uniform) for those days they will have to sit out and not participate in gym class.


Front Walkway/Garden – Over the summer we contracted with Capital Landscaping to redo our front walkway/garden. They did a beautiful job! If you have not noticed it is a memorial garden dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Zemanick. Tom and Betty were devoted to both our school and parish. If you called them for anything they would be here to help in a matter of minutes, they volunteered for many fundraisers and kept our grounds and buildings looking wonderful. PLEASE respect our school and keep your child/children off of the garden and the brick that runs along the side. We see many of the children running through the garden and balancing on the brick. This was an expense for the school and it took many days to get the garden looking the way it does.


From the Health Office

Just a few reminders from the Health Office:

  • Students entering PK, K, 1st, 3rd & 5th  will need a current physical for school year 23/24.
  • Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you!
Mrs. Brenda Vermilya, School Nurse

[email protected]

Phone: 518-283-0333; Fax: 518-326-4055


Phone Calls – We start dismissing the pickups at 3:00PMPM. We start calling for buses at 3:00PM. If you need to change your child/children’s pickup procedure please call or email us before 2:30PM. We will not be answering telephone calls from 2:50PM until 3:15PM. All hands are on deck and busy with dismissal. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Reminder for Drop-off & Pick-up Families – When dropping off or picking up students, cars may not park on either side of Dana Avenue (in front of school). Cars that do so are blocking a fire lane and blocking traffic. ALL cars must park in the school parking lot, and parents must use the front entrance.


Thank you to everyone for complyingFor families that pick-up students at dismissal, you must loop through the school parking lot and exit back out Dana Avenue toward Hidley Rd. Ext. YOU CANNOT PASS BUSES WAITING TO BOARD STUDENTS NEAR THE CHURCH!!! Doing so is against the law and North Greenbush police have received complaints of our families violating this law during dismissal. Please comply with procedure for the safety of all of our students and staff! We have seen cars passing the busses on our cameras. We plan on having North Greenbush P.D. keep an eye on this for awhile. PLEASE do not pass the school busses parked by the church!


On Going Fundraisers:


School Store –This fundraiser helps our school raise funds to help purchase the essential tools our students and teachers need to succeed. The process will only take 12 minutes of your time. School Store is 100% online so there is no selling or handling of money or products. Information came home with all children today regarding how to participate in this important fundraiser.


Clynk It – Start saving those returnable bottles! Create your account at www.CLYNK.com. Bag it, tag it and drop it at your local Hannaford Supermarket! Let us know if you need any more bagsJ We have had

such an overwhelming response to this fundraiser that we have had to order more bags!!! Keep sending in your requests for bags, we have plenty more, and we will get them home to you! This fundraiser will go till the end of the school year. Thank you!!


The Knight Tea – Visit Unbreakable Nutrition located in the 43 Mall in West Sand Lake and purchase our very own tea, “The Knight”. The tea is Blue Razz Lemonade: a mix of Lemon Lime, Blue Raspberry and Lemonade flavors and is offered in caffeine free, or a variety of caffeine levels. $1.00 from every tea purchase will be donated to St. Jude the Apostle School! Get energized and help out our school!


When Shopping  Don’t forget our Online Fundraisers – As always we have our running fundraisers! So please continue to keep us in mind!

Hannaford Helps Schools – Choose from over 1,500 participating products, receive school dollars, deposit them in the bin marked St. Jude the Apostle School and our school will receive percentage of the sale.

Price Chopper – Go to https://www.pricechopper.com/tools-schools and register your Price Chopper Advantage card with school code 15906.

October Reminders

10/2 – National School Janitors’ Day – Thank you Mr. Charlie for all you do to keep our school looking great!

10/2 – The 1st PCA Meeting of the 2023-2024 school year. Please join us in the school gym at 6:30pm to hear all about this year’s events and fundraisers. Every family with an adult in attendance will earn 1 hour of volunteer time!

10/8 – Pastor Appreciation Day – Thank you Fr. Pat for all you do to support our school. The children will be preparing a surprise for Fr. Pat for when he arrives at the 4:00 mass on Saturday.

10/9 – Columbus Day & Indigenous Peoples Day – No School/No CASE

10/11 – Fire Prevention Visit from the Wynantskill Fire Department

10/23 – No mass due to Friday’s mass


10/27 – Feast of St. Jude Mass for K-5 – Dress Uniform (This is a Friday!)


10/27 – School Pictures for grades K-5 (Dress uniforms please! Kinder., Grade 2 & 4/5 may wear their PE uniforms)


10/28 – School Pictures for grades Pre-K (St. Judes students must be in uniform)


10/31 – Halloween Costume Parade @ 12:15PM. Check your child’s teacher’s newsletter for more info on their class party)

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