ADDRESS

2204 McDonough Street

Joliet, Illinois 60436

815-729-0288 Office

815-729-0344 Fax

"Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others."

St. Jude Flier - July 2019

St. Jude Family,

The school year is quickly approaching. While you enjoy what is left of the summer vacation please see the notes below for some updates on the school.

God Bless,

Lucas Stangler

Principal

Staffing Updates

The following people will be joining the St. Jude family this school year:

6th-8th Math and Science: Melissa Pierce

Melissa is married and a mother of five. Melissa brings an education degree from the University of St. Francis as well as ten years of teaching experience. This is also a bit of a homecoming for Melissa because she spent four years teaching at St. Jude previously. Melissa also brings teaching experience from St. Mary Magdalene and Rockdale Grade School where she taught Junior High Science, Math, and Social Studies. Melissa is excited to return to teaching at St. Jude!

Technology: Kathleen Byrd

Kathleen comes to St. Jude with twenty plus years of teaching experience that include being a Technology teacher at Holy Family in Shorewood, the Minooka School District, and the Cathedral of St. Raymond School. An alumnus of St. Jude, Kathleen attended St. Rose in Wilmington for first grade before transferring to St. Jude from which she graduated before attending St. Francis Academy High School. Kathleen brings an education degree from the College of St. Francis and is married with three children.

2nd Grade: Sr. Rose Dominic

We are excited to welcome Sr. Rose Dominic to our family as our new 2nd grade teacher this year as she will be replacing Sr. Emma.

Positions of Need for the 2019-2020 School Year

We are currently looking to fill the following position for the 2019-2020 school year:

· Art and Music

If you know anyone that would be interested in those positions, please have them apply through the Diocesan website.

New Parent Meeting: August 8th

We will be holding an informational meeting for all new parents on Thursday, August 8th in the Parish Hall at 6:00 p.m. If you are new to St. Jude, please join us to learn about school procedures.

Uniform Exchange: August 8th

We will be holding a uniform exchange on Thursday, August 8th from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

School Uniforms

The school Dress Code for the 2019-2020 school year is attached to this newsletter. Please note that only red polos are acceptable for 4th-8th grade girls this year and the only gym uniform acceptable for this year is the uniform from Sharp Sports.

Primary supplier: Uniform components (pants, shorts, skirts, shirts, pull-overs, fleeces and sweaters) may be purchased through Sharp Sports (403 Earl Rd, Shorewood, IL – 60404 – 815-729-9509) or order online at www.sharpsports.net.

Secondary supplier: Uniform components (pants, shorts, skirts, shirts, pull-overs, fleeces and sweaters) may be purchased through Dennis Uniform Co. (1141 N. Main Street – Lombard, IL – 60148 – 630-932-7171) or order online at www.dennisuniform.com. (Use the school ID: GCJGL when ordering online).

Meet the Teacher Day: August 18th

Join us for 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 18th followed by an Open House of the school from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bring in your supplies, set up your locker, and meet your teacher!

Potluck Friend-raiser: August 20th

All parents are invited to join us for a Potluck Friend-raiser on Tuesday, August 20th at 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The main course and beverages will be provided by the Parent Board. Bring a dish or dessert to pass and kick off the new school year the right way!

2019-2020 School Calendar

A 2019-2020 school calendar is attached to this newsletter. Please make sure to look at it, it contains some of the major dates and events that will take place next school year.

OPEN Registration - 2019-2020 School Year

If you haven’t registered already, it’s not too late! Enroll today online at http://stjudejoliet.net/intent%20to%20enroll.

Mark Your Calendar

August 8th: Uniform Exchange from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

New Parent Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

August 18th: All School Mass @ 10:00 a.m.

Meet the Teacher Day/Open House from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

August 20th: Potluck Friend-raiser @ 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

August 21st: First Day of School

7:30-7:45 a.m. Drop off

1:30 p.m. Dismissal

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