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.
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.
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