St. Jude Flyer

February 1, 2019 St. Jude Family,

God had different plans for Catholic Schools Week than we did as we have had some historic weather this week canceling three days of school. We have still made the most out of the week with Student Appreciation Day on Tuesday. Students were treated to a pancake breakfast in the morning and enjoyed movies and popcorn in the afternoon. We also held the finals of our Geography Bee. Congratulations to 4th grader Jack Bogart for finishing in 2nd place and to our champion, 7th grader Jacob Gosslin! Today, is Faculty Appreciation Day and our staff will enjoy a catered lunch provided by the Parent Board. A special thank you to all of the parent volunteers that helped make this week special, especially our Parent Board president, Sarah Tafoya!

Lucas Stangler


Re-registration for 2019-2020 school year

Our Re-registration process will take place online this year. You can register by clicking on the link ( and filling out the Intent to Enroll form online. There is an early-bird registration fee of $75 per family if you re-register by March 1st. After March 1st, the fee goes up to $100. Tuition rates for the 2019-2020 school year were sent out this week in an email. Beginning on March 1st, families that have completed the Intent to Enroll form and paid their registration fee will receive a link to their 2019-2020 contract. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the school office.

St. Jude Annual Basketball Tournament

The St. Jude Annual Basketball Tournament begins tonight! Come out to our gym to watch the Flyers in action. The tournament brackets are attached to the newsletter.

Daddy-Daugther Dance: Saturday, March 2nd

FUN!! FUN!! Bring your daughter to the dance on March 2nd from 6pm-8pm. R.S.V.P by February 4th to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a limousine ride to and from the dance. See attached form for complete details.

2018-2019 Yearbook Order

Complete form and send in with payment before April 2nd and receive the “early bird” special price of $20. Order form is attached.

Get Mom out of the Kitchen in February: Save the dates

Bring your family and friends to Culver’s on Thursday, February 7th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Tony’s Place on Friday, February 22nd from 3:15 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Help support St. Jude and enjoy a night out at the same time. A percentage of proceeds will go to our school, just mention St. Jude at the checkout. See attached flyer for more details.

Reading is Splashtastic Program:

St. Jude is participating again this year in the reading program offered by the Joliet Park District’s Splash Station. If your child wishes to participate (Grades K – 8th) , they (or you) simply fill out the attached log as they read, compile 360 minutes, and return the log to their teacher by the due date, which is Wednesday, April 3. These students will then be awarded a free Splash Pass to Splash Station once all have been processed.

Adoration Chapel Invite – Prayer with Jesus

Parent Board continues to invite you to come to adoration. Give God 5-10 minutes of your time each morning, stop, come inside and ask Him what He has in store for you. Join us every Monday thru Friday. St. Joseph Adoration Chapel - St. Jude’s Code is 1197# (see flyer).

BOX TOPS Competition:

Bring them in!! Keep checking items you purchase for Box Top labels and send them to the school office. We need your help to get closer to our school goal.

Mark Your Calendars

January 31 – February 18: St. Jude Annual Basketball Tournament

February 6: Parent Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Music Room

February 14: Valentine’s Day Dress Down Day

February 18: No School – President’s Day

February 21: School Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Staff Lounge

February 22: End of 2nd Trimester