St. Jude Family,
On Monday, our PreK through 2nd grade classes went to Pilcher Park. They were able to learn about the production of maple syrup and some native animals of Illinois. What a great hands-on experience for our students!
School-Spirit Dress Down Day & Students vs. Staff Volleyball game: March 1st
Since we missed several days of Catholic Schools Week, we will make up a few activities. Some of which will be tomorrow, March 1st. Tomorrow will be our School-Spirit Dress Down Day as students are welcome to be out of uniform if they show their school spirt by wearing St. Jude apparel and/or colors. We will also have our annual 8th grade students vs. staff volleyball game tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Gym.
Early-bird Re-registration: March 1st
If you would like to take advantage of the early-bird registration fee of $75 for the 2019-2020 school year, you have one more day to do it! After March 1st, the registration fee will be $100. Please register online through our St. Jude website under Family Forms & Links or by clicking on the link (http://stjudejoliet.net/intent%20to%20enroll) and filling out the Intent to Enroll form online. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact the school office.
All School Mass & Pancake Breakfast: March 3rd
We will have an All School Mass at 10:00 a.m. on March 3rd as well as a Pancake Breakfast. Join us for Mass and fellowship afterwards in the Parish Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pre-sale prices end March 1st. Please return attached form with payment to the school office.
Invest in Kids Act Event: March 4th
The Invest in Kids Act is the legislature that made the Tax Credit Program and it is under political attack! Please come to JCA to support the Invest in Kids Act on March 4th at 6:30 p.m. Register online at https://conta.cc/2SUvdIp for the event. See the flier for more information.
Financial Assistance for the 2019-2020 School Year
Any family that would like financial assistance for the 2019-2020 school year must apply for a State Tax Credit Scholarship and for FACTS. The application for the State Tax Credit Scholarship can be found at https://empowerillinois.org. The application for FACTS is due on March 1st and can be found at https://factsmgt.com.
Get Mom out of the Kitchen:
Get mom and/or dad out of the kitchen and go out to eat while supporting St. Jude at the same time. Come out to any of these places on the corresponding dates and times and mention St. Jude.
· Lou Malnati’s - March 5th 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – 1528 Route 59, Joliet
· Hamburgerseria - March 19th 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. – 1015 Essington Rd, Joliet
· Chipotle - April 2nd 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – 2609 W. Jefferson St, Joliet
· Savarino’s - April 24th 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – 1134 W. Jefferson St, Shorewood
Disney-Themed Fun Fair – March 9th
Join us for an evening of fun with different kinds of games! Invite all your friends to St. Jude. Admission is FREE. You can purchase game tickets ahead. For a more details, see attached flyer.
Parent Teacher Conferences: March 13th
Our Parent Teacher Conferences will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13th. This round of conferences is optional, and the conference sign up is now accessible on schoolspeak. If you are unable to schedule a conference with a teacher using schoolspeak, but you would like to, please contact the office at 815-729-0288.
Adoration Chapel Invite – Pray with Jesus
Parent Board invites you to come to adoration at St. Jude’s Adoration Chapel before or after dropping off the kids at school. Code 1197# Let us pray together.
Mark Your Calendars
March 1: School-Spirit Dress Down Day
8th Grade Students vs. Staff Volleyball game @ 2:00 p.m.
March 2: Daddy Daughter Dance @ 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
March 3: All School Mass @ 10:00 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
March 4: Invest in Kids Act Event @ 6:30 p.m. at JCA Chapel
March 5: Get Mom Out of the Kitchen Night – Lou Malnati’s
March 6: Ash Wednesday
School Mass @ 10:00 a.m.
March 7: Parent Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Music Room
March 8: Stations of the Cross @ 2:30 p.m. in the church