Congratulations to our 2nd graders on receiving their first Holy Communion on Saturday. I pray that it is the first of many times that receive our Lord at Mass in your lifetime. Last Thursday, our students put their talents on display at the St. Cecilia Fine Arts Festival. On Tuesday of this week, our PreK and Kindergarten had beautiful weather for their trip to the Brookfield Zoo.

God Bless,

Lucas Stangler


Science Equipment for Malawi: May 13th - 24th

We are collecting money to purchase science supplies for our sister school in Malawi, Africa. Please consider taking part of this opportunity to put our faith into action. Send that extra change in your wallet or coins under the sofa to help reach our goal of raising $2000 as a school. You can make a difference in a child’s life. Thank you in advance for your support of the beautiful children at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Malawi, Africa. (See flyer for details.)

Beach-Themed Dress Down Day

Our Student Council will be collecting non-perishable food items tomorrow, Friday, May 17th. For a student to participate in the dress down, he/she will need to bring in one (or more) non-perishable food item. Thank you for donating towards the St. Patrick’s local food pantry.

Ice Cream Tomorrow!

Students will have the opportunity purchase ice cream tomorrow during recess. Send them with $3 tomorrow if you haven’t sent the money in already. Proceeds benefit next year’s 8th grade class trip. See the attached flier for more details.

Registration Procedure for NEXT School Year

· Go online to enroll and pay the registration fee of $100.

· Fill out your Tuition Contract - once it is emailed to you.

· Print & Complete the school forms available online at

· If your student is entering Kindergarten, 2nd, or 6th grades they will need updated physicals, dental, and vision exams.

Athletic Board Meeting: May 20th – New Members Wanted

Our Athletic Board is looking for new members. If you are interested in joining the Athletic Board, please attend the meeting on May 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Room.

Extended Care Notes:

- If your student is staying for after care on May 24, he/she must bring a lunch from home.

- There will be NO AFTER CARE on Friday, May 31st. Please make other arrangements if you were planning on sending your student to After Care that day. Only Morning Care will be available.

Summer Bridge Program: June

St. Jude will be offering a Summer Bridge Program for students to strengthen their reading and math skills. Please register your student by filling out the attached form and return it to the school office. If interested or would like more information, please contact Mrs. Dziuba @

School Supply Kits – On sale now!

Order your 2019-2020 School Supplies today! These kits are: easy to order, teacher approved, custom packed and you avoid the shopping hassles! Please return the order form w/ payment to the school office by June 4th, 2019. To order online: using account #23621.

Outgrown Uniforms

If you have any school uniforms that your children have outgrown, please consider donating them back to the school and just bring them to the front office. Thank you.

Totus Tuus of Joliet – Grades 1-6 & 7-12

Enjoy a fun and energetic Catholic Youth Program taught by faith-filled young adults & seminarians. Please see attached flyer on how to register online.

Recycle your Bottle Caps

St. Jude is collecting your plastic caps from drinks, peanut butter jars, dairy products and more. Start collecting now! If we collect enough, a bench will be made from the recycled plastic caps. See attached flyer for more information.

Adoration Chapel Invite – Pray with Jesus

The Adoration Chapel is open 24 hours a day. Use Code 1197#.

Last Day of School: May 31st

Thank You arents for a great school year! Please join us Friday, May 31st for coffee and donuts in the Parish Hall after drop-off. Celebrate Mass with us at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Awards Ceremony in the gym.

Mark Your Calendars

May 16: School Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Staff Lounge

May 17: Ice Cream Sale during recess (Flier attached)

May 20: Athletic Board Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. in the Music Room

May 21: 8th Grade Walk Out

May 22: 8th Grade Class Trip

May 23: Last day for PreK

8th Grade Class Picnic

May 24: 11:30 a.m. Dismissal

8th Grade Brunch

8th Grade Graduation @ 6:30 p.m. in the Church

May 27: No School – Memorial Day

May 30: Field Day

May 31: Last Day of School - 10:30 a.m. Dismissal

Parent’s Thank You Reception @ 8:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall

All School Mass @ 9:00 a.m.

Awards Ceremony after Mass


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