St. Jude Family,
It has been wonderful to have students in the halls again and our classes are in full operation. In addition to our academics, our athletics program is in full swing as well. Our football and volleyball teams have begun their seasons, their schedules are attached to this newsletter. Thank you to our coaches for leading our teams in a positive way. GO FLYERS!! Today you should be receiving the Mandatory Raffle Tickets in the Brown family envelope. If you don’t receive your Raffle tickets, call the office. ITBS testing starts next week, please be sure your students are ready, see the more detailed notes below.
ITBS Testing & CogAT Testing: September 17- October 1st
On Monday, September 17th, we will begin the IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) in grades 3-8 and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) in grades 3, 5, and 7. These tests will be given to students in the morning starting in the 8:00-hour and will usually be finished in the 10:00-hour. The schedule varies depending on the tests given each day. The majority of students will be finished with testing by the end of next week and the students that need to make up tests finishing the week after.
What can you do to help with this process? Please make sure your student has a healthy breakfast each day, arrives to school on time, and encourage them to do their best. These tests are a great source of data for us as instructors and they give the student a barometer of where they stand compared to their peers across the country. They are a useful tool in assessing where students stand in relationship to their learning goals. Thank you in advance for all you do to ensure your student’s success on these assessments.
Mum Sale: September 21-23 Pre-orders are due TOMORROW, September 14. Be sure to turn it your order form on time. Form attached.
October Hot Lunch Menu & Order Form
Attached is the October hot lunch menu and order sheet. Orders are DUE THURSDAY, Sept. 20th. Please be sure to turn in your lunch orders on time. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Book Fair: Oct 3rd-5th Opens Wednesday, October 3rd 8AM – 1PM
Thursday, October 4th, 8AM-11AM & 12:30PM - 7:30PM
Friday, October 5th, during Conferences
St. Jude Rosary Run & Believe Benefit: October 20th
Register for the Rosary Run by October 1st to receive a race shirt. See the attached flier for more information. Believe Benefit is our biggest Annual school fundraiser! Tickets are now on sale, all the proceeds from Believe benefit the students of St. Jude School. Purchase by September 20th to take advantage of our discount prices! This year’s theme is Cider and sweaters. For more information, see attached flyer. www.stjude2018.givesmart.com. TCBY Fun Treat Friday Sept. 28th (order form attached).
Mark Your Calendars
September 16th: 5th/6th Grade Football vs. St. Rays @ 1:00 pm at Plainfield Central
5th/6th Grade Football vs. SMI @ 2:00 pm at Plainfield Central
7th/8th Grade Football vs. St. Rays @ 3:00 pm at Plainfield Central
September 17-Oct. 1st: IOWA Testing: grades 3-8th
September 17th: 5th/6th Grade Volleyball vs. St. Mary Nativity @ 7:00 pm
7th/8th Grade Volleyball vs. St. Mary Nativity @ 8:00 pm
September 18th: 7th/8th Grade Volleyball at St. Joe’s Manhattan @ 8:00 pm
September 20th: 5th/6th Grade Volleyball at MTCA @ 7:00 pm
October 3, 4, 5: Book Fair
October 4th - 5th: Parent Teacher Conferences
October 4th: 11:30 am Early Dismissal
October 5 & 8: NO SCHOOL