St. Jude Flyer

Our annual Believe Benefit auction is live and ends on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 p.m. This fundraiser is essential to the financial success of our school so please participate, even if it is just a small contribution, every little bit helps! Go online to: and be a participant and a winner of this year’s auction! See the attached fliers for more information.

Here are simple three ways you can help our Believe Benefit:

1) For $25, you can earn your student three out of uniform days.

2) For $25, your daughter can wear nail polish for 1 month!

3) Bring $3 to school on Friday, October 19th and during lunch, students then choose their favorite ice cream from The Creamery Ice Cream Truck

Thank you for being part of our St. Jude family and supporting our school

God Bless,

Lucas Stangler


Joe, a second grader, is seen here with the Fire Fighter of the Year receiving his 1st Place Award for his fire safety poster. Joe and his teacher, Sr. Emma along with Joe‘s family, enjoyed a delicious meal together with the Fire Fighters at the Jacob Henry Mansion.

Fr. Belmonte, Superintendent of Catholic Schools here in Joliet, and four of our 8th grade students, represented our school at the Blanchette Center yesterday for the Devotional Project. These students were chosen to teach their fellow classmates about the life of St. Cecilia who is the Patron Saint of Music.

You can still order online to purchase great books from our Book Fair! Go to for more information. Thank you to Clifford the Big Red Dog for coming out to visit!

Can You Help?

Mrs. Zilka is in need of clean empty pizza boxes and colored duct tape. Please send in your donation to the computer lab. Thank you for your support!

Box Tops Competition Ask you student today to find out how many Box Tops their class has collected so far? Our school goal is 20,000 Box Tops which will earn the school $2,000. Thank you for your support.

November Hot Lunch: Due October 19th by 9:00AM

Order Online & send in payment or complete the order form and turn in by Friday, October 19th. Late orders cannot be accepted. Order form attached or go to your SchoolSpeak account to order.

Christmas Parade Float Meeting: October 17th

Light up the Holiday Festival & Parade is Friday, November 23rd, 2018 and St. Jude School will be participating. Please join us for a Float Design meeting on Wednesday,

October 17th at 5:30pm in the Art Room at school. Bring ideas to incorporate our year’s theme “Wave Walker” with the traditional Christmas scene.

Move Your Feet to Give a Child a Seat: October 17th

Next Wednesday is Move Your Feet to Give a Child a Seat. A Diocesan-wide initiative to bring awareness to and raise money for students that need financial assistance to attend our wonderful Catholic Schools across the diocese. St. Jude will participate in “moving our feet” by taking a school-wide walk around the block after mass. If you would like to participate in “giving a child a seat,” please send your student with a free-will donation to school and giving it to their teacher in the morning.

Mark Your Calendars

October 14: All School Mass Sunday Mass @ 10:00 a.m.

October 17: Move Your Feet

October 18: School Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Staff Lounge

October 19: Fall-themed Dress Down Day


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