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St. Jude Family,

On Friday, Jerry Zimmerman aka. Mr. Freeze joined us at St. Jude to demonstrate some real-life Science applications with liquid nitrogen. Mr. Freeze works at the Fermi Lab and was able to show our students some “cool” (pun intended) applications of Science.

God Bless,

Lucas Stangler


Christmas Parade

· Light up the Holiday Parade is on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 at 4:30PM.

· The Parade Float Committee is looking for help to build the float during the day on Friday, November 9th, 2018. We need adult volunteers to build the railings, hammer down plywood, etc. Contact the office if you are available to help!

· Float Decorating will be on November 20th at 5:30 P.M. at the Wagner’s house. If interested in helping, please email Amanda Wagner at: AWAGS16@GMAIL.COM.

· Please send in any leftover Halloween candy to the office so we can use it to distribute in the parade. All candy is welcome!

Barnes and Noble Night: November 29th

St. Jude is hosting a Family Night at Barnes and Noble in Joliet on Thursday, November 29th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come join us and listen to special Christmas stories read by St. Jude teachers & staff as well as performances by various St. Jude Clubs. You may also shop at ANY Barnes & Noble store in the country on 11/2818 – 11/30/18 and give them Bookfair ID 12363479 at checkout. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit St. Jude School.

Raffle Tickets: December 7th

The due date for the raffle tickets is December 7th. This gives everyone about one month to get them turned into the office. Please make sure you send them in an envelope with your family name written on it. Any raffle tickets turned in after this date are not guaranteed to be entered into the drawing.

Parent Board

All guardians of our students are invited to attend Parent Board meetings. If translation or babysitting is needed, it can be provided during meetings. For more information about the purpose and function of the Parent Board, please read Sarah Tafoya’s attached letter.

Morning Prayer Group: St. Joseph Adoration Chapel

Are your mornings hectic and stressful? Getting kids to school and work on time can get you off to the wrong start? The Parent Board invites you to start your morning in prayer. Join us Monday-Friday, anytime from 7:30-8:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph Adoration Chapel at St. Jude's right in front of the playground. Set aside 5 minutes to slow down and sit with Jesus. Have a child in the car with you? Bring them in. Jesus doesn't mind and neither do we. Have to get to work, the store or any other number of errands? When you give time to Jesus, He always gives it back. Don't believe me? Try Him and see for yourself. Bring your prayer intentions, give thanks, or just sit and meditate. Please consider joining us one day a week if you can.

St. Nicholas Festival & Avenue of Trees: November 17th

Each grade is working on decorating a Christmas Tree and they will be on display on Saturday, November 17th at the St. Nicholas Festival here at school. You can also purchase tickets to be in a raffle to win the tree you like best and at the end of the day, the tree that has the most tickets WINS a cash prize for their class! You will also be able to shop for Christmas gifts at the vendor booths, purchase goodies from the bake sale and have your picture taken with St. Nicholas!


The basketball season is right around the corner and teams have already started practicing. Please see the attached schedule for each team’s games.

Emergency Closings Center

Winter is almost here! Remember to stay tune for any weather reports. The Emergency Closings Center provides the status of our school. Please visit

Mark Your Calendars

November 9: End of 1st Trimester

November 14: School Mass @ 12:05 p.m.

1:30 Dismissal

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

November 15: School Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Staff Lounge

November 16: Report Cards

November 21 – 23: No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 23: Light Up the Holidays Parade

November 29: Barnes and Noble Night


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