St. Jude Flyers

St. Jude Family,

Catholic Schools Week kicks off this Friday, January 25th with our Parents vs. Staff volleyball game at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. We hope that you will be able to join us for that event as well as several others throughout the week. For information about events during the week please see the attached schedule or refer to last week’s newsletter. We are looking forward to celebrating our amazing Catholic School!

Lucas Stangler


St. Jude Catholic School Open House: Sunday, January 27th 11 AM – 1 PM

Invite all your friends! On Sunday, January 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., St. Jude Catholic School will be hosting an Open House to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Please join us for an All School Mass at 10:00 a.m. and come to visit our school afterwards. Please help us spread the good word about our school!

Required Family Service Hours

As a reminder, please complete and sign-up for your required family service hours through your SchoolSpeak account. The school requires each family to complete 8 hours. If your child is part of our Athletic Program, you will need to complete an additional 8 hours, for a total of 16 hours. If these hours are not met a fee will be incurred. You can accomplish your hours through school or athletic activities or a combination of both. We will be continuously putting up hours in the system. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Get Mom out of the Kitchen in February: Save the dates

Bring your family and friends to Culver’s on Thursday, February 7th from 4:00pm-8:00pm and Tony’s Place on Friday, February 22nd from 3:15pm-11:00pm. Help support St. Jude and enjoy a night out at the same time. 15% of all proceeds made will go to our school. Just mention St. Jude at the checkout. See attached flyer for more details.

Reading is Splashtastic Program:

St. Jude is participating again this year in the reading program offered by the Joliet Park District’s Splash Station. If your child wishes to participate (Grade Kinder –8th) , they (or you) simply fill out the attached log as they read, compile 360 minutes, and return the log to their teacher by the due date, which is Wednesday, April 3. These students will then be awarded a free Splash Pass to Splash Station once all have been processed.

Hearing and Vision Re-Screening: February 1st

Hearing and Vision Re-screening will take place on Friday, February 1st for students that missed the initial screening and for those that need to be re-screened in PreK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 8th. Also, please return your vision/hearing invoice with payment to the school office (invoice was sent previously).

Adoration Chapel Invite – Prayer with Jesus

Parent Board continues to invite you to come to adoration. Give God 5-10 minutes of your time each morning, stop, come inside and ask Him what He has in store for you. Join us every Monday thru Friday. St. Joseph Adoration Chapel - St. Jude’s Code is 1197# (see flyer).

BOX TOPS Competition:

Bring them in!! Keep checking items you purchase for Box Top labels and send them to the school office. We need your help to get closer to our school goal.

Daddy-Daugther Dance: Saturday, March 2nd

FUN!! FUN!! Bring your daughter to the dance on March 2nd from 6pm-8pm. R.S.V.P and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a limousine ride to and from the dance. See attached form for complete details.

2018-2019 Yearbook Order

Complete form and send in with payment before April 2nd and receive the “early bird” special price of $20. Order form is attached.

Mark Your Calendars

January 25: Parents vs. Staff Volleyball Game @ 6:30 p.m. in the Gym

January 26: First Reconciliation @ 10:00 a.m. in the Church

January 27 – February 2nd: Catholic Schools Week!

January 27: All School Sunday Mass @ 10:00 a.m.

Open House from 11a.m. - 1p.m.

January 28: Parent Appreciation Day

Family Picnic Lunch

January 29: Student Appreciation Day

January 30: Pastor Appreciation Day

School Mass @ 12:00 p.m.

January 31: Community Appreciation Day

Students vs. Staff Volleyball Game @ 2:00 p.m. in the Gym

February 1: Faculty Appreciation Day

Pep Rally @ 1:30 p.m. in the Gym

January 31 – February 18: St. Jude Annual Basketball Tournament