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2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse


On August 21, 2017, St. Jude Catholic School will be in the path of a solar eclipse. This event is being called “The Great America Solar Eclipse” and “Total Eclipse of the Heartland” because it is the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States.


We have ISO certified and NASA approved glasses for all students.


Teachers will be taking students outside to witness the eclipse. If you WOULD NOT like your child to go outside during the eclipse, please notify your child’s teacher and your child will stay inside.  


Safety is a top priority. Students will not be permitted to look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun without ISO certified/NASA approved solar glasses.


An eclipse is a rare and striking phenomenon, but students and staff must carefully follow safety procedures. The eclipse can be experienced safely, but it is vital that eyes are protected at all times with the proper solar filters.



Weekly Happenings 8/17/17

St. Jude Catholic School Happenings

     August 17, 2017


Kona Ice: Kona Ice will be here after school TOMORROW, Friday, August 18.  They will be selling their yummy Kona Ice for $3, $4, and $5.  The $5 size will get you a color changing cup!

Bal-A-Vis-X: Balance, Auditory, Vision Exercises will be offered everyday from 7:15-7:40 in St. Mary’s Room.  Come for the whole time or part of the time, or just come when you can.  We will begin with grades 3-8 until October then add K-8.  These help with reading, coordination, attention, following directions, and spatial control.  Parent help is greatly appreciated!  Please contact Mrs. H with questions.

Sweatshirt orders: We will be making an order for school sweatshirts on August 31.  The order form is attached.  All orders must be turned into the office with payment by August 31

Basketball Skills Training: We are excited to offer basketball skills training this year.  Starting August 21 on Mondays and Wednesdays, interested middle school students are welcome to come to the gym from 4:00-5:30 to practice skills with coach Darren Vance.  There is no commitment to come every time or to play basketball once the season starts.  This is  a fun way to practice skills and get exercise!  

Mandatory Parent Meeting: Please plan on attending the parent meeting on August 29 from 6:30-8:00.  We will begin in St. Mary’s Room.  Babysitting will be available.  High School students who are interested in offering stewardship help to babysit should contact Mrs. Urban

Prayers for a student: This summer an 8th grade student, Minh-Thy Nguyen, was diagnosed with nerve cancer.  She has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  We will be holding weekly prayer services on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:00 in the church to prayer for her healing.  All are welcome to join us!


Young Rembrandts:  St. Jude will be hosting after school art lessons through Young Rembrandts.  There will be a new weekly composition that students will love! Students will learn and practice all fundamental art and drawing as we increase many other learning skills, and have fun drawing and completing each weeks composition with the “art team” and other students who also love art and drawing. Save your child’s seat and register online!  Your child will need to be prepared for the most fun learning afterschool in a Young Rembrandts weekly art class.  All materials are provided. We appreciate the opportunity to be an art education partner for your school.- Carla Calvert


Virtus Training:A 3hr VIRTUS workshop will be held at St. Jude on Sunday, Aug. 27th at 6:00pm in the parish hall.  All employees and volunteers 18 yrs of age or older who are working with children in our Diocese or Parishes are required to attend a session.  Babysitting is not provided.  To pre-register, go to and click on “Registration” and follow the prompts.  Questions, call 755-1616 or 838-0800.  

PTO Fundraiser: PTO will begin the year with the Kansas Made fundraiser.  Order forms for Kansas Made food items went home with each family the first day of school.  Orders will be taken through September 6.  Money should be collected with the orders.

All Star Spirit Night: August 25 PTO will be a back to school bash at All Star Sports East.  The cost is $15 for a wristband, which included unlimited activities (except those that take tokens) .  Volunteers needed to help sell wristband at the event.

Stewardship Theme Reveal:  Make sure to watch for the reveal of this year’s stewardship renewal theme this weekend at Mass!  

Young Rembrandts is Back this FALL!

Back to school is in full swing as we present a bountiful selection of drawings that introduce our students to a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design.  We say farewell to summer in our detailed still life drawing of a beach.  We explore color usage and composition in our chameleon and fire truck drawings.  In keeping with the season, our stylized fall leaves drawing challenges our technique and color scheme.  Our students will learn cultural themes as they draw and color Kawaii inspired art!  All this and more awaits your child in a Young Rembrandts classroom!  Save your child's seat and register today!  
Go to your family account and 17EARLYBIRD 
is the enrollment code to receive $10 discount!

St. Jude Catholic School

3030 N. Amidon
Wichita, KS 67204


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