Wednesday, February 21st

Thursday, February 22nd

Friday, February 23rd

Saturday, February 24th

Sunday, February 25th

No School February 20

There will be no school on February 20.  Please stay safe!

Weekly Happenings 02/15/18

Spirit and Pride orders:  Order forms are due to the teacher

TOMORROW, Friday, February 16.

No School: Monday, February 19 for Presidents’ Day!

Box Top/Label Winners: 3rd Graders are the winners for the

Box Top/Label Contest. They collected 59.1 box tops/labels

per student. They win a Spirit Day! Thanks to all the other

classes for a great job too. Here are the standings:

3rd grade-1301, 4th grade-401, K-343, 1st grade-498,

5th-261, 7th-85, 8th-26.

Pre-Registration: Pre-Registration Packets were sent in the

mail. If you have realized that you didn’t receive a packet in

the mail please call or stop by the office.  If you still have

something missing please make sure that you take care

of this along with the pre-registration which is due Feb. 16th.

If you have any question please call the office at 838-0800.

PTO Nominations: St. Jude PTO is now accepting nominations

for 2018-2019 Board Members. Stop by the office and fill out a

nomination form!! The positions available are: President, Vice-President,

Treasurer, and Secretary.  If you have any questions feel free

to call the office.                                                                                                    

Scrip Challenge: We are having our 3rd Scrip Challenge of the School

Year. It will run from  Friday, February 2, 2018 - Friday, February 16, 2018.  

Middle School Penny Wars- Middle school students will participate

in the Penny Wars from February 14-23.  Jars will be set up in the

middle school hallway before school.  All money raised will go to

the Drexel Fund!

Lenten Stations of the Cross- Join us for Stations of the Cross on

Wednesdays during Lent at 2:45 in the Church!

Incoming Kindergarten Meeting:  Come join us for an informational meeting

 for incoming kindergarten parents about the ins and outs of kindergarten

at St. Jude Tuesday, February 27th at 4:00 in St. Mary’s Room.

We will talk about what to expect in kindergarten and will answer

any questions or concerns you have. There will be a sign up for

the screening that will take place on March 16th.        .                                                          

  Track starting soon:  Track season will be starting February 26.  Middle

School students wishing to participate need to have a physical on file,

along with other paperwork, before they can practice.

 Please make sure to get forms to the office soon.  

                                                                                                              Parenting in Today’s World: There will be a mandatory parent meeting

on Sunday, March 4, 2018. 6:30pm-7:30pm at St. Jude Catholic School

with guest speakers: Lori Doerneman and adult son, Eric Doerneman.

Child care will be provided.  Join them for an evening of education and inspiration.

7th Annual Wine Tasting & Benefit Auction: Saturday, March 10, 2018

6:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets on sale now: $40 each - $280 for a table of

8 - $360 for a table of 10.  Only 250 tickets available. Tickets are being sold

after ever mass or in the office.                                   

Skating Party: March 16th, Carousel Skating Center 5pm-7pm.

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls! Girls on the Run is a transformational

physical activity based, positive youth development program for

girls in 3rd-5th grade.  The program teaches life skills through dynamic,

interactive lessons and running games.  The program culminates with

the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a

celebratory 5k running event.  The goal of the program is to unleash

confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation

of health and fitness. GOTR is open to all girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade,

encourages girls at all fitness levels ,practices are held after school,

twice weekly for 10 weeks,  led by trained coaches who serve as positive

role models. GOTR is for every girl! Healthy snacks are provided at each

practice.Registration ends soon! WE NEED 4 MORE GIRLS TO SIGN UP

OR WE CANNOT HAVE A TEAM.  For more information, please visit

www.girlsontherun.org,  email the Program Manager Kari Scheer at

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 316-749-8090.  You can also talk to Ms. Punteney!        

Cardio conditioning: Looking to get active?  Join Coach Kenny Saldana for

cardio conditioning! Students and adults of all ages are welcome to come as

often as you’d like.  Times will be  February 20 from 4:00-6:00, February 21

from 5:00-7:00, and February 22 from 5:00-7:00.

8th Grade Purity Retreat: All 8th graders and their parents are invited to attend

the Purity Retreat on April 15.  This year we are holding the retreat at the

Spiritual Life Center.  It will begin at 2:00, with parents invited to join at 4:00

for the parent portion and commitment ceremony.  

Summer Solutions: Your Child worked hard all year, make sure that

progress sticks. By spending just minutes a day with Summer Solutions,

students get the practice they need to keep moving forward. It was designed

to help students return to school after summer break confident in the

skills they’ve learned and ready to master new ones.  

Each book is $14.99. Go  to www.summersolutions.net . When placing

an order enter the school code H67204JUD. Orders placed before

May 1, 2018 will be entered in a drawing for a $250 Amazon Gift Card.

Weekly Happenings 02/08/18

Pre-Registration: Pre-Registration Packets were sent in the mail. If you still have

something missing please make sure that you take care of this along with

the pre-registration which is due Feb. 16th. If you have any question

please call the office at 838-0800.

Bake Sale: The bake sale from last week raised a total of $403.65.

Thanks to all the parents that brought in goodies and thanks to the parents

that organized it and worked the sale. Without all your help this wouldn’t be possible!

PTO Nominations: St. Jude PTO is now accepting nominations for 2018-2019

Board Members. Stop by the office and fill out a nomination form!!

The positions available are: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

 If you have any questions feel free to call the office.

First Confession- Congratulations to the 2nd grade class who will be receiving

their first confession on February 11!         

Valentine Sale: Student Ambassadors will be selling candy valentines

before and after school by the office on February 12.  Valentines include a candy

bar and message.  Cost is $1 and all proceeds benefit the St. Katharine Drexel Fund.                                  

Scrip Challenge: We are having our 3rd Scrip Challenge of the School Year.

It will run from  Friday, February 2, 2018 - Friday, February 16, 2018.  

Incoming Kindergarten Meeting:  Come join us for an informational meeting

 for incoming kindergarten parents about the ins and outs of kindergarten

at St. Jude Tuesday, February 27th at 4:00 in St. Mary’s Room.

We will talk about what to expect in kindergarten and will answer any questions or

concerns you have. There will be a sign up for the screening that will take

place on March 16th.        .                                                            

Track starting soon:  Track season will be starting February 26.

 Middle School students wishing to participate need to have a physical on file,

along with other paperwork, before they can practice.  Please make sure to get

forms to the office soon.

Parenting in Today’s World: There will be a mandatory parent meeting on

Sunday, March 4, 2018. 6:30pm-7:30pm at St. Jude Catholic School with

guest speakers: Lori Doerneman and adult son, Eric Doerneman. Child care

will be provided.  Join them for an evening of education and inspiration.

7th Annual Wine Tasting & Benefit Auction: Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Tickets on sale now: $40 each - $280 for a table of 8 - $360 for a table of 10.

 Only 250 tickets available. Tickets are being sold after ever mass or in the office.                                   

Skating Party: March 16th, Carousel Skating Center 5pm-7pm.

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls! Girls on the Run is a transformational

physical activity based, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade.  

The program teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons

and running games.  The program culminates with the girls being physically

and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event.

 The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while

establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Program Details:

GOTR is open to all girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, encourages girls at all fitness

levels ,practices are held after school, twice weekly for 10 weeks,

 led by trained coaches who serve as positive role models (Ability to

run and experience in running are not required.  Contact Program Director,

Kari Scheer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions regarding

inclusion.  GOTR is for every girl!) Healthy snacks are provided at

each practice. Program Dates and Registration: Registration happens

in January 29-February 26. Season begins in late February

(the week of February 26, 2018). Season ends in late May with a

Celebratory 5K Event May 4, 2018 Hutchinson:  May 12, 2018 Wichita.

For more information, please visit www.girlsontherun.org or email the

Program Manager Kari Scheer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 316-749-8090.        

Math Test-Outs and Spanish Test-Out for 8th grade students that

will be given this spring at Bishop Carroll: Registration forms for the test-outs

are available from Mr. Scott and Mrs. Richards and will also be available on

Wednesday, February 21st at the Incoming Freshman Parent Meeting.

(Please note: Parents will find out their child’s math placement at the parent meeting).

Students interested in testing out of Spanish 1, Algebra 1A, or Algebra 1 can get

more information from Mr. Scott or Mrs. Richards.  Take advantage of parent teacher

conference time to talk with the teachers about test out opportunities!                  

7th Grade Parents: The 0 Hour Advanced Algebra I Qualifying Test will be

given on Tuesday, March 27th at 4pm in the 400 academic hallway at Bishop Carroll.

 This test is for the current 7th graders who wish to take the Advanced Algebra I

0 hour during the 2018-2019 school year.  See Mr. Scott for the test form,

which is due to Bishop Carroll by March 16.  There is also an option for students

to take a similar course virtually from Mr. Sissell.  Please ask Mr. Scott.

Cardio conditioning: Looking to get active?  Join Coach Kenny Saldana for cardio

conditioning! Students and adults of all ages are welcome to come as often as you’d like.  

Times will be February 8 from 6:00-7:30, February 13 from 5:30-7:00, February 20

from 5:00-6:00, February 21 from 5:30-7:00, February 22 from 5:30-7:00,

and February 28 from 5:00-6:30.  

8th Grade Purity Retreat: All 8th graders and their parents are invited to attend the

Purity Retreat on April 15.  This year we are holding the retreat at the Spiritual Life Center.

 It will begin at 2:00, with parents invited to join at 4:00 for the parent portion and

commitment ceremony.  

Middle School Penny Wars- Middle school students will participate in the Penny Wars

from February 14-23.  Jars will be set up in the middle school hallway before school.

 All money raised will go to the Drexel Fund!

No School February 19 for Presidents’ Day!

St. Jude 7th Annual Wine Tasting

Mr. Vobril's Letter: Walking in Sister's Shoes

January 8, 2018
Dear Catholic school parents,
In 1985 Bishop Eugene Gerber of Wichita shared an almost unbelievable dream.  Bishop Gerber wanted to commit the entire Diocese of Wichita to the stewardship way of life.  Among other ideas, he hoped that parishes would accept the mission of funding Catholic grade or high schools for every Catholic child in the Diocese, regardless of their income, family situation, or ethnic background.
It was so outrageous that thirty years later no other diocese has made the same total commitment to Catholic education.  Yet it was so astounding that while Catholic schools across the nation declined, our Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita grew in numbers, in quality, and in results.  Today, for example, almost fifty graduates of our Catholic schools are studying to be priests or nuns.  Unbelievable?  
Ten years ago, Bishop Michael Jackels realized that Bishop Gerber’s original vision was threatened by dramatic demographic shifts where poverty was becoming concentrated in the central corridors of our cities while rural parishes were getting smaller and poorer.  So Bishop Jackels formalized the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund to help the parishes which educate the highest percentage of children from our poorest families.  Last year the Drexel Fund distributed over $1.7 million to these parishes.  Unbelievable!
Our Catholic school families should be staunch supporters of the Drexel Fund because it is our students and our families who benefit directly.  Our effort is called Walk in Sister’s Shoes because Saint Katharine Drexel wore out her shoes providing a Catholic education to poor children for forty years from the deserts of Arizona to the deep south to former Indian territories in Oklahoma, the Dakotas and the Far West.  Last year, our school children raised $97,509 for Walk in Sister’s Shoes.  In six years, we have raised $486,939.  Unbelievable!
This year Walk in Sister’s Shoes will be conducted from January 6, the solemnity of the Epiphany, to March 3, the feast of St. Katharine Drexel.  We will be collecting money in shoeboxes in each classroom as well as through other fun activities unique to each school.  I know that our students will be generous because they always are, but I invite all adults, teachers, parents, and parishioners to participate as well.   I ask you to Walk in Sister’s Shoes with your children.
Respectfully,

Bob Voboril, Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Catholic Diocese of Wichita

St. Jude Catholic School

3030 N. Amidon
Wichita, KS 67204
316.838.0800
school@stjudewichita.org

 

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