“Take to heart these words I am giving you today: Repeat them to your children. Keep them constantly in mind, whether you are at home or away, whether you are busy or at rest.” Deut 6:6-7
What lessons do we pass onto our children? What are we teaching them to keep constantly in mind? If you have not given these questions much thought, I encourage you to do so. Scripture reminds parents that the lessons of faith are to be passed on to our children.
In Deut 6:4-5 we read, “Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” This commandment acknowledges that there is one God and all energies are to be focussed on God. In John 13:34-35, Jesus teaches us a new commandment, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.”
The teaching of Jesus is that we love God by loving others. You cannot profess a love for God and then treat others with disdain, judgment, and cruelty. Love of God is expressed by loving others. This is the teaching we must always keep constantly in mind and repeat daily to our children.
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR
St. Jude School wishes our families a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year! May the Year of the Rabbit bring you joy, health, and much success throughout the upcoming year.
IMPORTANT CALENDAR CHANGE
St. Jude Parish and School was informed by the Office of the Archbishop, that Archbishop Miller will be conducting a Parish and School visit on February 3, 4, and 5. Presently, February 3rd is scheduled to be a Pro-D day. We are going to move this Pro-D to March 3, 2023 in order to accommodate Archbishop Miller’s schedule.
February 3rd – Regular Day of Instruction – Full Uniform Day
March 3rd – Pro-D Day – No School
ST. JUDE SCHOOL TOURS
Our Gr. 7 Student Ambassadors will be available to provide tours of our school to prospective families. If you know of someone who might be interested in attending St. Jude School, I encourage you to tell them to sign up for a tour. Any interested family can email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
REFER A STUDENT AND GET REWARDED
This past year we handed out $1200 in rewards to parents that referred students to our school. Every student that is referred and enrolls in our school for the year results in a reward of $200 for the the referring family.
To learn more about the referral program, please click here.
Jan 22 – Lunar New Year
Jan 23 – Day in Lieu – No School
Jan 24 – Gr. 2 First Reconciliation 6:15 PM @ St. Jude Parish
Jan 27 – Care Day – Noon Dismissal
Feb 2 – Progress Reports Go Home
Feb 3 – Archbishop Miller Visit – School in Session – Full Uniform Day
Feb 16 and 17 – Catholic Educators Conference – No School
Feb 20 – Family Day – No School
Feb 24 – Care Day – Noon Dismissal
March 3 – Pro-D – No School
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