“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” – Martin Luther
On Wednesday we had our weekly school mass. Sometimes I find myself quite distracted at our school mass for a variety of reasons. This past Wednesday was no different. And then the Choir led the congregation in song that truly transported me into a more spiritual space. My mind calmed and I could enter into prayer with God. The song was sung without any instruments, only the children’s voices. It was sung in a “round” as well, where students sing different parts of the song at different times. It all worked. And as the quote above suggests, my agitated soul became calm. With this in mind, I would sincerely like to express my gratitude to the students for their wonderful singing and our Choir directors (Miss Antao, Miss Smillie, and Mrs. Collins) for their leadership.
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SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2020 at 6:30PM - RE-REGISTRATION NIGHT AND AGM
Last year was the first year we introduced a Re-registration night in which we accept and process re-registration forms. Each year we are required to collect information from our families as set out by the Auditors. The Re-registration packages were sent home today so please expect these to come home with your child. We will have PEC members as well as school staff on site that evening to process Re-registration Packages. Please make sure that you have all documents completed accurately and correctly. Similar to last year, families who hand in Re-registration packages late will be charged a $20 late fee.
New this year is the ability to authorize the school to accept payments through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). This means that you can opt out of having to pay by cheque or cash and instead the school can withdraw the specified funds similar to the existing Pre-Authorized Debit system we use for monthly tuition. For example, instead of paying the Student Activity Fee of $75 by cheque or cash, you can opt to have the funds automatically withdrawn on the specified date in the Re-registration package. In this case, you would not have to write cheques or bring cash with you that evening.
In the Re-registration package there is an important FAQ about EFT and a permission form for you to fill out. EFT is safe and efficient. It will greatly reduce the amount of work required in our bookkeeping office to process cheques and cash and you will have the peace of mind in knowing exactly when money will be debited and you will be better able to track and record payments. Therefore I am encouraging everyone to sign up for the EFT.
This year, Cambridge Uniforms is donating two $50 gift certificates to their store for our AGM night. Parents who arrive on time (between 6:15 and 6:30pm) will have the opportunity to enter their names into a draw for the certificates. Only one entry per family. You must be in attendance to claim the prize.
I look forward to seeing all of our parents at our AGM and Re-registration Night.
Re-Registration Night Details:
When: February 5th, 2020 at 6:30pm
Where: St. Jude School Gym
MUNCHALUNCH INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT LUNCH
HOW TO REGISTER:
- Go to: https://munchalunch.com/schools/StJude
- Click the “Register Here” button (as shown below). The system will guide you through.
- After adding your children, click the green “Order Lunch!” button to order.
- Next time, just click the “Login Here” button to access your account.
Please note if your child is ill on a lunch date, you are welcome to pick up their lunch at 12:00pm or after school. Please call the school to advise that you are coming and we will hold it for you at the office. Consistent with previous years, there are NO REFUNDS.
GR 7 GIRLS BASKETBALL PLACE 2ND AT ST. HELEN'S TOURNAMENT
The Gr. 7 Girls Basketball put together a successful campaign at St. Helen’s Searchers Tournament. The team battled hard in the Championship game against the host school, but eventually fell to them. The team is to be commended on their efforts and for bringing pride to our school! Keep it going!
GR 6 BOYS BASKETBALL CONTINUE TO SHINE
The Gr. 6 Boys Basketball team continued their strong play in a blowout victory over crosstown rivals, St. Mary’s School. The boys took command right away and never looked back. The team will be facing stiff competition in 3 tournaments this year: St. Patrick’s, St. George’s, and Vancouver College. We are excited to see how they do and we are proud of their efforts!
GR 5 BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM CRUISE TO VICTORY OVER OUR LADY OF SORROWS SCHOOL
The Gr. 5 Boys started strong against OLS, opening with an dominant first quarter. The team again showed cooperation in a balanced attack as 7 players featured in the scoring. High Fives Boys!
Feb 4 – Hot Lunch
Feb 5 – AGM & Re Registration at 6:30pm – School Gym
Feb 6 – Hot Lunch
Feb 7 – Patriot Spirit Day
Feb 11 – Hot Lunch
Feb 13 – CEC – NO SCHOOL
Feb 14 – CEC – NO SCHOOL
Feb 17 – FAMILY DAY – NO SCHOOL
Feb 18 – Hot Lunch
Feb 20 – Hot Lunch