There is an epic moment in the film Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King when Gandalf tasks Pippin with lighting the Beacons of Amon Din. Once lit, all the beacons across Middle Earth light up as a sign that Gondor needs help in this time of darkness. Once the beacon is lit, Gandalf says aloud to himself, “Hope is kindled.”
Similar to how Gandalf and the men of Middle Earth are battling the dark forces of a supernatural evil and one spark kindles hope, we too are battling the darkness of depression, despair, sorrow, suffering, our kindness and generosity can be the spark that lights the way for others.
Advent, which begins this Sunday, is a time that asks how we can live more fully in the light of the Lord so that we can be a light for others in dark times. The Catholic Church has always understood that light is a powerful symbol of how love can conquer death and despair. We are each called to be a light for others through our generous deeds and loving sacrifice. St. Paul, writing to the Ephesians, reminds us to “Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth” (Eph 5:8-9).
When we bring the light of the Lord to others through our generosity, mercy, and kindness, then hope is kindled.
FOOD DRIVE AT ST JUDE SCHOOL
St. Jude School is asking for your donations of canned and packaged food. The Door is Open provides food to people in need each week. Many of these are women and children. They are especially most grateful for donations made during the Christmas season. Their special requests are for pasta, pasta sauce, and tuna cans. Starting on Monday. December 2 until Friday, December 13th, please kindly donate food items in the boxes provided at the school’s front entrance under the Christmas tree. (Please send unexpired packaged or canned food only.) Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
NOW ACCEPTING KINDERGARTEN APPLICATIONS FOR 2020-2021
St. Jude School is now receiving applications for Kindergarten. If you know of families that are considering St. Jude School please encourage them to apply right away so that spots can be guaranteed. New families are encouraged to email email@example.com to set up a tour and to pick up an application package.
ST. JUDE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Our annual Christmas Concert is taking place on Thursday, December 12, 2019. We will have an afternoon performance at 1:30 pm for parents to attend and then the evening show will be at 7 pm. The doors for the evening show will open at 6:30 pm. The doors for the afternoon show will open at 1:00pm. Alongside our Christmas Concert will be the Christmas Concert Bake Sale. We look forward to seeing you there.
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DINNER DANCE MOVIE NIGHT FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER
DINNER DANCE SPONSORS
This year the school is hosting a Dinner Dance on Saturday, December 14. To make this event a success for our school we need your help and support. If you have a business and would like to sponsor our event, please click here to learn more.
DINNER DANCE TICKETS ARE ON SALE - PICK YOURS UP FROM THE OFFICE
DECEMBER 14 DINNER DANCE VOLUNTEERS
Our first major fundraiser is on its tail end and we still have a few books left. Raffle books, ticket sales and/or returns are available after every weekend Sunday masses. Tickets can be returned December 6 before school, during lunch, or after school. All monies and stubs must be returned by December 7th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Preparation for our first annual Christmas Masquerade Dinner and Dance is in full swing. Volunteers are needed. If you are available to help out, please contact the office. Tickets are $40 each and $10 for the Movie Night (kids under 12) with dinner dance ticket. Contact email@example.com for more information.
GIVE THE GIFT OF READING
Support literacy and your child’s school. The e-Gift cards for Chapters Indigo is a simple way to raise money for our school while buying a most wonderful Christmas gift: the gift of reading! Simply follow the instructions below:
1. Follow this link: https://indigofundraising.flipgive.com/f/1112739
2. Choose “Shop Online Give Cash Back”
3. Click “Buy an Indigo e-gift card”.
3. Use the e-Gift cards on either the Chapters website or in store.
Order deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Delivery: Instant delivery by email. Printable & accessible online
Signing in is not required. You can purchase anonymously as a guest or you can log in instantly with your Facebook account, which makes it easy to invite others to join our fundraising too.
Thank you so much for your support!
Please contact Rachelle Moshfeghi, Fundraising Sub-committee Chairperson with any questions or concerns at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENT PARTICIPATION - SUPERVISION
We are looking to fill the following Supervision positions. Please contact Ann Tang, the Participation coordinator at email@example.com if you are available.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:10 – 8:50 am
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT ASSEMBLY
Students at St. Jude School participate in the First Sunday of Advent assembly. Over the next several weeks students will explore the themes of Advent in their Christian Education classes.
Dec 3 – Hot Lunch – Edo Hot
Dec 5 – Hot Lunch – Pizza Hut
Dec 6 – Patriots Spirit Day
Dec 10 – Hot Lunch – Pizza Hut
Dec 12 – Hot Lunch – Subway / Bake Sale / 1:30pm and 7pm Christmas Concert
Dec 14 – St. Jude Parish & School Dinner Dance
Dec 16 – Gr. 7 Hot Lunch – Church’s Chicken
Dec 17 – Hot Lunch – Pizza Hut
Dec 19 – Hot Lunch – Edo Sushi / Progress Learning Reports Go Home
Dec 20 – Last day before Christmas Break – noon dismissal
Jan 06 – School Reopens