St. Jude Home and School Association will hold the Race for Education Friday, June4. The Race for Education is a walk-a-thon style event that allows family, friends, and community members to pledge their support for our students. The Race has typically been our most profitable fundraiser of the year, usually collecting between $15,000 and $20,000.
St. Jude Home and School Association would like to thank all the persons who made our Spring Auction a great success. We are happy to say that once the Dr. Long braces sell (and we do have one active bid at $2500…interested parties may submit their bid by March 31) the event will have raised between $8,000 and $9,000. That is not our best result ever, but in the year of this pandemic, it is more than acceptable.
Jennifer Curtis and Kristin McCue led our auction committee. Julie Chrobot was instrumental in coordinating our class projects. The HASA board including Erin Moretti, Megan Hughes, and Julie Beckham were central to its planning and execution. The Nufer Family provided use of the lovely Goodson Event Center. Ted Annis was once again our faithful auctioneer. Others involved in the planning, decorating, and hosting of the event included Elaina Deranek, Margie Wasoski, Allison Ledee, Lyn Kazmierczak, Rick and Kim Stephens, Sabrina and Tony Mason, and Kristine Unwin. As always there are probably others deserving of mention including the many families who contributed to the fun and creative class baskets and projects. We also thank our beloved parishioners and friends who attended the auction and placed bids in support of our school.
Our top corporate sponsors include Dr. Shawn Long (orthodontist), C. Kramer Interiors, Brookfield Zoo, Camp Eberhart, PRP Wine International, Great Wolf Lodge, Goodson Event Center, Kubiak Lawn Service, The Tire Rack, John Hanley Funeral Home, and Four Winds Casinos.
Additional sponsors: Allie's Café, Chicory Café/Taphouse on the Edge, Annie Schaffer, Joy's Gymnastics, Parisi's, Martin's Supermarket, Edge Adventures, Notre Dame Center for STEM Ed, Realst8.com, Katie Sappington, Elva Gable, Marian High School, Cheddar's, Wellfield Botanical Gardens, Thyme to Sew, Jeannine and Don Curtis, Corndance, Renata Kazmierczak, Doug Buysse, Yellow Cat Café, Casa de Ro, Jesus Latin Grill & Tequila Bar, Drive and Shine, Doug & Katy Burnham, Father John, Eye Care Associates, Ron Page, Helen and Steve Clark, Hacienda, Parkwood Auto Spa, Holiday World, Pat and Jeane Kush, Ruth's Chris, The Children's Museum of Indy, Salon Rouge, Len & Celia Moretti, Red Lobster, South Bend Museum of Art, Quality Dining, Studebaker Museum, Karen Roberts, Wine and Canvas, Phyllis Largey, Texas Roadhouse, Mary Krisch, Mike's Car Wash, MasterCare, The Music Village, and The Skillet.
Panera on Ireland Road will donate to our school a portion of the proceeds from your purchase on Tuesday, February 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. when you show them the flyer available in an upcoming bulletin.
This year’s Catholic Schools Week will run from Sunday, January 31 to Saturday, February 6. In most years, you are familiar with seeing advertisements for our school Open House and Book Fair. Due to COVID precautions this year, both events will be scaled back. We ARE hosting an open house, but by pre-registration only for either limited in-person or virtual tours. There will be no general opening of the school to parish and school families. The book fair will be hosted on school days for limited visiting by our students and their families.
If you know of a family that is interested in attending St. Jude or you yourself have children entering Grades PreK, Kindergarten, or any other for the fall of 2021, you may go to the St. Jude website and register for the open house using the link at the top of that page. As always, you may also email us or call the school office with any questions. St. Jude Catholic School will be entering its 65th year in the fall. We are humbled but grateful for the continued prayers and support of our parishioners, especially during this challenging year, but we have and will make it through successfully, thriving from the experience in large and small ways.
Having trouble getting the right Christmas gift? Why not order Scrip gift cards as a present or even use Scrip to purchase the gifts!! Scrip is the easiest fundraiser! Scrip is gift certificates or cards to restaurants and stores. You buy the gift card at face value and it is worth the same face value. St. Jude makes it profit by buying the gift certificates in bulk and at a discounted rate. There are over 500 local and national vendors. To view a complete list, go to www.glscrip.com .