Dear St Jude families and friends,

Open House is already upon us! We hope you and the family can join us for a fun-filled day! Directly after the 10 am Mass, we will head over to the school where a taco lunch and light breakfast refreshments will be served. Stay for our cheer performance, lego robotics showcase, scavenger hunt, Principal's talk, see your child's current classroom and meet next year's teachers! Invite anyone interested in touring the school. See you tomorrow from 11am - 2pm!

Tuition changes and re-enrollment reminder

It is extremely important that we continue to provide a great education and safe learning environment for our students. We foresee great growth in our newly formed programs on campus such as foreign language, health and wellness classes, yearbook/newspaper electives and so much more. However, the rise in inflation across all areas of education, cost of living and basic necessities makes our school total operating costs rise each year. Luckily, we prepared for this and believe that we can continue to offer a great education at a low cost to families. 

Next year’s tuition calendar has been raised by less than 2% for the 2023-24 school year. Full student tuition price will go from $7,600 (2022-23 school year) to $7,750 (2023-24 school year). All sibling discounts and fees will remain the same. 

Current students can begin to re-enroll TOMORROW for the 23-24 school year.
 The re-enrollment link will be live here: School Admissions.

You may complete this process along with making your $75 per student processing fee anytime through February 17th, 2023 to guarantee your student's spot for the 23-24 school year. After the Feb. 17th deadline, there is an increased fee of $100 and your student's spot is NOT guaranteed for the following year as we will begin considering new applicants.

New Student Siblings - Tomorrow is also the date you can register a sibling for new student consideration. Click here to learn more and prep the necessary items for his/her application. 


Lockdown Drill

Earlier this week your child took part in a school lockdown drill. These drills are important in providing preparation for any emergency that may happen during the school day. While we practice various types of drills such as fire and earthquake drills, lockdown drills are understandably a much more sensitive topic in our world today. What is most important is that our students know what to do in case of an emergency. Our students did wonderful during the duration of the drill and we appreciate the level of focus and seriousness they had during the drill. 

Nun Run is Next Saturday!

The 2nd Grade class would like to invite you to attend the Nun Run, which takes place the morning of February 4th. The NunRun is an event that supports the Sisters of Notre Dame, who started our school.  They have a 5K race, a 1.5 mile race, and a virtual race as well. Receive Christian Service hours - 1 hour for the 1.5k and 2 hours for the 5k. All proceeds will help support the sisters who live in our community. Please use this link to sign up. Don't forget to select that you are running with St. Jude School! We hope to see you there!

Canned Food Drive - Success!

We are beyond grateful for the generosity shown by our families during our Christian Service Drives. Kindergarten through 7th grade collected well over 100 cans per class and will receive FREE DRESS on Tuesday, February 7th (we'll remind you!). Thank you to our volunteer for collecting and counting the cans!

Art Exhibit - Thank You!

The school has been buzzing with praise for the talents of our Jaguar artists displayed at the First Annual Art Exhibit! Sure to be a new tradition at the school, artists of all ages submitted their masterpieces. Parents generously donated over $1,800 to help growing the art program here at the school. If you missed the show, stop by the office at Open House tomorrow to view a sampling of art from each of our classes and look for art displayed in the classrooms. Congratulations to our winners and special thanks to Liz Clark for organizing such a wonderful event. 

Maddie Shenkel - Pastor Division Winner
Katherine Huber - Principal Division Winner
Peyton Kincaid - Main Division Winner

Thank you for your support! Donations to our art program can still be made here!


First Grade's Sheriff Station Field Trip

In anticipation for their field trip to Lost Hills Sheriff Station, the first grade learned about the important role police officers play in keeping our community safe. We are grateful for the opportunity our students had on Friday and would like to express our great appreciation for the Lost Hills Sheriff Station for sharing their important line of work with us. The officers went above and beyond and the students will remember this trip for years to come!

Valentine's Day Class Party Reminders

Please watch for teacher communication regarding class parties and valentine cards. We ask that children refrain from passing out candy or food with your child's valentines. Toys, pencils, stickers, etc. are better choices for the students. Student council will be selling the popular Valentine Grams soon (watch for a Special Anchor splash with more info!). Additionally, students will also be allowed to wear festive Valentine Free Dress on February 14th! Students must wear red, pink or any variation thereof to be eligible for free dress!

Let's Glow! Family Valentine's Dance

Join us on Friday, February 10 from 6-9pm for another SJS tradition - the Family Valentine's Dance! This year we will be celebrating in the parish hall with a glow dance party! Pizza and treats, DJ and photo booth, kid's crafts and more will ensure your family has a great time. Tickets are $40 per family.

Purchase your tickets here!
Looking for volunteer hours? We need food item donations and day of helpers. Click here!


PTG Save the Dates!

Sharkey's Fundraiser is on Wednesday Night - February 1: Make it easy on your self and order Sharkey's anytime between 11am - 8pm to raise 20% of proceeds for the school! Online or in-person, use code ST. JUDE!
Sharkey's: 111 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village
View flyer here

40th Anniversary Gala - March 31st, 2023: Watch for a Special Anchor Splash early this week with links to ticket purchases and sponsorships!

***Please note! The Father-Daughter Dance has been moved to April 21st, 2023 and Mother-Son Bowling Event has been put on hold temporarily.*** We apologize for any inconvenience with our date changes.


Let's Go Jaguars! Congratulations on the boys and girl's basketball game wins this week!  Our 7th and 8th grade boys took down St. Mel’s and St. Joseph the Worker this past week. Eighth graders Dylan Bruns, Tore Caravana and Madison Rojas are just a few of the great scorers on this team! They are a fun team to watch!

The Girls A Team beat St. Bernadine’s at home under head coach Mr. Dishell. The girls were led by some great scoring from Katherine Vona and Zoey Daley. 

Join us for a fun time at these upcoming basketball games and cheer on your fellow Jaguars!
Boys A Team plays this week on Monday and Wednesday at HOME at 3:30.
Girls A Team plays next week at HOME at 3:30.
Boys lower division teams start games now and we look forward to seeing all their success on the court!

Come out and support our Jaguars!


Minted Fundraiser - Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Cards - Minted has adorable class cards! Enjoy 20 percent off stationary, cards and gifts while 15 percent goes back to the school! USE PROMO: FUNDRAISESTJUDESCHOOL.

View Classroom Valentine's!


Becoming Catholic

Are you interested in becoming Catholic?  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which people can question, search and inquire into the Catholic faith.  At St. Jude, members of our parish partner with those who are journeying to become fully initiated Catholics (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation).  We recognize that people are in all different places in their journey and we are here to help you in any way we can. for more information.  

Open House - New and Current Student Registration Open
Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 11am-2pm

Catholic Schools Week - Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2023
Monday - Teacher Appreciation Day
Tuesday - Parent Appreciation Day
Wednesday - Student Appreciation Day
Thursday - Admin Appreciation Day
Friday - Pastor Appreciation Day

Half Day - Staff Meeting
Luke's Closet Open - Noon to 3pm

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Mass - Feast of St. Blaise - 1st Grade Hosts
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 8:15am

Nun Run
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Glow Party Valentine's Dance
Friday, February 10, 2023

Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Middle School Info Night
Thursday, February 16, 2023

Current Student Re-Enrollment Due
Friday, February 17, 2023

President's Day - No School
Monday, February 20, 2023


School Calendar 2022-2023

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