Weekly Menu - News and Notes


Welcome Home to St. Jude School

Founded in 1960




SEPTEMBER 16 - 20, 2019


MON.              Hot pocket, white beans, buttered carrots, dessert, milk.  SALAD BAR

TUES.             Baked lasagna, green peas, sliced apples, breadsticks, milk.  

WED.               Pork chop, ½ baked potato, green beans, roll, dessert, milk.  SALAD BAR.    

THURS.          Baked chicken, black-eyed peas, cabbage, roll, dessert, milk.



CARPOOL REMINDERS  If you are still walking your child to class in the morning, please park in the front parking lots.  There is no parking in the back parking lot – that is reserved for the faculty and staff.  There should never be pick-up in the back in the afternoon.  This area is not supervised and the traffic emerging on the other side of the church causes the rest of dismissal to back up.  We are going to begin giving 3rd level priority for leaving in the afternoon to prevent traffic from backing up into Ashland Terrace.

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY  No school on Friday, as all the teachers will be in Knoxville for a Diocesan In-Service.  There is no Childcare on days there is no school.

PICTURE DAY COMING  Picture Day will be Wed., Oct. 2.  All students PK – 8th grade will have their pictures taken.  You will have an opportunity to prepay for a class picture.   Picture re-takes will be on Wed., Nov. 6.

LOOKING AHEAD  Parent Conferences will be on Wed., Oct. 2, from 2:30 – 6:00.  Your children’s teachers will get you information to sign up for parent conferences. Because of the conferences on Oct. 2, we will dismiss at 11:30 on Fri., Oct. 4. Aftercare will not be provided. Fall Break will be the week of Oct. 7. Classes will resume Mon., Oct. 14. 

ACCELERATED READER  Thursday, Oct. 3, is the last day for students to take AR tests for the first quarter.  Any AR tests taken on Fri., Oct. 4, will count toward the 2nd quarter.  Students who achieved their AR reading goals for the first quarter may come to school out of uniform on Wed., Oct. 16.


Cross country: Meet on Sept. 16 at Woodland Park Baptist Church (3rd 4:15; 4/5 girls 4:30; 4/5 boys 4:45; MS girls 5:00; MS boys 5:30.


Sept. 17 @ Boyd Buchanan  4:00

Sept. 18 @ Baylor  4:00

Catholic Football: Sept. 19 v. Normal Park @ OLPH  6 pm.



Saturday 5:30PM      Makayla Hile, Katelyn Neill
Sunday 8:00AM         Shanina Dong, Connie Ni
Sunday 10:30AM       Brady Cowan, Callie Cowan, Ryan Fillauer
Sunday 12:15PM        Maria Fernandez, Sandra Verro
Sunday 5:30PM         Brooklyn Lewis, Kate Lovelace, Ella Lovelace


DIOCESAN  YOUTH MASS AND FAMILY FEST  Everyone is welcome on SUNDAY, Sept. 15, 12 – 5 pm at St. Albert the Great Parish.  Mass, Buddy’s BBQ, live band, games, prizes from Catholic Companies, and more!  The Paraclete Bookstore will also be onsite!  The cost is $20 for individuals or $50 for a family.  T-shirts will be available for $10.   Forms and registration are available online at dioknox.org and bparsons@dioknox.org.

HOW TO RECONNECT OUR DIGITALLY DISTRACTED KIDS The Catholic Schools’ Office of the Diocese of Knoxville presents nationally-renowned pyschotherapist, Thomas Kersting, at a special event Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Knoxville Catholic High School. Kersting is an expert on the harmful effects devices have on children and the addictive nature of social media. This free event will be an eye-opener, but parents will leave empowered and armed with solutions.  The average kid today spends more than 8 hours a day, 7 days a week on electronic devices. The result is a malleable brain that is re-wired to assimilate well in a virtual world, but not so well in the real world. Kids’ brains are unable to cope with “real-life” issues, causing chronic anxiety, attention deficit, depression, poor social skills, academic and family relationship problems. 

Please join us Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Catholic HS gym, 9245 Fox Lonas Road, Knoxville, TN 37923. For more information, contact: pam.rhoades@knoxvillecatholic.com/865-560-0313.