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Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School

strives to develop the Catholic faith,

demonstrate Christian living,

commit to student learning, and

foster good stewardship of God’s world.

learning | praying | serving | growing


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Dear Saint Jude Family and Friends,

As I reflect on the end of another school year, it brings me great joy to think

of our many accomplishments. From welcoming new families in August,

celebrating the lives of the saints in November, sending 11,800 meals

to children in Swaziland during Catholic Schools Week, walking with

Christ during His final hours as our 8th Graders lead the Living

Stations in the spring, celebrating First Holy Eucharist with our

2nd Graders, and graduating 47 wonderful young men and women in

May, we are grateful for the learning, loving, and laughter of each day.

I am delighted to share our 2017-2018 Annual Report with you. We

began our school year with 100% participation in the Annual Fund from

our Faculty and Staff and ended the year with 100% parent participation for

the third consecutive year! Your generosity and continued financial support

make much possible for so many. Thank you!

Our wonderful volunteers continue to bring to reality the plans and ideas for

all to enjoy. Thank you for giving so selflessly of your time and talents. Your

dedication, support, and commitment are the true embodiment of Christ’s

spirit alive in our midst. The PTA Shine Auction has funded the update of

the entire campus to LED lighting and replaced the aging air conditioner in

the gym. Thank you for your support of this fun event!

The Saint Jude Faculty and Staff are outstanding individuals who continue

to make Saint Jude a School of Excellence. It is my pleasure to work with

these dedicated and enthusiastic men and women. They are devoted to the

academic progress and the spiritual growth of the children entrusted to

them. May God continue to bless their work!

It takes many people to make our school a success. I sincerely offer my

appreciation for all that you do for the children of Saint Jude the Apostle

Catholic School. I look forward to another great school year filled with

exciting new challenges and bountiful rewards!

God Bless,

Patty Childs, Principal


can transform

common days into


turn routine jobs

into joy, and change

ordinary opportunities

into blessings. –

William Arthur Ward

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profileHosted 1st annual Family STREAM Night in April

Continued implementation of our STREAM (science,

technology, religion, engineering, arts, mathematics)

initiative across the curriculum

Our 6th Circus of the Kids took place in September 2017

Hosted our 4th annual Chastain Night on the SJA soccer

fields kicking-off our Annual Fund

Achieved 100% parent participation for the 3rd year in a

row in the Annual Fund campaign

Partnered with Rise Against Hunger for a school-wide

service project during Catholic Schools Week; students

packaged over 11,800 meals in one day that were sent to

children in Swaziland

Hosted the bi-annual Auction on April 14; proceeds

allowed us to re-lamp the entire school with LED lights

and provided for a new air conditioning unit in the gym

Middle School drama students presented Charlie Brown

Christmas in December and Peter Pan Jr. in the spring;

both productions delighted and entertained our audiences

Three Odyssey of the Mind teams won their regional

competition and went on to place in the state competition;

one team competed in the World Competition held in Iowa

in May

Placed first in Future City competition; went to represent

the state of Georgia in the national competition in

Washington, DC

Celebrated our 30th annual Grandparents’ Day on May 11

best of 2O17|2O18

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profileAccreditations and Affiliations

District-wide Accreditation by AdvancEd, parent corporation of SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)

National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)

GA Independent Schools Association (GISA)

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)

65% of faculty have advanced degrees

491 students from

320 families in 21 parishes

16:1 student / faculty ratio

Class of 2018 High school matriculation

Blessed Trinity 17 Marist 2 Saint Pius 22 Public high schools 6

Twice recognized National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 2003 | 2014

Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School was established in 1962 as part of Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church. As a parish school, we serve as an extension of the church community aiding in the formation of citizens willing and able to serve God and live as useful members of society.

Serving students from kindergarten through 8th grade, our teachers average 15 years of teaching experience. The curriculum includes religion and all required elementary school subjects. In addition, computer, Spanish and French enrichment, physical education, chorus, art, drama, and band are offered.

Saint Jude recognizes the value of technology in the classroom as a teaching tool for our students to develop the skills and attributes they need to meet their own current and future goals. Here are some of the ways technology is utilized by students:

In grades K-2, a set of eight iPads can be found in each classroom. Students use them for learning centers or in combination with a cart of iPads so students can work in pairs or individually. The primary grades also have access to a cart of 30 Chromebooks to complete student work.

In grades 3-5, students have access to iPads and Chromebooks in the classroom to enhance learning, complete assignments, and create multimedia projects. Each grade has one iPad cart and one Chromebook cart.

6th, 7th, & 8th grade students take part in a 1:1 Chromebook program where they access learning resources, class notes, teacher communication, and other information on a daily basis.

All classrooms contain an interactive LCD Projector/whiteboard that is connected to the teacher computer for viewing class materials and curriculum resources.

Enrichment classes such as foreign language, art, and music have access to a class set of iPads and Chromebooks for student use to augment these subject areas.

All grade levels attend the Technology Lab for instruction once a week. Teachers may sign up for additional weekly time slots as needed for student research and project completion. The Tech Lab houses 34 Chromebooks and two 3-D printers.

The Media Center provides 30 Chromebooks for online student research and access to our library management system. The Media Center is also equipped with a state-of-the-art broadcast studio. The student-led news crew delivers a Morning Prayer and News Show.

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Future City:For the fourth time in the past five years, a Future City team from Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School won first place in the regional Future City competition and represented the State of Georgia at the World Competition in Washington, DC.

Future City is one of the nation’s leading engineering educational programs. Its purpose is to encourage middle school students to develop their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and starts with a question...How can we make the world a better place? This year’s challenge was for the students to envision The Age Friendly City and address the trials in designing innovative solutions that could serve an urban area’s older

After finishing first in the regional contest, a team of fourth and fifth graders from Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School placed second in the state Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)competition. In May, they traveled to Ames, Iowa to compete in the World Competition. There were over 240 teams from nearly every state in the U.S. and approximately 25 other countries competing.

OOTM is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from

population and keep them engaged and independent. The students must imagine, research, design, and build their city of the future to showcase a solution.

At the competition, the teams present their vision of the future through a virtual city design (using SimCity™ software), a 1500-word essay, a scale model of their city (built with recycled materials), and

a short oral presentation to a panel of STEM professionals. There is a spending limit of $100 to complete the task. The Saint Jude winning team consisted of 7th graders Alex Guigou, Caoimhina Sloan, and Christina Sweeney, and was guided by school STEM faculty advisor Eleonora Straub along with coaches Peter Sloan and Stephanie Sweeney. In addition to coming in first overall at the 26th annual

regional competition, the team brought home three special awards: Best Team Presentation, Most Innovative Power Generation, and Best Research Essay. Upon returning home from Washington, the team was invited to the office of Georgia’s Representative for the 6th district, Karen Handel, where they were honored to present their city named GRACE Springs to the Congresswoman.

Odyssey of the Mind:

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kudosThe Florida-based educational program, Circus of the Kids, once again visited Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School in September. In less than three weeks , middle school students were introduced to, practiced, and perfected such acts as trapeze, acrobatics, various balancing acts, aerial silks, Spanish web, juggling, and more! Talk about courage! At the end of their three weeks of practice, they presented a “Cirque de Soleil” type circus to the school and community.

According to principal Patty Childs, participants in the circus learn more than just physical stunts…they learn the value of trying new things and the courage that comes with the mastery of a new skill. They are then able to teach their friends and families the power of a “can-do” attitude.

Circus of the Kids is a unique, kid bonding, community building, lesson teaching, life-changing experience for all involved. We use circus as the medium to teach and reinforce valuable skills.

kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve one of five problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. Coaches are allowed to facilitate, but may not contribute thoughts or help the team execute ideas. During OOTM competitions, young people are encouraged to meet new friends and to watch and learn from the ideas of others.

Team Rodriguez created a humorous 8-minute performance

for the problem “A Stellar Hangout,” featuring the man in the moon and original intergalactic creatures in search of out of this world food and stellar entertainment, while on a mission to locate the elusive space treasure. Another component of the competition requires that the team solve a spontaneous problem that is known just moments before judging.

Members of the team, coached by Mike Rodriguez and Brent Bellows, included: Will Bellows, Vince Calia, Becca Jose, Alex Rodriguez, Jack Rodriguez, and Emma Schramm.

❶ Team Work: The kids in each act are interdependent on each other.

❷ Perseverance: Circus, in some form, hurts – stick with it, it’s worth it.

❸ Stage Presence: enough said!

❹ Commitment: You made a commitment to this show, stick with it.

Circus of the Kids:


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This year’s SHINE auction was truly a beaming

success! Over 300 parents, faculty, staff, and

friends celebrated on Saturday, April 14 at

The Whitley in Buckhead.

Together, we raised $124,000 and achieved our

goal of re-lamping the entire school with LED

lights and a new air conditioning unit in the

gym. We are immensely grateful to our

co-chairs Jen Fowler and Andrea Nordmark and

to all of our sponsors, parents, and volunteers!

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Diamond Sponsors($5,000)Action Specialty CartsCasey Reynolds, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International

Platinum Sponsors($3,000)The Joe and Lisa Engel Family Jen and Skip FowlerJoey and Andrea Nordmark

Gold Sponsors($1,500)Kenneth and Amy BowmanCastro LawChris and Cathy McDonaldMike and Julie StevensonNatalie and Mark Uebelacker

Silver Sponsors($750)Marcos and Kerry AriasJohn and Kristen ArmstrongExperimac - Kennesaw/Marietta, The Barnett FamilySandy and Jim BurtAllen Pool Service, The Chapman FamilyMatt and Katy CowanChris and Hilary DixonSiegel and Dolt Comprehensive Dental Care, The Dolt FamilyThe Duffy Family Joey and Ann-Marie FlynnAaron and Megan GilesWilliam and Nicole HutchesonPatrick and Heather JonesAlex and Sue KitchinGary and Michelle LeeMather and Annie LindsayBrian and Lara Long

Michael and Jennifer NolteDaniel and Jan O’RourkeBrad and Jamie PodrazaLou and Katie SaezPeter and Angel VasellMike and Caryn Woolley

Bronze Sponsors($595)Bill and Mary Katherine AdamsMatthew and Bonnie AshbyNed and Lauren BerkowJoe and Gretchen BombaraJoseph and Brandy BruceEileen and Clay CaldwellBrent and Dana CervenkaTony and Mary ChiaffredoDoug and Patty Childs Jason and Cami DettmerKen and Kelly DooleyKevin and Isobelle EllisSiobhan and John FinneganBrian and Lynn FoughtLibby and Greg GillinsJoe and Lauren GomesSteve and Ashley GoodrichJohn and Dana HarpringDoug and Leticia HicksAmy and Chris HornbyGlen and Kelly IannucciJames and Amy JardinaDean and Dara KalinowskiDavid and Tamara KarakisKids R Kids, The Kernan FamilyKaty and Brian MaclagaPeter Sloan and Patricia MarmionJimmy and Tatiana MatthewsMaureen and Mike McAbeeBarbara and Matt McElhanonDan and Amy McMorrowLaurie and Jeff Miller

Holly and Brian MonaghanChris and Casie MoreiraTodd and Nida MuddGreg and Julie MurrayJeff and Kate NicolosiAndrea Padial and Alicia LoCiceroWard and Staci ParkerTyler and Robin PattersonJohn and Christy PrendergastDavid and Tara RobertsonMike and Claudia RodriguezSteve and Alison RomakBrett and Emily SchroederKevin and Stephanie SmithChristopher and Christina StanleyErik and Austin SnellKevin and Lauren SokDavid and Stephanie SweeneyManny and Diana Terrones Matt and Michelle TrosoDale and Amy UrbanMark and Katy WalkerJimmy and Molly WalkerChris and Ann-Marie WhiteBilly and Jill WirkaWilliam and Susan WoodDebbie and Scott Young

Additional SupportersAbernathy Facility Services, Inc.

Belco Electric Service & Repair


Flynn O’Hara

Keever Dalton Plumbing

Kendra Scott

Lilly Pulitzer

Moeller Purcell Construction Company

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians

Tebarco Mechanical Corporation

The Woodhouse Day Spa

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During Catholic Schools Week, January 28 to February 3, in partnership with NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association), Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School participated in a 24-hour Day of Giving event titled, Many Gifts, One Nation – A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools campaign. We achieved our goal and raised $10,000! All proceeds from the Day of Giving went toward a brand new STEM Lab mobile cart. With a focus on the future, these STEM resources will further enrich our technology curriculum here at Saint Jude School.

We are immensely grateful to our parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, and staff who supported this special day of giving during Catholic Schools Week! Please know your gifts will have a direct impact on the success of our students.

day of giving


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day of giving4th Grade Boys Basketball Team In Honor of Coach Aaron GilesBill and Mary Katherine Adams In Honor of Ethan AdamsAnonymous (3)Marcos and Kerry AriasJohn and Kristen ArmstrongSteve and Debbie AsipErnell Babb and Judy Warner-BabbJoel and Rosalina BadinasMr. and Mrs. Barry BarnettBrian and Amy BeckBrian and Jackie BensonLauren and Ned BerkowMatt and Shannon BlackburnKenneth and Amy BowmanJoseph and Brandy BruceThe Calia FamilyDominic and Alicia CarreiraDoug and Patty ChildsMrs. Trudy CoanMsgr. Joe CorbettAnn and John CotéKaty and Matt Cowan In Honor of Madelyn and Molly Cowan Lisa Meehan CrosbyAshley and Keith CrunkMr. and Mrs. DempseyJason and Cami DettmerKathy and Mark DoellingKevin A. and Rochelle A. DoyleMrs. Angela DuffeyKevin and Megan DuffySarah EdwardsThe Fason FamilyBrian and Lynn FoughtSkip and Jennifer FowlerRandy and Ashley GarrettDoug and Cheryl GentileHeather Gibbons-Doig

Matt and Kelly GilleyBrian and Tamara GrassoMrs. Meghan Spall GroneJerome and Susie HagleyJohn and Louise HamrickDouglas and Leticia HicksMr. and Mrs. Scott HughesMr. and Mrs. HutchesonGlen and Kelly Asip IannucciThe Irastorza FamilyMatt and Amy JardinaMike and Jamie KellyNick and Nour KellyRich and Peggy KernanMr. John KiphartSandy KiphartAlex and Sue KitchinChristopher and Maureen LammAileen and Tom LeaheyMather and Annie LindsayMr. and Mrs. Brian LinnihanGuillermo and Tatiana Lopez VelardeMartin and Lilina LundBrian and Katy MaclagaNicky MaguireMike and Maureen McAbee In Honor of Thomas LeaheyMatt and Linda McDonald In Honor of Catherine, Caroline, and William McDonaldMark and Debbie McLaughlinHolly and Brian MonaghanChuck and Marlo Mong In Honor of Owen and Erin MongPaul and Alicia MonninBlair MorganMr. and Mrs. Brian C. MortonTodd and Nida MuddMichael and Jennifer NolteJoseph and Andrea Nordmark

Mr. and Mrs. Jason OliverDoug and Holly OrsaghRob and Lynn PalazzoWard and Staci ParkerTyler and Robin PattersonDavid and Khyshan PerlmanJamie and Brad PodrazaJohn and Christy PrendergastMs. Beth Robertson RamatowskiRemington and Casey ReynoldsCatherine and Caroline Riedl (Class of 2011 and 2014)John RoncoLuis and Sandy RosalesMrs. Coleen RosenbergKatherine and Louis SaezJuan Sanchez and Kristine Webster-SanchezGeralynn SandersJason and Meaghan SchroederMr. and Mrs. John ShipleyBradley and Jill Shortal In Honor of Catherine ShortalPeter Sloan and Patricia MarmionErik and Austin SnellMr. and Mrs. James J. SpallMr. Patrick SpallMike and Julie StevensonMolly Strozier In Memory of Patrick ZimmermannDavid and Stephanie SweeneySusan and Mark TschirhartBrian and Michelle TwinerMr. and Mrs. VanBelleTami VinsonDr. and Mrs. Alexander VoljavecPaul and Mary VossKibby and Alice Wagner In Honor of Jack WagnerMolly and Jimmy WalkerMiss Tricia WenkeLisa Holland-WenkeChristopher and Ann-Marie WhiteIan and Kathleen WildBilly and Jill Wirka In Honor of Joey WirkaJason and Liane YorkJacob and Serena Young In Honor of Isabella Young Scott and Debbie Young

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In June, Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School hosted Camp Invention. Ninety

students participated in over 32 hours of STEM instruction delivered by Saint Jude

teachers. Second grade teacher, Mrs. Wenke, said “This program has changed how I

will present STEM to my students. I have so many great ideas for the new school year!”

In July, Mrs. Childs, Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Straub, Mrs. Montesi, Mrs. Ward, and Mrs.

Malone traveled to Philadelphia for the National Science Teachers Association STEM

Conference. Combined, they attended 60 sessions on STEM best practices, lesson ideas,

and hands-on workshops. “We have learned so much to take back and share with the

rest of the staff,” said Mrs. Childs.

In August, we start the new year with an increased focus on STEM. Students will

begin exploring robotics in all grades, made possible by the $10,000 gift from the

Day of Giving.

f o r S t u d e n t s a n d T e a c h e r s

Summer of STEM

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KAtlanta Children’s Shelter, Holiday House Toy DriveIn December, our Kindergarten class participates in a school-wide Toy Drive to collect items for under-privileged children. The Atlanta Children’s Shelter provides free quality day care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families.

1Sandy Springs Police Department In October, the 1st grade class partners with their 8th grade buddies for the annual Teddy Bear Drive. They collect teddy bears to donate to the Sandy Springs Police Department, which then gives them to children during stressful situations.

our community2 Our House Day Care Center >>In October, our 2nd grade students promote a school-wide Diaper Drive which includes basic needs for infants and children. All donated items are delivered to Our House Day Care Center in Decatur which provides day care and support for homeless families.

3 Dogwood Forest (Assisted Living Center)

In March, the 3rd grade classes bring joy to local seniors through interaction, song, and treats for Saint Patrick’s Day.


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5 Community Action Center The 5th grade class promotes a school-wide Canned Food Drive during the month of March to help fill the shelves at the Community Action Center located in Sandy Springs. CAC provides assistance to individuals and families in need.

6 Atlanta Community Food BankOur 6th grade students visited the Atlanta Community Food Bank Product Rescue Center. When food needs to be inspected after it’s donated, where does it go? To the Food Bank’s Product Rescue Center! 6th grade students inspected, sorted, and packed donated food.

4 Men’s Homeless Shelter at Central Presbyterian Church and Shrine of the Immaculate Conception During two separate visits in January and February, the 4th grade classes prepare and serve meals to the homeless. The churches provide evening shelter and meals to the homeless of Atlanta.


Agape Way Ministry

In April, our 8th grade students served the homeless a boxed breakfast of hot scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, a peanut butter sandwich, and fruit. Agape Way Ministry is a Christian organization that also shares the gospel with those they serve. Their mission is to love and share fellowship with people who come from the surrounding community.

7 The Ronald McDonald House This year, our 7th graders went to The Ronald McDonald House where the students prepared, cooked, and served dinner for all the families staying in the house. They also hosted a fun activity night with the children at the house where they played games and organized arts and crafts.

8Daffodil ProjectThe 8th grade class took part in the Daffodil Project. This service project aspires to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world in memory of the 1.5 million children who were murdered during the Holocaust. The first daffodils were planted in 2010; to date; over 290,000 have been planted worldwide. Our students added 500 daffodils to the count this year, planting them along the path of the Stations of the Cross between the rectory and school.

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1OO% Faculty and Staff participationin the 2017/2018 Annual Fund

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Annual Fund giving is a financial priority for our school. It is a tax-deductible opportunity for donors to help make a difference in the future of Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School.

Gifts are unrestricted and added to the school’s budget to meet current operating expenses, to enhance the programs and services offered to students, and to maintain the school building.

The Annual Fund offsets the difference between tuition and the cost to educate each student.

Saint Jude does not receive a subsidy from either the parish or the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Each family is asked to contribute at a level appropriate for their financial situation. Our goal is 100% parent, faculty, and staff participation.

Endowment Fund giving is an opportunity to invest in the future of Saint Jude School and an excellent way to invest in the future of Catholic education. Benefits of the Endowment Fund are perpetual, and as the Endowment grows, so does the school’s ability to carry on its mission.

The Endowment Fund was established in 2002 to ensure the future financial stability of Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School. Memorial and honorary gifts can be allocated to the Endowment Fund at any time.

Guardian Angel Fund A donation to this fund provides a tax-deductible opportunity for donors and allows them to make a direct impact on a current student’s ability to continue to pursue a Catholic education. Donors may provide full or partial tuition scholarships for a student or students in a family that demonstrates financial need.

St. Martin Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 to provide financial assistance for current Saint Jude School families who are experiencing an unexpected life crisis such as divorce, job loss, or death in the family.

Emily Johnston Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 by the Saint Jude Home and School Association in memory of Mrs. Emily Johnston, much-loved school librarian for 19 years. The fund provides tuition assistance to Saint Jude School families who demonstrate financial need.

Elizabeth Huffner Angel Fund was established in 2010 by Don Huffner in loving memory of his wife, Elizabeth, a former Saint Jude teacher. A scholarship is awarded each year to a current 5th grade student who possesses similar qualities as Elizabeth, particularly her love of literature.

Elizabeth “Bitsy” Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by Kathy Davis Pepe in loving memory of her daughter, Bitsy, who was a student at Saint Jude and a graduate of Marist School. Kathy Davis Pepe taught 5th grade at Saint Jude for 20+ years and established this scholarship in Bitsy’s memory to be presented to a 5th grade girl who displays enthusiasm for life, is fun-loving, yet a rule follower, and is kind to everyone – all qualities Bitsy displayed during her life.

Regina Hersey Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 by Brian Hersey to honor his cherished wife, Regina. Regina made such an impact on the Saint Jude School community and was greatly admired by faculty, parents, and students. Her selflessness and dedication were so evident in all

of her endeavors. This scholarship is presented to a deserving student whose family is actively involved with the PTA and school community.

Dr. Amy Bennett Bellows Book and Scholarship Award was established in 2013 by Brent R. Bellows in loving memory of his treasured wife, Amy. Amy was the proud mother of Jack and Will Bellows and was active in all aspects of their lives. Amy was also an avid Saint Jude School volunteer. Each year, a book and scholarship will be awarded to a 4th grade girl and boy committed to reading, achieving academic excellence, and loving God—all virtues Amy cherished, lived by, and strived to instill in her children each and every day.

Liz And Bill Oliver Memorial Scholarship Award was established in 2016 by long-time Saint Jude parishioner, Bill Oliver, to honor his cherished wife, Liz. This scholarship award is given annually to a current seventh grader who goes above and beyond his or her service hour requirements and is, overall, a well-rounded student. As helping others was near and dear to Liz, this award was established to recognize a student who has made an impact in the community through dedicated service to others.

Appreciated Securities Gifts of marketable stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that have appreciated in value may help donors avoid capital gains taxes and allow donors to make a larger gift to Saint Jude School.

Bequests Donors can leave a legacy by remembering Saint Jude School in their will. A charitable bequest in a will can benefit Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School while saving donors estate tax dollars.

giving opportunities

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1962 Founders’ Society

$5,000 +

Dr. and Mrs. Brent R. BellowsIn Memory of Dr. Amy B. Bellows

Ted BowdenClaire and Hubert BrownDominic and Alicia CarreiraThe Castro Family

In Memory of Jose L. Castro, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Michael CoteJoseph and Lisa EngelSteve and Kristin ErdmanDean and Dara KalinowskiAnonymous - A St. Jude FamilyJeff and Laurie MillerAnonymous Kevin and Stephanie SmithThe Conrads Family Education

Fund at the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia Natalie and Mark Uebelacker

Susan and William Wood

Spalding Society

$2,500 to $4,999

Jay and Melissa Cochran

Matt and Katy CowanIn Memory of Sue Crispen

Chris and Hilary Dixon

Brian and Lynn Fought

Andrew and Theresa GervinIn Memory of Bill and Sandy Bontempo

Aaron and Magen Giles

Bill and Jenny Gottschalk

Matt and Amy Jardina

Mather and Annie Lindsay

Lara and Brian Long

The Lubert Family

Matt and Barbara McElhanon

Daniel and Amy McMorrow

Joseph and Andrea Nordmark

Mr. and Mrs. William Overend

Tomas and Ileana Rodriguez

Mike and Julie Stevenson


Christopher and Ann-Marie White

The 2017-2018 Annual Fund campaign was an

unprecedented success! For the third year in a

row we achieved 100% parent participation! The

faculty and staff kicked off this year’s campaign

by reaching 100% participation for the

fourth year in a row during the first month of

school. The parents’ annual giving campaign

kicked off with our Chastain Night, SJA style,

held on our soccer fields on September 16th.

Annual Fund gifts have an enormous impact

on Saint Jude’s ability to enhance standards of

excellence in teaching, student development, and

facilities. We are extremely fortunate to have the

commitment and involvement of so many caring

supporters who give their time and resources to

make Saint Jude an outstanding Catholic school.

This year’s Annual Fund generated over

$365,000 – a school record – under the

leadership of parent chairs Brian and Holly

Monaghan. We are grateful to them and their

Class Representatives who worked diligently to

help us reach 100% parent participation once

again! We also wish to thank all our parents,

parishioners, alumni, faculty and staff, former

parents, former faculty and staff, grandparents,

and friends who support this initiative with

tremendous dedication! Your generosity,

leadership and faith in our mission will help

Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School flourish

now and for generations to come.

donorsand supporters

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Stapleton Society

$1,000 to $2,499

The Anhut Family

John and Kristen Armstrong

Matt and Bonnie Ashby

Jerry and Jan Ashkouti

John and Katy Asip

Steve and Debbie Asip

Chris and Becky AwadIn Honor of Saint Jude

Brian and Jackie Benson

Dr. and Mrs. John C. Bleacher

Kenneth and Amy Bowman

Joseph and Brandy Bruce

The Calia Family

Tom and Kristi Cassell

Mike and Jane Charles

Dr. James F. CrispenIn Honor of Madelyn and Molly Cowan

Robert and Susan Culp

Sandy and Jim BurtIn Honor of Mrs. Susan V. Aldrich

Joe and Xia Davis

Skip and Elaine Dolt

Kevin and Megan Duffy

Page Featherstun

John and Siobhan Finnegan

Proud Grandparents, David and Pat Flynn

Skip and Jennifer Fowler

Katie and Christopher Gifford

Gil and Mary Gilmore

Doug and Kim Goforth

Dr. and Mrs. Richard K. GoodrichIn Memory of Mrs. Frances Barber

The Goosen Family

John and Dana Harpring

Douglas and Leticia Hicks

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hughes

Glen and Kelly Asip Iannucci

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Isaf

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Jacobellis

Dave and Tamara Karakis

Mike and Jamie Kelly

Alex and Sue Kitchin

Tom KitchinIn Memory of Judy Kitchin

Melissa and Matt LaMarsh

Christopher and Maureen Lamm

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Linnihan

Jerry and Rose Linnihan

Guillermo and Tatiana Lopez Velarde

Brian and Katy Maclaga

Jimmy and Tatiana MatthewsIn Memory of Yevette and Walter Kisil

Holly and Brian Monaghan

Skip and Jeanine Monaghan

Chuck and Marlo Mong

Paul and Alicia Monnin

Todd and Nida MuddIn Memory of Elizabeth “Bitsy” Davis

Michael and Jennifer Nolte

Dan and Jan O’Rourke

Andre Padial and Alicia LoCicero

Jamie and Brad Podraza

John and Christy Prendergast

Remington and Casey Reynolds

Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Riddett, Jr.

Mike and Claudia Rodriguez

Nicholas and Lacey Rogers

Mrs. Coleen RosenbergIn Memory of Jeff Rosenberg

Katherine and Louis Saez

Jerry and Cindy Schramm

Lucas Smith

Martha and Steve Smith

Erik and Austin Snell

John and Bridget Snelling

Randy and Kay Snipes

Wendy Speight

Kevin and Kelli Sullivan

Daniel and Kristi Tjo

Matthew and Michelle Troso

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Urban

Peter and Angel Vasell

Julie and Jaime Walker

Mark and Katy Walker

Liam and Eithne Waters

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Weick

Brad and Kathy Wilson

Jason and Liane York

D’youville Circle

$500 to $999

Michael and Maya Ahart


Matt and Shannon Blackburn

Chris and Kelly Brown

Dr. and Mrs. Christopher U. Cates

The Celedon Family

Cliff and Tiffany Chapman

Tony and Mary Chiaffredo

Wayne and Elizabeth ChodkowskiIn Honor of Patrick McHugh

Martin and Carolyn Clark

Msgr. Joseph Corbett

The Cucchi Family

The Devereaux Family

Ken and Kelly Dooley

Kevin A. and Rochelle A. DoyleIn Memory of James R. Deach and James C. Doyle

The Drost Family

Brian and Lauren Dykes

Frank FeebackIn Honor of Emily and Prescott Hughes

Ann Marie and Joey Flynn

Anthony and Lindsey Flynn

Cary and Shirley Franklin

Greg and Libby Gillins

Joe and Lauren Gomes

Jorge and Clarita Guigou

Bill and Cathy Haas

John and Rose Haly

Chuck and Christine Hampton

John and Louise Hamrick

Brad and Kathryn Hamrlik

Chad Hoekstra

Chris and Amy Hornby

Nick and Elizabeth Jenkins

Patrick and Heather Jones

Nick and Nour Kelly

Rich and Peggy Kernan

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. King

Sarah and Brian Knott

Jake and Kerry Larkins

Louis and Jennifer Lauria

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lee

Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Derick Lindo

Nigel Love

Mr. and Mrs. George A. MacConnellIn Memory of George V. and Mary A. MacConnell

Mr. and Mrs. Raul Martinez

Anna and Greg Marzec

Mike and Maureen McAbee

Marie and Roger McCollum

Kelly and Stephanie McDonald

Matt and Linda McDonald

John C. McHugh

David Morales and Lia Cornejo-Morales

The Moreira FamilyIn Memory of George Roberts

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Oliver

Doug and Holly Orsagh

Ward and Staci Parker

Greg and Melissa Parro

Jose and Bertha Pedragosa

Josette PerezIn Memory of Mary Ellen Perez

Jon and Rubi Peterson

Bill and Mary Reese

Dr. and Mrs. David Robertson

Steve and Alison Romak

Del and Jamie Ross

Scott Seago

Dan and Colleen Sheehan

Noel Sitzmann and Janine Boehm

Tom and Kelly Soroe

Bob and Nickie Splude In Honor of Kaitlyn and Reagan

George and Kaky Stewart

Brian and Michelle Twiner

Frederick and Colleen ValdezIn Memory of Danilo Sanchez and Fe Villanueva

Paul and Mary VossIn Memory of Jack Warburton

Joseph and Michele Wagner

Kibby and Alice Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. James Warren

Mr. and Mrs. Dermot Waters

Heather and Keith Watson

Christopher and Monique Winters


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Principal’s Circle

$250 to $499

Bill and Mary Katherine Adams In Honor of Ethan Adams

Michael and Andrea Arabia

Joel and Rosalina Badinas

Erin and Marcel Barre

Lauren and Ned Berkow

Andre and Debbie Bielski

Joe and Gretchen BombaraIn Honor of Messina and Johnny Bombara

Allison and Patrick Braley

Scott and Gabrielle Braswell

Joe and Ivett Breen

Brian and Sarah Brooks

Jean and Brigitte Cadet

Clay and Eileen Caldwell

Jackie Tusa Carriker

Nathaniel and Eleanor Cates

The Cayce Family

Brent and Dana Cervenka

Dr. and Mrs. Enrique Chia

Doug and Patty Childs

Carole and Denos ChristofiIn Honor of Anna Zoe Christofi

Jim and Georgia ConnellIn Memory of Mr. James E. Connell

Miguel and Lia CornejoIn Honor of Maria Lia, Maria Pia, Miguel Estuardo; Alessandra and Lorenzo Morales; and Eva and Luca Goosen

Lisa Meehan Crosby

Ashley and Keith Crunk

Brian and Christy David

Jan DeachIn Memory of Jim Deach (grandfather of the Doyle children)

Chad and Erin DeeganIn Honor of the Saint Jude Class of 2018

Linnet DeilyIn Honor of Steve and Laura Deily

Jason and Cami Dettmer

Sarah Edwards

Patrick and Portia Ellis

Lia and Martin EnglishIn Memory of Domenico Fabiano

Lisa and Craig FoyIn Memory of Alicia Chia

Randy and Ashley Garrett

Matt and Kelly Gilley

Alex and Jackie Gonzalez

Mr. Sean Grady

Brian and Tamara Grasso

Jeff and Karen Groslimond

Mr. and Mrs. Guaderrama

Jerome and Susie Hagley

Jane Henley

The Hild Family

Chad and Sonja Holder

Harry and Deborah Hosey

Mr. and Mrs. HutchesonIn Memory of Joan Meoli

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Iovino

The Jannetta Family

Mr. Rajesh Jose and Dr. Mini Michael

Brandon and Michelle Kemp

Robert B. Kennedy

Matt and Lara Kitchin

Lisa and Andy Koehler

Jerome and Mercedes LacyIn Memory of Jesus A. Ortiz

William and Genevieve Langley

Aileen and Tom Leahey

Amy Selvig Leiner

Martin and Lilina Lund

David and Erin Lynn

David and Kim Main

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Mattei

John and Christy McCulla

Roddy and Sharon McWhorter

Pete and Barbara Meehan

Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Morton

Liz Morton

Greg and Julie Murray

The Navarro Family

Jeff and Kate Nicolosi

Don and Melissa Nordin

Rob and Lynn Palazzo

Mrs. Lynn K. PanlilioIn Honor of Madelyn and Molly Cowan

Ericka Stricklin-Parker


Tyler and Robin Patterson

Mike and Kathy Davis PepeIn Memory of Elizabeth “Bitsy” Davis

David and Khyshan Perlman

Walter and Sandra Pickell

Bill and Barbara Poole

Michael and Shirley Prendergast

Dan and Mollie Quinnelly

Karinna RiddettIn Memory of Daniel and Catherine Murray

Victoria and Billy RiordanIn Honor of Ana Sophia and William Riordan

Mr. and Mrs. Ed RoachIn Honor of Madelyn and Molly Cowan

Michael Rodriguez and Dalia Barrios

John RoncoIn Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund S. Ronco

Luis and Sandy Rosales

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. RossIn Honor of Amelia Ross

Cathy and Dave RyanIn Memory of Elizabeth Ann English

Mrs. Samar SalmanIn Memory of Sam D. Salman

Tom and Kelly Scanlon

Peter Sloan and Patricia Marmion

Zachary and Bridget Sroka

Brendan and Maureen Sullivan

David and Stephanie Sweeney

Manuel and Diana Terrones

Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tramonte

David and Sharon Troncale

Fernando and Ines Umana

Patt and Philip Villacci

Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Voljavec

Molly and Jimmy WalkerIn Memory of Elizabeth “Bitsy” Davis

Ian and Kathleen Wild

Billy and Jill Wirka

Mike and Caryn Woolley

Scott and Debbie Young

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Blue and White Circle

Up to $249

Chris Adamczyk

Chad and Cathleen Adams

Kathy and Sparky AdamsIn Memory of Amy Bennett Bellows

Jon and Tammy Akin

Pamela Akumabor

Rich and Jessica Alderman

Vincent and Lauren Aragon

Marcos and Kerry Arias

Ali Asip

Beth Asip

Ernell Babb and Judy Warner-BabbIn Memory of Valdemar Warner

Ela Badura

Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Baird

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Barnett

Sally Beach

William and Yessenia BeatyIn Memory of Margo Ornes

Brian and Amy Beck

The Becksmith Family

Carol and Walt Bedard

John and Beverly Bennett

Jason and Elizabeth Bierly

Linda Binkowski

Stephen and Lisa Bir

Matt and Alyese Black

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blodgett

Frederick Boddie and Loan Nguyen

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Booc

Amy and Mark Bordenca

Virginia BowlingIn Honor of Emily and Prescott Hughes

Tom and Corinne Boyle

Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Braley

Julie Braswell

Barbara K. Breen

Brandon and Jamie Brown

Kelley and Robert Brown

Tom and Mary Ellen Burg

Tim and Barbara Burns

Tom and Jennifer Burns

Karen and H. King ButtermoreIn Honor of Riley King, Andrew, and Woods Walker

Linda Byrd

Mrs. Marion Calabrese

Ken Campbell

Richard and Jan Carroll

Lauren Cartwright

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Cassell

The Castleberry Family

Fritz and Joan Caudle

Ed and Carol-Anne Cerbone

Carly Chambrello

Juan Cleves and Maria Yunda

Karen and Robert Clouse

Rob and Mary Margaret Cooper

Ann and John Cote’

Camilo Cruz and Alejandra Martinez

Michael and Christine Curtin

Carol Cuviello

Julie Deloach Dangel

Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. Deily

Mr. and Mrs. Yvens Delima

Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey

Jason and Geraldine Dew

Nga Nguyen and Long Do

Kathy and Mark Doelling

Mary F. Doyle

Jeffrey and Lisa Durthaler

Steven and Adrianne Eberlein

Meme Ebneter

Bill Edwards

Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Estes

Mary Ellen Evangelista

The Farber Family

The Fason Family

Larry O. Fisher

Mr. and Mrs. D. Flanagan

Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. William G. FoleyIn Memory of Beth Foley

Nall and Beth Gearheard

Doug and Cheryl Gentile

Parent Chairs

Holly & Brian Monaghan

Class Reps

KA Melissa & Jay Cochran

KB Gabrielle & Scott Braswell

1A Tamara & Dave Karakis

1B Shannon & Matt Blackburn

2A Libby & Greg Gillins

2B Amy & Chris Hornby

3A Sarah & Brian Knott

3B Liane & Jason York

4A Mollie & Dan Quinnelly

4B Shannon & Tim Hipp

5A Susan & Brian Linnihan

5B Kristi & Tom Cassell

6A Alicia LoCicero & Andre Padial

l 6B Victoria & Billy Riordan

6C Tatiana & Jimmy Matthews

7A Louise & John Hamrick

7B Sharon & David Troncale

8A Amy & Matt Jardina

8B Jamie & Mike Kelly

Grandparent Chairs

Jeanine & Skip Monaghan

Timothy and Emily Ghioto

Heather Gibbons

Annemarie Gibbons-McGlone

Steve and Ashley Goodrich

Virginia W. GottschalkIn Honor of Zoe Ann and Jackson Edward Gottschalk

Mary Gould

The Grassi Family

R Scott GriffithIn Memory of Jack Marsh

Kitty Grimsley

Kerry and Dean Haertel

Bill and Carolyn Harness

Sean and Karen Harper

Nancy Harper

Terri Haugen

James Heavrin

Babs and Jeff HermanIn Memory of Jeanne Hassman

Mary Higginbotham

Peggy Hilton

Mr. Timothy and Dr. Shannon Hipp

The Hodson Family

Courtney Horne

The Houghton Family

Meghan Hurst

Fernando and Liz Hurtado

Tom and Crystal Hutchens

Blanca Ibarra

The Irastorza Family

Dr. and Mrs. Philip Jardina

Mark and Linda Kelly

Pat Kelly

William and Elaine Kelly

Mrs. Ronnie Kessenich

Sandy Kiphart

Jeff and Nicole Kitchin

Thomas Klepaszewski

Carol L. Kofsky

Rob and Laura Layne

Regina Lilly

Jordan Malone

Elizabeth Lindsay


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David and Sabrina Lively

Mrs. Tricia Loesel

Nicky Maguire

Ken and Carrie Mahan

The Maimone Family

Frankie and Amy Maldonado

Ruth and Terrill Mallory

Ed and Terri Marks

Joe and Kim Masak

Jeff and Lesley Masisak

Frances and Lee Mathis

Andrew and Krystal Matichak

McBrearty Associates

Mike and Mary McCulla

Ann McLaughlinIn Memory of Thomas E. McLaughlin


Charles and Melinda McNameeIn Honor of Joe DaRocha Gomes

Todd and Roberta Meadows

Dave and Jan Mechler

Mr. and Mrs. Mikolajek

Margaret Fahey Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Molnar

Matt and Therese Montesi

Christopher Moore

Blair Morgan

Carlos and Maria V. Navarro

Sang Ngoc Nguyen

Bill and Vickie NordmarkIn Honor of Joey and Charlotte Nordmark

Michael and Margaret Noxon

Rami and Heather Odeh

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Oliver

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Patterson

John and Erin Paul

Chris and Aliesha Porto

Prep Atlanta

Carol Price

Kevin and Donna Quinn

Dr. Owen and Anne Reese

Chavigny Revelette

Kenneth and Kathleen Rich

In Memory of Mr. Jack Marsh

Angelica Riera

Mr. and Mrs. Rolando Rodriguez

Nicole Ronco

In Honor of my beautiful children

Steve and Beth Ruddy

Colette Ruff

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rutkowski

Juan Sanchez and Kristine Webster-Sanchez

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Scalo

Daniel and Emily Schroeder

Jason and Meaghan Schroeder

Mr. and Mrs. Nebil Sedki

Adam and Meg Seever

Dennis and Margaret Selvig

In Honor of Zoe and Jenna Leiner

Tommy and Jackie Sharp

Muggsie and John Shern

Mr. and Mrs. John Shipley

Fran Shivers

Bradley and Jill Shortal

Jeffrey Simpson

Ms. Dorothy Smith

In Honor of my childhood school experience

Kevin and Lauren Sok

Caroline and Todd Southerland

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Spall

Debbie St. John and John Griset

David and Jeni Stephens

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Still

Tish and Jay Stradley

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Straub

Dawson and Tara Strickland

Molly StrozierIn Memory of Patrick Zimmerman

Jodi Stultz


Roger and Susan Sullivan

The Sutton Family

Ben and Bea Suzah

Mrs. Louisa Sweeney

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Szymke

Michele Tebe


Chris and Rhys Thomas

Luciano and Maria Tiberia and Family

Amy Jo Clark and Shawn TimberlakeIn Memory of Phillip Thaxton

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tippen

Joe Tokos

Mrs. Beth TownerIn Honor of The Victor Mattei Family

Susan and Mark Tschirhart

Robert and Shannon TurnerIn Honor of Kathleen Blagrave

Lynn TwinerIn Honor of Laura, Mike, and Brian Twiner

Mr. and Mrs. VanBelle

Elaine and Bill Waidelich

Tricia Ward

Elizabeth and David Wathen

Jackie and Ray WathenIn Memory of Elizabeth “Bitsy” Davis

Lisa Holland-Wenke

Mr. Greg and Mrs. Jamie West

Amy and Scott Williamson

The Winkler Family

Donald and Miriam Woods

Richard and Lori WrightIn Memory of Tracy Marie Wright

Steven and Alessandra Wunder

Susan M. Yeates

Edward and Hazel York

Jacob and Serena YoungIn Honor Isabella Young

Sarah Zigrye

The Annual Report is a

publication of the Advancement

Office to recognize the supporters

of Saint Jude the Apostle

Catholic School. Every attempt

has been made to ensure accuracy

of information published. Please

contact the Advancement Office

at 770-394-2880 ext 424 if you

notice any discrepancies and

please accept our sincere apology.

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to the Saint Jude the Apostle

Catholic School Class of 2014

on their recent high school

graduation. We hosted them at

our annual Alumni Luncheon

event on May 22, 2018. The

graduates are headed to the

following schools:

American UniversityAuburn UniversityBoston CollegeBrown UniversityThe Citadel Clemson UniversityCollege of CharlestonEmbry Riddle Aeronautical UniversityEmory UniversityFlorida State UniversityGeorgetown UniversityGeorgia College and State UniversityGeorgia Southern UniversityGeorgia State UniversityGeorgia TechJacksonville UniversityKennesaw State UniversityLouisiana State UniversityPurdue UniversitySamford UniversitySavannah College of Art and DesignUniversity of AlabamaUniversity of ArizonaUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of MississippiUniversity of South CarolinaUniversity of South FloridaUniversity of TennesseeVanderbilt UniversityVirginia Military InstituteWake Forest UniversityWashington and Lee University

alumni newsCongratulations

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scholarship recipients


Rob and Mary Margaret Cooper

Marketlab Research INC

Jose and Bertha Pedragosa

David and Khyshan Perlman


Ms. Dorothy Smith

Dr. Amy Bennett Bellows Book and Scholarship Award

Dr. and Mrs. Brent R. Bellows

Skip and Elaine Dolt

Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies LLC

Ray and Dianne Lamonica

Pam M. Moulton

Jon and Rubi Peterson

Paul and Nina Weidle

Elizabeth “Bitsy” Davis Memorial Scholarship

Karen and H. King Buttermore

Doug and Patty Childs In Honor of Kathy Davis Pepe

Skip and Elaine Dolt

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hughes

Col & Mrs. Patrick J. Michelson

Mike and Kathy Davis Pepe

Jerry and Cindy Schramm

John and Jessica Voss

Elizabeth Huffner Scholarship Fund

The Hild Family

Gifts In Kind

Dr. Kelleen Fitzgerald

Mr. Steve Kerr

The Goforth Family

The Guynn Family

The Hughes Family


Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund

Dr. Nydia Bladuell

Karen and Robert Clouse

Juliet DeniseIn Memory of Jack Marsh

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fink

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Giornelli

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hughes

William and Genevieve Langley

Camilo Cruz & Alejandra Martinez

David and Khyshan Perlman

Remington and Casey Reynolds

Carole Schlenke In Memory of Mike Schlenke

Martha and Steve Smith

Liz and Bill Oliver Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mr. Bill Oliver

Regina Hersey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Rob and Mary Margaret Cooper

Skip and Elaine Dolt

Ms. Dorothy Smith

St. Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. and Mrs. C. Michael Bowman

Msgr. Joseph Corbett

Mr. and Mrs. Karel van der MandeleIn Memory of Jack Marsh, Class of 2013

Lisha Simmonds

Restricted Donations

Page Featherstun

Mr. Eddie Lemons

Kaplan Orthodontics

Joseph Recaldo

Corporations and Foundations

We are grateful to the following corporations and foundations

for their contributions in excess of $47,350 during the 2017-2018

school year either directly or through employee matching gifts.

We are also very grateful to the parents and friends who provided

the opportunities for these donations and matching gifts.

AIG, Inc.

Apex Environmental Services

Ciena Corporation

CKC Foundation

Clipper Petroleum Foundation

Dell Employee Giving Program

Delta Air Lines

Fannie Mae Serve Matching Gift Donations

GE Foundation

Google Matching Gifts Program

IBM Matching Grants Program

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Kronos Inc.

Marsh and McLennan Companies

Mercedes-Benz USA

Microsoft Matching Gifts Program


NYSE Euronext Matching Gift Program

Prep Atlanta

Pulte Group

Salesforce Foundation


State Farm

Sun Trust Foundation Matching Gift Program

Synchrony Financial

The Coca-Cola Company


Turner Entertainment Group


Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program


“For where your

treasure is,

there also will

your heart be.”

Luke 12:34

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scholarship recipientsElizabeth “Bitsy” Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund(1) Mimi Dooley, 5th grade

Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart Award(2) Anna Cochran 5th grade

Elizabeth Huffner Angel Fund(3) Elijah Lubert, 5th grade

Monsignor Daniel J. O’Connor Award(4) Sheila Meadows, 7th grade (5) Maeve Miller, 7th grade (6) Caoimhina Sloan, 7th grade

Regina Hersey Memorial Scholarship(7) Joey Gomes, 4th grade (8) Ben Gomes, 3rd grade (9) Charlotte Gomes, Kindergarten

Dr. Amy Bennett Bellows Book and Scholarship Award(10) Izzy Peterson, 4th grade (11) Emily McCarthy, 4th grade

Liz and Bill Oliver Memorial Scholarship

(12) Caoimhina Sloan, 7th grade





6, 12








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Our goal is to afford qualifying

families a quality education

while providing donors with

an opportunity to use their tax

dollars towards Catholic school


GRACE Scholars is a Georgia

nonprofit corporation and tax

exempt charity. GRACE has met

the requirements for designation

as a student scholarship

organization (SSO) in Georgia.

Because GRACE is an SSO,

Georgia taxpayers can redirect

part of their tax liability to

GRACE and qualify for a generous

tax benefit created by the Georgia

legislature – a 100 percent tax

credit. As GRACE is a tax exempt

charity (501-c-3 organization),

gifts to GRACE also qualify as

charitable contributions under

federal law.

GRACE Scholars was founded by

Georgia’s Catholic Bishops in 2008

to take advantage of the SSO/

tax credit legislation. It is the

beloved initiative of Archbishop

Wilton Gregory of Atlanta and

Bishop Gregory Hartmayer of

Savannah. Since 2008, more than

6,550 taxpayers have redirected

part of their Georgia income

taxes to GRACE which, in turn,

has awarded scholarships to

students wishing to attend Georgia

Catholic Schools. All students

receiving GRACE awards have

demonstrated financial need.

The mission of

GRACE Scholars,

Inc. is to provide

children from

families with

financial need

throughout the

State of Georgia

with greater

opportunities to

secure a quality

PK-12 Catholic


G.R.A.C.E. | Georgia Residents Assisting Children’s Education

Go ahead. Share GRACE! Visit or for more

information. Please feel free to call the

Advancement Office at 770-394-2880,

ext. 424 for assistance.


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Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Alderman

Anonymous (16)

Mr. and Mrs. Marcos D. Arias

Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Asip

Mr. and Mrs. Wade E. Baker

Dr. and Mrs. Brent R. Bellows

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Benesh

Mr. John W Boykin and Ms. Karen E. Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bruckner

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Burns

Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Castleberry

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Cerbone

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Chapman

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Chapman

Mr. and Mrs. George Douglas Childs

The Very Reverend William J. Corbett

Mr. and Mrs. Brian N. David

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Davis, III

Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Decraene

Dr. Maria DeGuzman

Mr. Michael P. Denniss and Dr. Diane Lefebvre

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Dixon

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Dolt, III

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Dooley

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin A. Doyle

Ms. Melissa B. Ebneter

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Erdman

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Finck

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Fink, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Finnigan

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan J. Flood

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Foarde

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Follmer

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Frame

Mrs. Janice C. Fredo

Mr. and Mrs. Randall S. Garrett

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy B. Ghioto

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Gilley

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Giornelli

Mr. Rocco Grassi

Mr. Lou Grucza

Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Haake

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Hampton

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hamrick, III

Mr. Thomas E. Harris

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence P. Hartigan

Mrs. Patricia K. Hene

Mr. and Mrs. Chad D. Hoekstra

Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Hoffman

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Hughes

Mr. and Mrs. William Hutcheson

Dr. and Mrs. Glen J. Iannucci

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Iovino

Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Isaf

Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. George B. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Dean J. Kalinowski

The Reverend Daniel P. Ketter

Mr. and Mrs. Gary X. Lee, Jr.

Mr. Guillermo A Lopez Velarde and Mrs. Tatiana Orus Plaza

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Redmond

Ms. Chavigny M. Revelette

Dr. and Mrs. David G. Robertson

Mr. Gregory Ruehlmann and Dr. Diana Mattingly

The Reverend Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Schantz

Mr. Noel J. Sitzmann and Mrs. Janine A. Boehm

Mr. and Mrs. Erik Snell

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Spall, III

Mr. and Mrs. Faron G. Stephens

Dr. and Mrs. Michael E. Stevenson

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Sweeney

Thank you to the following taxpayers who re-directed their 2017 Georgia

tax dollars to GRACE Scholars. As of December 31, 2017, $109,637 in tuition

assistance has been designated to Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School.

This amount offers enough funds for (2) new and (20) returning students to

attend Saint Jude School under the GRACE Scholarship program. grace

Mr. and Mrs. George A. MacConnell

Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Mangelsdorf, III

Ms. Jane F. McAuley

Mr. and Mrs. William T. Meadows

Dr. and Mrs. Peter L. Meehan

Mr. Brian D. Miller and Dr. Barbara M. Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Mohr

Mr. Joseph B. Nagel

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Navarro

Mr. Phillip E. Nicholson

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Nordmark, IV

Mr. William E. Oliver

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler D. Patterson

Mr. and Mrs. David E. Pavia

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley J. Podraza

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Thompson

The Reverend Mr. and Mrs. James A. Tramonte

Ms. Nicole H. Tripp

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Troncale

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Troso

Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Uebelacker

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Vasell

Ms. Rita M. Vogel

Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Weick

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. White

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Wood

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Woods

Dr. and Mrs. Jason E. York

thank you!

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Statement of Activities


Tuition & Fees $ 4,113,896

Less: Tuition Assistance (341,879)

Archdiocesan Block Grant 50,000

Grace Scholars 97,787

Advancement 415,789

Student Services 43,725

Investment & Interest Income 212,501

Auxiliary Services 180,025

Other Income 14,288

PTA 408,803

Total Revenues $ 5,194,935


Salaries & Benefits $ 3,309,621

Instructional 219,177

Administrative 82,114

Advancement 49,363

Student Services 90,206

Facilities 335,865

Technology 189,437

Auxiliary Services 72,696

PTA 408,803

Change in Accounting for Capital Reserves* (320,170)

Total Expenses $ 4,437,112

Net surplus 757,823

Change in Accounting for Capital Reserves* (320,170)

Unrealized Gains and Income on Endowment Assets (194,310)

Operating Surplus** $ 243,343

Statement of Financial Position


Cash-Operating $140,077

Cash-Restricted Scholarships 548,369

Cash-Capital Expense Reserves 611,638

Tuition Receivable 999,006

Endowment Fund 2,517,378

Property and Equipment 1,418,769

Other Assets 29,066

Total Assets $ 6,264,303


Deferred Tuition Revenue $ 1,180,301

Accrued Payroll and Benefits 201,899

Other Liabilities 108,943

Total Liabilities $ 1,491,143

Net Assets $ 4,773,160


School Fundraising:

Annual Fund $365,829

Day of Giving 10,000

Restricted Gifts:

Other Donations 38,715

Endowment Fund 1,245

Total Advancement Revenue $ 415,789

* The school has historically accrued for future capital expenditures on an annual basis. At the Archdiocese’s request, the capital reserve has been reversed into income. Future capital expenditures will be reflected as an expense when incurred. Note that the school will continue to fund cash reserves for future capital expenditures on an annual basis.

** A portion of the operating surplus will be allocated to cash reserves for future capital expenditures and the endowment fund. The remainder will be used for technology upgrades and continuing professional education.

Cost to Educate . . . . . $8,918

Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,340

Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $578

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Auction $124,228 68%

Book Fair 5,804 3%

Campus Shop 4,595 3%

Fall Festival 6,420 4%

Magazine Sales 6,682 4%

Other Income 1,536 1%

Partner Cards 2,124 1%

Secret Santa 641 0%

Used Uniforms 15,555 9%

Wrapping Paper 14,357 8%

total inflows: $181,943


Enrichment $3,609 16%

Family to Family Picnic 802 4%

Field Day (608) -3%

Hospitality 1,466 7%

Other Expenses 938 4%

Pastries For Parents 1,245 6%

Staff Appreciation 6,990 31%

Spiritual Life 2,987 13%

Student Appreciation Day 283 1%

Teacher Start Up Money 4,490 20%

total outflows: $22,204

2017-2018 PTA Gifts

LED Lighting Replacement $75,000

GYM HVAC Replacement 45,000

PTA Closet/Campus Shop Improvements 5,000

Msgr. O’Connor Scholarship 1,000

Grey Nuns Scholarship 1,000

Technology 18,000

Endowment 2,000

Media Center 5,804

total gifts: $152,804

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If we don’t teach our

children to

follow Christ,

the world will teach

them not to.

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you for partnering with Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School to

teach your children to follow Christ.

Through your dedication to a Catholic education for your family, together we

will strive to prepare them for a life of service, leadership, scholarship, and

love of our faith.

As you know, we have the best school in the Archdiocese! So, you can be

confident that our wonderful principal, Patty Childs, our dedicated front

office team, and our talented teachers and staff will continue to work with

the best interest of our students always at the forefront of their minds and

hearts. As pastor, I am very proud of our school’s accomplishments and plans!

Catholic education is alive and well here at Saint Jude the Apostle parish –

and thank God for that!

I look forward to seeing your children at school and at church. May our

patron, Saint Jude, guide and protect you and your family always.

Sincerely in Christ,

Monsignor W. Joseph Corbett



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S T I L L T O C O M E I N 2 0 1 8 - 2 0 1 9

STEM Mobile Cart, a gift from the Day of Giving

Additional Family STREAM Nights

Begin STEM certification process for school

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