St. Rose School
St. Rose Report for October 1, 2017
Dear St. Rose Families,

Sorry for the delay in your weekly report. We wanted to be sure to get some of the PTO information in the letter for you. More information will come out from PTO next week. Be sure to check the school monthly calendar on our website. It is a great tool for keeping track of when things are due as well as when our special events occur.

Knights' Color Run Reminders:

Please send in your child's hot pink jog-a-thon form on Monday. The committee may be sending it back home with the number of laps on Monday. Your family has the rest of the week to collect their pledges. The forms and pledge sheets are due completed with all donations by Monday, September 9.

Blessing of the Animals:

We encourage all students and parents to join us at 7:50 sharp under the covered area on Wednesday, October 4. We will have a special blessing of the animals ceremony in honor of St. Francis Assisi's Feast Day. Pets should be in cages or on leashes for the protection of our students and all the visiting pets. Pets must go home with parents after the blessing so not to disrupt the learning environment.

School Appeal Information:

We still need volunteers to bring food, especially ham, and serve breakfast and attend Mass for this event. Children who wear their uniforms to any of the 4 parishes this weekend can earn a free dress pass. Parents earn a share hours for their participation in Mass, bringing food, or serving at this event. Our goal is to raise $40,000 this year. Please help us with this important event and sign-up.
Conferences Information:

Remember, we have conference this week. Please only sign up with one family per time slot. The 2 slots are so families with multiple guardians can sign up everyone for the same time.
Conference Dates:
Wednesday, October 4 - 1:00 -4:00
Thursday, October 5 - 1:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 8:00

Middle School students should attend their parent teacher conferences. Parents of primary children should check with their homeroom teacher to find out if their child should attend.

Yours in Christ always,

Catherine Strader
Important Events
October 2nd, 6:00
led by the middle school
(Parish Center)

Student Council Elections Assembly
October 3, 2:30
in the Gym

Blessing of the Animals
October 4, 7:40 a.m.
St. Rose School Covered Area

October 4, October 5, & October 6
Noon Dismissal

School Appeal Brunch
October 8
7:30 Set-up, Brunch 10:00, Student Weekend Choir 11:00, Brunch 12:00

St. Rose Graduates Win Accolades :

The local paper recently ran an article about residents who have made the "Dean's List" at University of Washington in Seattle. Among those listed were many alumni from St. Rose School: Margaret Dick, Wyatt Hazel, Jolee Melink, Samantha Poplasky, Brian Schatzel. In a related article about Washington State University, yet another Alum, Bryson Peacock, received his bio-engineering degree.
PTO Meeting
Thank you to all those who attended the PTO meeting. We did a lot of planning for the Monster Mash and started the formation of the St. Rose Sports Strategic Planning Committee. PTO minutes will be attached to our next St. Rose Report.

If you would like to be on the Sports Strategic Planning Committee. Please email by Friday, October 6 at 3:00 PM. The committee will begin meeting soon.

Last Chance for Spirit Gear Orders

PTO said they will be placing the Spirit Gear Order today. Please make sure your payment and order form are turned into the office by 9:00 AM.

Congratulations to all of our St. Rose School alumni! Their accomplishments remind us that every student at St. Rose is college-bound and it's never too early to start thinking about college-readiness. If you are interested in starting the conversation, we are eager to help!
For example, did you know that the Washington Student Achievement Council has a College Bound Scholarship program for students in 7th and 8th grades? For more information, please check out the link below.
St. Rose students & parents are
Christ-like in word, action, and relationships!
School Appeal
Thank You Brunch
October 8, 2017

The school appeal is when we ask and thank our generous parish and community donors for "Joining the Journey" to create Christ-like disciples who serve their parish, community and world. You can sign up to serve, cook and bring breakfast dishes, or assist at Mass on this important weekend.
“Works of love
directed to one’s neighbor
are the most perfect
external manifestation of the
interior grace of the Spirit….”

Pope Francis,  Evangelii Gaudium

Next Meeting: Monday, October 16th
8:05 AM
Student Community Center
St. Rose School

Join us to "Join the Journey" for this year's annual School Auction.
St. Rose Students Raise Funds for Worthy Causes

The Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive was also an amazing success this year. In total they raised over $1300 for Special Olympics and Lifeworks.

A special thanks to all of the volunteers for their gift of time to make the 2017 Tootsie Roll Drive a big success. 
Make your last donations online on our St. Rose Parish School website.
Our annual Jog-a-thon was a big hit. Way to go St. Rose Students!

Students had a great time on our paint-run and really showed that having a heart can be a way to a healthy heart too! Thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers this year and especially to Mrs. Lisa Nippert for all of her hard work organizing the event and her amazing Jog-a-thon committee members Rebekah Kelly and Kelly Clary.

St. Rose students are
Christ-like in word, action, and relationships!
Thank you Middle School!
The clergy dinner was a great night. It is always nice to hear from the parish members and our amazing clergy that they were impressed by our students. Thank you to all those who signed up and served.

Don't forget to sign up for the 23 Club Dinner. It is scheduled for Monday, October 2 at 6:00. Click on the sign up below to provide additional service hours to our community.

St. Rose students are responsible citizens
who serve the needs of their community and the world.
Student Council Officer
Campaigns Underway
Student council office elections will be held on Tuesday, October 3 at 2:30. Voting will take place on Wednesday, October 4.

Students who are elected to office have their first opportunity to lead the student body by supporting with the School Appeal Mass and Thank You Brunch on Sunday, October 8.

We look forward to sharing the names of our new student leaders soon.
 St. Rose School
720 26th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
P: (360) 577-6760
F: (360) 577-3689