St. Rose School
St. Rose Report for September 17, 2017
Dear St. Rose Families,

What a wonderful start to the school year! Student have become comfortable with the back to school routines, homework schedule, and teacher's expectations. Thank you, parents for helping your child get off to a great start.

Our new grading program will be open to parents starting this week. It has taken a few weeks to get it up and running as the transfer of data from our old program to the new program was a little bit complicated.

Alma will be sending an email out parents with their log-in information soon. After you receive the email, you can access the St. Rose Alma site at https://saintrose-school.getalma.com/ or click on the button below. Once the program is open to all parents, we will add a link to our website.

Teachers will be using our Wednesday staff meeting time to up-date grades further for you. That being said, please be sure to contact your child's teacher if something seem out of place in your child's grade book.The collaboration between teachers and parents at St. Rose school is a fundamental component of our school program so if you have concern or even compliments regarding your little one's progress after having the opportunity to check Alma don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher.
Yours in Christ always,

Catherine Strader
Important Events
September 23rd

September 29th
Jog-A-Thon
October 1st
PTO Meeting, 10:00 (Library)

Coming Soon!
Blessing of the Animals
October 4th, 7:40 a.m.
St. Rose School Playground
Parish Nursery Free Daycare
Sundays, 9:00 Mass

The school staff will continue to lead the parish nursery at the 9:00 Masses. All children ages 5 and under are welcome.

Please enter through the door with the Dr. Seuss Grinch (preschool classroom door) to sign in.
St. Rose parents are
Christ-like in word, action, and relationships!
Help Need at Lunch this Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday!
Mrs. Strader will be offsite on Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening. She has a training and retreat in Seattle with the other principals in the Archdioceses.

We are in need of additional helpers at our lunch and recess times so teachers are able to have their lunch break. Click on the link below to volunteer.
School Annual Appeal Thank You Brunch
October 8, 2017

The annual appeal is our second largest fund-raiser. Last year, this event earned over $21,000 for our school. It is when we ask and thank our generous parish and community donors for joining us in our journey to create Christ-like disciples who serve their community and world. We provide a "Thank You" Brunch between the Masses. You can sign up to service, 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

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St. Rose students are
Christ-like in word, action, and relationships!
September 12
United Way Day of Caring

On September 12th our St. Rose students participated in the United Way Day of Caring as a service-learning project for the 8th graders. Students arrived to find a bus full of clothing donations and spent the entire day sorting, folding and organizing donations. Here are just a few of their comments about their experience:

"We learned to sort clothes - faster."
"About half the class just learned how to fold."
"A note to everyone donating - don't donate just one shoe, sock or glove - we had so many items without their mate."
"We learned that there are about 50 children at Community House - it's sad."
"There's so many people without even clothing."
"You have to work really hard in life."
"It made me feel good to help."
"No matter what you should always help and without us they couldn't have done it - there was so much to do."
"I feel happy, but tired. It was good to help others in our community that don't have what we do."
"I felt good with myself that I got to get out and do something good for my community."
"It was very satisfying to see a bus full of stuff and then afterwards all the neat bins."
"I learned that I have a lot more potential to help others."
"It taught me to be more grateful for everything we have."
Service-learning projects are part of how we connect to our larger community and beyond our work with our parish. If you have ideas for a service-learning project or opportunity for our students, please contact our Director of Marketing and Advancement.
JOG-A-THON
Friday, September 29th
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars for our annual St. Rose School Jog-A-Thon at St. Rose Parish Fields!

This year's theme: "Kni ghts Co lor Run".

Pledge sheets came home with your students last week. We had a great turn-out for volunteers from Back-to-School Night, but if you are still interested, there's still time to sign up!

Please contact Mrs. Lisa Nippert: lnippert@strose-school.org
More Ways to Support St. Rose School
Box Tops, Bring Your Box Tops!
We are officially snipping and saving Box Tops this year! Please check your cereal, snack and other box tops for this emblem or something close to it and send them to St. Rose School in a ziploc for easy processing. We have a generous donor willing to match up to $500 through December 31, 2017.
St. Rose students are life-long learners
who demonstrate critical thinking skills.
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Preschool Teacher Needed -  St. Rose Catholic School is seeking a preschool teacher for our licensed preschool program.

Our preschool is growing and we need to hire a thoughtful and creative individual to help plan and organize enriching activities, develop literacy and math skills and integrate our other subject areas.

This position has flexibility to work around the hired candidate's schedule and our program’s growth. Send letter of interest and resumes to cstrader@strose-school.org .
 St. Rose School
720 26th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
P: (360) 577-6760
F: (360) 577-3689