THIS WEEK AT ST. ROSE SCHOOL
Dear St. Rose School Families:
What a special way to end the week and begin the weekend! Grandparents/Special Persons Day filled the church and school with the wonderful people who add such an important dimension to our students' lives. By extension, they are all a part of the St. Rose School family and we are blessed by the love and support they give so selflessly. This school is built upon the commitment and faith of special people so it is very fitting to set aside a day to honor them. Our students were beaming with love and pride as they walked their guests through the halls, introduced them to their teachers and showed them what a day is like at St. Rose School. My sincere thanks to Mrs. Lisa Ghosh and her committee for all of their efforts in making this an exceptional day.
St. Rose School students are achieving significant milestones! This week our Advanced Math Club received word that they won the Gold Level Award from Math Counts for their Gold Level project. This is the 9th consecutive year that the team has struck gold due to their diligent work and enthusiasm for Math. And, to date they are the only team in CT this year to receive the Gold level award. I am grateful to Ms. Elaine Smith, the Advanced Math Club Moderator, for her commitment to these students. You can read about the team's project and see a photo below. Well done!
The halls are alive with the
Sound of Music.
Putting on a musical is a big undertaking and Mrs. Salustri is doing it with grace, cheer and wonderful direction. Other key members of her team are Mrs. Michelle O'Donnell and St. Rose School alumnae (Class of 2017) Student Directors Nicole Kolitsas and Siobhan Reidy. Our Fourth to Eighth grade cast is working tirelessly to bring this classic story to life on the Edmond Town Hall stage Thursday May 9th. Don't miss the chance see this terrific show. You can find information below about show times and tickets. I look forward to seeing you there.
As I've mentioned before, the St. Rose Knights of Columbus are a group of men who do great work helping those in need. Many Knights are school fathers. As they prepare for the Second Annual Run 4 Hunger (May 11th) the Knights have asked the school to help them collect food that will be donated to the Faith Food Pantry. A classroom food collection competition is currently underway. Please send your children to school with non perishable food items. The class that collects the most food will get a free pizza party courtesy of the Knights. And, we hope many of our families will participate in the 5K Walk/Run. There is information below. Thank you for supporting this important outreach.
Please join me in praying for our Second graders who will receive their First Holy Communion tomorrow, May 4th, at 10:00 a.m. This is a major step in their faith journey and as a school family we celebrate together as they receive their sacrament. Thank you to Mrs. Heyder for preparing them so beautifully. May God bless them all. Wishing our Second grade families a joyful day.
We are at an incredibly busy time of the year. Let's all finish strong as we work together to maximize every student's educational experience. It is exciting to witness the growth from late August until now -- your children are like flowers who, day by, lesson to lesson, prayer by prayer are blooming in to the people God wants them to be.
Next Friday, May 10th, is a Professional Development day for teachers. There will not be school that day (enjoy a long weekend) and there will not be a Friday newsletter. Stay tuned for the next
on Friday May 17th.
The weekend is here...have fun with your family and friends.
Mr. Bardhyl Gjoka
SUMMER SKILLS WORK BOOKS AVAILABLE
While summer is a time for students to relax and be less structured it is also important for them to practice what they have learned so they don't get rusty. At St. Rose School we strive to create "life long learners" who always seek out learning opportunities but who also know how to relax and have fun.
You can help your child(ren) accomplish this by having some workbooks on hand that are geared to practicing, refreshing and enhancing skills over the summer months -- in between all of the fun, of course!
Attention Middle School and High School students...Immaculate H.S. is offering Summer
ntering freshman can choose from English Readiness, Math Readiness, Geometry Readiness, Biology Readiness, Engineering, Piano, Animation classes setting the stage for success in the fall. I
Upperclassman have the opportunity to take classes in Algebra II, Reading and Writing for the SAT, AP Biology, Piano and Animation to prepare for upper-level courses as well as a College Essay Prep class. These classes provide the opportunity for a more productive fall semester.
Looking for great entertainment this weekend?
Check out area high school shows featuring SRS alumni:
Immaculate High School Musical,
including SRS alumni
Perry Ghosh, Emilia Getzinger
Stella Sabo (featured dancer),
Nicole Kolitsas (Leading Player - Dark)
May 2-4th. Visit www.immaculatehs.org/pippin
Siobhan Reidy another SRS alumna is perfoming with Broadway Workshop the same weekend in
St. Joseph High School Musical,
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
, featuring SRS alumni including Charlie Asetta (Class of 2015) as Joseph, May 2-4th., 7:30 PM.
May 11th -- Danbury Music Centre invites you to a free concert, Carnival of the Animals.
3:00 p.m. at the WCSU Visual & Performing Arts Center. Mrs. Locke will play the oboe!
Click here for details.
K of C 2nd Annual 5K Run 4 Hunger,
May 11, 2019. Proceeds to benefit Faith Food Pantry. For more information go to
Mustang Summer Basketball Camp.
NEWS FROM HSA
Thank you to those who came to our Marketplace event this past Wednesday night - we had a great time and were so happy to have a chance to visit with those that were able to join us!
A huge "Thank You!" goes to Lisa Ghosh and all who volunteered to make today's Grandparent's/Special Person Day a tremendous success. This event is one our families (and special friends) look forward to attending each Spring and it is no small task to host over 500 people for breakfast and classroom visits. Thank you, Lisa, and all who participated in making today's celebration a special one. Lisa will be "graduating" next year and we are looking for a parent (or two) to take over chairing this event. Please let us know if you're interested by emailing us at
As a reminder, our last Bingo of the school year is next Friday, May 10. We hope to see you there! We are also still looking for a parent volunteer to coordinate the student volunteers for next year. It would be ideal for our new volunteer to attend next week and see the program in action. Again, please email us
if you have interest.
Tuition raffle tickets are still available! Please help us promote this fundraiser by mentioning it to your family and friends. The flyer that appears in the newsletter explains all the pertinent details.
Have a great weekend!
Your HSA Board
CALLING ALL ALTAR SERVERS!
Altar server training 2019
Fr. Krzysztof will offer training sessions to anyone who wants to learn to serve Mass. Because of the new Diocesan requirements for all ministries, more training is required this year than in the past. New servers must come to
sessions. Returning Altar Servers
two of these sessions. Training sessions will be in the church on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 7 - 4:30 - 630 pm
Thursday, May 9 - 3:15 - 5:15 pm
Monday, May 13 - 3:15 - 5:15 pm
Monday, May 13 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Servers are assigned to one of our seven Masses each weekend, and serve about once a month. Please join us at the altar of our Lord. This is the best opportunity any lay Catholic has to come into the fullness of the Mass, the source and summit of our faith. We look forward to seeing you.
Contact Donna Locke at 203 426 9604 or
GET READY FOR THE SRS
May 22, 2019
Richter Park, Danbury
How can you participate?
Sponsor a Hole
Put together a Foursome and hit the Links
Buy raffle tickets
Attend the dinner
(even if you didn't golf)
Help with logistics
In some way everybody can be involved and it's for a great cause...our school!
REGISTER FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!
NEWS FROM ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
RAMS ON THE RUN
The first Parochial League Track meet takes place Sunday May 5th at Immaculate High School, 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Come and cheer for our hard working runners who will be participating in various events that day.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
GIRLS BASKETBALL AFTER SCHOOL CLINIC
Girls Basketball Coach Mr. Alvin Canlas is offering a weekly basketball clinc, FREE, for girls in 4th-8th grade. Mondays, 3-4 p.m.
See attached for details.
SCHOOL MUSICAL NOTES
Tickets are on sale for
Getting To Know The Sound of Music
and pre print your tickets today! There will be two performances on Thursday May 9th -- 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
Check out the front page article about our show in
The Newtown Bee
this weekend and share the word!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
-- SRS First Holy Communion,
-- Deadline for Personality Portraits orders
Getting to Know The Sound of Music
presented by SRS 4th-8th graders at Edmond Town Hall, 5:00 and 7:30 PM showtimes.
-- Professional Development day. School closed.
-- Art Show and Band Concert, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Help needed Mary 14th, 15th and 16th for set up. Contact Mrs. Locke, firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Memorial Day. School closed.
May 25th --
8th Grade Confirmation
May 27th --
Memorial Day, school closed
-- HSA Parent Social, Tuition Raffle Drawing at The Villa
June 8th --
8th Grade Graduation
-- Track Banquet
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPONSOR RUN 4 HUNGER AND CLASSROOM FOOD COLLECTION COMPETITION
Helping those who are hungry is a wonderful cause and the St. Rose Knights of Columbus are asking for our assistance!
The second annual Run 4 Hunger will take place on Saturday May 11th at Fairfield Hills, 8:00 a.m.
see attached for details.
Run, walk or come to support ... we are all one community working together to serve others.
Join the Classroom Food Collection Competition! Please send in non perishable food items with your child(ren) for their classroom bins. The class that collects the most food will get a pizza party from the Knights of Columbus.
All food donations will go to the Faith Food Pantry.
Let's help the Knights make this a REALLY successful event!
Thanks and God bless!
Advanced Math Club Strikes Gold…Again!
The St. Rose School Advanced Math Club has been notified that its Gold Level Project received the Gold Level Award -- the highest level -- for the ninth consecutive year. Currently St. Rose the only school in CT to have reached the Gold Level this year.
Last November, the students began planning, researching and creating their project during the club’s once-a-week meetings. This year the assignment was to create a high level mathematical game using middle grade math concepts. The students decided to create a bingo board game using concepts involving the conversion between fractions, decimals and percents.. The game, entitled “Mango Bingo” is designed for Grades 5-7.
Upon reviewing the submission, The National Math Club announced that it was complete and satisfied all the requirements noting “this is an extremely commendable accomplishment.
St. Rose School is listed on the Gold List on the MATHCOUNTS website: www.mathcounts.org
Each student received their Gold Level Certificate and the school receive its ninth banner from the National Math Club. “We are extremely proud of what our Mathletes accomplished in this year-long challenge. They show a great level of commitment and effort,” said Ms. Elaine Smith, Advanced Math Club Moderator.
Way to go, Mathletes!
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