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100 Days of Learning and Laughter
May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam.
And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home.
And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true.
And do unto others as you'd have done to you.
Be courageous and be brave.
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever young.
May good fortune be with you, may your guiding light be strong,
Build a stairway to heaven with a prince or a vagabond.
And may you never love in vain.
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young.
And when you finally fly away, I'll be hoping that I served you well.
For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell.
But whatever road you choose, I'm right behind you win or lose,
Forever young.
~Rod Stewart
Celebrating First Reconciliation
Saturday was sunny, and after two weather interruptions, our second graders were celebrated their long awaited First Reconciliation. Mrs. Heyder has lovingly prepared St. Rose second graders, for many years, to receive their First Reconciliation and Eucharist. Learning prayers and foundations of our faith through creative lessons they are well prepared for these important milestones in their faith life. The second graders will now be able to join the school community when they make their Lenten Reconciliation.

Sister Thaddeus also joined the celebration on Saturday, to support the older students she prepares to make these sacraments with our second graders. Thank you to Mrs. Heyder and Sister Thaddeus for helping our children grow in faith while growing closer to Christ! We can see by the smiles that the children know the joy of being a follower of Christ.
Our 8th Graders Play the Home Court,
One Last Time, with an Amazing Victory!

39-27 Over St. Peter School
on 8th Grade Night
Art Kiosk Keeps Us in Touch with Alumni
Immaculate High School setup a pop-up art show in our school lobby for students to enjoy during Catholic Schools Week. How fitting that it should display art pieces created by some of our recent graduates! We are always blessed with connections that keep our St. Rose spirit alive and thriving. Immaculate Art teacher and alumni mom, Leslie Quinn, shared the beautiful work done by her talented students and it was heartwarming for teachers and students to see familiar names of students whose art once filled our walls!
Community Outreach
Valentines Remind Others That They Are Loved!
As we celebrated Catholic Schools Week, we are reminded that service is a integral part of our program. During the week, classes created Valentines cards that were delivered to our friends at Church Hill Village, as well as sent to the Troops and Veterans.

Our 4th graders also made valentines at the request of one of our parents who work at a local nursing home. They were so excited to receive these that they wrote back, "We got the cards and we gave some to residents and some we used to decorate the hallways and dining rooms. I have to say the dinosaurs were very enjoyable and brought a lot of laughs to our staff and residents."
Art with a Mission
"Fermata Arts" based out of Avon, CT promotes peace and mutual respect, understanding and cooperation between countries of the Former Soviet bloc and the United States. Through the sharing of children's art in traveling exhibitions in public libraries in New England and the Tri-State Area, the mission is to promote positivity and hope for our world through the universal language that is children's creativity. 

Currently, Fermata Arts is running an open ended project entitled, "Peace in the World," including contributions from 11 schools from countries such as Belarus, Latvia, Russia, Bulgaria, Estonia and Lithuania. In fact, right now at the Booth Library there is a Ukrainian exhibition on display through the end of February. In light of current events in Ukraine, this is an important way to remind us all that children worldwide need adults to find peaceful solutions to grown up problems.

Mrs. Ferriter has selected fourteen of our children's rural winter watercolor landscapes that encapsulate the peace of New England winter from the 5th-8th grade students recent artwork.
A Few More Highlights from Catholic Schools Week Too Good Not to Include!

Dear St. Rose Families, 

It is amazing the amount of laughter and fun that can come from several hundred balloons, a few laundry baskets, and scooters; especially when you add enthusiastic children who are more than ready to play a life size game of Hungry, Hungry Hippo! This definitely was one of the very favorite of activities so far this school year; not only to play but to watch!

As you scroll through today's Adventures I'm sure you are thinking I must have used every picture ever taken and covered every event that ever happened! Believe it or not, I still have folders of pictures and stories waiting to be told in the next issue. That should give you an idea just how alive the classrooms and hallways have been in the past few weeks; and this is just the start!

In the last days of February and month of March, we have a full calendar. Please be sure to see the list of some of those days at the end of today's issue. In addition, we are planning for the Knowledge Bowl and International Week in March and April.

Of course we are looking forward to next week's celebration of the 100 Days to Graduation for our Class of 2022. We also have our HSA Meeting (in person), our Sweetheart Dance and 7th/8th Dance on the calendar for next week!

Be sure to scroll through our Instagram "srsnewtownct" and become a follower. You won't want to miss our parade of Class of 2o22 as we feature each 8th grader and a few fun facts about them. We begin our parade on "Twos Day"; that's Tuesday, 2/22/2022, a perfect day to begin!

Today we celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day; I hope that you know the kindness of others throughout your day. Be sure to read next week's Adventures to see how we spent our day of kindness.

Wishing you safe travels and a relaxing and fun Winter Break!

Warm Regards!
Mrs. B
Class of 2022
The celebrating, milestones, endings...and making way for the new beginnings
After years of playing JV and Varsity Basketball for St. Rose; our five team members, from the Class of 2022, were honored at their last SRS home game. The cheers from the crowd, support from parents and coaches, and a visit from Ramsey made it a special night, and a 39-27 victory over their opponent, St. Peter School, added that "icing on the cake" feel!
Beyond the Classroom
Officer Perez is His Name; Safety is His Game!
It's Not Too Early to Think About
Spring and Summer Fun with Team DIG!
Cooking and Chess Return to SRS!
Dance the Night Away on February 26th
Our Presidents and First Ladies of Grade 1V wish you a safe and restful President's Weekend and Winter Break!
A Few More Noteworthy Bits 'n Pieces Before You Go
Looking Ahead and Reminders for Days Ahead...

February 17...Random Act of Kindness Day


February 21-22...WINTER BREAK

February 24...HSA Meeting, in person, 6:30-8:00pm Gathering Hall

February 25...100 Days to Graduation Celebration

February 26....Sweetheart Dance 5-7:30pm;
7th/8th Grade Dance 8:00-9:30pm

March 2...Ash Wednesday

March 6...7th Grade Confirmation Retreat, 11:30am Mass

March 7...NO SCHOOL; Teacher PD

March 11...BINGO - Gathering Hall

April 11-18...Spring Break

April 30...Confirmation for Class of 2022 at 9:00am

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