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Student Council President Shivanjali Bhagania, Vice President Alex Kari, Treasurer Noorshivan Bhagania, Secretary Matthew Belisari

8th Grade Class Representatives Luke Budzynski and Evelyn Dyer

7th Grade Class Representatives Morgan Riley and Peyton Keenan

Dear St. Rose Families,

We are blessed to have October on our calendar. October holds many, many opportunities for celebrations, gatherings, and lessons of faith and service. A month of change, not only in weather and landscape, it is a time for us to make changes as well, to settle into routines and after the beginning weeks of school behind us and mastered, we are ready for lessons, challenges, and activities that move us forward individually and as a school community.

Last week our middle schoolers stepped up to share their ideas and hopes for the school as they delivered their speeches on Student Council Election Day. We are so proud of our students, not only in their drive and the maturity they show as leaders, but for the amazing ideas and inspiration they shared in their speeches. After meeting with our newly elected Student Council officers I am more impressed by the way our students, not only bring ideas forward, but also bring a plan of action with them. Our students are blessed to have such enthusiastic leaders representing them.

This past week we were surrounded by many different role models, from the community, as well as from the history of our faith. Our preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders were visited by the Newtown Hook and Ladder Engine 112 crew to learn about fire safety and share more about their role in the community. Officers from the Newtown Police Department shared the morning with our Kindergartners, who have adopted the Police Department and plan to send them gratitude and appreciation with cards and treats throughout the year. Our seventh graders are on their journey towards confirmation and a tradition at St. Rose is to chose a saint to learn more about and then share those lessons with each other. It is always inspiring to not only see the lives of saints come to life in the classroom, but to hear how the children see the influence of the saints becoming a part of their lives.

Of course I couldn't resist capturing on camera the visit with our first graders and Newtown fireman when he began talking about Stop, Drop, and Roll. They were very aware of what to do and were answering all his questions. So it wasn't a surprise when he decided to demonstrate that they joined in; showing us once again, our children are always ready to put into practice what they learn.

We look forward to busy days in our halls and classrooms that are planned for these last weeks of October. Please be sure to check our calendar and announcements for events and clubs at the end of this newsletter. You don't want to miss all the exciting things happening at our school. We are also grateful to those students who are devoting their time to practices as our Basketball and Cheer Program get underway. Your fans can't wait to fill the stands and show their support!

It looks like the peak color of the season is just around the corner. We wish you safe travels and time to pause to enjoy the beautiful days that God is sending us.


Mrs. Mary Jo Bokuniewicz (Mrs. B)

Dean of Student Life

As leaves turn gold, turn your challenges into opportunities to shine.

Role Models of Service Bring Important Lessons to Our Preschoolers, Kinders, and First Graders

Our First Graders Show Enthusiasm for Learning

When you have an important lesson to teach and an enthusiastic audience; the lesson quickly becomes interactive. We are confident that our first graders will remember this lesson for a long time.

Sharing the Lessons of Saintly Role Models

As they prepare for their Confirmation, our seventh graders each chose a saint to learn about; many will take the name of that saint as their confirmation name. During the week they dressed as their saints to present what they learned through their research and writing their essay and creating posters that gave a visual look at the life of the saint.

We are excited to see our Class of 2024 visiting and applying to many high schools as they plan the next part of their educational journey.

Beyond the Classroom


Help us bring more new and exciting programs to our school. We are on our way to hosting a Pickle Ball Club; we need a few more players to get the club started. Click on the link below for the form. Fill out the form and return to school, with check payable to "St. Rose School".



Click on link below for sign up forms. Register now, spaces fill up quickly for these programs.

Click for Sign Up Forms

encounter (middle school youth ministry for

grades 7 & 8)

All 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to join us for a Fall Fun evening at Castle Hill Farm in Newtown on Sunday October 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. We will gather for pizza, enjoy a hayride, play corn hole, hang around the bonfire, and meet with the high school United youth group.

Please invite friends and RSVP

with the Google Form link below.

Click for Google Form

A Few Dates to Circle on Your Calendar...

October 25...Picture Day (including class pictures)

October 2-27...Knights of Columbus Coat Drive

October 28...Trunk 'R Treat HSA Event

November 1...All Saints Day; Mass

November 3...No Student Mass; Buddy Gathering

November 7...Election Day/Teacher PD-NO SCHOOL

November 14, 15, 16...Parent/Teacher Conferences;

Early Dismisssal

In our halls and in our classrooms, our goal is to hear our students say,

"It's a Good Day to have a Good Day!"

"This is the Lord’s doing;

It is marvelous in our eyes." ~ Psalm 118:23