Cardinals Corner | Edition # 9 | October 22, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Families,

We hope that you truly enjoyed your "Open House" experience last evening. The event's aim is to provide a brief tour of your child's classroom and an overview of what they are working on.

The energy surrounding Spooktacular Spirit Week is unmistakable - the students are getting excited. While we finalize the last details, I wanted to take a moment and thank ALL those who supported our Halloween festivities yet again!

Thank you to our Spooktacular Champions!

Friend of St. Rose
The Trant Family
The Belt Family
The Whitefield Family
The Craig Family
The Hancock Family
The Goad Family
The Lucas Family
St. Rose of Lima Altar Guild
The Leone Family
KidVenture
The Requenes Family
The Cook Family
The Guidry Family

These sponsorships have enabled St. Rose to put on a wonderful celebration and we are thankful for your support! As a reminder, visit the schedule of school wide events below. If your PK3, PK4, or Kinder student is not yet in a House, feel free to be creative and dress to any theme. Do not forget to tune in to Morning Assembly to see student drawings and Pig Races - PK3, PK4 and Kinder classes will race on Monday.

I can't wait until next week!

Bernadette Lombardo Drabek, M Ed.
Class of 1975
ANCILLARY OPEN HOUSE

We hope you enjoyed your Open House events and "visting" your child's classrooms this week.

Ancillaries are a big part of our curriculum and our ancillary team hoped to show you a bit about what they have been up to as well.


FALL PORTRAITS ARE NOW READY!

PROOF ACCESS: 

Click below to access your proofs and order!


RETAKES:
Retake Day is November 12th. Please sign up for retakes via our retake request form that is located on the website.


NEED HELP?
If you have any questions about your orders or anything photography related, PLEASE contact Lot Five Studios directly. Email or phone us at info@lotfivestudios.com or (832) 324-5685.
WINTER UNIFORM UPDATE

Please be reminded of student dress code policy for cooler weather. You can find the dress code here!

A few things to note:
  • Leggings are not permitted during cooler months, but navy and white tights of any thickness and brand are permitted.
  • PK3 students are permitted to wear any outerwear.
  • A white long sleeve shirt is permitted under uniform tops on cooler days.

Addendum: There is no lost and found this year. Please be sure to label your child's clothing items (especially those blue sweaters/ fleeces) with their names (not initials). Labeled items are returned to their homes much more easily! Thank you for your cooperation.
A NOTE FROM THE REGISTRAR

Tuition: November tuition has been posted and is due by the 1st of the month and considered late after the 5th. Late payments will incur a $30 late fee. If you have any questions in regards to your invoice, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar at registrar@stroselima.org.

Payments Accepted: Payments can be made by cash, check, or *credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. *Amex is not currently accepted.* All credit card transactions will incur a 2.5% convenience fee. 
A FEW SCENES FROM CAMPUS TODAY
Thank you to to the School Advisory Committee for the inspirational and empowering messages posted on campus!
Ask your kids about them and then let us know - which ones are their favorites and why?


In preparation for next week, Middle School students crafted boxes for Spooktacular Spirit Week during Lightshine. Thank you to all who have donated treats to be distributed!
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - OCTOBER 22, 2020
JOIN MORNING ASSEMBLY

8:15 AM Monday/Tues/Wed/Friday
8:00 AM Thursday



Meeting ID: 823 6546 5256
Passcode: 848391
ON THE SCHEDULE
HALLOWEEN WEEK

OCTOBER 25-30, 2020

Schedule of School Wide Events

Monday, October 26, 2020:
Costume Theme: Halloween Shirts/House Colors
Door Decoration Contest
Pigs in Costume Races (PK3 - K)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020:
Costume Theme: : Movies - A House Competition
House Wisdom: Harry Potter
House Creativity: Minions
House Stewardship: Nightmare Before Christmas
House Truth: Charlie Brown
House Bravery: Scooby Doo
Pigs in Costume Races (1st - 5th Grade)

*House Competitions are for Grades 1-8. PK 3- Kinder students can come as they wish!*

Wednesday, October 28, 2020:
Costume Theme: Free Dress with Decorated Face Masks
MD Anderson Blood Drive in Honor of Renee Blaize
Pumpkin Decorating Competition
Pigs in Costume Races (Middle School)

Thursday, October 29, 2020:
Mass Attire
Lunch Provided by St. Rose
Middle School Provides Goody Bags (PK 3 -5th Grade)

Friday October 30, 2020:
Costume Theme: Halloween Costumes/ Free Dress
Pizza Lunch Provided by PTO
Halloween Class Parties by Pods
Pigs in Costume Races - Finals
Bounce Houses, a Rock Wall, and More!
NEW PARENT COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

AN EVENT FOR NEW CARDINAL PARENTS ONLY

OCTOBER 27, 2020
9 AM

Location: Bell Tower on 34th Street - Patio
 901 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018
Meet your MD Anderson Blood Bank Team!
ST. ROSE OF LIMA - BLOOD DRIVE in HONOR OF RENEE BLAIZE


OCTOBER 28, 2020

8:45 AM - 2:30 PM

ALL OUR SPOTS ARE FULL!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


*Adults donating will receive Free Dress or a Homework Pass for all their St. Rose students*
OCTOBER 30, 2020

EARLY DIMISSAL

PK3, PK4, and Kinder Dismiss: 1 PM
1st - 5th Grade Dismiss: 1:15 PM
6th - 8th Grade Dismiss: 1:30 PM

*Lunch will be served*
*Kidventure will be operating on campus until 6 pm*

MENS CLUB FISH FRY

OCTOBER 30, 2020

4:30 - 7:30 PM

Drive Thru Service Only

NO SCHOOL - INSERVICE DAY

NOVEMBER 2, 2020

SPIRIT MORNING

NOVEMBER 3, 2020
7 AM- 10 AM

Recovering from Halloween and the 3-day weekend or seeking a little something extra to get through election day?
Grab a latte, smoothie or kolache at:

Grindhouse
 
 5403 N Shepherd Drive
NW Corner of N. Shepherd & W. Donovan across from St. Pius High School
 
Let them know you are ordering in support of St. Rose!
 
New drive thru is now OPEN!
 
**Buying for your office? If you have a large pastry or coffee order, please call the day prior or an hour ahead of when you want to pick up. Open at 6am to take orders (832) 649-2287**
VETERANS DAY

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

For Veterans Day, the Middle School Media Elective will be putting together a Slideshow to honor our veterans in the St. Rose of Lima Community. If you would like to have your veteran’s picture in the slideshow, please send a photo of him/her to jburrell@stroselima.org by Friday, November 6, 2020.

Please include the Veteran's name, the branch that they served in the United States Military, and their connection to St. Rose of Lima's Catholic Community.
PICTURE RETAKE DAY

NOVEMBER 12, 2020

Please submit a retake request form at:
EARLY DISMISSAL

NOVEMBER 20, 2020
KV HOLIDAY CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

NOVEMBER 23 -24, 2020
DECEMBER 21-23, 2020
DECEMBER 28 -30, 2020

The only thing better than summer camp might be summer camp without the 100 degree temps. Kidventure has crafted two amazing Holiday Camps for your kids. Each is designed to make their time off extra memorable, fun, and rewarding. Kidventure will be providing both Thanksgiving Camp and Winter Camp at Camp St. Rose. Be a part of the magic and make your camper’s holiday one they will never forget. Registration begans October 14 at 9 AM and space will be limited.

Visit https://kidventure.com/holiday-camp/ to learn more and register.
THANKSGIVING BREAK

NOVEMBER 23-27, 2020
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