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School day begins at 8:10 AM
Kindergarten dismissal: 2:30 PM
1st - 8th dismissal: 2:50 PM
Minimum School Days: 12:30 Dismissal ALL
School Office Hours:  7:30 AM - 3:30 PM (1 PM on minimum days)

Please be on time picking up your students. 
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WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 19, 2018
NO WEDNESDAY ENVELOPES TODAY
This is the last newsletter of 2018!
The next edition will be posted on January 9th, 2019
St.Rose Annual Christmas Concert & Pageant 
Thursday Night - December 20th - 7 PM
All K - 8th students arrive to their classrooms by 6:45 PM 
Students do not go to the gym.
All students should wear dressy Christmas attire.

Parents - go to the school gym, and enjoy the show!

Parents pick up their children IN THE CLASSROOM after the show.
FRIDAY - CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY!
Students may wear their favorite Christmas attire - funny sweaters, etc. (all within the guidelines of school dress code please!) 

12:30 Dismissal
NO KINDER-CARE
YMCA is OPEN

Please be on time picking up your students. 
School closes at 1pm for faculty / staff luncheon. 

The school office will be closed from 1pm Friday, Dec. 21 - Friday, Jan. 4th.
School resumes MONDAY, JANUARY 7th, 2019
Ms. KC & Ms. Carol wish all our students and their families a 
joyous and happy holiday.
Merry Christmas! 
See y'all in 2019!
AMAZON SMILE
This holiday season remember to do your shopping at Amazon Smile.   Amazon will donate to St. Rose School for every purchase made through smile.amazon.com.  Thank you for supporting St. Rose School.
Epicurean Hot Lunch Program

Epicurean is listening to you!  Recently, we arranged for Epicurean to meet with a few of our students in groups to discuss 'What's Hot and What's Not!'

Look for fresh menu additions in coming months and in January, a parent survey will go out through the weekly newsletter.

Effective immediately however, you can now order your child's lunches every week by THURSDAY cut off for the next week. No more need to order weeks in advance!

If you haven't yet tried the new lunch program, remember, an email was sent to all parents with your child's assigned Student ID number for ordering. If you've misplaced that email, give Ms. KC a call, to retrieve the information. Ordering is so easy at: mymealorder.com 
SCHOOL UNIFORM ORDERS
Next ordering opportunity for February delivery begins NOW
Orders DUE by JAN. 9th
A Note from Mrs. Ryan    
Dear Parents,

Next to Easter, Christmas is the holiest day of the year. For most of us, family tradition, the age of our children and other time constraints dictate which Mass we choose to attend on Christmas. No matter how tired or stressed I have felt from all of the preparations that were necessary to get my family there on time, there is always a joyous anticipation evident as the congregation crowds into the pews awaiting the beginning of Mass and the good news of His coming.
 
Just as we observe the Easter Triduum with distinct services, there are also three different celebrations of the Mass on Christmas, each telling a different aspect of the Christmas story. The Christmas Eve Mass, celebrated after dark, mirrors the state of the world as we wait for the light of Christ to enter. It is called the Mass of the Angels because it was the angels who heralded the good news of the savior's birth. The early morning Christmas Day Mass at dawn draws the parallel to Christ as the sun. The responsorial psalm, "A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us." is followed by the shepherds hastening to meet the newborn king and then sharing the news with others. This liturgy has traditionally been called the Shepherds' Mass.  Masses that take place in the full light of day celebrate the Kingship of the Lord as the entire world becomes aware of the saving power of God.   The gospel reading for the
Kings' Mass calls all the people of earth, symbolized by kings arriving from afar, to come and worship the newborn messiah.
 
Attending Mass with your children on Christmas and helping them to stay focused on the real reason for the season is the best way you can counteract the rampant materialism that comes at us from all angles during this time of year. Once all the gifts are opened, you can take your own stand by helping them to see that the best things in life are those that money just can't buy.
 
In closing, I wish you and your entire family a blessed and joyous Christmas. May all of God's most bountiful blessings be yours in 2019. I am so grateful to be associated with the wonderful faith community of St. Rose School and I thank you for allowing us to be partners with you in your children's education.

Kathy Ryan
Principal
St. Rose School
DON'T FORGET.....Our biggest fundraiser of the year is on February 9th, 2019
St. Rose School 4th Annual CRAB FEED 
Tickets available for purchase NOW!
Save money if you purchase tickets before Dec. 31st!
Parent Survey - as mentioned by Mrs. Ryan, 
please log on and participate in the parent survey.
SPECIAL EVENTS
ST. ROSE 4th Annual Crab Feed
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
St. Rose Gym  5-10 PM

Buy your tickets early and SAVE! 
$65 each if purchased BEFORE Dec. 31st. 
$75 if purchased after Dec. 31st.

8 VIP tables are available for $1,000 each. 
First come first served!
TO PURCHASE TICKETS GO TO:

All school parents are expected to participate in this annual fundraising event in some way.
Come and enjoy a fabulous night out with delicious food, music, auction and fun! Your support is necessary to make this school fundraiser a success.
Attend!    Donate items for live and silent auction!  Volunteer to help work the event!
Contact Crab Feed Chair: Lisa Piehl:  dexter1972@att.net  for more information
2018-19 ANNUAL SCHOOL CALENDAR - HERE
CALENDAR
DECEMBER
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
16 17

Drive thru-Dinner ORDERS DUE

18

Polar Express Day K - 1st

19

Drive thru-Dinner Pick-UP

20


Christmas Program 7pm
21
12:30 Dismissal

Christmas Sweater Day - Free Dress
22
23 24
Christmas Break
25
Merry Christmas!
26
Christmas Break
27
Christmas Break
28
Christmas Break
29
30 31
Christmas Break

JANUARY
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT

1
Christmas Break
2
Christmas Break
3
Christmas Break
4
Christmas Break
5


6 7
S chool Resumes
8

7PM PA mtng
9


10

11
Mid Trimester
12
13 14 15 16
Progress Reports go Home
17 18
8th Gr Day with the Bishop
19
20 21
NO SCHOOL
MLK DAY
22 23 24 25
DRESS UNIFORM - MASS
26
27
Catholic Schools Week

28 29 30 31
OPEN HOUSE 
7-8 PM



See Google calendar for more detailed information: hot lunch menu, etc. 
(You'll need to log into Google to view the ON-LINE calendar)
Parking Lot Safety
Safety First depends on your cooperation!
Please remember, and tell all those in your family who drive onto our campus, to please drive safely!

Some important safety reminders:
  1. Be patient. Drive slow. Be kind. Do not impede traffic flow or others.
  2. If your child goes to tutorial, do not get in the pick up line before 3:10 pm. Do not sit in the traffic circle waiting. Circle around back in line to keep traffic flow moving.
  3. DO NOT leave your car unattended in the traffic circle during drop off or pick up. Stay in your car and move as soon as your child gets in or out. If you have office business, please park in a designated parking spot.
  4. Morning drop off: everyone is in a hurry it seems to get to where they need to go. Please do not speed through campus. Do not pass unlawfully or unsafely. Be patient. Plan accordingly.
  5. If a staff member asks you to move your car or to park, they are doing what is in the best interests of everyone and to keep traffic moving. Please be respectful and do what they ask of you.
We thank you for your cooperation and appreciate your partnership in keeping everyone safe out there!
Important Health reminders for All
Cold & Flu Season is HERE!
Have y'all gotten your flu shots?
  • Child must be Fever Free for 24 hours without medication before coming to school!
  • Keep children home if they have excessive coughing, or thick or constant nasal discharge.
  • Keep children home if they aren't feeling well. A child who isn't feeling well, does not function well in the classroom, and likely will be sent home.
  • Please reinforce with your children to cover their mouth when coughing, and to wash hands frequently.
Any medications your child needs to take during the school day, including cough drops, must be brought to the school office by the parent, and an Authorization to Administer form completed. 

By law, we are not allowed to administer medication of any kind without written parental consent.

PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF THE FOLLOWING
  • Pink Eye / Conjunctivitis is contagious   Notify the school office if your child is diagnosed. 24 hour antibiotic treatment is required before returning to school.  
  • Head Lice is contagious.                    Notify the school office if your child has contracted. Child may return to school 24 hours after receiving treatment.
  • Strep Throat is contagious
    Notify the school office if your child has been diagnosed. Must be treated with antibiotics for 24 hrs, and feeling better before coming back to school.
  •   See the School Handbook  here for more information on school policy regarding school health. 
THANK YOU for reading our newsletter!!
St. Rose Catholic School
4300 Old Redwood Hwy
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Office: (707) 545-0379
Fax:     (707) 545-7150

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