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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. 
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2018
Epicurean Lunch Program
Did you know Epicurean purchases only local and certified organic produce and meats?    Did you know they only use grass fed FRESH ground beef and chicken that is free range and antibioctic free?  Did you know that all their food is made in-house, fresh, daily?  Epicurean is dedicated to providing quality, nutritious and delicious meals for our students. 
Look for some new menu options in the coming months.

DEADLINE TO PLACE LUNCH ORDERS FOR JANUARY IS QUICKLY APPROACHING.  GET THEM IN SOON!    
St. Rose School CRAB FEED Tickets available for purchase NOW!
Save money if you purchase tickets before Dec. 31st!
Santa Secret Shop is next week
This annual student only shopping tradition, sponsored by the Parent Association, is coming on
Dec. 11th & 13th.

Teachers will soon be sending home a budget envelope for you and your child to decide how much they can spend on gifts. You will enclose either check or cash. (Checks should be payable to St. Rose PA, and the check amount left blank, to be filled in by the cashier.) This is an optional shopping event. Not all students participate.

Only those students who turn a money envelope into their teacher before the class shopping time will go to the Secret Store.  Money envelopes must be turned into your teacher by Tuesday, Dec. 11th.
Now is a good time for students to earn shopping money at home by doing chores, or budgeting allowance money. Gifts cost between $1 - $25.

Volunteer opportunity: A limited number of 'Elves' are needed to help students shop, cash out and for gift wrapping. Please go to this link to sign-up.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4CACAC2CA0F49-strose 

 All Volunteers must already be 100% compliant with Diocese Volunteer policy. 
Advent Craft-Making Fair
St. Luke Lutheran Church
Dec. 8th - 9:00am - 11:00am
Our friends at St. Luke Lutheran Church, who provided a home to our preschool for a few months after the fire last year, have extended an invitation to our families to come have some fun at 
their Advent Craft-Making Fair.  
St. Luke Lutheran Church / 905 Mendocino Ave. / Santa Rosa
A Note from Mrs. Ryan    
Dear Parents,

Our teachers enjoyed meeting with you last week to discuss your child's progress. It is likely that they spoke with you about ways you can support your child's learning at home.
 
In the primary grades there is no substitute for short sessions at home practicing sight words and basic math facts. Even five minutes a day can make a significant difference. By the time students reach third grade it is essential they read at home every night. Some children need more work in fluency and it is helpful if they read aloud to you.
 
The reading scores of students, young and old, who love recreational reading, usually soar. When you model a love of reading to your children, read aloud to them, and provide time for them to read to themselves, you create a positive impact on their literacy skills. Engaging them in short discussions about what you both are reading can also have a big impact. Here is a short article that outlines things you can do at home to increase your child's literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading: www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/intelligent-creative-child/child-loves-read
 
Awhile back, Lindsey Hahn, our first grade teacher became engaged to the love of her life. Recently she and her finance, Jon, decided to make a permanent commitment to each other in a private ceremony. They are planning a more formal wedding in the future. Congratulations, Lindsey and Jon!

As you know, St. Rose is preparing for an accreditation visit in March. We conducted a parent survey in early 2017 as part of the process. Since so much has happened in the past year, we have created an addendum to the survey. It is a brief survey that will only take a few minutes to complete. We would greatly appreciate your input. Please click on the link here.  www.surveymonkey.com/r/FW63S27 

Kathy Ryan
Principal
St. Rose School
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.
NB CSL 5/6th Basketball
Our 5/6th basketball season is coming to a close.
Next week, is the North Bay CSL 5/6th Basketball Tournament. Most games will be played here in the St. Rose Gym. (Championship games will be played Sat. 12/15 at St. Apollinaris School in Napa)

Good Luck to our 5/6th Girls & Boys teams! (both playing in the 6th grade division)

Check out the tournament schedule HERE and consider coming out to show your support for our teams! 
Looking for help for Christmas Eve Mass 
Click HERE for more information
SPECIAL EVENTS
Parent Association presents:
Drive-Thru Dinner!
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19th

Place your orders now!
Orders must be in by Dec. 17th.
To order online go to: 

Or, to purchase with cash or check, click on Flyer HERE and send order into school office with payment.
Family Meal for 4 to GO for $40!
  • Spaghetti w/Marinara with 8 homemade meatballs, salad & garlic bread
OR
  • Half/Half: Spaghetti w/Marinara with 4 homemade meatballs, Pesto pasta, salad & garlic bread
Anyone interested in helping or have questions, contact Racquel Wooley at: racquelwooley@yahoo.com  
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
2
School Mass
St. Rose Parish 10:30am

3

4


5 6
St. Nick Day
7

8
9 10 11
Santa Secret Store

PA Mtng 7pm
12

13
Santa Secret Store

Field Trip 1st Gr.
14
Dress Uniform
Mass - 9:30

Field Trip: Choir
15
NB CSL
5/6th BBall Championships

16 17
Drive thru-Dinner ORDERS DUE
18


19
Drive thru-Dinner

20
Christmas Program 7pm
21
12:30 Dismissal

Christmas Sweater Day - Free Dress
22
23 24
Christmas Break
25
Christmas Break
26
Christmas Break
27
Christmas Break
28
Christmas Break
29
30 31
Christmas Break
1
Christmas Break
2
Christmas Break
3
Christmas Break
4
Christmas Break
5
See Google calendar for more detailed information: hot lunch menu, etc. 
(You'll need to log into Google to view the ON-LINE calendar)
TOOLBOX by Dovetail Learning
Earlier this year, St. Rose faculty & staff implemented a new program that supports children in understanding and managing their own emotional, social, and academic success. The foundation of Toolbox is 12 human capacities that reside within all of us. TOOLBOX brings forward a set of skills and practices that help students access their own inner resilience at any time, in any context.

Dovetail Learning is offering an online Parent Webinar, designed to help parents become the parents that they want to be. It includes an overview of the 12 Tools and how they can help when challenges arise at home. 
The NEXT TOOLBOX Parent Online Webinar is Dec. 13th at 3:15 PM.  Click HERE to Join the Webinar meeting.
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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