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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. 
St. Rose Catholic School  ~ Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th, 2019
FRIDAY IS PAJAMA DAY!
NOT a Free Dress Day. Students who wish to participate may wear appropriate pajama's sets, nightgowns, sleep t-shirts and sweats. 'Onesies' WITHOUT attached feet are OK, but students should have shorts and a t-shirt under the 'onesie'.  
NO leggings, yoga pants, or slippers. 
Students may bring a small stuffed animal, but NO blankets or pillows.
Sunday, March 3rd
     School Mass - 9am - St. Rose Church

     Mother - Son Bowling - 11am-1pm


Tuesday, March 5th - Shrove Tuesday

     Entire student body & staff will receive Pancake Lunch 


 
Monday, March 11th 

     NO HOT LUNCH SERVICE TODAY!  ALL STUDENTS MUST

     BRING A LUNCH.

NEXT Wednesday, March 6th
ASH Wednesday - DRESS UNIFORM 
Mass - 9:30am
2019-20 Enrollment Information    
Financial Aid Deadline for 2019-20
Families applying for financial aid must do so by THIS FRIDAY -  March 1st, 2019.
FAIR applications may be submitted beginning February 1st, 2019.

Click on these links for more information:    Tuition Assistance  

Click HERE for copy of FAIR brochure. Read carefully for all details on how to apply.
Current families will receive 2019-20 Registration Contracts on 
Wednesday, March 13th.  
Contracts are due back to the office by Monday, March 25th.  Those families NOT returning must notify school office in writing by March 25th.  Registration fee's will be debited from Smart Tuition accounts in April, in lieu of regular tuition payments.   

Odyssey of the Mind
Congratulations to the 2019 St. Rose Odyssey of the Mind Team which received 2nd place in the Northern California Regional Tournament last Saturday. The team had weekly practices for six months, working on their project combining engineering and theater. They were also scored on their ability to 'think on their feet' when asked to solve a hands-on or verbal problem. They are eligible to go to the State Tournament in March. Thanks go out to the team members, parents, coaches and other school families who supported them. Go Omer!
A Note from Mrs. Ryan    
Dear Parents,

A week from today is Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of the Lenten Season, a time of year that the Church sets aside for us to work at becoming better Christians. This involves taking a look at where we are and trying to see where we ought to be. It involves testing our values and discerning how they stack up against the virtues that Jesus models for us.

The day before Ash Wednesday is known as Shrove Tuesday. The Christian tradition, also called Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras is to have one last feast before the serious self-improvement work of the Lenten season begins. In some countries it is called Pancake Day. In order to observe this Catholic tradition at school we are working with our lunch providers, Epicurean, to offer a complimentary pancake and bacon lunch to all our students and staff next Tuesday. There is no need to order the lunch, but if your child will not eat pancakes you should send a bag lunch that day.

Here are some ideas to ponder to make your own family's Lenten journey a positive one:
  • There are five Sundays in Lent. Make a commitment to bring your children to Mass each of these Sundays. Your Easter Sunday will be more glorious and meaningful if you can do this. And who knows, it could be the start of a regular habit for Sunday mornings.
  • Observe the abstinence rule of meatless Fridays during the weeks of Lent. I am old enough to remember growing up as Catholic when all Fridays were meatless. It's a pretty small sacrifice to make and as a child made me feel quite special and proud to be Catholic.
  • Institute some form of family prayer. If you don't already say a grace before meals, this is a good place to start.
  • It is a venerable Catholic tradition to "give up something for Lent". Experiencing this kind of discipline also teaches us humility and helps us focus on our reliance on God. The other side of the coin, which many people prefer, is to vow to complete some specific kindness or service-oriented project during Lent. If you do this as a family it is helpful to have a weekly check-up, maybe during Sunday dinner, to share progress on keeping your Lenten promises.
  • Focusing together as a family on a particular virtue is also a worthy idea. The following Lenten prayer offers some ideas:
 
Fasting and Feasting
 
Lent is a time when we can:
 
Fast from judging others; feast on seeing the best in others
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude
Fast from anger; feast on patience
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation
Fast from mean remarks; feast on compliments
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness
Fast from exclusivity; feast on inclusion
Fast from waiting to be asked; feast on taking the initiative
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope
Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives
Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light
 
Amen
 
Kathy Ryan
Principal
St. Rose School

Yearbook committee is seeking photos of school sport events for this year for volleyball & basketball. If you have any good photos on your cell phone, 
please forward to 
Ms. Hahn at: l_hahn@sonic.net
SPECIAL EVENTS
St. Rose Performing Arts  Presents:
Annie Jr.

April 12th - 14th

Play Director, Gloria Verse has lots of service hour opportunities for parents. 
Click on link here to sign up:    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4daea623a6ff2-annie 
Epicurean Hot Lunch Program
 
REMEMBER: If ordering WEEKLY - orders must be placed by THURSDAY the week prior.

DID YOU KNOW: 
  • TUES. MARCH 5TH - the entire student body and staff will be served lunch! Provided by Epicurean.
  • MON. MARCH 11th - there will be NO HOT LUNCH on this date. All students must bring a lunch.
Need your child's assigned Student ID number for ordering? Give Ms. KC a call, to retrieve the information.  

Ordering is easy at:  www.mymealorder.com  
2018-19 ANNUAL SCHOOL CALENDAR - HERE
CALENDAR
FEBRUARY
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
24
2nd Grade Mass 10:30 AM St. Rose Church
25 26 27 28

Field Trip - 7th Gr 


MARCH
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
1
 
END 
Trimester  2
2
3
School Mass 9AM

Mother-Son Bowling event
4
Shrove Tuesday
PANCAKE LUNCH will be provided to ALL students 
6
ASH WEDNESDAY
DRESS UNIFORM
MASS - 9:30

7



Field Trip - 8th Gr

8 9
Kindergarten Screening

10 11
NO HOT LUNCH TODAY - all students must bring a lunch
12 13
19-20 Reg. contracts home
Field Trip-1st & 2nd Gr

14 15



Jr. High Dance

16
17 18 19 20
REPORT CARDS GO HOME
21 22
12:30 Dismissal

Teacher In-service

23
24 25
Registration Contracts DUE
26 27 28
12:30 Dismissal 

29
NO SCHOOL
30
See Google calendar for more detailed information: hot lunch menu, etc. 
(You'll need to log into Google to view the ON-LINE calendar)
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Coming Soon - New Ordering process for School Uniforms
Parents will now place all uniform orders online.  Our uniform supplier, Sonoma Design, will be launching an online store just for St. Rose.  The next ordering opportunity will begin before the end of the school year, for August delivery.

The school will continue to keep a range of sample sizes for those who need to determine sizing, and we'll keep a small inventory of items to fill emergency orders when the store is closed. (The store ordering 'windows' will occur several times throughout the year. That schedule will be posted once determined.

St. Rose will hold a TRY ON date where parents can bring students to try on samples to determine sizing before placing orders. That date will be sometime in June.     Check back later for all the info!
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. 
LINKS & REFERENCES - click on underlined links

LIVE SCAN FORM - for background check


SMART TUITION CONTACT #:

888-868-8828
Uniform Policy & Dress Code (2018)
Go to our website to view older newsletter posts. www.strosecatholicschool.org
 
UNIFORM ORDER FORM - ordering process is being updated. More information will be posted soon.
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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