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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, JANUARY 16th, 2019
 (2nd edition with correction)
PROGRESS REPORTS WERE SENT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD TODAY.
NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JANUARY 21st
Martin Luther King Holiday
Why do YOU send your child to a Catholic School?
We think there are many reasons to celebrate why families choose to send their children to a Catholic School. We think there are even more reasons to send your children to St. Rose! 

Catholic Schools Week is Sun. Jan. 27th - Feb. 2nd

J oin us in celebrating all the wonderful reasons why you've chosen St. Rose School.  
  • Come celebrate! Sunday, January 27th at a school Mass, 9am at St. Rose Parish.      All school families are encouraged to attend. Students should wear their school uniform. 
  • Thursday, Jan. 31st is school wide Open House - 7-8PM - all families are invited to stop by to see all the wonderful things we have going on in our classrooms. Invite friends & family!
  • Special events for students throughout the week!
As we begin accepting applications for next school year, please share with friends & family why 
St. Rose could be a great choice for them.

Click HERE for a dozen reasons to choose a Catholic School!
Applications NOW BEING ACCEPTED 
Kindergarten - 8th grades for 2019-20.
(New families only)  
Applications submitted by February 1st will be considered for priority acceptance.  
Current families who refer a new family, who is accepted and enrolled, can be eligible for a $250 tuition credit!

Current Families will receive registration information soon. Any families who will not be returning to St.Rose in the fall must notify the school office in writing by March 25th.  

SMART Tuition reminder :   All returning families will automatically be charged the non-refundable registration fees in April in lieu of regular tuition payments.

Epicurean Hot Lunch Program
 
Epicurean cares about what you think. Please share your opinion, be honest, be fair, and participate in their parent survey. 
Click on link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H7NQBDB

Did you know you can now order an Epicurean lunch for your student for the following week until 11:30 am each Thursday! 

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 easy at:  www.mymealorder.com  
A Note from Mrs. Ryan    
Dear Parents,

Teachers love this time of year because there are fewer distractions and they can accomplish a lot with their students academically. Mid-trimester progress reports go home today with your child. This is not a report card, but an indication of how your child is progressing so far.
 
Now that the busyness of the Christmas season is over, it is a great time to re-double your efforts in assisting your child with sight word and basic math fact practice at home.  In addition, it is essential that students at every grade level spend time reading at home. A family practice that is guaranteed to make your child a better reader is to shut down the screen time for 20 - 30 minutes each night while everyone in the family engages in reading. Children of all ages benefit from listening to a fluent reader.   Engaging in sustained silent reading is important as well. These activities occur every day in our classrooms. Continuing them at home is a very powerful educational tool and a great way to maximize the money you are spending on your child's education.
 
Winter is also an important time of year for recruiting new students. As you know, full enrollment results in smaller tuition increases. St. Rose parents continue to be our best ambassadors. If you know of a family who may be interested in joining us please encourage them to call the school and schedule a tour. Your children are also great recruiters and do a wonderful job of making potential students who visit experience The St. Rose Way.

Kathy Ryan
Principal
St. Rose School
NAME PLACARD for AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP
  • All 1st - 8th  families have received a laminated name placard to be used at dismissal. PLEASE be sure and USE your name placard when picking up after school. Placard should be placed in the right front window of your vehicle so our staff can easily & quickly identify & match up students with cars. 
  • If you have misplaced your placard - please contact Ms. Carol at c_barnaby@sonic.net and she will  make you another.  Please keep it to use year after year. 
PULL ALL THE WAY UP THROUGH THE CIRCLE: As vehicles move through the circle, please pull all the way up to the top to help up keep traffic flow moving.  If your child is in tutorial, please pull to the side and park until 3:15 so the rest of traffic can keep flowing.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Crab Feed Update:
Raffle tickets will go home with students next Wed., Jan. 23rd
DOUBLE service hours for parents who volunteer to work the crab feed that begin AFTER 5pm, and clean up shifts on Sunday, Feb. 10th! See below to sign up.

ST. ROSE 4th Annual Crab Feed
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
St. Rose Gym  5-10 PM

A limited number of tickets are still available - going fast!
NO tickets sales at the door.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS GO TO:



ALL PRE-SOLD TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT. 
NO TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED PRIOR.  This is an ADULT only event. Please do not bring children. Only select students will be working the event.

WINE DONATION DROP OFF: If you have any bottles of wine that you would be willing to donate for the Crab Feed, CURB SIDE DROP OFF will happen the mornings of Jan. 29th & Feb. 5th. (Thank you Wine Chair, Denise Trione-Hicks!)

All school parents are expected to participate in this annual fundraising event in some way. Either by purchasing tickets to attend, sign up for set up or clean up, donations, etc.   Your support is necessary to make this school fundraiser a success.

Donate items for live and silent auction! 
Contact Crab Feed Chair: Lisa Piehl:  dexter1972@att.net  for more information


Student Raffle Tickets will be going home in NEXT Wednesday envelope - 1/23
2018-19 ANNUAL SCHOOL CALENDAR - HERE
CALENDAR
JANUARY
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
13 14

1st Communion Parent Mtng
15 16

Progress Reports go Home

17 18
8th Gr Day with the Bishop

Jr. High Dance
19
20 21
NO SCHOOL
MLK DAY
22 23 24 25
DRESS UNIFORM - MASS 9:30am
26
27
Catholic Schools Week

School Mass 9AM - St. Rose Church
28 29

Wine Donation Drop Off
7:45 - 8:15am

30 31
OPEN HOUSE 
7-8 PM

Priority Deadline for Kindergarten applications


FEBRUARY
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
1 2
3 4 5


PA mtng 7pm

6 7 8 9
St. Rose Crab Feed 5-10pm
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
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

Report Absences: (707) 284-1551