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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 NOVEMBER 28, 2018
HOT LUNCH 
Order deadline has been extended to this Friday - Nov. 30th 
(mymealorder.com)
CANNED FOOD DRIVE ENDS FRIDAY!
Please consider making a donation of non-perishable food items.
Bins are located in the school hallway.
School Mass - this Sunday, Dec. 2nd 
St. Rose Parish
10:30 AM
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. 
TOOLBOX Parent Online Webinar is TONIGHT, 6-7:30 PM. or Dec. 13th at 3:15 PM.  Click HERE to Join the Webinar meeting.
PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING OUR 5TH GRADE CLASS!
5th Grade See's Candy Sale
ORDERS DUE BY THIS FRIDAY

Each year, our 5th grade class attends a week long Environmental Camp experience at Westminster Woods. To help keep the cost per camper down, the 5th grade class will raise funds with some small fundraisers.

See's Candies make perfect holiday gifts!    See HERE for order form.  Orders DUE no later than 11/30.

Money must be collected and turned in with the order form. Orders will be delivered in December to the student or school family who is placing the order. All proceeds benefit the 5th grade class trip.
A Note from Mrs. Ryan    
Dear Parents,
On Sunday, December 2 nd , we will  be entering the season of Advent which is the four week period Christians dedicate to making our hearts ready to receive Jesus anew. The Advent season is filled with preparation and expectation. Everyone is getting ready for the more secular trappings of Christmas. It is easy to become so busy with the material preparations that we lose sight of the real reason for our activity: the Word made flesh coming to dwell among us.  As Christians, we are urged to take a step back and look at who we are, what we are doing, and how Jesus fits into our lives while we await the celebration of His birth.

As we strive to impart this message at school, I hope you will support your children's learning by asking them about the Advent lessons they are having in their religion classes. At St. Rose we do everything possible to keep the season of Advent separate from the more celebratory season of Christmas. We do not have Christmas parties during Advent and, instead, celebrate with Epiphany parties when we return in January. This also helps our students understand that Christmas is a season of the Church year, not just a single day.  The scripture at Sunday Mass is particularly rich during the Advent season. Our pastor, Fr. Denis is very adept at helping us understand the scripture and how to apply it to our lives. If you do not already have a habit of attending Mass, Advent is a great time to start.

Yesterday, our students met in their Buddy Bunches to provide outreach to the people of Butte County who are reeling from the devastation of the Camp Fire. They began creating Stars of Hope and Kindness Rocks that will be brought to Chico and surrounding areas as signs of love and hope. As they painted the items they also added their prayers and best wishes. Your children seem to have a deep desire to pay forward all of the kindness that was offered to them last year. I believe it is all part of the healing process in which we are all still engaged.

St. Rose students will be taking part in the 10:30 Mass at St. Rose this Sunday. Teachers are offering incentives for all who attend. I hope you will choose to be present with your child in uniform. What a lovely way to begin the Advent season!
 
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.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Santa Secret Shop is coming soon!

This annual student only shopping tradition, sponsored by the Parent Association, is coming on Dec. 11th & 13th. Students will be able to shop for special gifts for family & friends during their classroom assigned shopping time. 

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. 
Parent Association presents:
Drive-Thru Dinner!
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19th

Check back LATER for ordering details!
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
Baptismal Preparation Class for older Children (grades 2 - 8)
A baptism class for older children will be offered for children in grades 2-8. 
An informational meeting will be held on November 29th, at 7:00 PM at ST. Rose Church Baptistry. (This is the round building east of the church.)
Contact Mrs. Szczech if you have questions.  l_szczech@sonic.net
2018-19 ANNUAL SCHOOL CALENDAR - HERE
CALENDAR
NOVEMBER
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
25 26
12:30 Dismiss
PTC Week


27
12:30 Dismiss
PTC Week

28
12:30 Dismiss
PTC Week

29
12:30 Dismiss
PTC Week


30
12:30 Dismiss
LAST DAY to place DEC/JAN Hot Lunch orders

Can Food Drive ends

5th Grade See's Candy Sale ENDS! 

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

15
NB CSL
5/6th BBall Championships

16 17

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)
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

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