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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 OCTOBER 3, 2018
TOMORROW - Thursday
$$ FREE DRESS $$
Students who wish to participate may wear Free Dress, per school handbook, and bring a least $1 to their teacher. This student council project will support: 
Catholic Charities Disaster Relief
Grandparent / Grand-Friend Day
Monday, Oct. 8th - Dress Uniform
12:30 Dismissal

All Grandparents & Grand-Friends are invited on this special day to come spend a little time with us, have breakfast, join us in a prayer service, and visit the classroom of their grandchild/grandfriend.

Students come to school regular time.
Grandparents arrive at 9am.


RSVP - So that we can prepare accordingly for breakfast, we would appreciate if you would PLEASE RSVP the # of Grandparents that will be attending to:   
Racquel Wooley:  racquelwooley@yahoo.com

NEXT TUESDAY - Oct. 9th
Dress Uniform - Day of Remembrance Mass - 9:30am

October Fires Anniversary Mass at St. Rose Church
7:00PM. This is an opportunity to remember the victims and pray for the ongoing recovery of our community.
Parent - Teacher Conference Week
November 26 - 29 

ANY CONFLICT OR SPECIFIC REQUEST MUST BE INTO MS. CAROL 
NO LATER THAN OCT. 5th - This Friday.
Conferences are scheduled between 
1:15pm - 3:30pm
email Ms. Carol at: c_barnaby@sonic.net
A Note from Mrs. Ryan    
Dear Parents,

The virtue we focus on this month at school is  gratitude. Gratitude has been extolled as a virtue in nearly every culture throughout time. It is a core element to Christianity and other world religions. Recent research points to its importance as a coping mechanism in dealing with challenging and difficult situations in life. So it is very appropriate that we kick off our month long focus on this virtue next Tuesday on the anniversary of the fire with our Day of Gratitude. We can lift ourselves and others as well when we focus on appreciation of God's blessings.
 
As students of St. Rose School, our children only have to look around their campus to appreciate all of the silver linings that occurred subsequent to the fire. As if that is not enough we are also anticipating the reopening of St. Rose Preschool 2.0 which will be much like our former preschool, only nicer in every way. If you are a preschool parent, you are already aware that the youngest members of our school community will be returning to their home on Monday, November 5 th. There will be an open house for all who would like to see this sparkling new space on Sunday afternoon, November 4 th.
 
Next Tuesday October 9 th, all classes will be engaging in classroom activities aimed at counting our blessings and cultivating an attitude of gratitude. Mass will be at 9:30 AM, hosted by the 8 th graders, in the gym. Parents, friends and parishioners are all cordially invited. I am optimistic that the complete restoration of our campus in only one year can serve as a beacon of hope for others in Sonoma County who are at varying stages of the recovery process.
 
Kathy Ryan
Principal
St. Rose School

Altar Server Training (Grades 4-8)
Monday, Oct. 8th at 7PM at St. Rose Church (for 1 hour)
Interested students in grades 4 - 8 should attend.
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
Sunday Masses at St. Rose Church
School Participation Masses
We encourage all St. Rose Families to attend these school participation masses that are listed below. We are also in need of volunteers for offertory procession and  readers.
Please contact Mrs. Szczech if anyone in your family would like to participate: l_szczech@sonic.net

Nov. 4th 
9AM
Dec. 2nd  10:30AM Jan. 27th
9AM
Feb. 10th
10:30AM
Mar. 3rd
9AM
Apr. 7th
10:30AM
May 18th
5:30PM - Special Mass & blessing for our Track team.




SPECIAL EVENTS
Volunteer Opportunities
  • After-School Players 'Annie': gloriaverse88@gmail.com
  • Halloween Event: look for more info in upcoming newsletter
  • Santa Secret Store: look for more info in upcoming newsletter
To qualify to be a volunteer for any of these upcoming events, you must be compliant no later than Oct. 1st. Please see info below.
ODYSSEY of the MIND

Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is an international creative thinking program that teaches students to use problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. The program is open to just a handful of students 3rd - 5th grade students who are interested
and who can commit to the calendar.
ALSO, we are looking for a CO-Coach to work with Ms. Marshall. 


Click on link for youtube video on coaching: https://youtu.be/GNxW3B4xbPY 

For more information, contact our Resource Teacher, Ms. Marshall: j_marshall@sonic.net 
2018-19 ANNUAL SCHOOL CALENDAR - HERE
CALENDAR
OCTOBER
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT



1

2 3 4 $$ Free Dress  5
Mid-Trimester

6


7    2pm Together In Hope
Community Prayer Service-CN stadium 
DRESS UNIFORM
Grandparents Day
12:30 Dismissal
DRESS UNIFORM
Mass - 9:30 AM
Day of Remembrance - Tubbs Fire Anniv.
10 11 12

13
NB CSL VB Championship

14 15

16 17
Progress Reports go home
18
K-8 Picture Make-Up Day

Field Trip - 6th
19
Field Trip-1st Gr
20

21 22 23 24 25
Field Trip-Kinder
26
Jr. High Dance
27
28 29 30 31
12:30 Dismissal
Parade of Costumes
Trunk or Treat!
1
NO SCHOOL
2
NO SCHOOL


See Google calendar for more detailed information: hot lunch menu, etc. 
(You'll need to log into Google to view the ON-LINE calendar)
TAKE ANOTHER LOOK
DISMISSAL Every Day
The Cardinal Newman HS and St. Rose Administrations would like to remind ALL our parents to please be respectful and mindful of the following at the end of each school day:

1.  St. Rose parents of 1st-8th grade students should not be lined up in the lot or parked in the traffic circle before 2:45PM. The only cars that should be in the  traffic circle at 2:20pm are Kindergarten parents picking up at 2:30pm. 
2. St. Rose parents should not be lined up in the parking lot until after 2:40PM, after SR Kindergarten & CN dismissal. It is best for those picking up 1st-8th grade students to NOT arrive on campus until after 2:45pm.
3 . St. Rose parents should not impede the flow of traffic between 2:15 - 2:45pm
4. NO ONE should ever block someone from exiting a parking space. You MUST leave your place in line to allow a parked car to exit. 
5. At the end of every SR school day, some of our brave faculty and staff are out there to ensure the safety of all our students. Please be kind to them if they ask you to stop your car, wait, or move.

PLEASE, share this with ALL those adults in your family who come onto our busy campus to pick up your child(ren).  A gentle reminder to ALL, that this is a busy SCHOOL campus, where the speed limit is SLOW, patience needs to be practiced, and the safety of ALL students, Preschool - 12th grade is our #1 priority. 
Let's be KIND & SAFE out there!
Thank You for your cooperation.
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