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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
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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 Parish Festival
September 16th, 2018

This Sunday,
ALL school families should plan on attending this FUN family event! 
Friday: Wine Pairing - see event and ticket info below
Sunday: Mass - 10:30 AM

Festival on church grounds begins at 11:30 AM.
SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITIES? There are many!
Check out the many opportunites that are already available for those parents who have completed the diocese Volunteer requirements. Walk-a-Thon, Parish Festival, School Play.
5th - 8th NB CSL Basketball Registration is 
DUE this Friday.

School teams are forming now. (This is NOT CYO)
Registration for ALL 5th - 8th teams must be turned in to office by Friday, Sept. 14th. (Late registrations will not be accepted)

UNIFORM ORDERS for OCTOBER DELIVERY are DUE FRIDAY  (Sept. 15th)
OCTOBER HOT LUNCH ORDERS must be placed by 
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21st   
(Hot Lunch ordering information was emailed and sent to all school families in August)
A Note from Mrs. Ryan    
Dear Parents,

The anniversary of the October 2017 Fire is quickly approaching. At St. Rose we want to be very respectful of each family's situation. All of us who live in Sonoma County were affected by the fire in varying degrees and everyone is on their own trajectory of healing. I would like you to be mindful of several October dates so you can plan accordingly.

Monday, October 8th will be Grandparents'/Special Friends' Day.   Each year the date for this event is selected to coincide with a day that the Cardinal Newman students are not on campus. This allows for plenty of parking for our guests. I am looking forward to greeting these special grandparents and friends, especially since the event was cancelled last year due to the fire. Many of our guests may not have been on campus since the rebuild/remodel of our school and I look forward to showing them all of the improvements. If the weather is warm, they can even enjoy the new HVAC system in the classrooms.
 
Of course the fire will be mentioned, but we will not be dwelling on it. Dismissal will be at 12:30 that day and teachers will be working on accreditation tasks in the afternoon. Although Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day is greatly enjoyed by many, I am aware that it can be an emotional day for some children whose grandparents are far away or no longer with us. Some families handle that by having another relative or friend attend and a few families choose to keep their children home.
 
Tuesday, October 9th will be a normal school day with a special focus on the virtue of gratitude as we commemorate the fire and celebrate our resiliency. We will have Mass at 9:30 AM that morning. The theme of the Mass will be counting our many blessings, personally and as a school community. In the classrooms, along with routine school work, teachers will engage the students in hopeful, upbeat activities to recall and thank all of the many people and groups who helped and supported our school in the aftermath of the fire.

Experts say that hardships are easier to bear when we can stay focused on thankfulness. The teachers and I trust that the emphasis on gratitude and progress will help our students further develop their capacity for resilience, empathy, and hope without minimizing the losses borne by so many in our community.
 
On Sunday October 7th, Cardinal Newman is hosting an ecumenical prayer service called "Together In Hope" to commemorate the fires. Some of the activities will take place on our campus as well. It promises to be a lovely event. There will be more details in the weeks to come.

Kathy Ryan
Principal
St. Rose School
SPECIAL EVENTS

St. Rose Performing Arts
Production of Annie Jr.

Calling all Actors / Actress's  (4th-8th grades)
  • Fri. 9/28  Auditions: 3-5pm
  • Fri. 10/5 Final Auditions: 3-5pm REGISTRATION PACKETS & FEE DUE TODAY
Any questions, please email our play director, Gloria Verse at : gverse88@gmail.com
Volunteers are also needed to help make this production a success. Email Gloria if you are interested in finding out how you can help.
ST. ROSE SCHOOL WALK-A-THON
KICK OFF IS TODAY!



Walk-a-Thon is just a few weeks away! 

Go to the Walk-a-Thon web page for all the info for the day and how to make donations & pledges online!     CLICK HERE to learn MORE AND to DONATE & VOLUNTEER

Friday, Sept. 28th
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Students come to school at regular time!
12:30 Dismissal
CALENDAR
2018-19 ANNUAL SCHOOL CALENDAR - HERE
SEPTEMBER
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
9
Mom's Club

10
School Photo Day
K-3
DRESS UNIFORM

Dad's Club
11
School Photo Day
4-8
DRESS UNIFORM

12 13 14
Uniform orders DUE

Parish Festival Wine Pairing 

15
NB CSL VB

16
Parish Festival
17 18 19 20 21
Final Day for OCT.Hot Lunch
22
NB CSL VB
23 24
NO SCHOOL

25 26 27 28
Walk-a-thon
12:30 Dismissal

Annie Audition 3-5
29
NB CSL VB
OCTOBER
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT



1

2 3 4 $$ Free Dress  5
Annie FINAL Audition 3-5
6


7

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 18
K-8 Picture Make-Up Day
19
Field Trip-1st Gr
20

See Google calendar for more detailed information: hot lunch menu, etc. 
(You'll need to log into Google to view the ON-LINE calendar)
Interested in joining a Boy Scout Troop?  Troop 509 from St. Rose Church is interested in YOU!   Click HERE for more information. (for 11 - 17 yr. olds)
TAKE ANOTHER LOOK..... 
IMPORTANT FORMS, INFO &
SIGN-UPS! (Click on links)
LATE PICK UP POLICY - NEW
If you have reviewed the updated Parent/ Student Handbook, you will have noticed the updated policy on LATE PICK-UPS. (pg. 26)
Supervision is provided afterschool until 3:25pm (1pm on minimum days)
Parents who pick up late, after these times, will be billed $30 per 15 minutes late, at the start of each 15 minute interval, on their Smart Tuition accounts. The school office closes at 3:30 pm on regular school days, 1pm on minimum days. All parents are encouraged to register for YMCA After-school care for those days where you can't get here on time. We can not leave children unattended out front.
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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