Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Greetings from Mr. G
May 1, 2020
What encourages me most is the positive, enthusiastic manner in which our school family is living through these uncertain times. I believe that is because we all know that one thing never changes -- that is God's love for us. It is our faith in Him that gives us the courage and HOPE to live each day with confidence. Together we will stay strong!
Dear St. Rose School Families,
It has been an exciting week at St. Rose School. We shared positive messages, showed our gratitude, demonstrated our silly sides, displayed our various talents and proved that RAMS spirit is alive and well. I'm thankful to Mrs. B for organizing our virtual Spirit Week and to all of you for your passionate participation. If you were able to join in mass this morning that is wonderful. I know you echo my sentiments in wishing Fr. Alphonse love and many blessings on the 37th anniversary of his priesthood.
We had a successful Virtual Open House last Sunday via Google Meets. Several prospective families joined us as well as many teachers, current parents and a student ambassador. There was a great energy among all of the smiling faces on screen and Mrs. Coppola has started the enrollment process with some families which is a blessing. I am grateful to all who participated and showed our visitors the spirit of St. Rose School.
It's hard to believe that we have entered May. It's a month with many special activities and also one dedicated to our Blessed Mother. Tomorrow night there will be a virtual Father-Daughter dance -- I hope everyone takes time to connect and carry on this wonderful tradition. On Friday May 8th we are planning an outreach for our grandparents and special people which Mrs. Ghosh is organizing. Please see the details in this newsletter and prepare to shower your special people with love.
The 8th graders are very much on our minds and in our hearts these days. Unfortunately the D.C. trip had to be cancelled but I am pleased that we were able to get an almost complete refund for those families. Be assured that we will do everything we can to make these days shine for our 8th graders and we ask our school community to keep these students and their families in your prayers.
On Tuesday May 5th the Diocese is hosting a Giving Tuesday Now campaign. We realize that these are tough economic times for many but the intent of this campaign is for people to assist schools of their choice if the means allow. As we all know, the costs of operating our school are not fully covered by tuition so fundraising is how we bridge the gap. We are grateful that our earlier fundraisers were well supported but since we had to cancel the spring outreaches this day of Giving is a way of getting some extra help. You can read more about it in the newsletter. Thank you.
April showers have been plentiful but it looks like we will reap the benefits over the weekend. Get out and enjoy the fresh air, budding trees and flowers, signing birds and sunshine.
Stay healthy and hopeful!
Mr. Bardhyl Gjoka
Send LOVE and Say THANKS to
Your SPECIAL People!
It is hard to believe April is almost over and we are fast approaching May, a time where we, as a school community, recognize the Grandparents and Special People in our lives. This is time sensitive.
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ST. ROSE SCHOOL PHOTO GALLERY
St. Rose students and families relished spirit week activities. Check out the highlights!
Thank you to all who participated in Virtual Spirit Week, this week! It was heartwarming and we felt the love of community once again, with the many smiles we saw in pictures and videos! The positive messages and messages of gratitude you sent, and are still sending in, will continued to be shared; they certainly brightened the days of many! We also have discovered that we have even more talented singers and performers in our
What grade do you teach/how long have you been with St. Rose School?
I have been teaching at Saint Rose school for 19 years. I currently teach Transitional Kindergarten, but I have also worked with the three and four-year-olds.
What is your favorite part about teaching this age group?
My favorite thing about this age group is being able to mold them into kind, loving children. Instilling values and beliefs for such a young age group is a wonderful gift. We get to set the foundation for them; it is such a precious and important role.
What do you love about St. Rose School?
What I most love about Saint Rose is the community. We have an amazing faculty and we build lifelong connections with our families. I especially love being able to build faith into our curriculum. I love teaching my students to always use their kind and beautiful Jesus hearts.
Tell us about your family
I have a daughter named Molly (my Minnie me) and a dog named Pringles (my furry son). I have two amazing parents who have shaped me to be the person I am today.
Favorite movie-An Officer and a Gentleman
(the ending gets me every time)
Favorite book-Something Borrowed and Something Blue by Emily Giffin
Favorite color- why red of course!
Favorite season - Summer! There’s nothing like warm, sunny days, picnics and pool parties.
Hobbies- taking long walks, yoga and eating :)
What advice can you give to students/families during this time?
We are all in this together and we will get through it together. This too shall pass and we will come out of it stronger and more faithful than ever before.
We hope you and your child(ren) had a great week. The weather certainly didn't distract our kids from their school work, did it?!
We are rapidly approaching the end of our school year, believe it or not. As we discussed on our call last week, with the unfortunate closure of area Catholic schools, we are in a position to attract new families to our St. Rose school community. Strong enrollment provides the resources to continue the solid growth of our school. As such, please consider providing testimony about your family's experience on your social media or, if you prefer, please send Laura Moulder a statement for our website at "firstname.lastname@example.org".This "grass roots" method of getting the word out about our community can have such a positive impact on our growth as a school. Thank you in advance for your active support.
As a reminder, we are still looking for interested parties to serve on the HSA Board beginning this August. Both the Vice-President (Tara Johnson) and Secretary (Diane Lavin) positions are open. Please let us know if you are interested by contacting any member of the HSA Board directly, or sending an email to email@example.com.
We wish you a relaxing, sun-filled and warm weather weekend...enjoy!
Your HSA Board
Diocese Hosts Day of Giving to Benefit
Everybody has been affected by Covid 19 including our beloved school. In an effort to help raise monies to bridge the ongoing GAP (due to cancelled fundraisers) Bishop Caggiano will deliver a message of hope and purpose that will be released for Giving Tuesday Now, May 5th. This is a gentle ask with absolutely no pressure. Stay tuned for details -- we appreciate any support you can give including assistance in sharing the word. Thank you ... We are all in this together!
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
In keeping with tradition, the Father Daughter dance will take place virtually tomorrow night, May 2nd. Read here for details.