“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
Greetings from Mr. G
February 7, 2020
St. Rose School students are excelling on all levels. Academics, athletics, enrichment, service...we are working on all cylinders to develop well-rounded, Christ-centered young men and women who will bring light to the world.
Dear St. Rose School Families,
Day by day, week to week, we grow as individuals and a school family. It is evident that our students are blooming into the people God intends them to be and it is a joy to be a part of this process.
Wow! We have a lot to celebrate this week. Congratulations to our 8th grade girls basketball players Claire O'Connor, Sarah Kirkman, Mycayla Canlas, Sophia Pinheiro, Ava Faruol and Lauren Goodman. These young women display good sportsmanship on and off the court. Keep shooting for the stars, girls!
Our seventh graders demonstrated the art of discovery this week by displaying their well thought out experiments for the first round of the Connecticut Science and Technology Fair. We are thankful to the outside judges who regarded each experiment and are pleased that all grades were able to observe the exhibits which is a critical part of every student's learning process. Kudos to our top 3 winners whose projects were deemed worthy of entrance to the final judgement at Quinnipiac University on March 9th. We wish them luck and continued learning at this next stage. I am proud of all the students for their hard work. And a special thank you to Mrs. Petrillo for guiding our students through this process and giving them a love of science.
This morning we gathered for Mass which is always a special blessing. Afterwards we recognized our 6-8th grade students who made the honor roll. We are very proud of their achievements. In fact we are proud of all students for a productive quarter. Your hard work really pays off. Keep up the great work.
The Blooms Benefit it 3 weeks away. This is an important fundraiser for our school and a wonderful way to connect with St. Rose School parents through the years. We all share a bond and a commitment to making this exceptional learning experience possible for our children. Please join us for a fun night that benefits our school. Ticket information can be found in the newsletter.
The HSA meeting is coming up next week on February 13th. We value every parent's participation at these important meetings. Please join us and let your voice be heard.
I would like to wish Mrs. B a very happy birthday; she is truly a gift to our school.
Enjoy a relaxing weekend with your families.
Mr. Bardhyl Gjoka
Nuts & Bolts
Car Walk -- please arrive no later than
2:50 p.m. for pick up.
Dismissal from After School activities/ASC -- All after school activities are dismissed by the front entrance at the time designated on the flyer. If a parent is not at the front entrance, the moderator will bring the student to ASC. ASC is dismissed via the gathering hall doors using the radio.
Congratulations to the Top 3 Winners of the First Round of CT Science and Technology Fair
Seventh graders have been working diligently on science and engineering experiments over the past several weeks as part of the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair. On Thursday February 6th these experiments were displayed in the Gathering Hall and evaluated by four objective judges. Students from all grades visited the hall to learn about the experiments and findings from the 7th graders who conducted them.
On Friday morning during Honor roll call the top 3 winners of the first round were announced. Congratulations to: 1st Place: Lily Fagan
"Calcium's Effect on Bone Decay" 2nd Place:
Caleigh Prieto "The Effects of Chlorine on Plant Growth"3rd Place: Mason McSwiggan
"What Is The Most Efficient Way to Remove Rust?"
These students will represent Saint Rose School at the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University March 9th. The fair runs March 9-14.
Honorable Mention went to :Benjamin Haddad for his investigation of which type of salt melted ice the fastest; Stephen Johnson for his investigation into how the spiraling (spin) of an object affects distance and accuracy; Hannah Fox for her investigation of whether or not she could "fool" the facial recognition software in an iPhone.
Outside judges : Mr. Brian Lally ( retired educator and former principal in both public and Catholic Schools; Archdiocese of Hartford); Mrs. Margaret Carabelli (retired Science teacher and former Principal); Mrs. Susan Guarino (educator,Archdiocese of Hartford);
Mr. William Zmek ( engineer)
Judges praised the students, stating that they were "very articulate" and that they "presented their research and defended it well".
This was a wonderful learning experience for all 7th grade students. Good luck to Lilly, Caleigh and Mason as they go on to the finals.
Calling all St. Rose School family and friends... We want you to be a part of the Blooms Benefit! It's going to be a fun night with delicious food, great music and wonderful company. We are honoring Dr. John and Mrs. Nancy Murphy for their Dedication to Catholic Education and Community Service AND...supporting the mission of St. Rose School. This is all about the children -- so please be a part of it. Together we can ensure a bright future for St. Rose School, where children BLOOM in mind, heart and soul. Tickets are now online -- get yours now and put a table together! https://www.stroseschool.com/giving/blooms-benefit
You can also help with donations:
bottles of red and white of wine ($15 minimum value) -- please drop off with Officer Perez
Gift cards for local restaurants and pizza places
Tickets to sporting events
Stay at a vacation home
We are grateful for all support and contributions!
Buddies make the world go round and enhance our daily learning experience.
This will be a very short note this week as we meet to discuss all that we will be presenting to you next Thursday night. We are looking forward to seeing you face-to-face to share the events coming up this spring.
Don’t forget- we also have Bingo Friday night What better way to celebrate Valentines Day as a family than by spending it together at Bingo? Hope to see you there, too!
We celebrated our 8th grade girls at their last home game on February 3rd against St Peter's Danbury. Ramsey was in the house and Mrs. B gave a lovely speech touching on all that makes our student athletes so special. Each girl and her parents were called to center court where a younger teammate read a tribute and offered each parent a rose and a gift to the 8th grade player. On February 12th the 8th grade boys...James Doering, Rohan Carey, Jonathan Voskov, Kaelen Schmitt and Joshua Schumacher... along with their parents, will play their final game at St. Rose School (7:00 p.m.). Please come out and cheer them on. It is bittersweet saying goodbye to our wonderful student athletes but we know that the skills they learned on and off the court will stay with them as they begin their high school journey. Go RAMS!
Get Ready to Run!
Track season is coming soon. This is an awesome program for students in K-8 grade. We are in search of coaches and assistants to ensure that all "runs" smoothly during the season. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Cheer Coach Needed
If you or anyone you know has experience coaching Cheer please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The word is out -- the Carry All Caddy is a must-have household item. The sturdy, sharp looking bag with a rooster/heart logo designed by SRS alumna and parent Carolyn Del Rossi is ideal for the grocery store, beach and sporting events. This bag sits perfectly in a shopping cart and travels well in the car. As an added bonus it folds flat when not in use. It's durability, ease of use and style make a worthwhile investment.
Check out displays in the Main School vestibule and Preschool Lobby. Ask your friends how they like it! Proceeds go to the Blooms Fund.Orders can be placed using the attached form. Complete and drop off with payment to Mrs. Wong Attn. Carry-All-Caddy. Questions? Email SRSCarryAllCaddy@yahoo.com
Stay tuned for information about classroom contests!
On Saturday January 26th St. Rose celebrated a Scout mass and St. Rose School was well represented at it.