Lunch with our town leaders who emphasized the importance of getting involved in important causes and your community.
Greetings from Mr. G
January 31, 2020
A special THANK YOU to all of our families for registering with us for the 202-2021 school year. Your children are our top priority and we feel privileged to be on this learning journey with you. Together we are ensuring a bright future for St. Rose School and your children!
Dear St. Rose School Families,
I am most grateful to our faculty and the many parent and student ambassadors who took time from their Sunday to make our Open House a fantastic success! There was a great energy in our halls which reminds me how richly blessed we are to be at St. Rose School. We had a record 10 on site new registrations that day and many more are very interested in joining our community. Thank you for shining your light and guiding them here!
What a wonderful week this has been. We kicked off our Catholic Schools celebrations with the festive Pep Rally and exciting Pig races showing our true colors and great spirit. On Tuesday we honored our Town leaders with lunch and participated in the school wide Knowledge Bowl. The level of knowledge across all grades and up to parents and town leaders was quite impressive. Hungry Hungry Hippos and the Faculty vs. 8th Grade basketball game were both very fun, spirit building activities. Kudos to our 8th grade for the win and being such good sports. Our day of service underscored the heart of what we do here -- help others both in our school and in the greater community following the example of Jesus. How fitting to end our week together at Mass where we reflected on the gift of our faith and the blessings of this Catholic education. We also celebrated Fr. Andy and sent him off to his new mission with a school wide serenade, The Irish Blessing, and spiritual bouquet. He will be missed but our prayers and love go with him!
It feels like we are at the finish line of a long race but in truth it was one exciting lap and the race toward increasing knowledge, faith and service continues with renewed energy and commitment.
Next week we look forward to the first round of the Connecticut Science and Technology Fair. Our 7th graders have worked diligently on their experiments which will be displayed and reviewed by outside judges on February 6th. Good luck to all.
Please join us for Mass next Friday. Our 6th graders will be readers and 7th grade will lead us in song. An Honor Roll call will be held in the church immediately following Mass. Report cards will be emailed on February 4th. And a couple of housekeeping items -- or all those using Car Walk at dismissal please arrive by 2:50 p.m. and not later so we can ensure a smooth and safe process. Lastly, Friday February 7th will be a half day of school.
Bravo on a job well done by students Alicia Ventresca, Julia Bryan, Michael Johnson
Ethan Kravec, Deirdre Dwyer, Karina Soni
John Paul Dyer ,Anthony Guirguis,Melena Ventresca, Ava Heineken,Jude Cappiello
Joshua Schumacher, Sylvia Pinheiro
Claire O'Connor and Jonathan Stuart. And sincere gratitude to Club Moderator Ms. Trish Vertucci and Legal Advisors Mr. Ed. Walsh and Mr. Ed Brady who put in countless hours coaching these student and teaching them the law.
On Tuesday, January 28th, Mock Trial students attended the Civics First Mock Trial Competition at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School in Wallingford Connecticut. Students have been analyzing and gathering information for a civil lawsuit in the Connecticut Courts for months. The case of Samuel and Harriet Twain vs. Mohawk Corporation d/b/a Camp Housatonic was based on a claim of negligence against a Summer camp by an attendee's parent(s). Click here to read more.
ST. ROSE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS HOST STORY/CRAFT TIME AT BOOTH LIBRARY
In the spirit of Catholic Schools Week, St. Rose Middle School students set forth into the Newtown community to lead a Kindness themed story/craft time at Booth Library. Ava Faruol, Gabby Corona, Emily Braun, Ethan Kravec, Benjamin Haddad and Wesley Keayes did a phenomenal job representing the values and manners of St. Rose School students by engaging 2-4 year olds in a story time that began with them acting out a book then sitting around the room reading various books so the children could rotate among them. Then they helped their new friends with 2 crafts that they came up with and prepared -- a kindness tree and a character rainbow/cloud. The children were enchanted and the parents/caregivers were impressed. Great job students, way to represent our school in the community.
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!
SRS students have full days of learning, from innovative science labs to inspirational music arrangements to weekly Mass. Nutrition for the mind and soul!
We hope your children enjoyed Catholic Schools Week as much as ours did!
Thank you for all of your support and contributions this week. With your help, we were able to show our faculty and staff our appreciation for all they do every day. Monday morning we treated our faculty and staff to breakfast sandwiches, hot coffee and juice. Today, we treated them to a hot soup buffet to let them know we think they're "souper". You made it possible, and we are grateful to all who stepped forward to help.
We wish you a great Super Bowl weekend!
Your HSA Board
PS - Remember our upcoming HSA meeting, February 13th!
It's time to celebrate our 8th grade Basketball players. On Monday February 3rd come out and cheer for Sylvia Pinheiro, Mycayla Canlas, Sarah Kirkman, Lauren Goodman, Claire O'Connor and Ava Faruol as they take the court for their last home game at St. Rose School. They will be joined by their parents for a special tribute prior to the game at 6:30 p.m. 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.). 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Cheer Coach Needed
If you or anyone you know has experience coaching Cheer please email email@example.com. 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