"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
Nativity scenes created by St. Rose Preschoolers.
Greetings from Mr. G
December 20, 2019
Hurry, the Lord is near! May you feel the true spirit of Christmas in your hearts and homes. It has been a special month preparing for Jesus' birth with our school family. How blessed we are to be able to express and share our faith during the school day!
Dear St. Rose School Families,
I am not sure where the past few weeks have gone but here we are at the start of our Christmas break. All of the joyful activities leading up to Christmas bring happiness to my heart and I hope you feel it too. May God richly bless every St. Rose School family with a peaceful Christmas in the company of those you hold dear.
We have received a good number of registrations for the 2020-2021 school year and look forward to having all of our current families registered before January 26th to ensure your child's spot in the process. You are our top priority; we want you at St. Rose School so please register at your earliest convenience. Please refer to the December 16th email for direct links or go to https://www.stroseschool.com/index.php/admissions/admissions-registration
This year more than any other early registration is critical.
I am pleased to announce that we will be starting a Robotics Club in January. Mrs. Connie Carey, mother of Rohan and an electrical engineer with experience in Robotics, will be leading the club. See the article in this newsletter for more details.
When we return in January we will be preparing for Catholic Schools Week which kicks off with our Open House on Sunday January 26th, Please share the word. We are also planning for the Blooms Benefit on February 29th. This will be a wonderful evening celebrating Catholic education and honoring alumni parents Dr. John and Mrs. Nancy Murphy whose four children walked through these halls. We hope many of you will be able to join us for this important event.
It was a joy to celebrate Mass together with our school family and then play the traditional game of Buddy Christmas Bingo this morning. Spirits are merry as we set forth on our break. My heartfelt thanks for all of the beautiful, generous Christmas gifts and cards -- it is so kind of you to remember me and I am very grateful.
Have a wonderful Christmas and may 2020 be our year to shine! I'll see you on January 2nd.
St. Rose School students are well prepared to take on the challenges of high school. They continue to flourish academically in the various schools they attend. Congratulations to: Lucy Nevin, Stella Sabo, Perry Ghosh, Siobhan Reidy, Nicole Kolitsas, Joe DiMaria and Peyton McKenzie, for being inducted in to Immaculate High School's Honor Society. Way to go!
DIOCESAN PARENT SURVEY
Following a call by the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano to review a variety of school models and grade configurations, the newly formed School Models Committee of the Office of the Superintendent’s Education Commission chaired by Superintendent Steven Cheeseman seeks your input as the parent of a current student in one of our Diocesan schools.
Your input is essential as the Committee evaluates potential models. Your feedback will inform recommendations our Committee forwards to the Commission, our schools, and our Bishop. We thank you for your time as you complete this survey.
Please complete the survey by January 5th as the Committee will review preliminary data on January 6th. This survey will remain open through January 31st to ensure as much feedback as possible is collected. This survey will take about five minutes to complete.
Thanks to your generosity and support this year, the HSA membership (all parents) were able to treat each staff and faculty member to an Amazon gift card and a little Christmas Cheer. And yes, the Amazon gift cards were purchased through Scrip!
Pictured here are Chief HSA "elves" David Budzynski, Kate O'Connor and Tara Johnson. Photo credit goes to Diane Lavin .
We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
We are excited to announce the start of a Robotics Club for students in grades 4-8th in January.
Mrs. Connie Carey, a school parent and electrical engineer with a Masters in Computer Science, is opening the doors to this exciting and very relevant field of study. "Our world is becoming more automated and robotics is at the center of it all. This is an important field for students to discover because it is the future. The applications are far reaching and the skills involved are beneficial for all potential studies and careers," said Mrs. Carey.
In it's kick off phase the club will be made up of 2 groupings: 4-6th graders and 7-8th graders. The beauty is that the older students will work with the younger students in the first hour to help them manage tasks and logistics. During this time they will learn the basics, that is the parts, functions and concepts involved. Together they will build a basic robot using Lego Mindstorm. In the second hour, the older students will build upon the basics and get into more programming.
The Robotics club will meet on Fridays. The first session will be 3:00-4:00 p.m. (4-8th graders), the second session will be 4:00-5:00 p.m. (7-8th graders). Work will take place between the Science Lab and Innovation Lab.
Ideally there should be 8 students to give the club a solid start but the more students the better! Mrs. Carey encourages everyone to consider giving the club a try, especially since we are starting mid year. It's a good way to test the waters and see what Robotics is all about. It really is the wave of the future making it a wonderful opportunity for St. Rose students.
If there is anyone in our school community -- parent, grandparent, alumni high school student, who has experience with robotics and would like to help with the club Mrs. Carey would be delighted to have you on the team!
Stay tuned for starting date and registration forms in an email.