“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein
Greetings from Mr. G
February 21, 2020
Thanks to all who are attending the Blooms Benefit and to those who are helping make it happen. Let's strive for 100 percent participation...even if you can't be there you can be part of the thermometer challenge. Every dollar raised makes St. Rose School stronger and ensures our bright future. It's all about the students!
Dear St. Rose School Families,
The long weekend seemed to refresh faculty and students. It's great to feel the energy in our halls and classrooms. Our 4th and 5th graders are getting ready for the Invention Convention next Thursday, February 27th, I can't wait to see what their creative minds have devised. As you know, two of our current students have pending patents as a result of this process.
The "Yellow Brick Road" is being paved by the beautiful voices of our students who are rehearsing for The Wizard of Oz. This is going to be a great show and I'm thankful to Mrs. Salustri, Mrs. Locke, Mrs. O'Donnell and our alumni assistants for the many hours they are dedicating to this effort. The Arts are such an important part of education.
The Basketball season is coming to an end. This weekend the JV Boys will participate in the Parochial League tournament at St. Joe's Danbury. On Monday, both the Varsity Girls and Boys teams will take the court for play off games here at St. Rose and will be part of the tournament the following weekend. We wish them success and commend their commitment and sportsmanship throughout the season. A special nod to Coaches Markowitz, Canlas and Ortega for the time and heart they give to this program.
I was informed by our custodian Tony that his last day will be Wednesday February 26th. I hope you will join me in wishing him well. We are thankful for all that he has done for our school this year. Plans are in place for hiring a new custodian and in the meantime we have located a substitute.
Fundraising continues to be a key initiative to keep our school vibrant. The Blooms Benefit will take place Saturday February 29th and I'm hoping that every family will participate by tuning in to the thermometer challenge that night. Every donation makes a big difference in the lives of St. Rose School students. Next up will be the Tuition Raffle which kicks off in March. Stay tuned for details.
Lent begins next week as does the Mission Drive. We will attend Mass together on Ash Wednesday which means there will not be a school mass on Friday February 28th.
Please continue to pray for Monsignor Bob as he recuperates from his surgery.
It looks like a mild weekend, have fun in the sun!
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.
Help support our 8th Grade class by ordering a Delicious Meal for your Family at Texas Road House. The flyer has details or you can ask Class Moms Mrs. Ghosh and Mrs. Kirkman. Thanks!
JOIN THE THERMOMETER CHALLENGE!
Help the students of St. Rose School continue to BLOOM! You can be a part of the night by adding your donation to the thermometer. Do it now or in real time the 29th using the attached link and your name/message/donation will appear on the screen. Please share with family and friends so they can support St. Rose School too. We're all in this together! Thank you and God bless!
Lent is a time of reflection and sacrifice. It begins with Ash Wednesday. We will attend mass as a school family on Wednesday February 26th so therefore there will not be a school mass on Friday February 28th.
Our annual Mission Drive will take place during lent -- all funds raised will help schools in Ghana and the needy in our parish and town. Thank you for your support. God Bless.
We hope you enjoyed your long weekend!
As discussed at last week's meeting, two of our HSA board members will move on at the end of this school year, as they have reached the maximum number of terms based on the HSA by-laws. Therefore, we will assemble a small nomination committee to help identify candidates to be elected in May/June 2020 for a two-year term. The positions we need to fill are the vice president and secretary roles that are currently occupied by Tara Johnson and Diane Lavin. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about one of these positions, or if you can assist as part of the nominating committee.
We are pleased to have re-established a cadence where two positions will be up for re-election each year, allowing for continuity as new board members join. Being part of the HSA board is a fun and rewarding experience, and we look forward to welcoming some new members to help with the important work that we do for St. Rose of Lima School.
We also hope you will mark your calendar as dates have been set for the following upcoming events:
- Combined HSA Bingo and KOC Fish Fry,
- Internet Safety Presentation, April 2 (6pm - for parents/guardians only)
- International Dinner, April 22
- Father-Daughter Dance, April 25
- Golf Outing, May 11
Please see the updated HSA event calendar, attached for your reference.
The Parochial League playoffs and tournament start this weekend. Come out and cheer our RAMS. The JV boys play tonight at St. Joe's Danbury. The Varsity Girls have a play off game at 6:00 p.m. Monday February 24th at St. Rose followed by the Varsity Boys at 7:15 p.m. Fans in the stands make a big difference!
GETTING ON TRACK...
Spring is coming and kids in K-8 love to RUN! Track is such an awesome program that helps students build focus, skills, stamina and so much more. Many of our students go on to run in high school and even college. We hope we can continue to offer our students this opportunity but...
We are still in need a head coach for grades 3-8! Please email Coordinator Lisa Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help! Having coaches in place is key to St. Rose School being able to commit to the season. 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!