"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."
Greetings from Mr. G
October 23, 2020
Service warms the heart and soul, bringing hope to many. We are so grateful to the O'Donnell family and several 8th grade students for turning our school grounds into pumpkin patches for the younger students to explore. Your act of kindness brought much joy to our community.
On another note of service, my sincere thanks to the Anstett family for their contribution of $4,000 to cover the tuition gap. These funds make a significant impact on our budget especially this year when we have incurred additional expenses due to Covid. I ask all families to consider the possibility of paying some or all of the tuition gap to help keep our school financially strong. Thank you.
Dear St. Rose School Families,
Today was remarkable. We joined our hearts and prayers together in support of those affected by breast cancer. We became a sea of pink as classes paraded to the Mary shrines on campus to recite the rosary. More than $500 was raised for breast cancer research. Thank you for contributing to this important cause. Our prayers continue for hope and healing among all who are dealing with this and other illnesses.
It's uplifting to see how many parents are involved at school, even from a distance. I smiled when I saw a photo of Mrs. Tokarcyzk appearing live, on screen, to read a story in the First grade in honor of her daughter Olivia's birthday. The look of devotion between mother and daughter was priceless. It is moments like these that define what is special about St. Rose School. We value our parents!
The weeks are moving quickly and we are staying strong. Thanks for helping us adhere to the daily guidelines to ensure a safe environment for students and faculty. Work and prayer are key in this new normal.
I am delighted to share that we have secured the permit for our Tuition raffle which will kick off November 5th and run through January 31st. We are counting on 100 percent participation from all school constituents to make this a fundraising success. You can find details in the newsletter. Please mark your calendars and join us for the State of the School/HSA meeting on November 5th as well.
I hope that your children are enjoying their time at school and feeling confident about their studies and homework assignments. The first quarter will close November 1st so please be sure that any outstanding assignments are submitted and questions are directed to teachers. We are committed to helping every child meet their full potential.
The Fall days have been beautiful and the weekend ahead looks promising. Enjoy the festivities of the season and your family time.
Weekly registration for Soccer, Chess, and Track for the remainder of October. This week, each clinic met capacity, so please do not delay to register! Registration is open Friday at 4PM - Monday 11:59PM. Link for registration: https://forms.gle/WPqr5ehditsEp6KU8.
Basketball, chess, track, and homework help sessions coming soon! These will take place 3:15-4:15 the weeks of November 2 through December 18 excluding the week of Thanksgiving in the gym and library. Masks are required. ALL after school activities will transition to virtual sessions if school closes due to Covid-19.
Registration will be for the full 6-week session. Registration will remain open until October 26 or until a session reaches capacity. To register, please fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/TTQtTooynjHznrBM6 A payment link will be sent with registration confirmation.
Stay tuned for information about Basketball and Cheer. GO RAMS!
Are you a Catholic woman who is a St. Rose parishioner? You are cordially invited to join the Columbiettes, a new service group forming on our parish grounds. We will gear our service projects toward women and children. Interested? Please contact Donna Rahtelli, firstname.lastname@example.org; I look forward to welcoming you!
VISIT THE BOOK FAIR FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME (OR PHONE)
Saint Rose of Lima School invites you to shop our Online Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from November 9th - November 22nd. All purchases will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Don’t miss these two weeks of events, fun, and books!
During the month of October our students are busy learning, and serving others as well! Today was our Pink Parade and Prayer Day. Our classes took time out of their day to visit our Mary Garden and statues on campus to pray the rosary for those family and friends named on the pink ribbons brought in by our students. Dressed in pink, our students also raised $522, which we will be donating to Memorial Sloan Kettering for their breakthrough breast cancer treatment and care. We want to thank all our families for their support and ask that you join us in our continued prayers of healing and comfort for our those affected by breast cancer.
Our October service continues next week with Trick or Treating for Faith Food Pantry on Friday, October 30! This will be a costume dress up day for Preschool through Grade 1; the annual Book Character Dress-Up in Grade 2; and for Grades 3-8 a fall dress down day. Instead of getting treats, we are going to collect some goods! We are asking everyone to bring 2 nonperishable items for the Faith Food Pantry. As we head into the colder weather and with so many in need these days, we want to add to the shelves at the food pantry by giving treats!
The month and the first quarter are quickly coming to an end! Our students have gracefully worked through these first months and have kept busy with many enriching activities inside their classrooms and in the outdoors! Here are our second graders taking advantage of a beautiful sunny fall day,, and our outdoor learning area as they study the states of matter in science with bubbles!
Shout Out to the Class of 2021:
With our annual in-person High School Night being canceled; we are looking at the option of offering evening Zoom visits so that both students and parents can have questions answered. Many schools have already put these in place due to the restrictions at so many schools. Schools are also offering virtual Open Houses. Some schools are offering limited in-person visits. Please visit the school websites as many of these require registration.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY…Lands’ End Scholarship is open for submissions! Please see the flyer in the important documents section of this newsletter. They will accept applications until they have 1,000 or until December 15th; so please get your application in early! This is a
wonderful opportunity as they will award $5000 to up to 5 students to use towards school or college tuition!
Winter Uniforms begin November 2; if you are in need of school uniform items, you have two options available…
Lands’ End is having a sale, the school uniform site will be 20% off through 11/27. PROMO CODE is CLASS, PIN# is 5391.
You can also contact our uniform exchange at email@example.com
The upcoming week is our last week of the quarter! We headed into school in early September, unsure of how long we would be together; God has blessed us and watched over our journey! The joy that fills the hallways and classrooms, learning and working together, at a safe distance, we now offer in thanksgiving and praise to God for all his goodness!
Thank you to the families who participated in our Chalk It Up Competition last Sunday! It was a lovely afternoon spent creating
some beautiful artwork! Thank you to Fr. Bob for serving as a judge and recognizing all the participants with a generous prize.
We are looking forward to Trunk R Treat on Friday, October 30th. Competitions will be held for best trunk and best costumes! As a special treat this year, the Bauco family is generously donating a private fireworks show which will take place during the event. Registration extended to Tuesday, 10/27. Please register using this form: https://bit.ly/3k5Fmw5 and submit your payment via Paypal. Participationwill be capped at 150 people in accordance with the CT reopening plans, so advanced registration is absolutely necessary. No additional cars will be allowed into the lot.
Please mark your calendars for the next HSA meeting on November 5th which will include Mr. G's annual "State of the School" presentation. The Book Fair will take place online this year, from November 9th through the 22nd.
Imagine winning $10,000 that can be applied to tuition at any K-8, high school, college or student loan organization that is accredited in the United States? This can be your reality by purchasing one ticket (or more) in our upcoming raffle. This is very important fundraiser for the school. Our goal is to sell 350 tickets (over 3 months) and we are counting on 100 percent school participation. Kick off happens November 5th -- stay tuned for details!
Nurse Bonnie is in Monday-Friday during school hours. You can contact her via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 203-425-5102. Please take note of the following documents.
Boo to the Flu -- get your flu shot by October 31st.