St. Rose School

October 7, 2022

"A sweet friendship refreshes

the soul."

-Proverbs 27:9

Greetings from Dr. G

What a wonderful week it's been in our halls!  Lessons are lively and leadership is being demonstrated in many ways including the exciting Student Council elections.  Congratulations to all of the newly elected officials as well as to all students who participated.  These experiences build character and make lasting impressions.

Field Day was a blast!  After two days of rain the sun came out and games were played under bright blue skies.  School spirit was on great display among both faculty and students.  Later that day Preschoolers and Fourth graders enjoyed time together outdoors as their first Buddy activity.  The bonds that are forged between upper grade students and their younger buddies add a special dimension to the learning journey at St. Rose School.

Thank you to all who have attended the School Safety class and received Virtus Training.  These are both necessary if you want to volunteer in the classrooms and at other school events.  The final Safety training will be held on October 18th, 1:15-1:45 p.m.  Please register with Mrs. Sweeting, [email protected].  We are grateful for your cooperatoin and support of the school.  Later  this month we will be holding Safe environment classes for grades K-8.  Please click here for details inlcuding an opt out form if you prefer that your child(ren) not attend the class.

On another safety note, please follow the Car Walk protocoals and map.  As a friendly reminder we also ask that parents/family members not enter the school during drop off and pick up which is an especially hectic time that requires our complete attention to ensure the safety of your children.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

As our Middle School students begin their High School search please keep in mind upcoming Open Houses and Entrance exam dates at various Highs Schools.  You can find these in the newsletter as well as in Adventures in Student Life.  

Next Friday we will have a special presesntation after Mass to award scholarships to four students, two in memory of Dr. August D'Alessandro for Faith & Leadership and two in memory of Monsignor Bob's brother Thomas Weiss for Service.  Recognizing students for their efforts and remembering those who made an impact during their lives is a blessing and we are fortunate to be able to do this within our faith community.  

The long weekend is off to a wonderful start.  Take in the glorious colors of God's Autumn landscape, relax and refresh.  We look forward to another exciting week in our halls when we return on Tuesday October 11th. 

God bless,

Dr. G

Heroes + Dreamers = Teachers + Students


Hooray for Sister Thaddeus -- we have hit capacity for our Blooms Benefit on October 21st!  It is going to be a festive night of celebration as we recognize her years of service and dedication to Catholic education. Thanks to ALL who have donated their time, talent and treasure to making this evening a success.  

Stay tuned for details about our Silent Acution which will kick off online ahead of the 21st so all have the chance to participate.

Newtown Bee article about Sister Thaddeus


Planting the seeds of wisdom one apple, one buddy, one letter, one color, one story, one song at a time.  Our 3, 4 and Transitional Kindergarten students are bursting with joy at all they are learning .  And the 2-year-olds are coming up right behind them, excited about their adventures and filled with love.


Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease is common among young children.  Here's what you need to know.

The healthy benefits of drinking water

Updated Tylenol permission form

Important information about newly diagnosed illness and injuries.

Important Dates

October 10th-- Columbus Day, school closed

October 12th -- Enrichment Field Trip, in school

October 13th -- Pumpkin Bowl

October 21st -- Blooms Benefit honoring Sister Thaddeus, 6:30 -10:30 p.m. Amber Room

High School Open Houses/Entrance Exams

October 16th-- Immaculate High School, begins 1:00 pm.  Immaculate High School | Catholic School in Danbury CT (

October 16th -- 1:00 p.m. Notre Dame High School in Fairfield will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families. The open house will give students a comprehensive look at Notre Dame, its academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs as well as ND’s partnership with Sacred Heart University. 

October 29th or November 12th

at 8:00 a.m. Notre Dame’s entrance exam will be given. All eighth-grade applicants

must take an entrance exam and must complete an online application prior to the exam. Registration information can be found on the school’s website, Home - Notre Dame High School

Important Documents

Adventures in Student Life

Car Walk Map -- see how to navigate the car walk lanes

Car Walk procedures -- please read to ensure safe/smooth drop off/pick up of students

Hot Lunch order form

After School Care registration form

Virtus Training -- any family member who would like to volunteer at the school must be Virtus trained. Click here for details.

Medication Authorization Form

Health Udate/Tylenol Permission Form

STUDENT HANDBOOK -- please read and sign


JV Basketball

Boys basketball practices began this week. We had a great response for students interested in the Boys JV team. More than 20 students have signed up to play.

Coaches Dan, John, and Mike Anstett will be leading our JV team this year. All families who registered will receive emails about upcoming practices. 

Varsity Boys Basketball

We are still looking for a basketball Varsity coach for the boys team. If you or someone you know may be interested, please email Mrs. Sweeting, [email protected]. We want to be able to have the Varsity boys represent St. Rose this year so your help in finding a coach is appreciated!

Girls Basketball

Coach Kate O'Connor and Alumni student Chris Beal will be coaching our girls basketball team this year. Practices will begin Oct 24th and will be Mondays at 5:30-7pm and Wednesdays at 6pm - 7:30pm. 

If you are interested in registering, please register online here at


Mrs. Cortella will be coaching our Cheer team. If your child is interested please register here.


Hello SRS Community,


A HUGE thank you to all who have registered for HSA. If you haven’t done so please click here to register now! Wouldn’t it be great if we could reach 100%?!  


What is lurking around the corner? The SRS seventh annual Trunk R Treat!  Please join us for this beloved HSA event on Friday, October 28th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Come do the Monster Mash while we enjoy an evening that will be filled with creative costumes, decorative trunks and nut-free treats. Prizes will be given for the best individual costume, family costume and best decorated trunk. Click here to register online and submit your $25 payment via Paypal to [email protected] or send a check (payable to St. Rose HSA) into the school office by October 24th. A huge “thank you” to the volunteers that are working to make this a spooktacular evening!


Want to receive the latest up to date information?  Come find us and engage with other families on the Facebook SRS Parents page where we have more than 140 members!  


Important links and information:

Thank you for helping to make this school year an extra special one.  Always feel free to email us with ideas and questions at [email protected].

Your HSA Board, 

Isabel Almeida, President

Patricia Cruz Fragoso, Vice President

Dave Budzynski, Treasurer 

Carrie Sirois, Secretary