St. Rose School

October 20, 2023

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.."

Colossians 3:12

Greetings from Dr. G

The educational journey is multi dimensional. This week we were delighted to have Newtown Hook & Ladder on campus teaching fire safety to our Preschool - 2nd grade students and Kindergarten welcomed Newtown Police officers Sargeant Ruszczyk and Sargeant Chapman into their classroom for a reading activity. We are thankful to our dedicated service people. Field trips are also underway giving students memorable experiences outside the classroom that enhance the curriculum. You can see all the highlights in Mrs. B's Adventures in Student Life.

Our Blooms Benefit, An Evening in Paris, is fast approaching! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year to benefit the students of St. Rose School. The guest list is robust with current and alumni parents, parishioners and commuity members. It's not to late to join us as we honor Monsignor Bob, our faithful shepherd, and raise funds for our beloved school. We are so grateful to our generous sponsors and donors to date. If you have questions about how to get involved email

Please note the new dates for Parent-Teacher conferences, November 14, 15 and 16th. These will be early dismissal days with departure at 11:30 for the main school and 11:15 for the Preschool. Stay tuned for details about how to register for conferences. Please note a correction to last week's newsletter -- there will not be After Care on early dismissal days. I apologize for any inconvenience.

As a reminder as we look toward Winter and potential snowfall, the first three school weather related cancellations will be traditional snow days that will be added to the calendar in June. After three snow days we will employ elearning and those days will be counted as regular school days. We do know that December 14th will be an elearning day. As always I thank you for your cooperation.

Thank you for joining us at Friday Mass, which is such a treasured tradition and highlight of our school week. It is also a wonderful way for our students to get involved with the liturgy. We are grateful to Sister Thaddeus for continuing to plan our Masses and prepare the students for their various roles in it.

It looks like a wet weekend ahead, a good time for gathering with family and friends, reading a great book, watching a movie, praying the Rosary and taking time to relax. We will see your children back in our halls Monday morning.

God bless,

Dr. G


We want all school parents to be a part of our evening under the stars honoring Monsignor Bob. Don't delay, get your tickets today. Gather friends and family for a table and join us for a night to remember which is also a major fundraiser for the school, ensuring a vibrant future for students in Preschool - 8th grades.

Purchase tickets and/or sponsorships by clicking here.

Questions? Email

Thanks to our sponsors to date:


ProKari LLC

Nicole Sine

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Southbury

Hollandia Nurseries

A & J Construction

Arthur & Tiffany Brown

Berkshire Food Inc.

Ingersoll Auto

Five Oaks Public Relations




Omaha Beef Companies

Ventura Law

Papcsy, Janosov Roche Trial Lawyers

Anstett Family

St. Joseph High School

Union Savings Bank

Connecticut Fence and Gate Company


Stephen & Sunday Piccolo

Immaculate High School


The Fournier Family & Wolfpack


Savings Bank of Danbury

St. Rose of Lima Parish

Advertisers & Donors

The Mullen Family, Volz Auto Group, Cruzall Construction, Newtown Car Care, Quassy Amusement Park, Armandos, Roccos Deli, LoPiccolo family, Pagliaro family, Conlon family, Bilfuco family, Mascalo family, Hill family, Card family, Ben's Bells, Cover Two, The Villa, Dunkin Donuts,La Tavola, Newtown Nail Spa, Senor Panchos, Monsignor Bob, The Glick Family, Uncle Matt's Bakery, Sugo, Athletes Source, Wild Iris, Middlebury Racquet Club, Trump National Golf Club, Tri County Truck Sales, John Pendergast Jr, Donna & James Bannon, Mario Paniccia, Phaneuf family, PJs Laundromat, Bagel Delight, Newtown Hardware, Viron Rondo Osteria, New Milford Tennis & Swim Club, Athletes Source, Echo Bay Marina, Doherty family, Danbury Music Center, Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Lee Boyle Realtor, Anne Ragusa, Attorney, Dental Associates, Newtown Car Care, Roebucks, Butcher's Best, Five Oaks, Honan Funeral Home,

Big Y, Edmond Town Hall, Middlebury Consignment/Brewbury


Wednesday, October 25 - School Photo Day! Bring your smile!

Thursday, October 26 - PreK + TK Harvest Festival

Tuesday, November 7 - Election Day PD No School

Are you Virtus trained? Have you atteneded a parent safety class? These are essential courses if you want to volunteer for class activities and field trips. Please email Mrs. Sweeting, for more information.

Important Health Notes

St. Rose is a NUT FREE school. Please do not send snacks and lunches containing any nuts. Thank you.

Preschool requires an annual physical to be submitted to SRS Health Office or uploaded to SRS School Admin.

Preschoolers under the age of five require a flu vaccination to be given between dates August 1st through December 31st (per Ct State Health Department). Students who do not receive this will not return to school after the winter holiday break. 




The Knights of Columbus will be running their annual Veteran themed essay and poster contest for 7th and 8th graders this year. Winners will be announced at the Veteran's Day assembly on Monday November 13th at 1:15 p.m. Mr. Monckton, a school parent, Knight of Columbus and Veteran, is organizing this tribute to veterans. If you or a family member are a veteran and would like to be a part of this ceremony please email Mr. Monckton, May God bless our veterans and all who serve our country. Many of our alumni are in the service and ROTC programs.


Hello SRS Community,

October Events

Bingo Night was a fun and beneficial event for our school!  Several St. Rose families were in attendance.  Congratulations to The Floody Family for winning one of the games!  BINGO!!!  

Rain Date! The gathering at Aquila's Nest scheduled for tomorrow, October 21st, has been moved to November 3rd ~ from 6:30-9:00 p.m. We ask all parents to register again: New Date - Aquila’s Nest - We will need a minimum of 25 participants to continue with this event.  This will be a great night for SRS adults to have some kid-free time together! 

Saturday, October 28th ~ from 5:30-8:30  Annual Trunk or Treat It’s time to get creative and brew up ideas for costumes and how you will decorate your trunk.  Click here to register!

HSA Links

Facebook: Join other parents on the SRS Parents FB Page!

HSA Registration: Enroll in HSA

HSA Paypal Account: PayPal, “St. Rose of Lima School HSA

HSA Event Sign-ups: Signing up to volunteer

RaiseRight: Register by visiting RaiseRight, click on “Register.” Then, “Join an Existing Program” and enter the enrollment code “FDD33AD29533.” 

Check out this tutorial video on how to set-up and use the phone app!!!!  RaiseRight Tutorial

October Bonus RaiseRight Savings!

Gap - earn 14% 18%

Best Buy - earn 4% 5%

Dominos - earn 8% 12%

PetSmart - earn 5% 8%

Old Navy - earn 14% 18%

Safeway - earn 4% 5%

These percentages of your purchase go back to the school!!!!  Such an easy way to make money for the school, while getting your shopping done!  

The HSA looks forward to our continued partnership in support of SRS. We welcome suggestions and ideas  Please always feel free to email us at

Your HSA Board, 

Carrie Sirois, Michelle McRuiz, Co-Presidents

Mike Anstett, Vice President

Lisa Jackson, Secretary

Karen Walauskas, Treasurer

Your HSA Board, 

Carrie Sirois, Michelle McRuiz, Co-Presidents

Mike Anstett, Vice President

Lisa Jackson, Secretary

Karen Walauskas, Treasurer


Updated school calendar

*Please be sure to read the updated Family Handbook. Click here.

* We are pleased to offer access to the online family directory for all parents who have given permission to be included in it. Please read this from Mrs. Doane:

Parent Directory Now Available in PlusPortals

The parent directory is now visible on PlusPortals. Families who completed the opt-out form during registration do not appear in the directory. If you did not complete the form but wish to be removed from the directory, login to and go to your name and then "Directory Settings". Changes take effect immediately. You can also customize which of your contact information appears in the directory. If you need any assistance using PlusPortals, please contact Katelyn Doane at

Important Dates

November 7th -- Election Day, school closed, Teacher PD

November 13th -- Veteran's Day Assembly

November 14, 15 & 16th -- Parent teacher conferences, early dismissal at 11:30 Main School, 11:15 Preschool

High School testing:

  • Saturday, October 28 @8am, at Immaculate 
  • Saturday, November 11 @8am, at Immaculate  

Families can register directly with Immaculate at