St. Rose School

December 9, 2022

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

– Mark 16:15

Greetings from Dr. G

God works in wonderful ways and we see the fruits of His love every day at St. Rose School. This morning our school family gathered for Mass and witnessed the Baptisms of Sixth grader Natalie Weeks and her Kindergarten brother Raylin Allen. Thanks to Sister Thaddeus and Monsignor Bob for guiding them to this beautiful sacrament and to Mr. Cappiello and Mrs. Rahtelli, their teachers, as well as their parents. The blessings of a Catholic education make life changing and lasting impact on the students and families who spend time in these halls.

Seventh graders took their lessons on the road this week travelling to Boston to spend an extraordinary day at the Museum of Science. By all accounts it was an amazing day of discoveries that brought science to life through insightful movies and hands on exhibitis. Thanks to our innovative Science teacher Mrs. Petrillo for making this a memorable trip.

Everyone loves the St. Rose School Buddy program and Advent/Christmas season is a festive time for shared activities. The Gathering Hall was like Santa's workshop as Fifth and First graders built elaborate gingerbread houses. The bonds that are forged between our older and younger students add a critical dimension to the educational journey.

I hope everyone had a chance to visit the school website to review our 2021-2022 Financial update. Here is the link in case you missed it. Thanks to the hard work of our entire school community we are in solid standing. This is a continuous challenge but I am confident that together we can keep St. Rose School strong for the future.

Next Tuesday, December 13th, is the K-8 Art Show & Concert, A Christmas Celebration. Your children have been preparing beautiful creations and songs for this occasion under the caring guidance of Mrs. Ferriter and Mr. Cappiello. I look forward to sharing Christmas spirit with you that evening. If you have any questions please email your child's teacher.

We will also have a special visitor in our halls on Tuesday the 13th. Superintendent Dr. Cheeseman will spend time on campus and in the classrooms that day. We look forward to giving him a warm St. Rose welcome.

Please remember that December 14th is an eLearning day. Our hearts and prayers will be joined as we remember the 10th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. May God continue to watch over those so deeply affected and grant His peace that passes understanding.

On December 16th registration for the 2023-2024 school year will open for current families. We are grateful for the partnership and community we share. It is our great hope that you will continue your child's learning journey at St. Rose School -- you are our top priority which is why we are giving current families an early start on registration with a discounted fee. Given the high level of inquries, we know that seats will fill quickly so please take advantage of this window. General registration will open January 22nd at which time we cannot hold seats. It's exciting to know that the good word is out about St. Rose School!

Dates to Note:

December 12th -- Sandy Hook Memorial Concert (see flyer in this newsletter)

December 13th -- A Christmas Celebration Art & Music Show

December 14th -- eLearning day

December 16th -- Registration for the 2023-2024 school year opens for current families

December 23rd -- School Christmas Mass at 9:00 a.m., early dismissal 11:30 a.m.

Now it's time to unwind from the busy week. May the peace and hope of Mary's Immaculate Conception fill your hearts and homes as you prepare for Christmas.

God Bless,

Dr. G

Admissions Corner

Registration for School Admin is going smoothly! Every family should have received an email on Monday with a code and instructions to complete this process. If you have not had a chance to sign into your account please remember to do so before December 16th. If you did not receive the email please contact Mrs. Doane, [email protected].

On December 16th registration for the 2023-2024 school year will open for current families and School Admin is the new way to navigate and complete this process.

Questions? Email Mrs. Mok, [email protected].

Registration Letter 2023-2024

Registration Timeline

Open House is January 29th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Please spread the word with family, friends and neighbors

Come One Come All to the

Gathering Hall

There's a festive buzz around the halls as students create Christmas themed artwork and lift their voices and tune their bows in merry song preparing for the Art & Music Show, A Christmas Celebration. Come one, come all to the Gathering Hall for a night to connect and reflect on the beauty of Christmas as depicted through the eyes and voices of students in K-8th grade. Thanks to Mrs. Ferriter and Mr. Cappielllo for making this a magical night for all.


St. Nicholas visited the Preschool this week, filling their little handmade shoes with treats. There is nothing more beautiful than the wonder of children at Christmas as they await the Newborn King!

December 19th -- PreK 3's Christmas party

December 20th-- TK Christmas Concert

Parish & Community Happenings

Important Dates

December 12th -- Sandy Hook Memorial Concert at St. Rose Church

December 13th -- Christmas Art Show & Concert

December 14th -- eLearning day

December 16th -- 2023-2024 Registration opens for current families

December 23rd -- School Christmas Mass at 9:00 a.m., Early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

Important Documents

Adventures in Student Life

Advent Calendar

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




Congratulations to seventh grader Anthony Amara who placed first in the 2nd annual Monopoly Tournament hosted by the Finance Club. He had a total of $6,795 in investments made over a three week period of time.


Dear SRS Community:

We hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends.  

Tis’ the season for all things “S”...SRS, Santa and shopping! Please remember Raise Right for your shopping needs. Let the SRS Raise Right Christmas Wishlist program make things easier this holiday season with one stop shopping! Order from over 750 retailers in a variety of denominations. To find a complete list of vendors click here. You receive the FULL FACE VALUE of the gift cards, and SRS will receive rebates from the retailers. Use them for your holiday shopping OR give them away as gifts!

To access the Raise Right (SCRIP) order form, click here and submit it to [email protected]. Raise Right is a dollar for dollar exchange. Simply put - you buy a gift card to a Raise Right retailer and the retailers then give rebates to the school. 

Please mark calendars for some family fun! Our next SRS Bingo Night is Friday, January 13.


Wishing everyone a great weekend!


Your HSA Board,

Isabel Almeida, President

Patricia Cruz Fragoso, Vice President

Dave Budzynski, Treasurer 

Carrie Sirois, Secretary






Order form:


Please join us Dec 15th at 6pm for our boys basketball game here at St. Rose. 

Admissions is $3/adult, $1/student. 

Season passes are available for sale as well at concession stand.