Greetings from Dr. G
Spreading God's love is the most important thing we can do and here at St. Rose that is happening every day. Monsignor remarked about the smiles the Kindergarten, First and Second grade classes brought to the residents of Church Hill Village when they visited in their costumes on Halloween and made the point that we are all saints in training. We gathered for Mass as a school community and heard about the lives of St. Therese of Lisieux, "The Little Flower" and Saint Stephen the Martyr as shared by Sheppard and Haley. I am proud of the insightful Saint reports presented by all 7th graders in Sister Thaddeus' Class and pray that we all reflect on the good deeds and sacrifices of these holy men and women. A special shout out to our 8th grade readers and 4th grade choir who did an excellent job at Mass. As always, I encourage you to read Mrs. B's Adventures in Student Life for highlights from our halls.
Today Mrs. Cicarelli and I accompanied the 8th graders to St. Joseph High School for a visit where we were welcomed warmly and given a wonderful tour of the school. We are fortunate to have many great Catholic and private high schools in the surrounding area and are thankful for the opportunity to explore them as our students make their decision in the coming months.
We know that wherever they go they will be well prepared with the foundation they have received in our halls.
We are in the final countdown to our Blooms Benefit, An Evening in Paris. It is exciting to anticipate a gathering of people who have been connected to Monsignor Bob and St. Rose School and Parish through many years. It is a joy to celebrate Monsignor who is such an advocate for Catholic education and who has made a lasting mark in our halls and hearts. My sincere thanks to our amazing fundraising committee, our generous sponsors, donors and advertisers, our attendees and all who are working behind the scenes to make this a success. Mrs. Ferriter is working on thank you cards with all students and Paris themed designs with some 8th grade students to use in the decor for that night. The energy that goes into this event is a sign of everyone's deep love of Monsignor Bob and our school. We are blessed!
The next couple of weeks are busy with some schedule changes. Please note:
Tuesday November 7th -- school closed, teacher PD
Friday November 10th -- The Blooms Benefit, 6:30 p.m. at The Summit
Monday November 13th -- Veteran's Day assembly
November 14, 15 and 16th -- parent teacher conferences, early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. for the main school and 11:15 a.m for the Preschool.Note: here will not be After Care on early dismissal days. I apologize for any inconvenience.
November 16th -- HSA Meeting/State of the School -- 6:30 p.m.
November 23 & 24th -- Thanksgiving break
I appreciate your attention to bus safety and encourage you to continue being mindful of bus lanes during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. There have been some issues with blocked bus lanes which can lead to dangerous situations. Safety is our top priority so we appreciate your partnership in this matter.
The weekend is here and the weather is getting chilly! Please remember to change your clocks on Sunday morning.
Sister Thaddeus also asked me to share that Religious Educaton is hosting an intriguing presentation about the Shroud of Turin on November 4th . 7th & 8th graders preparing for Confirmation are expected to attend and all are invited. You can find information here.
One final note -- if anybody in our school community is a veteran and would like to participate in the Veteran's Day assembly please email Mr. Monckton, email@example.com. Thank you for your service.
Have a wonderful weekend.