St. Rose School

November 4, 2022

“Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.”

- - -- St. Catherine of Sienna

Greetings from Dr. G

It was an uplifting week in our halls.

On Halloween students in grades K-2 lifted the hearts of many people as they paraded through the halls and across the street to Church Hill Village in costume, waving and calling hello to all they met. Kindergarten was especially captivating with their 101 Dalmations theme. Thanks to Mrs. B for organizing this parade, to our creative teachers/aides and to Officer Perez for leading the students safely across the street. It was a traffic stopping, heartwarming excursion.

On Tuesday we gathered at Mass for All Saints Day. Monsignor reminded us about the inspiratonal lives of the saints and how they are wonderufl role models. As a special tribute, two students from Sister Thaddeus' seventh grade Religion class, Kenneth McGahren and Shivanjali Bhagania, shared the stories of their chosen Saints, St. Peter and St .Rose of Lima. They did a terrific job as did all of the students who learned about and reported on these faithful men and women over the past weeks. It is a gift to live our faith openly as part of our daily education.

I hope you had a chance to read my mid week announcement welcoming Ms. Andrea Pincus as the School Counselor. Ms. Pincus is an accomplished alumna who will be an asset to our faculty and an important resource for your children. Click here to read more.

We are on the cusp of busy and exciting days. Please make note of these important dates:

 *November 7th -- Buddy Turkey Trot kickoff

(see teacher newsletters for details)

*November 8th -- Election Day, school closed

Teacher PD off site. Remember to vote!

 *November 10th -- HSA Meeting/State

 of the School address -- you'll want

to hear the good news and important


 *November 11th -- Veteran's Day Assembly

hosted by the Knights of Columbus

 *November 15, 16 & 17th -- Teacher

converences; early dismissal 11:30 a.m.

 a link for scheduling conferences was

sent via email this week. (After school care is available 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on these days.)

*November 18th -- Bishop Caggiano

 to celebrate the 9:00 a.m. school Mass

Have you seen the new additions to the Blooms Brick garden in front of the school? We are grateful to Mr. Joe Cruz of Cruzall Construction and Grandpa of Victoria and Jason Fragoso for this labor of love!

I would like to thank the HSA for hosting a most spectacular Trunk or Treat last Friday night. Events like these forge bonds and build lasting friendships. We are blessed to have such a active and close knit school family.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather.

God Bless,

Dr. G


Happy November, SRS Community,


Were you seen at the 2022 Trunk R Treat event that 102 SRS families attended?! A huge thank you goes out to our volunteers, including Randolph Freese, Alisha Lindstrom, Ana Escuerdo, Suzy Lee, Kate O'Connor, Abigail Ferreira, Jen Singer, Scott Ruszcyk, Isabel Almedia, Dave, Ann and Alina Budzynski, Michelle McRuiz, Carrie Sirois and Patricia Cruz Fragoso. This team helped to create a memorable evening for everyone as there was lots of candy, creative costumes/trunks and festive music.

Are you a bookworm or do you live with one? Books open countless doors to our imagination, new learning and friendship as we connect with others over some of our favorites. The Scholastic Book Fair at St. Rose School will be open from November 12th-18th. Volunteers are needed to keep this event open all week. If you have a couple of hours to spare, please use the following link to sign up for a shift: or contact [email protected]. The times for the Book Fair are as follows:

        Saturday (12th): 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunday (13th): 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

           Monday (14th): 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

            Tuesday (15th): 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.*

           Wednesday (16th): 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.*

             Thursday (17th): 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.*

           Friday (18th): 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*Closed from 11:30-12:00 to accommodate for early dismissal schedule

November is a busy month - we have a lot going on. Please mark your calendars for the following additional events:

  • Please join us on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 p.m. for the next HSA Meeting which will feature Dr. G’s annual State of the School report. Come sip some wine and enjoy some quiet time with other parents as we learn about the happenings of St. Rose.
  • The next Bingo Night will take place on November 11th. Doors open at 5:45 pm. Games start at 6:30 pm.

We hope to see many of you at these events!

Your HSA Board, 

Isabel Almeida, President

Patricia Cruz Fragoso, Vice President

Dave Budzynski, Treasurer 

Carrie Sirois, Secretary

Congratulations Sister Thaddeus!


The cuteness factor was on full display this week in our Preschool as children delighted in the fun of dress up and learning through Halloween and pumpkin themed lessons.

Click here for photos

Important Dates

NOTE: AFTER SCHOOL CARE WILL BE AVAILABLE 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

November 7th -- Buddy Turkey Trot kick off

November 8th -- School closed, Teacher PD

November 10th -- HSA Meeting/State of the School Address, 6:30 p.m.

November 11th -- Veteran's Day Assembly by Knights of Columbus

November 12-18th -- Book Fair

November 15-17th -- Parent-Teacher Conferences, early dismissal, 11:30 a.m.

High School Open Houses/Entrance Exams

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



On your mark, get set, let's GO collect nonperishables to help those in need and have fun with our Buddies. Each class team will advance to the finish line with every item that is brought in. The winning class gets a dress down and game time fun in the Gathering Hall with a treat. We all win because we will help fill tables of others so that they can have a festive and nourishing holiday feast!


On Friday November 11th the Knights of Columbus are hosting a Veteran's Day Assembly for Grades 5-8. Mr. Richard Moncton is arranging for a group of veterans to spend time with students to share some of their experiences. It is so important to recognize the valor and sacrifices of our brave men and women who serve and who have served our country. Winners of the 7th grade poster contest and 8th grade essay contest will be announced at the assembly and grades K-4 will have the opportunity to thank our veterans with a flag waving salute in the primary hallway.


God bless America, land of the free because of the brave. And thanks to our Kinghts of Columbus!