St. Rose School

October 6, 2023

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

Ephesians 2:10

Greetings from Dr. G

Our halls are humming with great energy during these golden days. Seeing happy, engaged students in all grade levels is a testament to this stellar academic, faith focused education.

Teachers and Staff met for Professional Develoment this afternoon; their unending dedication to helping students reach their potential is so evident.

As Field trips and class activities start to percolate, please be sure that you are Virtus trained and have taken the parent safety class at school. It is mandatory that both of these courses are completed if you are interested in volunteering at the school. If you have questions please email Mrs. Sweeting,[email protected].

Progress reports for grades 5-8 will be sent out as an email attachment on Saturday, October 14. This year's progress reports will be a one-page summary of the current average in each course. Itemized lists of every individual assignment score will still be available in PlusPortals. Progress reports are a helpful tool for gauging where students stand at this point in the quarter and are intended to be constructive. If you have any questions or concerns please email your child(ren)'s teachers.

We are very pleased that the Knights of Columbus will be running their annual Veteran themed essay and poster contest for 7th and 8th graders this year. My thanks to Mrs. Ferriter and Mrs. Nisco for coordinating on the school side. We will hold a 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, [email protected] May God bless our veterans and all who serve our country. Many of our alumni are in the service and ROTC programs.

Here are upcomiong dates to note:

*Monday October 9th school is closed for Columbus Day.

*Thursday October 12th -- Pumpkin Bowl

*Friday October 13th -- Bingo

*Tuesday November 7th -- Election Day, school closed

*Friday November 10th -- Blooms Benefit

We are getting good results from invitations and sponsorships for the Blooms Benefit, An Evening in Paris. School students will be speaking at Masses this weekend and parents will be in the vestibule with information. Please help spread the word and join us for this exciting event honoiring Monsignor Bob on November 10th. My thanks to our student speakers and parent volunteers for all who are working to make this a success which will greatly benefit our school. If you have questions please email Mrs. Moulder, [email protected].

IIf you haven't had a chance to read Mrs. B's Aventures in Student Life please do. You'll get a peek into daily life in our halls and find out about what's coming up student events wise. I knkow I'm greatly anticipating the Pumpkin Bowl on October 12th!

Enjoy the long weekend. If you are travelling may God guide you safely. We will be back on Tuesday October 10th.

God bless,

Dr. G

Alive in the Spirit! First Days of School video




The good word is out about An Evening in Paris! Be sure to get your tickets soon and if you know someone who would like to sponsor a table or take out an ad please refer them to this link.

Purchase tickets and/or sponsorships by clicking here.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Thanks to our sponsors to date:


ProKari LLC

Nicole Sine

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Southbury

Hollandia Nurseries

A & J Construction


Omaha Beef Companies

Ventura & Ribeiro LLC


St. Rose of Lima Parish


The apples of our eyes have been learning about apples and all things Fall along with letter recognition, colors, fine motor skills and being good friends.

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, [email protected] 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. 



Hello SRS Community,

We hope you received our first monthly newsletter earlier this week. If not you can find it here.

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 13th ~ from 6:00-9:30- BINGO in the SRS Gathering Hall. This is a great time and is also a fundraiser for the school.

Saturday, October 21st ~ from 6:30-9:00 Parent’s Night out @ Aquila’s Nest register here: Aquila’s Nest

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. More information on this event will be shared as it gets closer. 

Carrie Sirois, Michelle McRuiz, Co-Presidents

Mike Anstett, Vice President

Lisa Jackson, Secretary

Karen Walauskas, Treasurer


*Slides from the Middle School Back to School Night presentation can be found here.

click here for school slides from 9/21 meeting

click here for HSA. slides from 9?21 meeting

*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 [email protected]

Important Dates

Monday October 9th -- Columbus Day, no school

Thursday October 12th -- Pumpkin Bowl

October 13th -- Bingo

High School testing:

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

Families can register directly with Immaculate at