St. Rose School

October 13, 2023

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

John 14:27

Greetings from Dr. G

BLOOMING is what our days at St. Rose School are all about and one of our biggest supporters through the years has been Monsignor Bob. We are excited to honor him on November 10th at the Blooms Benefit, An Evening in Paris. If you haven't done so already please get your tickets and join us for a fun night in the company of good people with a focus on raising funds to keep this school vibrant for the future. Click here for tickets.

Progress reports for grades 5-8 will be sent out as an email attachment on tomorrow, 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.

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. If you have arrangements with Newtown Community Center for After Care there will be a bus those days. Stay tuned for details about how to register for conferences. Click here for updated school calendar.

While I am not rushing Winter I do want to alert you to the school policy regarding snow days. 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.

Thanks to Mrs. B, Mrs. Cicarelli and Mr. Fournier for a festive Pumpkin Bowl yesterday afternoon. The weather was ideal and the sportsmanship was remarkable. Emcees, cheerleaders and fans from Preschool through 7th grade added the special touch that is the spirit of St. Rose School. It was great to see many parents there as well. You can read all about it in Mrs. B's Aventures in Student Life.

A reminder that winter uniforms went into effect today. Please refer to the Family Handbook for any questions about uniforms.

Let us pray for peace in our community and our world. We invite all family members to join us for Friday Mass, it is such a wonderful way to connect with the Lord and our school and parish family. May God hold us all in his loving hands.

As we head into the weekend I hope you will consider starting it off by attending Bingo tonight; our HSA does a wonderful job providing a night of fun for all in the community which also raises funds for the school. Seventh and Eigth grade families please note that here is a Commitment Mass on Sunday October 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the church for students who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation next Spring.

Wishing you a relaxing couple of days in this beautiful Fall weather.

God bless,

Dr. G



Our exciting gala is less than a month away! 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 Brown

Berkshire Food Inc.

Ingersoll Auto


Omaha Beef Companies

Ventura & Ribeiro LLC

Papcsy, Janosov Roche Trial Lawyers

Anstett Family


Stephen & Sunday Piccolo


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


Exciting things are happening in Preschool this Fall!

Monday, October 16 - Newtown Hook and Ladder Visits Preschool

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. 



Hello SRS Community,

Upcoming Events

Tonight!!! 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 - We have 37 participants registered to attend! 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.” 

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


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

October 13th -- Bingo

Sunday October 15th -- Commitment Mass for 7th & 8th graders who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in Spring 2024

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



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.