Greetings from Dr. G
Alive in the Spirit, the theme of the First Days of School video, is a wonderful theme for our school year. God has brought us all together as a community where we share our various talents to make this an exceptional learning journey for students in Preschool - 8th grade. Thank you for you partnership.
Back to School Night was a success. It is always uplifting to make in person connections. My thanks to the HSA Board, our Faculty/Staff and parents for making it a positive night. Special thanks to Monsignor who continues to inspire us and to our School Advisory Board Chairperson, Mrs. DeBartolomeo, for capturing the spirit of our first days in her video which you can view here.
Key points discussed at the meeting were:
* Strong enrollment and retention
*Impressive national test scores
* Critical safety measures in place including new system for internet security, parent safety training, close relationship with Newtown Police
*Importance of daily routine especially on time arrivals and departures from school
*Exciting Student Life activities and plans
Additionally, at the Back to School Night all parents who attended received a copy of the uniform/dress code and the absence policy as they appear in the handbook. Parents who did not attend should have received this information from school today. If you did not receive a copy, please see the attached . Beginning Monday, students and parents will be alerted to out-of-uniform and dress code violations. We ask all families to adhere to these policies as it is in the best interest of all students to provide a calm, consistent, safe learning environment.
Click here for school presentation slides
Click here for HSA presentation slides
Click here for student handbook and uniform dress code
Last night you also heard about how critical fundraising is to the ongoing vitality of our school. We are excited about our first and biggest event of the year, An Evening in Paris, the Blooms Benefit, at which we will honor Monsignor Bob. Invitations were sent home this week. We hope to fill the room that night so please consider coming and share the word with your friends and family. Our Fundraising committee is hard at work to make this a night to remember. If you have any questions email Laura Moulder, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School safety officer Sargent Chapman gave a meaningful internet safety presentation to grades 6, 7 ad 8 this week. While the internet has benefits, we are aware of the dangers it presents to our youth. Please monitor your children's electronic communications on all of their personal devices at all times.
We are seeking a part time school counselor as well as an After School Care Director. If you know anyone who may be interested in these positions please ask them to email a resume to email@example.com.
Please be sure to read Mrs. B's Adventures in Student Life every Thursday. It provides a window into daily life in our halls and also contains information about Enrichment programs, Athletics and all things pertaining to Student Life.
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 plusportals.com/stroseschool 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: You have the ability to edit your demographic information such as address and phone number in PlusPortals. If you make any changes in PlusPortals, please let Katelyn Doane know so that your edits can be pulled into the system and the changes can go into effect.
I will be attending the annual Diocesan Principals conference next Thursday and Friday but I know the school will be in capable hands with Mrs. B. We will also acknowledge Monsignor Bob's birthday at Mass next Friday, the 29th, so please join us if you can.
Have a wonderful weekend. Please note that St. Rose School is IN SESSION on Monday, September 25; we look forward to seeing your children back in our halls.