Greetings from Dr. G
Your children are blooming day by day. It is a great joy to be on this learinng journey together. Time and again I am reminded of the strength and lasting impact of a Catholic school education. We are rooted in faith, thriving in academics and dedicated to service. When Christ is at the center of all we do, the outcome is a resounding success. We see this every day and hear it from our alumni students and families.
On this note, the health and safety of our students is a top priority. Nurse Edi is here every day, commited to the care of our students and faculty. Please be sure to check in with your pediatrician if your child is not feeling well, you can also confer with Nurse Edi. She keeps us up to date on all things medical and ensures that health screenings and records are current. Please refer to Nurse News for health related articles, screenings and more.
Next Thursay and Friday I will be attending a Principal's conference off site. These meetings are vital for the exchange of ideas, information from the Superintendent and other critical insights that help us stay strong. In my absence Mrs. B will be in charge and I am confident knowing that the school will be in her capable hands. I will keep in close contact with her during that time and expect all school routines to flow without interruption. Catholic education is experiencing a resurgence as we are seeing with our increased enrollment and the interest expressed for next year already.
On Friday September 30th we celebrate the birthday of a very special person...Monsignor Bob! I hope you will join the school for Mass that morning and take time to reach out to Monsignor with happy wishes. He is a gift to us all. That day will also be significant as a visitor from the Diocese will walk through our halls and classrooms. We will be sure to show them a warm St. Rose School welcome.
It was great to see our Buddy program back in action this week as First and Fifth grade shared "Talk like a pirate day." This is a beloved tradition at St. Rose School where older students are paired with younger students for reading sessions, assemblies, service projects and more. Our upper graders become excellent role models while younger buddies feel connected and protected as they look toward being big buddies one day. You can see more photos about Buddy day and all student life activities in Mrs. B's latest issue of Adventures in Student Life.
It is less than a month to our Blooms Benefit. I am thankful to everyone who is working to make this an amazing night of celebration for Sister Thaddeus. She is truly a gem in our school and parish community. We hope you will join us!
Now it's time to close the books and computers
-- the colorful leaves and apple trees are calling! The Knights of Columbus are holding their Run 4 Hunger tomorrow morning, Saturday September 24th at Fairfield Hills. It's a 5K Run/Walk with a Kids run too. Please consider supporting our Knights in this effort. Walk ins are welcome. Proceeds go to Newtown Youth & Family Services and Faith Food Pantry. Thank you.