St. Rose School

September 23, 2022

"All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children."

-Isaiah 54:13

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. 

God bless,

Dr. G

Heroes + Dreamers = Teachers + Students


Have you RSVP'd yet for the BLOOMS BENEFIT? Don't delay! It's going to be a joyful evening honoring Sister Thaddeus for her years of service and dedication to Catholic education. It's also an important fundraiser for St. Rose School. Send your response  by September 28th through school or use this link, St. Rose of Lima - St. Rose of Lima School - Gala Benefit October 2022 (

We are seeking volunteers to help prepare for the festivites as well as dontions of items for the silent auction, advertisements for the program and table sponsorships. Contact Laura, [email protected] if you can help. Thank you!

Newtown Bee article about Sister Thaddeus


Please note: Morning drop off is at 8:45 a.m.

There's a whole lot of learning, laughing and loving going on in the halls and classrooms of St. Rose Preschool.    A warm welcome to our adorable Peek A Boo 2's and their families.  Jesus loves the little children!


During the first 2 weeks of October students in grades K, 1, 3, 4 and 5 will be called to Nurse Edi's office for spot vision testing. Parent permission is required, please read the attached information and sign/return the form by September 30th.

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease is common among young children.  Here's what you need to know.

The healthy benefits of drinking water

Updated Tylenol permission form

Important information about newly diagnosed illness and injuries.

Important Dates

October 5th -- Picture Day

October 7th -- Early Dismissal, 11:30 a.m.

October 10th-- Columbus Day, school closed

October 12th -- Enrichment Field Trip, in school

October 13th -- Pumpkin Bowl

October 21st -- Blooms Benefit honoring Sister Thaddeus, 6:30 -10:30 p.m. Amber Room

Important Documents

Adventures in Student Life

Knights of Columbus Run 4 Hunger -- September 24th, 8:30 a.m.  Great family event to support Faith Food Pantry and Newtown Youth & Family Services

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

Morning bus routes

Afternoon bus routes

Hot Lunch order form -- begins September 6th.

After School Care registration form

Media Opt Out form -- let us know whether or not your child(ren) can appear in media.

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

STUDENT HANDBOOK -- please read and sign


Fall sports are here!

Basketball practice for JV boys will begin in September. Please see the attached sign up sheet

We are looking for coaches to help with JV and Varsity Girls Basketball teams as well as volunteers to run our Cheer team.

Practices will not be determined for girls' basketball and cheer until we have coaches to lead.  If interested in helping us out, 

please contact Lisa at [email protected].

Please remember that all student health forms must be current to participate in sports. Please visit athletics, team, team sports, st. rose of lima school, Newtown, CT (

Team DIG Fall sessions

Basketball Registration form


As we usher in the Fall, we will be mobilizing parents around many exciting community-building events. With October just around the corner, now is a good time to mark your calendars for our Annual Trunk-R-Treat event on Friday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. 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.


A special thanks to our Bingo committee for helping to kick-off Bingo season with a successful night last week! We’re always looking for volunteers, raffle items and participants!


Speaking of events, if you have not already done so, please consider signing up to volunteer with our programs and events this year. It’s a great way to give back to our school and meet and get to know other parents. Without many hands these events cannot happen. If we all volunteer a little, we can accomplish A LOT!


If you have not had the opportunity to do so, please enroll in HSA and submit your dues online via PayPal. We also accept checks payable to “St. Rose HSA” which you can send to the school office (in an envelope marked “HSA”). 


Support our school by signing up for our Raise Right (formerly SCRIP) Grocery Gift Card program. Order monthly gift cards to use for your regular grocery shopping needs and automatically support the school. To sign up, fill out this form and submit it to [email protected] or send it to the SCRIP/Raise Right team via the school office. For more information, view this FAQ document. Additionally, all of your gift card needs throughout the year can be ordered through our Raise Right program and help the school! Ordering uniforms? Lands End is another participating vendor! So is Starbucks! You can download the Raise Right app on your phone and use the SRS enrollment code FDD33AD29533 to begin raising money for our school!

We appreciate and welcome your feedback, questions, and ideas. Please always feel free to email us at [email protected].

Your HSA Board, 

Isabel Almeida, President

Patricia Cruz Fragoso, Vice President

Dave Budzynski, Treasurer 

Carrie Sirois, Secretary