The JOY of the Lord is my strength!
Message from Mrs. Schroeder–September 2021
While summer is definitely my favorite season, fall runs a close second. September is the start of warm days and cool nights, apple cider, caramel apples, and sweatshirt wearing! It is also the time of year when we celebrate all we are thankful for in our lives.
This time, in the school year, comes with settling in and getting back to hitting the books. St. Rose is excited to start with a new reading program in grades 1-5. This is the first time, in a long time, that St. Rose has had a consistent program that was brand new. We also welcomed some new staff to our building: Mrs. Houpt, Mrs. Langenderfer, Mrs. Calo, and Mrs. Atwood.
Another new program that we started this year is a Character Development program to help build leadership skills, deal with emotions, and be the best we can be every day. This program includes a workbook for the students to use in class and several new character development books have been purchased for the teachers to use with their students.
This year our school theme is CHOOSE JOY! We can find joy in our day, every day, if we look around us and choose to see it. Our bible verse this year is “The JOY of the Lord is my strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)
Please go out and find the joy in your world! You can have a joyful day or not….the choice is yours!
Father’s Message – August 26, 2021
In the last week, covid infections rates have shot up dramatically in the local community. An increasing number of businesses, public facilities, and schools are requiring the use of masks. The use of masks is one of many levels of protection we can utilize to mitigate the spread of covid 19. At St. Rose School we have continued to emphasize the washing of hands and other sanitation practices. Unfortunately, our positivity rate went up over the past week. As a result, we needed to review our covid 19 policies. As of this week, we are requiring all persons entering the school to wear masks. This will be our policy through at least the week of labor day. In accord with the Archdiocesan Policy and the recommendation of the Johnson County Health Department, this will continue until the positivity rate falls below 1%. At which time we will review this policy. This is similar to the policy being followed by the Franklin Community Schools. You may view the policies of the Archdiocese, the Franklin Community Schools, and the Johnson County Health Department by clicking on the appropriate links below.
Although some may view the wearing of masks as an inconvenience, it has proven itself effective at lowering the rate of infections. All of us need to do what we can to protect the health of everyone in our community.