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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS:  Communities of Faith, Knowledge & Service 

We will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week next week.  There are many fun activities planned for our students  during CSW (agenda was sent via e-mail with the Weekly Roar). PLEASE be sure to look over the out of  uniform days for EVERY day next week. You’ve probably been hearing your child talk about “movie day.” YES, your child can bring his/her sleeping bag (blanket) & pillow for our movie afternoon in the PLC on Monday. PLEASE be sure sleeping bags are in SOME TYPE OF BAG so it’s easier for the children to carry. Our 8th grade buddies will help us fold up the sleeping bags after the movie, but the children will need to be able to carry their things back to the room (and to the car line) since there will be only one of me & 16 of them. 🙂 Please be sure their name is on the bag. The children LOVE movie/pajama day! I wish I could come to work in my pajamas EVERY day! We are looking forward to an exciting week! If you are new to the school, you may not know what Punk-N-Rock means. It is a WONDERFUL “lip sync/variety” show put on by our 7th and 8th graders. It’s a St. Rose tradition and FAVORITE! We hope you can join us on Friday evening. I’m sure the kids would LOVE to see their 8th grade buddies in action if you are able to make it. THANK YOU for the sacrifices you make to send your children to St. Rose School. I attended Catholic Schools for 12 years and my children attend (ed) St. Rose and Roncalli so I can honestly say, I know you make MANY SACRIFICES and demonstrate UNCONDITIONAL LOVE on a DAILY BASIS. THANK YOU! Your children may not realize it yet, but some day they will THANK YOU for giving them such a WONDERFUL GIFT. I speak from experience since I find myself thanking my parents for doing the same for my 4 siblings and me. Thank you for letting Mrs. Salazar and me be a part of your child’s education. We are TRULY BLESSED!



Logan was our STAR student this week!  He was born on March 10, 2010 weighing only 4 pounds 6 ounces.  He decided he wanted to meet his mom and dad 6 weeks early!  🙂  Wow, I would have never believed Logan arrived so early.  Logan may have been small when he was born, but boy is he mighty now.  He has already earned 4 belts in Taekwondo and is close to earning his 5th one.  What an accomplishment!  Logan loves his family very much.  He is the proud, big brother of 2 year old, Olivia.  When I asked him what he enjoys doing with his sister, he said he likes to swim with her.  Logan’s favorite places to visit with his family are Disney World, Mexico, Great Wolf Lodge, Legoland, Chuck E. Cheese and Rascals.  He must be pretty good at the “coin game” at Rascals because he had A LOT of tickets in his hands in one of the pictures he showed us.  I have a feeling they had to add more tickets once he was gone.  He said it was pretty exciting! Logan enjoys building with his dad.  Logan told us that they likes to build at home and at Home Depot.  He earned a couple of patches at Home Depot for some of the items he built.  Logan enjoys reading books with his mom.  His favorite books are his Pokemon books and “If Mom Had Three Arms.”  How cool would that be? 🙂  Logan is very PROUD of his grandpa who was in the Navy.  He even has a matching uniform which made for a special picture of the two of them together.  Logan has a dog named Rocco.  He enjoys playing with his Legos, Nerf gun, Pokemon cards, 3DS and his tablet.  He also enjoys spending time with his cousins.  Logan had a rosary displayed on his door.  He told us that he uses it to pray with his parents.  He also told his classmates that he keeps it in a special jewelry box so they might want to do that when they get their rosary from their buddies.  Logan’s favorite food is ice cream, his favorite movie is A Christmas Story and his favorite color is red.  Thanks for sharing, Logan!

Valentine’s Day Party Information:

Our Valentine’s Day party will be on Friday, February 12th from 1:30-2:30. Thanks to everyone that signed up  at “Back To School Night” to help:  Ms. Edwards/Craft,  Mrs. Adams/Game, Mrs. Arnold/Snack, Mrs. Baker/Juice Boxes and Mrs. Miller/Napkins. All are welcome to attend the party! The children are allowed to bring in Valentines for all of their classmates if they would like to (see below). You will find a class list in your child’s Friday folder today. This should give the children PLENTY of time to write their classmates’ names on them if they choose to bring Valentines. I do ask that you have your child write the names of their classmates. This gives them good handwriting practice and helps them to recognize their classmates’ names as well. I would encourage them to write a few a day and not try to attempt the whole class list in one sitting. We don’t want to frustrate them, just give them some extra writing practice and name recognition practice.  As I mentioned earlier this week, I will not be at school (due to my foot) on February 11th (afternoon) & February 12th.  Mrs. Salazar will be subbing.  However, Mrs. Salazar will need to leave at 1:00 on Friday.  My room moms, Ms. Edwards and Mrs. Larmour, are going to come in early (before the party) and stay until dismissal.  I’m sure they would love your help for the party so if you are available to come, please come to our classroom at 1:30 when the festivities begin.  I would love to be there for their special party, but unfortunately this was the best date since we will be off for President’s day.  This will give me an extra day off my feet.  Thanks for your help and understanding!  I truly appreciate my room moms for their willingness to come early and stay later on a very, busy day!  We all know how excited the children are on party days!  🙂  The children are allowed to wear jeans and a Valentine’s Day shirt the day of  the party (red/pink/purple shirt is fine).

**Since I will not be at school 2/11 (afternoon) and 2/12, I would like to ask that IF the children plan on bringing in Valentine’s for their classmates that they bring them to school with them on Thursday, 2/11.  We normally pass them out BEFORE the party because it takes too long during the


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party.  This will give us a chance to put them in our V’day bags on Thursday so they are ready to take home on Friday.  Thanks in advance for your help!** 


*1/29  St. Rose of Lima Catholic School Blood Drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the PLC.

*1/30 & 1/31  Students are encouraged to wear their St. Rose School Uniform to mass this weekend to show off their school PRIDE.  All are welcome for mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 or 11:30 a.m.

*2/1-2/5   Catholic School’s Week.  We will be collecting canned food items this week for our local food pantry.

*2/5  Punk-N-Rock @ 7:00 p.m.;  Mark your calendar for this St. Rose tradition. Our 7th & 8th graders put on a fun-filled variety show for all to enjoy!  You won’t want to miss it!  PRIDE sponsors a chili supper before the show beginning at 5:30.  The chili supper helps to raise money for our 8th grade buddies end of the year trip to Washington D.C.  Fat Tuesday order forms and money due.  Extended Care will be closed on Friday, February 5th.  Please be sure to make other arrangements for your child NEXT Friday.

*The February snack calendar is in today’s Friday folder.

*I’ve been impressed with the “simple” sentences the students have been writing and reading for the surprise bucket.  Many of the children have been using “sound spelling” and have been remembering to start their sentences with a capital letter and end with a period.  This is a great way to practice writing sentences.  Keep up the good work!

*Upcoming Stars:   2/1-2/5  Elisa;  2/8-2/12  Ali

*Please remember, weather permitting, we go outside in the winter as long as the temperature is 25 degrees or higher.  We were able to get outside a few days this week, however, a handful of children did not have hats and gloves.  Please be sure they are bringing these to school EVERY day in the winter so they are warm enough during recess.  We love to get outside when we can so “cabin fever” doesn’t kick in.

*Students need to wear tennis shoes every Monday and Tuesday for PE.  If students wear snow boots to school due to the weather, please be sure they bring a change of shoes for when they arrive to school.

*Library books are due every Wednesday.

*Now that winter is here, there is always a possibility of school closings or delays.  Please note that St. Rose follows Franklin Community School for cancellations and delays. When delays or cancellations occur, they will be announced on local stations (CBS, ABC and NBC) under ‘Franklin Community Schools’. St. Rose will, also, send out an email through Jupiter. On the morning of, you may call the school office at 738-3451 to verify any delays or cancellations.

*Please be sure you are checking out the St. Rose website frequently to keep up to date on all that is going on at St. Rose School.


*THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all who helped to make our Open House a success!  We truly appreciate your help and dedication to St. Rose School!

*Thanks to all who helped with our Annual Fund Dinner!  Thanks to all who attended and for your continued support!

*Thanks to all of the Kindergarten students who helped with our mass on Thursday!  They did a WONDERFUL job & thanks to our parents for helping practice their reading parts at home!

*Thanks to Mrs. O’Brien and our 8th grade buddies for making us rosaries and to Fr. Steve for blessing them for us!

*Thanks for all you do!



…the sound for “B” and some words that begin/end with the “B” sound.  See if I can “sound spell” some “B” words.

…how we can try to figure out words in a sentence that we might not know (try to sound the word out; skip the word to see what the sentence is about).

…the game “Going on a Picnic.”

…flat shapes and a “fancy” word for “corners” (vertices). 🙂

…solid shapes.

…which solid shape reminds us of a ball (sphere), a box (a cube), a soup can (cylinder) or party hat (cone).

…some different ways birds stay cozy in the winter if they don’t migrate.

…how we can be a Good Shepherd (at home & at school) to others like Jesus is to us.

…how “I” can be a “bucket filler” and not a “bucket dipper.”

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂