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Dr. Seuss Week

As I mentioned last week, Dr. Seuss’ birthday is on Wednesday, March 2 (AKA:  Read Across America Day).  We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss and his wonderful books all week long.  We will be reading several of his books and doing many different activities.  We will kick off our week by having our annual Green Eggs & Ham breakfast on Monday morning around 8:30 (If students come to school early for morning care they may want to eat a light breakfast). Most of the children are very EXCITED to try them! 🙂 Please be sure to let me know in the comment section of the Friday folder if your child should NOT have “green” eggs (scrambled) & ham next week due to any food allergies or other reasons (allergies to food coloring, egg, milk, etc.). We will be fixing scrambled eggs & adding a little food coloring to make them green. Also, I told the children to be sure to come to school with “CLEAN FEET” on Friday (Girls: no tights please on Friday so we can get to your feet easily 🙂 ). We’ll be making our very OWN FOOT BOOK & it’s more fun working with clean feet instead of “stinky” feet. 🙂 This is always a favorite book and we even get volunteers from every grade (staff too 🙂 ) to be part of our book. It’s fun for all and then we get to READ it! Don’t worry, the children will take turns bringing it home when we are finished so you can see their “fancy foot work.”  Below is the schedule for our guest readers.  We are looking forward to having you share the gift of reading with our Kindergarten Class!

2/29 @ 8:10  Mrs. Floyd, Green Eggs & Ham;  2:20  Mrs. Engle, Yertle the Turtle

3/1 @ 8:10  Mr. Kirkendall, Birthday in Katroo;  12:30  Mrs. Larmour, I’m Not Going To Get Up Today

3/2 @ 8:10  Mr. Kruer, One Fish, Two Fish;  2:20  Mrs. Kirkendall, The Lorax

3/3  9:15 (after mass)  Ms. Edwards, Maybe You Should Fly A Jet; 2:20  Mrs. Staehler, Hop On Pop

3/4 @ 8:10  Mr. Baker, ABC Book;  12:30  Mrs. Adams, The Foot Book



Emerson was our STAR student this week!  She was born on March 13, 2010.  Emerson’s birthday is only 16 days away, but who’s counting? Guess? 🙂  Emerson LOVES her family very much!  She likes to play hide and seek with her brothers, Aiden and Myles.  She said they like to hide under their porch.  Emerson enjoys baking cookies and cakes with her mommy.  Emerson’s favorite thing to do with her daddy is to practice shooting her bow and arrow.  She even got to go deer hunting with him, but she “didn’t bring home a deer.”  Emerson also likes it when her dad attaches their sled to his 4-wheeler so they can go “really fast.”  She said it’s lots of fun!  Emerson likes going on vacation with her family whether it’s spending time at the cabin, going to Chicago for a Cubs game or riding the waves in Florida in tiny boats with her brothers and cousins.  One of her most memorable vacations was on her 5th birthday.  Emerson had NO IDEA she was on her way to Disney World when she was standing in the airport with her mom and dad because she couldn’t read the signs the 3 of them were holding that said they were on their way to Disney World for her 5th birthday.  I can only imagine the excitement when Emerson arrived to her destination.  Emerson was very concerned that she didn’t have her backpack when they left the house that morning because she thought she was going to school.  🙂  Emerson felt like a princess when the “real princesses” sprinkled pink glitter on her head.  Her favorite birthday cake was the year she said she asked for a cake with candy on it!  YUMMY!  Emerson also enjoys spending time with her Nana and Papa Joe.  She can’t wait for her Nana to return from Florida in a couple of weeks.  Emerson told us that her Nana “migrates” in the winter just like birds and butterflies. 🙂  She showed us a special picture of her great, great grandma who is now one of her guardian angels.  Emerson’s favorite color is blue.  Thanks for sharing, Emerson!


I’m very pleased with what I’m seeing with the surprise bucket!  Almost all of the children are writing their own sentences.  Even if it’s with help at home, the children are writing and reading their sentences.  The modeling you do for them is very helpful.  This is a great way for the children to use their popcorn words in sentences, practice their sound spelling, reading skills and handwriting.  It also gives them a chance to work on spacing their words and using capital letters as well as punctuation marks.  It is


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also another way we can work on our speaking and listening skills.  I can see how confident the children are becoming and how PROUD they are of themselves.  All 16 students have had a chance to bring home the surprise bucket at least one time so don’t be surprised if/when your child brings it home again.  We will continue doing this (in place of show and tell) for the remainder of the school year so we can continue improving these skills. Keep up the good work!


*2/26  Knights of Columbus Fish Fry 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the PLC.

*2/27  Mass at 4:30 p.m.

*2/28  Mass at 7:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. (Includes Liturgy of the Word)

*2/29  Book Orders due (free book coupon expires) & Green Eggs and Ham breakfast.

*3/1  PRIDE meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

*3/2  Lenten Mission Mass @ HOLY TRINITY at 5:45 p.m. followed by Soup Supper @ 6:15 and Lenten Mission Presentation @ 7:00 p.m.

*3/4  Spirit Day, End of the 3rd quarter & Knights of Columbus Fish Fry 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the PLC.

*You will find the March snack calendar in today’s Friday folder.

*The March/April goals (final goal sheet of the year) will be listed in NEXT week’s newsletter.

*We are starting to run low on Clorox wipes.  We clean our classroom a couple times a day.  We appreciate any donations that you are able to send in.

*Be sure to check out the Sign Up Genius  www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0849ABA72CA4F58-strose to see how you can help with the upcoming Dinner Auction in May.  It’s a night you won’t want to miss!

*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.


*Thanks for all of the donations that were sent in to help support our resource program!  So far $330 has been donated which will be matched!

*Thanks in advance to all who signed up to be guest readers next week!

*Thanks for your help with our daily snacks!

*Thanks for all you do!



…the “hard sound for g” and the other sound “g” makes when it’s followed by an “e, i and sometimes y.”

Three Billy Goats Gruff (ask “me” to retell it for you using my puppets).

…the characteristics of an insect.

…different beetles we learned about.

…the name of the largest beetle (Goliath).

…listening to the Stations of the Cross with the 3rd & 5th grade classes.

…the activity we did with our 8th grade buddies.

…our Circle of Grace (see Friday folder for more information).

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂