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We have been on a spiritual journey together here at St. Rose during this Lenten season. Hopefully your child has shared with you some of the things they have been doing and learning during Lent. They have done such a wonderful job participating in the discussions we’ve had, especially during Holy Week this week. Before Ash Wednesday, the children told me their “Lenten Promises” and we wrote them on “footprints” that have been displayed in the hallway as a reminder that we are helping Jesus “carry the cross.” The children have also been keeping track of these 40 days of Lent on their “Lenten Paths” as a reminder of the promises they made to Jesus.  The children will bring their paths home today so they can finish them up at home.  This week, during Holy Week, we’ve talked a lot about the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us. We’ve read short stories as we opened our “Resurrection Eggs” to help us better understand the story of Easter; we’ve read/discussed the Stations of the Cross and have had many discussions. The children are so sincere when they talk about their love for Jesus.   On Thursday we had our 7th annual Seder Meal and it was so NEAT to see all of the children participating in this meal with their school family. I realize it’s a little difficult for the younger students to totally understand, but they did such an AWESOME job! I was so PROUD of them! I’m sure anyone who was at the Seder Meal will tell you we have an AMAZING group of students at St. Rose of Lima! We will end Holy Week here at school with a Lenten Retreat on Friday morning. Mrs. Stevason has arranged for the students to have a retreat together. The students will be taking part in many special activities during their retreat. After recess and lunch we will all attend Mary’s Way of the Cross in church beginning at 12:45 with early dismissal at 1:30. Please join us in church if you can. I’m sure our 8th grade buddies will do a WONDERFUL JOB! Mrs. Salazar and I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!   Thank you for blessing us with your children! I must say, that for me, year after year Lent is even more meaningful than before because of the activities I get to do with your children here at school. How BLESSED we all are to get to celebrate this holiday not only with our families, but with our school family as well! May God Bless You and Your Family!

REMINDERS:

*3/25-3/31  NO FRANKLIN BUS SERVICE/FRANKLIN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS’ SPRING BREAK

*3/28  No School/Easter Monday

*3/29 Tuesday will be a NUT day if your Kindergarten student comes to school with a donation of Kleenex OR size 2 diapers OR size 4/5 Pull-Ups.  This is a service project our 8th grade class is doing to help the Holy Family Shelter provide help to homeless families in Indiana.  Each grade level is asked to bring a different item.

*3/30  Spring Pictures.  If you would like for your child’s picture to be taken, please be sure you order on-line or have them bring their order form (see Friday folder) to school next Wednesday.  Only students getting spring pictures taken will be out of uniform.  We will not be checking out books on Wednesday this week in library.  We will continue doing so when we return from spring break.

*3/31  Annual “Beach Day” to kick off Spring Break.  Students may come out of uniform in “beach-y attire,” remember to follow the school dress code.  Fr. Steve will be out of town so we will just be having a prayer service on Thursday morning a 8:30, there will be no mass.  There will be NO EXTENDED CARE ON THURSDAY.

*4/1  NO SCHOOL & that’s not an April Fool’s Day joke! 🙂

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*4/1-4/10 Spring Break

*There will be NO Kindergarten newsletter next week.  Students will NOT be bringing home Friday folders or library books next week.  There will NOT be a snack calendar for April.  Our “extra pile” is in good shape and we do not have any birthday snacks to celebrate in April.

*I will begin assessing final goal sheets when we return from Spring Break.

*Uniform shorts may been worn when we RETURN from spring break EXCEPT for mass days.

*We will put our fertilized chicken eggs in the incubator on Tuesday, April 12.  Look for more information to come when we return from spring break.

*Be sure to mark your calendars for some important dates that are quickly approaching (more information to come soon):  April 22nd/Very Important Person Day, May 14th/St. Rose Dinner Auction, May 18th/Kindergarten Program at 6:30 p.m., May 13th/Field Day & May 25th/Last Day of School.

*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!

*Thanks to all who helped make our 7th Annual Seder Meal a success!  We truly appreciate your help and donations!  We couldn’t do it without all of you!

*Thanks for the pennies (and silver) you’ve been sending in for our “penny wars!”

*Thanks to Mrs. Stevason for planning our Lenten retreat and to all who helped her with it!

*Thanks to Mrs. O’Brien and our 8th grade buddies for a very special Mary’s Way of the Cross!

*Thanks for the donations that have already been coming in for the 8th grade service project to help the homeless in our community!

*Thanks for your help with our daily snacks!

*Thanks for all you do!

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ASK ME ABOUT…

…the different word families we worked on this week.

…signs of spring.

…the Resurrection Eggs we opened to help us learn the story of Easter; what was in the eggs (we will open the last one when we return on Tuesday).

…Holy Thursday (our Seder Meal), Good Friday (Mary’s Way of the Cross).

…our Lenten Retreat with Mrs. Stevason.

…what Jesus did for his disciples at the Last Supper (washed their feet).

Have a wonderful weekend and

a BLESSED Easter! 🙂

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