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 The Picnic at Apple Park:

This week we read a fiction story about families going on a picnic together. We learned what the “setting” of a story is and that the setting can change throughout a story. We also discussed that stories have a beginning, middle and end. This is something we will continue to work on throughout the school year. When you are reading to your child, I would encourage you to ask them about the settings in the stories you are reading to help reinforce what we are learning here at school. This week we also learned about the letter “A.”   Aidan and Alex were pretty excited about that! We learned that “A” is a vowel and has two sounds (short & long). The children did a great job coming up with a list of words for our predictable chart (A is for…). They also did a good job on their 1st attempt at writing the letter “Aa” in D’Nealian. Please remember, it’s a good idea to have your child practice these letters at home once we’ve learned how to write them, especially if you notice they are having difficulty. Keep up the good work!  We completed our 2nd reading workbook today so the children will be bringing them home in their Friday folders.  These do not need to be returned.  I have encouraged the children to go over these workbook pages with you so they can show you what they’ve been learning.


The permission slips for Apple Works will be coming home in today’s Friday folder. The children are going to make their own “apple print” shirts to wear on our field trip. I would like to ask that each child bring in a new or gently used white shirt by  Friday, October 7th .   Sweatshirts or long sleeve shirts might be better for later on in October, however, a short sleeve shirt is fine. Depending on the weather though, they may want to wear a turtle neck or long sleeve shirt underneath if they make a short sleeve shirt.  Please let me know if you are not able to send in a shirt at this time.  I have a few from last year that parents donated.   Please write your child’s name on the inside collar/tag of the shirt. We need the shirts NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th. Look for a “volunteer slip” to come home the 1st week of October.   We are going to need a few extra hands when making our shirts. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!  You MUST have your Safe and Sacred Training completed and a current background check on file by October 17th if you are planning to be a chaperone.  Please be sure to check out the following link if you have not yet completed your training.  The link to the program is https://safeandsacred-archindy.org/login/index.php



Isabell, AKA Izzy, was our STAR student this week!  She was born on September 18, 2010.  Izzy was very excited to be our STAR student this week and could hardly wait to tell us all about the pictures on her poster.  She started out by telling us all about her family.  She LOVES her family very much!  She has a sister, Autumn, who is a senior in high school and a brother, Cole, who is a 2nd grader here at St. Rose.  Izzy told us she enjoys playing outside with her brother and sister.  She likes when her mom takes her over to her friend, Kinsley’s house and she enjoys watching TV with her dad.  Izzy has 2 dogs, Angel and Buddy.  From what she tells us, the dogs like to “fight,” but when Izzy tells them to stop, they listen.  When I asked Izzy if her dogs know any tricks, she said they know how to sit if you have a treat.  However, she likes to pretend to have a treat sometimes just to see them sit! 🙂  Izzy loves to cheer and is on a cheer team,  the Mini Coco’s.  If Izzy’s cheer team wins their big competition, they get to go to Disney World.  Surely the children invite their teachers to come along and join the fun!  Izzy reassured us this is NOT the case! 🙂  Izzy’s favorite toy is her baby doll that looks real and her favorite color is purple.  Izzy was proud to show us her picture when she was a flower girl in her mom and dad’s wedding.  Thanks for sharing, Izzy!


October is right around the corner and we are still in need of a couple things for our upcoming Halloween party on 10/31.  There are 2 “spots” open on the sign up sheet that I had out on Back To School Night, napkins and a craft.  If you are able to help provide either one of these things, please let me know.  If you have a craft idea, but can’t make it to the party, you can send in the materials and we will assist the children.


*9/24  Mass at 4:30.  ALL ARE WELCOME!


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*9/25  Mass at 8 & 11:00 (Includes Children’s Liturgy of the Word).  ALL ARE WELCOME!

*9/26  Trash Bag orders and money due.  PRIDE’s “Dine to Donate” at Chicago’s Pizza from 5-8 p.m.   Come enjoy a yummy dinner (dine in or carry out) and help raise money for PRIDE.

*10/1  Franklin Fall Festival (stay tuned for more info to come regarding St. Rose students taking part in the parade)

*10/3  Picture Retakes

*10/4  Deputy Baird will be visiting St. Rose once again to talk to grades K-5 on various topics.  He will be talking to the Kindergarten students about personal safety.  We always look forward to Deputy Baird’s visits to St. Rose!

*10/7  Spirit Day and Missionary Childhood Association boxes for Sr. Loretta are due.

*10/10-10/14  Fall Break (No School); Once we return from fall break, the children are NO longer allowed to wear shorts until after spring break.

*10/19 & 10/20  Parent/Teacher Conferences (look for your date/time confirmation letter to come home soon)

*Upcoming stars:  9/26-9/30  Teddy; 10/3-10/7  Roman

*Please be sure you continue practicing your child’s September goals at home if they have not yet completed their goal sheet.  We had our 1st goal sheet completed on Monday!  🙂  I’m hoping to see many more September goal sheets completed by next week.  We had several students that were VERY CLOSE!  If your child is struggling with a particular goal, please let me know if you are looking for suggestions to help them.  I’d be happy to give you some.  If tying is the only goal that your child has not completed, please continue to practice.  This can be very difficult and become frustrating for the children.  If your child becomes frustrated, please remember to take a break from it and try again later.

*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 for helping out with the snacks every day!

*Thanks for the trash bag orders that have been sent in already!  We appreciate your help and support!

*Thanks for working with your child on their monthly goals and “popcorn words!”  They are so excited every time they see one of these words in a book or on a paper! 🙂

*Thanks to Mrs. Salazar for subbing on Tuesday!




…some things that are brown & the brown song.

…what sound “a” (short & long sound) makes and some words that begin with the “a” sound.

…what kind of letter “A” is (vowel).

…what is the “setting” of a story.

…the folktale “The Squeaky Old Bed.”

…how the stories Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Somebody and the Three Blairs are alike and different.

…what does it mean if an animal is nocturnal and see if I can name some nocturnal animals.

…what the “3” stands for in the tens column on our place value chart. How many bundles of 10 we have to illustrate how many days we’ve been in school.

…different ways we can sort things and the activity we did using magazines.

…what season we are now in and our “fall fiesta” song.

…different ways we know God is with us when we are quiet.

Have a WONDERFUL Weekend!