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We’ve had an EXCITING week here at St. Rose celebrating Catholic Schools Week. The children really enjoyed watching “The Secret Life of Pets” in their jammies on Monday in the PLC with their school family.  I wish we could come to school in our jammies EVERY day. We played “All School BINGO” with Mrs. Floyd on Wednesday.  The children were really hoping we’d win a round.  We didn’t, but we still had lots of fun!  The children made VERY SPECIAL pictures for this week’s church bulletin illustrating what they love about St. Rose School.  It was so nice to hear many of them say they love their school because we go to church together, they have lots of kind friends, they love their teachers, they get to talk about God and learn about forgiveness.  WOW!  This sure made me smile! 🙂  Maybe you’ll get to see one in your bulletin this weekend. The children did a GREAT job! On Wednesday, the children made Valentine’s for Vets.  We also made Thank You notes for the public servants in our community.  On Thursday we  celebrated mass together. What a perfect way to celebrate CSW  and to thank God for our WONDERFUL school, students, parents, teachers, staff and members of our church family.  The children are looking forward to playing “musical chairs” this afternoon when we ALL join together in the PLC for Spirit Day.  Many of the children said they are looking forward to this evening’s show. They can’t wait to see their 8th grade buddies make their big debut. We hope to see you at Punk-N-Rock! It’s always a FUN evening for all! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to teach your children.  All of you have A LOT to be PROUD of when it comes to your children, but I’m sure you already know that.  Thank you for the daily sacrifices you make to send your children to St. Rose School. We are TRULY BLESSED!  We’d also like to say a  SPECIAL THANK YOU to Mrs. Dinkel for organizing our fun-filled, CSW!  She sent us all sweet messages every day along with a special treat!  We always look forward to her extra special touch she adds to CSW!  Here are the messages we received (you probably saw these things come home & wondered why) this week:  Monday’s message was “Keep God with you EVERY DAY ALL YEAR LONG” & the children received calendar bookmarks.  Tuesday’s message was “Remember to always let God be your LIFESAVER” & the children received a Lifesaver.  Wednesday’s message was “Be WRITE with God and he will stay by your side forever” & the children were given a pencil. Thursday’s message was “Don’t be a dum-dum!  Work hard and do your best!” & the children were given a dum-dum sucker. Today’s message was “We are making lasting friendships at St. Rose!” and the children were given a friendship bracelet.  🙂  Mrs. Dinkel sure knows how to spoil us year after year!



Brooklyn was our STAR student this week!  She was born on February 4, 2011.  Brooklyn loves her family very much! She really looks up to her big brother, Garon, who is in 3rd grade here at St. Rose.  Brooklyn enjoys jumping on the trampoline with him.  She’s really excited because Garon taught her how to do a back flip on the trampoline and she said that is a lot of fun! 🙂  Brooklyn likes to play Candy Land with her mom and likes to make crafts with her Mamaw.  She also likes to paint her nails with her mom and Mamaw.  Brooklyn LOVES glitter and sparkles.  She added a little “BLING” to her door with some really neat jewel stickers that spelled out her name.  Brooklyn has 2 puppies, Rosie and Ratty.  She also has a kitten, Mittens.  Brooklyn’s favorite place to go is the beach.  She likes to run away from the waves, but she said they sometimes knock her over.  She also likes to build sand castles with her mom when they go to the beach.  Shopkins are her favorite toy and book. She likes snuggling up with her mom or Mamaw to read her favorite book at bedtime.  Her favorite color is pink!  Thanks for sharing, Brooklyn!


Happy Birthday to our Kindergarten students that have February birthdays OR 1/2 birthdays:  Haven, Brooklyn, Aidan, Linden & Teddy (1/2 Birthday)!  If  you would like to read your Kindergarten student’s favorite book in honor of their birthday, please send me an e-mail so we can set up a day and time.  If your child’s birthday falls on a weekend, we can pick a day close to the date.   We love having guests come share the gift of reading with our Kindergarten class!  🙂  If you can’t make it in to read, feel free to send in their favorite book and I’ll read it to the class.

Disinfectant wipes

The Kindergarten room is running low on disinfectant wipes!  If anyone is able to send in a container we would greatly appreciate it.  We clean the tables a few times a day and have even been doing door handles, pencils, etc. since we’ve had lots of sneezing and coughing going on during the past few weeks.

Valentine’s Day Party Information:

Our Valentine’s Day party will be Tuesday, February 14th from 1:30-2:30.  Thanks to everyone that signed up  at “Back To School Night” to help:  Mrs. Marshall/Snack, Mrs. Goins/Juice Boxes and Mrs. Bowker/Napkins.  We are still in need of a craft or game.  Please consider helping with a craft or game (Pinterest is a good resource 🙂 ) if you didn’t get a chance to at one of our other holiday parties.  If you are able to help with this, please send me an e-mail ASAP.  This will be our last holiday party of the school year.  All are welcome to attend!  The children are allowed to bring in Valentines for all of their classmates if they would like to.  A class list is coming home in this week’s Friday folder .  Please 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 


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practice and name recognition practice.  The children are allowed to wear jeans and a Valentine’s Day shirt the day of the party (red/pink/purple shirts are fine). 


*2/3  We hope to see you at Punk-N-Rock this evening @ 7:00 p.m.   You won’t want to miss it!  PRIDE will be sponsoring 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.   Come join some food, fun and fellowship!  What a great way to end a special week to celebrate our wonderful Catholic school.

*2/4  Mass at 4:30 p.m.  All are welcome!  Our 3rd grade school and RE students will be collecting donations for their annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” after all of the masses this weekend to help feed the hungry in our community.

*2/5  Mass at 8 and 11 a.m.  All are welcome!

*2/6   NUT day for students who attended Open House.  Scholastic Book orders are due.   If you plan to order, please send a check (NO CASH PLEASE) in an ENVELOPE by the due date.  Checks should be made out to Scholastic Book Clubs. If you order from more than one book club, you ONLY need to write ONE check. If you need me to keep your order a surprise (gift), please just note this on the outside of the envelope and I will contact you when I receive the order. You may also order on-line by logging on to www.scholastic.com (click on Reading Clubs) and enter my code GVL8B.

*2/7  PRIDE meeting at 6:30 p.m.

*2/8  Annual Fund Dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Please call the school office to RSVP if you haven’t already done so.

*2/10  Student Council sponsored NUT day for a donation (more details to come next week).  “Parent’s Night Out” sponsored by our St. Rose Youth Group 6-10 p.m. in the PLC.  The Youth Group is planning dinner, snacks, activities and a movie.  Be sure to register by 2/8.  Registration forms (hot pink forms that came home last week) can be turned into the RE/Youth or School Office, or through the Sunday collection in an envelope clearly marked Parent’s Night Out.  Parent’s Night Out fees:  1st child $15; 2nd child $10; each additional child $5.  Call Yo Burgener at 317-736-6754 if you have any questions.  Thanks for supporting our SRS Youth Group!

*I will begin checking January/February goal sheets next week.  3 students are accepting the challenges! 🙂

*If you have not yet handed in your registration form for the 2017-2018 school year, please do so as soon as possible.  We had at least 12 new families (possibly a few more) register for next year!  If you want to secure a spot for your child, don’t delay!

*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 to all who came to Open House!  We had a great turn out and registered a lot of new families!  Thanks for spreading the word!

*Thanks to all who helped make our Open House a SUCCESS!

*Thanks to Mrs. Dinkel for all of the goodies she gave us this week!

*Thanks for your help with the surprise bucket!  The kids are doing a great job!

*Thanks for all you do for St. Rose School!

*Thanks for sacrifices you make to provide your children with a Catholic Education!



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

…February’s Fruit of the Spirit (patience).

…how we can show patience on a daily basis.

…the picture “I” made for the bulletin; why “I” love St. Rose School.

…movie day.

…all school BINGO.

…making Valentine’s for Vets.

…making Thank You card for police officers and firefighters in our community.

…musical chairs.

…if the “groundhog” saw his shadow.

…what it means if the groundhog sees his shadow.

…another name for a groundhog (whistle pig, woodchuck).

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂