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three crosses
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 daily activities we’ve been doing and what we’ve been learning during Lent.   Mrs. Tieken and Mrs. Roessler put together a nice Lenten packet with daily activities for all of the classroom teachers to use and we really enjoyed them all.  The children have done such a wonderful job participating in the discussions we’ve had, especially during Holy Week.  The children have been keeping track of these 40 days of Lent on their “Lenten Paths” as a daily reminder to remember someone in prayer or to think about good deeds they can do for others.  Hopefully the children have been coloring in their flower petals on the paper I sent home at the beginning of Lent.  I know some of the children have been doing this because they’ve been telling me about the good deeds they’ve been doing for others.  I’ve even had one student return their completed page.  It’s nice to know the children have been making a conscious effort to help others during this time.  This month’s “Fruit of the Spirit” is kindness and they have really been working hard to do “extra” things to be kind.  The children will bring their paths home in their Friday folders 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 and we’ve had many discussions while talking about the Stations of the Cross. The children are so sincere when they talk about their love for Jesus.   On Holy Thursday we had a prayer service in which Fr. Steve washed the feet of 10 students and 2 staff members just as Jesus did for his 12 disciples at the Last Supper.  Mrs. Salazar said the children did a great job at the prayer service!  It was extra special for Aidan since he was the Kindergarten student who got to have his feet washed.  After recess and lunch on Friday we will all attend Mary’s Way of the Cross in church beginning at 12:15 with early dismissal at 1:00. Please join us in church if you can. I know 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!

Eggs in the incubator 2017


Our eggs have arrived and they are in the incubator!  We are all very excited about our chicken eggs! Hopefully your child had a chance to show you what they learned about the inside of an egg.  Next week we will be “candling” (like an ultrasound) the eggs for the first time. This will give us an opportunity to see how many of our eggs have growing chicks inside. We’ll keep you posted! You are welcome to stop by and take a look at the eggs. I know the children are anxious to show you the incubator and eggs, but PLEASE remember to stop by only when I’m in the room.   We have to be very careful that we do NOT get too close to the table so that the incubator doesn’t get bumped.   We don’t want to hurt “our babies.”   Once again, if I am in the classroom you are more than welcome to stop in either before or after school (On most days I’m at school until 3:30.). Thanks for your understanding! We’ll keep you posted and let you know when the BIG day arrives!



Malia was our STAR student this week!  She was very excited to finally get to be our STAR!  Malia was born on May 3, 2011.  Malia helped her mom and dad put her door together for her special week.  They picked out shiny paper in Malia’s favorite color to decorate her door, purple.  We were all very impressed that Malia wrote the words on the paper to let us know what “category” each picture was illustrating. She even put some of her beautiful artwork on the door!  Malia started out by telling us all about her family!  Malia LOVES her family very much!  She enjoys spending time with her Grandma & Papa in Ohio.  She said she enjoys coloring pictures with her Grandma and fishing with her Papa, especially when they catch a blue gill.  Malia likes it when her Grandma Care Bear and Susie pick her up from school.  She enjoys going to the park with them too.  Malia loves spending time with her mom and dad.  She especially likes doing puzzles with her mom and loves it when her dad flips her.  When I asked her what she meant she said, “Dad throws me HIGH over the table into the corner of the couch.  I laugh and scream and dad laughs too.”  I asked Malia if her mom laughs when this is happening and with a grin she said “NO!” 🙂  Malia’s favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham.  She enjoys swimming, drawing , sledding with her Aunt Dee and she especially loves gymnastics.  We know how hard Malia works at school and how determined she is so she’s bound to be a great gymnast!  Maybe we’ll see her in the Olympics some day!  Malia’s favorite animal is a bunny rabbit because they are so “soft & cute.”  She doesn’t have one as a pet, but she would really like one.  🙂 Thanks for sharing, Malia!


*4/14  Mary’s Way of the Cross at 12:15 and dismissal at 1:00.  No afternoon bus service or extended care.

*4/15  Easter Vigil 8:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

*4/16  Easter mass at 8 & 11 a.m.  All are welcome!

*4/17  No School/Easter Monday

*4/18  NUT day for at least a $1 donation to help support our 8th graders as they prepare to head to Washington DC at the end of this month.


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*4/19  Order forms and money due for our upcoming Author’s visit Flyer_StRose25April17 (click on the link if you need a new form).

*4/21  Order forms and money due for field day shirts.

*4/28  Mother’s Day Order forms due Mother’s Day Order Form 2017 (click on the link if you need an additional order form).

*Last, but certainly not least, upcoming Stars:   4/24-4/28 Elliot; 5/1-5/5 Hadley

*Ms. Sargent is in need of some help for the upcoming Art Show in April.  This is always a big hit and a lot of fun, but once again we need volunteers to make it possible.  Please check out the link below if you can help!


*If you are able to help at the upcoming dinner auction in May, please be sure to check out the Sign Up Genius’.  If you have questions, please contact Pride at [email protected].


*Look for information regarding VIP day to come home next week.

*I will continue assessing goals next week.  Unfortunately I didn’t get to assess at all on Thursday since I was not at school and Friday will be a very busy day with a shortened schedule and Stations of the Cross.  I have 4 students left to assess and then I will reassess any student that has not yet completed their goals.  6 students have already completed their final goal sheet and 3 of those students accepted and completed the challenges!  Great Job!

*If you are finished with a PLASTIC peanut butter or jelly container, please send it in with your child.  We are collecting these for our Kindergarten program.  You’ll see what they are for when the time comes.  🙂  Please be sure the containers are plastic, clean and with the label still on it (if possible).

*Be sure to mark your calendars for some important dates that are quickly approaching (more information to come soon):  May 5/Very Important Person Day (St. Rose’s version of Grandparent’s Day), May 13th/St. Rose Dinner Auction, May 19th/Field Day, May 24th/Kindergarten Program at 6:30 p.m.,  May 25th/8th grade buddies Graduation at 7 p.m. and Last day of school/May 31st.

*Please be sure you are checking out the St. Rose website (and Google calendar on the front of the site) frequently to keep up to date on all that is going on at St. Rose School.  There always seems to be so much going on these last 2 months!


*A special thanks to Mr. Boring for driving to Purdue on Tuesday to pick up our eggs!

*Thanks to Mrs. Tieken and Mrs. Roessler for the wonderful, daily Lent activities!

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

*Thanks to those who have signed up to help and/or sponsor field day!  It takes a lot of help to make this day a success!

*Thanks for the peanut butter containers that have been sent in!  We still need more!

*Thanks to Mrs. Salazar for subbing at the last minute Thursday!

*Thanks for all you do for St. Rose!  We couldn’t do it without your continued support!



…the sound for “Q” and what vowel is always next to it.

…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 (washing of the feet), Good Friday (Mary’s Way of the Cross).

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

…our 8th grade buddies presentation of the Stations of the Cross.

…what we put our eggs in to keep them warm.

…why we put the eggs in a turner inside the incubator.

…what we use to measure the temperature in the incubator.

…why we put water inside the incubator.

…what a female chicken is called; what a male chicken is called.

…the parts of an egg.

…how many days it takes a chick to hatch.

Easter Hugs