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Tomorrow is Earth Day, however, we know that EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY!   We read different books this week about our beautiful earth and how we can help keep it clean and safe for all of us. One of my favorite books to read is The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Although we read this book during Dr. Seuss week, we read it again in honor of Earth Day. This book sends such a powerful message in terms that even the children can understand, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” We talked about the 3 R’s: Reduce, Recycle and Reuse. The children “pledged” to do their best to help keep our earth healthy and beautiful.   The children have great ideas of how they can do their part to take care of this wonderful world God gave us.   We also “reused” our daily milk cartons to plant Marigold seeds in honor of Earth Day. We will continue to make sure our seeds get water and sunlight over the next week or so. Once we start to see our flowers begin to germinate, we will send them home for the children to transfer to a pot or the ground. The children really enjoyed planting their seeds.   However, some liked the “dirt” more than others, of course. 🙂


The children were very “EGG”CITED to see signs of life in 13 (out of 24) of our eggs when we candled them on Tuesday.   Mrs. Salazar & I were “egg”cited too. I’m sure the children shared this information with you when they got home, but they were THRILLED when they saw the blood vessels in several of the eggs and even an eye in a few of them.  I wish you could have seen their faces, especially when they saw some move! I told them that is how all of “you” felt when you saw their ultrasound for the 1st time; they thought that was pretty cool!! 🙂 We will candle the eggs again on Monday and look forward to seeing more growth and movement. We are looking forward to their “expected due date” on May 2nd or 3rd.  We’ll keep you posted!


Mark your calendars for VIP day on Friday, May 5th. For those of you that are new to St. Rose, this is our version of “Grandparents Day,” however, we know it’s not always possible for grandparents to attend so your child can bring any VERY IMPORTANT PERSON that they would like to share with their St. Rose Family.  Please be sure to fill out the registration form that is in today’s Friday folder.  Please return the form and lunch payment for your VIP’s by April 30th so that we can prepare for this very SPECIAL day!  You will find the schedule for the day on the form.  The children are to wear their MASS UNIFORMS for VIP day.  The 8th graders will be the only class dressed up since it is also their May Crowning (special mass to honor our mother, Mary).  Children will be allowed to leave with their grandparents or VIPs following the program, if indicated on the reservation form.   Students not leaving will remain with the teacher until normal dismissal time.  Extended care and buses will run as usual.  If your child WILL be leaving with their VIP after the program, please send me a message in the Friday folder or send me an e-mail so I can make note of it since I do not see all of the forms.  I must have this in writing in order to let your child leave at 1:30 on VIP day.  Thank you!


The Kindergarten program will be on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the PLC.   The children will be performing a short program and will be receiving a certificate of completion for all of their accomplishments this year followed by a small reception (cookies & punch).  The children will be expected to MEMORIZE a poem (s) for our program. These poems will come home NEXT week so please keep an eye out for these.  I shared the poems with the children and they are excited. If you have any questions, please let me know. Please feel free to encourage “expression” where you see fit! 🙂   Due to our class size, a few of the students will be asked to memorize 2 poems, but I wouldn’t ask them to do anything I didn’t think they were capable of doing.  I know as a “past Kindergarten parent,” it can get tiresome listening to the poem over & over, but it really helps the children to feel more comfortable on their big night if they are well prepared. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!


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*4/21  PRIDE Family Fun Night/Nerf Night 6:30-10;  Come early at 6:00 p.m. for a spaghetti dinner to help support our 8th graders upcoming trip to DC.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for Nerf Night.

*4/22  Mass at 4:30 p.m.  (All are welcome!)

*4/23  Mass at 8 & 11 a.m. (All are welcome!)

*4/25  Visit from Author Kimberly Hoffman.

*4/28  Mother’s Day Card order form and money due Mother’s Day Order Form 2017.

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

*We are on our last box of Kleenex (the children went through 5 boxes just last week) and are running very low on glue sticks if anyone is able to donate any of these items to help get us through the next 28 days.

*Don’t forget to buy your tickets for this year’s Dinner Auction on May 13.  This night is alway A LOT of fun!

*Be sure to sell, sell, sell those raffle tickets for the dinner auction.  There are a lot of great raffle items for great prices.  The kindergarten class REALLY wants a party.  Mrs. Boring wanting/needing a massage has nothing to do with it. 🙂

*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].


*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; no worries if not).

*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!


*Thanks for all of the donations that came in for Tuesday’s NUT day to help our 8th grade buddies as they prepare to head to DC next week!  I know they appreciate your support!

*Thanks to all who have signed up to help on field day in May!  We couldn’t do it without you!

*Thanks for the field day T-shirt order forms and money!

*Thanks for the peant butter containers that have been sent in so far!

*Thanks to all who are selling raffle tickets to help support the upcoming dinner auction!

*Thanks for all you do!


Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

 he is risen