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We are all looking forward to VIP day next Friday, May 5.  I’m looking forward to seeing our returning VIP’s and meeting those who are coming for the first time.  VIP day will be extra special this year because it will also be our May Crowning AND the Art Show (student work will be on display in the PLC).  Our VIP’s will get to see just how wonderful our students are here at St. Rose School. Students (except 8th grade) will wear their MASS UNIFORMS on VIP day.  Below is the schedule for VIP day:

9:00 a.m.  Sign in and visit classrooms.

9:45 a.m.   Gather the children and proceed to church for the Liturgy.

10:00 a.m.   Mass & May Crowning;  after Mass, the students & VIP’s will go to the classrooms & will be called to the PLC for lunch by the office.

11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.   Lunch

12:15 p.m.   Musical program “We Love America,” put on by the St. Rose School Choir and students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  After the program, the students will go back to their classrooms for dismissal.

Children will be allowed to leave with their grandparents or VIPs following the program. VIP’s must pick the children up from our classroom after the program.   Students who are not leaving will remain with me until normal dismissal time at 2:50.  Extended care and buses will run as usual.  If your child will be leaving with their VIP after the program, please send me a note in the Friday folder or send me an e-mail so I can make note of it.  I have not seen all of the forms that have been returned since they are sometimes returned with siblings.  Thank you!


Happy Birthday to our Kindergarten students that have May birthdays:  Hadley & Malia!  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.


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.  The children will be expected to MEMORIZE a poem (s) for our program. The children should have brought home their poem (s) on Wednesday.  Hopefully you’ve seen it.  If not, please ask them about it.  Due to our class size, a few students have 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 poems 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!



Elliot was our STAR student this week!  He was born on November 20, 2010.  Elliot has patiently waited to be our STAR!  He was so excited to share his pictures with all of us on Monday.  Everyone loved the “BIG E” cut out with many of his baby pictures on it.  There was one picture of Elliot smiling really big which caught our attention.  When I asked Elliot if he smiled a lot as a baby he pointed to a picture of him screaming and said, “No, I actually cried A LOT!”  He was especially proud of the baby picture in which he was using his feet to drink from a sippy cup.  Elliot told us he was “very flexible.” 🙂  We were all pretty impressed by this talent!  Elliot loves his family very much!  He is very PROUD of his dad because he is a soldier and he really looks up to him.  He told us he likes playing games with his dad and snuggling with his mom.  He likes being silly with his brother Layten and his sister Tressen.  He also enjoys climbing trees with them and baking cookies when they are with their “Sithy” (grandma).  Elliot also has a “Sithy” (great grandma) in heaven that is his guardian angel.  Elliot’s favorite places are Burger King and on the washing machine.  Yes, you read it right!  He likes to hang out on the washing machine with his blanket and pillow.  🙂  Elliot’s favorite things are his boots, pillows and anything ARMY!  Elliot likes to swim and play with his cousins.  He also enjoys being a Cub Scout.  He likes eating ice cream cones, vanilla or twist.  He has a cat named Mr. Fluffington and his favorite color is blue.  Thanks for sharing, Elliot!


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*4/29  Mass at 4:30 p.m.  (All are welcome!)

*4/30   Mass at 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (All are welcome!)

*5/2  Donuts with Dad; possible “hatch” date. Chick

*5/3  The book mobile will be visiting St. Rose next Wednesday.  If you would like for your child to be able to check out a book, please be sure to have them bring their library card.  I know many of the Kindergarten students have cards.  I’m sure they will enjoy visiting the book mobile.  It might be a good idea to put their card in an envelope or Ziploc baggie.  PRIDE meeting at 6:30 p.m. (please note this is Wednesday evening, not Tuesday as usual).

*5/4  We WILL be having mass on Thursday as usual (mass uniforms both Thursday & Friday).

*5/5  VIP Day, mass @ 10 a.m. and Art show.

*We are still in need of Kleenex and glue sticks.  If anyone is able to donate any of these items to help get us through the next 22 days we would greatly appreciate it.  We will not need a snack calendar for May! 🙂

*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).

*End of Year Out-of-Uniform Deal:  If your child brings in a case of soda for the Dinner Auction/Parish Festival (one per family), they will be allowed to be out of uniform the last week of school.   Here are the suggested flavors:  Preschool – Diet Coke/Diet Pepsi, Kindergarten &  1 st grade – Coke/Pepsi, 2 nd grade – Root Beer (not diet, 3 rd grade – Mountain Dew, 4 th grade – Fanta Orange or Grape Soda (not diet), 5 th grade—8th Grade—Bottled water.

*Be sure to mark your calendars for some important dates that are quickly approaching:  May 5/Very Important Person 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 to Mrs. Kimberly Hoffman for sharing her new book with grades K-3 this week and for donating a copy to our school library!  The children were thrilled to meet an author!  We all enjoyed listening to her book as well as learning some ballet!

*Thanks to those who have been sending in pop for the “out of uniform deal” for the last week of school!

*Thanks to those who have been selling raffle tickets!  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Your support is truly appreciated!

*Thanks for all of the field day T-shirt order forms being turned in on time!

*Thanks for supporting our 8th grade buddies trip to DC by coming out to the spaghetti dinner last week!  I’m sure they are enjoying their trip!

*Thanks for all you do!

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

Please pray for safe travels for our 8th grade buddies, their parents, Mr. Setnor and Mrs. Floyd.  They left Thursday evening for Washington DC and will return late Sunday evening!