St. Rose of Lima School


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    Main Office                      732-462-2646

    Nurse’s Office                  732-462-2988

    Parish Office                    732-462-0859

  • This Week's News from 
    St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
    Home of the Jaguars
    Sunday,  October 20, 2019

    Principal's Corner
    October 18, 2019
    News and Updates...
    As of Friday, October 18th we are at the half way point for completion of the new Renaissance Assessments. Our students seem to be working hard, and receptive to the online assessments. By next Friday, all students in Grades 2 through 8 will have completed the first of three assessment windows. We are excited that moving forward, we will be able to use the results to drive instruction. Thank you Mrs. Dowling, and Homeroom Teachers for all of your hard work in setting up the Chromebooks, and testing information that provided our students with a seamless transition from paper to online assessments.
    Congratulations to Eight Grade Teacher, Karen Blaser, who received a $500 scholarship from the Diocesan PTA Continuing Education Grant. We are very excited to be able to share in your success!
    Jaguars, we are so proud of your accomplishments on the field. A special thank you to our hardworking Sports Committee, Coaches and Volunteer Parents, we could not provide our students with such an enriched athletic experience without your gift of time and talent.
    Looking forward to seeing many of you at Trunk O' Treat this evening, we are so pleased to have gotten so many participants. Thank you members of the PTA for all of your hard work!
    Our next Student Council Bake Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th at lunch time. Please let us know if you would like to donate baked goods for the sale.
    Thought for the Week...
    Family, like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.
                                                                                                                                                               Author Unknown

    Letter to our Parents from the Diocese
    Our student's will begin taking the Star Assessment as follows:  
    Tues, Oct 22nd 4th Grade Math & Reading
    Wed, Oct 23rd 3rd Grade Math & Reading
    Thurs, Oct 24th 2nd Grade Reading
    Fri, Oct 25th 2nd Grade Math

       News & Reminders 
    Student Council - Candy Corn Guess
    The student council will be running a Guess the Number of Candy Corn Contest during lunch this week.  Students can guess the number of Candy Corn in the jar, the one who guesses the correct number or closest to the correct number without going over will win.  Each guess is 25¢.
    SRL award winning Debate Club is returning for the 2019-2020 school year! Debate is a fun, unassuming way to empower yourself, build confidence and practice critical skills.  If y
    ou are interested in joining our award winning debate team or for more information, please e-mail Mr. Jude Francis at as soon as possible. 
    Please help out our 1st Grade Class
    Our first grade class is collecting food to be donated to the Open Door Food Pantry.  If you would like to donate please send in with your child any canned or boxed items.  Please have them drop their donations off to Mrs. Wall's first grade classroom - 1A - Room 9 before they go to their homeroom.  
    Crop Walk
    Sunday, October 20th
    You can help end hunger at home and around the world by supporting the Freehold Area CROP Walk! 
    Open Door is looking for Peanut Butter!
    If you would like to donate a jar, please send it in with your student(s) marked Crop Walk we will be collecting all this week.
    Diocesan Celebration - Our Lady of Guadalupe Torches
    On October 26th, Msgr. Gervasio, Vicar General of our Diocese, will mark the beginning of the Traveling Torch Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of The Americas, by lighting and sending forth torches from the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine.
    Various torches will travel to select parishes throughout the month and finally end their journey on December 7th with a procession to St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Trenton where the Bishop will, once again, receive the torches in celebration of a very special Mass.
    We as a Parish, are honored to receive the Diocesan Our Lady of Guadalupe Torch on Sunday, November 3. The Torch will remain in our Parish for one week. Please see the bulletin for the schedule of activities, services and devotions in honor of our Blessed Mother, who unites us all in Christ.
    We are putting on a show!!
    Show dates: Friday and Saturday, May 15th and May 16th
    Students will sign-up in December to participate on or behind the stage and then rehearsals and production work will begin in January.
    Parent volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the show: rehearsals, costumes, sets, fundraising, playbill, tickets, and stage crew including sound and lighting. 
    If interested in helping out, please come to a planning meeting on October 21st at 6PM in the Science Lab.
    For more information contact Elizabeth Ginn-Scott at Also please add your info to the Lion King volunteer sign-up on the SRL website or link below under "How you can help". Thanks!
    Please remember to register or update your information on the Honey
    well Instant Alert system.  Honeywell Instant Alert 
    Also, notify the school office and nurse of any contact information changes
    Lunch Program Information
    St. Rose is offering our hot lunch program to our students.  
    Please remember that drinks do not come with the hot lunch.  You may purchase a drink at the snack bar for $1.00 or you may purchase milk for the whole school year (click on the link below).
    Please click on the links below for more information:

    Jaguars - Sports Corner

    Cross Country
    Our Jaguar cross country racers just keep getting better and better each week and Sunday was no different!!

    Never one to disappoint, Sophia Raja placed 2nd in the 2nd grade race.  She has consistently placed either 1st or 2nd in each of her races.  Connie Wesolko moved up 8 places from 21st to 13th. Tremendous job by both in very crowded races!!

    Personal Bests were made by 9 out of 13 runners.  Cut times ranged from .02 secs to 1:09 secs.  A big shout out to Nora Mullins, 5th grade, who shaved off 1:09 secs from her time and to Rhys Thurston, 8th grade, who shaved another huge time of .39 secs.  The children do an amazing job each week. As their strength and confidence builds they are consistently shaving large amounts of time.  Two seconds may not seem like a lot of time but in running it's substantial.

    Championship Day is this Sunday, Oct 20 at Ocean Country Park in Lakewood. Individual awards will be handed out at this race. I look forward to some great running by our Jaguars.

    New Announcements and Events
    SRL Reusable Shopping Totes
    Looking for a simple and practical way to support our school?  We are selling large reusable grocery totes for only $2. To purchase send in the completed order form to school.
    Spirit Wear Flash Sale
    For one week only, SRL Spirit wear will be available to order again! Please see the brochure for details. All order forms must be returned to school no later than Monday, October 28th.
    Scrip Gift Cards
    Purchasing gift cards has never been easier! When you buy directly from the PTA Scrip program, we receive a percentage of the total value in donation. You pay only face value - nothing more! To participate: Just print the order form, fill out what you would like, send it in to the office attention: PTA gift cards/scrip with your check or cash by the order deadline. Please make checks payable to St. Rose of Lima PTA. Orders are due by the 10th of each month. Special order deadlines for holidays will be announced. Your cards will be delivered to school within a week. It's as simple as that!  This order form is just a small sample of all the stores available.  Visit for a complete list.
    Magic Show
    The PTA is hosting an evening of comedy and magic with Mr. Magico on Friday, November 15th. Please see the flyer for more information. To purchase tickets by cash or check, return your form to the school office. To purchase tickets by credit card, simply click here. Fill out the online form, and choose "give" when prompted.
    Halloween Breakfast
    The PTA is again hosting our annual Halloween Breakfast for students on 10/31 at 9 AM. We will be serving bagels, fruit, and drinks. Please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Baals, with any dietary concerns.
    Attention 8th Grade Parents!
    Please join us on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 PM in the cafeteria for a meeting to discuss special graduation events.
    SRL Christmas Bazaar
    Believe it or not  SRL's Annual Christmas Bazaar Event is just around the corner! The PTA has been working hard to organize 2 great days of Christmas Fun for ALL and we need your help!

    Mark your calendars for BOTH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th (Kids Day) & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th (Vendor/Community Day)! Please reach out to your family, friends and community to promote our SATURDAY EVENT! 

    Business and Family Sponsorships and Donations 
    SRL families, friends and community businesses are invited to sponsor a table at our annual event.  It's a great way to support our school, gain valuable visibility, and it's 100% tax deductible.  
    Volunteer Opportunities
    Please use the Sign Up Genius found on our website or below to volunteer for Friday. Please indicate in comments section if you are also available anytime Saturday.
    Table Chairpersons will be reaching out to their volunteers to coordinate activities prior to and the day of both events. 

    Book Table
    This year we continue the tradition of providing students the opportunity to shop for family, friends and pets at our various tables which will now include a BOOKS TABLE!  We are in need of GENTLY used books for all age groups (including adults) for us to re-sell at approximately $1 each.
    If you have books to donate please send them into school with your child -  we have a collection bin in the front office. Click here for more details.

    Information Packets
    Packets for KIDS day will go home in just a couple weeks and will include some changes from previous years. 
    We have listened to all feedback from parents and you will find some exciting additions. 
    For example, boys will be able to have their hair spray painted at our "Studio SRL" Hair, Nails, Tattoo & Face Paint area! 
    We will have Kids crafts and games! And, of course, we will have plenty of Raffles!

    For any questions, please contact Gina Mancini & Elaine Turzio at
    Box Tops for Education
    Thank you to everyone who submitted Box Tops for the Fall collection. Please remember to check the expiration dates! In order to receive the incentive snack coupons, you must label your submission with your student's name and homeroom.

    Ways You Can Help Our School 
    We are always seeking volunteers for our wonderful school events or if you can't volunteer maybe help out in other ways.
    Here are a couple of ways you can help us. 

    To help or find out more click on the Title links below:
    The Christmas Bazaar is just around the corner and we are in need of parents elves to help make this day extra special for the kids.  
    The SRL PTA and Elizabeth Ginn-Scott are proud to bring to our school this year a presentation of THE LION KING performed by our students! In order to do so, we are going to need a ton of help and volunteers. 
    Purchasing gift cards has never been easier! When you buy directly from the PTA Scrip program,  we receive a percentage of the total value in donation. You pay only face value - nothing more!  To participate: Just print the order form, fill out what you would like, send it in to the office attention: PTA gift cards/scrip with your check or cash by the order deadline. Please make checks payable to St. Rose of Lima PTA. Orders are due by the 10th of each month.  Visit for a complete list.
       Save the Date
    Please take a look at our preliminary PTA calendar. There are many activities and fundraisers we have
    planned, and room for more! Please feel free to reach out to us with your ideas. Here are a few
    upcoming dates to mark on your calendars:
    10/31 Halloween Breakfast for students
    11/15 Magic Show 
    12/6 Kids' Day at the Christmas Bazaar
    12/7 Christmas Bazaar & Vendor Fair
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    To provide a Gospel centered education that will empower our students to become responsible and productive members of Church and society.

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