This Weeks News

This Week's News from 
St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
Home of the Jaguars
Sunday,  September 22, 2019
 
 

Principal's Corner
 
 
A Few Things to Mention....  
 
I was delighted with all of the energy we experienced at our Back to School Night. It was wonderful to see so many happy people. I am truly blessed to be the newest member of the St. Rose of Lima School Family! I am looking forward to the many events we are planning to host this year. Thank you to everyone who signed up to volunteer for our events. There is still time to volunteer, so if you have not already done so, please consider sharing your gifts of time and talent with us.
 
This week I visited several classes, and had the opportunity to see our talented teachers working hard for our students, and our students eagerly engaged in learning. I was able to observe lessons on the metric system, lands and cultures both near and far, the tenets of our faith and learning to live the life Jesus intended. It was a rewarding experience.
 
This week I met with three students who are members of the SRL Student Council. They asked me about wearing their team jersey to school when they have games. They agreed with my idea to allow them to wear their team jersey on the day following a winning game. We are all working to promote School Spirit! Go Jaguars!
 
Just an observation of the morning drop off of students, when you pull up to the back of the school, it is okay if students exit from several cars in the drop off line simultaneously, and not just the one that is in the front of the line. If this practice is followed continuously, several cars will be ready to exit the property quickly allowing for the next grouping to pull up. I noticed that some parents already do this, but there are others that do not. Remember that if your child is in a car or booster seat and requires assistance to exit the car, then parking is required.
 
We are looking for donations of new or like new Lego sets for our younger students to enjoy during recess in the winter months. This might be a good time to consider cleaning out what your children no longer play with. Thank you in advance for your help!
 
Be sure to support the Student Council bake sale scheduled for Thursday, September 26th.
 
Congratulations to our students who participated in the first Cross Country Track meet last Sunday.   We are so proud of your success! Also a shout out to our soccer players and coaches too! We appreciate all of your hard work!
 
 
A Thought for the Week...
 
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. -- Mother Teresa

   Reminders 
 
 
Please remember to register or update your information on the Honeywell 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 click on the links below for more information:

Jaguars - Sports Corner
 
On Sunday, Sept 15, 13 runners from St. Rose participated in the first cross country meet of the season at Ocean County Park in Lakewood. 
 
Runners range from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  There are three divisions and distances:
 - Kindergarten through 3rd grade (Pee Wee) run 1/4 to 1/2 mile
 - 4th-6th grade (Juniors) run 1 mile
 - 7th-8th grade (Seniors) run 1 1/2 mile
 
A big shout out goes to Giovanni Ursino for placing 11th in the Kindergarten race and to Sophia Raja for 2nd in the 2nd grade race.
 
Others runners for St. Rose were:
8th Grade - Alex Sutton and Rhys Thurston
5th Grade - Nora Mullins
4th Grade - Ryan Sutton and Morgan Thurston
3rd Grade - Rylee Mullins and Mason Wolfe
2nd Grade - Georgia Galgano and Riley Kochka
1st Grade - McKenzie Wolfe
Kindergarten - Charlotte Galgano
 
Congratulations to all the runners on a fantastic job and we look forward to their next race this Sunday, Sept 22.
 
 
It is not too late to sign up for Bowling for Grades 3-8. 

New Announcements and Events
 
Book Fair Family Night    
 
Please join us on Wednesday, October 9th, from 6-7:30 pm to shop the Arctic Adventure Book Fair and enjoy a special presentation by Jenkinson's Aquarium, including a real, live PENGUIN! 
 
St. Rose PTA 1st Annual-Trunk or Treat
 
St Rose of Lima PTA is holding their 1st Annual Trunk or Treat Event on Friday, Oct 18th, 6-8 pm.  Join us for fun and games.  
PTA Meeting
 
Please join us at the school on Wednesday 9/25 from 6-8 pm.  We will be discussing our initiatives for the year, with particular focus on the Christmas Bazaar and Vendor Fair.
Read-a-thon
 
There is still time to join the Read-a-thon Challenge!  Simply download this reading log to track your minutes.  Any sponsors who prefer to give a donation by cash or check can do so by sending it directly to school with the student.  Checks can be made payable to St. Rose of Lima PTA.  All donations count toward the student's incentives.  You need not register online to participate, but we encourage it.  If you need your login information, please contact us at StRosePTA@gmail.com.
Last Call for Our Yard Sale
 
Our fall yard sale is taking place on Saturday, September 28th, from 8 am - 1 pm. Spaces are still available and volunteers are still needed.  
We Love Ice Cream!
 
Please stop by Jersey Freeze during their normal operating hours on Friday, September 27th, to enjoy your favorite burgers and sundaes. SRL will receive a 20% donation from your purchases, in the restaurant or at the ice cream counter, when you show or mention this flyer.
boxtops
Box Tops Collection - Now in the App
 
Each year, we raise nearly $1000 for the school through the collection of Box Tops for Education. Now, the Box Tops program has gone digital. We will send out more detailed information about this and other "no cost" fundraisers in the upcoming weeks, but in the meantime, please download the free Box Tops app from your smartphone's store and link to "St. Rose of Lima School" to start earning.
Electronics Club Presents: 
 
Internet of Things we are happy to announce this year's electronics and programming class, 'Internet of Things.'
 
 
   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:
 
9/25 PTA meeting (evening)
9/27 Jersey Freeze fundraiser
9/28 Yard Sale
10/7 Book Fair Begins
10/9 Scholastic Book Fair Family Night
10/18 Trunk or Treat 
 
St. Rose of Lima School
51 Lincoln Place
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
(732)462.2646