This Weeks News

This Week's News from 
St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
Home of the Jaguars
Sunday,  January 12, 2020

   News & Reminders 

St. Rose of Lima School
Catholic Schools Week Celebration
January 27 - 31, 2020

Monday: Breakfast for Faculty and Staff sponsored by the PTA
Opening Mass in the Chapel at 12:45 pm
Silly Hat and Sock Day

Tuesday: Movie Day with Popcorn/ Students will be treated to an afternoon movie in their classrooms with popcorn sponsored by the PTA.

Wednesday: Bingo/ After lunch students in Pre-K thru 8 with older students assisting younger ones will sit together for five Bingo games with prizes including dress down days, homework passes and class ice cream parties.

Thursday: Grandparents'/Special Persons' Day Celebration/ Students will perform by class in a patriotic themed show followed by refreshments for all.

Friday: Eighth Grade Pep Rally/ Volley Ball Game
Faculty and Staff Luncheon sponsored by the PTA
Early Dismissal for Students

Our Open House
 Sunday, February 9th, 9 am - 1 pm

Childhood Mission Association
Friday, January 17, 2020 will be the last day that mission boxes will be accepted.
If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to the Mission Childhood Association.
Thank you for your generosity.
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8th Grade Graduation Pictures
The 8th grade will be taking their cap and gown pictures on Tuesday, January 14th
Star Assessment
The second round of Star Assessment will take place on Thursday, January 16th for grades 3 - 8 and on Friday, January 17th for 2nd grade. 
Mid-term Exams
Mid-term Exams will be given from January 17th to January 24th for grades 5th - 8th as follows:
1/17 - Religion
1/21 - Math
1/22 - Language Arts
1/23 - Science
1/24 - Social Studies
Martin Luther King Day of Service
The Freehold Clergy  Association is offering a beautiful day of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20.  There is no charge for this day of service.  Students grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate.  The packet of information needs to be returned in order for registration to be final as soon as possible.
Please remember that there is no parking permitted in the "U" shaped lot on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3:30 and 6:00 pm while Religious Education in is session.
Please Continue to help out our 1st Grade Class
Our first grade class is continuing to collect 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.  
We are putting on a show!!
Show dates: Friday and Saturday, May 15th and May 16th
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 or 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 Honeywell Instant Alert system.  
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
St. Rose of Lima Spring Sports Signups
St. Rose of Lima will offer the following sports this spring:

Varsity (grades 6, 7 and 8) Baseball
Boys Varsity (grades 7 and 8) Volleyball
Boys JV (grades 5 and 6) Volleyball
Girls Varsity (grades 7 and 8) Volleyball 
Girls JV (grades 5 and 6) Volleyball

Please visit the school website and sign up. Even if you signed up previously in the fall, please sign up again. 
Tryouts and practices will begin in late February / early March. 
Remember - teams can only be formed if there are enough players and coaches. 
If able to help coach one of our teams, please indicate in the sign up.

Come out and support our teams.
Go Jaguars!

New PTA Announcements and Events

Dine to Donate with Fireside 
Please join us on Wednesday, January 29 at Fireside Grill and Bar in Marlboro for a special "Dine to Donate" event.  Treat yourself to a night off from cooking, and Fireside will make a donation to the PTA! 

PTA Meeting
Our next general meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 21st, at 6 pm in the first floor conference room.  Please park near the gym and enter through the door used for dismissal.  All are welcome to attend.
Recess Rooms
We are collecting gently used (all pieces intact) board games and puzzles for use in our new recess rooms.  Please send your items to school with your child, or drop them off in the school office.  Thank you!
Save the Date - Grandparents Day
This year's celebration of Grandparents Day will be held on Thursday, January 30th, during Catholic Schools Week.  Stay tuned for more details.
Valentine Dessert Party
Our 3rd Annual Valentine Dessert Party will be held on Friday, February 7th, from 6-8 pm in the school cafeteria.  Signups will be available shortly.  If you would like to help plan this fun, free event, please contact Elizabeth at

Scrip Program 
Please consider purchasing gift cards from the PTA for all of your shopping/gift needs - food shopping, gifts for teachers, mail/delivery people, garbage men, hairdressers, babysitters, family members, friends - everyone loves a gift card! There are hundreds of stores to choose from and we get a small percentage back AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU. Some cards start at $5 increments like Starbucks and Panera. We offer local favorites like Shop Rite, Nordstrom, Target, Dunkin, Buffalo Wild Wings, Game Stop and Dairy Queen or just get a Visa card with no activation fee. There's so many online favorites too like I Tunes, Lands End, Gap, J Crew, Zappos, Amazon - pretty much everywhere you would shop. For a complete list, visit or use the link from our website. Just write on the back of the order form any cards you would like that you don't see listed. If you have never tried our gift card program, now is the perfect time. Thank you! Any questions email
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.
Click here for the order form 
Box Tops for Education
We will continue to collect paper Box Tops as long as they are not expired.  If you have any collected so far, please send them to school in a baggie labeled with your student's name.  As an incentive, we offer free snack coupons for every 100 Box Tops a student submits.  

Please check out the Box Top app to participate in the new digital program and earn even more for our school!

Recycling - Go Green and Earn Rewards!
In addition to the collection of Entenmann's Little Bites pouches, we are also collecting other clean packaging to earn cash rewards for our school.  

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 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.
  Looking Ahead - 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:
1/14 - 8th Grade Graduation Pictures
1/16 - Star Assessment Grades 3 - 8
1/17 - Star Assessment Grade 2
1/17 thru 1/24 - Mid Term Exams for Grades 5 - 8
1/21 - PTA General Meeting 6 pm
1/24 - Progress Reports
1/27 - 1/31 Catholic Schools Week
1/27 - Silly Hat and Sock Day
1/27 - Opening Catholic School's Week Mass 12:45
1/28 - Movie Day
1/29 Bingo for Student's
1/29 - Dine to Donate - Fireside Grill
1/30 - Grandparent's Day
1/31 - Spirit Day - 8th Grade Volleyball Game - Early Dismissal
2/7 - Valentine's Dessert Party
2/9 - Open House 9 am - 1 pm

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Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program 2020-21 School Year

For Families with Children Attending Catholic Schools

Tuition assistance is awarded each year to families with children in our Catholic schools in grades K-12.  Awards are made based on financial need.

Click here for further information