August 13 , 2021 - Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School
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August 13 , 2021 Hello everyone! I know what you are thinking, “This is a long Redhawk!” Please make sure you read it all. There is a lot of important information! While there are still a few weeks left of the summer, we are full steam ahead and looking forward to the 2021-2022 academic school year! The past couple of months have been busy (though not as busy as last year), and as always, the school is starting to look wonderful for the return of students. Below are some introductions and other very important information that you should know I would like to congratulate Ms. Odalen on her recent marriage this summer. You will see that she has a name change (no, it’s not a new teacher). Congratulations, Mrs. Puga! Welcome to newly hired Mrs. Sarah Gaughan. She will be our second lead teacher in our Pre-K program. Sarah will be teaching from 7 am to 12 pm, instructing our M, W, F 4-year-old students and our 3 yr old Pre-K classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our program is expanding, so the need to have another teacher was necessary. I look forward to having Mrs. Gaughan on our team. See below for more information about Sarah. As I mentioned earlier this summer, we also welcome our new Middle School Social Studies and Religion teacher, Mr. Eric Gehlhausen. He will be a great addition to our MS team and will bring a lot to the table. See below for more information about Mr. Gehlhausen. I am thrilled to announce that we have been chosen by The Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) as a pilot school for the next three years to participate in an initiative called Peace of Mind. This program is designed to help teachers, staff, parents, and students better understand and respond to social-emotional learning needs. This program is providing teachers and staff with training sessions throughout the year (our staff has already attended or will attend next week the first of these training sessions). Materials for students and parents will be provided to better understand the social and emotional needs of students. One wonderful and amazing part of this program is that we will receive one day a week of onsite counseling services for our students. I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity for the next three years, and hopefully beyond. I want to thank CSCOE for choosing Saint Rose. This program will make us an even better school. More information to come! Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a faith formation class for our students that many of our teachers were trained in this summer (some teachers are taking the training at a later date). Our goal is to build this program from the ground up, starting in Pre-K and moving through all the grade levels. This will take some time, but we are well on our way to getting started in Pre-K. With the help of some outside resources, the training the teachers received this summer, and the newly renovated “Atrium” (the former Pre-K extended day room), we will be starting this program this Fall. For more information about this program, see https://www.cgsusa.org/discover/cgs-approach/ Educational Benefits (formerly know as Free and Reduced Lunch): I know that it's more paperwork, but I beg anyone that financially qualifies to please apply promptly. The number of qualifying students at our school not only benefits those that are in need but also determines much of our state and federal dollars that are
allocated to our school for different items that benefit ALL students. We know that lunches are gain free this school year, but it's vitally important that you take the time to complete this application if you qualify. School projects: If any of you have ordered something or had a project that you needed materials for this year, you probably noticed there was a delay in shipping or that the materials were simply not available. Unfortunately, we are experiencing that as well. 1. The MS lockers “should” be installed before back to school night. If not, we will adjust accordingly. There is a supply issue, but I have been told we should be good to go for the start of school. 2. The legs for the new Middle School desks were stuck in a shipping container somewhere overseas for much of the summer, but have recently shipped! We pray they will arrive this month, but might have to start the school year with tables and chairs in the Middle School classrooms, then put the desks in once they arrive. 3. The basketball hoops for the gym will be installed on August 26th. I can’t wait to see our littlest students being able to shoot at a lowered hoop! 4. The back parking lot is coming along. The underground drainage system that is going in under the parking lot on the south side is taking some more time. However, this shouldn’t affect State Fair parking or back-to-school parking or events. Just be patient with us as we might need to adjust a few things. 5. The new music room is nearly complete! Hopefully, you continue to enjoy what is remaining of your summer. We really do look forward to having you all back. We will see you at Back to School Night on September 1st! Peace, Mr. Slaikeu Important Back to School Information! First Days of School School begins the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Our Faithful Beginnings 4 year old Prekindergarten program begins Wednesday, September 8, and the 3 year old Prekindergarten classes begin on Thursday, September 9. All K-8 students should be dropped off in front of the school at Door #1 (front doors facing Hamline Ave). Drop-off time starts at 7:25 am, and students will enter the building at 7:35 am. The school day begins at 7:45 am with prayer and announcements (our school day runs from 7:45 AM–2:07 pm). Pre-K students can be dropped off between 7:00 and 8:00 am and will be entering via Door #3 (NE door in back corner lot). Parents will ring the bell, the door will be buzzed open, and students will enter to meet a staff member at the bottom of the steps. Students will proceed to the new classrooms on the lower level. Parents are welcome to come inside during the first week of school to help students get acclimated. The Pre-K official school day begins at 8:00 am. Exception: Families with additional children in K-8 can drop off all students in the front of the school at Door #1 between 7:25 and 7:35 am. If your child is registered for the Prekindergarten School Day, pick up is at 2:05 pm. If they’re registered for the All Day Program, pick up is by 6:00 pm at Door #3. Carpool/Parent Drive Information If you are transporting your child(ren) to school this year, please follow the procedure outlined in the Handbook: All parents dropping students off should enter the parking lot in the front (Hamline side) of the school from the south via the Skillman Avenue (Parish Center) entrance and proceed north to the designated drop-off area. Students should exit the right or passenger side of
the vehicle only and proceed up the front steps to enter the school through Door #1. Please do not park your car in the front lot or have students cross in front of cars. Drive slowly and cautiously. Exit the lot at the north end. Thank you for your cooperation. Busing Information If your child(ren) is/are taking the bus to/from school this year, you should receive route information from the district in late August. If you have not received this information directly from the district by August 31, please find us in the school office on Back-to-School Night. Please be patient during the first few weeks of school as drivers learn their routes and schedules are worked out. We generally dismiss 15-20 minutes early the first week of school to accommodate this learning curve. Please note that there is no busing on the first day of school. Busing will begin on Wednesday, September 8. Also, all students are required to wear a mask on the school bus. The district’s transportation service number is 651.635.1638. The bus company, Centerline, can be reached at 651.482.1524. Back to School Night Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, September 1 from 4:00–7:00 PM. Please begin by stopping in your child(ren)’s homeroom/s to drop off school supplies, and meet the teacher/s. Then proceed to the cafeteria (lower level) to learn about activities and parent organizations. Student Planners The student planner is available at a cost of $7.00 from your child(ren)’s homeroom teacher at Back-to-School Night (please bring exact change or a check for $7.00 payable to Saint Rose School). Calendar/Uniform & Appearance Code/Supply List An updated school calendar was sent out in June and is available on the school website. Both the supply list and K-8 uniform policy are also available on the school website. Donald’s Uniform in St. Paul is the official uniform supplier for our school, K-8. However, uniform shirts, shorts, and pants may be purchased at any retailer. Prekindergarten students do not wear uniforms. Hot Lunch Saint Rose of Lima School contracts with Roseville Area Schools to provide a hot lunch program. Monthly menus are sent home in advance and available on the school website, and MAIN or ALTERNATE meals are available each day. Once again, hot lunch will be provided free of charge for all students in grades Pre-K through 8 this school year. Students attending Prekindergarten Extended Day eat lunch from 11:00 AM–11:30 AM. Students have the option of purchasing hot lunch or milk (if an account has been set up for them) or bringing a cold/bag lunch and beverage from home. Meet the New Teachers! Eric Gehlhausen- Middle School Social Studies & Religion My name is Mr. Eric Gehlhausen, and I will be teaching 6-8 social studies and religion. This will be my first year teaching at Saint Rose of Lima. I am originally from southern Indiana, however, I have been teaching in Indianapolis for the past two years. I earned my Catholic Studies degree from Marian University. When I'm not in the classroom, I enjoy being outside, hiking, and laying in my hammock. In addition, I enjoy reading and drinking coffee. Sarah Gaughan- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher My name is Sarah Gaughan, and I am very excited to be the new Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School! I am looking forward to becoming a part of the Saint Rose community and meeting my soon-to-be Pre-Kindergarteners! At the University of Minnesota, I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 2017. I then completed the Initial Licensure and Master’s Program for Elementary Education at the University of Minnesota in May of 2019. During this program, I attended Graduate school courses and student-taught in a first-grade
classroom at Saint Anthony Park Elementary School in Saint Paul. In my spare time, I enjoy going up north and spending time at the lake with family and friends. I love being on the water, whether it’s swimming, fishing, or boating! I also enjoy baking, cooking, crafting, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. Back to School Forms Online! In order to streamline distribution, completion, and collection of Back to School paperwork, we have moved all of our forms to Google Forms. We think you will find them quick and easy to take care of (even from your phone!). Please set aside some time to complete the forms for each of your children in the next month. Please submit all forms by Monday, August 23. Thank you! Forms to be Completed: Student Transportation (one per child Pre-K-8) Health and Emergency Form (one per child Pre-K-8) Handbook Acknowledgement (one per family) The 2021-2022 Handbook can be found online. Walking Field Trip Permission (one per family) Acceptable Use Policy: Pre-K-Grade 2 (one per child in Pre-K- Grade 2) Acceptable Use Policy: Grades 3-5 (one per child in Grades 3-5) Acceptable Use Policy: Grades 6-8 (one per child in Grades 6-8) Request Form for Texts, Standardizes Tests, and Individual Instructional Materials (one per child for students in K-8) Request Form for District Pupil Health Services (one per child for students in K-8) Request Form for District Secondary Guidance/Counseling Services(one per child for students in Grade 7-8 only) What will Volunteering Look Like this Year? As we look ahead to a more "normal" school year at Saint Rose, we are excited to be welcoming some volunteers back, and many of the positions can be done from home. While we're not exactly sure what in school positions will be utilized, it's always helpful to be prepared. In order to track the parents interested in certain positions, we have moved our Volunteer Opportunities Form online this year. Please take a few moments to complete the form for each parent/guardian who wishes to volunteer at Saint Rose this year. Thank you for your generous gift of time! Volunteer Opportunities 2021-2022 We Need Your Help! Did you know that the majority of our state and federal funding is based on our Free & Reduced population? Even though school lunches will again be offered to all students free of charge this school year, we still need qualifying families to apply for Educational Benefits. The new applications for the upcoming school year are now available, as are theincome guidelines for application. We greatly appreciate our families' cooperation in completing these applications if your family meets the income guidelines. As a reminder, all families who apply for tuition assistance and meet the income guidelines must apply for educational benefits through Roseville School District each school year. Each year a new application for Educational Benefits and Free/Reduced price meals needs to be completed. These complete forms not only provide meal benefits but can help your school get crucial funding. While school meals will be free of charge again this school year, we still encourage all families to complete the Application for Educational Benefits each year; you may know this as the free and reduced meal form. A new application must be completed EACH YEAR. Applications can be completed online, or you can request a paper copy. You can fill out a new form any time your family’s income changes. Paper applications can be returned to the school office or mailed to Nutrition
Services at the District Center, 1251 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113 (we contract with Roseville Area Schools for their Nutrition Services) This form not only determines benefits for students and families such as no-cost meals at school, but also provides free bus cards, discounted internet service, discounted/no-cost early childhood classes and scholarships for summer camps and childcare centers, discounted field trips, standardized test fees waivers, and sports team scholarships and fee waivers. Educational Benefits also impact your school’s funding and the district’s budget, including state and federal dollars that may be used for administration, social workers, family liaisons, and more! The results of these applications are crucial to funding for things like Title 1, compensatory revenue, and summer and non-school day meals. In addition, this can afford your school money for family engagement, early childhood programs, professional development opportunities for staff, direct instructional services, remedial instruction services in reading, language arts, mathematics, study skills, additional teachers and teacher aides, lower instructor to learner ratios, out of school time programming, instructional materials, digital learning, truancy reduction programs, bilingual and bicultural programs, and all- day Kindergarten. Find more information and to apply for benefits, please visitRosevilleNutrition.com. Annual Report Our Annual Report/State of the School is generally distributed at our Rose Garden Auction and Gala. Although our event was virtual this past spring, we still want to share the news with our stakeholders, so it has been posted to the school website. Feel free to check it out here. You're Invited to the 27th Annual Saint Rose Booster Club Golf Tournament! Please join the Booster Club for the 27th Annual Golf Tournament, just up the road at Cedarholm Golf Course. After a year off, the 9 hole scramble will again be followed by a meal and awards ceremony immediately after in the clubhouse. There will also be a raffle and meal tickets are available to be purchased separately. Don't golf? Join us for dinner and a raffle after the tournament!
Band and Orchestra Lessons Registration Registration for the 2021-22 fall band and orchestra program from Hill-Murray is underway! The newly renamed program Maestro’s at Hill-Murray will provide band and orchestra lessons. With the cuts and restrictions we've seen in many private and public school arts and band programs, we are pleased to partner with them to ensure band and orchestra are available to interested families.
Aim Higher Ice Cream Social You're Invited! For the first time ever, Aim Higher is inviting all recipients of their Aim Higher and CSAF scholarships to an Ice Cream Social! On Sunday, August 15, from 1:30 - 3 p.m., we will gather on the lawn of the Cathedral of Saint Paul for free ice cream, lawn games, and fellowship. To RSVP, please click here for the official invitation that was sent to all Aim Higher scholar
Free meals are available all summer! To find free meals near you download the "Free Meals for Kids" app or see the schedule below: Pick up sites for 7-day meal boxes of Breakfast & Lunch: Mondays- Roseville Area High School 10-11 am Tuesdays- Wilshire Park Elementary, 9-10 am; Roseville Area Middle School 4:00-5:00 pm Wednesdays- Roseville Area High School 4:00-
5:00 pm Thursdays- Wilshire Park Elementary, 9-10 am, Roseville Area Middle School 10-11 am Open school sites for walk-in meals (check poster on the door for most up to date meal times): Brimhall- 6/12-7/23 Edgerton- 6/21-7/30 EDW- 6/28-7/23 Falcon Heights- 6/16-8/20 Parkview- 6/28-7/23 RAMS- 6/14-8/20 RAHS- 6/21-7/23 If you have a current balance on your lunch account, email the Roseville School District Nutrition Services Lunch Program @ email@example.com and request a refund. Upcoming Events Monday, 8/23- All google back to school forms due Wednesday, 9/1- 4 pm-7 pm Back to School Night Tuesday, 9/7- First Day of School Grades K-8,Parent Drive Day- No Buses Wednesday, 9/8 First Day of School- PreKindergarten 4 Thursday, 9/9- First Day of School- PreKindergarten 3 Friday. 9/10- Ice Cream Social- 1:30 pm Friday, 9/17- Marathon Kick-Off Sunday, 9/19- 27th Annual Booster Club Golf Tournament- 4:30 pm at Cedarholm Golf Course- details in the flyer above Quick Links Attendance (reporting absences): firstname.lastname@example.org School Handbook 2021 Liturgy Calendar 2021-2022 School Calendar Athletic Registration Form Download the free Sycamore app today! https://sycamoreschool.com/ Saint Rose Social Media: Facebook Saint Rose: Amazon Smile Hot Lunch/Balance Question? Email: email@example.com Contact the Booster Club: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Home & School: email@example.com Saint Rose of Lima Church Sunday Bulletin Virtus Training/Clearances Band/Orchestra at Saint Rose 4HG (For His Glory) CAA- Catholic Athletic Association Sterling Karate Not regularly receiving The Redhawk but would like to?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us to put you on the list! Join us for Mass at Saint Rose of Lima! Due to lower COVID-19 infection rates, the Minnesota bishops discerned it was time to lift the Sunday Mass dispensation, beginning July 1st. Saint Rose of Lima has safely held Mass the last thirteen months, Saturdays at 4:30 pm and Sundays at 9:00 am. Worship with us! Synod Small Groups: Fall 2021 Archbishop Hebda has asked every parish in the Archdiocese to form small groups to discuss the three focus areas he proposed for the June 2022 Synod. This is the first Synod since 1939 and Archbishop Hebda is asking for our input, giving us an opportunity for growth in unity in our parish as well as our Archdiocese. Our church has undergone many changes in these last 80 years and Archbishop Hebda would like to provide direction for the future. The small groups will take place over six Sundays. The small group Sundays are September 19 and 26, October 3, 10, and 17, and November 7 from 10:20 am-12:20 pm or 6:00-8:00 pm in the church. We look forward to having your participation and input! For more information, sign up for the flocknote: www.saintroseoflimamn.flocknote/synodsmallgroups. Or go to saintroseoflima.net/synod or call the parish office at 651-645-9389. Macalester Basketball Clinic!
The Macalester basketball team is hosting a Youth Basketball Clinic on Sunday, October 31st at Macalester College from 9:00 am-Noon. Intended for boys in grades 4-8 and our team will be there to work with the kids. Also, all of our home games at Macalester are free admission. 2021-22 Men's Basketball Schedule 2021-22 Women's Basketball Schedule
The mission of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School is to provide quality academic education, religious education, and faith formation for our students. It is our goal to prepare our children as lifelong learners who will grow spiritually and intellectually as responsible Christians and citizens of our global community.
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