52 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, NJ 07078 | (973) 379-3973 | 2023-2024 Registration Packet

Raven Rundown, 10/26/2023

October 26, 2023
Clergy Appreciation
Thank you, Fr. Larry, Sr. Sandy, and Fr. Chris!
To celebrate Clergy Appreciation Day this past Tuesday, the HSA sent some treats to the St. Rose of Lima rectory for the parish staff to enjoy.
SRLA is blessed to be a part of this parish community, and we are grateful to them for sharing their time and talents!
Thank you to Liz Browne for chairing this for our clergy and Emma Jackson and Alejandria Rodriguez for helping to make this luncheon happen.
Trunk-or-Treat on Tuesday!
Families are invited to join the fun on Tuesday, October 31 for SRLA's annual Truck-or-Treat!
Decorate your trunk for Halloween and give out goodies to the students. Prizes will be awarded for best decorations and for the best parent and/or pet costumes!
*Please remember that SRLA is a nut-free school! Be sure to hand out only allergy-safe or non-food treats.
Trunk set-up begins at 12 noon and Trunk-or-Treat takes place from 1:15pm until 2:30pm. Please sign up if you'd like to participate!
Too much candy at your house?
SRLA will be collecting excess candy from Halloween and donating it to The Apostle’s House, a homeless shelter that provides services for at-risk individuals and families in Newark and Essex County, as well as a food pantry for the community.
A collection bin will be in the foyer for donations through November 14. Thank you so much for your support!
Happening Next Week...
Picture Day
School pictures will be taken Thursday, November 2. Students should come to school dressed in their full winter uniform!
Spirit Wear
Spirit wear orders will be in next week and will be distributed once they arrive for students to take home from school.
Coffee & Conversation with Principal Underwood
Our first Coffee & Conversation of the school year will be held Tuesday, November 7 in the Media Center at 8:15 am.
This event is open to the SRLA community and gives families a chance to discuss any SRLA-related topics in an informal, casual setting.
Give Back with Christmas Gift-giving
A long-standing tradition at SRLA, our wonderful Christmas Gift Giving Program ensures that there is at least one present under the tree for the children of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newark and the seniors and families of St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth. Please consider helping these children, families and seniors during the Christmas holidays. There are three ways to participate:
1.Buy gifts for children. 
Check off the appropriate box on the SignUp Genius and indicate how many gifts you would like to buy. We ask families to buy a warm piece of clothing and a toy for each child. You will be provided with the name, age, and gender of a recipient in mid-November. Please budget $35-50 per gift. Bring wrapped gifts to school between November 27 and December 4. Drop-off details will be provided.
2.Send in a monetary donation.
If you are unable to shop this year, our "Holiday Shopper Committee" can shop for you. Your donations will be used to buy toys, coats, scarves and mittens to name a few of the requests we often receive from the children! Please make your donation through Blackbaud as soon as possible.
3.Volunteer to be a "shopper."
Sign up to be a "volunteer shopper" to purchase 3 to 5 gifts with donated money. You will be provided with a very specific wish list and you will be reimbursed.
Thank you in advance for your support for this worthy project! We encourage all families to involve their children in the shopping and wrapping of these gifts, a wonderful way to teach children the importance of helping others!
Please sign up by Wednesday, November 8 to participate.
Questions? Please contact Betsy Guarnieri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Andrea Mansfield (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Rosemary Mattson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Shop to Support the 8th Grade
Believe it or not, Christmas is just 60 days away! Shop online at Charleston Wrap for gifts, eco-friendly gift wraps, and sweet treats to help you kick-off your holiday season!
Purchases made through the website by November 20 directly benefit our 8th Graders and help fund SRLA's beloved graduation traditions.
  1. Register at www.registercw.com and enter our organization ID: 12719
  2. Use the email-invite generator to invite friends and family to shop and support!
  3. Shop! All orders ship directly to your home.
Thank you so much for your generous support of our soon-to-be graduates!
10/27 School closed for Teachers’ Professional Development Day
10/31 Trunk-or-Treat
11/2 School Picture Day | Middle School Trip to Papermill Playhouse
11/3 Dress-down Day for Charity | 12:10pm Dismissal
11/7 Coffee & Conversation
11/22 First trimester ends | 12:10pm Dismissal
11/23 & 11/24 School closed for Thanksgiving
11/24 & 11/25 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament

St. Rose of Lima Academy

Principal: Tina Underwood, Ed.S.
52 Short Hills Avenue
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
Phone: 973-379-3973
Fax: 973-379-3722



National Blue Ribbon School



St. Rose of Lima Parish

Pastor: Father Larry Evans

50 Short Hills Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Phone: 973-379-3912 
Fax: 973-379-6157 

Website: http://www.stroseshorthills.org