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Dear SRLA Families,

With God’s Grace I can face each day with His peace and strength, Amen.

I am writing to you with overwhelming waves of sorrow and sadness following the death of George Floyd. Life itself, especially during these last 80 days, has challenged everyone. It is through challenges that we grow stronger and persevere.

I ask that you engage, as a family, to have those tough conversations about racial inequality, right and wrong actions and ideas about injustice. We need to be creative and work together to remove obstacles that only flame systematic inequalities.

As a school community, we are here for each other at a time when we need each other. Together, we need to reach out to our family, friends and neighbors and let them know that we are in this together. Only by showing others compassion, love, empathy and humanity that we hold dear for ourselves can everyone heal together.

This will not be easy. We must work with every last ounce of energy we have to support our own families, friends and communities. Everyone at SRLA supports peace, love and understanding. I want our students, staff and families to know that we care, your life matters to me, never feel alone.

Suggestions:

Poetry: “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

Participate: Millburn Rally For Black Lives: Sunday, June 7th 2020. Meet at Millburn High School at 12:00 noon. The Peaceful March will begin at 1:00 pm and march down Millburn Ave. At 3:00 pm, a vigil will be held in Taylor Park.

Books: Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race-Books For Littles (Free and accessible for all readers)

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne Kaufman

Lovely by Jess Hong

We’re Different: We’re The Same by Sesame Street

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

We Are America by Walter Dean Myers (one of my favorite YA authors)

           

            “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

            --Martin Luther King Jr.

           

Sincerely,

Tina Underwood

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To All,
Today from 2 - 4:30 pm please only park in the second section of the parking lot farthest from the Rectory .

Thank you,
Principal Tina Underwood
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Annual end of year Clap Out for 8th Grade

Tuesday June 2

4:00pm

SRLA Parking Lot

All St Rose families, faculty, staff and alumni are enthusiastically invited to cheer on and clap out the 8th grade.

Come one, Come all for this beloved St Rose tradition!

Come in spirit wear!

Bring signs or streamers or balloons!!

Beep those horns!

Let's create some energy and give our graduating class a strong send off from their entire SRLA community.

**The 8th graders will be socially distanced in the parking lot, and all others will drive through, remaining in the cars, cheering them on. **

*** 8th Grade students should arrive at 3:45 

Thank you in advance from the 8th grade!

 

Aveen Corr, Heather Swift & Erin Pickering

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Thank you, SRLA community, for coming together to support the Move-A-Thon. With all of the generous donations, our school raised more than $20,000!

A big thank you shout-out to the Kindergarten class for the most dollars raised. For anyone who wasn't able to participate and would still like to donate, please visit our School's Pledgestar web page.

The fundraising page will be up and running until the end of the week. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Sister Sandy Food Drive.

Again, thank you to all who supported and/or participated in this event! Our hearts swell with gratitude.

For some great Move-a-Thon memories, please check out this video

Thank you, 

SRLA HSA

Dear Parents and Parishioners,

Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020.  Please view the Mass on HTTV Comcast Channel 36 or Verizon Channel 33 on Sunday at 7 AM and 9 AM. Worship Aid is attached for your reference.  You can also watch the Mass anytime via the YouTube video here:  https://youtu.be/XAw4lszzrb4 

Please read this weekend’s Bulletin:  http://www.stroseshorthills.org/images/bulletins/bulletin053120.pdf

Children’s Liturgy of the Word:  Every Sunday at the 9AM Mass, children will be virtually dismissed from the Sunday liturgy to another space for their Liturgy of the Word. We would encourage children to have tablets ready with the link positioned to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word. At the conclusion they will be sent back for the preparation of the gifts. Here is the link to tomorrow’s activities that can also be found on the SRLwebsite:

 http://www.stroseshorthills.org/images/worship/CLOWPentecostMay31.pdf

Reminder St. Rose is open for personal prayer from 11 AM to 1 PM every Sunday. Masks must be worn by all individuals while in the church. Individuals and families must maintain social distancing (six feet) between each person while in the church. We are grateful for your help in taking these initial steps. We are glad to open our doors and we look ahead with hope and regard for our well being and that of others.

Weekday Masses for June 1st - 6th: will air on HTTV Comcast 36 and Verizon 33 at 7:30 AM Monday through Saturday. 

The YouTube videos can also be seen here:

 https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGALmzi6dr5Ktp7vVTnjBz5K1DTbKvxzD

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful last weekend of May and we wish you all best and stay well!

Annual end of year Clap Out for 8th Grade
Tuesday June 2 (rain date, Thursday, June 4)
4:00pm
SRLA Parking Lot

All St Rose families, faculty, staff and alumni are enthusiastically invited to cheer on and clap out the 8th grade.

Come one, Come all for this beloved St Rose tradition!

Come in spirit wear!

Bring signs or streamers or balloons!!

Beep those horns!

Let's create some energy and give our graduating class a strong send off from their entire SRLA community.

**The 8th graders will be socially distanced in the parking lot, and all others will drive through, remaining in the cars, cheering them on. **

Thank you in advance from the 8th grade!

Aveen Corr, Heather Swift & Erin Pickering

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Hello Everyone,

Please remember that because we do not have classes on Friday, classes will be held tomorrow, Thursday, at the normal time.

Principal Underwood

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Dear Parents,

As part of our ongoing Physical Education, a big thanks to Mrs. Machen for the following lesson.

Thank you,

Principal Tina Underwood  
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Hey y’all, we’re in Texas! 

In my last email I stated that Texas is the largest state in the lower 48, what could that mean? Is there another state that’s larger? 48, thought there was 50? Right, think…. there are 2 states not attached. Keep thinking…. anything? Alaska!

Anyway, back to Texas. Third state I can somewhat call home (NJ and VA other two) thanks to marrying a Texan. The first time I visited, I was surprised that after landing, there was ANOTHER three hours of driving to get to my mother in law's home. My goodness. Three hours gets me down the turnpike and into another state! At 65mph, fastest route, it would take you 10 hours to cross Texas; scenic route, 13 hours! 

King Ranch occupies 825,000 acres; larger than Rhode Island. Put that into perspective, someone’s land is larger than the smallest state! Hey, as they say, “everything is bigger in Texas!” So, that being said, your PE activity is to run around your BLOCK (with parents for my younger students of course) twice!  

See you in New Mexico next!

Dear Parents,

As part of our ongoing Art education, a big thanks to Mrs. Erin Pickering for the following lesson.

Thank you,

Principal Tina Underwood  
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 Hello St Rose,

This week's art inspiration is Paul Cezanne's still life paintings of fruit.

Below you will find one of his paintings for the visual idea and how he used color. Then you can either create your own with the video instruction or use the Cezanne coloring page. For the coloring page try your hand at blending and mixing colors to create your Cezanne look. You can use crayons, colored pencils or pastels.

The video shows you how to create a fruit bowl still life using washable markers to "paint" the color with water. Regular washable markers work great - as long as you don't use too much water!!

Be sure to use a Permanent marker to draw the black outline! If the outline is not done with permanent marker it will bleed all over your colors and ruin the picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb7UY160r2Q

As always I would love to see what you come up with.

Stay well and stay creative,

Mrs Pickering

Kids Art Project - Still Life Drawing

This is a fun little project making a traditional still life of a bowl of fruit using markers to create a watercolor effect. First kids draw the bowl of fruit and outline using a permanent maker. Next washable markers are used to outline the fruit and other details. Finally, kids paint over the marker using just water on the brush. The water ...

Dear Parents:

The Class of 2020 is proud to offer to you for purchase a copy of the 2019 - 2020 St. Rose of Lima Academy Yearbook!

All students in grades pre-k through 8 have their photo in the yearbook, with many additional candid photos included. 

The cost of this hard-covered book is $30.00 each.  

This order is due on or before May 29th.

 To receive a yearbook you must order it now; additional copies will NOT be available at a later time.

To order your yearbook(s) please click the link below :

https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=ieiefbdph4w#/home/

We will bill your SMART Tuition account $30.00 for each yearbook you order. Please be sure to enter your child’s name in the appropriate space.

DO NOT SEND A CHECK OR CASH – USE THE WEB LINK

DUE May 29, 2020

Thank you

Dear Parents,

Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box? Great news! We are offering a supply kit program again this year at St. Rose. Kits include the exact colors, quantities, and brands your teachers have approved for class. The kits will be delivered to the classroom by the first day of school. No more carrying in supplies on the first day of school! Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early and enjoy a summer day!

Simply place your order by: 

Order online at: www.shopttkits.com

Enter our school’s account number: 28992

Order online by: 6/21/2020

*Please remember to order for the grade your child will be entering in the Fall.

Questions? Contact:

Margie Naughton:

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Parents,

Please read the information below regarding a mandatory Zoom upgrade.  

Follow the steps outlined below to make sure your students are not locked out of Zoom classes.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mr. Miller

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Dear Valued Customer,

As you may know, Zoom 5.0 is live! Please update all your clients to version Zoom 5.0 now or before May 30th.

When: Beginning May 30th, 2020, Zoom will be enabling GCM encryption across the entire Zoom platform, providing increased protection for meeting data. 

What:

Please update all your clients to Zoom 5.0. After May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced update when trying to join meetings as GCM encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform.

Update Now

https://zoom.us/download?zcid=1231

Dear Parents and Parishioners,

Sr Sandy DeMasi’s Comcast email address has been hacked. If you received an email today from her requesting you to purchase gift cards from amazon, please DO NOT RESPOND!!

It’s a scam and she is in the process of investigating who did this.

The important thing is to not respond and do not buy anything for her or do what they are asking.

Thanks!

Dear Parents and Parishioners,

Memorial Day Mass tomorrow, May 25, 2020 with the concluding rite in the Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery airs on HTTV Comcast 36 and Verizon 33 at 10:30 AM; 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM.  

Below are the video links:

Full Memorial Day Mass:  https://vimeo.com/422026489

Outdoor portion only:  https://vimeo.com/422050639

St. Rose will continue to air Daily Weekday Mass on HTTV Comcast 36 or Verizon 33 at 7:30AM Monday through Saturday. The link for the Masses for May 26th, Tuesday through May 30th, Saturday can be viewed online anytime by selecting this link: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGALmzi6dr5I7r0wunDloW2SuILaPrEGz

Enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day weekend! Stay Well!

Dear Parishioners,

This Sunday, May 24, 2020 is the Ascension of the Lord. Please view the Mass on HTTV Comcast Channel 36 or Verizon Channel 33 on Sunday at 7 AM and 9 AM. Worship Aid is attached for your reference.  You can also watch the Mass anytime via the YouTube video here:  https://youtu.be/BQjEWXP9M4c 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word:  On Sundays at the 9AM Mass, children are usually dismissed to another space for the Liturgy of the Word adapted for children and they return for the Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts. Beginning Sunday, May 24th, children will be virtually dismissed from the Sunday liturgy to another space for their Liturgy of the Word. We would encourage children to have tablets ready with the link positioned to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word. At the conclusion they will be sent back for the preparation of the gifts. A link will be available each Sunday morning on our web-site below the Mass video. Visit: www.stroseshorthills.org.

Thank you to all of our young parishioners who participated in our year-end “Give Help, Spread

Hope” poster contest. The contest was held in conjunction with our Food Collection last weekend as a way to engage our religious education students in our efforts to help those in need. We thank all those that helped make the Food Collection a huge success and the winners of the poster contest were chosen for both artistic presentation and their ability to creatively convey the theme. Prizes for the winners were generously donated by our Knights of Columbus Council.

Please visit the website and bulletin to see the wonderful winning entries in our Give Help, Spread Hope Poster Contest! Thanks to all the young people who participated – you inspire us and make us proud!

Here is a link to this weekend’s Bulletin:  http://www.stroseshorthills.org/images/bulletins/bulletin052420.pdf

Reminder St. Rose will be open for personal prayer from 11 AM to 1 PM every Sunday. Masks must be worn by all individuals while in the church. Individuals and families must maintain social distancing (six feet) between each person while in the church. We are grateful for your help in taking these initial steps. We are glad to open our doors and we look ahead with hope and regard for our well being and that of others.

Memorial Day Mass May 25, 2020:

Memorial Day Mass with the concluding rite in the Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery airs on HTTV Comcast 36 and Verizon 33 at 10:30 AM; 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

And last but certainly not least, we ask for your continued support for the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking! Help our partners win a “brand makeover” which will help them get a new and more impactful logo and look! It’s easy – just click on the link below and cast your vote daily now through June 11. Vote once – vote everyday – our friends at the Coalition appreciate your efforts – and the continued efforts of our parish family to support their work in the fight against this heinous crime.

https://thinkso.com/giveabrand

Thank you for your continued support!

We wish you all a wonderful Memorial Day weekend ahead. All the best and stay well!

Dear Parents,

As part of our ongoing Art education, a big thanks to Mrs. Erin Pickering for the following lesson.

Thank you,

Principal Tina Underwood   

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 Hello St Rose,

I am sharing a different approach for this week's art/creativity inspiration.

It is the Art History Challenge

Some of you may have seen some of this challenge online in the last few weeks where people have been recreating live reproductions of famous paintings during the quarantine with what they have at home.

Here are links to some of the fun:

https://mymodernmet.com/recreate-art-history-challenge/

Art History Challenge Has People Recreating Art With Everyday Items

Like many cultural institutions, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is closed due to the spread of the coronavirus. But during this challenging time, the Getty has found a way to keep people engaged with their art—even though they can’t see it in person.

mymodernmet.com

https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2020/03/31/twitter-crushes-museum-challenge-with-genius-recreations-of-famous-artworks/#741827f029f8

Below you will see the Pickering family as Keith Haring's dancing people, with a little help from Photoshop.

If you are inspired to recreate a work of art - see if you can get the whole family to join in. Think about what kind of art or artist you most enjoy to help with your research. You can keep it as simple as you like - or as elaborate as you can manage with what you have. Use the examples to give you ideas and feed your imagination.

I would LOVE to see what you come up with - and if we get a bunch I can create a gallery to share with the school.

Additional creative prompt - draw your own Keith Haring pop-art style picture and include each of your family members in their favorite dance pose.

I look forward to seeing your interpretations!

As always - stay safe and stay creative,
Mrs Pickering

Dear Parents,

As part of our ongoing Physical Education, a big thanks to Mrs. Machen for the following lesson.

Thank you,

Principal Tina Underwood  
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Laissez le bon temps roulle! We are here in Louisiana! Mardi Gras, Cajun/Creole cuisine, and zydeco music are all part of this state’s rich culture. Most of you have heard me use some zydeco around Mardi Gras when playing “Magic Carpet”. It’s fast, quirky, and just the right pace to dance around hard, and crazy. Anyone remember what “instrument” is the most distinct and unusual to this style music? A tin washboard. Below are two photos, taken at Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest last year, of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. Take notice of the musician on the left, he is using a washboard. Nathan has an accordion, another distinct instrument used. 

Find a zydeco station on Pandora or Spotify and DANCE!

See you next in the largest state of the lower 48, Texas.

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link below to sign up to become a class parent for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Link to sign up genius: 2020-2021 Class Parents

2020-2021 Class Parents

The HSA invites you to sign up as a class parent for the 2020-2021 School Year!!

Fondly,

Margie Naughton

HSA Class Parent Coordinator

SRLA- get ready to M-O-V-E!

Last week, we told you that we were changing our annual Walk-a-Thon to a Move-a-Thon. We hope you and your students are excited to participate! This year we are again using PledgeStar, a web-based fundraising platform that makes it easier for you to request donations from family and friends. We understand that these are uncertain times, and appreciate anything people are able to donate to our school. 

To get started:

1) Go to https://pledgestar.com/roseoflima/

2) Click "Not registered for this year's event"

3) Enter your name and e-mail address

4) Follow the instructions on-screen to register your students

Please see the attached flyer for more information. We hope to add some online elements to make the day more fun (take pictures and videos!) and we will be in touch with more information as the Move-a-Thon approaches. In the meantime, watch this video with your children for inspiration:

https://vimeo.com/user115234419

Please let us know if you have any questions. We miss you all!

SRLA HSA

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


 


 

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St. Rose of Lima Parish

Pastor: Father Robert Harahan

50 Short Hills Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078

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

Website: http://www.stroseshorthills.org