52 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, New Jersey 07078 | (973) 379-3973 | Summer Reading and Supplies | 2020-2021 Registration Packet

Update for the SRLA Community
Principal's Message
Dear Parents,
The student in Ms. Timmerman's eighth grade cohort who was diagnosed with COVID-19 has been cleared! As part of our public health investigation, we were able to close the case with a letter from the student’s physician stating that they are COVID-free. All students and Ms. Timmerman are cleared for reentry on Tuesday, Oct. 13th!
Moving forward, always remember that your child should stay home and not go to school, activities, childcare, or any activities around other people if they are not feeling well.
If your child develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19:
• Have your child tested.
• Continue to keep your child home from school and avoid other activities around other people.
• Notify the school. Please feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 24/7.
• Seek medical care and testing for COVID-19, calling your doctor before you show up.
Public Health recommends you have your child tested for COVID-19 should you discover later that someone they came in contact with earlier received a positive test result. 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any and all questions you may have, or if you find that you or your child may have been put at risk.
Principal Underwood
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Greetings from SRLA Athletics
Dear SRLA Families, 
As the Athletic Director I would like to take this moment to give you an overview of the St. Rose of Lima Sports program in a normal school year. 
We traditionally offer the following sports:
- Fall Cross Country (K-8)
- Winter Basketball (3-8)
- Spring Track (3-8)
As we all know the '20 -21 school year has been challenging to say the least with constant issues and questions around school reopening and virtual/hybrid learning. We were notified by the Diocese that there would be no Fall Sports during a meeting in late August based on the current conditions at that time. At this time, we are currently awaiting guidance around the Winter Sports season. Right now, we are probably looking at January at best guess but as soon as we hear anything we will update our families.
In the meantime, we will be working on a few creative ways to generate energy around sports, and possibly hold a few virtual contests that can generate school spirit and get our competitive energy flowing.
All of our coaches are parents and members of our school community. We are always looking for more coaches and assistance with our Sports Programs. We will have a survey coming in the next Green Envelope to see if we have any parents interested in being involved with our sports through coaching or parent support.
In the meantime, feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have around St. Rose Sports. I can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 973-508-7286
GO Ravens!
Harcourt Lucius
(Pictured: Championship winners, 5/6 boys team)
Farmers Market Coming to SRLA Oct. 16
The SRLA HSA is pleased to present the 5th Annual SRLA Farmers Market, Friday, October 16th as part of our Cultural Arts Program. At the Farmers Market, the students will have the opportunity to walk the market and see the seasonal fruits and vegetables, provided by Alstede Farms. They will be encouraged to make healthy food choices, and each student will receive a fruit and/or vegetable to bring home in their very own reusable tote bag! 
This year’s Farmers Market will take place outside in the parking lot. Please remember that we practice social distancing, mandatory wearing of face coverings and frequent use of hand sanitizing measures. The cohorts will visit the Farmers Market one group at a time, which will allow them to adhere to our strict safety guidelines.
Parents of virtual learners who would like to make arrangements to pick up their student’s bag should call the school. Items are perishable and must be picked up on Friday.
Wrapping Paper (and more!) Fundraiser to Support the 8th Grade
Please register with the Charleston Wrap Store to peruse and purchase wrapping paper and gifts in a fundraiser to support our eighth grade! An email was sent with all of the details on how to log on to the website, register, and shop. With over 2,500 gift ideas, you can easily shop and check-off your holiday gift-list, all while supporting our eighth graders and SRLA!
Here’s how to register today and help us spread the word.
Step 1: REGISTER at www.charlestonwrapstore.com
Enter our Organization ID: 12719
Step 2: Use our Email-Invite Generator to invite out-of-town friends & family to shop and support!
Online orders ship directly to the purchaser.
Happy shopping!
Grade 8 Class Parents:
Wendy Wolski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sharon Grazioso-Bianchi, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Smile for Picture Day
Oct. 20
Picture day will be held outdoors this year on Tuesday, Oct. 20th. A rain date will be announced shortly. Students are required to wear their winter uniforms.
No School this Monday
Reminder! School will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12 and will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Enjoy the long weekend!
Fall Food Truck Festival
Tickets on Sale Now
Join us for the SRLA Annual Fall Food Truck Festival Friday, October 16th from 7-10PM! You may purchase your tickets online now--the ticket price of $60/per person includes a souvenir cup!
You may also pre-order an SRLA pint glass - while supplies last!
On Oct. 16th, the SRLA parking lot will turn into a fun fall festival. Grab pizza or a burrito from one of our fabulous food trucks, toast the new school year with an SRLA pint glass, and top it off with a shake or donut from our dessert truck.
Also, don't forget to enter the annual cornhole tournament! (Bring cash to play cornhole and 50/50!) 
Adherence to social distancing and face coverings required. Beer and wine available but feel free to bring your beverage of choice. New this year: live music!
If you are unable to attend, please consider helping out by sponsoring the event and helping us cut down on costs. How you can help:
Be a Sponsor!
Support our fundraising efforts and become a Blue Sponsor at $50, a Gold Sponsor at $100 or a Raven at $200! Please make your contribution by Wednesday, October 14 if you wish to be recognized for your sponsorship at the Fall Food Truck Festival.
If you are able to make it, please sign up for a shift to help out during the evening. We need volunteers at check-in, to bartend, and help with set-up and clean-up. Check out the Sign Up Genius!
Tickets can be purchased via the SmartTuition Portal here.
For questions, please contact Andrea Mansfield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Attention, new SRLA Families! We hope you'll attend this lovely welcome reception right before the Fall Food Truck Festival on Friday, Oct. 16th. Please RSVP to Kerry Cordero, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Back to School Night
Save the date for Back to School Night: Thursday Oct. 22nd, which will be held virtually this year.
Details to follow.
10/12 - School Closed | Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
10/16 - 12:10 Dismissal | Farmers Market for SRLA students
10/16 - Fall Food Truck Festival | SRLA Parking Lot | Adults only
10/19 - Winter Uniforms
10/20 - Picture Day
10/22 - Back to School Night
10/23 - No School | Professional Development
10/30 - Trunk-or-Treat 1:00 - 2:00 pm
*Please refer to the calendar on the SRLA website.
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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