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Update for the SRLA Community
Sunny Days
Some of our upper graders here enjoying a mild November day in outdoor gym. Let's hope we have a few more mild, sunny days in the coming weeks!
Winter Athletics Update
Greetings from the Athletic Department at St. Rose. While I wish there was better news, the Winter Basketball Season has been officially cancelled by the Diocese. We are working to see if we can provide a way to foster the spirit of competition during the Winter Season among our students and between grade levels. More information will be coming soon.
Harcourt Lucius
St. Rose Athletics Director
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The Spirit of Giving
Dear SRLA Community,
A wonderful tradition at St. Rose of Lima Academy has been our Christmas Gift Giving Program that we have run for many years! This year is more important than ever because there are so many additional families in need because of Covid. Through this program we make sure 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 if you can help these children, families and seniors during the Christmas holidays.
Thank you for the great response so far. With just THREE days to go, we still need 27 more gifts! Please volunteer to buy gifts! 
There are two ways to participate in the program this year: 
(1) Buy gifts for children. 
~ If you would like to buy a gift, check off the appropriate box on the signup genius and indicate how many gifts you would like to buy. You will be provided with the name, age, and gender of a recipient in mid-November. Please wrap the gifts and bring them to school by Monday, December 7th. Gifts can be dropped off between November 30th through December 7th (Please budget $35 per gift). Drop off details will be provided.
(2) Make a monetary donation via the Christmas Giving webpage.
~Because of Covid, St. Joseph’s in Elizabeth is not collecting physical gifts this year for their families and seniors. We will be collecting money in $25 increments to purchase gift cards for the families and seniors at St. Joseph's. Please check off the appropriate box on the Signup Genius AND pay online via the donation webpage as soon as possible. The Social Outreach Committee will buy the gift cards on your behalf. Click HERE to make donations.
*Shoppers – As of right now we do not think we will need shoppers to volunteer this year. We will alert the school community if this changes. 
Thank you in advance for all of your support for this worthy project! We encourage all families to involve their children in the shopping and wrapping of these gifts. This program is a wonderful way to teach children the importance of helping others!
Please sign up via the Signup Genius by Monday, November 9th
For any questions, please contact Aveen Corr (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.), Betsy Guarnieri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Burritos, Anyone?
Support the 8th Grade while also enjoying yummy eats from Chipotle!
Simply order from the Chipotle on Morris Tpke in Springfield on Saturday, November 21 between 4pm and 8pm and Chipotle will donate 33% of proceeds to St. Rose of Lima. Present the flyer below or display it on your mobile device. To order online or on the Chipotle app, use code: P7TTCJC. 
Spread the word and share with friends and family to make this fundraiser a success! (Please note: delivery orders will not count, only pick up orders. Gift card purchases during the fundraiser do not count either, but purchases made with existing gift cards will.)
Mark your calendars now for Nov. 21st. Thanks in advance!
It's Pie Season
The annual SRLA Thanksgiving Pie fundraiser is upon us and no one is complaining! Yum. Sales will benefit our 8th Grade class.
Place your order early for the freshly-baked pies from ALSTEDE FARMS in Chester, NJ. Pies will be delivered to the school for pick-up and distribution. Choose from: Harvest Apple, Pumpkin, Dutch Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Coconut Custard, and Pecan.
Place your orders here. All pies must be picked up on Tuesday November 24.
Pro-tip! Pies can be frozen, so perhaps you'll want to order a few more for Christmas.
Please contact Wendy Wolski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.
Thanksgiving Food Collection
SRLA Families,
Please help feed a family in need this Thanksgiving holiday. Each grade has been asked to bring in a specific item for a family’s dinner plus $1.00 to help purchase turkeys to complete the dinner. Food can be brought to homeroom starting November 9th.  
All food donations must be in by Thursday November 19th.
The Thanksgiving Dinners collected from SRLA will be added to the St. Rose of Lima Parish Thanksgiving Food Collection and will be delivered to the families on Saturday November 21st. Since many recipients will be walking or relying on public transportation, the donation of reusable shopping bags will be appreciated.
Kind. & 1st -  (1) Brownie Mix & (2) Boxes of Corn Muffin Mix
2nd - (1) 26 oz. Box of Mashed Potatoes
3rd - (1) 12 oz. Box of Stuffing
4th - (3) 10 oz. cans Turkey Gravy (no glass please)
5th Blue - (1) 29 oz. can Fruit (your choice)
5th Gold - (2) Boxes of Mac and Cheese
6th - (2) 14 oz. cans Cranberry Sauce
7th Blue - (3) 15 oz. cans of Vegetables (your choice)
7th Gold - 100% Fruit Juice Boxes
8th Blue - (1) 40 oz. can of Yams
8th Gold - (2) Cans of Soup
Gift Wrapping Fundraiser Deadline Extended to Nov. 30
Please support our 8th Grade Class by contributing to the Charleston gift-wrapping and gifts fundraiser!
You may register with the Charleston Wrap Store to peruse and purchase wrapping paper and over 2,500 gift ideas. Easily shop online 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.
Christmas Concert Update
After careful and thoughtful consideration, we will not hold our annual Christmas Concert in December but will instead hold a concert later in the school year.
Hopefully we will see the situation improve in the near future and our concert will be a true celebration of spirit!
May God Bless you and keep you safe.
With warm regards,
Principal Underwood
11/25-11/27 - Thanksgiving Recess | No School
12/4 - 12:10 dismissal
12/18 - 12:10 dismissal | NO Aftercare
12/21 - 1/1 No school
1/4 - School reopens
*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