Wednesday marked Veterans Day, and as a tribute to our brave officers, the fifth grade, with Mrs. Machen and Ms. Heinz, made Thank You cards during religion class. Mrs. Machen delivered the beautifully decorated cards to the local VFW in Morris County.
During the holidays, there’s nothing most of us want more than good food and the comfort of friends and family. However, I ask that you consider both your safety and that of your family and the school community as you make plans for the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. This year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our choices and decisions can threaten the health and well-being of our friends and family. We must plan and choose wisely.
As disappointing as it may be, if you can avoid traveling or in-person gatherings for Thanksgiving, please do so. COVID-19 cases continue to rise in New Jersey and across the nation. New Jersey’s recent test data reflects high rates of community transmission and regional hospitalizations are also increasing. This mirrors the experience of most of the nation. The virus often spreads best when people gather with others from outside their household, and the more people, the greater the risk of viral transmission.
We are asking everyone to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire at the end of Thanksgiving break, and please send it back to the office via email or hand it in on that Monday, the 30th. The questionnaire is here.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Since masking up is now the new "normal", why not don one that also promotes school spirit?! These navy blue SRLA face masks are available in youth and adult sizes, and can also be personalized with the wearer's initials. SRLA car magnets are also available! Please follow this link for pricing and to place your online order.
Orders are due by Nov. 25th. All proceeds will benefit the school!
Christmas Gift Giving Update
Thank you, SRLA Families, for your tremendous response to this year’s Christmas Giving Project!
If you signed up to support this project by purchasing a gift(s) for a child, your gift details will be sent home or emailed to you next week. We sincerely appreciate the support and generosity shown by everyone!
To join the Saint Rose of Lima parish, please click here to access the New Member Registration Form. A hard copy of the form may also be downloaded, completed and dropped off at the Parish Office.
Support the 8th Grade while also enjoying yummy eats from Chipotle!
Simply order from the Chipotle on Morris Tpke in Springfield next 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.
Thanksgiving Food Collection
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 from now until next Thursday.
All food donations must be in by Next 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.
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.