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

Raven Rundown, 5/5/2023

May 5, 2023
SRLA's Science Fair Was Earth-shattering!
St. Rose of Lima hosted its first science fair since our return to in-person education. Grades 5 to 8 were tasked with discovering methods to help life on land while Grades 2 to 4 focused on life under water. Everyone showed such dedication and ingenuity to the scientific process. Kudos to every one of our participants. You are truly an inspiration.
The winners for Grades 5 to 8 are:
  • First place: Crystelle Clitus, Miguel Cordero, and Ben Cuomo - Ultraviolet Radiation
  • Second place (tie): Harcourt Lucius II, Lauren Maddox, and Madison Mitchell - The Big Issue, Global Warming
  • Second place (tie): Megan Griffiths, Christian Herzog, and Jack Radics - The Toxication of Rainwater
The winners for Grades 2 to 4 are:
  • First place: Lucas Praizner, Dimitri Regis, and Knox Whitaker - Shark Buoyancy
  • Second place: Ava Benjamin, Reilly Kraus, and Cassidy Ponzo - Rethink Your Drink
  • Third place: Declan Browne, Elizabeth DiGiacomo, and Joseph Young - Underwater Pollution
Congratulations to our science fair winners!
Thank you to Mrs. Carangelo, Ms. Speckhart, and Ms. Vicari for working so hard with their students. It would not have been a success without their commitment. I would also like to thank the teachers and staff for their support and hard work, Mrs. Underwood for her leadership, our judges, and all of the parents who were able to come see our young scientists.
Ms. Hilliard
Middle School Science Teacher
And a sincere thank you to Ms. Hilliard for leading the Science Fair and inspiring SRLA's scientists!
WISH Is Here!
Check out the amazing bid book! And here's everything you need to know:
  • 7:00-11:00 pm tonight, Maplewood Country Club (28 Baker Street, Maplewood)
  • Attire is "Smart/Dressy"—no jeans, but no tuxes. ???? Event is indoors!
  • Included in your admission is one free drink ticket per person. SRLA parents Ann Laskowski (Coldwell Banker) and Tara Roscioli (Highway2Well) are sponsoring a signature cocktail—the Frida!  
  • The remainder of the evening is a CASH BAR.
  • Registration, Lucky Draw, Grand Raffle tickets may be purchased at the event via credit card, check, or cash.
  • 50/50 ticket sales are cash only.
See you there!
Reminder for 7th Grade Families
Please join us Tuesday, May 9 at 7 pm in the media center for an informative meeting on what to expect in 8th grade. Mrs. Underwood and a few 8th-grade parents who have gone through this process will be there to help answer your questions and share their experiences!
5/1 - 5/19 MAP Growth Testing
5/9 Meeting for 7th Grade Families, 7 pm
5/11 Talent Show, 1:30 pm
5/12 National Junior Honor Society Induction, 9 am
5/16 Eighth Grade Trip
5/17 Eighth Grade Retreat, Ryan Hall
5/25 Outdoor Olympics at Millburn High School | 12:10 pm Dismissal
5/30 Eighth Grade Dinner/Dance
6/2 PreK-3 and PreK-4 Graduation, 9am | Eighth Grade Graduation, 5 pm
6/5 - 6/9 12:10 pm Dismissal | No aftercare
6/7 Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony, 10:15 am
6/9 Last Day of School for Students

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