52 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, NJ 07078 | (973) 379-3973 | 2024-2025 Registration Packet

Walk-A-Thon Thursday, October 19th

Dear Parents/Guardians: 

We are happy to announce that the SRLA Walk-a-thon will take place in the church parking lot on Thursday, October 19 between 10am-12pm. All students participate in this annual event that generates school spirit while raising funds at the same time!

Schedule:

PreK- 4th Grade will walk from 10-10:45am

5th-8th Grade will walk from 11am-11:45am

Each student has a minimum fundraising goal of $100. Please register, get involved and encourage your child to reach out to friends and family on behalf of their school. Prizes will be awarded for the top earning class and individuals. 

We will once again be using Pledgestar as our online fundraising platform, which makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, to make secure credit card donations online. 

Please register now to help SRLA raise as much as we can to help cover costs of School Assemblies, Facilities Improvements, Community Outreach, Class Parties, Faculty Recognition, etc.

Easy to Follow Instructions or Scan the QR Code:

Go to http://pledgestar.com/roseoflima

Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

Follow the instructions on-screen to register Walker(s) and add family and friends

When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.

Thank you in advance for your support.

If you have any questions, please contact the HSA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Raven Rundown, 9/15/2023

Spiritwear!

Laptops for students in grades 5-8

Students in grades 5-8 and parents.

We are offering students in grades 5-8 the opportunity to use a laptop computer in school. There are two options.

1. Students may bring their own device.

2. Students may request a device from the school.

If you would like to take advantage of one of these options, please fill out the appropriate forms and hand them in to your homeroom teacher.

The requirements are the following:

All students and parents must sign the Acceptable Use Agreement for Technology. 

If students wish to bring their own device, students and parents must also sign and return the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) form

If students wish to have a school device assigned to them, students and parents must also sign the Laptop Computer Use Agreement. Devices will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

All three forms are attached.

Please email me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Mr. Miller

Directory of Technology

Saint Rose of Lima Academy

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Laptop Computer Agreement

Bring Your Own Device

Acceptable Use Agreement for Technology

Save the Date: Fall Food Truck Festival

 

 Save the date for our annual Fall Food Truck Festival

  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th from 7:00-10:00 PM

Get ready for some great food, live music, games and refreshing beverages!

Beer and Wine will be served.

An email with a link to purchase your tickets will be out soon, but lineup up your babysitters now!!! 

 
 

Raven Rundown, 9/8/2023

2023-2024 SRLA HSA Sign Up

Dearest SRLA Families, 

Welcome New Families and Welcome Back to our returning families for SRLA's 2023-2024 school year! We hope your children are all settling into the routines of school and enjoying their first days. We are so excited to have another wonderful year at St. Rose of Lima Academy! 

The SRLA HSA, or Home School Association, is our school's liaison between school and home. We are a group of volunteer parents who work together to raise necessary funds for our operating budget, make improvements to our school, and bring in wonderful cultural programs for our children and their continued education.

Below is our "Mandatory HSA Sign Up" that each family agreed to participate in when they registered at SRLA. This signup breaks down the different volunteer opportunities at SRLA so parents can choose where they prefer to participate, or what works best with their schedule.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Please sign up (each parent/guardian) for whichever fundraising or volunteering event you'd like to be involved in for the 2023-2024 school year. It's that simple! And, don't worry, all events are supported by the HSA and Chairs so we will be there every step of the way!

Keep in mind that there will be additional events to support our school that come up throughout the year, such as 8th-grade fundraising, class events, Christmas gift-giving, and Wish Upon a Star, just to name a few. This signup is simply a baseline for volunteering.

Please pick a spot by November 1, 2023. Volunteer hours will be assessed at the end of the year and fees will be charged at that time if you decide not to volunteer. If you would like to opt-out for the year, a $350 fee will be charged to your Blackbaud account.

Please note: If your name is already on the Sign Up Genius, if you are a Class Parent, or if you are on the Advisory Board, you are not required to sign up for anything else (but please do, if you'd like!)

Already volunteering for something you don't see here? Just email Rose and Carla, HSA Presidents at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you so much for your time and commitment to our school!

The SRLA HSA

Sign Up Here 

School Eatery’s Hot Lunch Program

School Eatery’s hot lunch program

Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Our hot lunch program, School Eatery, has a few notes for you. 

The School Lunch program will begin on Monday, September 11th.

Please find below the details that are required for a parent to register themselves to the School Eatery website.

Website: https://schooleatery.ahotlunch.com

Domain name (Only on iPhone): schooleatery (one word, no caps)

School code: RLA

Please note the application is not available for Android based devices. 

Instructions 

Please sign up at https://schooleatery.ahotlunch.com and choose ‘PARENT CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.’ You will receive an email to activate your account and will need a school code to add your child/children. When adding your child please select the classroom to complete the process.

Important Notice

The cut off time to either place or cancel an order is 8.00 AM of service day. No additions or subtractions can be made / requested after that point in time.

All families and staff will need to register and add their students on our hot lunch platform. 

If you have previously used the program, re registration is not required. 

The reason behind this is to provide our generous volunteers that distribute lunches to all of our little ones, the correct information for your student. 

Students graduate to the next grade up, and this needs to be in our system in order to have distribution run flawlessly. 

Once logged in, if you have any questions or need assistance, click on the Software Support option on the bottom left of your navigation panel or contact us by clicking the link to Chat with us.

We look forward to serving you this school year.

Warm regards,

SCHOOL EATERY

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Liturgical Calendar 2023 - 2024

 

Fall Cross Country Reminder

Raven Families,

Welcome back Raven Nation and a special WELCOME to our new families. We love our sports at SRLA, and it’s Cross Country season! If your child/children are interested in running with us this fall, please read this entire email as it contains a great deal of information about practices & meets.

Cross Country Team (XC)

The XC season runs from September until early November.

The workouts consist of stretching, strength exercises, wind sprints, and kids running their meet distance twice to build stamina. We practice at Meisel Ave Park, Springfield, NJ

XC is open to grades K through 8.

 K, 1st and 2nd grade athletes participate in a non-competitive half-mile fun run at the beginning of each meet. 3rdgrade up participate in timed, competitive divisions as follows:

  • JV Division – 3rd and 4th grades – ¾ mile
  • JV Division – 5th and 6th grades – 1.25 miles
  • Varsity    - 7th and 8th grades – 1.8 miles

PLEASE NOTE: Parents or caregivers of children in K-2nd grade who are participating must remain at practice and keep an eye on their children at all times.

Practice Schedule:

  • Tuesdays: 5:45 pm to 7:00 p.m. Meisel Avenue Park, Springfield, NJ (Grades 3 to 8)
  • Thursdays: 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Meisel Avenue Park, Springfield, NJ (K-8)

  

   Tues - 9/12 . 

    Thurs - 9/14

    Tues - 9/19

    Thurs - 9/21

    Tues - 9/26

    Thurs - 9/28

    Tues - 10/03

    Thurs - 10/05

    Tues - 10/10

    Thurs - 10/12

    Tues - 10/17

    Thurs - 10/19

    Thurs - 10/24

    Tues - 10/26

    Thurs - 10/31

    Tues - 11/02

Meet dates (Meet times to be provided later): - Meets usually are in the mornings

  • 09/30 - Assumption XC Invitational
  • 10/08 - St. Cassian XC Invitational
  • 10/21 - Holy Trinity XC Invitational
  • 10/29 - OLMC All Hallows XC Invitational
  • 11/04 - St. John XC Championship

Registration Information

-    Please click here to Register for the Fall 2023 St. Rose Cross Country Season.

-    Registration Fee is $100 and will be billed to your SmartTuition Account

-    If you already have a Cross Country shirt you will not need to order a new one

-    If you are new and need a St. Rose Cross Country Shirt the shirts are $25

-    Click here to order a St. Rose Cross Country Shirt

Coaches/Volunteers Needed

-    If you are a former runner, have a passion for running or would just like to volunteer I will be sending out the information for our Volunteer Zoom Meeting

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Harcourt Lucius

SRLA Athletics Director

Fall Cross Country Registration with link

Raven Families,

Our apologies if you were not able to access the registration.

  Please click here to Register for the Fall 2023 St. Rose Cross Country Season.

https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/393489

Welcome back Raven Nation and a special WELCOME to our new families. We love our sports at SRLA, and it’s Cross Country season! If your child/children are interested in running with us this fall, please read this entire email as it contains a great deal of information about practices & meets.

Cross Country Team (XC)

The XC season runs from September until early November. The workouts consist of stretching, strength exercises, wind sprints, and kids running their meet distance twice to build stamina. We practice at Meisel Ave Park, Springfield, NJ

XC is open to grades K through 8.

 K, 1st and 2nd grade athletes participate in a non-competitive half-mile fun run at the beginning of each meet. 3rdgrade up participate in timed, competitive divisions as follows:

  • JV Division – 3rd and 4th grades – ¾ mile
  • JV Division – 5th and 6th grades – 1.25 miles
  • Varsity    - 7th and 8th grades – 1.8 miles

PLEASE NOTE: Parents or caregivers of children in K-2nd grade who are participating must remain at practice and keep an eye on their children at all times.

Practice Schedule:

  • Tuesdays: 5:45 pm to 7:00 p.m. Meisel Avenue Park, Springfield, NJ (Grades 3 to 8)
  • Thursdays: 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Meisel Avenue Park, Springfield, NJ (K-8) 

   Tues - 9/12 . 

    Thurs - 9/14

    Tues - 9/19

    Thurs - 9/21

    Tues - 9/26

    Thurs - 9/28

    Tues - 10/03

    Thurs - 10/05

    Tues - 10/10

    Thurs - 10/12

    Tues - 10/17

    Thurs - 10/19

    Thurs - 10/24

    Tues - 10/26

    Thurs - 10/31

    Tues - 11/02

Meet dates (Meet times to be provided later): - Meets usually are in the mornings

  • 09/30 - Assumption XC Invitational
  • 10/08 - St. Cassian XC Invitational
  • 10/21 - Holy Trinity XC Invitational
  • 10/29 - OLMC All Hallows XC Invitational
  • 11/04 - St. John XC Championship

Registration Information

-    Please click here to Register for the Fall 2023 St. Rose Cross Country Season.

-    Registration Fee is $100 and will be billed to your SmartTuition Account

-    If you already have a Cross Country shirt you will not need to order a new one

-    If you are new and need a St. Rose Cross Country Shirt the shirts are $25

-    Click here to order a St. Rose Cross Country Shirt

Coaches/Volunteers Needed

-    If you are a former runner, have a passion for running or would just like to volunteer I will be sending out the information for our Volunteer Zoom Meeting

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Harcourt Lucius

SRLA Athletics Director

Fall Cross Country Registration

Raven Families,

Welcome back Raven Nation and a special WELCOME to our new families. We love our sports at SRLA, and it’s Cross Country season! If your child/children are interested in running with us this fall, please read this entire email as it contains a great deal of information about practices & meets.

Cross Country Team (XC)

The XC season runs from September until early November. The workouts consist of stretching, strength exercises, wind sprints, and kids running their meet distance twice to build stamina. We practice at Meisel Ave Park, Springfield, NJ

XC is open to grades K through 8.

 K, 1st and 2nd grade athletes participate in a non-competitive half-mile fun run at the beginning of each meet. 3rdgrade up participate in timed, competitive divisions as follows:

•     JV Division – 3rd and 4th grades – ¾ mile

•     JV Division – 5th and 6th grades – 1.25 miles

•     Varsity    - 7th and 8th grades – 1.8 miles

PLEASE NOTE: Parents or caregivers of children in K-2nd grade who are participating must remain at practice and keep an eye on their children at all times.

Practice Schedule:

•     Tuesdays: 5:45 pm to 7:00 p.m. Meisel Avenue Park, Springfield, NJ (Grades 3 to 8)

•     Thursdays: 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Meisel Avenue Park, Springfield, NJ (K-8) 

   Tues - 9/12 . 

    Thurs - 9/14

    Tues - 9/19

    Thurs - 9/21

    Tues - 9/26

    Thurs - 9/28

    Tues - 10/03

    Thurs - 10/05

    Tues - 10/10

    Thurs - 10/12

    Tues - 10/17

    Thurs - 10/19

    Thurs - 10/24

    Tues - 10/26

    Thurs - 10/31

    Tues - 11/02

Meet dates (Meet times to be provided later): - Meets usually are in the mornings

•     09/30 - Assumption XC Invitational

•     10/08 - St. Cassian XC Invitational

•     10/21 - Holy Trinity XC Invitational

•     10/29 - OLMC All Hallows XC Invitational

•     11/04 - St. John XC Championship

Registration Information

-    Please click here to Register for the Fall 2023 St. Rose Cross Country Season.

-    Registration Fee is $100 and will be billed to your SmartTuition Account

-    If you already have a Cross Country shirt you will not need to order a new one

-    If you are new and need a St. Rose Cross Country Shirt the shirts are $25

-    Click here to order a St. Rose Cross Country Shirt

Coaches/Volunteers Needed

-    If you are a former runner, have a passion for running or would just like to volunteer I will be sending out the information for our Volunteer Zoom Meeting

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Harcourt Lucius

SRLA Athletics Director

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits. As we embark on a new school year at St. Rose of Lima Academy, I wanted to take a moment to extend a warm welcome to both our returning families and those joining our school community for the first time.

At SRLA, we are committed to providing your children with a nurturing and academically enriching environment rooted in the values of faith, compassion, and excellence. It is our privilege and responsibility to guide your children on their educational journey, fostering their growth not only as scholars but also as individuals of strong character and moral integrity.

As a Catholic grammar school, our mission is deeply rooted in the teachings of the Catholic faith. We strive to instill in our students the values of love, respect, kindness, and service to others. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing a holistic education that addresses not only academic needs but also spiritual and emotional well-being.

Throughout the school year, we will continue to integrate faith into our curriculum, daily activities, and extracurricular programs. We will also celebrate various religious holidays and events, fostering a sense of community and spirituality among our students.

I encourage you to become active participants in your child's education by attending school events, parent-teacher conferences, and staying engaged in their academic progress. We believe that strong collaboration between home and school is essential for your child's success.

Please take note of the following important dates and information for the upcoming school year:

1.   First Day of School: 9/6/23 ( The first 3 days of school are 12:10 dismissals and K-8 wear gym clothes)

2.   Back-to-School Night: 9/27/23 at 6:30 pm

3.   Parent-Teacher Conferences: 11/30/and 12/1/23

4.   School Calendar: Click Here for School Calendar Link

In addition to our academic curriculum, we offer various extracurricular activities, sports, Christmas concert and our school production of The Lion King. We encourage all students to get involved in these opportunities for personal growth and development.

As we move forward into this school year, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for entrusting us with your children's education. We are excited about the possibilities and the positive impact we can make together. If you ever have questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Let us embark on this journey together with faith, hope, and a commitment to nurturing the minds and hearts of our students.

May God bless you and your families abundantly.

 

Sincerely,

Tina Underwood, Ed.S.

Principal

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Fall Volleyball Registration

 
 
Girls Volleyball Registration
 
We are pleased to open registration for our CYO Girls Fall Volleyball Season. Girls Volleyball is divided into 2 divisions. Varsity (Gr - 7/8) and Junior Varsity (Gr -5/6). If we do not have enough girls for a Junior Varsity team as per CYO rules we would combine them into 1 Varsity team as we did last season. The details are listed below.
 
Our Girls Volleyball program is led by Coach Sarah Speckhart (3rd Grade Teacher) who brings a wealth of experience from both playing and coaching for a number of years.
 
Registration Fees
 
The Registration deadline is Wed, Sept 6, 2023. We have to turn in our final paperwork on Sept 7th 2023
 
Registration Fees - $200 per player which includes the uniform shirt
 
Season
 
- Practices start the week of 9/12/23
- Games begin week of 9/25/23
- Regular Season Ends 11/9/23
- Playoffs begin 11/11/23
- Tournament of Champions 11/19/23
 
Grades Eligible - Teams
 
- 7th/8th (Varsity)
- 5th/6th (Junior Varsity)
 
Practice & Games
 
- Junior Varsity/Varsity will practice together
- Tuesday & Thursday 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
- Games will begin the week of 9/25
- Games are played on the weekends (Saturday/Sunday)
 
Coaches
 
We are in need of 1 or 2 assistant coaches to assist with the the team (s) If you are interested please email us at the address below
 
Uniform & Required Attire
 
-  We will be ordering new Team Shirts (Price will be included in registration)
 
-  All players should have a good set of knee pads for volleyball.
 
-  I’ve included links below so you know what kind to look for.
 
There are other brands also
-  Dick’s - (Adult) Nike Volleyball knee pads Click here
 
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/nike-streak-volleyball-knee-pads-16nikankstrkvllybvll/16nikankstrkvllybvll?sku=14611761&camp=CSE:DSG_92700048881839185_lia_aud-878140242611:pla-827564998543_58700005386322472_71700000058453591&segment=&gclid=CjwKCAjw1ICZBhAzEiwAFfvFhCefdi48KGwjm2rfi64MjwLuTptNMraizy7BhumxkIsY2DVu25FD_BoCu5IQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
 
 
 
 Dick’s - (Adult) Mizuno Volleyball knee pads Click here
 
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/mizuno-youth-core-t10-plus-volleyball-knee-pads-16mizyytht10plsknvll/16mizyytht10plsknvll?sku=17024174&camp=CSE:DSG_92700048881838873_lia_aud-878140242611:pla-826338198923_58700005386322466_71700000058453591&segment=&gclid=CjwKCAjw1ICZBhAzEiwAFfvFhAImAlTrSkFaZjQxgKdsgs97aeGmSER3GSFh0BZ1230D4JbEawq0hxoCMdUQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
 
Additional questions
If you have any questions, please email me (Athletic Director - Harcourt Lucius) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please complete this registration no later than if you are interested by Wednesday, September 6
 
Click here to register for Girls Volleyball
 
 
Go Ravens
 
Harcourt Lucius
SRLA Athletics Director
 

Uniform Shop and Drop 8/16 and 8/17

Uniform Shop and Drop August 16th and 17th!

You can find Uniform Information here:

https://srlacademy.org/images/pdf/uniforms.pdf

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Raven's Nest Spring 2022-2023

Parents,

Click the link to read The Raven's Nest Spring edition!

Thank you,

Principal Mrs. Tina Underwood

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Raven Rundown, 5/25/2023

Field Day Information

Grades K-8

Please read this important information.

It is VERY important you follow these directions, as our day will be different than a regular day.

Please send your child to school wearing their gym uniform and sneakers. Please pay close attention to the weather. If it's chilly, your child should wear their LONG sweat pants as opposed to shorts.

You may also want to send your children in with their gym sweatshirt as well. If you feel it is necessary, please be sure to apply sunscreen on your child before they come to school. 

DO NOT SEND in your child's backpack. 

ONLY send in your child's water bottle, making sure your child's name is on it. 

DO NOT SEND IN A SNACK. We will be having ice cream following the field day. 

There is NO AFTERCARE tomorrow we will be dismissed at 12:10, it is a half day. All children will be picked up on the carline.

Principal Tina Underwood

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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 Larry Evans

50 Short Hills Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078

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

Website: http://www.stroseshorthills.org