Tree Lighting Saturday, December 5th
Dear SRLA School Parents,
The parish will celebrate the Christmas Tree Lighting this year, immediately following the 5:30PM Mass on Saturday, December 5th.
Attendance will be limited and refreshments will not be served.
You can register online for the 5:30PM Mass by clicking the link below.
Tomorrow, Friday, December 4th is a Full Day
Tomorrow, Friday, December 4, 2020 will be a full day.
Please plan to send your child in with a lunch!
Please Return Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire By 12/2
Please review the following questions regarding your child’s health.
Should you or your child answer yes to any of the following questions, please do not send your child to school. Contact your physician or medical provider.
Questions for SRLA Students Before They Go to School
1. Does your child currently have a temperature of over 100.4 degrees?
2. In the past 24 hours, has your child experienced:
- Sore throat, runny nose, congestion
- New frequent, dry cough (for students with chronic allergies/asthma, a change in baseline cough)
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Diarrhea, vomiting
- Loss of taste or smell
- New onset of headache
- Fatigue or muscle or body aches
3. Has your child recently been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of these symptoms?
4. Has your child recently been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
5. Complete the following COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire either electronically or by hand by 12/2/2020 to gain entry into the school building.
Please see the attached file for the Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire.
Bedtime Stories with Father Harahan on YouTube!
Father Harahan reads the book, Grateful, A Song of Giving Thanks by John Bucchno and illustrated by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen
Bedtime Stories with Father Harahan on YouTube!
Thanksgiving is the time of year to say thank you to those who mean so much to St. Rose of Lima Academy. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for such wonderful students and parents at SRLA. Have a great weekend filled with family, food and blessings.
Principal Tina Underwood
Sparkle Box on YouTube!
St. Rose of Lima Parish in Short Hills, NJ presents to their children grades k - 5 the Sparkle Box Challenge. The Sparkle Box is a heartfelt children's Christmas book that brings the true meaning of Christmas into focus. Written by Jill Hardie, illustrated by Christine Kornacki.
Schedule for Monday and Tuesday November 30th & December 1st
SRLA- Mask and Magnet Fundraiser- Orders due tomorrow!
The HSA is now offering SRLA navy blue face masks that are available in youth and adult sizes!! The masks can be personalized with the wearer's initials. SRLA car magnets are also available!
*Personalized masks: When prompted for "Student Name"- enter your desired mask initials (up to 3 letters). Please do NOT enter a name in this section. Full names are NOT allowed.
Please follow the link for pricing and to place your online order. All proceeds will benefit the school!
Orders are due by tomorrow, November 25th!
Parent Letter November 18th, 2020
St. Rose of Lima Academy will be proactive and take steps to minimize in-person contact at school in the coming weeks.
- Upon return from Thanksgiving Break, all classes, school-wide, learning will be virtual for Monday, 11/30 and Tuesday, 12/1/2020. The two days will run from 8:10-12:10 each day and a special schedule will be sent out next week. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12/2, 12/3, and 12/4, will be in-seat and full days.
- In addition, upon return from Christmas break, the week of 1/4-1/8/2021 will be on-line as well. Again, the week will run from 8:10-12:10 each day and a second special schedule will be sent out closer to the break.
- Finally, aftercare will not run after 11/20/2020 until we return in-seat on 1/11/2021. So our last day of aftercare for this year will be Friday, November 20, 2020.
I urge every member of the SRLA community to do everything possible to help stop the spread of this virus by continuing to wear a mask, practice social distancing and thorough handwashing (20 seconds, using soap and water), as well as sanitizing common-use surfaces as you plan your holiday time.
We all have a role to play in staying healthy, stopping the spread of COVID-19 and getting this pandemic under control. Please remain vigilant and do all that you can do to protect yourself and those around you during this critical time. I send my best wishes to you and your family for a happy and restful Thanksgiving break.
Charleston Wrap 12 Days Left Reminder
*ONLY 12 DAYS LEFT-Charleston Gifts for 8th Grade * Now through November 30th, please consider purchasing some holiday cheer and gifts to help the 8th Grade reach their fundraising goal with the Charleston Wrap Store! There are many great items & gifts…do some fun holiday shopping right from the comfort of your home.
Chipotle In Springfield This Saturday, November 21 Between 4pm and 8pm
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!
Thanksgiving Pie Sale Deadline Extended To Friday At Noon
8th Grade Thanksgiving Pie Sale
Deadline extended to Friday, November 20 at noon!
We are very pleased to offer these annual favorites this year!
Place your order early for the freshly-baked pies from the famous
ALSTEDE FARMS in Chester, NJ
Classic Pies Available for Order
Harvest Apple (10’)
Pumpkin Pie (10”)
Dutch Apple (crumb) (9”)
Coconut Custard (10”)
All pies are $23
Order deadline is Friday, November 20 at noon.
Click HERE to place your order and thank you for your support!
All pies must be picked up on Tuesday November 24
~Pies can be frozen for Christmas~
Thanksgiving Food Collection due Thursday
Thanksgiving Food Collection 2020
Please help feed a family in need this Thanksgiving holiday.
Each grade is 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 must be in by Thursday November 19th.
The Thanksgiving Dinners collected from St. Rose of Lima Academy 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
ADDITIONAL TURKEYS ARE NEEDED!!!!
If you have a turkey that you would like to donate –
please bring it to the church parking lot
on Saturday, November 21st between 9:00-10:00am
THANKS FOR GIVING!!!
Please contact Mike Roberts with any questions: