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Christmas Boutique Information

Time to Shop!

The Annual SRLA Christmas Boutique will be open this week, December 6-8 in the Media Center! Students will have the opportunity to shop and select gifts to give to their loved ones this Christmas. Thanks to all who have signed up to volunteer for the event.

Today: We're sending home via backpacks an envelope for the students' spending money and a paper form that can be filled out by each student/parent indicating who they'll be buying gifts for and the price range they'd like to spend on items. Gifts in the boutique range from .25 to $15 (apx).

How it works: Each class will visit the Christmas Boutique during a a pre-assigned day/time selected by their teacher. (Please note: Time slot for 8th Grade Gold is TBD).

Shop hours 12/6-12/8:

Wednesday — 8:30 am - 2:30pm

Thursday — 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Friday — 8:30 am - 11:30 am

12/6:

Prek-3, Prek-4, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 8th Grade Blue

12/7:

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 6th Grade

12/8:

7th Grade

Please reach out to us with any questions (emails below). Thank you in advance for your support...and Happy Shopping!

Melanie & Genevieve

Event Co-chairs

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Raven Rundown, 12/1/2023

12:10 dismissal today and tomorrow

Dear Parents,

 Just a reminder...

Today, Thursday, November30th and tomorrow, Friday December 1st, are 12:10 dismissal days due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

All Preschool programs end at 11:25 on early dismissal/half days.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, 11/30 from 1:00 -3:00 pm and 5:30-7:30 pm. and on Friday, 12/1 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Aftercare will end at 3:30 pm on Friday, 12/1/23.

Prek - grade 4 are by appointment only with your homeroom teacher.

Grades 5-8 Parent / Teachers conferences will be hosted in the Gym.

Grades 5-8 Parents please click the link below to set up a conference.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040944AEA92BA5F58-46241352-middle

Thank you,

Principal Underwood

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Tree Lighting Saturday, December 2nd



Dear SRLA School Parents,

 

The parish will celebrate the Christmas Tree Lighting this year, immediately following the 5:30PM Mass on Saturday, December 2nd. 

 

Merry Christmas!

Principal Mrs. Tina Underwood

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Christmas Boutique info and Sign Up Genius for volunteers

The Annual SRLA CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE opens next week!

The boutique, which will be set up in the Media Center, will be open December 6-8 for students to select gifts to give to their loved ones this Christmas. We will need volunteer elves to help make this event a smooth success! We're seeking volunteers to help our students shop, to gift wrap items, and for breaking down the event.

Please check out the Sign Up Genius for time slots.

How it works: each class will visit the Christmas Boutique during a pre-assigned day/time selected by their teacher. These time slots are noted on the Sign Up Genius. (Please note: Time slot for 8th Grade Gold is TBD).

Early next week, we'll be sending home via backpacks an envelope for the students' spending money and a paper form that can be filled out by each student/parent indicating who they'll be buying gifts for and price range they'd like to spend on items. Gifts in the boutique range from .25 to $15 (apx).

Shop hours 12/6-12/8:

Wednesday — 8:30 am - 2:30pm

Thursday — 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Friday — 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Remember, all volunteers must have completed the “Protecting God’s Children” training in order to help out.

Please reach out to us with any questions (emails below).

Thank you in advance for your support!

Melanie & Gen

Event Co-chairs

Melanie:

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Christmas Gift Giving Drop-off of gifts starts TODAY!!

 SRLA Christmas Gift Giving Program

Dear SRLA Families,

Thank you again for participating in the Christmas Giving Program!!

A FEW REMINDERS:

·     Drop-off of gifts starts TODAY!! Please bring the gifts into school between Nov 27th thru Dec 4th. All gifts MUST be in by Monday, Dec 4th.

·     Please bring your gifts to the office, Danny will direct you where to leave them.

·     If you still would like to donate to Christmas Giving, it is not too late! Click “HERE“ to make cash donations.

We are collecting additional donations to purchase supermarket gift cards for the families in need.   

(https://bngn.blackbaud.school/?id=2yi2htctv22#/home/)     

We sincerely appreciate the support and generosity shown by everyone!

 

Any questions, please contact Betsy Guarnieri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Andrea Mansfield

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Parent Teacher Conference info

Dear SRLA Families,

 

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, 11/30 from 1:00 -3:00 pm and 5:30-7:30 pm. and on Friday, 12/1 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Aftercare will end at 3:30 pm on Friday, 12/1/23.

 

Prek - grade 4 are by appointment only with your homeroom teacher.

Grades 5-8 Parent / Teachers conferences will be hosted in the Gym.

Grades 5-8 Parents please click the link below to set up a conference.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040944AEA92BA5F58-46241352-middle

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone! 

 

Best,

Principal Underwood

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Raven Rundown, 11/22/2023

Raven Rundown, 11/17/2023

Christmas Gift Giving update

 SRLA Christmas Gift Giving Program

Dear SRLA Families,

What an amazing response we have received in our Christmas Gift Giving Program! We have received 150 pledges for gift donations and cash donations so far this year! We are so thankful and proud of our school community for their generosity and their giving spirit! 

 

A FEW REMINDERS:

·      If you still would like to donate to Christmas Giving, it is not too late! Click “ HERE “ to make cash donations. We have more gifts we need funding for, and any additional donations will be used to buy supermarket gift cards for the families in need.  (https://bngn.blackbaud.school/?id=2yi2htctv22#/home/

                    

·      If you signed up to support this project by purchasing gift(s) for a child/family, all gift details are being sent home TODAY with the oldest child of each family! If you have not received them by Monday (11/20) please contact Betsy Guarnieri. Please bring the gifts into school between Nov 27th thru Dec 4th. All gifts must be in by Monday, Dec 4th. 

·      Please purchase/order your gifts as soon as possible! Shipped items can experience delays during the holidays. 

We sincerely appreciate the support and generosity shown by everyone. 

We wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

Any questions, please contact Betsy Guarnieri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Andrea Mansfield

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Please Volunteer for the Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament

Please Volunteer for the 2023 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament

Our SRLA Basketball teams are set to compete in the 2023 Thanksgiving Tournament, held on November 24th and 25th in the school gym. 

 

This is a fun and exciting event, and we hope the SRLA community will pitch in to help host a successful tournament for our players! Check out the schedule and different shifts and ways to volunteer, including donating much-needed items to stock our Snack Bar! 

 

Take a look at the two links below, the first is for volunteering at the event, and the second is for donations for the snack bar.  Donated items can be left with Danny at the front desk, or brought to the gym on Friday morning. 

 

VOLUNTEER AT THE TOURNAMENT

 

 

DONATIONS FOR THE SNACK BAR 

 

Each year, this tournament signals the kick-off to Ravens Basketball Season and also serves as an important fundraiser for the HSA and to support the SRLA athletics program. Come and support our teams! Please consider participating in some way. Thanks in advance! And go, Ravens!!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

SRLA HSA

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of St. Rose of Lima Christmas Luncheon

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of St. Rose of Lima Christmas Luncheon   

Reminder - The Ladies’ Auxiliary of St. Rose of Lima Christmas Luncheon is only 3 weeks away!

We will be holding our Annual Ladies’ Auxiliary Christmas Luncheon on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Canoe Brook Country Club.

All women of our parish and friends are welcome to attend!

Our Christmas Luncheon has always been such a lovely start to the Christmas season! It is a fun way for the women of our parish to socialize with friends old and new, meet others, all while raising money for our church! This year, our proceeds are earmarked for the church steps project.

Besides the 50/50 and Tricky Tray raffles, we have a Grand Raffle this year for 2 VIP tickets to Andrea Bocelli’s Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 14 at Madison Square Garden. Raffle tickets are $50.00. Only 200 tickets to be sold!

If you are unable to attend, but would like to buy Andrea Bocelli raffle tickets, you can purchase them after Weekend Masses. We are now able to take debit/credit cards!

Please contact Christine Athaide with any questions at 973-379-3912 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please see the flyer for more information!

New, easy shopping link for CHARLESTON WRAP!

Dear St. Rose Families,

Our fundraising deadline is quickly approaching, and we still need your help!

Have you placed your Charleston Wrap fundraising order yet?

Need gift wrap? Gift ideas for the holidays?

Want to treat yourself?

Place your order by November 20th and help us achieve our goal!

Don’t forget to share our easy, direct link with your friends & family!

No need to login your student, this link takes you right to shopping!

 Thank you for your support!

~ The 8th Grade & Their Families ~

USE THIS DIRECT LINK TO SHOP OUR SRLA STORE:

https://registercw.com/gateway?organizationMidasId=12719

Raven Rundown, 11/10/2023

2023 Basketball Tournament Snack Bar Donations

Dear SRLA Families,

Our SRLA Basketball teams are set to compete in the 2023 Thanksgiving Tournament, held on November 24th and 25th in the school gym.

This is a fun and exciting event, and we hope the SRLA community will pitch in to help host a successful tournament for our players! One way to volunteer is to help donate much-needed items to stock our Snack Bar! Please click the link below to donate!

DONATIONS FOR THE SNACK BAR

Donated items can be left with Danny at the front desk from Monday, 11/20 through Wednesday, 11/22, or brought to the gym on the morning of Friday, 11/24.

Be on the lookout for an additional email that will be sent out shortly for you to sign up to volunteer during the actual event!

Thank you for all your support with this fun event! Go, Ravens!!

SRLA HSA

Raven Rundown, 11/3/2023

12:10 Dismissal tomorrow NO AFTERCARE

Dear Parents,
Tomorrow, Friday November 3rd, is a 12:10 dismissal with NO AFTERCARE for MANDATORY CPR/First Aid Training for the Faculty.
It is also a Dress Down Day for charity.
On these days the students may come to school out of uniform in regular clothing or Spirit Wear in return for a $1.00 donation.
All Preschool programs end at 11:25 on early dismissal/half days. 
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Trunk or Treat info for Tuesday, 10/31

***Remember to wear your gym uniform and change after lunch!!**

Trunk or Treat info:

Students come to school in their GYM uniform, as to make it easier to change at lunch. Students can wear their sneakers as well.

Students will get changed after lunch. After the children have changed, we will pack them up.

Please be sure you pack a bag/container that your child will collect their treats in.

All parents are welcome to attend and enjoy the time with your child. Once they have finished, they may go home and enjoy the rest of Halloween! Please be sure to go back to the classroom and pick-up their backpack.

Trunk or Treat begins at 1:15 and will end at 2:30. We will dismiss at the regular time and there is aftercare. Please be sure to let us know if there are changes to your child's schedule.

Tuesday, OCTOBER 31, 2023

Annual Trunk or Treat

Trunk set-up:12:00 Noon

Trunk or Treat 1:15PM – 2 :30PM

What is a Trunk-or-Treat? It's when Academy families get together in

the church parking lot, park their cars, open up the trunks of their cars,

and children come around to each car to Trunk-or-Treat!!!

To really get into the spirit~ Academy parents can open their trunks to reveal

Halloween-themed decorations. Children can walk from trunk to trunk

to look at the decorations and receive candy and treats such as Halloween

Stickers, Pencils, Erasers, Apple Slices, Small Oranges, Popcorn and the like!!! Please see the non-food Halloween treats flyer for suggestions!

Here are some fun Halloween activities you can do for the Trunk-or-Treat:

1. Trunk Decorating Contest: an optional activity for those who would like to decorate the trunk of their vehicle for the Trunk-or-Treat!

           Student Council will award ribbons!

2. Any parent may participate: just let your class parent know in advance!

3. Prizes will also be awarded for the best parent and /or pet costumes!!! (Yes, pets are invited!)

Costume Restrictions: The following Costume restrictions apply!!!

No clowns, masks, blood, guts, gore, weapons, or inappropriate dress/costume.

***Remember to wear your gym uniform and change after lunch!!**

Thanksgiving Pie Sale- Hosted by your SRLA 8th Graders

It's that wonderful time of the year!

The annual 8TH GRADE ST. ROSE PIE SALE! 

Place your order early for freshly baked pies from the famous Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ just in time for Thanksgiving!

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering these annual favorites:

Harvest Apple (10"), Pumpkin (10"), Coconut Custard (10")

Blueberry, Cherry, Pecan and Strawberry Rhubarb. (Pies not noted are 9").

Not only do these delicious pies make for an incredible Thanksgiving dessert, BUT they also freeze really well. So, be sure to get a few pies for your Christmas holiday table too! Deadline to order pies is Wednesday, November 15th.

To order, go to: Pie Sale All pies are $25.

 

Pie pick up will be Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22 at SRLA.

Thank you for supporting our 8TH GRADE class! All 8th grade fundraisers support the special activities they get to experience in their final year at SRLA! 

 

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No School Tomorrow October 27th

Dear Parents,

 

Just a reminder that there is No School Tomorrow, October 27th for professional development.

 

Thank you,

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