February Parent Newsletter - Saint Rose Catholic School

FEB. 2015
In This Issue
Dear School Families,
As we finish Catholic Schools Week, I would like to take a moment to thank you for choosing
Catholic education. I understand in today's society, this is not always a popular decision to
send children to a Catholic school. Of course our children would go to your school is the
response that I often hear.
"Let it be known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school!" These words
which greet every visitor to our school remind us of our goal to maintain excellent academic
standards in a Christ-centered environment. We are committed to the 21st century challenge
of preparing students who are both ready for this life and heaven. To this end, we assist our
families in helping our students to recognize their dignity and worth as a child of God, to
strive for excellence and individual responsibility, and to learn and practice the life skills they
need to be confident adults in today’s society.
However, just as other parents try to choose the right education for their children. I am proud
of the great teachers and caring staff that your children have and the excellent academic
achievement both as a school and what we see in our children, and the beautiful facilities that
Saint Rose Catholic School provides. While these are all wonderful and important, it is not
the only reason why you have chosen Saint Rose I hope that your selection first priority one
be based on your faith. In a world where talking about Jesus gets funny looks in public at the
very least, it is a joy sending your children to a school where God and our faith is celebrated
daily. How their faith makes a differences in your family lives.
As parents, you understand that in order to raise your children in the faith, they have to be
surrounded by their faith. While many schools have great teachers with caring staffs,
excellent academic achievement and beautiful facilities, the one thing that sets Catholic
schools apart is that our faith is celebrated every day. As school principal, I would like to
thank all of you for the part that you play in helping us raise your children in faith center and
Christian values that facilitate our mission in tis school community.
My prayers for you and your families, especially those enduring difficult circumstances.
Sister Rebeca Muñoz, SJS
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Principal’s Letter
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Reflection and
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Monthly Calendar
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Coming Soon
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Season of Lent
Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our
relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life,
rooted in our baptism. In our busy world, Lent provides us with an
opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply,
experience sorrow for what we've done and failed to do, and to be
generous to those in need. May Our Lord grant us all the graces we
need and desire.
"Dear brothers and sisters, how greatly I desire that all those places where the Church is present,
especially our parishes and our communities,
may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference!"
Pope Francis: Lent Message - 2015
February 6th
February 16th
February 24th
Minimum Day / Extended Care is Closed
No School President’s Day
5th grade shadows Middle School
February 6th
February 11th
February 17th
February 18th
February 20th
February 20th
February 21st
February 24th
February 27th
February 27th
February 27th
School Mass at 8:30 a.m.
2nd Grade Sacramental Preparation Parent Meeting at 6:15 p.m. at the Parish Hall
Mission Carnival at 10:00 a.m. at the Parish Hall
Ash Wednesday – School Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Lenten Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Fish Tacos
First Reconciliation at 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Garcia visits SRS
Lenten Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Gospel Awards / Spirit T-shirts
Fish Tacos
Family Mass at 10:00 a.m.
PTO Board Meeting at 8:30 a.m.
PTO General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Science Room
Faculty Meeting and Faculty Luncheon (hosted by 2nd grade)
State of the School Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall
SAC Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Advanced Band Parent Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Open House
ICF Pasta Feed at 5:00p.m. at the Parish Hall
Honor Band Concert at Cal Ply Performing Arts Center
Valentine’s Day Free Dress – RED Color Theme
Lenten Lunches
SRS Band Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser after 10:00 a.m. Mass at the Parish Hall
7th grade visits Mission College Prep, San Luis Obispo
Kinder & 1st grade Field trip to Cal Poly Performing Arts Center
February 8th
February 2nd
February 10th
February 6th
February 17th
February 19th
February 19th
February 3rd
February 7th
February 11th
February 13th
February 18th
February 22nd
February 25th
February 26th
February 3rd
Lori Chamberlain
school accreditation update
Saint Rose Catholic School has completed the Self Study Report this week and distributed them to the Committee during the
Pre-Visit on Monday, February 2, 2015. Saint Rose Catholic School will undergo the Accreditation evaluation process on
March 4th, 5th and 6th, 2015. The accreditation process outlined in this protocol is the result of the efforts of the Western
Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) to develop a Self Study protocol incorporating the ACS WASC Criteria organized
by four categories developed by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Schools, (ACS
WASC) and the Key Self Study Outcomes and Accreditation Factors developed by ACS WASC and WCEA. It includes the
Catholic Identity Accreditation Factor developed by WCEA and approved by the Bishops of Dioceses using the WCEA
accreditation process. This protocol is meant to meet the needs of WCEA in having an instrument that helps Catholic schools
assess the quality of their program while meeting the accreditation requirements of ACS WASC, AdvancED/NWAC, and NCA
CASI/AdvancED, the three regional accrediting agencies with whom WCEA jointly accredits schools. Accreditation by a
regional association is ordinarily granted after the school has completed a Self Study, had a visit by a WCEA Visiting
Committee, and WCEA has granted a term of accreditation.
The basic concepts addressed in this new protocol focus upon assessment of student success in meeting Schoolwide Learning
Expectations (SLEs), Arch/diocesan curriculum standards, (local curriculum standards where Arch/diocesan standards don’t
exist), and other governing authority expectations. These basic concepts are:
To what extent is Catholic Identity infused into the total school program?
To what extent are the students achieving the SLEs?
To what extent are students mastering the essential academic content standards?
To what extent is there evidence of adequate ongoing academic growth for all students?
To what extent does the school support high achievement for all its students?
To what extent is assessment data being collected, disaggregated and analyzed?
To what extent are student learning decisions being made based on the analysis of the assessment data?
I invite you to keep our school in your prayers for the success of this important of this important process.
State of the school meeting
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Parish Hall is set for our State of the School meeting. This year holds many
exciting and critical changes that benefit our school in various areas. Come and be informed about progress in our new school
security gate system, school technology, budget and finance status, facility improvement projects, new Kindergarten
announcements, and registration and enrollment information. Please join in the meeting to have all the information you need to
be involved in your student’s school environment.
Come catch and share our school spirit! Child care is available for your convenience.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that it will be a helpful resource not only for our own school families but also for
the community and area families who would like to learn more about our school. If you are unfamiliar with Saint Rose Catholic
School, I invite you to begin by reviewing our school history, mission statement and philosophy. Those familiar with the school
or wanting to learn more will find many resources by using the navigation buttons across the top. Please feel free to contact the
school office at (805)238-0304 if you would like further information or would like share additional information to add to our
website. May God be praised in and through us, and may He bless you and your family in abundance.
Middle School 2nd Quarter Academic Awards
January 30, 2015
6th Grade Honors
Jordyn Galles
Ejohne Hall
Trinity Holland
Gabriel Rodriguez
Eva Rodriguez – Henderson
Ryan Smith
Evie Wouters
7th Grade Honors
Abigail Avery
Olivia Baxstresser
Delanie Beavers
Alexandria Berber
Thomas Erskine
Sarah Munoz
Emily Olsen
8th Grade Honors
Dylan Beavers
Reese Brumley
Joseph Daou
Andrew Nave
Matthew Robertson
6th Grade Second Honors
Brooke Ellsworth
Kira Brockman
Kaden Chaney
Max Duenow
Hannah Hagen
7th Grade Second Honors
John Alexiev
Brian Kowall
Megan Murray
Regan Rowins
8th Grade Second Honors
Elizabeth Duenow
Jacek Mierzwinski
Hannah Montgomery
Christopher Murray
Isabel Smith
6th Grade First Honors
Eliana Elder
Natalia Gingerich
Logan Stout
7th Grade First Honors
Loretta Burke
Amiah Ciampi
Mikaila Ciampi
Virginia Enney
Olivia Mays
Kai Thomas
8th Grade First Honors
Patricia Clark
Grace Emmons
Madison Irons
Katherine Moffatt
Justin Robertson
Camryn Stout
Gabriella Trevisan
On behalf of Saint Rose Catholic School we would like to extend a great appreciation to the Erskine Family for their
recent generous donation to the Angularis Foundation. The money they have donated will be used to improve the Parish
Hall, specifically the basketball facilities, stage and flooring. In addition, a new Apple Computer has been purchased
for the Art Room Teacher. This generous donation will greatly improve student education experiences and further our
progress in making Saint Rose Catholic School the best school possible.