Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 10-20-21

Key Dates

October 18th-22nd: Book Fair Week

October 19th: 7:00 pm Dist. 220 Board of Education Meeting

October 21st: 4:00-7:00 pm Book Fair Family Night

October 25-29: Spirit Week

October 26th: 6:30 pm, 2nd Grade Music Concert, Champions

October 27th: Picture Retake Day

October 29th: 9:00-10:15 am KG Halloween Party & Parade (classes viewing only)

October 29th: 1:00-1:30 pm Halloween Parade, Grades 1-5 (outdoors, weather permitting)

October 29th: 1:30-2:15 pm Classroom Halloween Parties, Grades 1-5

November 2nd: 7:00 pm District 220 Board of Education Meeting

November 4th: End of 1st Grading Period

November 5th: NO SCHOOL, In-Service Day

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

Dear Parents,

It was nice to have many Rose families at conferences last week! Hopefully you found the conversations positive and rewarding as you learned about all the great things your child(ren) is doing while in school! I hope you can stop by tomorrow evening 4-7 pm, October 21st with your children at the PTO book fair--there are many great titles and popular reads!

Please read below for school news and updates:

  • Picture Retake Day: If your child missed picture day or would like a retake, our Rose picture retake day will be on Wednesday, October 27th.

Spirit Week: Student Council is sponsoring spirit week next week, October 25-29, 2021!

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Animal Print Day

Wednesday: Emoji Day

Bring old gym shoes for Windy City Shoe Recycling

Picture Retake Day

Thursday: Crazy Hair Day

Friday: Halloween Colors/Costume

  • Halloween Parade: Join us on Friday, October 29th at 1 pm (weather permitting) for our Rose student costume parade. All guests can join us outside to enjoy the parade of students in costume and Halloween colors. If the weather does not cooperate, we will stream it and send out a link.

  • Congratulations to the following classes that earned ten Golden Stingrays for exemplary behavior: Ms. Innocentini, Ms. Geraldi, Mrs. Makrounis, Mrs. Nowakowski, Mrs. Vakayil, Ms. Blessman, Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Sparesus, Mrs. Ryder, Mrs. Wessberg, and Mrs. Rostan. They've all earned popsicle parties on the playground!

Warm regards,

Heather Schumacher



The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived! This year we're creating an E-Wallet for each teacher at Rose where parents can contribute monetary donations to their child's classroom or specials teacher by clicking on a link. Teachers can use the donations to purchase books for their classroom so all students can enjoy them. Click HERE to access the book fair newsletter with the list of teacher E-Wallet links.


Family Night is this Thursday, October 21st from 4:00-7:00 pm. Families are invited to stop by the library to browse with their children and make purchases. Ms. Meiser, Rose Librarian, will be available to help parents find books for their children.

Our ONLINE Fair runs now until October 26th. Visit our Scholastic Homepage to shop online:

Parents Night Out - Presale!

Join us for the year’s biggest fundraiser event, Parents’ Night Out on March 5, 2022. Viva Las Vegas promises an evening full of casino entertainment, dinner, open bar, dancing, premiere auction items, and raffle drawings. EARLY-BIRD PRICING ENDS NOVEMBER 1ST, so get your tickets today!

Spirit Week

October 25th-29th is Spirit Week at Rose! Show your school spirit by following the schedule below for each day.

Monday, Oct. 25th - Pajama Day

Tuesday, Oct, 26th - Animal Print Day

Wednesday, Oct. 27th - Emoji Day

Thursday, Oct. 28th - Crazy Hair Day

Friday, Oct. 29th - Halloween Colors Day

Packs of Plenty (POP) Volunteers Needed

Please join us on Thursday, October 21st to help pack weekend food bags for food insecure students in Barrington 220. Barrington Children’s Charities, Packs of Plenty (POP) program, is a nonprofit organization that distributes over 2,800 food bags across our district weekly. Packing will take place weekly on Thursdays at the District 220 Building at 310 James Street in Barrington. Assembly line set-up starts at 8 am and packing is from 9 am-10 am. No sign up is required.

Lunchroom Volunteers

We are looking for help in the lunchroom. Please consider volunteering for a day to supervise and help us maintain our safety protocols as students eat lunch. Your consideration is much appreciated! Sign up HERE for OCTOBER.

Rose Goes Out - Code Ninjas

Please see the flyer below on Code Ninjas which is partnering with the PTO to generously donate for each child that enrolls $25 for the first month of the Create Program and another $25 for the second month if continued. Must enroll by Oct 31st to qualify for this promotion.

Recycle Old Shoes

Have any old or worn out athletic shoes? Recycle them at Rose and enter to win Chicago Bulls and Windy City Bulls prizes. The box for recycling and instructions to enter drawings is located in the front entrance of the school.

BStrong Together: Public Safety Alert

  • On September 27th, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued its first Public Safety Alert to warn the American public of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine in communities across the country. Fentanyl, a drug 80-100 times stronger than morphine, has been linked to youth deaths throughout the US, including in the Barrington area community. To learn more about this dangerous trend, watch this interview from the Today Show with DEA Administrator Anne Milgram about the One Pill Can Kill awareness campaign and register to attend BStrong Together's What You Need to Know: Fentanyl program to be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 27th at 7:00 pm in partnership with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Join us for this critical program to learn more and get advice to help keep your kids safe. (See more information below in Upcoming Events.)
  • View Flyer HERE
  • Register HERE

Rose PTO Contacts

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