Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 4-13-22

Key Dates

We are sharing all the dates until the end of the year so families can plan in advance.

April 15th: No School, Good Friday

April 19th: 7:00 pm, 220 Board of Education Meeting

April 21st: 7:00 pm, Band Concert at Prairie MS for Prairie-bound 5th graders

April 22nd: 7:00-8:45 pm, 5th Grade Movie Night

April 25th: 5th Grade Field Trip to Camp Timber-Lee

April 28th: 7:00 pm, Band Concert at Station MS for Station-bound 5th graders

April 29th: 5th Graders Visit the Middle Schools

May 2nd-6th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3rd: 7:00 pm, 220 Board of Education Meeting

May 4th: 5th Grade Course Selection Due in Infinite Campus

May 6th: 9:00 am, KG Mother’s Day Program

May 6th: 5:00-8:00 pm, Multicultural Night

May 12th: 7:00 pm, 4th Grade Orchestra Concert at BHS

May 13th: PTO Luncheon Meeting

May 13th: 6:00-8:00 pm, 5th Grade Parent/Child Event at Libertyville Sports Complex

May 14th: 9:00-11:00 am, Elem. Family STEM Event at Station MS & Lines Elementary School

May 14th: Stingray Singers perform at the Festival of Music Competition

May 15th: Deadline to order for Flower Power Spring Fundraiser

May 17th: 7:00 pm, 220 Board of Education Meeting

May 17th: 7:00 pm, Orchestra Concert at BHS for Prairie-bound 5th graders

May 19th: 4CI field trip to Chinatown

May 19th: time tbd, Orchestra Concert at BHS for Station-bound 5th graders

May 20th: Camp Kindergarten

May 20th: 6:00-8:30 pm, Ice Cream Social & Spring Book Fair at Rose

May 23rd: 5th Grade End of Year Party at Main Event

May 23rd: Welcome to 2022-23 Kindergarteners

May 24th: Rose Field Day (rain date 5/26)

May 25th 11:00 am, 5th Grade Recognition at BHS auditorium

May 27th: End of 3rd Grading Period

May 27th: Senior Walk Through

May 27th: 1st Grade End of Year Party at Rose

May 30th: No School, Memorial Day

May 31st: 4th Grade End of Year Party at Bowlero

May 31st: 3rd Grade End of Year Party at Rose

May 31st: 2nd Grade End of Year Party at Pinstripes

May 31st: District 5th Grade Track Meet

June 1st: Last Day of School (report cards available on IC at 5:00 pm)

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

April 13, 2022

Dear Parents,

We have had a busy week at Rose this week! Some of the shorter weeks are the busiest as we try to pack five days of learning and fun into four school days! Please see below for important school and district news.

  • School Lunchroom: As the district continues to monitor COVID cases and data and reviews mitigation procedures, changes to some school lunchrooms will be implemented starting April 18th. Due to the high number of positive COVID cases at Rose this week, we are not going to redo our lunchroom plan at this time. We will reassess our positive cases next week to determine when we will make the change. Thank you for your understanding.

  • COVID Dashboard: We have 14 positive student COVID cases reported at Rose School this week and 6 students in quarantine. We have 2 positive staff cases to report. If you have additional questions about positive cases and quarantines, you can also check the district COVID Dashboard for up-to-date district COVID information.

    • Per new school guidelines, District 220 is now accepting negative home covid test results for certain symptoms. Please review the most up-to-date IDPH guidance here.

  • Math Parent University: The Elementary Parent University, "Supporting Your Elementary Child in Mathematics," recording can be viewed on this link:

Supporting Your Child in Mathematics

Supporting Your Child with Mathematics - Spanish Subtitles

In the video, Dr. Resnick discusses the approach we take to build students' understanding of numeracy and mathematics, as well as ways to support your child.

She refers to the following websites as resources to use at home:

Dr. Resnick's website of free online math resources

Access to Braining Camp (using your student's login)

Thinking Blocks - bar model practice (scroll down, do not click on grade levels at the top of the site)

  • Summer School Registration for 2022 (in-person): Registration is now open for Elementary Summer School. This year, due to construction, Summer School will be held at Lines (not Roslyn) and Barbara B. Rose Elementary School. For information about registration and course information, click here.

  • Barrington Online Summer School: Enrollment open! Are you looking for a fun, engaging, and flexible summer learning experience for your child this summer? If so, Barrington Online Summer School, also known as the 220 BOSS program, is exactly what you are looking for! Barrington Online Summer School will occur at the end of the summer in an effort to help prepare students for the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. Courses will be either 2 or 4 weeks in length and will provide students with 45-60 minutes of instruction per day. The best part is that students can complete the learning from the comfort of their own home, in their backyard, or while on vacation. If you are interested in learning more about Barrington Online Summer School (BOSS), please follow this link to the district summer school website where you can find course information, dates, cost, and any other pertinent BOSS information. Space is limited, so don’t hesitate to enroll today! If you have any questions, please reach out to Zach Ernst, Hough Street and BOSS principal, at

  • We encourage you to go to this year’s STEM Family Event - The Air and Water Show Extravaganza on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00-11:00 am. It’ll be a fun morning. Please see the article further down in this newsletter for details.

Have a wonderful week. For those families that are celebrating a holiday, we hope you enjoy quality family time.


Heather Schumacher, Principal (

Jen Ellett, Assistant Principal (


Multicultural Night

We are excited to celebrate the diverse cultures and ethnicities of our Rose Families on Friday, May 6th, 5:00-8:00 pm. Multicultural Night is a fun-filled evening where you can experience different cultures, talent from around the world, food, games, and much more!!

Tickets to Multicultural Night are $5 per person. Kids under the age of 2 are Free. Ticket sales end on April 27th.

Buy your tickets here: BR PTO "Multicultural Night" 05/06/22

Flower Power Spring Fundraiser

Order your summer bulbs, seeds and edibles today!

STEM Family Event

We are excited to announce our STEM Family Event for this year - The Air and Water Show Extravaganza! Families can join us for this outdoor picnic-style event on Saturday, May 14th from 9:00-11:00 am in the fields behind Station Middle School and Arnett Lines Elementary School. Registration is required and is limited to the first 400 students, so please use the link within the flyer below. Please see the flyer for more information:

2022 K-5 Family STEM Event Flyer

Ice Cream Social & Spring Book Fair

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 20th 6:0-8:30 pm for our annual Ice Cream Social & Spring Book Fair. It's a great way to end our school year with Ice Cream, Outshine Fruit Bars, Live DJ, and Book Fair!! If you are interested in becoming a SPONSOR for the Ice Cream Social Event, please email As a sponsor you would receive advertising for your business on event flyers, emails and a shoutout from the DJ at the event. We look forward to seeing everyone at this event!

Fresh Picks

As we wrap up the school year, the district is partnering with Sodexo to offer several innovative promotions to students, such as a Food Drive, Pay It Forward Day and Lucky Bag Day. More details will follow!

The first promotion will be FRESH PICKS, a nutrition education program to further awareness of the many benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. We will introduce unique fruits and vegetables to the students on a weekly basis including “fun facts” such as origin, seasons available, common methods of preparation and a taste test. The program began during lunchtime today with strawberries. Please see the attached flyer about today's FRESH PICKS.

Spring Musicals

BHS Spring Children's Musical: James and the Giant Peach

Please use the James and the Giant Peach Ticket Link to purchase tickets for this fun musical which is a perfect first show for young audiences and the whole family! The musical is based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl. Show Dates: April 28, 29 & 30 in the BHS Auditorium

Station Middle School Spring Musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Please use the Little Mermaid Ticket Link to purchase tickets for this classic fairy tale set to music and performed by our talented 6th, 7th and 8th graders from Station. Show Dates: April 21, 22, 23 & 24 in the Station MS Cafeteria

Prairie Middle School Spring Musical: Legally Blonde, Jr.

Please use the Legally Blonde Ticket Link to purchase tickets for this hilarious musical based on the comedic movie. The humor and energy of our Prairie 6th, 7th and 8th graders won't disappoint! Show Dates: April 22, 23, 24, & 25 in the Prairie MS Cafeteria

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