Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 3-30-22

Key Dates

April 4th-6th: Rose Goes Out to Georgio’s Pizza

April 5th: 7 pm, 220 Board of Education Meeting

April 7th: 7 pm, Parent University about Technology & Safety with Ty Gorman on ZOOM

April 8th: 9 am, PTO Meeting

April 15th: No School, Good Friday

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

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

April 22nd: 5th Grade Movie Night

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

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

April 29th: 5th Graders Visit the Middle Schools

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

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

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

May 6th: Multicultural Night

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

March 30, 2022

Dear Rose Families,

I hope your family had a wonderful spring break week and found time to relax and have fun together! We have about ten weeks left of school and have a lot planned to finish the school year #Stingray Strong! Please read below for important school and district news!

  • Testing Updates: All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will begin taking the IAR test next week. Students have six sessions to take, they will take one session each day over the next two weeks. Please make sure your child has eaten a hearty breakfast, has a charged iPad, and brings a healthy snack to class. If your child is absent, he/she will make up testing sessions upon their return to school. Please note that all students in grades three, four, and five across the district are required to take this state test.

    • Please click here to read more about the test from Dr. Ditkowsky.

  • CogAT Results: 2nd and 5th graders will be bringing home their CogAT results this Friday, April 1st. Please ask your child for their envelope.

  • 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 C. Lines Elementary School.

This event features self-paced activities for families with students in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. This year's STEM challenges include "Mini Regatta," "Let it Fly," and "Teeter-Totter Water Tower." All students must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage all families to bring blankets, chairs, and small tables - whatever will make your family comfortable! Tables and chairs will not be provided.

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

  • Speech Tournament: Rose students did an incredible job during their Speech Tournament performances. We had 91 students perform and our judges were so impressed with all of the effort and practicing students did to deliver such polished and entertaining performances! Thank you to our Rose families for coaching and supporting our Stingrays!

  • COVID Dashboard: We have 3 positive student COVID cases reported at Rose School this week and 1 student in quarantine. We have 0 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.

  • School Year 2022-2023: Beginning in early April, the Rose staff starts the important task of developing class lists for the next school year. Classroom teachers, student support personnel and I devote considerable time and effort toward this process. If you do wish to provide the school with unique information concerning social, emotional, or academic factors, please keep the following two points in mind. Submit your thoughts in writing no later than April 22, 2022. Please note, we do not accept requests for specific teachers.

Have a wonderful week!


Heather Schumacher, Principal

Jen Ellett, Asst. Principal


2022-2023 PTO Committee Signup

We are looking for parent volunteers to sign up for open PTO committee positions for the FOLLOWING 2022-2023 School Year. There are descriptions of each position so you will be well aware of the responsibilities for each role. Parents, we really need your support so please take a look at the link below and consider signing up. We still have open spots for the following committees:
  • 5th Grade Parent/Child Event
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Hospitality
  • Music Appreciation
  • Rose Goes Out
  • School Supplies
  • Showcase

Questions? Email

Multicultural Night

We are excited to celebrate the diverse cultures and ethnicities of our Rose Families on Friday, May 6th (date change from previous communication). Multicultural Night is a fun-filled evening where you can experience different cultures, talent from around the world, food, games, and much more!!

We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to host a COUNTRY TABLE that will showcase different cultural aspects of that country. Please click on this link to sign up:

Tickets ($5 each) to Multicultural Night will be on sale soon so please be on the lookout for that email. Contact the MCN Committee at if you have any questions.

5th Grade Parents

If you are interested in getting involved at Prairie Middle School or Station Middle School, please click on the link below to see what types of volunteer opportunities are available.

Below is a sign-up genius for Station Middle School families only:

Rose Goes Out to Georgio's Pizza!

Enjoy a trip to Georgio's on April 4th-6th! A portion of all take out and dine in orders will earn a donation to Rose School PTO, generously hosted by Georgio’s Pizzeria in South Barrington. Just mention Rose School when you order! It’s as easy as that!

Parent University - Technology & Safety

Barrington 220 Director of Instructional Technology, Ty Gorman, will host a Parent University on April 7th from 7-8 pm on ZOOM to discuss managing technology at home. Topics will include home internet safety, myths and realities of screen time, establishing rules and boundaries for technology use, and strategies for helping your child learn to self-regulate. The format will be an informal presentation followed by a discussion-style Q&A session. ZOOM details to follow.

Library Volunteers

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR ROSE FAMILIES! Our wonderful librarian, Ms. Meiser, is looking for some additional library volunteers for the remainder of this school year. Please consider helping as it is a big endeavor to keep the books and library materials organized for our students to enjoy. Also please remind students to bring the bags back when returning library materials as they are running low on supplies. Ms. Meiser can be reached via her email

Lunchroom Volunteers

We NEED your HELP in the lunchroom. Please volunteer for a day to supervise and help us maintain our safety protocols as students eat lunch. Your assistance is much appreciated! Sign up HERE for APRIL.

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