Rose Review

The Biweekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 4-28-21

Key Dates

April 30th: Deadline to turn in 5th gr. Lou Malnati's orders

April 30th: Author Visit

May 3th-May 7th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th: 7 pm Board of Education Meeting

May 7th: 6th grade Course Selection Deadline (for 5th grade parents)

May 7th: Kdg. Mother's Day Program (9 am-Wessberg; 1 pm-Crandall)

May 7th: 4-7 pm Book Fair in the Rose Library

May 10th: 5th grade Outdoor Education Trip

May 12th: Bus Driver Appreciation

May 14th: 9 am PTO Meeting at Rose

May 14th: Camp Kindergarten

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page

Our school is already rolling with the ABC Countdown...please click HERE to read more from Mrs. Schumacher including important school news and updates.

2021-2022 PTO Committee Signup

There are still a few more spots open for PTO committees for the 2021-2022 school year. Joining a committee allows you to volunteer at Rose, meet new people, and provide help to programs that take place throughout the year. The following committees are still in need of parent volunteers to run them: 5th Grade Gift, Bus Driver Appreciation, Grade Level T-shirts, Hospitality, and Teacher Appreciation Coordinators.

Please take a look at the signup link below and consider signing up for a committee. There are descriptions of each position so you will be well aware of the responsibilities for each role. If you have any questions, please email

Author Visit

New author and former Rose student, Alyssa Nicole Chlebek, is visiting our school on Friday, April 30 to read her newly published children's book! The book is called "Protector of the Ocean," and is a heartwarming story that shares important messages about friendship, helping others, protecting our environment, and following your dreams, and making a difference. Read more about the event and find out how to order the book here:

PTO Survey

Parents, please take this 2 minute survey to help the PTO plan for next year. We appreciate your input.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up! We will be celebrating our wonderful staff at Barbara B. Rose School from May 3rd-May 7th. This has been a challenging year for all of us and especially for our incredible teachers and staff! This is the perfect opportunity to show our love and appreciation for them.

We are looking for GIFT CARD donations (any amount) or MONEY from parents to make it more special. Any money collected will be used to buy Target gift cards. Please enclose the gift card or money in an envelope marked “For TA Week” and send it in with your child or drop it off at the front office. If you prefer, you can also send money through Venmo using the QR code below. These gift cards will be used as giveaways during the TA Week. Thank you for your support!

Book Fair - UPDATE

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 7th, 4-7 pm for the Spring Book Fair. We are so glad to be bringing back the Follett Book Fair to the Rose Library. Earlier this week an Eblast went out saying there would be a signup for the event, but instead it has been decided that we can have a sign-in sheet to keep track of everyone who is attending for contact tracing purposes. We hope your family will be able to take some time out to attend this event. There will be a large variety of books for all our readers at Rose!

Flower Power Spring Fundraiser

Order your summer bulbs, seeds and edibles today!

  • 50% of profit to support Rose. We are raising money to help provide a safe learning environment to support the transition back to full day in-person instruction.
  • Ordering deadline: All Spring website orders due by May 15th.
  • 100% Grow & Replacement Guarantee on all products!

Rose Yard Signs

Attention Fifth Grade Families! Announcing Rose Yard Sign online sale. Order now.

3 designs available to create a fun yard display to celebrate your 5th Grader.

All signs created and shipped directly to you within 3 days of placing your online order.

Click here to place your yard sign order or find the sale at:

Brought to you by the Barbara B. Rose Elementary School PTO

Any questions? Please reach out to Melanie Wokwicz at

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2021-2022 School Supplies

Next month the PTO will be sending out a link to order grade level school supply packs through EPI for the 2021-2022 school year. Supplies will be delivered to school like years past.

Summer Send-Off Teacher Tributes

The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation is now accepting registrations for its Summer Send-Off Teacher Tributes program. Parents can honor their student's teacher or other staff member with a certificate of recognition that includes space for a personalized message. Donations must be received by May 17. Cards will be delivered to teachers by May 28. Honorees will also be listed on the Foundation's website. Click here to honor a staff member donation today!

5K & 10K Walk/Run

Click on the flyer below regarding a community event on Saturday, May 1st.

Rose PTO Contacts

Newsletter Submissions:

Website Submissions:

Yearbook Photo Submissions: Dan Gonka - Yearbook Coordinator

PTO Webpage: