The Polished Arrow 5/14/2021

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School Newsletter

"Apart from the Cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to Heaven."

~ St. Rose of Lima

Wednesday, May 19th will NOT be an early dismissal day. EACS is not dismissing early that day.

There will not be bus service Friday, May 21st through Thursday, May 27th.

9 Days until Summer Vacation! The last day of school is Thursday, May 27. It will be a 1:00 pm dismissal and no Aftercare.

We are looking for 2 or 3 people to serve on our School Board for the upcoming year. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Heckber.

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Archer Color Run/Walk

Friday, May 21st, 1-2:30pm

401 Monroe Street

Monroeville, IN

We are excited for our first Archer Color Run/Walk. Please help and encourage your child(ren) to get pledges. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tiffany Bacon 710-5859 or Melissa Harris 413-5205. We will be in need of 12 volunteers that day so please let us know if you can help. Click the button below to sign up to volunteer.
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Monday, May 17th - Wednesday, May 26th:

  • Final Round of NWEA Testing

Tuesday, May 18th:

  • School Board Meeting: Media Center - 6:45 pm

Friday, May 21st:

  • Field Day: Part 1 of 3 (Field day activities will be done over 3 days as to not exhaust the students for the color run).
  • HASA School Color Run/Walk - No Aftercare today - All students will need to be picked up at the end of the day. There will not be bus service.

Saturday, May 22nd:

  • Rite of Enrollment Mass- 8th-grade Candidates: St. Rose Church - 5 pm
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Indiana Choice Scholarship Program Update

Below you will find the new Choice Scholarship Program Income Guidelines for the 2021 - 2022 School Year.

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Sunday, May 23rd:

Monday, May 24th:

  • Field Day: Part 2 of 3

Tuesday, May 25th:

  • 8th-grade Graduation

Wednesday, May 26th:

    • Field Day: Part 3 of 3

    Thursday, May 27th:

    • Last Day of School - 1 pm dismissal - No aftercare today.

    Tuesday, June 8th:

    • 8th Grade Confirmation 7:00 pm
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    If you need a graduation or wedding gift or a small way to say thanks, gift cards are always a great choice, whether you shop using gift cards or give them as gifts. It’s even more thoughtful because you are giving back to the school and parish.

    Scrip is sold after all weekend masses and you can also purchase scrip online at Enrollment Code CA3DD4L8299. If you have any questions in regards to Scrip please contact Melissa Harris at 413-5205 or Samantha Minnick at 437-2907.

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    Did you know that St. Rose of Lima participates in a paper recycling program called PaperGator Recycling? Recycle and earn funds for our school. Drop-offs can be made anytime right here in our PaperGator bin. This is an easy way for you to recycle your paper every week and help us raise funds for projects and other school needs.

    By recycling paper, not only do you save the environment and reduce waste in landfills, but our school earns money for every pound of paper you help us collect. Please bring in your

    recyclable paper anytime from your homes or any other available sources and place it in the PaperGator® bin in the North parking lot.

    Thank you for your continued support of this important fundraising effort.

    What can go in the bins?

    • Newsprint
    • Catalogs/Magazines
    • Junk Mail
    • Phone Books
    • Office/School paper
    • Hard and soft cover books
    • Paperboard - (Grocery Item boxes)
    • Standard staples & paperclips are ok
    • Shredded paper (preferred in CLEAR plastic bags)

    What can’t go in the bins?

    • Plastic
    • Metal
    • Trash
    • Glass
    • Cardboard
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    Job Openings for the '21-'22 School Year

    If you are interested in any of the positions listed below or know of someone that might be interested, please contact Mr. Heckber at

    We will also be posting positions for an additional Classroom Aid and Aftercare Director.

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    Servers for May 15th & 16th


    • 5:00 pm: Evan & Joselyn Martin


    • 8:00 am: Claudia Fields, Annabell Schane
    • 10:00 am: Jaxon Feasby, Carson Loe


    Are you thinking about becoming a Catholic?

    Do you know someone interested in the Catholic Faith?

    Or have you been away from the Catholic Faith?

    Anyone interested in learning more about the possibility of joining the Roman Catholic Church, or who is interested in increasing their adult faith formation, is invited to call the parish office 623-6439; Fr. Mike 623-6437; or Email:


    St. Rose Parish High School Graduation Mass is Sunday, May 23 at the 8:00 Mass. Breakfast will follow for graduates, their immediate family, and grandparents. Invitations are being sent to those students that attended St. Rose of Lima School, but if you know of any parish graduates that did not attend St. Rose School please call or text Gale Powelson at 409-5013 or email at


    On the weekend of May 22/23, we will have our Food Bank Collection for St. Mark’s. Please bring items and place them in the back of the church. We welcome hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and non-perishable foods. All donations are greatly appreciated.

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    About Us

    Our Mission: St. Rose of Lima Catholic School community, a vital part of the St. Rose Catholic parish, is dedicated to educating each child spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically to help them attain academic excellence and the ultimate eternal reward of Heaven.

    Our Vision: Building Saints and Academic Excellence