Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 9-29-21

Key Dates

October 5th: 7 pm Dist. 220 Board of Education Meeting

October 8th: 9 am PTO Zoom Meeting

October 13th: Parent-Teacher Conferences after school

October 14th & 15th: Rose Goes Out - Goebbert's Fall Fest

October 14th: NO SCHOOL, Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 15th: NO SCHOOL, In-Service Day

October 18th-22nd: Book Fair Week

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

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

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

September 29, 2021

Dear Rose Families,

I am excited to share that the CHAMPS Committee is once again launching Rose Bucks and Golden Rays to reward students for positive behavior. For those new to Rose, our school adopted CHAMPS three years ago to proactively teach students behavior expectations. As a building, we have found great success with the system as it creates consistent behavior expectations across classrooms and common spaces. It also proactively reminds and rewards students for being respectful, responsible, and safe. Right now, students are working together to earn ten gold rays as a class. Once the class has the golden rays, they will earn a recess and popsicle treat. We will celebrate their success in the announcements as well. Students also have an opportunity to earn Rose Bucks individually. Students will then have redemption days to use the Rose Bucks for prizes and experiences.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up quickly! Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 13th from 4 pm-8 pm and Thursday, October 14th from 1 pm-7 pm. There is no student attendance on Thursday and Friday, October 14th and 15th. As a reminder, these are our district dates and times for our parent/teacher conferences and we encourage all parents to take advantage of this great opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher. Our teachers have been busy charting students’ progress, goal-setting with students, and using a variety of formative and summative assessments to determine if students are meeting learning targets. Since teachers spend so much time getting ready for these conferences, we ask that parents do not request parent/teacher conferences outside of this conference window. If vacation plans have been made, please sign up for a virtual conference. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting our teachers’ busy schedules.

  • Student News: Please email me exciting news about your Stingray! We love to celebrate the accomplishments and success of our students and want to give them a shout out in our school news. My email is

  • Tik Tok Challenges: Unfortunately, there have been more TIk Tok challenges shared on social media for October directed at students. Although we are hopeful that our Rose students will not engage in any negative social media challenges, we want to be proactive and are reminding students to be respectful, responsible, and safe while at school. Please help us and have a conversation with your child(ren) at home as well. Students that participate in any type of physical aggression towards staff or students will receive consequences. One day, hopefully there will be positive social media messages that gain such momentum to promote kindness.

Enjoy the week!


Heather Schumacher


Rose Goes Out - Goebbert's Fall Fest

Join us for an all-school outing to Goebbert’s Fall Festival on October 14th & 15th. For every ticket purchased through Rose, our PTO will receive a $5 donation. All proceeds will go towards outdoor enhancements and musical equipment. Click here to purchase and use the password: Rose.

Book Fair...Coming Soon!

The Scholastic Book Fair is returning to Rose this fall! This will be a week long fair October 18th-22nd. Classes will visit the library twice during this week, once to browse while making their wish lists and a second time to make purchases that parents have approved. Family Night will take place Thursday, October 21st, 4-7 pm when parents and family members may visit the book fair and make purchases. This is always a very exciting event for students! More details to follow.

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.

Cross Country Meet

Calling ALL 5th graders to the Annual 5th Grade Cross Country Meet at Ron Beese Park on October 18th after school for a 1 mile race. There will be a 5th Grade Girls Race and a 5th Grade Boys Race. There is also a 1/2 mile fun run for grades K-4. All eight elementary schools will be represented at this meet. Please see the flyer below for details and times.

9/11 Exhibit at Barrington High School

In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, rare images taken by BHS Alumnus and official FDNY Ground Zero photographer Gary Marlon Suson are on display in the Clair E. Smith Gallery at BHS until early November. The museum features 100 images and artifacts along with BOSE audio stories narrating the history behind each display. It is a recreation of the 9/11 Museum Workshop in New York, a two-time winner of Trip Advisor's prestigious "Top 25 Museums in the USA" award. Tours will take place in 30 minute increments. Space will be limited and all COVID protocols will be followed. Click HERE to reserve your free tickets.

Rose PTO Contacts

Newsletter Submissions:

Yearbook Photo Submissions: Dan Gonka - Yearbook Coordinator

PTO Webpage:

PTO Info: