Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 12-1-21

Key Dates

November 15th-December 3rd: Collecting for Barrington Giving Day

December 1st & 2nd: Rose Goes Out to Moretti’s

December 2nd & 3rd: 6:30 pm, 5th Grade Musical, Frozen Jr.

December 3rd-5th: District 220 Winter Wonderfest, BHS

December 4th: 5:00 Stingray Singers perform at BHS

December 7th: 6:00 pm, 4th Grade Orchestra Concert

December 7th: 7:00 pm, 5th Grade Orchestra Concert

December 7th: 7:00 pm, 220 Board of Education Meeting

December 9th: Bus Driver Appreciation

December 14th: 6:30 pm, 1st Grade Concert

December 16th: Winter IN-ing Performance at Rose

December 16th: 4th/5th Grade Speech Tournament Application Deadline

December 21st: 6:00 pm, 5th Grade Band Concert at BHS

December 21st: 7:00 pm, 220 Board of Education Meeting

December 22nd: Winter Sing-along

December 23rd-January 9th: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

December 1, 2021

Dear Parents,

This is an exciting week at Rose School. Our fifth grade students are putting the finishing touches on the Frozen Jr. performances and our parent volunteers are perfecting the set, costumes, and props. Our students and staff cannot wait to see the dress rehearsal on Thursday afternoon. It is amazing to see the talent, confidence, and collaboration of our fifth grade Stingrays!

We are in the home stretch before winter break, so there is not too much new news at Rose School. Excitement is in the air and the students are doing an awesome job each and every day engaging in meaningful learning experiences. We have many fun activities in the works as well, including a traveling performance group that will present a festive holiday show to Rose students and our winter sing-along. This is replacing the trip to Marriott Lincolnshire from years past since they are not offering a performance this year.

Please note the following school and district news below:

  • Students will be working towards another class incentive by earning ten golden stingrays this month. Also, there will be December Rose Bucks redemption next week for students to trade in bucks for prizes and experiences. More information will be shared next week by classroom teachers.

  • We are so appreciative of parent support in the lunchroom. If you have a little extra time, please consider signing up for a slot. No experience needed, just enjoyment of spending time with children :)

  • COVID updates- There has been one positive student COVID case reported at Rose School this week. You can also check the district COVID Dashboard for up-to-date district COVID information if you have additional questions about positive cases and quarantines.

  • Holiday vacations- Please let your student’s teacher and the main office know if your child will be out of town. Children who are traveling out of the country will need to follow local health department guidelines regarding quarantine rules before returning to school.

    • Students that miss school due to vacations will not receive work from classroom teachers in advance of the vacation and are not eligible for virtual instruction. Only children quarantined due to Covid 19 are eligible for virtual learning.


Heather Schumacher, Principal


Rose Goes Out for Pizza

Moretti’s Hoffman Estates is generously hosting Rose Goes Out today Wednesday, and Thursday (December 1 & 2). Just mention Rose School when you order and 15% of the bill will be given back to Rose PTO. This offer is good for dine-in, carry out and delivery orders. So, during this hectic time let Moretti’s do the cooking and support your school at the same time!

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See's Candies Chocolate Fundraiser

Amazingly delicious See’s Candies is teaming up with Rose PTO to bring a great fundraising opportunity to our school. Great chocolate and various decadent treats will be shipped directly to your home and a portion of each sale comes back to Rose School PTO. Take a look at our online store and pick out some gifts today! Our shop closes December 2nd! Any questions? Ask Melanie at
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Barrington Giving Day Donations

Rose Student Council is collecting donation items for Barrington Giving Day. LAST DAY IS Friday, December 3. Barrington Giving Day serves families in need in the Barrington Community. For each item brought in, students can guess how many Legos are in the guessing jar. The student with the closest guess wins a Lego prize.

* New or like new donation items will be collected in the Rose School classroom pods. BGD is in great need of winter coats and snow pants, especially in teen and adult sizes.

Suggested donations:

KG-1st: Snow Pants, Diapers & Wipes

2nd-3rd: Winter Coats, Toys (no stuffed animals)

4th-5th: Winter Coats, Hats and Gloves

See the flyer below or the following link that provides further information about this event:

Thank you for your generosity to support our local community!

Bus Driver Appreciation

Barbara B. Rose School is proud to recognize and celebrate our amazing team of Bus Drivers who work so hard throughout the year. Bus Driver Appreciation Day is Thursday, December 9th. In honor of that, please consider having your child make a card/note for their bus drivers as a token of their appreciation. We have some treats planned for the bus drivers and our wonderful Stingray Singers will perform for them outside in the afternoon.

Winter Wonderfest

Barrington 220 Fine Arts is excited to bring back Winterfest this school year, which will run from December 3-5! Tickets are on sale now via the Barrington 220 online box office! This year the event will include hands-on experiences, both indoors and outdoors. Winterfest 2021 will include the return of our technical theater students' amazing light show, many musical and theater performances from across the district, ice sculptures and painted lanterns by our fine arts students, displays from each of our district's schools, visits with Bronco Billy and Santa, and so much more. All tickets are $10 per person.

Teacher Tributes

This holiday season consider honoring your children's teachers with a Teacher Tribute. A Teacher Tribute is a donation to the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation on behalf of a specific teacher or staff member. The honored teacher/staff member will receive a personalized recognition card to commemorate your thoughtful charitable donation. Teachers receive their Tributes before they depart for winter break. Monies from this donation help to fund the programs that the Educational Foundation supports within District 220. Click here to make your charitable donation to the Foundation in the name of your child's teacher today. Your donation to the Foundation must be received by Sunday, December 12, 2021.

Packs of Plenty (POP) Volunteers Needed

Please join us every Thursday to help pack weekend food bags for food insecure students in Barrington 220. Barrington Children’s Charities, Packs of Plenty (POP) program, is a nonprofit organization that distributes over 2,800 food bags across our district weekly. Packing will take place weekly on Thursdays at the District 220 Building at 310 James Street in Barrington. Updated time has been set at 9:00-10:00 am for pre-pack and packing. No sign up is required.

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 DECEMBER.

Recycle Old Shoes

Have any old or worn out athletic shoes? Recycle them at Rose and enter to win Chicago Bulls and Windy City Bulls prizes. The box for recycling and instructions to enter drawings is located in the front entrance of the school.

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