Rose Review

The Biweekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 12-2-20

Key Dates

November 2nd-December 11: Rose Read-A-Thon

November 23rd-December 3rd: Collect for Barrington Giving Day

December 7th, 9th, & 10th: Rose Goes Out to Moretti’s

December 14th-18th: Mini Teacher Appreciation Week

December 15th: 7:00 pm District 220 BOE Meeting

December 23rd-January 5th: No School, Winter Break

January 6th: No School, Teacher In-Service Day

January 7th: School Resumes

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page

Please click HERE for important information from Mrs. Schumacher.

Take Home Painting Kits

Looking for something fun to do during the weekend or after school? We have partnered with Pinot's Palette in the Arboretum for a Rose Stingray take home painting kit.

This exclusive painting kit comes with all the necessary materials and instructions on painting our beloved Rosie the Stingray and a special message to remember this unprecedented year. For every take home kit purchased, the Rose PTO will receive $5. Pickups are directly at Pinot's Palette, Wednesdays-Saturdays. (Please ignore the December 2nd date on the event link).

Large (11 x 14) -

Small (8 x 10) -

Rose Goes Out to Moretti's

Announcing Rose Goes Out Event with Moretti’s Hoffman Estates, 3 days only, December 7th, 9th and 10th. Take a break from cooking—perfect timing for Thursday Night football games, Homework Study sessions and online Holiday Shopping! Just mention Rose when you order and we get 15% of all sales--please see flyer!

My Favorite Things

In the spirit of giving, if you are considering a gift for a Rose Teacher/Staff Member, please see the attached document of their Favorite Things! Not quite like Oprah‘s List, but a good source that allows us to know our Teachers/Staff better and appreciate them even more! 'Tis the Season!

Teacher Tributes

The holidays traditionally are a time when many like to thank and recognize their child's teacher. The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation's Teacher Tributes are a quick and thoughtful way to do so! The money raised helps the Foundation fund progams and grants for the district. Honorees will receive personalized cards to commemorate your thoughtful donation. New this year, you can also add a short message. Tributes will be delivered to your child's school by December 22nd. Honorees will also be acknowledged on the Foundation's website. Click here to make your Holiday Teacher Tribute donation today. Thank you for supporting the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, where your generous donation is helping transform the classroom in Barrington 220.

Read-A-Thon Extended until Dec. 11th!

Don't let your class down, there's still time to sign up for the Rose Read-A-Thon. We will be sending teachers updates on those students that participated and the hours they read. Please check your email from Whooo's Reading ( sign up, and back log your child's reading to November 2nd.

Our Top Raiser: Avery G.

Our Top Reader: Arjan S.

Top Raising Classes:

1) Miss Geraldi 2) Miss Blessman 3) Mrs. Lim

Top Reading Classes:

1) Miss Blessman 2) Miss Geraldi 3) Mrs. Abboreno

Rose Read-A-Thon ends on December 11th so get reading. Remember children can log hours that are read as a part of their evening reading log...NOT reading done during school hours. Prizes are being awarded to top reading classes and top raising classes.

Barrington Giving Day - Final Day tomorrow!

The Season of Giving is Here! Rose Student Council is collecting items for Barrington Giving Day (BGD) and the last day is tomorrow, December 3rd. BGD serves families in need in the Barrington Community. We are so proud of the generosity of our Rose families to support our local community, especially during these unprecedented times! New or like new donation items will be collected in the Rose School entrance foyer OR you can ship your donation directly to BGD.

Kdg.-1st: diapers & wipes
2nd-3rd: toys (no stuffed animals)
4th-5th: hats, gloves and mittens

All grades: winter coats, snow pants, boots, fleece blankets, gift cards

New No-Contact Donation Option: shop online at your preferred retailer and ship donation items directly to the BGD sorting center:

Barrington Giving Day

111 Lions Drive #210

Barrington, IL 60010

Winter Wonderfest

Barrington Fine Arts and BHS presents Winter Wonderfest December 11th-13th. This will be a holiday drive-thru extravaganza. See the flyer below for more info.

B·Strong Together Conversation Circle

B·Strong Together Conversation Circle facilitators Dr. Chris Bibby, Kim Rapach and Carol Angelescu, and other Barrington area elementary parents to share tips and strategies for navigating life during these unusual times. Topics will include:

  • managing family life during covid,
  • staying socially connected,
  • helping ease stress and anxiety,
  • promoting self-care and resiliency,
  • and supporting your family during online learning.

Share ways that you are finding success in your family and seek creative ideas from other parents and our experts for those areas that are a struggle. Register today at

Rose PTO Contacts

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Yearbook Photo Submissions: Dan Gonka - Yearbook Coordinator

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