Rose Review

The Biweekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 8-25-21

Key Dates

September 3rd: Picture Day

September 6th: No School, Labor Day

September 8th: 6:30-8:00 pm Virtual Back to School Night

September 8th: 7:00 pm Dist. 220 Board of Education Meeting

September 10th: 5th Grade trip to Camp Duncan

September 10th: 9:00 am Virtual PTO Meeting

September 19th: 3:00-6:00 pm Family Fun Fest at Rose

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher -

The last week has been so wonderful with our Rose Stingrays in the building! We welcomed back all students grades K-5 and I have been enjoying visiting each classroom to learn more about what each student likes and how they spent their summer. Students have been transitioning smoothly into the new school year, learning the schedules and procedures of their classrooms while becoming acquainted with new classmates. We realize that students are still building up their stamina and getting into the routine of a school schedule but they are definitely getting there! Staff are providing movement, snack, and mask breaks as needed, while being mindful of the extreme heat outside! Our school year is off to a great start, and I am so happy to see all of the smiling eyes each and every day. A school is not a school without students inside!


  • Please communicate with the office to make alternate arrangements for transportation. Teachers may not be able to check their email until after school, so please call the office (847-844-1200) so we can communicate the changes to the classroom teachers and dismissal supervisors.

  • Drop-off/pick-up line: in order to ensure a smooth flow of traffic and safe conditions for our students, we ask all drivers to remain in the car and use the pick-up and drop-off lines to get your children safely to and from the school building. If you need to come into the building in the morning or afternoon during this time, please park and use the crosswalk (a staff member will escort you). Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

  • Back to School Night will be a virtual event this year on September 8th from 6:30-8:00 PM. More details will be forthcoming!

Welcome Back!

The PTO would like to welcome all students and families to Rose! It is going to be a great year as the PTO has many fun events planned this year and many enthusiastic parents who
have volunteered to run them. This bi-weekly newsletter communicates Dates, Events as well as Community Happenings so please make sure you read it for all the latest info. It also includes the Principal's Page which has additional info. from Principal Schumacher so make sure you check it out. Please like our FB page for PTO updates and pictures of activities in school.

Grade Level T-shirts

For families new to Rose, Grade Level T-shirts are color specific to each grade and are worn during spirit week, field trips and any time your child wants to show their school pride! Please click on the link below to order. If you would like your 5th grader to have a t-shirt for Camp Duncan, please order by the deadline, August 27th. For any questions please email Sumyyah AliNiazee at

Mums for Sale

Add some beautiful fall color to your yard and support Rose PTO by ordering your mums now. Red, Yellow, White, Orange and Purple are all available in large 9” -1.5 gallon pots. They are on sale now for $15. Pick up will be on Sept 25th in the Rose School parking lot. LAST DAY TO ORDER IS AUG 29th. Click here to preorder your favorite colors. Any questions, please email Melanie at

Picture Day

Picture Day is 09/03/2021, mark your calendar! Ordering online is easy, visit

Volunteers Requested

Our Rose Librarian, Ms. Meiser is looking for Library Volunteers to re-shelve library materials and occasionally help with special projects. Parents would not volunteer when their child is in library class. If interested, please email Ms. Meiser at with your availability. She will then train volunteers before they start as materials have been shifted to accommodate for STEM. Questions? Contact Sumy, the Library Volunteer Coordinator ( Thank you!

We are also looking for parents to join our Hospitality Committee on the PTO. This committee organizes lunch or dinner for Rose staff a few times a year during conference time. If you are interested in helping, please contact Ann Shah at

Room Parent Signup

Becoming a room parent is a great way to get involved at Rose School. The room parents are in charge of organizing and helping at the Halloween, Valentine's Day and End of Year Party for their child's classroom!
* SIGN UP IS TIME SENSITIVE!!! - Please look out for the email that will be sent out next week with the signup information.
* The first four people to register will be the room parents for this school year.

* Please note Room Parents are currently not allowed in the building due to safety mitigations and will be only assisting the teachers with whatever help they may need. As and if things change, they will be notified.

In order to fund the parties, Party Fees are collected in advance to make sure that the events are fun and festive, and that children within the grade receive similar experiences. To pay your child's $10 Party Fees for the year, please click this link: BR PTO Class Party Fees

If you have any questions, please contact the Room Parent Coordinator, Sharon Bellock, at 847-602-0055 (text) or email at

Family Fun Fest

Save the date for Family Fun Fest on Sept. 19th. Keep a lookout for ticket presale with online link COMING SOON!

Rose Goes Out - Santa's Village

Come out with the family to enjoy Santa's Village Theme Park in Dundee. For every ticket purchased, Rose PTO will receive $3. This is not a formal event therefore there is no specific time or place to meet at the park.

Ticket Link: https:// your-visit/tickets/

Coupon Code: 2021barbara

Parents Night Out

Join us for Parent's Night Out - Viva Las Vegas on March 5th, 2022 at Bellworks Hoffman Estates. Enjoy a night out and mingle with other parents all while raising funds for our school. The evening is one you don't want to miss and our biggest fundraiser of the year. Our goal this year is to raise enough money to provide the school with extra musical equipment as well as some outdoor furniture for the kids to enjoy. Tickets include cocktails, music, dinner and open bar. Presale tickets are $75 a piece and available to purchase now using the below link:

This event also provides Rose families and local businesses an opportunity to sponsor and get recognized. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Meet & Greet - Update

Thank you to all the families who came to the Back to School Meet and Greet on August 15th. It was nice to see so many new and returning Rose parents and students. We had about 100 families attend the event. A big thank you to all the student volunteers that came to help with the event. Kona Ice generously gave back 20% of their earnings to the PTO.

Thank you also to the Meet & Greet committee, Pavan C. and Vicki C. for putting on our first Rose event of the year which was a big hit!

Rose PTO Contacts

Newsletter Submissions:

Yearbook Photo Submissions: Dan Gonka - Yearbook Coordinator

PTO Webpage: