Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 10-13-21

Key Dates

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: Dist. Elem. Cross Country Meet

October 18th-22nd: Book Fair Week

October 19th: 7:00 pm Dist. 220 Board of Education Meeting

October 21st: 4:00-7:00 pm Book Fair Family Night

October 26th: 6:30 pm, 2nd Grade Music Concert, Champions

October 27th: Picture Retake Day

October 29th: 1:00-1:30 pm Halloween Parade, Grades 1-5 (outdoors, weather permitting)

October 29th: 1:30-2:15 pm Classroom Halloween Parties, Grades 1-5

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

October 13, 2021

Dear Parents,

The weeks are flying by! Rose staff is eager to meet with parents over the these two days to celebrate student growth and to collaborate with families about how to best support student learning! Enjoy the extra long weekend with your children. It’s a great opportunity to rest and recharge!

As a reminder, parent-teacher conferences are tonight from 4-8 PM and tomorrow from 1-7 PM. Conferences are held in-person or on Zoom. All visitors to the school must wear a mask while inside the building and should plan to arrive no more than five minutes before a scheduled conference.

If you have a Zoom conference, the link can be found here. You also should have received this information from the teacher with whom you have a conference.

News to Note:

  • Congratulations to the following homerooms for earning ten stingrays: Mrs. Nowakowski, Mrs. Makrounis, Mrs. Vakayil, and Ms. Innocentini. Each classroom demonstrated exemplary behavior and showed Champs behaviors that were respectful, responsible, and safe. Way to go!

Good luck to all of our 5th grade cross country runners and our fun run K-4th graders on Monday, Oct. 18th at the meet at Ron Beese Park. Go Stingrays!

Have a wonderful long weekend!


Heather Schumacher



Rose Goes Out - Goebbert's Fall Fest

THIS WEEK!!! 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.

Parents Night Out - Presale!

Join us for the year’s biggest fundraiser event, Parents’ Night Out on March 5, 2022. Viva Las Vegas promises an evening full of casino entertainment, dinner, open bar, dancing, premiere auction items, and raffle drawings. EARLY-BIRD PRICING ENDS NOVEMBER 1ST, so get your tickets today!


The Scholastic Book Fair will be the week of October 18th-22nd. This year we're creating an E-Wallet for each teacher at Rose where parents can contribute monetary donations to their child's classroom or specials teacher by clicking on a link. Teachers can then use those donations to purchase books for their classroom so all students can enjoy them. Click HERE to access the book fair newsletter with the list of teacher E-Wallet links.


Family Night will be on Thursday, October 21st from 4-7 pm. This is when families are invited to stop by the library to browse with their children and make purchases. Ms. Meiser, Rose Librarian, is also available this evening to help parents find books for their children.

Our ONLINE Fair runs now until October 26th. Visit our Scholastic Homepage to shop online:

Book Fair - Volunteers Needed

PARENTS...WE NEED YOU! We are looking for volunteers to help out that week during their child's classroom visit to the book fair. Time slots are 25 min. long and the signup specifies which days are the teacher's Browsing or Purchasing days. This is an easy quick way to help out your child's class! Please visit the link below to sign up.

If you're volunteering please check out this important link: COVID-19 Protocols for D220 Volunteers

Packs of Plenty (POP) Volunteers Needed

Please join us on Thursday, October 21st 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. Assembly line set-up starts at 8 am and packing is from 9 am-10 am. 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 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.

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.

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.

Rose PTO Contacts

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