Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 2-9-22

Key Dates

February 10th: 6:30 pm 3rd Grade Music Show

February 11th: 9:00 am PTO Meeting

February 14th: Valentine’s Day Parties: 9:00-10:00 am Kinder.; 1:15-2:15 pm Grades 1-5

February 15th: 7:00 pm 220 Board of Education Meeting

February 17th: End of 2nd Grading Period

February 18th: No School - Inservice Day

February 21st: No School - Presidents' Day

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

February 9, 2022

Dear Families,

I want to take a moment to thank our Rose community for managing the recent mask protocol changes with a kind heart. I know there are strong feelings about the decision, but thankfully it did not impact student learning. Staff led conversations with students about treating each other with kindness and respect as the change went into effect on Monday morning. Students were respectful towards each other and were mindful that people may have differing opinions, but choices were made by individual families and it was important to respect those choices. Students treated classmates with respect, regardless of mask status. Although the upcoming months may bring more change, I am confident that we can continue to get through changes and challenges together.

Please read below for important school and district news.

  • Last week, Rose students showed creativity, effort, and their knowledge of growth mindset. Congratulations to Miss Solymossy’s class on winning the Growth Mindset door decorating competition!

  • Rose welcomes Mrs. Jodi Johnson as our new school nurse. Jodi comes to us with 14 years of nursing experience and is a mother to a middle schooler. She can be reached at or 847-844-2151.

  • COVID Updates - We have 4 positive student COVID cases reported at Rose School this week and 5 students in quarantine. We have 0 positive staff cases to report. If you have additional questions about positive cases and quarantines, you can also check the district COVID Dashboard for up-to-date district COVID information.

  • Valentine’s Day - Students at Rose will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14th. PTO room parents are planning classroom parties and fun activities to help students celebrate. Students can pass out valentines, but please make one for every student in the class.

  • Revised Menu - please note the menu options for Feb. 10, 14, & 16 have been changed. You can view the menu on the district website.

  • On February 17th, MAP results will go out, and the 2nd grading period will end.

  • There will be NO school for the students on February 18th and 21st.

Warm regards,

Heather Schumacher, Principal


PTO Meeting

Please join the Rose PTO Executive Board and Principal Heather Schumacher this Friday, February 11th from 9-10 am for our February PTO meeting. All the latest information on what is taking place at Rose, the District, and the community will be shared. All are welcome!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 7950 2981

Passcode: PTO

Parents Night Out

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO GET YOUR TICKETS!! Ticket sales end February 12th (or when the event is sold out).

Get ready for Rose’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Viva Las Vegas - Parents Night Out on March 5th. This year all the proceeds will benefit Grade Level Pod enhancements to promote Social Emotional Learning. Glam up in those sequins or your favorite going-out attire and get ready to dance, mingle and gamble!

Each grade is creating a basket to be auctioned off. Please look at the signup you received via email and see if there is anything you'd consider donating. The grade who's basket gets the highest bid will receive an ice cream party! Questions? Email

Valentine's Day Parties

VALENTINE’S DAY classroom parties are coming up on Monday, February 14. Party times are 9:00-10:00 am for kindergarten and 1:15-2:15 pm for grades 1-5. Carpooling for Room Parents is highly recommended as parking is limited. The parties have a hard end time to avoid congestion in the bus lane and parking lot. Room parents must leave the building at the end time. Thank you to all the room parents for all their hard work and planning to make Valentine’s Day so special and fun for all the kids.


2021-2022 Yearbooks are available for purchase now! Sales end on March 4th. Yearbooks will be distributed to students at the end of May. BR PTO Yearbook 2021-22

Substitute Teachers

The shortage of substitutes statewide is affecting all schools in our district. If you or anyone you know is qualified, please follow the link and fill out an application today! Please note, a valid licensure through the Illinois State Board of Education is required to work as a substitute teacher in the classroom. Questions? Contact Monica Shore at

Employment link:

Lunchroom Volunteers

We NEED your HELP in the lunchroom. Please volunteer for a day to supervise and help us maintain our safety protocols as students eat lunch. Your assistance is much appreciated! Sign up HERE for FEBRUARY.


As we start the New Year and hopefully begin our healing from the past year (+)'s trauma of Covid and the losses associated with the virus, it is important we acknowledge the trauma many have experienced--both students and parents, recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety and stress of a traumatic stressor event, and embrace tools and techniques that will help us find balance and healing as we move forward post pandemic.

To register for the program, please complete this form. A link to the evening's presentation will be sent 24 hours ahead of the event.

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