Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 11-3-21

Key Dates

November 4th: End of 1st Grading Period

November 5th: NO SCHOOL, In-Service Day

November 11th: Veterans' Day Assembly

November 12th: 9 am, PTO Meeting

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

November 16th: 7 pm 220 Board of Education Meeting

November 23rd: 5 pm Report Cards visible on Infinite Campus

November 24th-26th: No School, Thanksgiving Break

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

November 3, 2021

Dear Parents,

It was so fun to see our Rose students dressed up during the Halloween parade. There were a lot of creative costumes and fun excitement as students paraded through the halls and outside. Thank you to parent volunteers that made memorable and fun parties despite the procedures that needed to be followed.

  • Remember that there is no school on Friday, November 5th since teachers have an Institute Day.

  • COVID updates- There are procedural changes to school COVID communication effective this week. Please know that we will no longer send a letter home for each positive case at Rose School, but we will send a weekly update with current positive COVID case information. 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.

Student Positive Cases - Oct. 30-0, Oct. 31-0, Nov. 1-0, Nov. 2-1, Nov. 3-0

Staff Positive Cases - Oct. 30-0, Oct. 31-0, Nov. 1-0, Nov. 2-0, Nov. 3-0

  • Veterans’ Day Assembly- We are excited to bring back our Veterans’ Day Assembly to recognize and honor all of the veterans that have dedicated their lives to keeping our country safe. Our intermediate grade students will attend the assembly in person and our primary classes have the opportunity to view the assembly virtually due to space constraints. Families will be welcome to view the assembly virtually as well. We will send out a live stream link next week. Classroom teachers will be inviting students to share information about veterans in their family.

  • School Pictures- Mrs. McKee brought to our attention that her sub sent home all of her students’ original picture proofs with just 1 student as they were in an envelope all together. Did you receive your child’s picture proof? If not, you can still go online to see your child’s picture proof and order if you would like at

  • Menu Change- Chicken drumsticks are currently out of stock and will not be available for lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Therefore, it is necessary to change the hot menu item to a chicken fajita for Tuesday, Nov. 9. Menus will be updated to reflect this change.

  • Please send me an email ( if your child is celebrating something special! We love to highlight the accomplishments of our Rose Stingrays!


Heather Schumacher, Principal 847-844-1200

Barrington Giving Day

Barrington Giving Day is a non-profit organization that invites families on the free and reduced lunch program in the 220 district to a Giving Day event where they receive much needed items for their family. Rose School is collecting specific items by grade level. We'll be collecting items from November 15th-December 3rd. See the flyer below for more information. Thanks for your support!

KG and 1st: Bring in Diapers and Wipes

2nd and 3rd: Bring in Toys (no stuffed animals)

4th and 5th: Hats and Gloves/Mittens

* Every grade level can bring in New or Gently Used Winter Coats, Snow Pants, Boots, Blankets (new only), and Gift Cards.

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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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 9-10 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 NOVEMBER.

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.

BStrong Together: Eating Disorders

Join our panel of experts from AMITA's Center for Eating Disorders and Fitzgerald Nutrition on November 10th at 7-8 pm via Zoom to talk about the growing prevalence of eating disorders and disordered eating in both boys and girls. Learn the myths, facts, the benefits of early intervention and how to get help during this informative presentation. Register to attend the virtual event and submit your questions for our experts here.

View Flyer Here

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