Rose Review

The Biweekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 9-9-20

Key Dates

Sept. 8th-15th: MAP Testing Math

Sept. 11th: 9:15 am PTO Zoom Meeting

Sept. 16th: Staff Development Day, students will have independent and asynchronous activities

Sept. 22nd-29th: MAP Testing Reading

Sept. 23rd: 12:15 pm Picture Day, Rose Gym

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page

Please click HERE for important information from Mrs. Schumacher.

PTO Zoom Meeting

The first PTO meeting of the year will take place this Friday, Sept. 11 at 9:15 am via Zoom. All parents are invited to attend and get the latest info. about Rose School from Principal Heather Schumacher and the PTO Executive Board. We know your time is valuable and we are committed to keeping our PTO meetings to one hour or less. The link is provided below:

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 850 2171 1084

Rose PTO Executive Board,

Picture Day Info.

Inter-state Photography Studio will once again be photographing Rose students for Fall Picture Day. If you want to bring your child(ren) to Rose School for a school picture, please sign up for a time slot with this Sign-Up Genius. Appointments will be available on September 23rd from 12:15-3:30 PM on a first-come first-serve basis. Pictures will be taken in the school gym with appropriate social distancing and PPE requirements. Only students with an appointment will be allowed in the gym. In order to enter the building, students must wear a mask and have a completed symptom screener. Students waiting for appointments will be socially distanced outside the gym until it is time for their appointment. Each seat will be cleaned between students. More specific information will be shared regarding picture day procedures the week of picture day.

Yearbook Pictures

Dear Families,

As in years past, we will be accepting pictures from families to consider for the yearbook. Please email any pictures of your student from during the school day; silent reading, work space set, outdoor P.E., etc. directly to We're excited to create this book for our families that marks a historic time in our lives, and we know you will be excited to order this memento for your student to look back on in the future. Ordering information to come out later in the year.

Daniel E. Gonka, Art Educator & Yearbook Chair

Library Reminders

  • Library book check out has begun for grades 3-5. During library class, students have learned how to put books on hold through Destiny, our library catalog. As soon as Ms. Meiser is able, she will check out the books to your child and put them on a purple cart. It will be located near the yellow cart so you can easily return the books your child has read, and pick up the new ones.
  • Books should be returned on the yellow cart marked "Return Library Books Here." During materials pick up, the cart will be outside. Otherwise, it will be in the entryway. The entryway is open when the school is open, generally 7:45 am-4:00 pm. You may want to avoid arriving right around 8:00 am as busses are arriving at that time. You do not have to fill out the COVID-19 information sheet just to come in the foyer.
  • When library books are returned, they are put into quarantine before they are checked in. You may notice that books are still on your child's account even though they were brought back to school. As soon as the quarantine time is over, they will be checked in.

Specials Showcase

Encourage your child to attend the Specials Showcase from 8:00-8:20ish each morning. We've ridden a virtual roller coaster, watched Mr. Gonka create enameled jewelry, guessed answers to riddles, and saw our new PTO-purchased basketball hoops. Nurse DiVito showed students changes in the nurse's office, what to expect when entering the building for testing, and students viewed the testing area. Watch for the schedule on Fridays. We've got lots of fun and engaging activities planned! You can find the link in the Message Center on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

B•Strong Together Virtual Run/Walk 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic may have changed our lives, but we can still find great ways to come together to support our community. The B•Strong Together 4th Annual Joe Kelsch Memorial Run/Walk is going VIRTUAL! While we'll miss being together in person, a virtual event means that you can participate anytime, anywhere to support B•Strong Together and make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families throughout the Barrington area. It's simple--run, walk, or even bike the 5K or 1-mile race anytime between August 30th and September 13th and submit your time. A finisher medal will be mailed directly to you at the end of the race.

Register online at and enter the following promo code for students (17 & under) at the check out: "D220CLUB220". There are also contests for $25 Amazon gift cards for adding a song title to the BST playlist, creative finish line photo, race route photo, and post-race photo--submit photos and songs to

Barrington Giving Day

Please see the flyer below for Barrington Giving Day setup for September 19th and 23rd. If you don't have items to donate but would like to contribute, they are accepting monetary donations via Venmo @BJWC-Give. Please note "Giving Day" in comments.

Rose PTO Contacts

Newsletter Submissions:

Website Submissions:

Yearbook Photo Submissions: Dan Gonka - Yearbook Coordinator

PTO Webpage: