Rose Review

The Weekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 10-6-21

Key Dates

October 8th: 9:00 am PTO Zoom Meeting

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

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page from Heather Schumacher

Dear Parents,

It seems like the fall weather is here to stay! Please remind your children to bring sweatshirts and jackets and dress appropriately for recess and outdoor mask and snack breaks.

Picture Retake Day: If your child missed picture day or would like a retake, our Rose picture retake day will be on October 27, 2021. More information will be forthcoming as the date gets closer.

Athletic Shoe Recycling: We’re happy to support former Rose student Sahil, brother of 1st grader Sasha, who is organizing the athletic shoe recycling at Rose. Clean out your old or worn out athletic shoes and recycle them in the box in the Rose front foyer. Get a chance to win Chicago Bulls or Windy City Bulls prizes.

Shout Outs:

  • Congratulations to Miss Geraldi’s class and Mrs. McKee’s class for receiving 10 golden stingrays for demonstrating our Champs behaviors of respect, responsibility and safety. They are the first classes to be presented with a flag and will get to celebrate with popsicles and a playground party. We look forward to more classes getting 10 golden stingrays.

  • Ayla L. in Mrs. Nowakowski's 4th grade class just passed her purple advanced belt test in Tae Kwon Do. She is just a few belts away from Black Belt. Way to go, Ayla!

  • On Wednesday, October 13th and Thursday, October 14th, teachers will host conferences for parents that sign up for a conference slot. Meet the Teacher is currently open for parents to sign up. Teachers will send out the Zoom link to parents that choose to meet on Zoom. For parents that elect to come to school for conferences, please note the following:

  • All visitors must wear a mask while in the building that covers the nose and mouth. The mask must be worn for the duration of the conference.

  • All visitors must wait outside until their appointment time to allow teachers time to rotate spaces and sanitize. Please do not arrive more than five minutes early for your appointment. Conferences will be in the teacher’s classroom.

  • Student News: Please email me exciting news about your Stingray! We love to celebrate the accomplishments and success of our students and want to give them a shout out in our school news. My email is

Have a wonderful week!


Heather Schumacher

Barbara B. Rose School Principal

PTO Meeting

Please join the Rose Executive Board and Principal Heather Schumacher this Friday, October 8th from 9-10 am for our October 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: 819 8522 0759

Passcode: PTO

Rose Goes Out - Goebbert's Fall Fest

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 in person and run in the Rose Library the week of October 18th-22nd. Classes will visit the library twice that week, once to make a wishlist and later to make purchases approved by parents. Instructions on how payment can be made and adding sales tax will be attached to their wishlist.

Something NEW! This year we'll be creating an E-Wallet for each teacher at Rose where parents can contribute monetary donations to their child's classroom or specials teacher by simply clicking on a link. Teachers can then use those donations to purchase books for their classroom so all students can enjoy them. More info. to come soon!

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.

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.

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.

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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