Rose Review

The Biweekly News of Barbara B. Rose School 12-16-20

Key Dates

December 14th-18th: Mini Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

December 23rd-January 5th: No School, Winter Break

January 6th: No School, Teacher In-Service Day

January 7th: School Resumes

January 15th: 9:15 am PTO General Meeting

January 18th: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Virtual Backpack

Please click HERE to view information in the Virtual Backpack.

Principal's Page

Please click HERE for an invitation from Mrs. Schumacher to an important meeting about Hybrid 2.0.

Read-a-thon update

Congratulations Stingray Readers! The Read-A-Thon has concluded and our school surpassed our fundraising goal and our students read a total of 49,143 minutes!

Special congratulations to Avery Gupta, top fundraiser, and Bhuvi Singh, top reader. Also, congratulations to Miss Geraldi’s class for raising the most funds and Ms. Blessman’s class for being our top reading class. Prizes to individual students will be given after the winter break and pizza parties for the classes will be organized later in the spring.

Thank you to all the students who participated and helped make our Read-A-Thon successful!

mini Teacher/staff appreciation week

Every year at this time teachers and staff at Rose School receive a small gift from the PTO everyday of the week to thank them for all their hard work. Due to current circumstances

we will instead put all the items together and deliver a gift bag full of small gifts for each staff member to show our appreciation for all that they do for the students at Rose. Thank you Rose teachers and staff for working so hard despite the challenging times and thinking of creative solutions to keeping students engaged. Rose Staff Rocks!

My Favorite Things

In the spirit of giving, if you are considering a gift for a Rose Teacher/Staff Member for the Holidays, please see the attached document of their Favorite Things! Not quite like Oprah‘s List ;), but a fun collection that gives us insight to their personal lives...in this challenging life situation, their personal time is very limited but certainly cherished!

Shout Out

The Rose PTO would like to give a BIG Shout Out and Thank You to our new Winter Wonderfest Committee. Kendra Khoshabe, Anna Ouellette and Neena Masterson stepped up to make sure our Rose Tree was a star at the Winter Wonderfest at BHS. Thank you ladies for all of your hard work!

Take home painting kits

Looking for something fun to do during the weekend or after school? We have partnered with Pinot's Palette in the Arboretum for a Rose Stingray take home painting kit.


This exclusive painting kit comes with all the necessary materials and instructions on painting our beloved Rosie the Stingray and a special message to remember this unprecedented year. For every take home kit purchased, the Rose PTO will receive $5. Pickups are directly at Pinot's Palette, Wednesdays-Saturdays. (Please ignore the December 2nd date on the event link).



Large (11 x 14) - https://www.pinotspalette.com/southbarrington/event/503784


Small (8 x 10) - https://www.pinotspalette.com/southbarrington/event/503777

Rose PTO Contacts

Newsletter Submissions: roseptosecretary@gmail.com

Website Submissions: roseptowebsite@gmail.com

Yearbook Photo Submissions: Dan Gonka - Yearbook Coordinator

PTO Webpage: mastyfamily5@gmail.com

Publicity: shabnamsingh1313@gmail.com