Holy Rosary offers after school program

First Posted: 8/20/2013

After School Care Program

Holy Rosary School will once again offer an After School Care Program (ASCP) for the 2013-2014 school year. Students enrolled in grades Pre-K 4 to 8th are eligible. The ASCP will provide a safe, nurturing environment that is a natural extension of our school community. On regular school days, the program will operate from the time school is dismissed until 5:30 p.m. The After School Care Program will not be available on early dismissal days or when school is closed and will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3. All families who wish to participate in the After School Care Program must complete a registration form, which was included in the first day folder of the oldest child in each family.

Cafeteria information

Holy Rosary School is a participant in the National School Lunch Program and offers daily nutritious lunches which meet all federal guidelines for healthy student meals. Participation in the school hot lunch program for grades PK-8 is highly recommended. School lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year are $3 per day and reduced price lunches are $.40 per day. Applications for free/reduced price lunches were sent home in the first day folder. Please be assured applications are kept in the strictest confidence.

Arrival and dismissal information

Weather permitting, students will gather each day in the parking lot behind the school prior to the opening bell at 7:45 a.m. In inclement weather, students will gather in the gym. Buses will discharge and pick up students on Stephenson Street directly in front of the school and car riders will be dropped off and picked up on Stephenson Street in front of the school as well.

For the safety of the students, please use the following traffic pattern in the morning: Approach the school on Stephenson Strett from Main Avenue and proceed into the bus lane/drop off lane. Move to the curb, stay in the lane as it moves forward and drop off your child in front of the school.

Please do not approach the school from River or Watt Streets, as dropping children off that way forces them to cross traffic. Please do not remain in the middle of the road and drop off students, as that forces the students to walk in front of or behind cars and buses that are pulling out.

Dismissal begins at 2:15 p.m. with bus riders dismissed first, followed by car riders and walkers. When your child(ren) are being picked up at dismissal, please follow these directives and if someone else is picking up your child, please make them aware of these directives as well.

Please do not enter the bus lane and park in front of the school to pick up your child once the buses depart in the afternoon. Also, no cars will be permitted to exit the parking lot or exit from parking spaces around the school until all students are dismissed.

The dismissal takes approximately 10 minutes; therefore, if you must leave before that time elapses, do not park in the school lot or across the street. For the safety of your children, we ask you to cooperate fully with these directives.

Gift certificate schedule

The usual schedule will resume on Thursday, Sept. 5.For more information, contact the school office at 457-2553.

Return to School Mass

All family and friends are invited to our Back-to-School Liturgy, which will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 .

PTO meeting

The first PTO meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the school cafeteria. Our officers will be introduced, and plans for the upcoming year will be discussed.

Tab collection – The Holy Rosary Student Council will collect ring tabs for the Ronald McDonald House throughout the school year. Please send them to school with your children.

Recycling – In addition to cartridge recycling, we also have cell phone recycling. Select cell phones can be dropped off in the same location and recycled for credit. For more information or for a list of qualifying cartridges, visit www.fundingfactory.com or contact Mrs. Skutack at 457-2553.

Labels and box tops – Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected at Holy Rosary School. These programs enable us to provide educational resources that may be unaffordable through our regular budget. They offer merchandise like computers, software, sports equipment, reference materials, science and art items, even musical instruments. Please continue your support of these programs by sending in your labels to the school office or by placing them in the church vestibule.

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