May 19, 2017

Rose Review - The weekly newsletter of Barbara B. Rose Elementary School May 19, 2017
Key Dates
Stingray Field Day (rain date May 24th) May 22nd
5th Grade Movie Night, 6:00 pm May 26th
Senior Walk Through, 9:15 am May 30th
5th Grade Recognition 1:00 pm, Last Walk 12:45 pm May 31st
Last Day of School, 3:10 dismissal May 31st
Online School Supplies ordering continues May 1st - June 10th


In This Issue



Principal’s Page

Greetings to our Amazing Rose Families,

As we get into our last two weeks of school, I want to remind all of our parents of the wonderful and exciting things going on at Rose Elementary School.  Please Click Here for the latest calendar updates and exciting events at Rose including our revised start time for 5th grade recognition on May 31 at 1:00 pm.  Please click here to read further.


Whooo's Reading

Rose students are amazing readers!! Thank you to all students who participated in our Whooo's Reading read-a-thon!! As a result of their hard work, Rose raised over $2,800.00 for our outdoor classroom!! Congratulations to our school-wide winners! They received recognition on the announcements and a prize from our PTO!!

Most Money Raised: 

3rd grader: Justin Nguyen $477.63

5th grader: Samuel Ansani $393.33

4th grader: Ethan Davis $180.00

Most Minutes Read:

2nd grader: Kaan Tapban  3,189 minutes

2nd grader: Ameera Afeef  2,785 minutes

3rd grader: Abigail Dickson  2,781 minutes


Stingray Field Day

Stingray Field Day:  Monday, May 22, 2017 (rain date May 24) 

We have a few new activities planned for this year.  The  third, fourth and fifth grade students will have a full day and kindergarten through second grades will have a half day of activities in the morning (afternoon for PM kdg.)  Kdg.-2nd grade teachers have something exciting planned for them in the afternoon.  Finally, Heinen’s has generously donated Edy’s Fruit Bars for all students.  We are grateful for their generous donation.

Some important items for May 22nd:

  • Make sure to dress your child appropriately!

  • Apply sunscreen before school.  Only 3rd,  4th  and 5th grade students may bring sunscreen to school to re-apply at lunch.  Bug lotion/wipes are recommended too. Please make sure it is lotion, NO AEROSOL SPRAY please.

  • NO WATER BOTTLES.  Water will be supplied throughout the day.  There will be water stations set up throughout the rotation where the students can stay hydrated.   There will also be opportunities to use the restrooms and water fountains.

  • Please wear your grade level t-shirts! 5th-purple, 4th-blue, 3rd-green, 2nd-yellow, 1st-orange, kdg.-red

If you have any questions, please contact:

Shelby Elias,

Angela Llerena,

Jolie Davis,                              


5th Grade Movie Night

Attention 5th Graders!!! Meet your friends at Rose next Friday, May 26th to watch LEGO - The Batman Movie for a special 5th Grade only movie night. Doors open at 5:45 pm for a 6:00 showtime.  The movie will end at 8:10 so students must be picked up promptly by 8:15.  Admission is free.  Students will need to be signed in and out of the movie. As the movie is rated PG, permission slips must also be signed for the children to attend.  Permission slips will come home in backpacks today. Concessions will be sold, with proceeds going towards the 5th grade class gift to Rose School.


Barrington Giving Day

For the first time, Rose School will participate in Barrington Giving Day's Back-to-School Event for gently-used School Supplies.  Instead of having your children bring home their used school supplies on the last day of school, we will have collection bins set up in the pods from now through the end of the year.  All Rose children will participate in this effort unless you "Opt Out" by sending the attached form back to your child's teacher by today, May 19th.  A flyer was sent out in your child's backpack last week as well.

This district-wide effort will benefit many families at the Back-to-School Event in August.  In addition, there is a recycling effort through Crayola Colorcycle and the Crayon Initiative.  What a wonderful way to give back to our community and our environment.  Thank You, Rose School! 



Online registration opened Monday for 2017-18 school year

Elementary registration started May 15.  All returning families must complete this process by logging into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need assistance with online registration, please contact the help desk at (847) 842-3580.
If your child will not be returning next year, please let the school know.

Relay for Life


Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither do we.

Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.

JOIN TEAM "Rose Stingrays"

Rose Stingrays TEAM page

"Relay for Life"

20th Anniversary

American Cancer Society Walk/Run

June 10th, 2-10 pm at Citizen's Park, Barrington 

Every donation goes toward the American Cancer Society's mission to celebrate life and save lives. It doesn't take much to make a big difference.

Will you join Barbara Rose's team?  There is no charge to participate.  Donations are encouraged and welcome.  Earn a badge and free T- shirt with your $100 donation!


Back to School Picnic


As we near the end of the 2016-17 school year,  it is time for Rose School families that will be returning for the 2017-18 school year to "save the date" for the Back to School Meet and Greet at Rose School on Sunday, August 20th from 2-5 pm. LET'S CELEBRATE THE START OF ANOTHER GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!!!!!!  

Volunteers are needed for the day. It is a great way for high school and middle school students to earn service hours. Adult volunteers are also needed to help make this event a success! Please contact Zeenat Parveen at to volunteer, if interested.

- From the Back to School Picnic Committee


Rose School Student Directory

Does your child want to make a playdate with a friend from Rose?  The Student Directory is online.  The directory can be accessed via the Rose School website (  Go to "Parent" and choose "Student Directory."  You will be prompted to enter a User Name (your Infinite Campus ID) and Password (Barrington220).  Note, the password is case sensitive.  This will give you access to contact information for Rose students only.  To access information for students in other schools, you must go to the respective school's website.  


In the Community

Sunny Hill Field Day Volunteers Needed

Sunny Hill Field Day is Tuesday, May 23rd. Ryan Stengren (gym teacher) is in charge of this event. He has a plan for activities/games/lunch etc. however, he REALLY needs some volunteer help to make this day run smoothly. Times available are 9 am-11:30 am or 12:30 pm-2:30 pm. Please email Mary McGregor  at  if you can spare a few hours to help out and which slot you’d like. Thank you very much!

AFFECT Family Fun Fair - Friday, May 19 at 4:30 at Countryside School
Join AFFECT for a fun event where every family can be who they are in a judgement-free zone.  Meet other families from across the district and make lasting connections and friendships.  There will be carnival games, inflatables and popsicles by the playground.    
AFFECT is a group of District 220 families and educators working to connect kids with differing abilities across the district.  We aim to bring families, friends and teachers together to provide fun activities for all our kids.
For more information contact Becky Klinghofer at or Krista Markowski at
Check out our flyer at lyfunfair
GOT2RUN…..FOR EDUCATION 2017 May 20th.
Event proceeds for the 6th Annual Run/Walk will be distributed back to the schools or school district education foundations of each participant’s choice to fund activities that encourage wellness.  At least $10.00 will be donated per participant.
Can we get a minimum of 10 runners from Barbara B. Rose School to participate?  If so, Rose School will receive proceeds from this race.  REGISTER HERE for the race. Indicate Barbara B. Rose School when choosing a school.  Click HERE for more information.
Rose PTO Contacts 
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