Feb. 16-22, 2006
The Three C’s
By St. Rose of Lima staff
Choice, Commitment and Community Model St. Rose of Lima School’s Philosophy
St. Rose of Lima School opened its doors in 1958 in cooperation with the Sisters of St. Francis. In addition to the current staff of 39 caring and devoted lay teachers and administrators, the St. Rose teaching staff is blessed with 5 Sisters of St. Francis, as well as the active participation of the pastor, Father James Kennedy, and the pariochial vicar, Father Jerome Amaechi.
The school is nestled in the community of North Syracuse, N.Y. and serves over 500 students, grades Pre-K through sixth. The faculty and administration provide an educational environment that nurtures academic excellence and strong faith formation. At St. Rose, families are driven by their choice as to where their children will attend elementary school and by their commitment to a faith-filled, superior education. Additionally, the families and faculty strive to build each child’s potential to be active members of the community.
St. Rose of Lima School’s curriculum follows the strict guidelines of the New York State Standard for grades kindergarten through sixth. The students continue to excel in both the Math and English Language Arts Standardized Exams, consistently achieving scores above the NYS and local public school averages.
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week is a long-standing tradition at St. Rose of Lima School. It is a time to celebrate the school and the accomplishments of the students. This year’s theme was “Character. Compassion. Values”. It is so important for the children to have character, compassion and values. The outstanding faculty at St Rose incorporates these into their everyday teaching. These children are the future. They are tomorrow’s scientists, leaders, doctors and nurses, tomorrow’s generation. These three principles are necessary to grow into successful adults — St. Rose of Lima is committed to the formation of character, compassion, and values in every student.
FAA Grant/Heritage Grant
St Rose of Lima is one of several schools near the Syracuse Airport to receive a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. This grant will pay for sound-proofing to cut down on the noise from the planes that frequently fly over the school. Included in this grant will be replacement windows, central air conditioning, and new insulation. This grant will help to foster a better learning environment for the students. The FAA grant does not cover several areas on the exterior of the school so the Administration at St Rose applied for a Heritage Grant through the diocese to pay for these other repairs. Students, faculty and staff are excited to have received this grant from the Diocese of Syracuse. By this time next year, the school will have a whole new look. Work begins this summer.
St. Rose of Lima School will be offering full-day Pre-K starting with the 2006-2007 school year. This will be in addition to the current half-day program. This is a new venture recognizing the need for this in the community. This will be a great step forward in preparing students for full-day kindergarten and success throughout their elementary school years.
St. Rose of Lima upcoming events
March 3 – April 14:
Lenten Fish Fry
Fridays 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Proceeds to benefit the school
St. Rose of Lima
Grades 5 and 6
Recent Catholic School Week Happenings at St. Rose of Lima School
• Every student in grades K – 6 made a special project in library class showing “What St. Rose Means to Me.”
• Each student was given a vinyl cling for his/her parent’s car that reads “Proud Parent of St. Rose Student.”
• Liverpool Food Service provided free breakfast for 1 week for EVERY student!
• On Spirit Day, Liverpool Food Services provided a free lunch to EVERY student and the HSO gave each child a free ice cream.
• As the students were dismissed on Friday, the great Catholic Schools Week celebration ended with a free jumbo cookie for each student donated by Liverpool Food Services.