Dear Rose Park Friends,
Every Monday morning our staff comes together for a time of communal prayer and devotions. With the early morning sunshine streaming in the windows behind her, second grade teacher Karina Schebor shared some relevant, timely reflections I thought you might enjoy as well. First I’ll briefly set the stage: Has your child shared the explosion of greenery, vegetables and flowers that have taken place in our Rose Park Ranch greenhouse? Truly amazing. We are floor to ceiling and wall to wall plants and life in that space! Just a few short months ago some of our teachers were pushing seeds into the dirt for the very first time in their lives! First grade teacher Amie Winningham led our staff in how to properly arrange a garden bed and then encouraged those who were comfortable to get a little dirty and push some seeds into the earth! There was as much teasing and laughter as you might imagine. A few weeks later, many of our children had sown their small gardens and began the work of tending.
Scripture tells us that even as seeds planted in fertile ground will take root and grow strong, so too are we when we receive the word of the Lord, understand it and live its Gospel mission. Like our growing children, the seeds in the greenhouse have burst into life. The devotional that Karina led reminded us that what we hold in our hearts will grow when the heat comes. I pray that we model a life marked in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. So too may our children hold fast to God’s grace and remain ever rooted in his love. If you ever have a free evening or weekend, come on down and take a peek at the beauty and bounty! We are learning and growing together!
Yours in Christ’s service,
Teacher Appreciation Week
See this flier for all the fun ways to participate in Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12! Thanks to our Parent Board for setting this all up!
On Thursday, May 12, our 1st-4th graders will participate in the Tulip Time Kinderparade. We will have a normal school schedule in the morning. Preschoolers will be dismissed at their normal time (11:15) with no afternoon enrichment. Kindergarten and 5th graders will be dismissed at 11:30am. Students in grades 1-4 will remain at school until we load the buses to head to the parade route. They will eat lunch at school before heading to the parade. There will be no hot lunch.
An information sheet and pick up slip was sent home with your child. Please return this slip to your child’s teacher ASAP. Thank you.
Kindergarten Visit Day
On Friday, May 19, we will be welcoming our newest group of kindergarteners to Rose Park for a visit! The incoming kinders and their parents will meet at Rose Park from 9-10am. Families who enrolled should have received an email with more details
Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser is coming just in time to motivate your readers by offering some new books to purchase for their summer reading! Mark your calendars for May 24-May 26 from 11- 4 p.m in the Intersection at Rose Park. (Funds raised support our library!)
Our 22-23 yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school to those who ordered them. These orders were placed during our school picture days. If you missed ordering your child a yearbook for this year, and you would still like to, you may still order it through Geskus.
Rose Park Lost and Found
Please take a minute to look our Lost and Found photo Album to see if any of these items belong to your student. Feel free to email Carla or Laura to claim your items and we will make sure to get it in your student’s backpack. These items will be donated soon. Also, please make sure to bring your child’s snow stuff to school every day or leave an extra set at school. In Michigan, the weather can change quickly and we want to make sure your child is warm and comfortable in their outdoor play! Our office has a limited supply of items. If your child borrows an item, we will send it home to be washed and returned for other students to use. We are always looking for extra gloves to add to our supply!
- 4: 5th grade Parent night at the Middle School 6:30pm-7:30pm
- 11: 1/2 day Tulip Time Parade
- 16: 4th-12th grade Orchestra Concert
- 17: All School Convocation 9am
- 19: Rose Park Kindergarten Visit Day
- 24-26: Scholastic Book Fair
- 24: Rose Park Field Day
- 29: No school: Memorial Day
- 2: 1/2 day: Last day of school
- 2: Report cards available on Powerschool