Holy Rosary news

June 27th, 2015 1:24 am

First Posted: 3/19/2013

Holy Rosary School in Duryea announces the following:

Lunch with Easter Bunny

Lunch with the Bunny was a great success ,thanks to the hard work and efforts of our wonderful parents, especially our kindergarten and second-grade families who chaired the event.

Living Stations

The Eighth Grade class will portray the Living Stations, retelling the story of the Passion and Death of Our Lord at 7 p.m. today, March 24 in Holy Rosary Church. The class, under the direction of Mrs. Debbie Brady, eighth-grade teacher, and Mr. David Tighe, music teacher, will portray each person whom Jesus met on the road to Calvary and will offer an insightful beginning to our Holy Week.

Limited openings available

Would you like your child to be part of our academic, Catholic based school family? We currently have limited openings in our pre-school and kindergarten programs. Please call us and make an appointment to visit the pre-school or kindergarten. You can reach us at 457-2553.


The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations. The seventh-grade class, joined by some eighth-grade class members, under the direction of Mrs. Lisa Casey, participated in the PJAS Competition at King’s College on Saturday, March 2. Congratulations to all of our students who have worked hard and represented Holy Rosary School. Your dedication is commendable and you have made us proud.

Congratulations and best wishes to our students who earned first, second, or thir-place awards. First-place award recipients will move on to compete at Penn State on May 12, 13, and 14.

Grade 7 - Ava Angeli, first place; Alexis Bressman, first place; Harleigh Davis, first place; Gianna DeSanto, second place; Conor Nealon, second place; and Kayla Stelma, third place.

Grade 8 - Elana Clancy, first place; Collin Halagarda, first place; Tyler Mackell, first place; Tory McNulty, second place; Denise Pinto, first place; and Jonathan Smith, first place.


The Holy Rosary Forensics team competed in the 2013 Spring Forensics Regional Competition at Holy Redeemer High School on Thursday, March 7.

Congratulations to the junior varsity members who earned Honorable Mention: Grace Berlew and Jordan Cicon, and Kalley Kovaleski, Sarah Liskowicz and Peyton McNulty.

Congratulations to varsity members Megan Conlon, Tyler Mackell, and Denise Pinto who earned fifth place and competed in the Diocesan Final Competition on Tuesday, March 19.

Congratulations NHD Students

Our students participated in National History Day yesterday at Penn State-Wilkes-Barre. Please check back next week for a list of those students who will move on to the state competition held in Mechanicsburg on May 4. Congratulations to all involved and special thanks tomoderators Mrs. Jennifer Snyder, Mrs. Doris Brady, Mrs. Maureen Conlon and Mrs. Bonnie Blaskiewicz for their time, knowledge, guidance and dedication.

Little Flowers

The Little Flowers Girls’ Club of Holy Rosary School and their moderators Chris Mazaleski and Theresa Koviak celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by offering smiling “Irish eyes” to those in need. They made centerpieces for the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner hosted by the Friends of the Poor at the St. Mary’s Center in Scranton. The Little Flowers delivered and set up the centerpieces and helped to serve dinner. Thanks to their moderators for taking the time to teach a valuable lesson in ministering to others.

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day was celebrated on March 6 with great fun and unique activities. Hopefully, you caught us on WNEP with Jon Meyer, who was gracious enough to come to Holy Rosary School and read to our fourth and fifth -rade students. Under the direction of Mrs. Tammy Dixon, we celebrated WRAD with creativity and enthusiasm as our students shared and celebrated their love of reading with younger children.

Pi Day

Our sixth-grade class was very excited to participate in Pi Day (3/14) at Holy Redeemer High School. Our students spent the day with sixth-grade students from all schools in the Holy Redeemer System, doing creative Pi activities and specially designed programs, all celebrating the joy of math and fun of 3.14. Special congratulations to Grace Berlew, whose t-shirt design was selected for the Holy Rosary School Pi Day t-shirt. Our thanks to tMrs. Eileen Rischoff from Wyoming Area Catholic School and Mrs. Ann Tribendis from Holy Redeemer High School, organizers of the day, and to our own Mrs. Maureen Conlon for all her work with the HRS students and their “learning station.”

Easter break

Easter break begins with an early dismissal at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Classes resume Wednesday, April 3.

Race for Education

There are many ways in which you can help with the Race for Education. Record keepers are needed from April 4 through May 10 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to tabulate donations. Additionally, approximately 50 volunteers are needed to run the race safely and efficiently. It is a great day filled with high energy and lots of excitement. In the past, many of our neighborhood friends have stood on their porches to cheer on the children. You don’t want to miss it!

Father-daughter dance

This special night will be held on Friday, April 12. Last year we had 175 girls and their special “dates.” We are once again working diligently to make this a memorable occasion for our students and their fathers, grandfathers, uncles and special family friends. Optional professional photographs will be offered for a reasonable fee and music and fun provided by DJ Charlie Hayes. Reservations are due April 2.

Gift certificate news

Vouchers sales will not be sold this week due to Easter break.


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, 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.