Second Graders receive First Holy Communion

June 27th, 2015 1:43 am

First Posted: 5/14/2013

Thanks to Mrs. Joan Dowd for her hard work and dedication in preparing our second-grade class members for their respective First Holy Communions. Holy Rosary School was honored to celebrate a beautiful class Communion on Wednesday, May 15 where our entire second grade class received Holy Communion for the first time as a group. It was a memorable day for our students as well as their families, sharing a special liturgy and celebrating afterwards with a light meal for our Communicants and their invited guests.

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make our Race for Education such a fun and successful day for our children. A particular highlight of the day was Mrs. Melissa Skutack, assisted by Mr. Mike Berlew, in the pie-throwing contest. The children, both young and old, were amused by Mrs. Skutack being covered in whipped cream pies, all for a good cause.

Holy Rosary excels at PJAS

Congratulations to Mrs. Lisa Casey and our students for their excellent showing in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science from May 12 through May 14.

History Day state competition

Holy Rosary School had a strong showing at National History Day State Competition.

Congratulations also to Mrs. Jennifer Snyder and Mrs. Doris Brady for their students’ achievements in National History Day, which was held on May 3 and May 4.

State Computer Fair

Best wishes to Mrs. Melissa Skutack and our students who will participate in the State Computer Fair this Wednesday, May 22. Good luck and safe travels.

Kindergarten openings

Limited openings are available in our kindergarten. Please call 457-2553 to make an appointment to see for yourself what Holy Rosary has to offer your family.

Field trips

The field trip for fourth and fifth grades is tomorrow, May 20.

Choirs sing National Anthem

Good luck to the Holy Rosary Choir which will join choirs from other Diocesan schools to sing the National Anthem on Thursday, May 23 at the SWB RailRiders Stadium on Montage Mountain. Choir members are reminded to wear their Holy Rosary uniform and may change their clothing once they are dismissed to their parents/guardians following the anthem.

Biz Town visit

Our fifth and sixth-grade classes will participating in Junior Achievement of NEPA, Biz Town, on Friday, May 24 where students experience the world as an adult in a simulated professional working environment.

Class Night

Graduation is quickly approaching for our beloved eighth-grade class. We wish you a joyful night of reminiscing, celebrating and honoring all that you have achieved at Holy Rosary School and the lifelong friendships you have made. Enjoy your special Class Night on Friday, May 24.

Gift certificates

Gift certificate sales are held from 8 to 10 a.m. every Thursday in the Holy Rosary Church Hall. School families may send in orders on Wednesday to be filled on Thursday.


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, call Mrs. Skutack at 457-2553.

Labels and box tops

Campbell’s soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected. These programs enable us to provide educational resources that may be unaffordable through our regular budget. Please continue your support of these programs by sending in your labels to the school office or by placing them in the church vestibule.