Highlights of Catholic Schools Week listed

June 27th, 2015 1:53 am

First Posted: 2/3/2013

Holy Rosary School in Duryea announces the following:

Sincere thanks to all of our Holy Rosary School families who came out to celebrate Catholic Schools Week together at the Sacred Liturgy of our feeder parishes and at the Open House held Sunday, Jan. 27. We also extend our most sincere thanks and appreciation to the parish communities who allowed us to participate in Catholic Schools' Week Masses. It was an honor taking part in the Mass and representing both our Parish and School Families.

Catholic Schools Week

It was unfortunately a very cold and icy Catholic Schools Week, but despite delays and cancellations, we made the best of it and squeezed in all the fun a week could hold.

We were awed by our students in the dress rehearsal for the Talent Show. Who knew we had so many fabulous singers, dancers, karate experts and children with such great and unique talents?

Fun additions to uniforms and Dress Up days were enjoyed by all. The bake sale was a hit, as was Sports Day. The children had a blast shopping at the Flea Market, and of course, saved some money for the Candy Sale. Physical Fitness Thursday was terrific fun for parents to be part of gym class AND to play in a volleyball game.

The Pep Rally was a high-energy, fun-filled event enjoyed by all. Our First Friday Liturgy was a beautiful celebration, enhanced by our patriotic red, white and blue accessories added to uniforms. This liturgy was in honor all of the teachers and staff, religious and lay, who serve our school but also recognized and honored those brave men and women who sacrifice so that we may enjoy the safety they provide our beloved country.

After an ice-cream social, we ended the week with a beautiful tradition begun recently at Holy Rosary School thanks to Father Sinnott - that of a celebration of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. Praying this devotion each First Friday afternoon includes the Litany to the Sacred Heart. We thank Father Sinnott for introducing this new tradition to our school community.

We wrapped up adventure-filled week with an evening Talent Show enjoyed by families and friends.

We will always remember the kindness shown to us during the flood of 2011 and we will never take for granted the support our school received. Catholic Schools' Week is a fun week, but also a time for reflecting upon blessings and Holy Rosary School has been truly blessed.

National History Day

A highlight of our Open House was the display of National History Day projects by our students. Per nhd.org: National History Day makes history come alive for America's youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past. Through hands-on experiences and presentations, today's youth are better able to inform the present and shape the future. NHD inspires children through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project-based curriculum and instruction.

NHD is a tradition at Holy Rosary and we are most grateful to Mrs. Jen Snyder, Mrs. Doris Brady and Mrs. Maureen Conlon for their immense devotion to helping each student reach his or her highest potential.

Awards were presented in the following categories to the following students:

• Group Performance: Grace Berlew, Jordan Cicon, Angelina Falcone - First Place (The Children's March of 1903); Group Documentary: Abby Klink and Rylee Shay - First Place (The Knox Mine Disaster); Group Documentary: Kaley Kovaleski and Peyton McNulty - Second Place (Raking in the Muck); Individual Documentary: Emily Mazur - First Place ( Rub-a-Dub Dub, Clean Germs in the Tub); Group Website: Lauren Cawley and Kierra Saldi - First Place (Love turns to Agony);Group Website: Christina Heppding and Maggie Stuccio - Second Place (The Day the Sun Rose Twice); Group Website: Matthew D'Elia, Michael Mucciolo, and Michael Skutack - Third Place (The Great Grate); Individual Exhibit: Charles Vermac- First Place ( The Fall of Shogun); Group Exhibit: Julie Mazaleski and Elizabeth Stone - First Place ( Valley Forge); Group Exhibit: Kevin Bradigan and Larry Corridoni - Second Place ( The Iron Clad); Group Exhibit: Sarah Liskowicz, Emily Miller and Madeline Skutack - Third Place ( Girl Scouts)

Registration information

Registration is past due. If you have not re-registered your currently-enrolled children, call the school immediately at 457-2553.

Gift certificate news

Voucher sales will continue to be held in the Holy Rosary Church basement from 8 to 10 a.m. each Thursday. School families may send in your 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 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. Please continue your support of these programs by sending in your labels to the school office or by placing them in the church vestibule. Labels can be sent in immediately and processed before they expire.