Holy Rosary School on Stephenson Street in Duryea announced the following:
• HRS celebrated a beautiful First Friday Mass with Reverend Philip Sladika. The HRS Choir sounded exceptional as they sang Christmas songs in both English and Polish, carrying on the proud HRS tradition.
The HRS family is looking ahead to Catholic Schools Week and re-registration for current families.
Here's what else HRS has going on this week:
• Catholic Schools Week Information
Holy Rosary School, along with all Catholic Schools across the nation, will celebrate annual Catholic Schools' Week from Jan. 27 to Feb. 1.
Information on the Opening Mass and Open House, along with the other activities that celebrate faith, academics, and service, will be sent home within the next few weeks.
All are invited for these special events.
HRS is currently in the process of registering students for the 2013-2014 academic school year.
As always, support for the ministry of Catholic education is deeply appreciated.
The deadline for all re-registration materials is Jan. 23 and all materials must be received for re-registration to be complete.
On Sunday, Jan. 27, HRS will begin registration for new students for grades that are not yet filled.
• Gertrude Hawk Easter Order
Gertrude Hawk order forms were sent home last week. While door to door selling is not recommended, this is a great way to earn money towards tuition.
The top copy of the order form and money are due Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Please retain the bottom copy for your records. Estimated order pickup date is Tuesday, March 12.
• Lunch Volunteer Schedule
The Lunch Volunteer Schedule was sent home for both January and February.
HRS would like to extend special thanks to parents and grandparents who volunteer their time to help make the lunch program so successful.
• Parking at Seton
Just a reminder that on Wednesdays and Thursdays, per Monsignor Bendik's request, participants in the Basketball Program are asked not to park in the parking lots surrounding the former Seton Catholic building as parking is needed for families utilizing the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic.
Your cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated.
• Gift Certificate News
Vouchers sales will continue to be held in the Holy Rosary Church basement each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. School families may send in orders on Wednesday to be filled on Thursday.
In addition to cartridge recycling, HRS also has 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, visit www.fundingfactory.com or contact Mrs. Skutack at 457-2553.
•Labels & Box Tops
Campbell's Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected at Holy Rosary School.
These programs enable HRS to provide educational resources that may be unaffordable through the regular budget.
They offer exciting 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. If you have any questions, contact the school's office.
Also, please check labels for expiration dates.
They can be sent in immediately and processed before they expire; there is no need to wait until you accumulate a quantity.