For the week of November 25, Holy Rosary School on Stephenson Street in Duryea is pleased to announce the following:
• With Thanksgiving just a few days away, the faculty, staff, and students of Holy Rosary School have so much in which to be thankful, and we offer you our most sincere wishes for a happy, healthy, holiday with your family.
• Celebrating Thanksgiving with creativity and fun in First Grade
The first grade class of Holy Rosary School, Duryea, recently created a recipe book of How to Cook a Turkey. Students shared their delightful ideas of where to buy their turkey, how long to cook that thanksgiving bird, and what special seasonings are used to make that just right Thanksgiving dinner.Student recipes were compiled into a book to share with family and friends. (Photo attached.)
• All Holy Rosary School Varsity and Junior Varsity Members Place in Recent Diocesan Forensic Final Competition
On Thursday, November 15, Wyoming Area Catholic hosted the Diocesan Forensics Finals. This competition was comprised of students from the Holy Redeemer and Holy Cross systems who were awarded ribbons at the Regional Competition held at St. Jude's in Mountain Top on October 25. The theme for the fall competition was Interpretation of Prose. Holy Rosary was very proud to have each of our student forensics team members place at the Diocesan competition.Congratulations to varsity member Denise Pinto, who was awarded third place, and Junior Varsity members: Grace Berlew, first place; Angelina Falcone, honorable mention; Sarah Liskowicz fifth place; and Peyton McNulty, honorable mention. Very sincere thanks to Mrs. Nancy Musso, Mrs. Joan Dowd, and Mrs. Lauren Gedrich for their exceptional coaching and generosity of time. Congratulations to all involved!
• Science and Computer Fair
The Annual Holy Rosary School Science and Computer Fair was held on Monday, November 19. Congratulations to all the students who participated. Your hard work and effort was greatly appreciated. The largest crowd to date came out to enjoy the projects our students have spent months preparing. Congratulations to those students who earned the following recognition: In 8th grade: Jonathan Smith, first place; Collin Halagarda, second place; and Elana Clancy, third place. 8th grade honorable mentions were awarded to the following students: Tory McNulty, Tyler Mackell, and Denise Pinto. In 7th grade, awards were presented as follows: Alexis Bressman, first place; Brooke Constanzo, second place; and Conor Nealon, third place. 7th grade honorable mentions were awarded to the following students: Ava Angeli, Gianna DeSanto, Olivia Johnson, Harleigh Davis, and Kayla Stelma.
Additionally,the following students achieved placement in the Computer Fair Competition. For graphic design, Rosalie Bennie and Ava Angeli received first place; Jessica Smith, Amelia Desiderio, and Julia Parrick were awarded second place; and Madeline Skutack, Emily Miller, and Sarah Liskowicz placed third. In the category of Web Page Design: Logan LaClair, Justin Coyne, and Jonathon Smith earned first place; Cecelia Newhart and Nicole Wartella placed second; and Lauren Cawley and Kiearra Saldi achieved third place. Logo Design: Grace Berlew and Angelina Falcone, first place; Abby Megliola, Breanna Tagliaterra, and Julie Chropowicki, second place. Animation: First place went to Conor Nealon; and Digital Movie, first place was awarded to Larry Corridoni, Michael Mucciolo, and Michael Skutack. The first place winners of the Computer Fair will be moving on and representing Holy Rosary School in the next level of competition to be held in March 2013. Very sincere thanks to Mrs. Lisa Casey, our science teacher, and to Mrs. Melissa Skutack, our computer/technology teacher, for their hard work, time, and effort in preparing the students for the fair.
• Student Council Service Projects
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, Mrs. Lisa Casey, Student Council Moderator, and the Student Council ask for your continued support of the following service projects, which benefit those whose blessings may not be equal to ours: Greater Pittston Kid's Closet: We are asking Holy Rosary families to look into their closets, find items of clothing they have outgrown, and donate them to this worthy cause. Clothing must be clean, gently used, free from rips or tears and have no offensive language on it. This year the need is particularly great. Please send your donations to school in a plastic bag marked BOY or GIRL. Also, please mark the approximate size. In addition to our usual collection, as the winter season begins, we know many children are desperately in need of winter hats, gloves, and scarves. Please help! Soda Tabs for Ronald McDonald House: The Student Council members are collecting soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Scranton. If you would like to help with this project, please send the tabs to school with your child and give them to Mrs. Casey, Student Council moderator.
• Santa's Secret Workshop
The Holy Rosary PTO will sponsor their annual Santa's Secret Workshop on Wednesday, November 28th. Please make plans to volunteer some time and to participate in the shopping extravaganza! Each grade will visit and be given the opportunity to shop for family and friends. There will also be photographs with Santa available for $3.00. It promises to be an exciting time!
• Toyland Bingo
The Holy Rosary PTO has begun plans for their annual Toyland Bingo, which will be held on Friday, December 7th at the Holy Rosary School, 125 Stephenson St, Duryea, beginning at 6:00PM. Doors will open at 5:00PM, and all are invited to attend. Admission is $3.00 and tickets will be sold at the door. Donations are needed for all types of new games, toys, and gift certificates. Items for the Craft Raffle are also requested. Families and friends are asked to send their donations into the school office by Monday, December 3rd. Thank you in advance for your generosity, and if possible, please volunteer some time to make this major fundraiser a success!!
In addition to cartridge recycling we also have CELL PHONE RECYCLING. Select cell phones can be dropped off 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 us to provide educational resources that may be unaffordable through our 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, please 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.
• No Gift Certificate Sales This Week
There will be no gift certificate sales this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The regular schedule will resume on Thursday, November 29th. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 457-2553.