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The chrysalises' environment set up in the classroom for the children to observe and learn first hand about the life cycle of butterflies at the Holy Rosary Schoo.
The chrysalises' environment set up in the classroom for the children to observe and learn first hand about the life cycle of butterflies at the Holy Rosary Schoo.
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The first grade class of Holy Rosary School, Duryea, under the direction of Mrs. Lauren Gedrich, recently held a butterfly release. Students learned about the Butterfly Life Cycle and watched the chrysalises turn into butterflies in their classroom. When mature, the children went outside to set the butterflies free. The children enjoyed this fun, exciting, and interactive project.

Forensic excels

Congratulations to our varsity forensic team members: Grace Berlew, Sarah Liskowicz, Peyton McNulty, Madeline Skutack and Liz Stone as well as our junior varsity forensics team members: Jack Allardyce, Jessica Bressman, Grace Giordina, Vanessa Pinto and Lola Terrana, who participated in the Fall Forensics competition held at Good Shepherd Academy on Oct. 24.

Special congratulations to Sarah Liskowicz, who placed fourth in the varsity division, Peyton McNulty, who received fifth place in varisty and to junior varsity’s Vanessa Pinto, who was awarded fifth place. Liskowicz and Pinto will represent Holy Rosary School in the Diocesan Final Competition on Thursday, Nov. 14 at St. Jude School.

The Forensics Team of Holy Rosary School offers its gratitude to Mrs. Joan Dowd, junior varsity coach, and Mrs. Lauren Gedrich, varsity coach, for their generosity of time, assistance and dedication to our Forensics Team. Good luck, Sarah and Vanessa.

PTO meeting

Please join us for our Holy Rosary PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the school cafeteria. All are welcome and invited to attend. The more ideas we have from different people, the more fun our children have throughout the year.

Gift certificates

This week, gift certificates will be available on Wednesday due to the half day on Thursday. Holy Rosary families may send their orders into school on Tuesday and they will be filled and returned on Wednesday; otherwise, gift certificates will be available in the church basement from 8-10 a.m. as usual.

Early dismissal

There will be an early dismissal on Thursday, Nov. 7 due to parent/teacher conferences. Dismissal will be at 11 a.m. Busing will be provided to and from school. Information to follow in the family envelope and online.

Barnes and Noble =

Join us at Barnes and Noble to raise money for Holy Rosary School on Friday, Nov. 8. With your fundraising certificate, a percentage of your purchase will go to Holy Rosary School. It’s a great time to do some Christmas shopping!

Engaging the 5 senses

All Holy Rosary family members and guests are invited to join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Holy Rosary School for this special presentation by Dr. Christine E. Kiesinger, who will discuss children as “engaged,” tactile creatures, responding to information best when they can “feel” and experience its power. The workshop takes a journey through the five senses and offers ways to help our children think better, feel better and rest better through natural approaches. RSVP to 570-457-2553 by Thursday, Nov. 7.

Gift certificates

The last day to purchase gift certificates before Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 21. Pre-orders will be accepted on that date. The final day to purchase gift certificates before Christmas is Thursday, Dec. 19. No pre-orders will be accepted on that date. Only regular orders will be filled on Thursday, Dec. 19. There will be no orders filled during the Christmas holiday and the regular schedule resumes on Thursday, Jan. 9.


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, contact Mrs. Skutack at 570-457-2553.

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 merchandise like computers, software, sports equipment, reference materials, science and art items, even musical instruments.

Tab collection

The Holy Rosary Student Council will collect ring tabs for the Ronald McDonald House throughout the school year. Send them to school with your children.

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