March 29, 2014

The sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes of Holy Rosary School, Duryea, celebrated Pi Day recently. In order to commemorate that totally irrational, Greek letter which represents the number 3.14 as utilized in circle calculations, many fun and educational activities were planned.

The sixth grade students participated in a “create a Pi T-shirt contest” with Zac Sulima’s design coming out on top. All students had the opportunity to donate circular toys as collected for a children’s center as part of the Pi Day service project.

Student participants had the chance to garner points as they tried their hands at each activity. At the end of the day, a prince and princess of Pi were chosen from each class, and an overall king and queen of Pi was crowned. The students learned a great deal about Pi and circles.

National History Day Fundraiser

Please return orders and payments for the National History Day Domino’s Pizza fundraiser by Monday, March 31.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, April 4 at Holy Rosary Church.

Little Flowers of the Poor

Little Flowers will be meeting on Monday, March 31.

Lifetouch Spring Pictures

Lifetouch spring pictures will be taken on April 2. Children may wear clothing appropriate to our Holy Rosary dress code. Uniforms are not mandatory on that date.

Clothing Donations Needed

The Greater Pittston Kids Closet is in great need of children’s clothing, sizes newborn to 16. If you are able to donate any amount of gently use or new clothing, please drop off donations to the gym during school hours before April 11. The goal is to deliver the clothing before Easter.

Bunny Brunch

Bunny Brunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. Event is open to families with children in pre-school through fourth grades.

Father-Daughter Dance

The Father-Daughter Dance will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at Holy Rosary School Gymnasium. Invitations were sent home last week. Light refreshments will be served and music and entertainment provided by Tech Shop DJ’s. ‘A Photo Affair’ Photography will be available for an optional, reasonably-priced keepsake photographs.

Cost is $10 per person, which includes admission and refreshments. Please turn in reservation forms promptly.

Race for Education

The annual Race for Education will be held on Friday, May 9. Please review the “Kick-off Packet” carefully. Participation is essential to the success of this fun and beneficial program that provides an excellent opportunity to reduce tuition for the 2014-15 school year.

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 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.