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“Ode to the Class of 2017”

Now this is the story of our 8th Grade class

Who learned to mature and pray at Mass

To genuflect, contest and compose

 At their alma mater …  known as  St. Rose

 

They assembled each mornin’ to start our day

Always leading the school with something to say

We pondered a life from birth to ascension

Where ever we went He had our attention

 

We became brothers and sisters with God’s holy grace

With our eyes on the prize in the eternal race

Sometimes we got lost and were led astray

But the Shepherd did guide us and showed us The Way

 

Yes, we learned how to graph, to pray and to laugh

That friends stand beside us even though we might gaff

Oh … burger or sandwich, we never decided

But to JFK and Freedom were guided

 

We popped some corn and purchased a table

And learned the difference between fact and fable

We made history happen and  a science fair

Read about Atticus and Scout his heir

 

So as we depart, this blessing we send

That Jesus should guide us,  and life’s not the end

For as we encounter the right and the wrong

This proverb we muster …  to always “Be strong.”



As you continue to pursue your dreams and aspirations,
always remember to BE STRONG ...
 but it is just as important
to be kind.  
Thanks for the memories.
You will always be in my heart.











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Community Service Hours  were due April 1 >> 8th-20; 7th-10; 6th-5

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SEPTEMBER 2017 SUPPLY LIST
For Religion and S.S.

4 spiral binders
4 pocket folders
Pencils, pens, red pens, highlighters
White-out, ruler, colored markers
Box of tissues, roll of paper towel 

 "Always preach the Gospel, and sometimes use words."
St. Augustine
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It's time to be the change you want to see in the world.
Let's make history while applying the virtues of
FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE
 being ever mindful of Jesus's presence in our lives.
   






                                         
                                                                  You make my heart smile ...


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Thank you for your participation in the following events!



HISTORY DAY

Advent Service
Flag Brigade
Daily A.M. School Orations
Student Council
Popcorn Poppers
Christmas Caroling
and
Books for Santa
Central Falls Collection
Stations of the Cross
Always rising to the occasion

 

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 Spring of 2017
Grade 6 Social Studies
We studied Ancient Civilizations
Grade 6 Religion
We  studied  new textbook in conjunction with Bible

Grade 7  Social Studies
We studied U.S. History Exploration > Revolutionary War


Grade 7 Religion
We studied new textbook in conjunction with Bible.


Grade 8 Social Studies
We studied Westward Expansion > WW I

Grade 8 Religion
We studied new textbook in conjunction with Bible.




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What studied the following:

Sixth Grade
Social Studies:
Ancient Civilizations - Egypt, Greece, Rome
Relgion:
Following Christ


Seventh Grade
 Social Studies:
Colonial America

Religion

The Life of Grace


Eighth Grade
Social Studies
The Civil War, Reconstruction, Industrialization, the Age of Invention & Westward Expansion

Religion
Our life in the Church
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Student Council
Congratulations to all our Student Council elected representatives and alternates.
Join the fun and make a difference!
We met every Thursday in 8th grade homeroom


"Remember, while you are watching us ... God is watching you."





NOTE:
 Community Service Hours   were due by April 1.
7th grade: 10 hours (including 4 between church and school)
8th grade: 20 hours (including 4 between church and school)
 
 

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2017

    St. Rose of Lima

      History Day Award Winners

      Taking a Stand

  • Denotes STATE’S FINALIST

          R.i. State History Fair to be held at R.I.C / April 29

paper

*1   Lily McMahon - Susan B. Anthony

*2nd Madison DeSousa – Dorothea Dix

3rd Jilian Pike – Nat Turner

EXHIBITS

*1s Alison Bailey - Harriet Tubman

*2nd  Aidan Toussaint - Taxation without Representation

3rd – Eva Senerchia -  Sarah Bagley

Live Performances

*1st Mary Gesualdo, Paige Johnson,  Ella Olea - Women of the Revolution

*2nd  John Fitzgerald, Max Gilman - James Beckwourth

Website

*1st Madison Nault  - Clara Barton

*2 Rachel Alves - Moses & The Ten Commandments

DOCUMENTARIES

*1st Bryan Sciamacco – Texas Independence

2nd  Aimee Walsh -  Early Technology



**To all our hard- working scholars not listed above:  “The credit belongs to the man [and woman] who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself [herself] in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he [she] fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his [her] place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

( T. Roosevelt)

Check out historyday.org for more information



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    National History Day 2017 Theme

Taking a Stand

Congratulations to all our historians who attended the State fair at Providence College.
Special thanks to Aidan  Flanagan who  traveled to Washington D.C. in June for competition in the National History Day Fair
after finishing 1st in the State in Individual Live performances for his portrayal of Isaac Newton.
Also, congratulations to Bryan Sciamacco who finished 4th in the State for his documentary on the
 Battle of Bunker Hill.
Be sure to check out both students' projects on youtube. 

Also, see more information regarding the contest
 on my website,
more samples, rules and regulations for each category
 at historyday.org















Adrienne Harkness and Lynne O’Hara




 
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     Our mutual goal is to tap into your children’s  God-given strengths and aid in the development of their full spiritual and academic potential.  It has been my experience that during pre-adolescence, many children sometimes experience an urge to become isolated or more self-centered which is all part of the maturing process.  
    As parents, we sometimes become frustrated at the lack of communication during this very sensitive time.  Therefore, I encourage you to ask your student specific questions in order to foster better communication.
For example:

What  did  you study in religion, grammar, or social studies today?”

“What was the best part of your day?”

“What was the hardest thing you did today?

Did any of your classmates do anything funny?’

“What did you read today?”

“Can you show me something you learned today?’  

as opposed to  “How was your day?”

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 I will be available after school Wed.. from 2- 2:30 for extra help.

Updates on what we are studying in class will be available on this website to better facilitate more in-depth discussions with your child.

                                  We open each class with the Prayer of St. Francis, Prayer of Mother Teresa, Hail Mary, or
             Classroom Vow.
 
              Be strong
                  We are not here to play, to dream, to drift,
                 We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.
                 Shun not the struggle; face it.
                 'Tis God's gift.
               Say not the world is  evil, who's to blame?
                    Fold not the hands and acquiesce...
                for shame!
                    
                             Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God's name.
 
 
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        “Be wary Christian.    You might be the only Christ someone sees today.”

              God bless.

             Mr. Andolfo

 

 

ALL OF THE GREAT

LEADERS HAVE HAD

ONE CHARACTERISTIC

IN COMMON: IT WAS

THE WILLINGNESS

TO CONFRONT

UNEQUIVOCALLY THE

MAJOR ANXIETY OF THEIR

PEOPLE IN THEIR TIME.

THIS, AND NOT MUCH

ELSE, IS THE ESSENCE OF

LEADERSHIP.

– JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH