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Please know of my prayers for all of our students, families, faculty, and staff. I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed break. I remain grateful for the efforts of all of our families to help us stay in school. Your caution in keeping symptomatic kids at home or while they or a family member is being tested has paid off over and over. While we look forward to this rest (I know I do!), it is important to remember that we must maintain our momentum for following guidelines for gatherings, wearing masks, practicing physical distancing, and sanitizing throughout the break. Each one of us, each family, plays a part in helping us to remain healthy. During the winter break, we are asking that you continue to report any Covid positive students to Mrs. Fredrich so that we can continue to help keep everyone stay safe and healthy. Please remember that while we’re out of school we may have athletic practices/games, and we want to continue to follow guidelines for all our student athletes. If you have anything to report or even just questions for clarification, don’t hesitate to contact Joan Fredrich. Please put COVID in the subject line of the email so that it draws my attention as quickly as possible. The CDC/ISDH has released guidance on winter gatherings and travel that they asked we share with our school families. That guidance can be found here and here.
Thank you all for your continued efforts, support, encouragement and prayers! As we finish this quarter, I feel joy and am filled with hope for the second semester. Let’s all do our part!
May God bless you during these remaining Advent days of preparing and waiting! Come, Lord Jesus! Merry Christmas to all our wonderful Holy Rosary families and community!
God bless you! Joan Fredrich
A Message from Mrs. Fredrich
Dear Holy Rosary Parents, I’m so happy to writing to you on the 89th day of school from my desk in school at HRS! Tomorrow is day 90, and we will have we completed the first semester IN person! These last three weeks of December have been packed with so many things including completing the Advent program, wrapping up the second quarter, and preparing for Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day! While we certainly look forward to this two week break, we are excited to continue in person on January 4, 2021!
Many thanks to our whole student body, especially our 8th graders, and to our faculty, especially Maggie Arabia, Linda Sanchez, Trisha Smith, and Ann Lachmann for sharing SO MUCH of their time and talent with all of us to make sure that the Advent program not only happened but was also an amazing success! We are truly blessed by the dedication and care of these ladies who dug deep to provide this blessing for our children and for all of us!
As the second quarter comes to a close, I want to thank our teachers for amazing work they’ve done this semester. On top of all the work that goes into this ministry in a “normal” year, these teachers are teaching in person in the classroom, remotely to kids in quarantine, sanitizing spaces and hands, and all the while striving to encourage and inspire learning and perseverance in our students and in each other. I will not ever be able to express what their efforts mean to all of us! We are truly blessed with this team of HRS faculty and staff!
Looking ahead…we will return to school on Monday, January 4, 2021!
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Outstanding Educator of the Year Awards The University of Evansville, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union, and the Evansville Courier & Press will once again be sponsoring the Outstanding Educator of the Year Awards. This program was established to acknowledge the dedication and contributions made by our county’s educators. One person will be selected in each of four categories: Elementary School Teacher (K-5), Middle School Teacher (6-8), High School Teacher (9-12), and Building Principal. A committee of teachers and community leaders will select the winners. Fellow teachers, parents, students, or the community-at-large may nominate deserving teachers and building principals at Nominations are due January 8, 2021.
Children’s Collection Each month, we list some of the good deeds and
talents submitted to the weekly Mass collection
by our students, including the total collection
amount. Please encourage your kids to bring
their collection envelopes to Mass on
Sunday or to the school office anytime. This year,
the collection will be donated to the Society of
St. Vincent de Paul.
with their homework, helped decorate for
Christmas, set the table
Talent: guitar, piano, violin
Treasure: $23.87
Serra Club Awards Every year, HRS 8th graders participate in the Serra Club’s Vocation Awareness project. This project involves learning more about vocations by interviewing someone in religious or married life and writing an essay about their experience. Winners were awarded a framed award from the Serra Club. Congratulations to John Vogel (pictured with parents), Jenna Stobaugh (pictured with mother), and Katie Chaumell (not pictured) for their winning submissions. Honorable mention certificates were awarded to Ben Hurt, Faurest Crafton, Emma Dishman, Evan Dishman, Adelaide Fredrich, Hannah Gatz, Addison Hoesli, Samantha Jones, Logan Johnson, Luke Mahinay, Emma Musgrove, Macray Peterson, Hannah Royalty, Ryan Scheu, Adam Swiz, Molly Wittmer.
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Just Thinking By Dr. James Schroder As the year comes to a close, and winter really kicks in, we all find ourselves inside more than usual. But, never more than now, with the pandemic in full force, has there been a reason to get outside and enjoy the season, even with the chill in the air. The Just Thinking feature for December is entitled "The Hidden Promise of Winter." Consider checking out the article at, and finding a little more time outdoors. Ram Reporter Word Search Check out the Advent word search from Ram Reporter Adam Swiz included in this Parent Pack or available online at Half Pot Tickets on Sale Now The annual half pot raffle will be held at the virtual Rose Gala on Saturday, January 30, and tickets are on sale now! Tickets are 1 for $20 or 6 for $100, or take advantage of the early bird discount and receive 7 for $100 if purchased before December 30! Tickets can be purchased weekdays in the parish office or at the Holy Rosary Annex (former Raben Tire building) at the following times:
Saturday December 12 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday December 13 After Each Mass Saturday December 19 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday December 20 After 7:30 & 9:00 Mass Sunday December 20 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday January 9 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm. Sunday January 10 After 7:30 & 9:00 Mass Sunday January 10 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday January 23 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday January 24 After 7:30 & 9:00 Mass Sunday January 24 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Respect Life Art Show The 4th Annual Respect Life Art Show will be available virtually on January 3, 2021. This year the theme is "Live the Gospel of Life-to imitate Christ and follow in his footsteps." Every class created a piece of art for this show reflecting ways to honor life, from birth to death. Congratulations to the following winners:
Kindergarten-2nd grade 3rd place: Elle McGowan, 1K 2nd: Anderson Schmitt, 2F 1st: Elijah Pickerill, KW
3rd-5th grade 3rd place: Maggie Mitz, 3L 2nd: Paige Wilson, 4Ma 1st: Mallory Titzer, 5A
6th-8th grade 3rd place: Hannah Gatz, 8L 2nd: Will Diefenbaugh, 6M 1st: Josslyn Wade, 7S
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Weather-related Make Up Day Plan Second Semester 2020-2021 Friday, December 18, 2020 Dear Holy Rosary Parents and Guardians, As the first semester comes to a close (90 days IN school – Hooray!), we turn our attention to possible inclement weather this winter that may cause school closings or delays. As a reminder, Holy Rosary Catholic School, preschool through grade 8, will follow EVSC on closings and delays due to weather. In addition to seeing the information posted on television or websites, you will receive a School Messenger phone call in the morning to announce the delay or closing. Holy Rosary Catholic School, along with the other Memorial partner schools, have decided to utilize e-learning days for school days cancelled due to inclement weather. The make up day will be held virtually on the missed day of school. While this is the plan for the second semester, the school may make changes to that plan if conditions warrant. Please watch for additional information in January to help us prepare for this possibility. Since we will be using e-learning days when school is cancelled for inclement weather, all potential make up days on the school calendar for 2020-2021 school year will now be days off from school. Thank you for being a part of keeping us IN school this first semester! We look forward to another 90 days learning, growing, playing, and praying together in 2021! God bless our Holy Rosary family, Joan Fredrich
Holy Rosary Catholic School Mission Statement
In a nurturing environment and through the cooperative effort of families, teachers, and parish community, all
children at Holy Rosary Catholic School will develop a sound foundation of Catholic faith along with an excellent
base of knowledge that prepares them to be life-long learners.
Tickets sold in Holy Rosary Annex
(former Raben Tire Bldg.)
Sunday December 13 After Each Mass
Saturday December 19 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday December 20 After 7:30 & 9:00 Mass
Sunday December 20 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday January 9 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm.
Sunday January 10 After 7:30 & 9:00 Mass
Sunday January 10 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday January 23 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday January 24 After 7:30 & 9:00 Mass
Sunday January 24 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets may also be purchased in the Holy Rosary Parish Office, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., or by downloading the order form at The drawing will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021. You need not be present to win. Winner responsible for all taxes.
Must be 18 to participate. For more information or to order tickets, call or write Holy Rosary Catholic Church,
1301 S. Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715, 812-477-8923, or visit the website at Cash, checks,
and debit cards accepted. License #001299
Friday December. 18th
6:30—8:00 p.m.
Fun for the whole family Participants will need 2 devices that can connect to internet/wifi to play
(computer, tablet, cell phone)
Contact Carol Ann if you have questions or challenges 812-760-7738
RSVP’s are appreciated to Carol Ann at [email protected] by Noon on Friday
Ascension St. Vincent Evansville Community Outreach Services is offering SAFE SITTER, a medically accurate, hands-on class that teaches boys and girls in grades 6-8 how to handle emergencies when caring for children.
SAFE SITTER virtual class on
December 30, 2020 8:30am-12:30pm
The cost of $60 covers the handbook, bag and supplies has been waived for this class and is covered by Ascension St Vincent.
Babysitting business skills
How to entertain children and keep them safe
To register, call Lisa Myer
Ascension St. Vincent Evansville Community Relations 812-485-1504
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December 2020Food and Fitness for a Healthy Child
After a long day of school and work, you may be tempted to hit the drive-thru for your family’s dinner. How can you resist the tug of fast food and keep things healthier? Use these strategies to stock up on quick and easy din- ner options.
Deli “fi xins” Ask your child to create
a “deli menu” for make- your-own-sandwich nights. He could invent sandwich com- binations, then draw pictures and write descriptions of them. (“The Sweet Pick- ler: Toasted whole-wheat bread, lean turkey, lettuce, extra pickles, honey mustard.”) At dinnertime, everyone can make a sandwich from his menu—or design their own.
Breakfast for dinner Many breakfast foods can be pre-
pared in a jiffy, making them ideal for busy evenings. For microwave scram- bled eggs, whisk 2 eggs in a microwave- safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Or just open a
Clean cuts Here’s a way to teach your
child about food safety when she helps out in the kitchen. Explain that bacteria from raw meat can live on cutting boards, so you use a separate board just for fruits and vegetables. Show her which board is which, and let her use a butter knife
to cut a peeled avocado or canned peach
half on the one for produce.
Active all day Experts recommend at least 60 min- utes of physical activity a day for chil- dren and adults. No need to think of it as formal exercise! Turn on upbeat music and dance with your young- ster. Put out active toys, and hula hoop or jump rope together. Or tape a family hopscotch grid on the floor, and challenge him to a game.
Children ages 4–8 need 25 mg of vitamin C daily and kids ages 9–13 need
45 mg. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to find kid-friendly sources of this essential nutrient. In fact, just one orange contains 70 mg. More ways for your child to get vitamin C: Let her snack on raw red bell pepper spears. Toss strawberries into a spinach salad at lunch. Serve oven-roasted broccoli for dinner.
Just for fun Q: What do you take before a meal?
A: A seat.
Active story time Everyone knows reading is good for the mind. With
this fun activity, it’s good for the body, too. Read a book to your youngster that has lots of
action words, such as dance, hop, run, and jump. Then, read it again slowly, and have her act out the story as you go. For instance, read Hop on Pop (Dr. Seuss). She could jump up when you read, “Up, pup,” or crouch down small when you say, “Mouse on house.”
Suggest that your child use props, too. For instance, read Jack and the Beanstalk. She can climb on a chair when Jack climbs the beanstalk, and then jump down and run away when Jack does.
Alternatives to fast food
box of whole-grain cereal, and let each person add nonfat milk and their favor- ite fruit.
Slow-cooker day It’s nice to sit down to a hot meal
that’s already cooked, so consider keep- ing slow-cooker staples on hand. Exam- ples: chicken breasts, low-sodium broth, canned beans and tomatoes, frozen veg- etables. Then, let your youngster help you find recipes. In the morning, add ingredients to the slow cooker together. If your family works and learns at home, you’ll enjoy the aroma all day!
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Outdoor winter fun Playing outside in winter brings its
own sense of joy. Try these games that will help your youngster stay active regardless of the weather.
Snowball contest. Set a timer for 5 minutes, and race to create the largest snowball. Then, combine your snow- balls into one giant ball.
Penguin waddle. Have each family member place a small ball on his feet (like a father penguin carries an egg). Race across the yard. If you drop your “egg,” return to the starting point. The first player to reach the other side wins.
Ice globes. Blow up balloons, and before tying them, let your child fill them 3–4 of the way with water and add a few drops of food coloring. Freeze 3–4 hours. Use scissors to cut off the bal- loons, and he’ll have beautiful ice globes to roll and kick around.
Explore the food groups questions to guess it. (“Does it grow on a tree?” “Is it green?” “Do monkeys eat it?”) Now name a food group and have her choose a food for you to guess. Let your child jot down the foods used in the game and pick one from each group to add to your grocery list.
Small plates. Many cultures eat meals made up of small plates to
share—known as tapas in Spain, mezze in the Middle East, and anti-
pasto in Italy. With your youngster, choose a food from each group, and make a small-plates meal together. Maybe she’ll suggest shrimp skewers (pro- tein), sliced carrots (vegetable), couscous (grain), a diced pear (fruit), and cheese cubes (dairy). As she enjoys the meal, she’ll learn to eat from each group.
Creative cracker toppings For a quick snack or
a festive party platter, encourage your child to think beyond the usual cheese and crackers. Let him help you put to- gether these fresh, healthy combos on whole-wheat crackers.
Cheesy fruit Top crackers with part-skim
ricotta cheese. Add a kiwi slice and a drizzle of honey.
Pesto Spoon pesto sauce
onto a cracker. Top with diced tomato.
Food allergies at holiday time Q: My daughter has a peanut allergy. How can I help her stay safe during the holidays—and beyond?
A: Allergies and holidays can be tricky! If you will have meals with relatives or friends this season, be sure to tell them about your child’s peanut allergy.
Explain that if you visit for a meal, or if they bring food or send food gifts to your home, they should make sure not to use peanuts or peanut products. They’ll also need to read food labels carefully and thoroughly clean surfaces that may have been in contact with peanuts. And point out that almond butter or sunflower seed butter can be used in place of peanut butter in recipes.
Finally, before visiting with anyone, remind your daughter about her allergy. Let her know you’ll help her choose safe foods and ask about any she’s unsure of—habits that will need to become automatic for her as she gets older.
Garden veggie Start with a layer of hummus. Over it,
arrange a slice of cucumber and radish.
Seafood snack Put chunks of canned salmon on a
cracker, and sprinkle with pepper and thinly sliced chives.
Cold pizza Cover a cracker with
marinara sauce. Add shredded low-fat
mozzarella cheese and diced green
Fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, dairy … a balanced diet includes all five food groups! These ideas will help your child learn about them.
Twenty questions. Ask your youngster to pick a food group (say, fruit). Secretly think of a food from that group (banana), and let her pose up to 20 yes-or-no
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