Spelling bee, community service keep South Barrington school busy
Updated: February 21, 2013 5:42PM
SOUTH BARRINGTON — Rose School is always a hub of activity for our community and this month has been no exception.
The school recently held its annual Speech Tournament. Students in the fourth and fifth grades took a spelling test in their classrooms first, and then the top three representatives participated in the school spelling bee.
This year’s participants included Shreya Mangalam, Austin Nye, Victoria Huang, Collin Cress, Sam Kim, Azam Shakir, Krish Patel, DeeDee Broustis, Georgina Chen, Caitlin Burke, Ally Khoshabe, Nithya Anand, Ved Anand, Aidan Moy, Zoe Breillat, Ally Butirro, Muhammad Dossani, Alexandra Palomo, Ben Avers, Tej Bhuva, Saad Sadiq, Roshan Mahesh, Christy Joseph and Aaryan Shah.
First place winner Ved Anand advanced to the next level and received a year’s subscription of the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica.
Congratulations to all the students!
Parents Night Out
Rose School’s annual Parents Night Out was held at Pinstripes last week.
Parents and some of the school staff enjoyed a fun, casual evening out with bocce, great food and drinks. The silent auction featured the ever-popular teacher packages, principal for a day, premier parking spots and front row seats at school events.
Thanks to PTO committee members: Cary Marchese, Susan Patel, Meg Simmons, Kelly Penesis, Kristin Feightner, Meg Simmons, Maureen Hawkinson, Becky Wolff and Alka Madan for organizing this evening. It was a lot of work and you did a great job!
Rose students continue to participate in community service activities as well.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, 20 students in the fourth grade went to Alden Estates in Barrington to distribute handmade Valentine’s Day cards and sing for the residents.
Accompanying the students were the fourth-grade teachers and parents. Fourth-grade teacher Meg Brennan and music teacher Janet Blake helped coordinate this activity. Students also are currently collecting food and toiletry items to donate to the FISH pantry in Elgin.
And last, a new initiative is being launched via Rose School art teacher, Mr. Gonka, who is partnering with the new Calibre Coffee in The Arboretum of South Barrington to bring student artwork into public view.
Calibre Coffee will feature the artwork of five Rose students each month, one at each grade level. The first show began Feb. 15 and new ones will rotate in around the 15th of each month. Not only does it provide some color into the coffee shop, but also it gives our students the ability to see how their artwork can fit into the world around us.
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