St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School

“I don’t like minimum days, I’ve been home long enough. I want to be here all day every day.” Charlotte R.

“Mrs. Perkins, why does this ball smell like hand sanitizer?” Kelsey H.

“The best thing about Covid is that recess is so much more fun.” Kensyn L.

That last quote needs a bit of explaining. To encourage social distancing at recess and to keep the children in their assigned groups, we invested in new fun activities like cornhole, crossnets (think foursquare volleyball), pickle ball nets, hula hut (a fort game with hula hoops), and tether ball. Today we were able to add a lawn toss game, ring toss, and ladder ball.

If you haven’t heard, “We’re back!” K–8 grades now have on-campus learning available.

And, boy, are we happy! It wasn’t easy. Once we learned about the waiver opportunity, we were determined to qualify and get the kids back to campus. Our reopening has been surprisingly smooth and seamless. It was hard work but well worth it.

You can see the joy on the children’s faces. They are genuinely happy to be together again.

Here are a few of the cute things the children have said:

As you know, we are unable to put on our usual fundraisers, so be sure to check out the insert in this letter and join us for our $40 Challenge!

Please keep us in your prayers as we keep you and your family in ours.

In Him,

Jamie M. Perkins

P.S. We are now accepting applications for a limited amount of openings in GRADES K, 1, 3, 4, and 7. St. Brigid parishioners will have priority.

Because of the loss of the DeCampos Dinner, we need to raise $40,000.

We are looking for 1,000 friends of St. Rose-McCarthy to contribute $40.

Here are three ways you can meet the challenge:

  1. Simply write a $40 check to St. Rose-McCarthy or pay via Venmo.
  2. Buddy Up. Find another friend and each of you contribute $20.
  3. Involve the kids! Let your children use their imagination to raise the $40. It could be selling lemonade, doing chores, recycling, having a yard sale, etc.

If you do get the kids involved, please write up a note about what you did and we’ll publish it in our Crusader newsletter. Be sure to send a picture as well!

Deadline: November 20, 2020

All checks should be sent to:

St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School.
1000 N. Harris Street
Hanford, California 93230

Venmo is a very convenient way to pay. You can scan the QR code above to pay with Venmo,
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Please type $40 challenge in the note section. 

Will you be one of a thousand?

$40 Challenge!

$40 Challenge