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March 2016

Ten fifth and sixth graders led audiences on a journey to find hope and happiness with their production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on March 15 and 16. Rossman students and parents were joined by children from two local preschools for the musical based on the Peanuts comic strip.

“These young performers have worked very hard to bring Charles Schultz’s characters to life,” said director Anna Blair in her directors’ note, “and I believe they have brought great talent, great effort and most of all, heart to these delightful friends from all of our childhoods.”

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More than 250 people attended the Golden Apple Gala, an evening of philanthropy and fun for the Rossman School community. Held March 12 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the biennial event featured silent and live auctions, an exquisite dinner and the theme “Inspired by You.”
 
The dazzling array of auction items up for grabs — including sensational jewelry, rare sports memorabilia, magnificent vacations, Rossman Rarities and much more — helped the Rossman School Parents’ Club raise more than $200,000 for the children of Rossman
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Twenty alumni from the Class of 2010 teamed up March 4 for Rossman’s 29th annual Spirit Day basketball game. The high school seniors went head to head with fifth and sixth graders, making a valiant effort despite the wacky games concocted by P.E. teachers Larry Huusko and Jenna Lucas. The alumni handicaps included imaginative challenges like: "Barrel Ball," in which the alumni team played ball while holding up Kan Jam goals; "Daytona 500" in which only alumni riding on scooters could shoot, pass or dribble; "Relative Game," in which relatives of the alumni created some friendly

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With the weather warming and spring vacation just weeks away, here are five tips for protecting your family’s skin while outdoors.

  1. Insect repellants reduce sunscreen’s SPF by up to 1/3. Try to avoid applying both at the same time.
     
  2. Over exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can result in sunburns which increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Therefore, check your local UV Index which provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent overexposure to the sun. The 
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