Hawk Happenings

News for the HRRS/Juan Diego Academy Community

Principal's Message - April 6

Happy Wednesday!


Welcome back!! It was great to see all of those smiling faces on Monday morning (I think the parents were as excited as the kids!!). I hope that all of you had a wonderful and relaxing Easter vacation. We couldn't have asked for better weather. It is incredible to think about how fast this year is flying by! Trimesters one and two are completed and we have just over ten weeks left until the end of the school year. There is still so much to accomplish. Please keep our kids, teachers, and staff in your prayers as they work hard to continue growing in their knowledge of academics and faith each and every day.

With Blessings,

Katie Dempsey



Important Reminders for this Week!!

  • All School Mass on Thursday at 9 am.
  • Pajama Day/Read-In...End of Read-a-Thon on Friday!!

Prayer Requests

Please hold in your prayers:
  • All who are ill with cancer and other diseases.
  • Those who are home-bound.


Please support your child(ren) in the Read-A-Thon. You can sponsor by page, by book, or by number of minutes read. We have a goal of $10,000 and will be offering awards to the class that does the best. So, get reading!! Questions? Contact Shanan O'Driscoll Hedges at sohedges@gmail.com.

Development News: Gala 2016!!

Our annual gala fundraising dinner is on May 7th. It is a big event to support the gift of Catholic education and it is how we are able to make this gift accessible to all who seek it. If you are interested in sponsoring, purchasing tickets, or want to be of assistance with this event, please contact Sarah at smckinney@hrrsjda.org for more information.

We Love our Volunteers!! Thank You!!

Volunteer Needs!!

If you are available to help with recess from 12:30 - 1 each day, it would really help our teachers!! Contact Berenice at office@hrrsjda.org to sign up for this. Thank you!!

Upcoming Events!!

Noon Dismissal - Teacher Professional Development

Wednesday, April 13th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care WILL be Available.

Junior Daffodil Parade

Saturday, April 16th, 9:30am

3901 North 28th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for the Junior Daffodil Parade in the Proctor District of Tacoma. ALL Students and parents are encouraged and welcomed to attend. Students must be in the formal uniform and parents must be in school colors (navy blue/royal blue/yellow/white). The theme is "Fun in the Sun!", so let's hope for some sun. Here is a link to the parade route: http://jrdaffodil.com/parade-route/. For more information, please contact Ron Nolting at rnolting@hrrsjda.org.

Spring Fling

Saturday, April 30th, 6pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please note that the date has changed for this event. It will now be held April 30th. Shannon Hopkins is working hard to create an amazing even of fun and festivities. Who is ready for the lip-sync competition?? For more information or to volunteer to assist at the event, please contact Shannon at smhopkins@comcast.net.