Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy
Message from the Principal - 06/20/18
School is officially done for the year and summer is under way. This is the last official newsletter for the year, though we will be keeping in touch with volunteer opportunities and other announcements. It is a long newsletter with lots of info and wonderful pictures, so take your time looking through it! The school office will be open for another month, so let us know if you need anything. Check out our summer hours below.
Have you been by the school lately?? The back lot is a construction zone! The Big Toy has been removed and all of the pea gravel has been sent off to its new home. YEAH!!! The swings are being relocated. And, we are working on getting new equipment purchased. We are preparing to do the Depave this Saturday. Check out the info below for more specifics...and take a look at the pics.
Report cards are being mailed out this week. The envelope will also include MAP scores and AAPPL results, when applicable. If you do not receive your report cards, that is because you have a substantial balance on your account or you have a balance and are not returning. Please contact the office immediately to make a payment. Report cards will not be released to families or another school until balances are cleared. You can contact Berenice and pay over the phone or in person. If you have a question about your bill, just contact Kelly at email@example.com or by calling 253-272-7012. Remember, tuition is to be paid August through May with June and July off. If you need help setting up a FACTS account to start your August payment, just give Kelly a call and she can help you so that you are all set to start the new school year!
We hope that you had a wonderful school year and are enjoying your break. The teachers are doing clean up and then are heading off to Spain, Peru, Colombia, and elsewhere. After a little rest and some preparation, they will be ready to start back on Aug. 20th. School OFFICIALLY begins for students on Aug. 27th. The final update of the calendar is happening and so we will send it out in the next week. We are also putting a Google calendar together as we redo our website and get all new email addresses with holyrosarybilingual.org as our new domain. Stay tuned...
As I reflect on this past year, I am struck by how much was accomplished with the help of our volunteers. From instituting an electives program for middle school to our new play field to all of the fundraising. We are so blessed to have an amazingly dedicated group of parents (and grandparents) and we are grateful for the support!
Have a wonderful week and call us if you need anything!
Depave has Officially Started...Volunteer Day this Saturday!
Summer Hours at Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy
Here is some info for the summer schedule here at Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy:
- Office Hours for June 18 - July 16: 9 am - 3 pm (Mon - Fri)
- Office Hours for July 17 - 31: Closed
- Office Hours for Aug.1 - Aug. 24: Regular Hours (7:30 am - 3:30 pm)
- Pre-K/K Summer Camp: June 25 - Aug 17/Hazel and Heidi
- Title One Summer School: July 9 - Aug 10th (Mon/Wed)/Sasha
- First Day of School: Aug. 27th
Depave Info: Tips for this Saturday!
This Saturday, June 23rd from 9am-noon, is phase II of our Holy Rosary Depave project. On this one day, we plan to rip up and recycle 10,000 SF of pavement, converting it into a grass area the students can play on and adding trees to provide shade. Thank you all for your interest in this amazing community project.
Some tips for Saturday.
- We will be starting at 9am, so please arrive 10 minutes early to get checked in and get gloves.
- We will provide gloves and tools, but please come with long pants and closed-toed shoes.
- After a quick welcome and explanation of the day’s event we will start moving the pieces of asphalt into the recycling containers.
- It will get warm and we will have gallons of water, please bring your own water bottle to fill.
- Park at the front of the school...try to avoid being in the back where the work is as we will be moving the dumpsters around all morning and we don’t want cars in the way.
- Pizza lunch will come at noon, so if you can, stick around to hang out and celebrate all the work we will have accomplished together.
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Here is the Uniform Code in English:
Girls from Pre-K to 8th grade will be required to wear the following uniform:
Plaid jumpers, plaid skirts, plaid skorts, navy blue pants, or navy shorts (September – October and April – June). Short sleeve white/navy polos or white button down shirts. Girls will also be required to purchase one of the following a Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy sweater (cardigan, v-neck) or a vest available at Tommy Hilfiger for mass days. Apparel that is in good condition that has Holy Rosary Regional School can still be worn in the 2018-2019 school year.
Spirit sweatshirts will also be allowed as part of the uniform dress. (These are supplied through Ink. Inc. and can be ordered through the school). Athletic shorts are to be worn under girls’ jumpers or skirts at all times. Shorts need to be shorter than the jumper or skirt and shouldn’t show.
Permitted socks will include: navy blue and black knee highs, and white, navy, or black ankle crew styles. No show socks will be permitted only when worn with uniform shorts. Closed toe tights will be worn only in navy blue. Navy and black leggings may be worn when paired with the appropriate matching sock color.
Boys from Pre-K to 8th grade will be required to wear the following uniform:
Navy blue pants, white/navy short-sleeve polo or white button down shirt, and black belt or navy shorts (September – October and April – June). The belt will be required for students third grade and up. Boys will also be required to purchase one of the following a Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy sweater (full zip, v-neck) or a vest available at Tommy Hilfiger for mass days. Apparel that is in good condition that has Holy Rosary Regional School can still be worn in the 2018-2019 school year.
Spirit sweatshirts will also be allowed as part of the uniform dress. (These are supplied through Ink. Inc. and can be ordered through the school).
Permitted socks will include: white, navy, or black ankle crew styles. No show socks will be permitted only when worn with uniform shorts.
For girls, this will be a full uniform to include plaid jumper, plaid skort, or skirt, white/navy polo shirt or white button down, and Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy sweater or vest. For boys, this will be navy blue pants, white/navy polo or white button down shirt, black belt and Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy sweater or vest. No spirit sweatshirts or shorts will be allowed on mass days.
The only approved shoe style is tennis shoes. Any color will be permitted. Allowing only tennis shoes will allow greater safety, as well as have students ready for their scheduled P.E. days. Boots will only be permitted in the winter months.
Navy skorts, navy skirts, light blue polo shirts, long sleeve polo shirts, flats, or strap on shoes. No hooded sweatshirts will be worn during the school day. With regard to hairstyle, there will be no Mohawks, designs in hair, or color. Also, no nail polish or make-up will be allowed.
If your student(s) are not dressed within the appropriate school dress code, they may be sent home to change.
On free dress days, students should be in apparel that is appropriate for a Catholic school. This includes, no ripped jeans, short shorts/skirts/dresses and no revealing apparel.
Teaching Positions for Next Year!
We have hired a Pre-K Asst Teacher and a Kindergarten Asst Teacher. We are still in need of a 1st grade English teacher. Here is the current list:Pre-K 3: Ms. Marseille
Pre-K 4A: Ms. Juliet (Lead Teacher) and Ms. Wendy (Asst. Teacher)
Pre-K 4B: Ms. Patty (Lead Teacher)
Kindergarten: Señora Raquel (Lead Teacher) and Señora Nilsa (Asst Teacher)
1st English: Not Hired Yet (Posted on the Archdiocese website and on Indeed)
1st Spanish: Señora Williams
2nd/3rd English: Mrs. Silva
2nd/3rd Spanish: Señora Sonia
4th & 5th/6th English: Mr. Anderson
4th & 5th/6th Spanish: Señor Ivan
7th/8th: Mr. Farias
PE: Ms. Heidi
Music: Mr. Wolfert
Extended Care: Ms. Hazel (Pre-K) and Ms. Heidi (K - 8)