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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal - Nov. 28, 2018

Happy Wednesday!!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is over and we are heading towards Christmas? We also have the big Financial Aid deadline coming up for Fulcrum. The last day to submit Fulcrum applications is Friday, Dec. 14th (they need to be completed with all necessary documents uploaded by this date). This is just a reminder that all parents who need ANY financial assistance from the school MUST first complete an application through the Fulcrum Foundation. It does not matter if you are approved through the Fulcrum grant, as to whether or not you will be able to get financial aid through the school, but we will only offer a negotiated contract to families who have completed the full Fulcrum application process.

So, if you pay the full tuition amount, you do not need to worry about completing this application. Phew! However, if you get ANY reduction in price (financial assistance), then you will need to submit the Fulcrum application first (by Dec. 14th). If you have ANY questions about whether you need to apply or how to do it, please contact Ms. Berenice or myself immediately and we are happy to help!! Thank you to the parents who have already completed the application with all of the documents. Also, thank you to all the families who are signed up for FACTS for online payments. All of this is a big help to us to make sure things are taken care of and running smoothly...and payments are made on time. Thank you!!

Have a wonderful week!


Katie Dempsey


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Thank You!

A huge thank you to:

  • Tiffiny, Rhonda, and all of our Book Fair volunteers
  • Nina for coordinating the Staff Potluck
  • All of the parents who brought goodies to share for the Staff Potluck
  • Parent helpers in the classrooms

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From the Development Desk:

Annual Fund:

Please show your support with a donation to the school’s Annual Fund Appeal! We have a lofty goal as we hope to raise $100,000. Many thanks to an anonymous donor who contributed $20,000 in matching funds. This is a great time to get your donation in as the funds will be matched dollar for dollar. We need 100% participation from our families and staff to make this goal. This fund is important to our school as it helps fund curriculum, staff training, financial aid, and many other initiatives. A fee of $50 will be billed to any family who does not make a donation by January 1, 2019.

You can easily make a donation online at:https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew or you can fill out the pledge envelope and return to the office. Any questions, please email:smckinney@holyrosarybilingual.org.

Thank You!

Finally, we want to thank the families/staff who have already sent in their pledges/payments.

Desde la Mesa de Desarrollo

Fondo Anual

¡Por favor muestre su apoyo con su donación a la campaña anual del colegio Annual Fund Appeal! Tenemos una meta ambiciosa ya que esperamos recaudar $100,000. Muchas gracias a nuestro donador anónimo quien aportó $20,000 dólares en fondos coincidentes. Esta es una gran oportunidad para donar y que cada dólar de su donación sea multiplicado. Necesitamos una participación del 100% de las familias y el personal del colegio para llegar a la meta. Este fondo es importante para nuestra escuela porque ayuda a financiar el plan de estudios del colegio, la capacitación del personal, la ayuda financiera y muchas otras iniciativas. Cada familia que no haga una donación antes del 1ero de enero de 2019 recibirá un cargo de $50.00 a su cuenta.

Usted puede hacer una donación fácilmente en línea en el enlace https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatewo puede llenar el sobre de compromiso de recaudación y regresarlo a la oficina. Si tiene alguna pregunta escribale a Sarah asmckinney@holyrosarybilingual.org ¡Gracias!

Finalmente, queremos agradecer a todas las familias y al personal que han enviado su donación.

Prana Briggs

Matt & Janelle Costanti

Peterson/Failla Family

Josh & Patrea Fernandez

Justin & Rebecca Inouye

Patrick & Sarah Johnson

Casey & Sarah McKinney

Michael & Julie Milasich

Jesse & Amanda Schweickert

Katie Dempsey

Amparo Farias

Kelly Robertson

Gabriel Farias

Richard & Cheri Brandt

Catlin/Houk/Manning Family

Alissa Farias

Monika Filipova

Jesus & Gloria Gomez

Jared & Christina Matheson

Efrain & Patty Montes

William & Jennifer Pickles

Foanuu Setefano & Tiffiny Yi

Jeff Smith & Bridget Yaden

Daryl & Raquel Lambrecht

Travis & Jennifer Perkins

Sofia Zapata

Robert Tran & Ngoc Anh Nguyen

Rodney Wilson & Johanne Pozas

Ken Clifton & Heather Young

Hugo Bernal & Nina Tatum

Archer/Carroll Family

Dave Boynton & Melissa Kennedy

Diane Follett

Daniel & Bridget Proctor

Melissa Prusinowski

Sonia Ceballos
Jose Covarrubias & Lizbeth Duran
DC & Analy Grant
Shane & Valerie Pettit
Tracy & Mary Schaff
Else Wingert
Marseille Grimaldi
Christian & Nichole Gerling
Craig Smith & Meg Lee

$100 Auction Family Commitments are due February 4, 2019!

As noted on the Financial Agreement, each Holy Rosary family is required to contribute to the annual Auction (formerly Crab Feed). We will accept donations equal to or greater than $100 in value in the form of cash or check, gift cards to local restaurants, businesses, sporting events, or places of interest. Families may also provide vouchers for goods and services such as catering, lawn maintenance, baked goods, etc. Now is a great time to get a good deal on a gift card or certificate in the amount of $100...at a discounted holiday price!! You can also re-gift those Holiday gift cards. The total value simply needs to be $100.00. Remember, if the item or payment is not received by February 4, families will be invoiced $150.

***Items are subject to procurement committee approval.***

It is important to note that we will not be accepting previously used items as part of our event; this process allows us to make better use of our resources to ensure our event is a success. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and continued support.

Many thanks to the families that have already turned in auction items. If you have an item that is large, can you please hold it until the deadline? I am in the process of determining where we can store these items. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to smckinney@holyrosarybilingual.org

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Christmas Program Details!!

Here is a quick overview of the Christmas "Costumes". We have tried to keep things simple and inexpensive. If you have questions or need more detail thank this quick glimpse, please check in with your child's teacher(s).

Event: Christmas Program

Date/Time: Wednesday, Dec. 19th from 6:30 pm - 8 pm

What are the classes wearing?

  • Pre-K 3 - Santa Theme (Gingerbread people, Santa, Christmas PJs, etc.)
  • Pre-K 4A - Girls in red sweater/tutu/Christmas leggings, Boys in red sweater/black pants/Santa hat
  • Pre-K 4B - Santa Theme (Gingerbread people, Santa, Christmas PJs, etc.)
  • Kindergarten - Stars (sandwich boards) and Mary and Jesus
  • 1A - Shepherds
  • 1B - Sheep
  • 2 - Winter Wear (scarves, mittens, etc.)
  • 3 - Angels (HR has angel costumes)
  • 4 - Button down flannel shirts, jeans, and Santa hat
  • 5/6 - Dressy Winter Wear (Boys in slacks and button shirt or suit and girls in dresses) with winter scarves
  • 7/8 - Winter wear for boys and girls (Christmas sweaters, slacks, and Santa hats)

Teachers will have more information about special arrival times, but most groups will plan to be at school by no later than 6 pm.

Tamales and Atole will be sold at the event!! Tamales will be sold first come, first served (no pre-orders) and will be $2 each or $20 per dozen. More details to follow...