Hawk Happenings

News for the HRRS/Juan Diego Academy Community

Principal's Message - April 13th

Happy Wednesday!

Thank you for your support of our Read-a-Thon. Through events such as the Chocolate Sale, Crab Feed and Auction, Read-a-Thon, Walk-a-Thon, and Gala, we are able to provide a wonderful, high quality Catholic education to all families in our community. We couldn't do it without your support. All of us want to say a big THANK YOU!! We need everyone's time, talent, and treasure to build our community.

Have a great week!

With Blessings,

Katie Dempsey



Important Reminders for this Week!!

  • Read-a-Thon money due on Wednesday!
  • All School Mass on Thursday at 9 am.
  • Jr. Daffodil Parade on Saturday. Meet at 9:30 am at Mason Middle School. ALL families are encouraged to attend. Check out the event link below for more info.

Prayer Requests

Please hold in your prayers:
  • All who are ill with cancer and other diseases.
  • Those who are home-bound.
  • All who are homeless in our community and throughout the world.


Read-a-Thon money is due this week. If you have not already done so, please turn your pledge money in asap. Thanks!! Questions? Contact Shanan O'Driscoll Hedges at sohedges@gmail.com.

Development News: Gala 2016!!

Our annual gala fundraising dinner, Celebración, 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!!

A Special Thank You to:

  • Michael Hunt for dismantling (and removing) our signs torn down by the recent winds.

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!!

  • Visitation Church is hosting the Phoenix Housing Network to supply food and lodging for homeless families in transition. This will occur from April 23 - 30 at the lower hall across from Visitation Church. If you are interested in helping with cooking, doing laundry, or staying overnight with the families, please contact the church office at 253.473.4960. They also need donations of food and clothing, especially clothing to wear to job interviews.

Upcoming Events!!

Noon Dismissal - Teacher Professional Development

Wednesday, April 13th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care WILL be Available.

1st Grade Field Trip to the Pt. Defiance Zoo

Friday, April 15th, 8am

Pt. Defiance Zoo

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.

5th and 6th Graders Head to Camp Hamilton!

Tuesday, April 26th, 8am to Friday, April 29th, 3pm

25405 Lake Fontal Road

Monroe, WA

Please say prayers for a wonderful, sunny week at our CYO Camp Hamilton!!

Jamba Juice

Friday, April 29th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Jamba Juice will be for sale after school. The cost is $3.00 and must be in cash.

Spring Fling

Saturday, April 30th, 5-8pm

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.

First Communion Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 3rd, 6pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parents MUST be present. No end time identified.

Baptism for Anderson, Flynn, and Lucy at the All School Mass!!

Thursday, May 5th, 9am

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us as we celebrate three students receiving the Sacrament of Baptism at our All School Mass!!

First Holy Communion for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Saturday, May 7th, 5pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us to celebrate the 2nd and 3rd Graders' First Holy Communion. It will be held during the 5 pm Mass on Saturday, May 7th!

Holy Rosary's Annual Gala: Celebración!

Saturday, May 7th, 6-9:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for the 4th annual Celebración Gala, Holy Rosary's biggest fundraiser of the year. It is an event which celebrates making Catholic education accessible for all families. Please join us, if you can. We also need sponsors for the event and people to sponsor our "raise the paddle" for tuition assistance. Every dollar you donate will be doubled, as we have matching funds that have been raised for this event! Please contact Sarah at smckinney@hrrsjda.org for more information or to donate to this worthy cause. Thank you for any help you can provide!