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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal - Oct. 31, 2018

Happy Wednesday (and Happy Halloween)!

This weekend is one of our biggest events of the year at Holy Rosary. It is our Hispanic Heritage Celebration. It will be held on Saturday in the auditorium from 6 pm - 8 pm. Every year, we are blessed to have staff and parents take on this amazing event. They spend many weeks donating their time and talent teaching children special dances and Hispanic/Latino customs, sewing beautiful ensembles for the children to wear that evening, procuring the food, lining up volunteers, and planning the whole event. It is an outstanding evening and a wonderful way to showcase one aspect of our culture and our community. I hope you will join us to see this and to appreciate the hard work of everyone, whether they are on stage, in the kitchen, or behind the scenes. It really is phenomenal!

Important Reminders:

Tickets are available at the door and here is more information:

When: Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 6 pm- 8 pm


  • Kids are $5 (Included: 1 Taco with rice and beans)
  • Adults are $10 (Included: 3 Tacos with rice and beans)

Volunteers are also needed for the day of the event. It's not too late...if you would like to volunteer, please contact Ms. Lizbeth at lduran@holyrosarybilingual.org

Have a wonderful week! Thank you to all who have turned in surveys. Don't forget...we want to hear from you. :)


Katie Dempsey


Hispanic Heritage Festival

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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, 10/31 - Communication Envelopes go home today with school photos and school directory, Pumpkin Contest Winners Announced!

Thursday, 11/1 - All Saints' Day, El Día de los Muertos, Communication Envelopes due back to the office, Spirit Gear

Friday, 11/2 - All Souls' Day, El Día de los Muertos, All School Mass at 9 am

Saturday, 11/3 - Hispanic Heritage Festival from 6 pm - 8 pm

Next Week:

Thursday, 11/8 - Veteran's Day Celebration: Join us at 1:30 pm in the auditorium!

Congrats to Our Pumpkin Contest Winners!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Pre-K through 2nd Grade Winners:

Scariest Pumpkin-Malaya Wilson in Kinder

Funniest Pumpkin- Henry Munoz in Kinder

Most Unusual Pumpkin-Oliver Inouye Pre-K 4B

Best of Show-Addy Bryan Pre-K4A

1st Grade through 3rd Grade Winners:

Scariest Pumpkin-Talo Setefano Grade 2

Funniest Pumpkin-Silas Briggs Grade 1

Most Unusual Pumpkin-Adeline Petitt Grade 3rd

Best of Show-Evelynn Klein Grade 1

4th Grade through 8th Grade Winners:

Scariest Pumpkin- Carlos Garibay Grade 4

Funniest Pumpkin- Camila Klein Grade 5

Most Unusual Pumpkin-Lauren Pickles Grade 5

Best of Show-Olivia Lorella Grade 4

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School Directories are Out Today!

Thank you to Amanda Schweickert for taking the lead on the school directories. You will find them in you Wednesday envelope today. Several weeks ago, we sent out sheets asking families to respond to what type of information they would like in the directory, as well as asking for corrections of any incorrect contact information we had on file. We have made changes based on the information we received back from all of our families. If we did not receive your form back, we went with the information we had. We hope you will find this directory very helpful in staying connected with the members of our community. Also, please check out (and support) the local businesses that you see in the directory. We need to support one another and it is always nice to use people you know for services you need. Thanks!!
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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. We are currently at $23,000. 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.

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 & Elizabeth Montes
William & Jennifer Pickles
Foanuu Setefano & Tiffiny Yi
Jeff Smith & Bridget Yaden
Daryl & Raquel Lambrecht

Events Committee

During the year, we host an Annual Gala on February 23, 2019 and an Auction on May 4, 2019. Both events are very important to raising necessary funds for our school. You will hear more about these events in the coming months. There is a committee of parents and staff that put these events together. This group is in charge of putting together event procurements, securing donations and sponsorships, set-up, event execution, and more. If you would like to serve on this committee, please email Sarah McKinney at: smckinney@holyrosarybilingual.org. We usually meet once per month and as the events get closer, twice per month. This is a great opportunity to log some of those family service hours.

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What's Going on with the Church?

If you have been in the church lately (or have heard from your child), you know that it has an area that has been coned off due to some water/ceiling damage in the back near the choir loft. We have had a number of people out to inspect it from the Archdiocese, construction companies, roofing companies, and several others. The area has had a preliminary assessment and an additional inspection is being done, which will take a couple of weeks to complete (perhaps you have seen the 85 foot lift at the school). We want you to know that student safety is a critical concern for us at the school, the parish, and the Seattle Archdiocese. Holy Rosary Church is considered safe for the children to be present at mass, however we will be entering and exiting through the side door, not the front doors as to avoid the coned off area. We will keep you updated as we know more. If you have any further questions, please contact the parish office at 253-383-4549. Thank you!
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Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Ups!!

Don't forget to sign up for 1st trimester Parent-Teacher Conferences! Here are the links:

Ms. Marseille (Pre-K 3): http://signup.com/go/dErgQYj

Ms. Juliet and Ms. Wendy (Pre-K 4A): http://signup.com/go/ZRovnSp

Ms. Patty (Pre-K 4B): http://signup.com/go/VLAUtJc

Señora Raquel and Señora Nilsa (KG): http://signup.com/go/gbOFRKB

Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Allen (1st): http://signup.com/go/wufEWhh

Mr. Kelah (2nd/3rd English): http://signup.com/go/GzVQSRX

Señora Sonia (2nd/3rd Spanish): http://signup.com/go/XosVJvr

Señor Ivan (4th/5th/6th Spanish, 8th Math): http://signup.com/go/pDXDRYV

Mr. Anderson (4th/5th/6th English, 7/8 Spanish): http://signup.com/go/RaGSiEr

Mr. Farias (7/8 Homeroom and 5/6 Religion): http://signup.com/go/yJaZEQf

Thank you for signing up. It is important to keep communication open and for teachers, students, and parents to all be working together as a team!

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Congratulations to Our Chili Cook-Off Winners!

1st Place: Tanya Zimmer

2nd Place: Claudia Klein

3rd Place: Christine Young

Thank you for participating...yummy!

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Safe Environment Classes Offered Close by

Do you still need to sign up for a Safe Environment class to be a volunteer? Here are some local classes and the link to sign up: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/

  • November 11: St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tacoma, 2:00 PM
  • November 21: St. Teresa Catholic Church, Federal Way, 6:00 PM
  • November 28: St. Teresa Catholic Church, Federal Way, 6:00 PM *This class is presented in Spanish*
  • November 29: Holy Cross Catholic Church, Tacoma, 5:30 PM
  • December 13: St. Michael Catholic Church, Olympia, 6:00 PM
  • December 20: St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Gig Harbor, 6:00 PM
  • January 24, 2019: Holy Cross Catholic Church, Tacoma, 5:30 PM

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 6-9pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us for a wonderful night of traditional Hispanic dancing and dining. More details to follow. If you would like to volunteer, contact Ms. Lizbeth at lduran@holyrosarybilingual.org

Veteran's Day Assembly

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 1:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us as we celebrate our veterans!

No School for Veteran's Day

Monday, Nov. 12th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, Nov. 19th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parent-Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 19th, 1-5:45pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parents can sign up through the online signup.com link

The Book Fair will be held in the portables

Noon Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parent-Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 1-5:45pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parents can sign up through the online signup.com link.

The Book Fair will be held in the portables

No School for Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 8am to Friday, Nov. 23rd, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA