Hawk Happenings

News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: Nov. 21st

Happy Monday!

I wanted to take this time to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. At Holy Rosary Regional School-Juan Diego Academy, we know that it takes the time, talent, and treasure of all of us to make this school run. We are blessed with an amazing community who is dedicated to the mission of providing a high-quality, innovative Catholic education within a diverse community to all families, regardless of financial ability. To the families who help us everyday in the kitchen, throughout the classrooms, with book fairs, Hispanic Heritage,Thanksgiving Feast and other community events, and in so many ways, I say...THANK YOU! I am truly grateful for all that you do to help us succeed. We could not do it without you. We are doing the very best to provide your child(ren) with all of the tools to make them successful and we appreciate your partnership in this endeavor. I hope that all of you have a wonderful conference with your child's teacher and a fantastic break to enjoy some quality time with your family. Blessings to all of you!

Have a wonderful week!


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events:

Monday: Noon Dismissal, End of Food Drive, Book Fair (12 - 5 in the Portable), Conferences

Tuesday: Noon Dismissal, Book Fair (12 - 5 in the Portable), Conferences

Wednesday - Friday: No School (Thanksgiving Break)

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School Survey: Rate the School!

As we end the first trimester, we would like to get your feedback on how we are doing at the school. Please take the following survey of just 9 quick questions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6SBD8ZG

It should take less than 5 minutes and is completely anonymous! We appreciate the feedback!

Anti-Bullying Assembly

We are excited to be hosting Kidco Productions for work on anti-bullying this year. They have agreed to host an assembly on November 30th. They will also be back for a 3-day workshop in the winter and another end-of-year assembly in the spring. The themes are: Engage, Equip, and Empower. If you would like to find out more information, check out their website at: http://kidcoproductions.com/schoolsandteachers.html

Fulcrum Scholarships!! Do You Need $1200???? Apply NOW!


The window for 2017-18 Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) applications officially opened on October 1st, 2016. Here is the link to apply: https://fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance

VERY IMPORTANT: Any family seeking ANY financial assistance from Holy Rosary Regional School MUST first apply through the Fulcrum Grant Application.

Parent-Teacher Potluck

Thank you so much to all who signed up to bring tasty dishes for the Teacher Potluck. This was fantastic and the staff really appreciated your thoughtfulness!!

-Parent Service Club

Calendar Changes!! Please Make Note!!

There are two changes to the school calendar. Please note them:

  • Christmas Program Changed to December 14th (Wednesday). The survey results were overwhelmingly in favor of this change. Thank you for voting!
  • Monday, January 2nd - School Closed in Observance of New Year's Day

From the Development Desk!

Would you consider giving to our Annual Fund Appeal?
We are excited to announce that we have $25,000 in matching funds. Every dollar that is donated from now through December will be matched up to $25,000. Our Annual Fund has made $71,301 so we are getting closer to our $100,000 goal! Please consider a year-end gift before December 31, 2016 and your money will be matched dollar for dollar.

To donate online, please go to www.hrrsjda.org and click on the yellow, "Donate Now" link at the top right corner or just click this link:https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew. You can also make a cash or credit card donation in the office with Berenice.

Thank you to all of the families, staff, and friends of Holy Rosary that have donated so far. We appreciate your dedication and support.

Auction/Crab Feed

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the busiest shopping days of the year. If you are looking to fulfill your Auction/Crab Feed commitments please support our school and shop at smile.amazon.com. This is also a great way to shop for the holidays too.

Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1454901 and Amazon donates to Academia Juan Diego.

If you are looking for Auction/Crab Feed gift basket ideas, here’s how to find them.

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com and sign in with your existing Amazon account, or create one.

  2. Enter Academia Juan Diego as the charitable organization you wish to support. From the upper right corner, select the “Lists” drop-down menu; scroll down to and select “Find List or Registry”

  3. Type smckinney@hrrsjda.org into the search box and press “Search”

  4. There are several items at different price points and can be sent directly to the school at: 504 S 30th St. Tacoma, 98402.

Complete your purchase and send a copy of the receipt to smckinney@hrrsjda.org.

Conferences - Noon Dismissal (Extended Care is Available)

Monday, Nov. 21st, 12pm to Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 5pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care is available from 12 - 6 both days and lunch will be provided.

Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 21st, 12pm to Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

The Book Fair will be held in the modular building behind the school from noon to 3 pm Monday and Tuesday.

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 8am to Friday, Nov. 25th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No school and no extended care

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy

Contact Me:

Berenice Williams, Office Manager