Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy
Message from the Principal - Dec. 5, 2018
Happy Wednesday and Welcome to the Season of Advent !!
Advent started last weekend and we are all using this time to prepare for Jesus to arrive. I hope that you are able to take some time out from the hectic nature of the holiday season to enjoy some special moments with friends and family and focus on the amazing gift of Jesus.
I am happy to report that things are working out well temporarily housing our church in the school. We actually have some excellent maintenance help! :) We got light bulbs replaced, microphones fixed, the sound system up and running, and a few other small items. Yeah!! Since we are working in union with the church, we want to help them with decorations which can be used for both our Christmas program and the Christmas services while we are out on break. Therefore, I have been asked if anyone knows of an inexpensive (or free place to get some Christmas trees). We are hoping to get a few tall trees for the sides of the stage and two small ones for the back of the stage. If you have connections (or want to donate one), please let me know. Thank you so much and have a wonderful week. Please note that next week, we will be having a special Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe (in Spanish) on Wednesday, Dec. 12th (a special flyer will be sent out the end of this week with more details), so we will not have Mass on Friday, Dec. 14th. We will have our regular school Mass this Friday, Dec. 7th, though. Join us!
- Wednesday, Dec. 5th: Communication Envelopes go home
- Thursday, Dec. 6th: Return Communication Envelopes, Spirit Gear, St. Nicholas Day, Parent Service Committee Meeting at 8:10 AM (in the Parish Office Building across from the School)
- Friday, Dec. 7th: All School Mass at 9 am in the Auditorium
- Wednesday, Dec. 12th: Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass at 9 am (Procession, Dance, Tamales)
- FRIDAY, DEC. 14TH: FULCRUM APPLICATIONS ARE DUE (Apply online at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid), Ugly Sweater Contest for Students and Staff, Bake Sale
Final Week Before Break:
- Wednesday, Dec. 19th: Christmas Program at 6:30 pm in Auditorium and Tamales and Atole will be sold as a fundraiser
- Thursday, Dec. 20th: Noon Dismissal, No afternoon Extended Care
Goodbye to Ms. Heidi...Hello to Mr. Ramirez and Ms. Miriam
We have hired Master Daniel Ramirez for morning Extended Care and PE. He is a Taekwondo Instructor (several of our students have him as a teacher!) who is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. He is currently working with students from the age of 4 and up and focuses on building self-confidence, character, and skill through mental and physical discipline. We are blessed to have him join us! He will be training next week and will begin with Extended Care the week of the 17th.
We have also been blessed to fill the afternoon Extended Care position with Ms. Miriam. She is actually Ms. Lizbeth's sister so you may have seen her around the school over the years. She is a fantastic young lady who is a hard worker, patient, and very responsible...while also being a lot of fun for the kids. She will be doing the afternoon position while she pursues her academic career in psychology. Ms. Miriam is also bilingual (Spanish/English) and has worked with students doing tutoring so she will be a great help for after-school homework. She will also be training next week and beginning the week of the 17th.
Please join me in welcoming both of our amazing new members to the Holy Rosary team.
Adios to Ms. Gricelda, Daniel, and Jessica...Bienvenidos to Ms. Lucia!
Last Day of School Before the Break...Dec. 20th!
There will be NO afternoon Extended Care on Thursday, Dec. 20th. This is a NOON dismissal and will be our last day before the Christmas break. We return from Christmas vacation on Monday, January 7th.
Last Call for Team Silva Spirit Shirts
From the Development Desk:
At the end of this month, we will be wrapping up our Annual Fund. Please show your support with a donation. 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. REMINDER: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, we want to thank the families/staff who have already sent in their pledges/payments.
Desde la Mesa de Desarrollo
¡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 email@example.com ¡Gracias!
Finalmente, queremos agradecer a todas las familias y al personal que han enviado su donación.
Matt & Janelle Costanti
Josh & Patrea Fernandez
Justin & Rebecca Inouye
Patrick & Sarah Johnson
Casey & Sarah McKinney
Michael & Julie Milasich
Jesse & Amanda Schweickert
Richard & Cheri Brandt
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
Robert Tran & Ngoc Anh Nguyen
Rodney Wilson & Johanne Pozas
Ken Clifton & Heather Young
Hugo Bernal & Nina Tatum
Dave Boynton & Melissa Kennedy
Daniel & Bridget Proctor
Melissa PrusinowskiSonia Ceballos
Jose Covarrubias & Lizbeth Duran
DC & Analy Grant
Shane & Valerie Pettit
Tracy & Mary Schaff
Christian & Nichole Gerling
Craig Smith & Meg Lee
Morgan & Lisa Blackmore
Sabel Del Cid & Susan Gonzalez
Timur Kuzu & Christina Lorella-Kuzu
Tyrone Moss & Carmetrus Parker
The Old...but Important News!
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...