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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!


Katie Dempsey


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Upcoming Events!

  • 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
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Goodbye to Ms. Heidi...Hello to Mr. Ramirez and Ms. Miriam

As many of you know, Ms. Heidi has been hard at work juggling two jobs and school. She has made the difficult decision that she will be leaving us this month to be able to spend more time focusing on her schooling. We will be in good hands, though, so don't worry!

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.

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Adios to Ms. Gricelda, Daniel, and Jessica...Bienvenidos to Ms. Lucia!

After several years of taking such amazing care of each and every child at Holy Rosary, we have to say a sad farewell to Ms. Gricelda and the kids (Jessica in 5th grade and Daniel in 7th grade). They will be returning to Mexico to be reunited with their dad. While we will miss them, we are so happy that the entire family will be able to be together again. As a way to say thank you for all she has done for us, the 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade classes will be hosting a Bake Sale at lunch on Friday, Dec. 14th during lunch. All students are welcome to buy goodies for no more than $2. The money will be donated to the family for their journey. We ask the families in those grades to please bring a store bought item (or a home-baked item with the ingredients on a label) on either Thursday, Dec. 13th or Friday, Dec. 14th. If you are not in one of those classes, but would also like to donate a baked item or give a monetary donation, please contact the office. Thank you for your support of the hardest working custodian, Ms. Gricelda! By the way, we are honored to have Ms. Lucia take over for her beginning in January.

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.

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Last Call for Team Silva Spirit Shirts

Ink, Inc. is doing one last run of the yellow Spirit Gear shirts (long sleeved t-shirts) that say "Team Silva" on the back of the shirt. They are yellow with blue lettering. The cost is $19.00. Please have your order form and money in by Wednesday, Dec. 19th. The orders will be in sometime in January. You can order the regular blue shirts with white lettering any time of the year.
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From the Development Desk:

Annual Fund:

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: 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
Morgan & Lisa Blackmore
Sabel Del Cid & Susan Gonzalez
Gricelda Gonzalez
Timur Kuzu & Christina Lorella-Kuzu
Tyrone Moss & Carmetrus Parker
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The Old...but Important News!

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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...