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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Happy Wednesday!

Dear Families,

I want to thank you all so much for everything you do to make Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy such a special place. I am so in awe of the work done by our parents and volunteers. From the auction crew to all of the parents who assisted Nina with the Staff Appreciation Day last week to the volunteers covering play practice to helping with our sprinkler system and mowing the field, we couldn't do it without you. I feel so blessed to have such an amazingly dedicated group of families to partner with as we work hard to provide an incredible education in a wonderful, faith-filled environment.

Recently, I was in a meeting about the future of HR Church and Parish and the leadership team from the Seattle Archdiocese commented on how well our school is doing. They were so impressed with our program and our mission and that we are growing our student body, in spite of the challenges faced by the church. They are very pleased with the work we are all doing and value Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy. While we do not yet know the future of the church/parish, the future looks very bright for our school thanks to outstanding people like you. So, once again, thank you for all you do. You are truly a blessing!

Katie Dempsey


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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday: No Communication Envelopes...photo forms going home for K and 8 only

Thursday: Graduation Photos for Kindergarten and 8th Grade, Spirit Gear

Friday: No school mass on Friday, Pre-K Field Trip to Children's Museum, Alice in Wonderland at 6:30 pm

Saturday: Alice in Wonderland at 3 pm

Sunday: First Communion at 12 pm mass at Visitation

Next Week: MAP Testing for Grades 2 - 8!!

***Please scroll to the bottom for a more thorough list of important upcoming events through the end of the year!***

Yearbooks...On Sale Now!!

Yearbooks can be purchased beginning tomorrow. The fee is $20 for an all color yearbook. Please place orders through the office and you can pay with cash, check, or credit card. The yearbooks will be handed out to students the week of June 3rd. These are wonderful keepsakes!
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Dress Code Reminder!


  • Shorts may be worn through the end of the year.
  • Socks should be uniform colors only and no patterns are allowed.
  • Boots can no longer be worn.
  • Holy Rosary Regional School/JDA logo wear AND sweaters can ONLY be worn through this year. Next year, all uniforms and spirit gear must have the Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy logo on them.

Please check the full dress code out at: http://www.holyrosarybilingual.org/?page_id=361 if you need more information about what is allowed. Thank you for your help in making sure all children are following the dress code.

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Alice in Wonderland - This Friday and Saturday

Don't miss this amazing event presented by the Missoula Children's Theater and HRBA students. The kids have been working so hard to learn their parts in just one week! Alice in Wonderland will be presented this Friday (May 17th) at 6:30 pm and Saturday (May 18th) at 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door up to 30 minutes prior to each performance. Prices are $10 cash or check. Credit cards will be processed with a 3% fee (30 cents per ticket). If your child is in the play, you may get 2 tickets at the discounted rate of $5 per ticket. Just let the cashier know when you check in and they have a list of the names. The event will be held in the school auditorium. Please enter from the back on floor 2.
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Join us for 1st Communion This Sunday!

Please join us as we celebrate our 2nd graders who are receiving their First Communion this Sunday at the 12 pm (noon) mass at Visitation Catholic Church (3314 S. 58th St Tacoma).
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Auction Opportunity!

There’s still time….
Were you unable to make the auction? You can still pre-purchase the following student experiences with Berenice in the office. Limited number available!

*****Roller Skating with Principal Dempsey (PK 3 - 8th Grade)*****

Head to Rollin’ 253 for an amazing outing with your favorite school principal. Choice of old school roller skates, or roller blades. For the little ones you can also get the fancy skate assist device. Lunch provided afterwards. Roller Skating is scheduled for May 29, 2019 during the school day. Bus transportation provided. $50 per student (roller skating, lunch, and transportation). Parents are welcome!

*****Paintball (for students 4th grade and up)*****

Head to Operation Paintball to enjoy a day of paintball fun with Mr. Farias and Mr. Anderson. Your school day will be spent chasing them around pelting him with paintballs...if you can catch them! We will also meet up with another local Catholic School to make for an exciting game. We will leave from HRBA grounds and go to Operation Paintball in Graham. Lunch and bus transportation included. Paintball is set for May 30, 2019 during the school day. Parents, you can join, too! $60 per student.

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Auction Fun!

Auction Update!

Thank you to all that attended, volunteered, and dressed for the occasion at our Kentucky Derby Auction on May 4th. With your generous giving, our community raised $65,000 after expenses, to support our students!

Our fund-an-item was for ¡Libros, Musica, Tecnología! Thank you for improving our students’ learning experience with much needed new curriculum materials, Spanish language books for classroom libraries, musical instruments, technology, and soccer goals. We raised $21,000 in the room that evening for this fund. This year, we were blessed with matching funds ($15,000) that will be applied to our fund-an-item for tuition assistance increasing the amount raised to $36,000.

A huge thank you to the Auction Committee and to those that took on lead roles to make the auction a major success. Many thanks to all of the volunteers that made the evening a major success too.

Auction Committee:
Gina Cole, Co-Chair,
Jamie Chaloner, Auctioneer
Ken Clifton, Food Service
Mark Brady, Bar Service
Naomi Smith, Website/Presentations
Valerie Pettit, Games/Dessert Dash
Alyssa Illich, Mary Schaff, Planning/Check-In/Procurement
Carrie Hernandez, Procurement
Juli Archer, Games
Bridget Yaden, Planning Wendy Morales, Decorations Patty Montes, Student Dancing

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MAP Testing for Grades 2 - 8

Monday, May 20th, 8am to Thursday, May 23rd, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please make sure to be well rested and on time for school!

No School for Memorial Day

Friday, May 24th, 8am to Monday, May 27th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

AAPPL Testing Window

Tuesday, May 28th, 8am to Friday, May 31st, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Grades 3 - 4 ONLY


Thursday, May 30th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

$2 per student for the NPH orphans

8th Grade Retreat

Tuesday, June 4th, 8am-4pm

Lake Lawrence, Washington, USA


8th Grade Mass, Breakfast, and Graduation

Friday, June 7th, 9am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

See information from Mr. Farias on times

Field Day (K - 8)

Tuesday, June 11th, 11am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parent volunteers needed!

Adios Amigos and Kindergarten Graduation

Wednesday, June 12th, 8am-7pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

See teacher newsletter for detailed info/times

Last Day of School - NOON DISMISSAL

Thursday, June 13th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No Extended Care. All students must be picked up by 12:15 pm.