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News for the HRRS/Juan Diego Academy Community

Principal's Message - April 27th

Happy Wednesday!

We are ramping up for our biggest fundraiser of the year. The Gala (Celebración) is critical to us being able to fulfill our mission of making Catholic education available to all who seek it. The one night event, held here at the school, needs to raise close to $200,000 to support financial assistance to our families. We need your help to make this event a success. This year, we have been blessed to receive a matching grant. What does this mean? It means that ALL donations to our fund-a-need (tuition assistance) will be DOUBLED!! No donation is too small!! Even $10 can be doubled to $20. It's so easy to do. Just choose one of these options:

1) Complete the slip of paper in your Wednesday mailer this week and attach a payment to that. Just send it back to the office.

2) Go to our website and click on the "Donate Now" link in the top, right corner of the home page. From there, just select "Tuition Assistance" as the "Campaign" in the drop-down menu.

3) Drop by the office and Berenice can assist you with processing your payment.

Please consider a donation. All donations are tax deductible. We really need everyone's help to make sure that all children can be a part of our Holy Rosary community. Let's send a message that we care about all of our children and value this wonderful gift! Thank you, in advance, for your support!

Have a great week!

With Blessings,

Katie Dempsey



Important Reminders for this Week!!

  • Thursday - All School Mass at 9:00 am.
  • Friday - Jamba Juice Sale after School.
  • Friday - 5th/6th Graders Return from Camp Hamilton!!
  • Saturday - Spring Fling from 5 pm - 8 pm. Spring fling tickets are for sale in the office for Saturday's dance. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Kids two and under are free. CASH or CHECK only

Development News: Gala 2016!!

Development News: Gala 2016!

Our annual gala fundraising dinner is on May 7th. Last week we sent out a flyer and information sheet about purchasing Gala tickets. If you can't attend this fundraiser please consider a raise-the-paddle donation. We are very excited to announce this year that we have secured matching funds, so all donations will be matched dollar for dollar...doubling your money!! This event is our largest fundraiser which makes the gift of Catholic education accessible to all who seek it. We are hoping to meet our fundraising goal of $175,000. If you are interested in sponsoring, purchasing tickets, or want to be of assistance with this event, please contact Sarah at smckinney@hrrsjda.org for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities Gala:

If you are still looking for volunteer hours, we have opportunities for you with the upcoming Gala on May 7th. We would love help getting ready for this event. Please let us know if you can assist with decoration/event set-up on Thursday evening May 5th, Friday May 6th during the day, and Saturday, May 7th the day of the event. We would also like to put together a group to do post event clean-up on Saturday night, May 7th. The more hands, the quicker it will be complete. Thanks for your willingness to help make this event a success.

Signing up to volunteer for the Gala set-up is easy! Sign up now on VolunteerSpot:http://vols.pt/QjH8mD Also, we need help cleaning up after the event. Here is the link:http://vols.pt/deejDL

We Love our Volunteers!! Thank You!!

Thank You to:

  • Mrs. Illich for donating all of the t-shirts for the Earth Day bags!

Volunteer Needs!!

  • Want to help set-up for the Spring Fling? Contact Shannon Hopkins at smhopkins@comcast.net.
  • If you would like to volunteer to set-up for the Gala, please log on to VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/QjH8mD
  • If you are available to help with recess from 12:00 - 1 each day, it would really help our teachers!! Contact Berenice at office@hrrsjda.org to sign up for this. Thank you!!

Prayer Requests

Please hold in your prayers:
  • The 5th/6th Graders who are away at camp all week!
  • Dr. Haggarty (our Superintendent) who had heart surgery last week.
  • All who are ill with cancer and other diseases.
  • Those who are home-bound.
  • All who are homeless in our community and throughout the world.

Hispanic Enrollment in Catholic Schools: Why is it so low?

Here is an interesting article on the low enrollment of Hispanic students in Catholic schools...at Holy Rosary, we are bucking the trend!


If you have any questions on curriculum, please email Dr. Bridget Yaden at byaden@plu.edu.

Upcoming Events!!

5th and 6th Graders Head to Camp Hamilton!

Tuesday, April 26th, 8am to Friday, April 29th, 3pm

25405 Lake Fontal Road

Monroe, WA

Please say prayers for a wonderful, sunny week at our CYO Camp Hamilton!!

Jamba Juice

Friday, April 29th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Jamba Juice will be for sale after school. The cost is $3.00 and must be in cash.

Spring Fling

Saturday, April 30th, 5-8pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please note that the date has changed for this event. It will now be held April 30th. Shannon Hopkins is working hard to create an amazing even of fun and festivities. Who is ready for the lip-sync competition?? For more information or to volunteer to assist at the event, please contact Shannon at smhopkins@comcast.net.

First Communion Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 3rd, 6pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parents MUST be present. No end time identified.

Baptism for Anderson, Flynn, and Lucy at the All School Mass!!

Thursday, May 5th, 9am

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us as we celebrate three students receiving the Sacrament of Baptism at our All School Mass!!

May Crowning

Thursday, May 5th, 9am

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for a special event...the crowning of Mother Mary at the May 5th Mass. All children are asked to bring flowers, as they will process up to the altar with the flowers. Also, one of our special 8th graders will crown the statue of the Blessed Mother!

First Holy Communion for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Saturday, May 7th, 5pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us to celebrate the 2nd and 3rd Graders' First Holy Communion. It will be held during the 5 pm Mass on Saturday, May 7th!

Holy Rosary's Annual Gala: Celebración!

Saturday, May 7th, 6-9:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for the 4th annual Celebración Gala, Holy Rosary's biggest fundraiser of the year. It is an event which celebrates making Catholic education accessible for all families. Please join us, if you can. We also need sponsors for the event and people to sponsor our "raise the paddle" for tuition assistance. Every dollar you donate will be doubled, as we have matching funds that have been raised for this event! Please contact Sarah at smckinney@hrrsjda.org for more information or to donate to this worthy cause. Thank you for any help you can provide!