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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal - Dec. 17, 2018

Happy Monday!

Since this is a short week and we have a lot going on, I thought I would send the Smore Newsletter early this week! Here are a few of the important items:

  • Christmas Program rehearsals will be held for the students Monday - Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Christmas Program on Wednesday at 6:30 PM. See below for more info.
  • Tamales and Atole will be sold in the auditorium/kitchen before the show (beginning at 6 pm). Bring your money and enjoy some tasty treats!! Tamales are $2 each or $20 for a dozen.
  • Individual classes will be having parties on Wednesday or Thursday this week. Check your class Smore for more info.
  • We will NOT be sending home Communication Envelopes this week.
  • On Thursday, we will have PAJAMA DAY for all students (and staff).
  • Thursday is a noon dismissal (12 pm) and there is NO afternoon Extended Care. All students MUST be picked up by 12:15 pm.
  • School is out for Christmas Vacation from Friday, Dec. 21st - Sunday, Jan. 6th. We return at the regular time on Monday, January, 7th!

All of the staff at Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy wants to take a moment to wish all of our families a wonderful and safe Christmas Vacation and a blessed New Year. We hope you are able to spend some time with family and friends, reflecting on this beautiful season and the most amazing gift ever given to us: Jesus. See you soon!


Katie Dempsey


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Christmas Program Reminders

Seating is first come, first served. The entire front row is reserved for the 2 families who purchased it at last year's auction: The Cole and Cordero Families! Please make sure to be respectful of others when you are taking photos or filming and do not block the aisle ways. Students will be entering through the aisles all night long, so the aisles MUST remain clear at all times. It will start with Pre-K and go up through 8th grade and then everyone will come back together at the end for a song or two. Thank you for being kind to those around you who are also trying to watch and snap photos.

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.

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Hot Deals on School Sweaters!

Since our school has switched from Dennis Uniform for our school sweaters, we were left with having to purchase some inventory with Holy Rosary Regional School stitched on the sweaters. AND...since this is the last year to wear these sweaters, we are offering parents an excellent deal. Parents can buy BRAND NEW sweaters valued at $45 for only $15. This is on a first come, first served basis. We have a pretty good inventory with a variety of sizes. If you are interested, please contact Berenice at the front desk. These sweaters may be worn for the remainder of this school year (through June 2019). That means that you still have 6 months of wear with high quality sweaters for only $15!
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From the Development Desk:

Annual Fund:

Many thanks to all of the families and donors that have supported our Annual Fund Appeal. We have raised $65,000 with a goal of $100,000. This is the last week for families to get their Annual Fund donation in. 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:

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

Ivan Alaniz & Anita Millan

Wayne & Lisa Brannon

Aaron & Andrea Bryan

Alejandro Covarrubias & Denice Arguello

Epitacio Garibay & Erika Ruelas

Charlotte Knott

Emmanuel & Kylie Munoz

Tomas & Theresa Ramos

Tyler & Bethany Renner

Florian Tamayo

Edgar Villegas & Alma Millan

Steve & Rhonda Kristoff

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Update on the Church

Here is the latest news on Holy Rosary Church:

Thursday, Dec. 13th, Deacon Jim met with a number of people at the Seattle Archdiocese to discuss the safety study on the church. Based on the current information, it was determined that additional information was needed and that there would be a further "deep dive" on the situation. At this point, there has been a unanimous decision to prevent anyone from entering the church until further notice. Therefore, this week, Hilger Construction will be erecting a chain link fence around the entire perimeter of the church. This will not impact the exit for the school. We should have more information in the next couple of months. So, until further notice, all masses (school and weekend/Holy Day) will be held in the school auditorium. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deacon Jim Fish. Thank you!