News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community
Message from the Principal: Nov. 16th
Today started with a bit of unintended excitement. The electrical cord on the milk refrigerator began sparking, which caused smoke in the auditorium. The breaker was immediately turned off, the kids were evacuated from the building, the refrigerator unit was unplugged, and the area was aired out. We are working with an electrician and are happy to report that all is well and the kids did a fantastic job of evacuating. Today actually happened to be our scheduled fire drill day!
Report cards also go home in the envelopes today. Conferences are next Monday or Tuesday. If you have still not signed up, we will be assigning slots, so please make sure you sign up to get the time and day you want. Also, the deadline for financial assistance through the Fulcrum Foundation is approaching very soon...Dec. 2nd!! ANYONE needing ANY financial assistance (anyone who is not a full pay family) MUST apply for Fulcrum before being considered for financial aid. If you need any help with the process, contact Berenice at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-272-7012. Remember to include all expenses and have last year's tax documents available so that the application can be easily verified. The link is: https://fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance
Have a wonderful week!
P.S. I know that today's mailer is long, but please scroll through it as there is a great deal of excellent information.
Thursday: All School Mass at 9 am. Families, please come and sit with your children!
Friday: Thanksgiving Feast for Pre-K
Saturday: Karaoke Potluck Fundraiser for the Drama Club
Monday: Food Drive ends, Noon Dismissal, Conferences
Tuesday: Noon Dismissal, Conferences
This Week in Pictures...
We Love our Volunteers!
Thanks to our Amazing Hispanic Heritage Volunteers!!
- Dancing Coaches - Lizbeth Duran, Jakeline Lemus, Maria Martinez-Perez, Ilianit Hernandez, Erika Garibay, Maricela Vasquez, Manuela Bosteder, Leonor Ramirez, Monica Anaya.
- A complete list of volunteers has been printed out in a thank you note for today. Check the flyer for a complete list of all of the amazing volunteers for this festival!! We couldn't do it without all of you!
Fulcrum Scholarships!! Do You Need $1200???? Apply NOW!
The window for 2017-18 Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) applications officially opened on October 1st, 2016. Here is the link to apply: https://fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance
VERY IMPORTANT: Any family seeking ANY financial assistance from Holy Rosary Regional School MUST first apply through the Fulcrum Grant Application.
-Parent Service Club
First Trimester Conferences are Mandatory! Sign-Up Online Now!! !
Pre-K 3: http://signup.com/go/NzYZHW
Pre-K 4A: http://signup.com/go/bqP9i2
Pre-K 4B: http://signup.com/go/VqwJGJ
1st/2nd Grade (Holguin): http://signup.com/go/KfGSq8
1st/2nd Grade (Williams): http://signup.com/go/Vg7JKr
3rd/4th Grade (Nolting): http://signup.com/go/cN3jfA
3rd/4th Grade (Silva): http://signup.com/go/cRjL9S
5th/6th (Mr. Downing): http://signup.com/go/AFHZoV
7th/8th (Mr. Farias): http://signup.com/go/hdPeFD
Mr. Ivan (Math): http://signup.com/go/nvUzpa
Mr. Nolting: http://signup.com/go/65pcmA
Simply enter your name, email address and phone number. Then, you will be confirmed in your spot. Conferences are very important, so please make sure to sign up and to make your conference time on the day/time that you chose. First Trimester conferences are REQUIRED! Thanks!!
Calendar Change!! Please Make Note!!
Christmas Program...Date Change???
The options are Dec. 14th, Dec. 15th, or "Doesn't Matter". Make your voice heard and your vote count! :)
From the Development Desk!
Matching Funds Available for Annual Fund Appeal!
Our Annual Fund Appeal has raised almost $60,000 with a goal of hitting $100,000. We have secured matching funds up to $25,000. So any donation will be matched dollar for dollar through December! We have had 26% of school families participate so far! Thank you so much for your support of this important appeal.
Would you consider donating at a level that is appropriate to your family? Every gift counts! Family participation is key because it helps strengthen your child’s school. Last year, the Annual Fund provided:
New curriculum and materials
Helps fund teacher salaries
Funds for teacher professional development
We appreciate your support!
To donate online, please go to www.hrrsjda.org and click on the yellow, "Donate Now" link at the top right corner or just click this link:https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew. You can also use the envelopes that you received with the recent Annual Appeal letter in your communication envelopes.
Thank you to the following families/staff that have donated:
Jeff Smith & Dr. Bridget Yaden
Casey & Sarah McKinney
Nuria Olmos Rodriguez
Sandra Spadoni & Daniel Krebs
Jeff & Claudia Klein
Scott & Laura Puryear
Father Nicholas Wichert
Jesse & Amanda Schweickert
Steve & Rhonda Kristoff
Morgan & Lisa Hepfer
Christian & Nichole Gerling
DC & Analy Grant
Matthew Hedges & Shanan O’Driscoll Hedges
William & Jennifer Pickles
Shane & Valerie Pettit
James & Rhodora Johnson
Anssel & Melanie Lopez
Epitacio Garibay & Erika Ruelas
Eduardo & Rocio Castrejon
Oscar & Diane Mendez
Carl Tweeten & Sofia Zapata
Richard & Stephanie Hernandez
Craig Smith & Meg Lee
Tomas & Theresa Ramos
Darin & Cheryl Borden
Ralph & Colleen Thomson
Bradley & Naomi Smith
Christian & Jessica Jordan
Julio & Alyssa Illich
Erik & Juana Gallegos
Dave Boynton & Melissa Kennedy
The Crab Feed/Auction is right around the corner! This is a very important fundraiser for our school. Each family has a commitment to provide a $100 item. This may include a payment to the office in the form of cash or check, gift cards to local restaurants, businesses, sporting events, or places of interest. Families may also provide vouchers for goods and services such as catering, lawn maintenance, baked goods - etc.
Another way to get donations is to solicit local businesses. Because we are a 501c3, businesses can write off these donations. If you want to ask your grocery store, hair salon, or local restaurants we have procurement forms in the office. Check-in with Berenice if you would like to do this option.
New this year; you can enroll in Amazon Smile and purchase items that will be used to make up auction gift baskets!
Go to smile.amazon.com and sign in with your existing Amazon account, or create one.
Enter Academia Juan Diego as the charitable organization you wish to support. From the upper right corner, select the “Lists” drop-down menu; scroll down to and select “Find List or Registry”
Type email@example.com into the search box and press “Search”
There are several items at different price points and can be sent directly to the school at: 504 S 30th St. Tacoma, 98402.
Complete your purchase and send a copy of the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for turning in auction items is Friday, January 6th. If an item is not received by this deadline, your family will be charged $150 on your invoice. If you would like to assist on the committee please contact: email@example.com.