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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Happy Wednesday!


Thank you to all who have expressed their sympathies about my dad's unexpected passing last week. Some have asked about his services, so I will include a link to his obituary and the information about his funeral mass at Bellarmine this Saturday at 2pm. Here is the obituary: https://www.tuellmckee.com/obituaries/james-francis-dempsey/42419/ (You may recognize the puppy in the photo). All are welcome to attend his mass. My father had been dealing with many health issues over the years and so, in spite of the sadness our family feels over his passing, I know that it is evidence of God's love and mercy for his faithful servant, Jim. It is times like this, having lost both of my parents now, that my faith is so important. I believe that my father is in Heaven with my mom and all of his loved ones who have passed before him. I know that God's love and mercy have granted him eternal life and this gives me and my family a great deal of peace. My dad always worried about what he had to leave his children when he passed and I assured him that he and my mom left us the most important gift a parent can give...the gift of faith (and a Catholic education). I thank all of you for your prayers and love. This is a wonderful community and I am grateful for your support. As you read through this newsletter, you will see all of the other items we are grateful for as we prepare to enter the season of Thanksgiving.

Have a wonderful week.


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events!

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20th - Noon (12pm) Dismissal for Staff Professional Development
  • Friday, Nov. 22nd - Spirit/Hawk Gear
  • Monday, Nov. 25th - All School Mass at 9am (Hosted by 8th grade)
  • Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 27th-29th - No School for Thanksgiving Holiday

Uniform Reminders

Please take a moment to refresh your memory on what is allowed for the uniforms, especially as we enter the winter months. Here are a few of the current issues: Leggings are only allowed under skirts/jumpers, NOT as pants. Also, undershirts should NOT be visible under the school shirts (no long sleeved, black shirts, etc.) Socks should be white, navy, or black. Here is the link to the dress code for more info and pics: http://www.holyrosarybilingual.org/?page_id=361
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Thank You...Hispanic Heritage

On behalf of Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy, we want to thank all of our volunteers for your support and assistance at our Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The list of names is below and shows just what an incredible group of people can do. You brought happiness to the children and their families through the entertainment, food, and decorations. There were so many jobs to fill and everyone was more than willing to step in and help. Thanks to the dedicated parents that coordinated donations from family, friends and local businesses. Your gift demonstrates your commitment to helping our school grow and prosper. God bless you all!

Jackelyn Lemus & Family

Ana Maria & Salvador Carmona

Anita Millan

Alma Millan

Erika Garibay

Jose Covarrubias & Lizbeth Duran

Guadalupe & Rolando Canche

Elizabeth & Jose Morales

Claudia & Jeff Klein

Xochitl Villegas

Nina Tatum

Lucia Flores

Cole Family

Liliana Hernandez

Scott Carrol

Sofia Zapata

Maura Vazquez

Gonzalo Caesar

Juan Duran

Fabian Morales

Erik Gallegos

Patty Montes

Ralph & Colleen Thomson

Sarah McKinney

Susan & Sabel DEl Cid

Elisabel & Antonio Duran

Setefano Family

Lisa Juarez Sandifer & Family

Mrs. Farias

Maria Valdez & Abel Ramirez

Abraham Zalapa

Berenice Rizo

Wendy Morales

Tanya Zimmer

Hazel Tate

Mariela Sotelo

Miriam Duran

Berenice Montes & Family

Thank you to all who stayed to clean and a big hooray just for you!

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Thank you for your support!

Our Annual Fund Appeal has wrapped up. Thank you to our families for all of your support. Our fund is currently at $62,000 with a goal of reaching $100,000. An end-of-year mailer will be going out to our donors in December to increase additional donations. If you did not make a donation to this fund, you will see a $50 charge billed out on your December statement.

Professional Development - Noon Dismissal for Students

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care is available for the regular cost.

No School for Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 29th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

End of Trimester 1

Friday, Dec. 6th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

1st Trimester Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

All report cards will go home with the youngest child in the family.

Christmas Program (Tamale and Atole Sale, Too!)

Thursday, Dec. 19th, 7pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Seating begins at 6:30 pm, as does the tamale and atole sale.

Noon Dismissal - Christmas Break

Friday, Dec. 20th, 12pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No Extended Care is Available on This Day!

No School for Christmas Break

Monday, Dec. 23rd, 8am to Friday, Jan. 3rd 2020 at 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Enjoy the holidays!