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News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: Jan. 25th

Happy Wednesday!

As we prepare to enter Catholic Schools Week, I am reminded of what Catholic Education means. Naturally, we must have academic excellence. We must also create a solid moral foundation and educate the children in the ways of the Church. Beyond this, though, we work to create a culture of love, respect, and service. Through our actions, we strive to demonstrate this each and every day. One example of this was attending the Mass for Life and March for Life this past week. Through the shouts of angry protesters, the group on our side declared in one voice that we support life through hope and love. As Father Wichert reminded us, that means love for all...even those who disagree with us. This was a powerful message for the kids to see in action.

A special thank you to all who are volunteering at the Crab Feed and those who are attending as guests, as well as the many who have put in countless hours preparing for the big event. This is an important fundraiser and gives us the opportunity to provide a Catholic education to all families who are committed to this.

So, as we get ready to begin Catholic Schools Week, I want to thank all of the teachers and parents who are dedicated to providing this for our children each and every day! We are doing important things at the school and I thank you for your support and prayers. We couldn't do it without God and without you!


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday: We will have an all-school fire drill today.

Thursday: All School Mass at 9 am. Jamba Juice for sale after school ($3.00).

Friday: Pay 2 Dress (Bring $2.00 to support our orphans in Mexico and Honduras and you may wear free dress today).

Saturday: Crab Feed and Auction at Bellarmine Prep.

Sunday: Students come in uniform for Catholic Schools Week Mass at Noon. Students are also encouraged to sing in the choir. Anyone who comes to mass in uniform will receive a free dress pass to be used on Monday, Feb. 6th.

We will also have an Open House at the school from noon to 3 pm that day!! Invite new families, please!

Next Week:

Catholic Schools Week. Check the event info below for the theme/dress info for each day.

Enrollment Begins!!

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Señora Farias and Ms. Dempsey at the Pre-K Fair on Saturday!

From the Development Desk!

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Crab Feed and Auction would not be possible without all of the volunteers that make it happen. This event is a great opportunity for families to get a bulk of their volunteer commitment hours fulfilled.The event is on Saturday, January 28th. Please see the following link to sign-up to volunteer, we have times available Friday - Sunday. We need assistance with transport, set-up, food, registration, and more! Just choose the time and project that works best for you! Please sign-up here:


More questions, please email Sarah McKinney at: smckinney@hrrsjda.org

Registration and Tuition for 2017-18 Opens This Monday!!

Registration Deadlines:

Jan. 30 - Feb. 24: Registration for Current Families

Feb. 27: Registration Opens for All (Current spots will be opened to new families)

Registration Fees for 2017 - 18:

  • $150 (1 Student), $300 (2+ Students) on/before March 24

  • $200 (1 Student), $400 (2+ Students) after March 25

K - 8 Tuition Fees:

  • 1 Student = $5,900 ($25/month increase on the 10 month plan)

  • 2 Students = $10,400 ($48/month increase on the 10 month plan)

  • 3+ Students = $13,350 ($65/month increase on the 10 month plan)

P.K. Tuition Fees:

  • $6800 per Student

Don't Miss the Deadline!!

Some of our classes look to be either at or close to capacity already for next year.

Current families are given first priority with the opportunity to lock in their space by Feb. 24th. Beginning Feb. 27th, spaces will open to all families. This means that anyone who has not completed an application AND paid the registration fee may lose their space for next year.

Financial Aid Meetings for 2017-18: Schedule Yours Now!!

For families receiving financial aid, we will be holding tuition contract meetings in late February (once the Fulcrum Tuition Assistance awards come in). We have scheduled meetings every 30 min on Feb 22, 23, and 24 (including evening appts). All families who have applied for Fulcrum and are requesting ANY financial assistance from the school will need to schedule a contract meeting for the 2017-18 school year. Please sign-up for your desired appointment at: http://signup.com/go/GiJAD3

Catholic School's Week Staff Appreciation Potluck: Feb. 1st

Staff Appreciation Potluck - 2/1

During Catholic School's Week, we'd like to show our appreciation for all the staff at Holy Rosary on February 1st. Please sign up to bring an item or come and volunteer. The link is: http://signup.com/go/7nDSo6. Food will need to be dropped off in the cafeteria (preferably not with your teacher) between 8am-11am. If you have questions, you can contact Nina, the Potluck Leader, at nina.tatumm@gmail.com.

-Thanks from your Parent Service Club

CYO Volleyball Sign-Ups are Here!

CYO Volleyball Season Slated to Begin Soon!

Holy Rosary Catholic School is actively taking signups for the upcoming Volleyball season and for the Girls' Volleyball.

Practices will begin in February. Leagues games will be played on Saturdays.

Holy Rosary CYO Volleyball provides a safe and balanced learning environment for players of all abilities that develops the athletic skills, character, sportsmanship, and teamwork of children in grades 4 through 8 through their participation in Volleyball. Volleyball registrations will be in the school office, beginning 11 January 2017

Cost will be about $75 per player which includes your jersey (not shorts). Registration is for grades 4-8 for boys and girls. By signing up, there is no guarantee your child will be playing on a team. Teams will need to have at least 9 players and have a coach.

Coaches Wanted!

We are looking for Volleyball coaches for grade level 4 - 8. If you are enthusiastic and willing to teach our kids about team sports, please volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach, please let me know. You may contact me to find out if your grade level already has a coach/coaches. The Volleyball season starts practicing in February. The season will run through April, maybe into May depending how many teams we get to sign up.

Coaches are responsible for recruiting additional members at the grade level they wish to participate.

Practices will be held at Fawcett Elementary

Please contact Ralph Thomson, CYO@hrrsjda.org

Jamba Juice

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Cost is $3.00 per drink. Proceeds go to support the fundraising efforts of the Parent Service Club.

Pay 2 Dress

Friday, Jan. 27th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Students may pay $2.00 to wear free dress on this day. The money is used to support our orphans (Brayan and Kenia) from Mexico and Honduras at NPH homes. Spirit gear can be worn for free.

Annual Crab Feed and Auction

Saturday, Jan. 28th, 6pm

2300 South Washington Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for this wonderful event. The cost is $60.00 per person and you will receive crab, prime rib, drinks, and both a silent and live auction. This is held at the brand new Connelly Campus Center at Bellarmine Prep. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://hrrsjda.ejoinme.org/crabfeed2017tickets. Questions? Contact Sarah McKinney at smckinney@hrrsjda.org.

Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, Jan. 29th, 12pm to Saturday, Feb. 4th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Theme: Catholic Schools - Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.

Plans for the Week:

Sun - Students come to Mass in Uniforms at Noon

Mon - Community Service Projects

  • Pajama Day

Tues - Parent Appreciation Day

  • Disney Day

Wed - Staff/Teacher Appreciation Day

  • Crazy Clash Day (Crazy hair/crazy clothes) or 80's Day

Thurs - Grandparent/Special Person Appreciation Day (Mass and a Concert)

  • Full Uniform

Fri - Student Appreciation Day

  • Versus Day (Color Wars and Competition Assembly)
  • Color War Assignments -
  • Pre-K3 --> Light Blue

    Pre-K4 --> Dark Blue

    Kindergarten --> Purple

    1st Grade --> Orange

    2nd Grade --> Green

    3rd Grade --> Yellow

    4th Grade --> Red

    5th Grade --> Pink

    6th Grade --> Gray

    7th Grade --> Black

    8th Grade --> White

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy

Contact Me:

Berenice Williams, Office Manager