Hawk Happenings: Oct. 18th

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy Community

Message from the Principal - Oct. 18, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Don't forget that today is a noon dismissal!

I am happy to report that we are all done with MAP testing and things are humming along as we enter the second part of Trimester 1. The nice thing about Progress Reports is that it gives you (and your child/ren) and idea of where they are doing well and where improvement is needed...while giving time to get grades where they need to be by the time report cards roll out in another month.

As I mentioned in last week's Smore, I will be having major surgery tomorrow and I will likely be out between 2 - 4 weeks, perhaps a little longer. During this time, Mrs. Farias will be in charge, so I know that the students and the entire school is in EXCELLENT hands. If you need anything during this time, don't hesitate to contact the teacher, Berenice, or Mrs. Farias. I will miss seeing the smiling faces of the kids while I am gone, but hope to be back very soon.

One last item, if you haven't turned your chocolate money in to the school, please have it in by Friday. Any outstanding boxes will be billed to your account beginning next Monday.

Have a wonderful week.


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events:

This Week:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 18th - Noon Dismissal, Ms. Dempsey's Last Day...for a bit. :)
  • Thursday, Oct. 19th - Spirit/Seahawks Gear
  • Friday, Oct. 20th - No Mass (Father Wagner is in Poland)

Scenes from the School...

Candy Donations for the Fall Festival

If you can donate a bag or two of wrapped Halloween candy for the Fall Festival, we would greatly appreciate it. We use it for prizes at the big event. There is a box labeled for this near the office in the hallway, so feel free to drop your candy off in the next week or so. Thank you for your support!!

Have You Applied for Your Fulcrum Scholarship??

Don't delay on applying for your Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Program Scholarship for the 2018-19 school year. The award amount is $1200 for qualifying families. Don't forget, we will not be negotiating any tuition agreements or offering "in house" financial aid to families UNLESS they first apply through Fulcrum. Here is the link: https://fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance

  1. Scroll down to Tuition Assistance Grants and click on Apply
  2. Sign in or sign up for your account
  3. Complete the application (you will need earning/income information, expenses, and tax information) and pay the $24 application fee. Please note that Fulcrum will not be reimbursing application fees any longer.

Remember: In order for families to receive ANY financial assistance for next year, you MUST apply through Fulcrum first. Even if you do not qualify, we can still meet to discuss/negotiate a tuition contract for next year.

From the Development Office:

Please remember to support our Annual Fund Appeal. Annual Fund letters and donation envelopes will be in this week’s family communication envelopes. We are hoping for 100% support from our school families and staff at amounts appropriate to their individual abilities. This year’s goal is $146,000 which is a 50% increase from last year! The funds raised support curriculum and materials, along with funding teacher’s salaries, and new playground equipment. No donation is too small. You can choose to make a one time donation or you can pledge a monthly amount.

To donate please see the following secure link on our website:https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew

Please choose the drop down for Annual Appeal. All donations are tax deductible. Your support is greatly appreciated!

A big thanks to the following families/staff for your Annual Fund Appeal/Playground Equipment donations:

Bridget Yaden & Jeff Smith
Richard & Stephanie Hernandez
Jeff & Claudia Klein
Jesse & Amanda Schweickert
Daryl & Raquel Lambrecht
Javier & Anita Lemus
Paul & Janel Martin
Juliet Quintero
Katie Dempsey
Casey & Sarah McKinney

Epitacio Garibay & Erika Ruelas

Sergio & Carrie Hernandez
Efrain & Patty Montes
Doris Silva
Alberto & Amparo Farias

Patrea & Josh Hernandez
Nuria Rodriguez
Don & Kelly Robertson

Save the Date! Our annual Auction/Crab Feed is scheduled for February 10th. This is a very important event for our school uniting current school families, alumni, and Holy Rosary School supporters. It is a great opportunity to get your volunteer hours in and support your child’s school.

Each family has a $100 fundraising commitment for the Crab Feed/Auction that is due on December 15th. The $100 fee can be paid online or in the office. If you would like to make payments to minimize the impact during the Christmas season please take advantage of this option. You can pay the fee once a month in October, November, and December. Final payment is due by December 15th. Just please let Berenice know if you are making payments. The fee would be $33.34 per month.

Please see this week's communication envelope with additional details on the family fundraising requirements. Any questions, please feel free to call or email: Sarah McKinney smckinney@hrrsjda.org.

Thank You!

A huge thank you to Dr. Bridget Yaden for helping to proctor the MAP testing and to Dr. Yaden and her husband, Jeff Smith, for all of their work to get the Ipads ready for the testing.

Thank you to Mr. Greg Klein, as well as the Puryear and Klein families for securing the donation of some Ipads from the GSA. We are working on getting them set up to have in most of the classrooms. We got to test these out for MAP testing in grade 2! While we were given many Ipads, we only received 10 plugs to charge them. If you have any old Ipad plugs that you no longer need, will you send them in to the office? Here is a picture of the plug...

Do You Have Extra Ipad Plugs?

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Fall Festival Time!!

Once again this year, we are having our Fall Festival (formerly the Halloween Carnival). It is a fantastic afternoon of fun with costumes, games/prizes, food, and the chance to socialize with HRRSJDA families! We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for a volunteer slot at the Fall Festival 2017!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/407001086512690066
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. My email is:

Thank you!

Nina Tatum

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Sign Ups are Now Open!

Please sign up for Parent -Teacher conferences. The slots are 15 min. Fall conferences are mandatory, so we appreciate you doing your best to find a time that works. Just click on the link and check the times for Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21. You will be able to sign up and the site will even send you a reminder as the day approaches.

Pre-K 3 (Ms. Marseille): http://signup.com/go/HQCCmxU

Pre-K 4A (Ms. Sonia): http://signup.com/go/UZnQTCc

Pre-K 4B (Ms. Juliet): http://signup.com/go/OPnLKYu

KG - A (Ms. Nuria): http://signup.com/go/ixNjhJE

KG - B (Ms. Raquel): http://signup.com/go/GYVQYrU

1/2 - English (Mrs. Holguin): http://signup.com/go/NuzoaaU

1/2 - Spanish (Mrs. Williams): http://signup.com/go/KCFOacX

3/4 - English (Mrs. Silva): http://signup.com/go/RdoWBvC

3/4 - Spanish (Mr. Ivan): http://signup.com/go/wTmkJkL

5 (Mr. Anderson): http://signup.com/go/ZGXJPwz

6/7 (Mr. Downing): http://signup.com/go/bqCVXqV

8 (Mr. Farias): http://signup.com/go/vVwfiNk

Cross Country: Top 10 Finishers!

Final CYO Cross Country Meet Top 10 Finishers- 10/15/17:

  • Rowan Jordan
  • Emmanuel Walker
  • Jonathan Hadley-McCarthy
  • Claire Pickles
  • Lauren Pickles

Congratulations to all of our runners and thank you to our coaches and parent helpers! What a fantastic season!!

Check out the Hispanic Heritage Info in Today's Envelope!

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Noon Dismissal

Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

We have a noon dismissal for teacher professional development. Extended Care IS available. Any student not picked up by 12:15 will be sent to Extended Care.

Pay 2 Dress and Jamba Juice

Thursday, Oct. 26th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Pay 2 Dress - Students may pay $2 to wear free dress (appropriate clothing for school) to support our NPH orphans. Students may wear Spirit/Seahawks gear for free that day.

Jamba Juice - Students may purchase Jamba Juice after school (near the garden tires) for $3.

Depave Tree Planting

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 9am-12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us as we plant beautiful new trees all along the freeway wall (on the school side). This will really beautify our campus. The trees are part of the Depave grant! Please sign up at http://wa-piercecountycd.civicplus.com/FormCenter/Water-Quality-7/Holy-Rosary-Depave-Tree-Planting-246

Fall Festival

Sunday, Oct. 29th, 1-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/407001086512690066
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!