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News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: Nov. 30th

Happy Wednesday!

This Friday is the deadline for Fulcrum applications! Any family needing ANY financial assistance (anyone NOT paying the full tuition amount) MUST apply through the Fulcrum Foundation before a contract will be negotiated with the school. That must be done by this Friday!

The window for 2017-18 Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) applications officially opened on October 1st, 2016. Thank you to the families who have already submitted their applications. Here is the link to apply: https://fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance. Also, please contact Berenice if you need assistance (or a computer). You will need tax info and other financial documents. Remember, no school financial aid will be given out unless the family has first applied through Fulcrum (acceptance does not matter...you only need to apply). Thank you!!

Have a wonderful week!


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday: KidCo Productions Anti-Bullying Assembly at 9 am

Thursday: All School Mass at 9 am

Friday: Fulcrum Applications DUE!!

KidCo Productions Hosts Anti-Bullying Assembly HRRS/JDA!

Anti-Bullying Assembly

We are excited to be hosting Kidco Productions for work on anti-bullying this year (grades K - 8). Today was our first assembly and the topic was: Engage. They will also be back for a 3-day workshop in the winter and another end-of-year assembly in the spring. The themes are: Engage, Equip, and Empower. Ask your child about the event! If you would like to find out more information, check out their website at: http://kidcoproductions.com/schoolsandteachers.html

School Survey: Rate the School!

As we end the first trimester, we would like to get your feedback on how we are doing at the school. Please take the following survey of just 9 quick questions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6SBD8ZG

It should take less than 5 minutes and is completely anonymous! We appreciate the feedback! The survey will be open until December 12th.

Calendar Changes!! Please Make Note!!

There are two changes to the school calendar. Please note them:

  • Christmas Program Changed to December 14th (Wednesday). The survey results were overwhelmingly in favor of this change. Thank you for voting!
  • Monday, January 2nd - School Closed in Observance of New Year's Day
  • Adult Spanish Classes will now be held with Señora Nolting on Fridays from 4 pm - 5:30 pm.

Calling All Bakers!

We are in need of some donated cookies for our Christmas Concert. We would like to have people commit to donating 2 dozen cookies for a small celebration immediately after the event. If you can help, please sign up at the following link: http://signup.com/go/ncZg4f

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

Due Date: Friday, Dec. 2nd!!

VERY IMPORTANT: Any family seeking ANY financial assistance from Holy Rosary Regional School MUST first apply through the Fulcrum Grant Application.

Advent Begins! Are You Ready?

Advent began this past Sunday and continues until December 24th. It is a time of preparation as we wait for the coming of Christ. Pope Francis calls us to truly reflect on why this time of preparation is important in his address from last Sunday:

He calls us to focus on “sobriety, to not be dominated by the things of this world” but rather to keep them in their proper place. He asks us to focus on what is truly important, our time with the Lord, not the material things of this life. To read more about his call, check out:


To more fully engage in this season, please check out the following resources:



From the Development Desk!

Crab Feed/Auction

Each family is required to provide an item valued at $100 for the Crab Feed/Auction. Are you looking for ideas for auction items? We have procurement forms in the office if you would like to solicit local businesses for a donation. We have many businesses that will donate just by providing the procurement form and a verbal request. Please see the insert in this week’s communication folder for auction ideas. We also have a wishlist on Amazon if you would like to simply shop and ship your items right to the school.

We are excited to have an event website for this years Crab Feed/Auction, please check it out: hrrsjda.ejoinme.org/crabfeed2017. It has all of the important event dates, pricing, auction requirements and more. Tickets will soon go on sale online, so stay tuned for more information. Auction questions/ideas email: smckinney@hrrsjda.org.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Painting Raffle!!!!!!

Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 8am to Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 6:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

The beautiful painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe done by our own Jakeline Lemus will be raffled off the night of the Christmas Concert. Buy tickets now for $10!! The painting is in the main office, so come and take a look.

Bilingual Rosary - St. Leo's Parish

Sunday, Dec. 4th, 11:45am

710 South 13th Street

Tacoma, WA

This Sunday, December 4th there will be a bilingual rosary celebrated after the 10:30 Mass at Saint Leo's Parish in Tacoma. All are welcomed! The rosary will start at around 11:45. Please meet us in the worship space for more details. We would love to have Holy Rosary families come to show off their Spanish and participate in a rosary during this advent season. We hope to see you there!

Tamale and Atole Sale

Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 6pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please support the school and get some amazing tamales and atole for the Christmas season. First come, first served...no pre-orders. Questions? Contact Lizbeth at eduran@hrrsjda.org.

Christmas Program - CHANGE OF DATE!!

Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 6:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Arrive early to make sure you have a seat for this popular event!!

Christmas Vacation - Early Dismissal (No Extended Care)

Friday, Dec. 16th, 12-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Christmas Vacation begins at noon on Friday, Dec. 16th. NO EXTENDED CARE will be available that day. We return on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy

Contact Me:

Berenice Williams, Office Manager