Hawk Happenings

News for the HRRS/Juan Diego Academy Community

Principal's Message - Mar. 16th

Happy Wednesday!

We had a wonderful event last Saturday night. The Crab Feed was fantastic and we raised quite a bit of money (amount to be announced soon) to support our students through tuition assistance and instructional materials. Probably the best part of the event, though, was the unbelievable level of parent involvement in making this such a success! I can't ever remember so many parents being involved in putting the Crab Feed and Auction together. The Crab Feed Committee, which met for months, did an incredible job procuring items, lining up the space, decorating, getting the food together, and so much more. A special thanks goes to: Sarah McKinney, Shanan O'Driscoll, Gina Cole, Janet LePore, Jillian Sibblies, Valerie Pettit, Carrie Hernandez, Jamie Chaloner, Ken Clifton, Jeff Klein, and Jeff Smith. Beyond that, we had parents logging auction items, meeting Friday night to drive things over to Holy Cross, setting up the space, and working the event on Saturday night. THANK YOU to everyone who made this such a successful event. Our amazing community is one of the things that is so special about our school and we appreciate you!

Have a wonderful week!

Katie Dempsey



Important Reminders for this Week!!

  • Thurs - All School Mass at 9 am
  • Thurs - St. Patrick's Day - Green TOPS ONLY!!! Students may wear green tops with jeans or uniform pants. No face paint, hair color, etc. Remember, it is a Mass day!
  • Thurs - Jamba Juice Sale after school
  • No School for Students on March 18th (Teacher Professional Development Day)

Upcoming Events:

  • Stations of the Cross (Living Stations) on Good Friday at 10:30 am in the auditorium.
  • Noon Dismissal on Good Friday (March 25th)...No Extended Care Available
  • Easter Vacation (No School) - March 28 - April 1

Prayer Requests

Please hold in your prayers:
  • All who are ill with cancer and other diseases.
  • Sid Chaloner, who underwent surgery on Monday.
  • The second and third graders who are receiving their First Reconciliation this week and are on the path to celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in May.

We Love our Volunteers!! Thank You!!

Thank you to:
  • Crab Feed Committee
  • Crab Feed Volunteers
  • Crab Feed Attendees/Supporters!!

Volunteer Needs!!

If you are available to help with recess from 12:30 - 1 each day, it would really help our teachers!! Contact Berenice at office@hrrsjda.org to sign up for this. Thank you!!


Please support your child(ren) in the Read-A-Thon. You can sponsor by page, by book, or by number of minutes read. We have a goal of $10,000 and will be offering awards to the class that does the best. So, get reading!!

Registration Fees/Timeline for 2016 - 17!!

Registration Fees* for 2016 - 17:

  • $125 (1 Student), $250 (2+ Students) before March 25
  • $150 (1 Student), $300 (2+ Students) after March 25
  • *Reminder: Your spot is not "locked in", until all registration fees are paid and the registration packet is completed.
  • All accounts must be in "good standing" and paid off by June 1st to re-enroll for the 2016-17 school year.

Thank you to all who have registered!!!

Upcoming Events!!

Jamba Juice Sale!

Thursday, March 17th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

In addition to popcorn, we will be selling Jamba Juice after school on Thursday, March 17th. If you are interested, please send your child with $3.00.

No School for Students (Teacher Professional Development)

Friday, March 18th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Teacher Professional Development at St. Charles

Graduation Photos for Kindergarten and 8th Grade ONLY

Wednesday, March 23rd, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please come dressed in "Sunday Best".

Noon Dismissal - Good Friday

Friday, March 25th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

NO Extended Care Available!

Easter Vacation (No School)

Friday, March 25th, 12pm to Friday, April 1st, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Sports/Spring Photo Day!!

Wednesday, April 6th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please come dressed in "Sunday Best" if you are getting a Spring photo taken. Also, if you are taking sports photos, come dressed in a Basketball or Cross Country uniform. These photos are optional.

Noon Dismissal - Teacher Professional Development

Wednesday, April 13th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care WILL be Available.