Hawk Happenings

News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: Feb. 8

Happy Wednesday!

We have exciting news to report. Drum roll, please! We have made this year's Annual Fund Appeal goal of $100,000! Thank you to all of the families, donors, and friends of Holy Rosary School who contributed to this very important fund. Also, thank you to Sarah McKinney for her work coordinating this major fundraising endeavor. We were very blessed to secure a matching grant from the Guardians of Catholic Education in the amount of $25,000. The funds raised provide a quality educational program for your students, new curriculum and materials, and help fund teachers' salaries. We realize that providing a private, Catholic school education is a major financial commitment for your family, so we appreciate your additional support. Have a wonderful week!


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday: Don't forget to buy those special Valentine items at the school store after school!

Thursday: All School Mass at 9 am

Friday: Spirit Gear, Socks of Love due

Socks of Love

If you would still like to bring in a donation for Socks of Love, please do so by this Friday. The completed gifts will be brought to the Nativity House before Valentine's Day. Thank you for your participation!

From the Development Desk!

Auction/Crab Feed

A big thank you to all of the families who attended and volunteered at this years Auction/Crab Feed. This event would not have been a success without all of your help. We had 210 people attend as guests and had 65 volunteers who helped with the planning and assisted the night of the event. What a fantastic community event! The Auction/Crab Feed made $77,896 after expenses and exceeded our $50,000 goal.

Thanks to the following folks who helped in a variety of areas over the weeks and months and took on multiple roles the weekend of the event!

Crab Feed/Auction Committee members: Planning, Facilities, Procurements, Kitchen/Bar, Registration & Event Execution.

Mark Brady, Gina Cole, Jamie Chaloner, Ken Clifton, Alyssa Illich, Jeff Klein, Janet Lepore, Marcy Marquez, Jillian Sibblies, Jeff Smith, Naomi Smith, Valerie Pettit, and Shalma Wellington.

Event set-up/clean-up: Mary Rezny, Jared & Christina Matheson, Craig Smith & Meg Lee, Alberto & Amparo Farias, Salvador Carmona, Javier Lemus, Tracy Schaff, Amy Stevens, Juliette (Spadoni/Krebs family), Melissa Curtis, James & Rhodora Johnson, Rodney & Heather Croston, Nichole Gerling, and Manuela Bosteder.

Registration/Silent-Auction Items: Shanan O’Driscoll-Hedges, Shane Pettit, Mary Schaff, Caroline Ferworn, Manuela Bosteder, Karen Ramirez, Janel Martin, and Stephanie & Barbara Hernandez

Kitchen/Bar: Isaac & Melissa Meeks, Bernie Rezny, Richard Hernandez, Anita Lemus, Julio Illich, Susan Gonzalez, Alberto Coral & Laura Luna, Josiah Peñalver, Christian & Jessica Jordan, Raul Garcia, Ana Maria Garcia, and Mark Brady

Prime Rib: Patricia Montes and Brenda Valenzuela

Raffles/Games/Auction: Leianna Perkins-Muse, Bryan & Shannon Hopkins, Berenice Williams and Samala Peñalver.

Procurements/Presentations: Abbie Klosinski, Alishia Agee-Cooper, Carrie Hernandez, Liz Friedrich, and Sandra Spadoni

Fulcrum Tuition Scholarships Have Been Announced!

We received word late last Friday as to who will be receiving the $1200 scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. Fulcrum will be sending notification letters to families, but if you would like to check in to see if you received an award, you may contact Berenice at office@hrrsjda.org. This year, thanks to the efforts of our families and the persistence of Berenice, we have been awarded the largest amount ever (a total of $78,000 in scholarships)! This is great news for our families and our school community!

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

For families receiving financial aid, we will be holding tuition contract meetings in late February. 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

Registration and Tuition for 2017-18...Now Open!!

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.


Friday, Feb. 3rd, 8am to Thursday, March 2nd, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

This fundraiser is run by Shanan O'Driscoll Hedges. Please contact her if you would like to help out or have any questions. She can be reached at: shanano2016@gmail.com

Noon Dismissal for President's Day

Friday, Feb. 17th, 9pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care will be available!

No School - President's Day

Monday, Feb. 20th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Trimester 2 Ends

Friday, Feb. 24th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy

Contact Me:

Berenice Williams, Office Manager