Hawk Happenings: May 23rd

Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal


I wanted to give a few reminders, as we get to the end of the year!

  • Please try your very best to be on time for the last 3 weeks of the school year. I am noticing A LOT of late arrivals. This is distracting for the class and puts kids at a disadvantage when they arrive late. It is also tough for us to get our end of the year testing completed. So, let that bright, beautiful sun wake you up and get you going in the morning!!
  • You will be receiving your bill for unfulfilled volunteer hours. These were due by May 8th. We can only account for the hours that get turned in, so if you did them and did not turn in your sheet (or record hours in Renweb), you will be receiving a bill. If you have a question about it, please just contact Kelly (Finance@hrrsjda.org or call 253-272-7012)...politely. :) Congrats to those who completed all of their hours!
  • The Walk-a-Thon is our Spring Fundraiser. When you signed your Commitment Hours form for the school year (with the registration packet), it included 3 annual fundraisers: Fall Chocolate Sale, Winter Auction, and Spring Walk-a-Thon. Each is a $100 commitment per family (not per student). If you can get a few members of your family and/or friends, this should be an easy fundraiser!

  • Check below for end of the year events...there are a lot!

  • As always, if you have any questions or concerns with end of the year items (or anything else), don't hesitate to contact the teachers, staff, or myself.

    Have a wonderful week and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!


    Katie Dempsey


    Scenes from Peter Pan, Jr.

    Upcoming Events:

    This Week:

    • Wednesday, May 23rd - Communication envelopes go home today

    • Thursday, May 24th - Pay2Dress ($2), Communication envelopes due to the office today

    • Friday, May 25th - No School in honor of Memorial Day!
    • Monday, May 28th - No School in honor of Memorial Day!

    Priest Update

    We will be having a new "Priest Model" for next school year. Beginning July 1st, we will have a Pastoral Coordinator who will be tasked with the day to day administrative tasks and then a Priest who will be responsible for masses and sacraments. This will apply to both Holy Rosary and Visitation (church and school). Our Pastoral Coordinator is Deacon Jim Fish who comes to us from Bellarmine Prep and Holy Cross. Our Priest will be Fr. Martin Bourke of Immaculate Conception and several other parishes over the years. Here is a fun fact... Fr. Bourke celebrated Mr. Gabe Farias' First Communion in the late 1990's!! For additional information, as well as photos, check out the church's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ourladyoftheholyrosarytacoma/posts/?ref=page_internal

    Purchase Free Dress

    You may purchase "free dress" for the last week of school for your child. The cost is $25 per student and can be paid in the office with Berenice. This is good for June 11 - 15, 2018.

    Thank You!!

    Thank you to Mr. Downing, Ms. Nuria, the students, and all of the parents who helped put together an AMAZING Peter Pan, Jr. It was so much fun to watch!! The scenery was beautiful. The costumes were fantastic. The kids were incredible. It was a lot of work, but those in the audience enjoyed it!!

    Depave Schedule!!

    We will be completing our Depave project this summer, as we create a new play field and a garden....as well as a new play area! Here is the schedule of events:
    • Open House on May 30th at 6 pm in the school. Pizza and beverages are provided. Come and share your ideas and questions.
    • The prep work for the Depave will be June 18-22. This is done by contractors.
    • Community Depave will be Saturday, June 23rd. THIS IS WHEN WE NEED YOU!!!!!!!
    • We have a crew on hand to do any work we are not able to do that Saturday the following week (June 25-28) and if people want to help when the crew is there they are more than welcome to join. My hope is that we can get 100 people on site, so each of us only need to remove 10’ x 10’, which is really doable in 3 hours.
    • Post-Depave transformation work will be July 11-22. This is done by contractors.

    Our Name Change is Official!

    We have received an official letter from Archbishop Sartain's office that our name change is official. Our new name is Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy!! We are in the process of transferring everything from bank info to uniform logos! For now, hold off on purchasing any uniforms for next year. Remember, you are welcome to use what you have as long as it fits and is in good condition. ..even with the old logo. The new items will be out soon...from new vendors!
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    MAP Testing for Grades 2-8

    Tuesday, May 15th, 8am to Thursday, May 24th, 3pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    No School for Memorial Day

    Friday, May 25th, 8am to Monday, May 28th, 3pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    Paintball Trip from the Auction

    Tuesday, May 29th, 8am-3pm

    20818 Jansky Road East

    Graham, WA

    Field Trip forms required to attend. This is ONLY available to students who purchased this through the auction or received their ticket in the raffle. No extra students.

    AAPPL Testing for Grades 2 - 5 (Speaking and Listening)

    Tuesday, May 29th, 8am to Thursday, May 31st, 3pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    4th and 5th Grade Mt Rainier Trip

    Wednesday, May 30th, 8:30am-3pm

    Mt Rainier National Park, Washington, USA


    If you are able to chaperone, please contact Mr. Anderson (janderson@hrrsjda.org)

    DEPAVE Meeting

    Wednesday, May 30th, 6pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    Come and join us at this open house to discuss ideas for this summer's DEPAVE project. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Kids are welcome!

    Parent Service Commitee Meeting

    Thursday, May 31st, 8:15am

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    Green Room near Front Office!


    Thursday, May 31st, 1:30-2:30pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    $100 Commitment per Family is required

    Electives/End of Trimester Assembly

    Friday, June 1st, 2pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    Celebrate student achievement and get a peak at what the students did in their 3rd trimester electives!

    Roller Skating (Auction Item)

    Monday, June 4th, 11:30am-1:30pm

    2101 Mildred Street West

    Fircrest, WA

    Field trip forms required to attend

    8th Grade Retreat

    Tuesday, June 5th, 8am-5pm

    Yelm, WA, USA

    Yelm, WA

    Field Trip forms required

    Student Council Speeches and Elections

    Wednesday, June 6th, 8am-3pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    Elections for the 18-19 Student Council!

    Graduation Mass & Breakfast

    Thursday, June 7th, 9am

    520 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    Join us for the 8th Grade Graduation Mass at 9 am with Fr. Francis. 8th grade families (including siblings) are invited to attend a special breakfast (in the auditorium) immediately following mass.

    8th Grade Graduation

    Thursday, June 7th, 6pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 8th graders and bid them farewell!

    Field Day

    Wednesday, June 13th, 10am-3pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    We will have one Field Day for the Pre-K 3 & 4 and another for the K-8 grade.

    Last Day of School!!

    Friday, June 15th, 12pm

    504 South 30th Street

    Tacoma, WA

    Noon dismissal and NO EXTENDED CARE.