Hawk Happenings: May 30th

Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal


This is a very special week for the 2nd graders who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion with Fr. Francis. They have a rehearsal tonight at 6 pm and then their big day is this Sunday at the noon mass at Holy Rosary. In order to prepare for this, the kids have gone through months of studies and had their First Reconciliation. This is a very special event, as it allows the children to more fully participate in the mass experience, by receiving Jesus through the Holy Eucharist. Please join us on Sunday if you are available and/or say a special prayer for the kids.

Have a wonderful week and don't forget to check out all of the upcoming events, including the open house informational meeting on Depave tonight at 6 pm...complete with pizza!


Katie Dempsey

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Upcoming Events:

This Week:

  • Wednesday, May 30th - 4th/5th Mt. Rainier trip, Communication envelopes go home today, Depave Family Open House at 6 pm with pizza and beverages...kids are welcome, First Holy Communion practice at 6 pm in the church

  • Thursday, May 31st - PSC meeting at 8:15, Yearbooks are on sale in the office, Free Dress for WalkaThon, WalkaThon in the afternoon (pledge envelopes due today!!!), Communication envelopes due to the office today, Principal for the Day...Mr. Caleb Chaloner

  • Friday, June 1st - Mass at 9 am, Electives/End of the Year Award ceremony at 2 pm in the auditorium.

  • Sunday, June 3rd - First Holy Communion at the noon mass, Corpus Christi processional to St. Joe's church and picnic in the convent garden at 3 pm

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.

Roller Skating - Permission Slips Due!

Permission slips were sent him last week for the roller skating party that was sold at the auction earlier this year. We have a lot of students going, so we are not selling any more spaces. If you have NOT turned in your child's permission slip, though, please turn it in no later than THIS FRIDAY! Students will not be able to go roller skating if they do not turn in their completed and signed permission slip, even if the item was purchased at the auction. If you need a new slip, please stop by the office or contact Sarah at smckinney@hrrsjda.org. Thanks! The event is in Monday, June 4th. It will be a blast.

Yearbooks are on sale! Limited Quantity Available...Buy Yours Now!

The yearbooks have arrived. They are filled with more than 20 pages of memories in full color. Buy yours starting tomorrow! First come, first served...limited number of copies available. The cost is $20 and the book can be purchased in the front office.

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.

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! Winner of Pretzel raffle will be announced!

Roller Skating (Auction Item)

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

2101 Mildred Street West

Fircrest, WA

Field trip forms required to attend

7th Grade Award Ceremony

Tuesday, June 5th, 12pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Students receiving awards are Galilea (academic), Valeria (co-curricular), Adam (community), and Alexandra (faith). Refreshments immediately following the ceremony.

8th Grade Retreat

Tuesday, June 5th, 8am-5pm

Yelm, WA, USA

Yelm, WA

Field Trip forms required

Students may bring swimwear, but it must be APPROPRIATE. For girls, only one piece swimsuits...no cut outs, tankinis, or low cut.

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!

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Tuesday, June 12th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for a volunteer appreciation pancake breakfast! It is our special way of thanking our amazing volunteers!

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.

Pre-K Adios Amigos! Last Day for Pre-K (noon dismissal)!

Thursday, June 14th, 10am-12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us for this special event to honor our Pre-k students. We will have a program showcasing student talent and then a taco bar. Students dismiss at noon...for the year!

Kindergarten Graduation - Last day for Kindergarten

Thursday, June 14th, 6pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

This is the last day for our kindergarteners. There will be a special performance, certificates, and cake/cookies. Join us!

Last Day of School!!

Friday, June 15th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon dismissal and NO EXTENDED CARE.