Hawk Happenings

News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: Mar. 1st

Happy Wednesday!

It has been a busy last week and a half. In the past 7 days, I have had the opportunity to meet with 69 families for tuition contract meetings. As I sit down with people and we discuss the financial situation for the coming year, I am reminded of the struggles our families are facing and the commitment they have to our school and our community. I know it is not always easy to get the kids to school for families who live far away and it is a sacrifice for so many who are facing financial difficulties. What has impressed me, though, is how often people have a skill/talent (in lieu of financial resources) to help our community succeed...and how willing families are to help! Parents are happy to help with painting, construction, cleaning, working in the classrooms, serving meals in the cafeteria, and so much more. Being a school whose mission is to serve all families, regardless of financial ability can be challenging. We couldn't make it work without everyone's help (time, talent, and treasure). Thank you for all you do. A special thank you to everyone who has signed their contract for next year. I am so excited to report that we have signed a total of 162 kids up already (141 in the last 7 days alone!!)...and we still have 6 months to go. The first Pre-K 4 classroom is almost full and we will have 2 kindergarten classes next year! The deadline for the $150/$300 registration is March 24th.

It was nice seeing so many people at Ash Wednesday Mass this morning. I want to wish everyone a reflective Lenten season.

Have a wonderful week!


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events:

Thursday: Immigration Prayer Group 8:30 am at the church. All School Mass at 9 am

Friday: Pajamas for the Read-In!!

Next Week:

Wednesday, March 8th: Sports and Spring Photos ("Sunday Best" for Spring Photos, Sports Jerseys for Sports Photos). Read-a-Thon money is DUE!

Read-a-Thon Ends FRIDAY!

READATHON is almost to an end!

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope you’re enjoying all your reading time! This Friday will be our Read-in day where the kids can wear their pajamas and will get some reading time starting at 1:30 pm in the classrooms!

Some things to keep in mind for the end of the Readathon:

  • Keep collecting donations for the pages you are reading

  • The two top fundraisers for the school will choose between:



  • Parents: If you would like to join the Read-in, please talk to your teacher

  • The kids have through the weekend to raise more money and collect money that you have raised.

  • Have fun reading and celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 2nd!

Donations to be turned in by March 8th

Parent-Teacher Conferences!! Sign Up Now!!

Please sign up for parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, March 16th or Friday, March 17th.

Here are the links to sign up:

Pre-K 3 (Ms. Mareseille): http://signup.com/go/JrTHTE

Pre-K 4A (Ms. Raquel): http://signup.com/go/cKWpmw

Pre-K 4B (Ms. Sonia): http://signup.com/go/zcKC9T

Kindergarten (Ms. Nuria): http://signup.com/go/asZU6M

1st/2nd (Mrs. Williams): http://signup.com/go/fMRvJT

3rd/4th (Mrs. Nolting and Mrs. Silva): http://signup.com/go/pyxsyw

5th/6th (Mr. Downing): http://signup.com/go/8EumC4

7th/8th (Mr. Farias): http://signup.com/go/RP5WvY

Math (Mr. Ivan): http://signup.com/go/UfSLeW

Report cards will go home on Wednesday, March 8th.

Immigration Group Update!

Thank you to all who emailed me with resources. We are compiling a list to hand out to families. If you would like to be included on this resource list, please email me. Thank you for your willingness to support all members of our school family/community! The response and support has been overwhelming.

Noon Dismissal

Thursday, March 16th, 12pm to Friday, March 17th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care is Available!

Conferences/Book Fair

Thursday, March 16th, 12pm to Friday, March 17th, 5:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held from 1 pm - 5:20 pm

The Book Fair will be in the portable at the same time as conferences!

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy

Contact Me:

Berenice Williams, Office Manager