Hawk Happenings: Dec. 13th

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy Community

Message from the Principal

Happy Wednesday!

We are looking forward to a fantastic Christmas Program this Friday. Students need to be dressed in their costumes and at the school promptly at 6 pm. The kids will go straight to their classrooms. We will start the program at 6:30 pm in the school auditorium and seats can be saved at 6 pm. Each of the classes will take part in the program with songs and acting of the Christmas play. Bring family with you to enjoy this beautiful show for the Christmas season. Remember, the elevator works, so if the stairs are a barrier for anyone, you can take the elevator!

Don't forget that the Crab Feed/Auction Procurements of $100 per family are due THIS Friday. If it is not turned in to the office by this Friday, Dec. 15th, the fee will increase to $150 for those families. Remember that you may also turn in gift cards/certificates or tickets to sporting events with a value of at least $100.00. If you have any questions, please contact Berenice at office@hrrsjda.org or 253-272-7012. The annual Crab Feed and Auction is a fantastic event, so if you've never attended, be sure to attend this year! It is at Bellarmine Prep on Feb. 10th. Dinner (crab and prime rib), auction, and dancing...so much fun!

This will be the last weekly newsletter until after the New Year. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every family at our school. Your gifts and talents are what makes our school so special. We are blessed to have such a wonderful community with these incredible children and we want to wish each and every family a blessed Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!


Katie Dempsey


P.S. There is a lot of info in this week's newsletter, so please make sure to scroll through the entire newsletter!

Scenes from the School this Week!

Upcoming Events:

This Week:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13th - Statements go home today!
  • Thursday, Dec. 14th - Ugly Sweater contest for all students (with prizes) & Christmas Door Contest
  • Friday, Dec. 15th - Crab Feed/Auction Procurement of $100 due Today, No All School Mass, Pizza Party for Coin Contest Winners (1st Grade!!), Christmas Program at 6:30 pm (students arrive to their classrooms in costume at 6 pm), Tamales and Atole will be sold before and after the show.

Next Week:

  • Monday, Dec. 18th - Pajamas and movie day for all students (PK3 - 8th grade)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19th - Noon Dismissal (No Extended Care after school). All students must be picked up by 12:15 pm this day!


  • Auction/Crab Feed Procurement of $100 is due Friday, Dec. 15th. After that, the fee goes up to $150. Please don't miss the deadline.
  • Statements go this week. Reminder...tuition is due on the 5th of the month (unless you are on FACTS) and all other fees are due as soon as statements are received. Thanks to all who pay promptly. We appreciate it!!

Thank You!!

  • Jackie Lemus for her AMAZING Nativity display near the front office.
  • Ms. Lizbeth and the Garibay Family for putting up our Christmas trees in the auditorium.
  • Families for bringing flowers for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass.
  • Christina and Jared Matheson for bringing several bouquets of extra flowers for kids!
  • All who brought in coins for the coin drive. Our school made $526.64!! This will go towards the Parent Fundraising goal in our annual budget, along with the chocolate sale, tamale/atole sale, and other items throughout the year. The goal for parent fundraising is $20,000 and we are already on our way!

Ugly Sweater Contest for Students Tomorrow!

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Change in Lunch on Friday!

Since we will be practicing for the Christmas Program and the auditorium will be off limits during school on Friday, the students will eat lunch in their rooms. Because of this, we will have sandwiches (sack lunch) instead of hot lunch this Friday.

Pajamas, Blankets, and Movies...on Monday!

We are having a pajama and movie day on Monday. Students can come dressed in appropriate pajamas and bring a blanket and we will watch a special Christmas movie with fresh popcorn. Make sure your student has shoes for playing outside, as well.

Tamale and Atole Sale!!


Are you looking to make your next meal festive and delicious??? Support the Parent Club's Fundraising efforts and enjoy fabulous food prepared by Ms. Lizbeth and her crew! These will be sold before and after the Christmas Program on a first come, first served basis.

What: Tamale and Atole Sale

When: Friday, Dec. 15th at 6 pm

Where: Holy Rosary Auditorium

Cost: $2.00/Tamal or $20.00/Dozen Tamales


If you have questions, please contact Ms. Lizbeth at eduran@hrrsjda.org.

From the Development Office:

Last Call for $100 Crab Feed Family Commitments: DUE DECEMBER 15th

Each Holy Rosary family is required to contribute to the annual Crab Feed. Similar to last year, we will accept donations equal to or greater than $100 in value in the form of cash or check, gift cards to local restaurants, businesses, sporting events, or places of interest. Families may also provide vouchers for goods and services such as catering, lawn maintenance, baked goods, etc.

***Items are subject to procurement committee approval.***

The $100 fee can easily be paid online to: https://hrrsjda.ejoinme.org/procurement2018 or in the office.
If payments are not made by December 15th, the fee goes up to $150 per family.

Annual Fund Update...Good News!!

Thank you to all of our families that have given to our Annual Fund Appeal. We have exceeded our participation goal and hit 54%! Since we have met the participation goal, we will receive the $20,000 donation that Ms. Dempsey was able to secure. The Annual Fund Appeal is so important to our school as it supports new curriculum and materials, teachers' salaries, and is raising funds for new playground equipment. Our goal is $146,000 so we still have a long way to go! We have raised/pledged $73,670 for the Annual Fund/Playground. Please consider a one-time donation, or a monthly donation of $25 a month for 10 months which provides a $250 donation. You can easily donate online: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew

A big thanks to the following families/staff for your Annual Fund Appeal/Playground Equipment donations:

Bridget Yaden & Jeff Smith

Richard & Stephanie Hernandez

Jeff & Claudia Klein

Jesse & Amanda Schweickert

Daryl & Raquel Lambrecht

Javier & Anita Lemus

Paul & Janel Martin

Juliet Quintero

Katie Dempsey

Casey & Sarah McKinney

Epitacio Garibay & Erika Ruelas

Sergio & Carrie Hernandez

Efrain & Patty Montes

Doris Silva

Alberto & Amparo Farias

Patrea & Josh Fernandez

Nuria Rodriguez

Don & Kelly Robertson

David Sanchez Garcia & Karen Ramirez Aguirre

Rosaline Y Tientcheu

Justin & Rebecca Inouye

Gabriel Farias

Kelly Robertson

Timur Kuzu & Christina Lorella-Kuzu

Dave Boynton & Melissa Kennedy

Shane & Valerie Pettit

Berenice Williams

John Downing

Marseille Grimaldi

Lizbeth Duran

Kaelyn Holguin

Else Wingert

Steve & Rhonda Kristoff

Alishia Agee-Cooper

Oscar & Diane Mendez

Michael & Julie Milasich

Janice Wassenaar

Sonia Ceballos

Bryan & Gina Cole

DC & Analy Grant

Bill & Jennifer Pickles

Alex & Amy Gibson

Christian & Nichole Gerling

Justin & Rebecca Inouye

David Sanchez Garcia & Karen Ramirez Aguirre

Craig Smith & Meg Lee

Jared & Christina Matheson

Gricelda Gonzalez

Thomas & Theresa Ramos

Melissa Curtis

Greg & Megan Failla

Camai Catlin

Christian & Jessica Jordan

Nadia Gordon

Serette & Sabine Thomas

Emily Hadley & Deborah McCarthy

Emmanuel & Kylie Muñoz

Daniel & Veronica Ceria

Morgan & Lisa Blackmore

Patrick & Sarah Johnson
Levon & Celine Williams
Alyson Summers
Julio & Alyssa Illich

Shanan O’Driscoll & Matt Hedges

Sophia Carasos Garza
Erik & Juana Gallegos

Daniel & Kayla Proctor

Sherwin & Fene Gonzales
Carl Tweeten & Sofia Zapata

Colleen & Ralph Thomson

Heather Young & Ken Clifton

James Chaloner

Auction Procurement of $100 DUE

Friday, Dec. 15th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

We will accept donations equal to or greater than $100 in value in the form of cash, check, gift cards to local restaurants, businesses, sporting events, or places of interest. Vouchers for goods and services such as catering. Lawn maintenance, baked goods etc. are also accepted.


After Dec. 15th, the procurement is $150.00.

Christmas Program

Friday, Dec. 15th, 6:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

  • Students are to be dropped at their classrooms at 6 pm (unless otherwise noted).
  • Tamales and atole will be sold in the cafeteria (cash sales only)
  • Seating starts at 6 pm. The show begins at 6:30 pm.

Noon Dismissal (No Afternoon Extended Care)

Tuesday, Dec. 19th, 12pm to Tuesday, Jan. 2nd 2018 at 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

We are having a noon dismissal for Christmas Vacation and will not have afternoon Extended Care on Tuesday, Dec. 19th.

School Begins for the New Year!

Tuesday, Jan. 2nd 2018 at 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Before and after school extended care is available.