Hawk Happenings!

Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Happy Wednesday!


Brrr...it is so cold in the mornings. Don't forget to send the kiddos with a winter jacket. Also, if you are missing one, they are starting to fill up the lost and found...already!

I want to let you know of a big change at Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy. Ms. Berenice, aka "Queen B", has made the difficult decision to leave our little community. We are sad to see her go but happy for a new opportunity that has presented itself in her life. Her last day with us will be Thursday, Oct. 10th. If you have a chance to send her an email or stop by to wish her well, that would be great. We love Berenice and will miss her and I know she feels the same. On a positive note, we are blessed to have Mrs. Nina Tatum replace her. Nina has been a cherished part of our Parent Service Committee as the Social Chair and has done a fantastic job organizing events such as the Fall Festival, Parent-Teacher Conference Potlucks, and Teacher Appreciation events. If you are interested in the Social Chair position, please join us for tomorrow morning's meeting at 8 am or email me at kdempsey@holyrosarybilingual.org. Also, Nina will be training next week so feel free to stop by and congratulate her on the new job! I know we will be in good hands.

Have a great week!


Katie Dempsey


Goodbye, Queen B!

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Upcoming Events!

  • Wednesday: Picture Day is today!
  • Thursday: Spirit Gear, Parent Service Committee at 8 am
  • Friday: Chocolate money is due today. Pink forms for the school directory are due today. Mass at 9 am hosted by Grade 6. Families and friends are welcome!!
  • Sunday: CYO Cross Country Meet from 2pm - 4pm at Mt. Tahoma High School. Come and support our little Hawks!

Next Week:

  • MAP Testing begins next week and will run for 2 weeks. Make sure the kids are on time for school!
  • No school on Friday, Oct. 11th for an Archdiocesan Retreat Day.
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Snow Day Survey

Please take 30 seconds of your time to provide some feedback to us about our decision making regarding Snow Days! Thanks! We appreciate the feedback.


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Note from the Bookkeeper:

This is a friendly reminder that tuition paid through the office is due on the 10th of the month (next Thursday). Statements will be emailed on Thursday. All other monthly charges (i.e. Extended Care and Meal charges for the prior month) are due by the end of the month. If you still are not set up on FACTs and want to be so that you can auto pay on the 10th and/or the 25th of each month, please contact Kelly at finance@holyrosarybilingual.org.
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Annual Appeal...and Much, Much More!

From the Development Director:

With just a couple weeks complete in the new school year, I hope that everyone is transitioning well into the back to school routine. It is great to see so many familiar faces and new families too. Our Annual Fund Appeal kicks off in September and ends on November 15th. This is our first major fundraiser of the year. The goal for this fund is $100,000. Your gift towards this fund provides a quality educational program for your student(s), new curriculum and materials, staff training, financial aid, and many other initiatives. There is a minimum donation of $25 for each family. If a donation is not made by November 15, 2019 a $50 charge will be billed out.

You can choose to make a one time donation or you can pledge a monthly amount. Consider giving $25 a month for ten months which provides a total donation of $250. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can easily be made online by visiting the following link: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew

Thank you to the staff and families that have already donated!

A unas semanas de haber comenzado el año escolar, espero que todos estén teniendo una buena transición de regreso a clases. Es un gusto ver tantas caras conocidas al igual que nuevas familias. Nuestra recaudación de fondos, Apelación al Fondo Anual, inicia en septiembre y concluye el 15 de noviembre. Esta es nuestra primera gran recaudación de fondos del año. El objetivo de esta recaudación es de $ 100,000. Su donación a este fondo proporciona un programa educativo de calidad para su/s estudiante/s, nuevo plan de estudios y materiales, capacitación del personal, ayuda financiera y muchas otras iniciativas. Un donativo mínimo de $25 por familia es requerido. De no realizar una donación a más tardar 15 de noviembre del 2019, se le facturará a la familia un cargo de $50. Puede optar por hacer un solo donativo o comprometerse a hacer la donación mensual. Considere hacer una donación de $25 al mes por un periodo de diez (10) meses lo cual será una donación total de $250. Todas las donaciones son deducible de impuestos. Puede hacer una donación facilmente en el siguiente enlace: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew ¡Gracias al personal y a todas las familias que han donado!

Amazon Smile:

Do you shop on Amazon? If so, there is a very simple way to support our school. Go to smile.amazon.com and choose Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy for the charity you would like to support. For any family that was already signed up, we were previously listed as Academia Juan Diego. You can easily update by changing the organization and searching our new name Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy. The school receives a portion of any purchases made. Just be sure when you shop you login at smile.amazon.com


Have you heard of iGive.com? If you have not, it is a great opportunity to support our school by shopping at over 1,700 online retailers. All you have to do is go to the following link to get started: http://www.igive.com/iNZ78dE Once there, select Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy and a portion of the profits will go to our school. It's that simple!! Retailers include JC Penny, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart and so many more. It is a quick and easy way to support our school.

-Sarah McKinney

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Virtus/Safe Environment

All adults who volunteer with (or around) children must complete a 3 hour Virtus class and a background check. The class is good for 3 years!! Here is a list of upcoming classes in the area:

10-6-19 St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Tacoma @ 12:00 PM

10-12-19 All Saints Catholic Church, Puyallup @ 9:30 AM

10-24-19 Holy Cross Catholic Church, Tacoma @ 5:30 PM

10-26-19 St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tacoma @ 10:00 AM

Go to virtus.org to register for a class and complete your background check.

MAP Testing Window for Grades 2 - 8 (Reading, LA, and Math)

Monday, Sep. 23rd, 8am to Friday, Oct. 18th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

For more information on the testing, which is done through Ipads or computers, click on: https://www.nwea.org/map-growth/

Photo Day - Individual and Class

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 8am-2:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Chocolate Fundraiser

Friday, Sep. 13th, 3pm to Friday, Oct. 4th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

CYO Cross Country Meet

Sunday, Oct. 6th, 2-4pm

4634 South 74th Street

Tacoma, WA

No School for Archdiocesan Retreat Day

Friday, Oct. 11th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Progress Reports Go Home

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parent-Teacher Conferences (Noon Dismissal)

Thursday, Oct. 24th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care is available for the regular fee.

Parent-Teacher Conferences (Noon Dismissal)

Friday, Oct. 25th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care is available for the regular fee.

Harvest Festival

Sunday, Oct. 27th, 1pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Contact Nina Tatum, our Social Chair, if you would like to volunteer for this event! Her email is: ntatum@holyrosarybilingual.org.