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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Happy Wednesday!

Dear Families,

I hope you are all having a wonderful Holy Week. Just a few short days until the blessings of Easter are upon us. Time is going so quickly. When we return from Spring Break, we will be in May! That means, May Crowning, the Auction, MAP testing, and so much more!

Speaking of the auction, we are in need of your help. This is our final big event of the year. Our budgeted goal for this event is $50,000. I was talking with our staff yesterday about the importance of this fundraiser. We need everyone's help to make it a success. That means both volunteers and paying guests! Right now, we have few volunteers and not too many tickets sold. This is a real problem!! The money we make at this event is used to supplement our budget from teacher/staff salaries to curriculum materials, electricity, and everything in between.

It is important to remember that the actual cost to educate every child in our care is $7,150. So, even our "full pay" families who are not on financial assistance are still receiving a subsidy of $1,100 per child (K-8) to fill the gap between the full pay tuition amount of $6050 and the actual cost of $7150. If you are receiving a financial aid package, the gap is even larger. We want to continue to keep our tuition reasonable, while providing a high-quality dual-language program, but we need you to make it all work! So, please help support our school by purchasing tickets to come to the event, bringing family and friends, or volunteering. All tickets MUST be purchased by Monday, April 29th. The link is: https://hrba.ejoinme.org/auction2019_tickets Help us spread the word.

Thank you for your help and have a wonderful week! Don't forget to join us for Living Stations on Friday at 10:30 and then we have a 12 pm dismissal with NO Extended Care.

Katie Dempsey


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Very Important Upcoming Items:

  • Wednesday, April 17th: Communication Envelopes Go Home
  • Thursday, April 18th: Communication Envelopes Returned to the Office, Pay2Dress for $2 (per student) or Spirit Gear for free
  • Friday, April 19th: No Mass due to Good Friday. We WILL, however, have the Living Stations of the Cross presented by the 7th and 8th graders from 10:30 - 11:30 am, followed by a noon (12 pm) dismissal...No Extended Care!!

Next Week: No School due to Spring Break!

From the Development Office:


The Kentucky Derby is Coming! Get your auction tickets today...Last day to purchase tickets is Monday, April 29th!

You can easily purchase your tickets here: https://hrba.ejoinme.org/auction2019_tickets

Please join us to celebrate, our annual Auction on Saturday, May 4. Please note our annual auction has moved to May (formerly Crab Feed). Please join us for a Kentucky Derby themed event; Hats for Ladies and Ties for Gents. Enjoy southern cuisine, beer, wine, silent and live auction, and dancing. This is a very important event for our school uniting current school families, alumni, and Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy supporters.

Date: May 4, 2019

Doors Open: 5:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm

Cost: $60 per person

Location: Holy Cross Catholic Church

5510 N 44th St. Tacoma

If you are still in need of volunteer hours, we could use your help. We have multiple opportunities to assist. We will need help with set-up, event assistance, clean-up and more. Would you be willing to bake a dessert for our dessert dash or donate wine for the auction games?

Please sign up here: https://hrba.ejoinme.org/auction2019

See the volunteer tab on the top of the website.

Got Pics?? We Need You!

Have you taken pictures at special events this year and you want to share those for the yearbook? Ms. Nina would love to get those, since she is doing the yearbook this year. You can upload them at: plicbooks.com/go/YZBsz

Alice in Wonderland

The school is excited to announce that we have the Missoula Children’s Theater coming to our school to work with the students (K-8th) on a production of Alice in Wonderland. This will be an intensive week long production. Two professional actors will be coaching the students and will provide two workshops during the week for the entire school. The cost to participate will be $50 due May 1st. Forms to participate will be provided.

Please save these dates if you are interested in participating.

  • Practices will be from 3pm-5pm and 5:15pm -7:15pm, May 13-May 17th. Not all students will be needed at both practices.

  • Performances will be on Friday evening, May 17th at 6:30pm and Saturday, May 18th at 3pm. Students will need to arrive by 1:30pm for the Saturday performance.

VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We need volunteers.

  • Two host families to host each actor from May 12th – May 19th. The only requirement is that they have their own room. However, one of the actors is allergic to cats.

  • 1 or 2 parents to help during the practices to make sure the students are in the correct location. Sign up will be provided for each session.

Please contact Amanda Schweickert, amanda.p.schweickert@gmail.com or Claudia Klein,carmen-klein@hotmail.com to volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities We Need Your Help!

We will have multiple opportunities coming up in the month of May to fulfill your volunteer hours. Please remember, if your volunteer hours are not fulfilled, you will be billed at $20 an hour.

Auction - May 3 - 4

We need your help to make our auction a success! We have multiple opportunities to assist.This is a great opportunity to get a bulk of your required volunteer hours.We will need help with set-up, event assistance, clean-up, and more. Would you be willing to bake a dessert for our dessert dash or donate wine for the auction games? Please see the sign-up below.


Teacher Appreciation - May 10

The time has come. Our biggest Teacher Appreciation Day yet is rapidly approaching. Staff will receive a special catered lunch and we’ll end the day with a special assembly where selected students from each grade will rehearse a short but sweet message along with gift from the entire class to give to their teacher. There are many areas that we need extra hands to make this day a success, so go check it out and sign up to help today!


Alice in Wonderland (Missoula Theatre Program) - May 17 - 18

We will be offering a mini theatre program this spring. We are looking for volunteers to host the actors, and volunteers to help during the week with rehearsals. Check out the sign up below.


Noon Dismissal for Good Friday (No Extended Care)

Friday, April 19th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No School - Easter Vacation

Monday, April 22nd, 8am to Friday, April 26th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

May Crowning

Friday, May 3rd, 9am

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please bring a flower!!