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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Happy Monday?!

Hello, Folks.

I am sending the email early this week to remind everyone about Ash Wednesday. We will have mass at 9 am this Wednesday in the school auditorium. We hope that you can join us. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the period known as Lent in the Catholic Church. It is a time of preparation as we journey toward Easter and the celebration of Eternal Life. The focus is on prayer, fasting, and giving. Even though most people focus on giving something up during this time (such as chocolate!), many others add something such as prayer as a way of growing closer to God on this journey. The period lasts for 40 days. During this time, we do not eat meat on Fridays (or on Ash Wednesday) and those between the ages of 18 and 59 are required to fast, which is why the day before Lent is called Fat Tuesday! It is the last day before fasting begins... :)

I hope that, no matter what you do during this time, the period of Lent gives you the opportunity to closer to God and to appreciate the many gifts that He has given us, not the least of which is Eternal Life.

Have a wonderful week!


Katie Dempsey


P.S. There is a lot of important information below, so please scroll through the entire newsletter.

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Very Important Upcoming Items:

Wed, March 6th - Ash Wednesday (Mass at 9am), Communication envelopes go home, Report Cards Go Home

Thurs, March 7th - Spirit Gear, Communication Envelopes Returned to Office, Read-a-Thon Celebration for the Kids (Pledges DUE Today)

Fri, March 8th - No school mass

Next Week:

Wednesday, March 13th - Noon Dismissal, Afternoon Conferences & Book Fair

Thursday, March 14th - Noon Dismissal, Afternoon Conferences & Book Fair

Friday, March 15th - No School for Students (Staff Professional Development)

Saturday, March 16th - Spring Fling at 5 pm (see info below)

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Tacoma News Tribune Story on HR Church/Change in Gate Protocol

If you haven't seen the latest news story on the church, check out this link from the Tacoma News Tribune: https://www.thenewstribune.com/latest-news/article226883704.html. Q13 was by today, so they may have a story very soon...

Based on the recent interest on the church, we will be keeping the gate near Delin Street (by the church) closed and locked during the school day. Please do not park in the back parking lot in the morning unless you are staying at the school all day. We don't want your car to get locked in! Since parking is limited on the side and we can't park in the spaces designated for the Parish Office, please feel free to park along the edge of the circle in front of the church, if the spots in front of the school are taken. Thank you!

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OOPS! Lunch Calendar Mistake!

We apologize for the mistake in this month's lunch menu. Please click on the photo below for the updated menu! Please note that, on early release days like next Wed and Thurs, lunch is only provided for students staying at Extended Care.
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Sign Up Now for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Trimester 2 conferences will be held on our two noon dismissal days, March 13th and 14th, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Please click on a link below to sign up to meet with your child’s/children’s teacher/s. The spots are 20 minutes in length.

Ms. Marseille http://signup.com/go/uXhsgep

Ms. Juliet and Ms. Wendy http://signup.com/go/USTUpbO

Ms. Patty http://signup.com/go/xQqmdno

Ms. Raquel and Ms. Nilsa http://signup.com/go/kqSsvJc

Mrs. Farias http://signup.com/go/qohNvoa

Ms. Allen and Ms. Williams http://signup.com/go/hBghDWJ

Ms. Sonia http://signup.com/go/LbSNhLH

Mr. Kelah http://signup.com/go/WiNYAcQ

Mr. Anderson http://signup.com/go/YcHqJys

Mr. Ivan http://signup.com/go/mevKnmV

Mr. Farias http://signup.com/go/YSxMugC

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We Want to Hear from You!

We are re-evaluating the grading system for next year and would like your feedback. Please take the very brief survey below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LDNXH7S

Thank you for your time!

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Book Fair!

Join us for the spring Book Fair. It will be held in the portables in back of the school on Wed and Thurs, March 13th and 14th from 12 pm - 5:30 pm. Our spring goal is to reach 313 books sold or $2,500 in sales. This can be done at the event or online. You can even share it out to friends and family through FB and we will get the proceeds if they use the link below!

Online Book fair web site-


The online fair shopping starts March 6th -March 19th.

If anyone would like to volunteer to help, please sign up at:

https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/7i144OH2s We could use your help!

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Tiffiny Yi atTiffinyyi@gmail.com or 253-241-0381

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Spring Fling: Are You Signed Up?

The Spring Fling is coming up on March 16th at 5 pm in the school auditorium! Thank you to Mr. Tomas Ramos for putting everything together on this. Once again, this year, Mr. Ramos is planning to offer this wonderful event free of charge. In order to do that, we need to have people volunteer to bring/donate goodies (and help with set-up and clean-up). You can use the following link to sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2685635/false#/invitation

Also, students interested in participating in the Lip Sync event, please email vitesseinitial@yahoo.com to include the song you are wanting to perform.

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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 6th, 9-10:15am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us for Ash Wednesday Mass

Read-a-Thon Celebration Day

Thursday, March 7th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Students will celebrate the end of the Read-a-Thon and pledges are due

Noon Dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 13th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon Dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 14th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No School - Staff Professional Development

Friday, March 15th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No School for Students

Spring Fling

Saturday, March 16th, 5pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please sign up to bring something special!