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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal - Aug. 17, 2018

Hello and Happy Friday!

We just have one week to go before families come back to drop off supplies! Don’t forget to stop by on Friday (from 8 am - 12 pm) if you want to visit the teachers and drop off supplies. Our hallway is getting put back together (thank you, Jose Luis!). The demo is done, as is the sheetrock, and painting. Monday and Tuesday, all fire alarm speakers will be put back and we will have all new LED lighting installed in the hallway. This will make it energy efficient and bright!! We need your help with clean up on Wednesday. If you have time on Wednesday or Thursday, please come by to help us with removing the protective material from the hallway, sweeping, and dusting, dusting, dusting! We will be at the school from 7:30 - 3:30 so come anytime...but make sure to wear your grubby clothes. We will provide dust masks and gloves.

We are asking for A LOT of volunteer help for this next week and we really appreciate any assistance that you can provide. From taking Mr. Kelah to get groceries (see request below) to dusting at the school and making everything shine for the first day of school...we couldn’t do it without you. So, thank you...and let us know if you can help.

Have a blessed week!

Katie Dempsey

P.S. If you have a child in Pre-K, keep an eye out for a special newsletter just for you. It has important info about drop off, pick up, and much more!

Volunteer Needed to Welcome Mr. Kelah!

Mr. Kelah will be arriving on Tuesday evening from Texas. As he has not been able to find an apartment yet, we are having him stay at the old convent (the Parish Office building) for a week or 2. During this time, he will not have a car. If you are able to assist with taking him shopping or helping him locate an apartment, we would really appreciate it. Also, we have an inflatable mattress for him, but if you have a twin or full size bed to loan us for the 2 weeks (and you can bring it over to set it up), that would be fantastic!! Please contact Ms. Dempsey at kdempsey@holyrosarybilingual.org if you can help. Thank you!

Calling All Volunteers

Next week, we will be in need of help around the school. Here are some options:
  • Clean-up from all of the dust during construction
  • General dusting and cleaning around the school
  • Help moving desk and setting up classrooms
  • Decorating bulletin boards
  • Musician (piano player) needed to play at our school masses on Fridays. If you can help us, please contact Ms. Dempsey at kdempsey@holyrosarybilingual.org.

If you can help us, please contact Berenice at office@holyrosarybilingual.org or 253-272-7012. The teachers and staff really appreciate your help. Thank you!!

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Reminder: Tuition Payments Due in August!!

Don’t forget...tuition payments go from August through May. So, if you have not made your August payment, please take care of that. If you are on FACTS, you are all set. The payments are deducted on the 10th, the 25th, or split between the two dates (depending on what you selected). Thank you to all who have signed up for FACTS. You make life so much easier for all of us and hopefully, you as well. If you still want to sign up, it’s not too late. Just go to: https://online.factsmgt.com/sign in/4CD0S. It is easy to do and takes one important item off your mind this school year. If you need help with your account or FACTS, contact Kelly at finance@holyrosarybilingual.org or to make a payment, call Berenice at 253-272-7012. Thank you for your attention to this!

School Schedule for the Beginning of the Year

Week 1:
  • Monday, Aug. 27th: 8 am - 12 pm (No before or after school extended care)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 28th - Thursday, Aug. 30th: Regular school hours (8 am to 3 pm) with drop off from 7:45 and until 3:15. Extended Care is in the mornings from 6:30 am and in the afternoon until 6 pm.
  • Friday, Aug. 31st: School hours are from 8 am - 12 pm. Before and after school extended care is available.

Week 2:

  • Monday, Sept. 3rd: No School for Labor Day
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4th and going forward: Regular hours with morning and evening extended care

Don’t forget to check the school calendar for important dates!

Other Important Items...

  • Don’t forget to shop Tommy Hilfiger or Land’s End for uniforms. There is more info on the school website at: http://hrrsjda.org/wordpress/?page_id=361
  • Our first day back is Monday, Aug. 27th. (Noon dismissal and no extended care)
  • Friday, Aug. 24th is Teacher Meet and Greet and supply drop off from 8 am to noon.
  • Back to School BBQ for all school families is from 1 pm - 3 pm on Sunday, Aug. 26th.

Teacher Meet and Greet (Supply Drop Off Day)

Friday, Aug. 24th, 8am-12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Come and visit with your teacher and drop off those pesky school supplies so that you don’t have to deal with them on Monday. The teachers will be working in their rooms on Friday from 8 am to noon so feel free to stop by!

Back to School BBQ

Sunday, Aug. 26th, 1-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

We will have our annual potluck bbq to welcome everyone back to the new school year. The school will provide the burgers and hot dogs. We will send out info to have people bring drinks, side dishes, and desserts, based on your last name. Plan to join us. We will also have some used uniforms, as well. It is a wonderful time for people to get together, for the kids to play, and to ease anxieties for the first day of school!

First Day of School - Noon Dismissal and No Extended Care

Monday, Aug. 27th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

School is from 8 am - 12 pm.

Dismissal for Pre-K begins at 11:45 and all students in all grades must be picked up by 12:15.

Noon Dismissal for Labor Day Weekend

Friday, Aug. 31st, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

This is a noon dismissal but extended care is available. You can pay for drop in or register for a lower priced hourly rate. See Ms. Hazel, Ms. Heidi, or Ms. Berenice for assistance.

No School for Labor Day

Monday, Sep. 3rd, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA