News for the HRRS/Juan Diego Academy Community
Principal's Message - Sept. 23 (English)
I hope that this year is going well for all of you. We are working very hard to make this a wonderful school year for all of the students and families. We have continued to build our Juan Diego Program through changes to the immersion model, something you can learn more about by attending the information evening on the 30th with Dr. Bridget Yaden. Also, Ms. Margetts has done a lot to make sure that teachers will have access to all of the top of the line curriculum materials needed to meet all standards for this year and for the years to come. Our fantastic Parent Service Club is doing an amazing job of building our community through CYO Sports, social events, volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and community marketing. As you may already know, it takes all of us working together to create a successful community dedicated to raising this next generation of leaders. Here are some of the important ways that you can assist us in making this a fantastic school year:
- Become involved. Contact Colleen Thomson at email@example.com to look for the best ways to volunteer this year. We want to help you do what works best for your schedule!
- Communicate with the teachers. If you have questions or concerns about homework, instruction, recess, or something occurring during the school day, please talk directly with your child's teacher. Having conversations with other parents isn't usually the best way to solve issues. The teachers are here to work with you to make this an outstanding year for you and your child(ren).
- Be responsible for your financial obligations. The ability for us to pay teachers, purchase the necessary curricular resources, and pay such basic items as electricity revolves around people meeting the obligations of their tuition contracts. If you do not make your payments (or make them late), it causes a strain on our entire community. We will be following up on these issues as soon as they arise, and holding people accountable, so that this does not become a year-long issue. If you have questions about your account, please contact Kelly Robertson at Finance@hrrsjda.org.
- Follow the rules of our school community. Please make sure that you are supporting us by following the procedures at carpool (drop-off/pick-up), the rules for uniforms, etc. It is part of living in community.
We are a strong, amazing community, but it is important that we all work together to create a place where all students can grow in their faith, learn through an innovative academic program, and thrive in a safe, supported, loving environment.
Have a great week!
Survey: Adult Spanish and English Classes at Holy Rosary!
We are hoping to start classes in October.
HRRS/JDA - New Staff!
- Señora Sonia Ceballos comes to us with an amazing background in early childhood education. Originally from Puerto Rico, she is a certified teacher in both Early Childhood and K - 3. We are very excited for her to join Señora Marseille Grimaldi in the Pre-K 3 classroom, as our new Assistant Teacher.
- Mrs. Shannon Higginbotham (Mrs. H.) is joining us as our new PE teacher for grades K - 8, beginning the week of Sept. 28th. She will do PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. She comes to us with an excellent background in fitness and health and will be working on instilling a lifelong love of personal fitness and an understanding of proper nutrition in the kids. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a certified fitness instructor.
Please welcome both of these wonderful people to our school community.
I hope that the school year has been off to a smooth start for all of our Holy Rosary families. In Development, we are in the process of starting the annual campaign which helps raise scholarship funds for students. We will be sending out more information to parents soon via the communication folders and weekly emails.
One very important fundraiser for our school is our annual Crab Feed and Auction which is scheduled for: Saturday, February 27th. Each family is asked to supply a $100 procured/donated item, or purchase an item for our silent auction tables. More details will be coming your way soon to explain the auction requirements.
The funds raised from this event are very important, as they provide a specified fund-an-item for our school, as well as offset our annual budget. In an effort to get the auction planning started, I wanted to invite any families that are interested to participate on the auction committee. This group is responsible for the planning of the event, execution, procurements, set-up and more. Last year’s auction raised more than $50,000, after expenses, for our school. Please email Sarah McKinney at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating on the committee. The first meeting will be: Wednesday, September 30th at 5:30 pm.
Chocolate Sale UPDATE!!
- All new volunteers must have been cleared through Virtus (attend the 3 hour class and submit to a background check). Go to https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ and click on Registration. If you took a 3 hr class through SetaNet/Safe Environment in a prior year and have done your annual online upates, you should be fine for now. Renewals through Virtus will be coming soon.
- If you would like to volunteer in your child's classroom, please check in with the teacher directly to see what the needs are and the process for volunteering.
- All volunteers MUST stop in at the office first to check in. Also, please make sure to sign the Volunteer Hours sheet, so that we can track your Commitment Hours for the year.
Thank you for all you do to make Holy Rosary an excellent school!!
Cross Country Meet
Sunday, Sep. 27th, 2-3:45pm
2300 South Washington Street
Bilingual/Full Immersion Education Information Night - Sept. 30th
Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 6-7:30pm
504 South 30th Street
RSVPs are enabled for this event.