News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community
Message from the Principal: Nov. 9th
Saturday night is one of our biggest events of the school year. It is the Hispanic Heritage Festival. It has authentic food, music, and dancing from different Latin American countries. The kids have been working VERY hard on their dances, with the help of some outstanding parents. These parents have put together the dances, led practice for many weeks, and even made the authentic costumes. The event is always packed, so make sure to buy tickets now! Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 for children 7 - 14, and free for children under 7. You can also get a family pack (up to 5 people) for $40.00. Dinner is included in the cost of the ticket. Contact the Berenice at firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-272-7012 or stop by the office to buy a ticket. You can also purchase tickets at the door. Please join us. It is an AMAZING evening!
Thursday: All School Mass at 9 am.
Friday: No School in Observance of Veteran's Day!
Saturday: Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Tickets on Sale NOW!! Event is from 6 - 8 pm!
VERY IMPORTANT: Don't forget to apply for the Fulcrum scholarships for next year. Remember...if you need ANY financial aid, you are REQUIRED to apply through Fulcrum first. See the information below for more details.
Hispanic Heritage Festival!!
We Love our Volunteers!
Thanks to our amazing volunteers!!
- Lisa Hepfer - Our Outstanding Photographer!!
- Mary Jane Long - 3rd/4th Spanish
- Dr. Bridget Yaden - 3rd Grade Spanish
First Trimester Conferences are Mandatory! Sign-Up Online Now!! !
Pre-K 3: http://signup.com/go/NzYZHW
Pre-K 4A: http://signup.com/go/bqP9i2
Pre-K 4B: http://signup.com/go/VqwJGJ
1st/2nd Grade (Holguin): http://signup.com/go/KfGSq8
1st/2nd Grade (Williams): http://signup.com/go/Vg7JKr
3rd/4th Grade (Nolting): http://signup.com/go/cN3jfA
3rd/4th Grade (Silva): http://signup.com/go/cRjL9S
5th/6th (Mr. Downing): http://signup.com/go/AFHZoV
7th/8th (Mr. Farias): http://signup.com/go/hdPeFD
Mr. Ivan (Math): http://signup.com/go/nvUzpa
Mr. Nolting: http://signup.com/go/65pcmA
Simply enter your name, email address and phone number. Then, you will be confirmed in your spot. Conferences are very important, so please make sure to sign up and to make your conference time on the day/time that you chose. First Trimester conferences are REQUIRED! Thanks!!
From the Development Desk!
Annual Fund Appeal, Matching Funds Available Now!
Our Annual Fund Appeal has raised $57,000 with a goal of hitting $100,000. We are very excited to announce that we have secured matching funds up to $25,000. So any donation will be matched dollar for dollar! We have had 23% of school families participate so far! Thank you so much for your support of this important appeal.
Will you please consider giving to our Annual Fund? The cost to educate one child is over $7,000. Full pay tuition is $5,650 and families, on average, pay $2,900 per child. This leaves us with quite a gap that needs to be filled every year.
Every gift counts! Family participation is key because it helps strengthen your child’s school. Last year, the Annual Fund provided:
New curriculum and materials
Helps fund teacher salaries
Funds for teacher professional development
Tuition assistance funds
We appreciate your support!
To donate online, please go to www.hrrsjda.org and click on the yellow, "Donate Now" link at the top right corner or just click this link:https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew. You can also use the envelopes that you received with the recent Annual Appeal letter in your communication envelopes.
Thank you to the following families/staff that have donated:
Jeff Smith & Dr. Bridget Yaden
Casey & Sarah McKinney
Nuria Olmos Rodriguez
Sandra Spadoni & Daniel Krebs
Jeff & Claudia Klein
Scott & Laura Puryear
Father Nicholas Wichert
Jesse & Amanda Schweickert
Steve & Rhonda Kristoff
Morgan & Lisa Hepfer
Christian & Nichole Gerling
DC & Analy Grant
Matthew Hedges & Shanan O’Driscoll Hedges
William & Jennifer Pickles
Shane & Valerie Pettit
James & Rhodora Johnson
Anssel & Melanie Lopez
Epitacio Garibay & Erika Ruelas
Eduardo & Rocio Castrejon
Oscar & Diane Mendez
Carl Tweeten & Sofia Zapata
Richard & Stephanie Hernandez
Craig Smith & Meg Lee
Tomas & Theresa Ramos
Darin & Cheryl Borden
Ralph & Colleen Thomson
Bradley & Naomi Smith
Christian & Jessica Jordan
Julio & Alyssa Illich
Erik & Juana Gallegos
Save the Date! Our annual Auction/Crab Feed is scheduled for January 28th and before we know it, it will soon be here! This is a very important event for our school uniting current school families, alumni, and Holy Rosary School supporters. It is a great opportunity to get your volunteer hours in and support your child(s) school. Tickets and additional information will be available soon.
Date: January 28th
Doors Open: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Location: Bellarmine Preperatory School, Connelly Center
2300 S Washington St. Tacoma
Reminder: all families have a $100 fundraising requirement to fulfill. You can solicit donations from a business, provide a gift card, or pay the $100 fee directly in the office. If you want to volunteer for the auction committee or have questions, please feel free to call or email: Sarah McKinney email@example.com.
Sign up for Amazon Smile today.
With holiday shopping just around the corner, this is a great way to support your student(s) school. Go to the following link to select Academia Juan Diego: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1454901
Once you select Academia Juan Diego as your organization to support, the school will receive 0.5% of your total purchases donated from Amazon. Just be sure that each time you shop on Amazon you sign into smile.amazon.com to ensure that your purchases are eligible.
Fulcrum Scholarships!! Do You Need $1200???? Apply NOW!
The window for 2017-18 Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) applications officially opened on October 1st, 2016. Here is the link to apply: https://fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance
VERY IMPORTANT: Any family seeking ANY financial assistance from Holy Rosary Regional School MUST first apply through the Fulcrum Grant Application.
Need a Warm Coat??
No School - Observance of Veteran's Day
Friday, Nov. 11th, 8am
504 South 30th Street
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Saturday, Nov. 12th, 6-8pm
504 South 30th Street
- $ 5 per child (Children from ages 7 - 14)
- $ 10 per person (ages 15 and up)
- Family rate for a family of 5 is $40
- Children under 7 are free