Hawk Happenings!

Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Happy Wednesday!


We are officially on our 2nd week of school and the teachers are completing initial assessments and getting deep into the curriculum standards for the year. Tomorrow night is our Back to School Night and we will be able to share more about school-wide items, as well as things that are specific to your child(ren)'s classroom(s). We will begin the evening in the auditorium with a brief school-wide meeting. Here is the schedule for the night:

  • 6 - 6:30 pm: School-Wide Meeting in the Auditorium
  • 6:35 - 6:55 pm: First Classroom Info Session
  • 7:00 - 7:20 pm: Second Classroom Info Session
  • 7:25 - 7:45 pm: Third (and Final) Classroom Info Session
  • 7:45 pm: End of Evening

We apologize, but this is an adults only event. It helps to get information across in an efficient and effective manner. If you need to have individual time with your child(ren)'s teacher(s), please feel free to ask them to schedule a meeting in the coming days.

This evening will provide 2 service hours per parent for each parent who attends. Don't forget to record these on your Volunteer Service Hours Form. We hope to see you there!

Please check your child's backpack for one important form this week: The School Directory. You have the opportunity to determine how much information will go in this (if any), as well as purchase advertising space for your business. This is due back Oct. 4th.


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events!

  • Thursday: Spirit Gear (Seahawks or HRBA Hawks shirt/sweatshirt and jeans), Back to School Night at 6pm
  • Friday: Mass or Communion Service at 9 am, Chocolate goes home for the fundraiser (2 boxes per family), Free/Reduced Meal Forms and Spirit Gear orders due TODAY! ***Anyone who does not qualify for Free/Reduced or doesn't turn in their form will be billed at the full price for Sept meals in October. Questions? Contact Lizbeth at lduran@holyrosarybilingual.org

Reminders: Due THIS Friday!

  • Free/Reduced Meal Application (Please complete and return IF you would like to be evaluated for Free or Reduced Meals this year. DUE: Friday, Sept. 13th!!)
  • Spirit Gear Form (Please staple your check/cash to the form if you are ordering...and return by Friday, Sept. 13th)

Virtus/Safe Environment

All adults who volunteer with (or around) children must complete a 3 hour Virtus class and a background check. The class is good for 3 years!! Here is a list of upcoming classes in the area:

9-13-19 St. Andrew Catholic Church, Sumner @ 7:30 PM **this class is conducted in Spanish

9-16-19 Holy Family Catholic Church, Auburn @ 11:00 AM

9-22-19 St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Lakewood @ 12:00 PM

9-24-19 St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Federal Way @ 6:30 PM

9-26-19 Holy Cross Catholic Church, Tacoma @ 5:30 PM

10-6-19 St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Tacoma @ 12:00 PM

10-12-19 All Saints Catholic Church, Puyallup @ 9:30 AM

10-24-19 Holy Cross Catholic Church, Tacoma @ 5:30 PM

10-26-19 St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tacoma @ 10:00 AM

Please see the attached letter (link below) for info on how to register for the class.

CYO Cross Country

Thank you to Coach Jessica and all of our Asst Coaches this year. We have had a great turnout and lots of helpers. It should be a fantastic Cross Country season. Reminder: Practice is on Mon/Wed/Fri from 3:15 - 4:15pm. Students MUST wait near the flag pole and tires to participate in practice.

Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 6-8pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please come to find out more about the school year, parent club, curriculum, fundraising, volunteer opportunities, and more! We request that this be an adults only event, simply for ease of communicating information quickly and effectively. We will begin the evening in the auditorium. Thank you.


Chocolate Fundraiser

Friday, Sep. 13th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Chocolate Bars will go home with students on Friday, Sept. 13th. We are back to selling the World's Finest Chocolate Bars ($2 each) this year. Thank you to Sofia Zapata for running this sale!! The assembly for this will be at the end of the day, before dismissal.

MAP Testing Window for Grades 2 - 8 (Reading, LA, and Math)

Monday, Sep. 23rd, 8am to Friday, Oct. 18th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

For more information on the testing, which is done through Ipads or computers, click on: https://www.nwea.org/map-growth/

Noon Dismissal for Staff Professional Development (Accreditation)

Wednesday, Sep. 25th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care is available for the regular cost.

No School for Archdiocesan Retreat Day

Friday, Oct. 11th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Progress Reports Go Home

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parent-Teacher Conferences (Noon Dismissal)

Thursday, Oct. 24th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care is available for the regular fee.

Parent-Teacher Conferences (Noon Dismissal)

Friday, Oct. 25th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care is available for the regular fee.

Harvest Festival

Sunday, Oct. 27th, 1pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Contact Nina Tatum, our Social Chair, if you would like to volunteer for this event! Her email is: ntatum@holyrosarybilingual.org.