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News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: May 17th

Happy Wednesday!

This weekend is a very special one for our second graders (and a couple of older students!). It is their First Holy Communion! They are receiving their sacrament at the 5 pm mass on Saturday at Holy Rosary. The students are:

  • Alejandro Covarrubias
  • Daniel Covarrubias
  • Izaiah Garcia
  • Carlos Garibay
  • Daniela Gomez-Soto
  • Azucena Herrera
  • Ruth Schweickert
  • Kenzie Thomson
  • Alex Lepore
  • Damaris Denise Ramirez-Moto
  • Ruben Hernandez
  • Olivia Lorella
  • Chelsea Martinez-Gonzalez

Please join me in both congratulating them and praying for them as they take this next important step on their faith journey. How exciting! Join us at the Saturday mass, if you can!


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events:


  • All School Mass at 9 am


  • Spirit Gear
  • Principal for a Day...Mr. Tino Reutebuch!
  • Scenes from Peter Pan Jr. at 1:30 pm, Short Band Performance.
  • Encore presentation of Scenes from Peter Pan Jr. at 7:30 pm
  • No Student Store Today (No Popcorn/Lemonade)

Welcome Logan James Puryear! Weight: 7 lb 14 oz. Born May 10th!

Development News!

Holy Rosary Gala 2017

The fifth annual Gala is complete! It was a very successful night raising $215,000 in funds to support tuition assistance. We are so grateful to all the donors who support Catholic education at Holy Rosary School. These donors have also been instrumental in raising capital campaign funds which have provided the fire/life safety system, new student bathrooms, office space, and the current construction of the elevator. We are lucky to have donors that not only support our mission but have provided these major upgrades to our school.

Thank you to the following families who assisted in making the Gala a success:

  • Gala program - Carrie Hernandez
  • PowerPoint presentation - Abbie Klosinski
  • Decorations - Erika Ruelas, Lizbeth Duran, Kylie Muñoz, Beatriz Flores & Family, Xochilt Villegas, Maria Duran, and Valerie Pettit.
  • Flowers - Janet Lepore
  • Set-up/Clean-up - Esteban & Diane Acosta, Janel Martin, Leianna Perkins-Muse, Celeste Sorensen, Thomas Ramos, James & Rhodora Johnson, Christina Lorella & Mom, Josiah Peñalver, Rocio Castrejon, Casey McKinney, Melissa Curtis, Julie McDaniel, Erin Kirkendall, and Shanan O’Driscoll
  • Event Assistance - Gina Cole, Alyssa Illich, Heather Young, Mark Brady, and Jamie Chaloner.

Import Info from the Bookkeeper!

FACTS School Payment System for 2017/2018

If you are currently using FACTS for your tuition and/or other school charges and you plan to return for the 2017/2018 school year, you must log-in to the FACTS website and update your account information. You will not be re-enrolled automatically. Use your existing username and password to log-in. Please use the link listed below. This must be completed by Wednesday, May 31 st .

Please note that some families have already re-enrolled in FACTS when they completed their on-line enrollment in RENWEB.

FACTS LINK: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4CD0S

Yearbooks are on Sale!!

Yearbooks have arrived and will be handed out the week of June 5th. The cost for these color yearbooks is $20/yearbook and can be purchased at the front desk. There is a limited amount available, so purchase today to make sure you get a copy!

Peter Pan "Trailer"

Friday, May 19th, 1:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Come get a sneak preview of next year's production of Peter Pan Jr and see the amazing work being done by our cast and crew.

An encore presentation is at 7:30 pm.

First Communion

Saturday, May 20th, 5pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

First Communion families should arrive at the church by no later than 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome!!

Early Release for Memorial Day

Friday, May 26th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care will be available! This is a Pay2Dress Day!

Memorial Day (No School)

Monday, May 29th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA


Friday, June 2nd, 1:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

If you would like to help with this fundraising event, please contact Shanan O'Driscoll Hedges at hedgesfam@gmail.com.

8th Grade Graduation

Thursday, June 8th, 6pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

The event will be held at 6 pm in the auditorium.

Field Day

Tuesday, June 13th, 9am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Pre-K Field Day at 9 am

K - 8 Field Day at 1 pm

Pre-K Adios Amigos

Thursday, June 15th, 10am-12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon Dismissal to Picnic or students can stay through Extended Care

Kindergarten Graduation

Thursday, June 15th, 6pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Event in the auditorium.

No School for Kindergarten on Friday, June 16th.

Last Day of School (Noon Dismissal)

Friday, June 16th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No Extended Care!

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy

Contact Me:

Berenice Williams, Office Manager