Hawk Happenings

News for the HRRS/Juan Diego Academy Community

Principal's Message - June 8th

Happy Wednesday!

This is a very special week for us at Holy Rosary. We say goodbye to the 8th graders and wish them a bright and exciting future ahead. They are moving on to a variety of high schools and I know that the foundation we have created at Holy Rosary will put them on a path filled with knowledge, curiosity, and a deep spiritual faith. Here is a list of our graduates for 2016:

Josselyn Gomez-Soto

Sylvan Igisomar

Erandy Montes

Michelle Perez-Garcia

Saul Talavera

Juliana Tran

Kha Tran

Ekaterina "Kate" Wood

We are proud of them. If you are available, please join us at the graduation Mass on Thursday at 9 a.m. to wish them well!

Have a great week!

With Blessings,

Katie Dempsey



Important Reminders for this Week!!


  • Graduation Mass at 9 am
  • Graduation Breakfast for 8th Grade Families immediately after Mass.
  • 8th Grade Graduation at 6:30 pm in the auditorium - All are Welcome!!

Yearbooks have Arrived!!

Our yearbooks have arrived. Please contact the front office if you would like to purchase one. It is first come, first served. The cost is $20 per book, full color.

Welcome, Mr. Downing!

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Downing has accepted the position of 5th and 6th grade homeroom teacher for next year. He and Mr. Farias will be combining forces to create a dynamic Middle School team. Please welcome him to our Holy Rosary family!

Important Notes from the Bookkeeper!

Past Due Balances: If you have an outstanding balance, please contact Kelly (our bookkeeper) immediately to make payment arrangements. Those with outstanding balances in June may lose their spot for the next school year. Also, anyone who is leaving, but has an outstanding balance, will not be able to have records transferred to a new school. Don't let this happen to you!! Kelly can be reached at 253.272.7012 or via email at finance@hrrsjda.org.

Pre-Pay Discount: If you are pre-paying for the 2016-17 school year and will be getting a 4% Pay in Full discount, that payment needs to be received prior to June 30th.

Volunteer Hours: Parents with unfulfilled volunteer hours will be charged $15/hour. This charge will appear on the next customer statement which will go in the envelopes on June 8th. Payment is due prior to the last day of school.

Used Uniform Sale!!

Donate your gently used uniforms (jumpers, skirts, polos, sweaters, sweatshirts, pants) to the Uniform Sale fundraiser. You can start donating clean uniforms NOW to Berenice at the front desk. If you are wondering what you’ll wear on the last day of school if you donated your uniform, you can wear your spirit gear or Pay to Dress for June 17th.

The Uniform Sale will be held on June 16th from 3pm-4pm and June 17th from 12pm – 2pm. Jumpers, Skirts, Sweaters and Sweatshirts will be sold for $10 and Pants and Shirts will be sold for $3.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. Any uniforms left over will be sold at the Back to School BBQ.

Thank you for your donation!

Contact, Amanda Schweickert, Amanda.p.schweickert@gmail.com, if you would like to volunteer for the event.

Prayer Requests

Please hold in your prayers:
  • All who are ill with cancer and other diseases.
  • Those who are home-bound.
  • All who are homeless in our community and throughout the world.

Upcoming Events!!

Pops Concert

Wednesday, June 8th, 1:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

8th Grade Graduation Mass

Thursday, June 9th, 9am

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

8th Grade Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, June 9th, 6:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please celebrate this special event in the school auditorium.

Field Day

Wednesday, June 15th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact PE Teacher, Shannon Higginbotham at shigginbotham@hrrsjda.org.

Final Jamba Juice Sale!!

Thursday, June 16th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

$3.00 per juice.

Used Uniform Sale!!

Thursday, June 16th, 3-4pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Used Uniform Sale!!

Friday, June 17th, 12-2pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Last Day of School - Noon Dismissal

Friday, June 17th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

There will be no Extended Care available.