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News for the HRRS/Juan Diego Academy Community

Principal's Message - May 4th

Happy Wednesday!

Tomorrow is a very special day at Holy Rosary. We are celebrating three Baptisms at the 9 am mass, as well as May Crowning for the Blessed Mother. Anderson Smith, Flynn Gilbert, and Lucy Puryear will receive their Baptism. Students will be processing forward at the beginning of Mass, however, with flowers to honor the Blessed Mother for the month of May (her special month!). Please join us for this very special event. Also, please pray for our students receiving both Baptism and First Holy Communion this week:

Baptism (May 5th at 9 am Mass at Holy Rosary Church) -

Anderson Smith

Flynn Gilbert

Lucy Puryear

First Holy Communion (May 7th at 5 pm at Holy Rosary Church) -

Jose Aparicio

Samantha Canche

Leslie Covarrubias

Bella De Mesa

Brissa Del Cid

Flynn Gilbert

Julian Hernandez

Isom Johnson

Camila Klein

Itzayana Montes

Evan Phan

Lucy Puryear

Yeimi Reyes-Diaz

Melissa Rosas-Arenas

Anderson Smith

Sarah Talavera

Sheariah Wellington also received her First Holy Communion at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Federal Way - Congrats!!

Please attend these special events, if you can. Have a great week and please pray for a successful Gala on Saturday night!

Have a great week!

With Blessings,

Katie Dempsey



Important Reminders for this Week!!

  • Thursday - All School Mass at 9:00 am. Baptisms and May Crowning will occur at this special event.
  • Special Assembly in honor of Staff Appreciation Week...1:45 pm in the auditorium (Thank you Parent Service Club!!)
  • Saturday - First Holy Communion Mass at 5 pm. Join us!!
  • Saturday - Celebración Gala at 6 pm in the school auditorium.

Holy Rosary: A Fantastic School of Fun...from Dia de los Niños to Environmental Education Camp!

Development News: Gala 2016!!

Development News: Gala 2016!

Our annual Gala fundraising dinner is right around the corner on May 7th. Last week, we sent out a flyer and information sheet about purchasing Gala tickets. If you are not able to attend but are able to donate, please access the link on our web page (hrrsjda.org), click on the “Donate Now” button and select “Tuition Assistance” from the drop-down menu under “Campaign.” ALL donations to tuition assistance will be DOUBLED by some special donors. No donation is too small. Please support this worthy cause. This event, which is our largest fundraiser, makes the gift of Catholic education accessible to all who seek it. If you need additional information, please contact Sarah at smckinney@hrrsjda.org.

Volunteer Opportunities Gala:

If you are still looking for volunteer hours, we have opportunities for you with the upcoming Gala on May 7th. We would love help getting ready for this event. Please let us know if you can assist with decoration/event set-up on Thursday evening May 5th, Friday May 6th during the day, and Saturday, May 7th the day of the event. Sign up now at VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/QjH8mD to assist on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the day. It is easy to do!!

We would also like to put together a group to do post event clean-up on Saturday night starting at 9:30 pm, May 7th in an effort to avoid cleaning up on Sunday (since it is Mother’s Day). The more hands, the quicker it will be complete. Sign up for Saturday evening at: http://vols.pt/deejDL

Thanks for your willingness to help make this event a success. Thanks to all of the families that have already signed up to assist.

We Love our Volunteers!! Thank You!!

Thank You to:

  • Shannon and Bryan Hopkins and their crew for all of their work on the Spring Fling. What a fantastic night!!
  • Lisa Hepfer...our Amazing Photographer from the Spring Fling!
  • The Parent Service Club (and all the parent supporters) for a fantastic week of Staff Appreciation events. Thank you Amanda, Colleen, Shanan, Gloria, Rosalind, Florian, and Ralph. You are awesome!!
  • The amazing parents who came to cover recess and lunch duty on Tuesday so that the teachers could have a much needed break!!
  • Veronica and the La Fondita (Proctor) Family, for providing an outstanding meal for the staff on Tuesday!

Volunteer Needs!!

  • Gala set-up and clean-up. Sign up via the links above. We especially need helpers after the Gala on Saturday night (for clean-up).

Curriculum Corner: JDA Testing

Students in grades K - 3 of the Juan Diego Academy will soon be taking the Woodcock-Muñoz test to measure language acquisition. The Woodcock-Muñoz Language Survey provides a norm-referenced measure of reading, writing, listening, and comprehension. It is given in both English and Spanish. The testing window will be from May 16th - 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Yaden at byaden@plu.edu.

Prayer Requests

Please hold in your prayers:
  • Those who are receiving their Baptism and First Holy Communion this week.
  • 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!!

Baptism for Anderson, Flynn, and Lucy at the All School Mass!!

Thursday, May 5th, 9am

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us as we celebrate three students receiving the Sacrament of Baptism at our All School Mass!!

May Crowning

Thursday, May 5th, 9am

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for a special event...the crowning of Mother Mary at the May 5th Mass. All children are asked to bring flowers, as they will process up to the altar with the flowers. Also, one of our special 8th graders will crown the statue of the Blessed Mother!

First Holy Communion for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Saturday, May 7th, 5pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us to celebrate the 2nd and 3rd Graders' First Holy Communion. It will be held during the 5 pm Mass on Saturday, May 7th!

Holy Rosary's Annual Gala: Celebración!

Saturday, May 7th, 6-9:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for the 4th annual Celebración Gala, Holy Rosary's biggest fundraiser of the year. It is an event which celebrates making Catholic education accessible for all families. Please join us, if you can. We also need sponsors for the event and people to sponsor our "raise the paddle" for tuition assistance. Every dollar you donate will be doubled, as we have matching funds that have been raised for this event! Please contact Sarah at smckinney@hrrsjda.org for more information or to donate to this worthy cause. Thank you for any help you can provide!