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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Happy Wednesday!


Thank you to all who helped with the Harvest Festival and to all who attended the event. It was a wonderful time to get together with other families and for the kids to play games. What amazing costumes!! We have a couple of important dates coming up this week! Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is from Oct. 31st to Nov. 2nd. All Saints Day is on Nov. 1st and All Souls Day is on Nov. 2nd. Want to know more? Read on...

This Friday, in honor of All Saints Day, we will have an all school mass at 9 am. As a reminder, All Saints Day is Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church. It is a day when we honor all of the saints of the church, or in other words, ALL who have died and been received into Heaven. All Souls Day is on Nov. 2nd and is meant to honor all who have died, but who have not yet made it to Heaven.

Check out a video on this topic at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BApiwgFPs10&feature=youtu.be&list=PL58g24NgWPIzvBk2IQVES_xC4WTm6-CDI

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) "is a Mexican holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. It is actually divided into two distinct holidays, the first being Dide los Inocentes, which is dedicated to children on Nov. 1, and Dide los Muertos on Nov. 2, which is the actual Day of the Dead. Both days taken together are collectively referred to as the Day of the Dead, and celebrations can begin as early as Halloween (Oct. 31)." - https://www.catholic.org/saints/day-of-the-dead/

Check out a video on this holiday at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgYrH-DLFXE&feature=youtu.be&list=PL58g24NgWPIzvBk2IQVES_xC4WTm6-CDI

Have a wonderful week.


Katie Dempsey


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Upcoming Events!

  • Wednesday: 3rd and 4th grade to Pumpkin Patch (depart at 9am), St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive bags go home for Thanksgiving Food Drive (please return by Friday, Nov. 15th)
  • Thursday: Students may wear Spirit Gear OR Orange and Black. We will move the Pay2Dress to Thursday, Nov. 7th. Students are NOT ALLOWED to wear costumes, face paint, or hair color to school.
  • Friday: All Saints Day Mass at 9 am (Hosted by 4th grade class)
  • NEXT MONDAY, Nov. 4th - We will have another all school mass at 9 am as we begin our new rotation of Monday Masses! This will be hosted by our staff.
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The Votes are In...No Weekly Envelopes!

Thank you to all who voted on our survey about weekly communication envelopes. Overwhelmingly, people do not want the envelopes to come back! The total, with 62 votes in, was:

Yes...I want envelopes = 34%

No...I do not want envelopes = 66%

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Thanksgiving Food Drive...Can You Help?

The St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Rosary Church is once again helping dozens of families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. They have asked the school to host a food drive to bring in items to help complete food baskets. This is our all school service project for the fall. We will send home a paper bag with a flyer and ask that you fill it with any items you can and return it by Friday, Nov. 15th. We will get it to the folks at St. Vincent de Paul and the items will be handed out in time for Thanksgiving. Items that are greatly needed are:

  • Stuffing Mix
  • Broth
  • Canned Frutis/Veggies (green beans, corn, peas, carrots, mushrooms, cranberries)
  • Canned Pie Filling (Fruit, Pumpkin)
  • Cornbread Mix
  • Canned Soups
  • Cake/Brownie Mix and Frosting
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Boxed Mac and Cheese
  • Brown or White Sugar
  • Dried Beans/Lentils/Rice
  • Pasta
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ANNUAL APPEAL ends Nov. 15th!

From the Development Director:

Make a Donation Today! Our Annual Fund Appeal wraps up on November 15th.

This is our first of three major fundraisers throughout the year. The goal for this fund is $100,000. Your gift towards this fund provides a quality educational program for your student(s), new curriculum and materials, staff training, financial aid, and many other initiatives. There is a minimum donation of $25 for each family. If a donation is not made by November 15, 2019 a $50 charge will be billed out.

All donations are tax deductible. Donations can easily be made online by visiting the following link: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew

Thank you to the staff and families that have already donated to this very important fund!

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Box Tops...Now Online!

It is easy to collect money for our school, with items you already purchase. No cutting or clipping! Just download the app to your phone and scan! Here is how you do it.

1. Download the Box Tops for Education in the App Store or Google Play

2. Go Shopping, Look for the box tops logo on participating packages.

3. Scan your receipt within 14 days . That's it, no more clipping!

4 Earn cash for school. It's that easy.

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Veterans Day - No School

Monday, Nov. 11th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Picture Retakes and Cross Country Photos

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Students in uniforms and Cross Country attire. If you are doing retakes, you must return your photo envelope from the original photo day!

Hispanic Heritage

Saturday, Nov. 16th, 6pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us for the Hispanic Heritage Festival. Enjoy incredible traditional dancing and food. The cost is:

  • $10 for the entertainment, a plate of 1 or 2 tacos with rice and beans, a drink, and a dessert
  • $5 for entertainment only (no food)

Professional Development - Noon Dismissal for Students

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Extended Care is available for the regular cost.

No School for Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 29th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

End of Trimester 1

Friday, Dec. 6th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

1st Trimester Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

All report cards will go home with the youngest child in the family.

Christmas Program (Tamale and Atole Sale, Too!)

Thursday, Dec. 19th, 7pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Seating begins at 6:30 pm, as does the tamale and atole sale.

Noon Dismissal - Christmas Break

Friday, Dec. 20th, 12pm

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No Extended Care is Available on This Day!

No School for Christmas Break

Monday, Dec. 23rd, 8am to Friday, Jan. 3rd 2020 at 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Enjoy the holidays!