Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy
This week, we will have noon dismissal on Thursday and Friday for our Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thank you to all of the parents who have signed up to bring a special dish for the teachers, so that they can have lunch provided both days. If you haven't signed up, but still wish to bring something, here is the link: https://signup.com/go/VXOfCeh.
Also, if you haven't signed up for a conference yet, it is not too late. Remember, the first trimester conferences are required for all families to attend. The links for each teacher are at the bottom of this newsletter, so just scroll down, click on the link, and find a time that works for you. Conferences are 15 min. long with a 5 minute passing time between each conference. Teachers will do their best to stay on time. If you need more time and the 15 min. is up, just talk with the teacher about scheduling something at a later date.
Finally, this weekend is our Fall Festival (Sunday from 1 - 3pm in the auditorium). Thank you to Nina and all of the helpers who have signed up to put this wonderful event together. It is a great way for families to have time to get to know one another and for kids to play in a safe environment. Here is the link to find out how to sign up for volunteer hours: https://signup.com/go/vtmVgOv
Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday and Friday. Remember, Extended Care is provided both days (until 6 pm) for the regular cost.
- Thursday: Spirit Gear, Noon Dismissal, Parent-Provided Staff lunch, Conferences begin at 1 pm
- Friday: NO School Mass, Noon Dismissal, Parent-Provided Staff lunch, Conferences begin at 1 pm
Changes to Our School Mass Schedule
Monday, Oct. 28th - No Mass due to mass on Friday (Holy Day)
Friday, Nov. 1st - All Saints Day Mass - 9 am in school auditorium
Monday, Nov. 4th - School mass at 9 am in school auditorium
Monday, Nov. 11th - No School due to Veterans Day/No Mass
Monday, Nov. 18th - School mass at 9 am in school auditorium
Monday, Dec. 2nd - School mass at 9 am in school auditorium
Monday, Dec. 9th - School mass at 9 am in school auditorium
Wednesday, Dec. 18th - School mass at 9 am in school auditorium
Since the church leadership from Holy Rosary Parish will be meeting with the Archbishop at the end of this month, we will continue to work on a longer-term solution to make sure our religious needs are met at the school.
2nd Grade 1st Holy Communion
Would you like for your child to receive First Holy Communion through Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy? Yes: ___ No: ___ If the answer is no, then you are done! Has your 2nd grader already received their Baptism in a Catholic church? Yes: ___ No: ___ If yes, where? __________________ Do you currently belong to a Catholic church? Yes: ___ No: ___ If you belong to a Catholic church, what is the name of it? _____________________________________________
Would you like for your child to receive First Holy Communion through Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy? Yes: ___ No: ___
If the answer is no, then you are done!
Has your 2nd grader already received their Baptism in a Catholic church? Yes: ___ No: ___ If yes, where? __________________
Do you currently belong to a Catholic church? Yes: ___ No: ___
If you belong to a Catholic church, what is the name of it?
The Harvest Festival...Save the Date!
Thank you for helping us put this important event on...did we mention that there is a caramel apple bar again? YUMMY!
By the way, weekend masses will be moved to Visitation on this weekend and other weekends throughout the year, which conflict with a school event.
Ms. Nina Tatum
Social Chair/Office Manager
-Thank you from Mr. Jason Blessing (CYO Athletic Director)
Old (but Good) News! Read Below...
(Mini) Pumpkin Decorating Contest
- Most Creative
- Best Look Alike (put a picture of the child with the pumpkin)
- Best Pet-Themed Pumpkin!
Please have them turned in no later than Tuesday, Oct. 29th. The sooner the better, though, so we can enjoy them for longer! We will display them on a table near the office.
From the Development Director:
Our Annual Fund Appeal kicked off in September and ends on November 15th. This is our first major fundraiser of 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.
You can choose to make a one time donation or you can pledge a monthly amount. Consider giving $25 a month for ten months which provides a total donation of $250. 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!
Nuestra recaudación de fondos, Apelación al Fondo Anual, inicia en septiembre y concluye el 15 de noviembre. Esta es nuestra primera gran recaudación de fondos del año. El objetivo de esta recaudación es de $ 100,000. Su donación a este fondo proporciona un programa educativo de calidad para su/s estudiante/s, nuevo plan de estudios y materiales, capacitación del personal, ayuda financiera y muchas otras iniciativas. Un donativo mínimo de $25 por familia es requerido. De no realizar una donación a más tardar 15 de noviembre del 2019, se le facturará a la familia un cargo de $50. Puede optar por hacer un solo donativo o comprometerse a hacer la donación mensual. Considere hacer una donación de $25 al mes por un periodo de diez (10) meses lo cual será una donación total de $250. Todas las donaciones son deducible de impuestos. Puede hacer una donación facilmente en el siguiente enlace: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew ¡Gracias al personal y a todas las familias que han donado!
Rules Regarding Volunteering and Attending Field Trips!
All adults who volunteer with (or around) children must complete a 3 hour Virtus class and a background check. We are being very strict about enforcing this so NO parent/family member will be allowed to go on field trips without a cleared background check and being current on their Virtus class, even if you are not officially a chaperone. It is easy to take care of this requirement, so if you intend to volunteer as a chaperone or just want to be a part of a field trip or volunteering at the school, please get these items taken care of. The class is good for 3 years!! Here is a list of upcoming classes in the area and the background check is completed online, when you register for your class:
10-24-19 Holy Cross Catholic Church, Tacoma @ 5:30 PM
10-26-19 St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tacoma @ 10:00 AM
Go to virtus.org to register for a class and complete your background check.
Conferences...Have You Signed Up Yet?
If spots are full, please email the teacher directly.
Ms. Wendy (Pre-K 3): https://signup.com/go/VjrwkYA
Ms. Patty (Pre-K 4): https://signup.com/go/iQRESJU
Ms. Raquel (Kinder-A): https://signup.com/go/FQujWZg
Ms. Sonia (Kinder-B): https://signup.com/go/ijUbrBa
Mrs. Farias/Ms. Juliet (1/2 English): https://signup.com/go/VOXHhJK
Mrs. Williams (1/2 Spanish): https://signup.com/go/VQgZiNQ
Mrs. Allen (3/4 English): https://signup.com/go/UwwzfhR
Mr. Rodriguez (3/4 Spanish): https://signup.com/go/kMKjYai
Mrs. Donoso (5th Homeroom, Middle School Science and SS): https://signup.com/go/GizgesD
Mr. Ivan (6/7 Homeroom, Middle School Spanish and Math): https://signup.com/go/yzDOeEm
Mr. Farias (8th Homeroom, Middle School Rel and Lang Arts): https://signup.com/go/pPLChVr