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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal - Oct. 17, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

We have a wonderful event coming up this weekend. It is the Harvest Festival. It will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21st from 1 - 3pm in the school auditorium. This is a fantastic event filled with: games, a cakewalk, a chili cook-off (bring your best recipe), a photo booth, and a caramel-apple bar! We will also provide hot dogs and chips! This entire event is free fun for the whole family. We hope you will join us. I want to say a huge THANK YOU to Nina Tatum for her amazing hard work and leadership on this event. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nina at nina.tatumm@gmail.com or call 253.882.7113. If you are looking for me on Sunday, I'll be at the caramel apple bar...

I also want to say a GIANT THANK YOU to Jennifer Pickles and all of our Assistant Coaches and parent helpers for CYO Cross Country. I know that it was a lot of work to make this season a success but it was so much fun for the kids and the meets were great! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide this sport for all of our kids in Pre-K 3 to grade 8. We appreciate your help and we couldn't do any of these events without you.


Katie Dempsey


Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

P.S. Don't forget that we have a noon dismissal next Tuesday, Oct. 23rd for Professional Development and Extended Care is available for the regular fee.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, 10/17 - Communication Envelopes go home today, HR Church Listening Session tonight at 6 pm in the Auditorium

Thursday, 10/18 - Communication Envelopes due back to the office, Spirit Gear, Kindergarten to the Pumpkin Patch (Spooner Farms)

Friday, 10/19 - All School Mass at 9 am, Chocolate Awards Assembly at 2:15 pm in the auditorium, CYO Cross Country Ice Cream Party at 3 pm.

Sunday, 10/21 - Harvest Festival from 1 - 3 pm in the school auditorium


Next Week's Pay2Dress: On Thursday, Oct. 25th, the Pay2Dress ($2 per student) will be for students to wear orange and black. They may also wear spirit gear for free. NO COSTUMES are allowed at school.

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From the Development Desk

Annual Fund:

I hope that you were able to review last week's Annual Fund materials that were sent out in the communication folder. We have a lofty goal as we hope to raise $100,000. This fund is important to our school as it helps fund curriculum, staff training, financial aid, and many other initiatives. We need 100% participation from our families and staff to make this goal. As it states in the Parent Commitment Form that each family signed with their registration packet, every family is expected to donate to the Annual Fund (in an amount appropriate to the family’s circumstances). A fee of $50 will be billed to any family who does not make a donation by January 1, 2019. We hope that you will prayerfully reflect on what is the appropriate amount for your family.

You can easily make a donation online at: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew or you can fill out the pledge envelope and return to the office. Any questions, please email: smckinney@holyrosarybilingual.org.


Have you heard of iGive.com? If you have not, it is a great opportunity to support our school by shopping at over 1,700 online retailers. All you have to do is go to the following link to get started: http://www.igive.com/iNZ78dE Once there, select Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy and a portion of the profits will go to our school. It's that simple!! Retailers include JC Penny, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart and so many more. It is a quick and easy way to support our school.

Thank You!

Finally, we want to thank the families who have already sent in their pledges/payments.

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Ups!!

Progress Reports went out last week, so that means we are zooming through our first trimester! The first trimester officially ends November 9th. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday and Tuesday, November 19th and 20th between 1 pm and 5:40 pm. Each conference will be 20 minutes in length and you can sign up using the links below. For those who have children in grades 2 - 6, you are welcome to sign up to meet with the English teacher, Spanish teacher, or both.

Ms. Marseille (Pre-K 3): http://signup.com/go/dErgQYj

Ms. Juliet and Ms. Wendy (Pre-K 4A): http://signup.com/go/ZRovnSp

Ms. Patty (Pre-K 4B): http://signup.com/go/VLAUtJc

Señora Raquel and Señora Nilsa (KG): http://signup.com/go/gbOFRKB

Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Allen (1st): http://signup.com/go/wufEWhh

Mr. Kelah (2nd/3rd English): http://signup.com/go/GzVQSRX

Señora Sonia (2nd/3rd Spanish): http://signup.com/go/XosVJvr

Señor Ivan (4th/5th/6th Spanish, 8th Math): http://signup.com/go/pDXDRYV

Mr. Anderson (4th/5th/6th English, 7/8 Spanish): http://signup.com/go/RaGSiEr

Mr. Farias (7/8 Homeroom and 5/6 Religion): http://signup.com/go/yJaZEQf

Thank you for signing up. It is important to keep communication open and for teachers, students, and parents to all be working together as a team!

Listening Session for Holy Rosary Parishioners

Holy Rosary Church is hosting a special listening session for parishioners to share their thoughts regarding the recent events occurring in the Catholic Church as a whole, as well as desires and concerns you have for our specific parish. You are invited to attend one of the following sessions:

Wednesday, October 17th at 6:00 - 7:30 pm (in the school auditorium)

Sunday, October 21st 1:30 - 3:00 pm (in the church)

The information will be recorded and provided to the Archbishop.

Harvest Festival

Sunday, Oct. 21st, 1-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Family fun in the school auditorium. The contact for this event is Nina Tatum (nina.tatumm@gmail.com).

Teacher Professional Development (at Holy Rosary) - Noon Dismissal

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon Dismissal, extended care is available

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 6-9pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us for a wonderful night of traditional Hispanic dancing and dining. More details to follow. If you would like to volunteer, contact Ms. Lizbeth at lduran@holyrosarybilingual.org

Veteran's Day Assembly

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 1:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us as we celebrate our veterans!

No School for Veteran's Day

Monday, Nov. 12th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, Nov. 19th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, Nov. 19th, 1-5:45pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parents can sign up through the online signup.com link

Noon Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 1-5:45pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Parents can sign up through the online signup.com link.

No School for Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 8am to Friday, Nov. 23rd, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA