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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal - Oct. 3, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

The kids are all looking so beautiful and handsome...today is picture day. If you did not complete the paper order form, don't worry. All children will have their picture taken and you can order the pictures online. Please do this by tonight, though, as the window will close for this. Here is the info for online ordering:

  1. Go to inter-state.com/order
  2. Enter code 31236EB
  3. Complete student name, info, and picture package.

It's as easy as 1,2,3...

Have a wonderful week!


Katie Dempsey


P.S. Don't forget that their is no school NEXT Friday (10/12) due to an Archdiocesan Retreat Day.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, 10/3 - Photo Day Today, Communication Envelopes go home - Make sure to check for the sheet for the school directory (DUE FRIDAY) and the info on the Fall/Harvest Festival

Thursday, 10/4 - Communication Envelopes due back to the office, Spirit Gear

Friday, 10/5 - Family School Directory Forms due TODAY, All School Mass at 9 am

Chocolate and Catalog Sales Due Oct. 5th!! That is THIS FRIDAY!



  • Each family who hasn't "bought out" of the chocolate sale MUST sell 2 boxes of chocolate. That means that you need to submit the $100 for 2 boxes, even if you have not completed selling the bars.
  • Dark Chocolate bars are here!!

BIG NEWS: For families who sell 5 or more boxes, the students in those families will get a free dress pass! These will be sent home on Wednesday, Oct. 10th!!

VERY IMPORTANT: Family School Directory

PLEASE READ: School Directory

  • Today, your family should be receiving a form for you to edit for the School Directory. The information comes from Renweb, so if there is anything that you would like to correct, please make the changes directly on the form and we will correct it for the School Directory. At a minimum, the Student name, Grade, Parent/Guardian Name, and school siblings will be listed.


  • The forms need to be returned with your manila envelope by Friday, October 7th. If the form is not received, the information from Renweb will be used as is. We are asking for a quick turnaround because we would like to hand out the School Directory by the end of October, so your prompt response is appreciated.

Do You Own A Business?

  • Advertisement Opportunity: If you would like to advertise your business, please mark the form and someone will get in contact with you. This is a very inexpensive way to get the word out about your business to hundreds of people at the school!

Please contact Amanda if you have any questions, amanda.p.schweickert@gmail.com.

MAP Testing Started Next Week!

We have started the MAP testing this week and the kids are doing a great job. The test is for children in grades 2 - 8 and each grade takes three tests: Reading, Language Usage, and Math. These are all done in English. Results will be available by conferences.

Next up on the testing front? The AAPPL test to check Spanish language proficiency for grades 1 - 6.

Brrr...It's Getting Cold Outside

It is really starting to get cold and wet outside. This is especially true in the morning. Please make sure to send your child/ren with a jacket.
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Chocolate and Catalog Sale

Wednesday, Sep. 12th, 3pm to Friday, Oct. 5th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Reminder: Each family is required to sell 2 boxes of chocolate.

The catalog sale is optional. If you choose to do it, you must sell a minimum of $250.

MAP Testing for Grades 2 - 8

Monday, Oct. 1st, 8am to Thursday, Oct. 11th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Online assessment for the fall.

School Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

All students should wear their full uniform (including sweaters). We could use parent helpers, as well. If you can help, let Berenice know!

Parent Service Committee Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 4th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

All parents are welcome. The topics include fundraising, student/family events, volunteer opportunities, and much more!

Archdiocesan Retreat Day - No School for Students

Friday, Oct. 12th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

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