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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Happy New Year

Happy Wednesday and a Happy New Year!

It's been great seeing the smiling little faces back at the school. All of the staff is hitting the ground running as we begin the 2019 school year. As of this week we have just under a 100 days left of our 180 day school year. There is still so much to accomplish and we have our big Gala event coming up next month. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and got a chance to rest up and are now settling back into the school routine. Keep an eye out for the upcoming events this month. We have our state of the school address, registration beginning for the 2019 - 20 school year & all of the fun events of Catholic Schools Week at the end of the month. Make it a great week!


Katie Dempsey


Important Events!

  • Wednesday, January 9th - Statements go home in the communication envelopes
  • Thursday, January 10th - Spirit Gear for students, communication envelopes due back to the office
  • Friday, January 11th - All school Mass in the auditorium at 9 a.m., hosted by the third grade class.

Catholic Women's Club

We want to say a huge thank you to the Catholic Women's Club who attended a mass and special event at the school today. The amazing 5th and 6th grade choir performed for them and the ladies absolutely loved it! They not only donated school supplies but they also did a quick fundraiser at their breakfast raising $2,104 for our school. Thank you!

Fulcrum Update

Thank you so much to all who went through the necessary steps to apply for the Fulcrum scholarship funds. The window is now officially closed so hopefully everyone got their applications 100% completed with all necessary documents uploaded and verified. We will be having contract negotiations coming up soon (for any family who completed the Fulcrum Foundation scholarship process) and notifications for who received scholarships will be sent from Fulcrum by the third week in February. If you have any questions on this, please contact Bernice at 253-272-7012.

Very Important News from the Development Corner!

Annual Fund:

Many thanks to all of the families and donors who have supported our Annual Fund Appeal. We have raised $82,000 with a goal of $100,000. We are getting close to our goal! If you did not make a donation to this fund, a $50 fee will be on your next monthly invoice.

We could use your help. We are looking for outreach teams for Auction Sponsorships. Join other Holy Rosary families to ask companies to help sponsor our auction on May 4, 2019. Families will reach out to businesses on January 19th & 26th from 8:30 am - 12:00 requesting support through monetary sponsorships or auction donations. Families who volunteer for the outreach will receive school volunteer hours. Families who are successful in getting sponsorships or donations can apply the donation towards their auction family commitment due February 4, 2019.

Please access the below sign-up to join and see additional details.


$100 Auction Family Commitments are due February 4, 2019!

As noted on the Financial Agreement, each Holy Rosary family is required to contribute to the annual Auction (formerly Crab Feed). We will accept donations equal to or greater than $100 in value in the form of cash or check, gift cards to local restaurants, businesses, sporting events, or places of interest. Families may also provide vouchers for goods and services such as catering, lawn maintenance, baked goods, etc. Remember, if the item or payment is not received by February 4, families will be invoiced $150.

***Items are subject to procurement committee approval.***

It is important to note that we will not be accepting previously used items as part of our event; this process allows us to make better use of our resources to ensure our event is a success. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and continued support.

Many thanks to the families that have already turned in auction items. If you have an item that is large, can you please hold it until the deadline? I am in the process of determining where we can store these items. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to smckinney@holyrosarybilingual.org
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Parent Service Committee Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 10th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

The meeting will be held in the Parish Center.

No School in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 21st, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

State of the School Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 6:30-7:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Families will receive two service hours for each parent that is present at the meeting. Sorry, but this is an adults-only event.

Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, Jan. 27th, 8am to Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

As always, we will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week with special themed days. Stay tuned for more information from the student council. Please feel free to invite grandparents or special friends to Mass and a short event on Friday morning, February 1st.

Re-Registration for the 2019-20 School Year

Monday, Jan. 28th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA