Hawk Happenings

News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: Nov. 2nd

Happy Wednesday!

We had a wonderful visit today from our Superintendent, Dr. Haggarty. He loved seeing our school and is impressed with all of the success of our school and our program. We are blessed to be supported by so many people inside and outside of our school community. In fact, this week we received a FANTASTIC opportunity! A local donor who is a dedicated supporter of Catholic education has generously donated a matching grant of $25,000 to our Annual Fund. I am so pleased to announce that we have just crossed the halfway point and have made $50,000 of our $100,000 goal. So, with $50,000 left to raise, $25,000 has been put up to match if we can just raise the other $25,000!! For every dollar that is donated from now through the end of December, one dollar will be matched (up to $25,000). So, I ask for your help if you have not already donated. Please consider a gift to the Annual Fund so that your donation can be doubled!! You can access it online at: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew

or simply drop a donation off at the office.

Thank you to all who have donated and to any future donors who are able to help us meet this important fundraising goal, which allows us to provide a high quality, innovative Catholic education to all families.


Katie Dempsey


Picture of the Week!!

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We Love our Volunteers!

Thanks to our amazing volunteers!!

  • Lisa Hepfer - Our Outstanding Art Teacher!!
  • Amy Stevens - For Bulletin Boards and Wall Repair!
  • Melanie Lopez - 3rd/4th Spanish

Conferences! Sign-Up Online Now!!

This year, we are doing an online sign-up for conferences so that you can choose a time that works best for you. Please click on a link for each class in which you have a child. For classes that are partnered in English and Spanish, you may select one teacher or sign up for two slots if you need to talk with both teachers. You will be able to select either Nov. 21st or Nov. 22nd and a time that works for you (from 1 pm - 5 pm). Contact Berenice at office@hrrsjda.org if you need any help with this process. Here are the links:

Pre-K 3: http://signup.com/go/NzYZHW

Pre-K 4A: http://signup.com/go/bqP9i2

Pre-K 4B: http://signup.com/go/VqwJGJ

Kindergarten: http://signup.com/go/kMN3Ra

1st/2nd Grade (Holguin): http://signup.com/go/KfGSq8

1st/2nd Grade (Williams): http://signup.com/go/Vg7JKr

3rd/4th Grade (Nolting): http://signup.com/go/cN3jfA

3rd/4th Grade (Silva): http://signup.com/go/cRjL9S

5th/6th: http://signup.com/go/AFHZoV

7th/8th: http://signup.com/go/hdPeFD

Mr. Ivan (Math): http://signup.com/go/nvUzpa

Mr. Nolting: http://signup.com/go/65pcmA

Simply enter your name, email address and phone number. Then, you will be confirmed in your spot. Conferences are very important, so please make sure to sign up and to make your conference time on the day/time that you chose. Thanks!!

Picture Retakes Next Wed!!

Student pictures are going home in today's envelope. If you do not like your child's photo, don't worry. Picture Retakes are next week! If you would like your child to have their photo retaken or if they were absent on the original Picture Day, please pick up an order form in the front office or let Berenice know and she can send one home. On November 9th, please bring the order form and the complete photo package with photos for a free retake.

Preparing for Veteran's Day...We Need You!

Anyone who has served in the military or has family members who have served in the military, please send pictures to Mrs. Nolting (jnolting@hrrsjda.org) to be included in the Veteran's Day program scheduled for Wednesday, November 9. Please include the person's name, rank and dates of service. Pictures must be received no later than Friday, Nov. 4th.

Snow Days?? Winter Weather News!

Please check out the local television news and radio for any information on late starts (1 hour or 2 hours) or school cancellations due to snow events. We follow the Tacoma Public School District No. 10. Please note that it is Tacoma NOT Tahoma. If they are late or closed, we will also be late or closed. You can also follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HolyRosaryTacoma where we will do our best to post the information as soon as it is available. On late start days, there will be no morning extended care. On snow days, there will be no extended care for morning or evening.

From the Development Desk!

Annual Fund Appeal - We Need Your Help!

We have reached our mid-point goal of $50,000 with a goal of hitting $100,000! We have had 20% of school families participate so far. Thanks to all the Holy Rosary families, alumni, and donors that have donated to this very important fund. The winners of the two crab feed tickets are Christian and Jessica Jordan. Thank you to all that donated to enter the drawing.

If you would still like to give, there is still time. Our campaign runs through November 20th. Please see the following secure link on our website:https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew

You can also donate via the annual giving envelopes that have gone out. All donations are tax deductible. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Thank you to the following Holy Rosary School families/staff that have donated to this year's appeal:

Dr. Bridget Yaden & Jeff Smith

Casey & Sarah McKinney

Katie Dempsey

Amparo Farias

Nuria Olmos Rodriguez

Sandra Spadoni & Daniel Krebs

Jeff & Claudia Klein

Raquel Lambrecht

Sonia Ceballos

Marseille Grimaldi

Kelly Robertson

Scott & Laura Puryear

Father Wichert

Jesse & Amanda Schweickert

Steve & Rhonda Kristoff

Morgan & Lisa Hepfer

Sid Chaloner

Christian & Nichole Gerling

Gabe Farias

DC & Analy Grant

Shanan O'Driscoll Hedges and Matt Hedges

Lizbeth Duran

William & Jennifer Pickles

Shane & Valerie Pettit

James & Rhodora Johnson

Anssell & Melanie Lopez

Celine Williams

Gricelda Gonzalez

Epitacio Garibay & Erika Ruelas

Eduardo & Rocio Castrejon

Oscar & Diane Mendez

Sofia Zapata & Carl Tweeten

Richard & Stephanie Hernandez

Craig Smith & Meg Lee

Tomas and Theresa Ramos

Doris Silva

Berenice Williams

Darin & Cheryl Borden
Ralph & Colleen Thomson

Leianna Perkins-Muse
Bradley & Naomi Smith
Christian & Jessica Jordan
John Downing


Auction/Crab Feed

Save the Date! Our annual Auction/Crab Feed is scheduled for January 28th and before we know it, it will soon be here! This is a very important event for our school uniting current school families, alumni, and Holy Rosary School supporters. It is a great opportunity to get your volunteer hours in and support your child(s) school. Tickets and additional information will be available soon.

Date: January 28th

Doors Open: 5:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm

Location: Bellarmine Preperatory School, Connelly Center

2300 S Washington St. Tacoma

Reminder: all families have a $100 fundraising requirement to fulfill. You can solicit donations from a business, provide a gift card, or pay the $100 fee directly in the office. If you want to volunteer for the auction committee or have questions, please feel free to call or email: Sarah McKinney smckinney@hrrsjda.org.

Fulcrum Scholarships!! Do You Need $1200???? Apply NOW!


The window for 2017-18 Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) applications officially opened on October 1st, 2016. Here is the link to apply: https://fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance

VERY IMPORTANT: Any family seeking ANY financial assistance from Holy Rosary Regional School MUST first apply through the Fulcrum Grant Application.

Trimester 1 Ends

Friday, Nov. 4th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Report Cards Go Home on Nov. 16th.

Picture Re-Takes

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Pictures from the first picture day should be at the school by Wed, Oct. 2nd (for you to review). Once photos are received and would like an order form, please email the office.

Veteran's Day Assembly

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 1:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for a special celebration in honor of service members. We will have singing and a special presentation!

No School - Observance of Veteran's Day

Friday, Nov. 11th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No School and No Extended Care.

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Saturday, Nov. 12th, 6-8pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join in the fun with this amazing night celebrating Hispanic dancing and food. The cost is:

  • $ 5 per child (Children from ages 7 - 14)
  • $ 10 per person (ages 15 and up)
  • Family rate for a family of 5 is $40
  • Children under 7 are free

Conferences - Noon Dismissal (Extended Care is Available)

Monday, Nov. 21st, 12pm to Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 5pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Conference times will be sent out very soon. If you need to adjust your time/day, please contact the office at office@hrrsjda.org. Thank you!

Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 21st, 12pm to Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

The Book Fair will be held in the modular building behind the school from noon to 3 pm Monday and Tuesday.

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 8am to Friday, Nov. 25th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

No school and no extended care

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy

Contact Me:

Berenice Williams, Office Manager