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Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal - Sept. 19, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

It was wonderful having the entire staff and so many students/families at Mrs. Silva's funeral yesterday. Thank you for coming and thank you for supporting us with yellow outfits today!

Tonight was our Back to School Night. You will get 2 volunteer hours for each parent who came tonight. Just record it on Renweb or on your Volunteer Hours tracking form. It is a great way to get an overview of the year, especially the fundraising and volunteer opportunities and to hear from your child's teacher about their plans for the year. We hope you enjoyed it and we thank you for taking the time to come!


Katie Dempsey


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, 9/19 - Communication Envelopes go home, Back to School Night at 6 pm.

Thursday, 9/20 - Communication Envelopes due back to the office, Spirit Gear can be worn (Seahawks or HRBA Hawk Gear with jeans)

Friday, 9/21 - Since Fr. Martin is on vacation, we will either have a substitute priest for our All School Mass or Deacon Jim will lead us in a Communion Service in the church at 9 am.

Weekend: Don't forget to sell those chocolates and catalogs!!

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Need More Chocolate??

If you need additional boxes of chocolate to sell, please contact Ms. Berenice. You can email (office@holyrosarybilingual.org), call (253-272-7012) or just send a note with your child. We are glad to send boxes home with your child, but only if we get an official request. Also, if you did not receive your boxes, please let us know immediately. Thank you!!

Box Tops, Box Tops, Calling All Box Tops!

If you have Box Tops from any of the items you purchase, please clip them out and send them in to the school. You can just toss them in a ziploc bag and send them to the office. Our wonderful volunteer, Camai gets them shipped off. So far, the school has collected 650 Box Tops, which equals $65.00. Thank you for supporting the school!!

CYO Cross Country

The first CYO CC meet is this weekend! Wish them luck!! Here is the info if you want to come and support the runners!

The meets are held on Sundays at Mt. Tahoma (4634 S 74th St, Tacoma, WA 98409) and start at 2 PM. The races are run at the back of the school which is accessible off of Verde Road which runs just to the east of the school. Races are based on gender and grade level with the following approximate race times. Please keep in mind these are approximate times and races will run earlier than stated if they can. Please plan to have your kids at the race 30-40 minutes before there stated race time so they can get bib number (at our tent), find their coach, and get warmed up.

PK/K boys (1/4 mile): 2 PM

PK/K girls (1/4 mile): 2:07

1st grade boys (1/2 mile): 2:15

1st grade girls (1/2 mile): 2:22

2nd grade boys (1/2 mile): 2:31

2nd grade girls (1/2 mile): 2:41

3rd grade boys (1/2 mile): 2:52

3rd grade girls (1/2 mile): 3:02

4th and 5th grade boys (1 mile) : 3:14

4th and 5th grade girls (1 mile) : 3:29

6-8th grade boys (1.5 miles): 3:45

6-8th grade girls (1.5 miles): 4:05

Safe Environment for Volunteers!

Fall is often the best time to complete your safe environment requirements, since many of the area churches/schools offer the live training sessions at this time. Training is offered sporadically throughout the year, but there tend to be more options in this fall period. Here are a few upcoming sessions offered nearby in September:

September 20: St. John of the Woods Catholic Church (Tacoma)--4:00 PM

September 24: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (Federal Way)--6:30 PM

Any of these training sessions can be registered for when you complete your Virtus enrollment online, and there are also many other locations/date from which to choose. Check out more information below on volunteering requirements!


All volunteers working with or alongside children at the school are required to complete Safe Environment requirements, as mandated by the Archdiocese of Seattle. This would include any volunteers assisting in the lunchroom, at recess, in the classroom, accompanying classes on field trips, etc. New volunteers should go online to VirtusOnline.org to register. Here is the procedure:

  1. Go online to Virtusonline.org to create an account
  2. Register for a local safe environment class
  3. Read and acknowledge policy documents
  4. Complete the steps for a background check to be performed.

We suggest you set up your account using a desktop computer or laptop, rather than cell phone or tablet computer, as the Virtus system seems to work best in this manner. An in-person/live safe environment class, called "Protecting God's Children for Adults", is initially required, but thereafter, renewals can be completed online once every three years.

Thank you for your cooperation with this process and for your commitment in keeping our school safe and healthy for our children. Please feel free to contact Colleen Thomson at casmt@comcast.net or 253-389-9606 if any questions regarding this process or if you have other concerns regarding volunteering, whether you be a new volunteer or are a returning volunteer. We value all of our volunteers!

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.

School Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA