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Weekly Bulletin - Week of March 20th

Weekly Principal's Note:


Holy Week. This is the most important week in the church's calendar. It is the week where we reflect on the fact that Jesus took up his cross for each and every one of us, overcoming sin and death. It is a difficult concept to get across to our students, especially the young ones. As you do special activities with your kids this week, to honor Holy Week and to prepare them for Easter, please do your best to get across the following to each student:

  • We are loved, beyond measure, by God and that love is demonstrated through Jesus' actions.
  • Though we do our best to live lives of faithfulness, love, and respect, we all fail. That is not the end of the story, though, as God has redeemed us through the cross. His mercy is enough.
  • The Passion reminds us that there will be difficult times for each of us, times where we feel we want to give up, but God is always there to help us...we just need to turn to Him in prayer.
  • Ultimately, this sad, but beautiful story ends with rejoicing. On Easter, we celebrate that Jesus is risen, overcoming sin and death forever and the Holy Spirit lives within each of us.

I want to wish all of you a reflective Holy Week and a wonderful Easter. May you spend time refreshing and renewing your spirit next week, preparing for the remaining weeks of this school year.

With Blessings,


This Week:


  • Nothing special yet...

  • Dempsey in Seattle for the afternoon at a meeting with Dr. Haggarty and the crew from the Archdiocese.
  • Lesson Plans should be DONE.


  • Report Cards go home.

TRIDUUM...(From Thursday evening through Sunday evening)

Holy Thursday:

  • There is no school mass today.
  • Mass of the Lord's Supper will be held at 7 pm at Visitation, followed by Adoration.

Good Friday:

  • Living Stations of the Cross at 10:30 in the auditorium.
  • Noon dismissal. Let's try our best to make it silent and reverent for Good Friday.
  • Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at 7 pm at Holy Rosary.

Holy Saturday:

  • Easter Vigil at Holy Rosary at 8:30 PM.

Easter Sunday:

  • Easter Sunday Mass at 8 am and 10 am (Visitation) and noon (Holy Rosary).

Thank You

Thank you for:

  • Attending the Professional Development on Friday and being open to ideas from your colleagues in the Pierce County Deanery.
  • All of your help with carpool recently...special shout-out to Gabe!
  • More detailed lesson plans last week. Keep it up!
  • The exhausting, but important work you do each and every day with the kids in our care.
  • Your support of our mission at Holy Rosary School!


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE promote the Read-A-Thon in your class and in your newsletters. We need people to sponsor the kids by page, minutes read, or by book. We have a lofty goal of $10,000 and we really need to do a great job on this fundraiser!! Shanan O'Driscoll Hedges is leading this and will be working on prizes to sweeten the pot.



Living Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 25th, 10:30am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Gabe is working hard (with help from Ron) to put on an amazing version of the Living Stations on Good Friday. It will begin at 10:30 am in the auditorium. Thanks to Amparo for costumes!

Good Friday - Noon Dismissal

Friday, March 25th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon extended care!!

No School - Easter Vacation

Monday, March 28th, 8am to Friday, April 1st, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon Dismissal - Professional Development

Wednesday, April 13th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Teacher PD from 1 - 3:30, Extended Care is Available

The PD will be done by Dr. Vanessa Tucker (thank you Bridget!!), a specialist on SPED. She will work with us on how we can deal effectively with SPED related issues in the classroom.

Spring Fling

Saturday, April 30th, 6pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

The date has changed for this event. It will now be held on April 30th.

More details coming soon...