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News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: Oct. 26th

Happy Wednesday!

What a great time we had last weekend at the Halloween Carnival! I am constantly astounded by how fantastic our families are when it comes to putting these events together. As we head into the busy holiday season, please check out the long list of dates for some more exciting upcoming events. Trimester 1 ends in just another week and a half. Soon, it will be time for conferences and Thanksgiving Break! Have a wonderful (wet) week.


Katie Dempsey


We Love our Volunteers!

Halloween Carnival:

A HUGE thank you to all the parents who helped make our Halloween Carnival so successful. A special "shout out" goes to Carnival Queen, Maria Cordero. Also, thank you to the following (and an apology if I missed anyone!!):

Patty Montes, Sarah Johnson, Tiffiny Yi, Uan-Iou Chen, Anita Stubbs, Johanne Pozas, Carrie Hernandez, Cheryl Borden, Gabriela Gomez, Janel Martin, Sophia Garza, Crystal Almanza, Theresa and Tomas Ramos, Liz Friedrich, Christine Gilbert, Nina Tatum, Stephanie Hernandez, Caroline Ferworn, Jeff Klein, Sandra Spadoni, Xochitl Paco, Nadia Gordon, Tracy Schaff, Marcy Marquez, Bridget Yaden, Nichole Gerling, and Rhodora Johnson. We couldn't have done it without your wonderful support!!

Around the School:

  • Rhonda Kristoff for her work with the weekly reading group.
  • Rosalind Arango for office support.
  • Ruperto Corral for engineering our new cubbies for the 7th and 8th graders.
  • Lizbeth Duran, Erika Garibay, Jakeline Lemus, Manuela Bosteder for coaching our dancers for the Hispanic Heritage Festival (Nov. 12th).

Halloween Carnival Fun!

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.

Change to the Dress Code!

Because of this crazy "winter weather", we will be allowing all students to wear boots at school from now through March. Rubber rain boots and warm boots will be allowed. No "heeled" dress boots, please. We want to make sure that the children can still run around safely at recess.

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 You!!

Thus far, in our Annual Fund Appeal, we have raised $45,150 with a goal of hitting $100,000. We have had 14% of school families participate so far. Our goal is for 100% family participation at amounts that are appropriate to your family. Any family who gives a donation by tomorrow (10/27) will be entered in a drawing to receive two free admission tickets to our Crab Feed/Auction on January 28th.

To donate 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 in this week's communication envelope. 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

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.

Date: January 28th

Doors Open: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm

Location: Bellarmine Preparatory School, Connelly Center

2300 S Washington St. Tacoma

Any 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.

If you need help with this process, please schedule an appointment ahead of time with Berenice between 3:30 - 5 pm. No walk-ins will be accepted at this time, out of courtesy. If you would like to use a school computer, you can come in the office anytime between 7:30-3:30 starting on Monday 10/17/2016 (but help may not be available during these hours). To speed up the process, please have your last year's Tax Returns ready and an idea for monthly rent, utilities, insurance, car payments, debt, amount in savings, etc, or miscellaneous expenses such as vacations. Make sure to list all expenses, as this helps to qualify you.

Jamba Juice!!

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

The cost is $3.00 and is "cash only".


Friday, Oct. 28th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please help to support our adopted students in Mexico and Honduras. The cost for "free dress" is $2.00 per student.

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