Hawk Happenings: May 1st

Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy

Message from the Principal


Welcome to May! May is Mary's month in the Catholic Church and we use this time to honor her as not only the Mother of God, but also as the Queen of Heaven. In the Catholic Church, we believe that we can go to Mary directly to ask for her to intercess on our behalf. In honor of our Dear Mother, Mary, we will have a special May Crowning at the mass this Friday. We ask all children to bring a flower, which will be made into bouquets for each classroom, and then used in a procession at the beginning of mass. We will also put a special crown on the statue of Mary, which will stay in place for the month of May. You do not have to purchase a flower, you can simply find one in your yard or in a park. Thank you for making this a special way to honor our Dear Mother.

On a personal note, I have reflected a lot recently about the sacrifice Mary made when she accepted her role as the mother of Jesus. I am grateful to her for the very tough and painful journey she endured for all of us. I can't imagine what it must have been like to watch your child go through such a horrific ordeal. This has been on my mind a lot as I have watched what Father Wagner's mom (Maria) has gone through every day at the hospital. It has to be so painful to watch your child go through so much, whether they are 4 or 48 (as Father is). She remains steadfast in her faith and prays all day everyday at his bedside. Maybe it isn't a coincidence that both are named Maria! So, to all of the parents (and especially the moms, since it is Mary's month), thank you to all of you for what you do as parents. I know it is not easy, but it is so important.


Katie Dempsey


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Upcoming Events:

This Week:

  • Wednesday, May 2nd - Communication envelopes go home.

  • Thursday, May 3rd - Spirit Gear, Communication envelopes due to the office today, PSC meeting at 8 am

  • Friday, May 4th - All School Mass/May Crowning at 9 am - Please bring a flower

  • Saturday, May 5th - Gala begins at 6 pm. Babysitting will be on the first floor and begins at 5:30 pm. The little ones (up through Pre-K) are in Ms. Marseille's room and the older children are in Ms. Sonia's room. Pizza will be provided to children who arrive at 6 pm.

Father Wagner Update and Request for Assistance!

Father Wagner remains in very serious condition. Please continue to keep him and his family In your prayers, as well as our entire community as we accept God's will for him.

Father's family will be moving from Visitation to Holy Rosary's Convent this week. We are in need of supplies such as full/queen size bedding (and perhaps even full size beds), as well as towels. If you have anything to donate, just drop it by the school or church office. Also, Father's mom and dad are staying here full time, while his siblings go back and forth between here and Wenatchee/Leavenworth. They also have some extended family arriving tomorrow from Poland and Ireland. So, if you would like to sign up to bring meals for the family, we would really appreciate it. Here is a link to sign up for meals:


The meals can be dropped off anytime at the parish office/convent or the school office. You can claim 3 volunteer hours for each meal you provide. Thank you for helping make them feel welcome and supported during this difficult time.

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Volunteer Hours Due May 8th!! Here are some final opportunities to get those hours!

If you are still looking for volunteer hours, we could use your help! Check out these final events to finish off those hours!

Meals for Father Wagner's Family (May 3rd - May 10th):

See above for more info. Here is the sign-up:


The meals can be dropped off anytime at the parish office/convent or the school office. You can claim 3 volunteer hours for each meal you provide.

Gala (Saturday, May 5th):

We will need help with decorations, set-up, event assistance, and clean-up. Please see the online sign-up to volunteer: http://signup.com/go/nVvqxwZ Don't forget, unfulfilled volunteer hours will be billed out in May at $20 per hour!

Questions or interest please email, Sarah McKinney: smckinney@hrrsjda.org.

Teacher Appreciation Day (Friday, May 11th):

Even though this is after the deadline for hours, we will still accept your hours for that day towards this year's requirement. Just make a note on your sheet when you turn it in. Here is the sign up: http://signup.com/go/ezGJUjR Thank you to Sofia Zapata for organizing this.

Gala News!

Holy Rosary Gala

Thank you to all who have signed up to attend or volunteer at our annual gala. We believe this will be a very successful evening, supporting Catholic education for all children. Remember, the evening begins at 6 pm with cocktails and appetizers. The dress will be cocktail attire so get ready for a fantastic evening of dynamic speakers and wonderful presentations from our children!