Hawk Happenings: Oct. 25th

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy Community

Message from Sra. Farias - Oct. 25, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Don't forget that this weekend is full of volunteer opportunities:

On Saturday, we have our Pierce Conservation District Tree planting to bring nature to our students. The ground has been de-paved and ready for planting.
Please arrive a few minutes before we welcome everyone at 9 a.m. so you can get signed in and have a snack before we welcome everyone at 9 a.m. After the welcome and tree planting demonstration, we will group you into teams to work together in the tree planting.

It's going to be a cool and crisp fall day as we work hard installing these trees. The 71 landscape trees will be planted along the back wall that will reduce air and noise pollution from I5, liven up the space and provide shade on hot days.

Please park in the front of the school as opposed to the back wall. If you are a leader of a group, please let Melissa Buckingham know at 360-791-5306 (mobile) so she knows to bring enough tools. Please come!! Bring friends, relatives and help!

There is a sign-up link on this newsletter as you scroll down below.

Don't forget that this Sunday is our Fall Festival. Nina Tatum needs volunteer helpers on this day and you can do it in costume! Set-up is Friday evening and on Sunday before the event. Sign-up instructions below.

I am happy to report that Ms. Dempsey's surgery went well. She is recovering at home nicely. I speak to her daily, to see how she is doing. Please keep her in your prayers as we want her back "pronto."

Our elevator is in working condition. Students were given the opportunity to use the elevator on Monday for lunch. They were excited! However, we have safety rules for our elevator that require its usage to be limited. Rules will be posted by each elevator door. We ask students and parents to carefully read rules and restrictions and to abide by them. Students are never to travel in an elevator without an adult or teacher to accompany them.

Do not forget to scroll all the way down to sign up for Parent -Teacher conferences.

One last item, please check out our "Dia de los Muertos" altar outside Pre-K 3 classroom. It was beautifully decorated and created by Jaqui Lemus with help from Lucia Flores and Ilianit Hernandez. Thank you Jaqui for bringing our hispanic culture to life with your incredible talent and dedication to our school. Jaqui is also working with second graders creating decorations for the altar.

Have a wonderful week.


Sra. Farias

Vice Principal

Upcoming Events:

This Week:

  • Thursday, Oct. 26th - Spirit/Seahawks Gear/ or Pay to Dress for $2.00(NO Halloween Costumes please!)
  • Thursday, we have 2 field trips scheduled. First and Second to Spooner's Farms and Ms. Berenice with her Service Club to do some volunteer farming.
  • Friday, Oct. 27th - Mass by 3rd Grade at 9:00 A.M. Come and join us.
  • Saturday, Oct. 28th- Tree Planting from 9 a.m. till noon.
  • Sunday, Oct. 29th- Fall Festival! 1:00- 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31- Happy Halloween! Wear black and orange today. No costumes or face painting. (We did that already! Boo HOO!)

Scenes from the School...

Candy Donations for the Fall Festival

If you can donate a bag or two of wrapped Halloween candy for the Fall Festival, we would greatly appreciate it. We use it for prizes at the big event. There is a box labeled for this near the office in the hallway, so feel free to drop your candy off in the next week or so. Thank you for your support!!

Have You Applied for Your Fulcrum Scholarship??

Don't delay on applying for your Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Program Scholarship for the 2018-19 school year. The award amount is $1200 for qualifying families. Don't forget, we will not be negotiating any tuition agreements or offering "in house" financial aid to families UNLESS they first apply through Fulcrum. Here is the link: https://fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance

  1. Scroll down to Tuition Assistance Grants and click on Apply
  2. Sign in or sign up for your account
  3. Complete the application (you will need earning/income information, expenses, and tax information) and pay the $24 application fee. Please note that Fulcrum will not be reimbursing application fees any longer.

Remember: In order for families to receive ANY financial assistance for next year, you MUST apply through Fulcrum first. Even if you do not qualify, we can still meet to discuss/negotiate a tuition contract for next year.

From the Development Office:

We need your help! Annual Fund is underway. We have a lofty goal to raise $146, 000. We are hoping for 100% from our school families and staff at amounts appropriate to their individual abilities. The funds raised support curriculum and materials, along with funding teacher's salaries, and new playground equipment. No donation is too small. You can choose to make a one time donation or you can pledge a monthly amount. Please see the school's Development Report that will be distributed in this week's communication envelope. We are lucky to have so many amazing and generous donors that support our school. For example the three phases of construction over the last three years were funded completely by a group of donors that wanted to see our building upgraded and enhanced. Please show your support by donating to the Annual Fund Appeal. No donation is too small. You can choose to make a one time donation or you can pledge a monthly amount.

To donate please see the following secure link on our website:https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/o5kPfZnwU-9YPZxE8gatew

Please choose the drop down for Annual Appeal. All donations are tax deductible. Your support is greatly appreciated!

A big thanks to the following families/staff for your Annual Fund Appeal/Playground Equipment donations:

Bridget Yaden & Jeff Smith
Richard & Stephanie Hernandez
Jeff & Claudia Klein
Jesse & Amanda Schweickert
Daryl & Raquel Lambrecht
Javier & Anita Lemus
Paul & Janel Martin
Juliet Quintero
Katie Dempsey
Casey & Sarah McKinney

Epitacio Garibay & Erika Ruelas

Sergio & Carrie Hernandez
Efrain & Patty Montes
Doris Silva
Alberto & Amparo Farias

Patrea & Josh Hernandez
Nuria Rodriguez
Don & Kelly Robertson

David Sanchez Garcia & Karen Ramirez Aguirre

Save the Date! Our annual Auction/Crab Feed is scheduled for February 10th. 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: February 10, 2018

Doors Open: 5:00 p.m.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Bellarmine Preparatory School, Connelly Center

2300 S. Washington St. Tacoma

Each family has a $100 fundraising commitment for the Crab Feed/Auction that is due on December 15th. The $100 fee can be paid online or in the office. If you would like to make payments to minimize the impact during the Christmas season please take advantage of this option. You can pay the fee once a month in October, November, and December. Final payment is due by December 15th. Just please let Berenice know if you are making payments. The fee would be $33.34 per month.

Please see this week's communication envelope with additional details on the family fundraising requirements. Any questions, please feel free to call or email: Sarah McKinney smckinney@hrrsjda.org.

Thank You!

A huge thank you to Dr. Bridget Yaden, her husband Jeff and their son Anderson for working on setting up donated IPADS at home.

Thank you to Mr. Greg Klein, as well as the Puryear and Klein families for securing the donation of some Ipads from the GSA. We are working on getting them set up to have in most of the classrooms. While we were given many Ipads, we only received 10 plugs to charge them. If you have any old Ipad plugs that you no longer need, will you send them in to the office? Here is a picture of the plug...

Do You Have Extra Ipad Plugs?

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Fall Festival Time!!

Once again this year, we are having our Fall Festival (formerly the Halloween Carnival). It is a fantastic afternoon of fun with costumes, games/prizes, food, and the chance to socialize with HRRSJDA families! We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for a volunteer slot at the Fall Festival 2017!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/407001086512690066
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. My email is:

Thank you!

Nina Tatum

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Sign Ups are Now Open!

Please sign up for Parent -Teacher conferences. The slots are 15 min. Fall conferences are mandatory, so we appreciate you doing your best to find a time that works. Just click on the link and check the times for Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21. You will be able to sign up and the site will even send you a reminder as the day approaches.

Pre-K 3 (Ms. Marseille): http://signup.com/go/HQCCmxU

Pre-K 4A (Ms. Sonia): http://signup.com/go/UZnQTCc

Pre-K 4B (Ms. Juliet): http://signup.com/go/OPnLKYu

KG - A (Ms. Nuria): http://signup.com/go/ixNjhJE

KG - B (Ms. Raquel): http://signup.com/go/GYVQYrU

1/2 - English (Mrs. Holguin): http://signup.com/go/NuzoaaU

1/2 - Spanish (Mrs. Williams): http://signup.com/go/KCFOacX

3/4 - English (Mrs. Silva): http://signup.com/go/RdoWBvC

3/4 - Spanish (Mr. Ivan): http://signup.com/go/wTmkJkL

5 (Mr. Anderson): http://signup.com/go/ZGXJPwz

6/7 (Mr. Downing): http://signup.com/go/bqCVXqV

8 (Mr. Farias): http://signup.com/go/vVwfiNk

Our fabulous Hispanic Heritage Festival coming soon!

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Pay 2 Dress and Jamba Juice

Thursday, Oct. 26th, 8am-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Pay 2 Dress - Students may pay $2 to wear free dress (appropriate clothing for school) to support our NPH orphans. Students may wear Spirit/Seahawks gear for free that day.

Jamba Juice - Students may purchase Jamba Juice after school (near the garden tires) for $3.

Depave Tree Planting

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 9am-12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Join us as we plant beautiful new trees all along the freeway wall (on the school side). This will really beautify our campus. The trees are part of the Depave grant! Please sign up at http://wa-piercecountycd.civicplus.com/FormCenter/Water-Quality-7/Holy-Rosary-Depave-Tree-Planting-246

Fall Festival

Sunday, Oct. 29th, 1-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/407001086512690066
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!