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Weekly Bulletin - Week of Feb. 7th

Weekly Principal's Note:

Hello, All.

Last week was a great week for the kids...and I hope all of you have recovered! A special thanks to Gabe and his Student Council for putting this together, as well as Doris and Natalie for the Bible trivia. Catholic Schools Week is a great time to really show people what we are about: caring, faith-filled, fun communities focused on high standards and academic excellence. That is certainly who we are at Holy Rosary and I know the kids enjoyed everything you did to make it a special week. Your commitment and dedication to these kids and our mission is what makes us the school we are...and I truly thank you for that!

The Open Houses have been going very well. I think we will be wait-listed in three grades (at least) next year and I suspect there will be a steady stream of visitors coming through our halls in these next couple of months, especially as open registration begins on Feb. 29. Thank you for putting registration/enrollment info in your weekly newsletters. Please continue to do this, so that current parents know they must complete registration (including the registration fee) by Feb. 26th or the spot will be opened up to new families on Feb. 29th. I will be holding Tuition Contract meetings on Feb. 25th and 26th for all families who need ANY financial assistance for the 2016 - 17 school year. Parents can contact Berenice to schedule an appointment.

Have a great week!


This Week:


  • Dempsey out for morning carpool...Natalie covering.
  • 7th and 8th Grade to the Capitol for Catholic Advocacy Day!

  • Dempsey at Visitation from 10 - 12ish...


  • Ash Wednesday Mass at 9 am (Please list this in your weekly newsletter to invite all families)
  • Federal Meals Review


  • All School Mass at 9 am (Please prep the kids for Mass with the responses, readings, Saint of the Day, etc.)
  • Federal Meals Review


  • Conferences - No School for Kids


Monday and Tuesday - No School

Staff Start Time

This is just a reminder that the contracted start time for all full-time staff is 7:30 am. I have noticed that many people are strolling in to the building closer to 7:40 or 7:45. Please make sure that you are scheduling yourself to be at school by 7:30. That way, in the case of a rare emergency, traffic problem, etc., you will still arrive before the kids. It is important to have a few minutes to put items away and get settled before greeting kids/families for the day.

Conferences - Academic, Social Concerns

Please make sure if there are ANY issues involving one of your students that are concerning to you, a conference has been requested/scheduled. Parents are critical to the success of our school and our students, so we need to make sure that we are encouraging open, two-way communication.

Teacher Survey - Reminder

Just a quick reminder...if you haven't had a chance to give me feedback on the survey that was emailed out to teachers, please do so this week. Thanks!

Registration Info for Newsletters!

Please remind your families that registration for current families is from Feb 1 - 26. It will open for everyone on Feb. 29. If families do not complete the registration process, including paying the enrollment fee (by Feb 26th), their "spot" may be given away for next year. Also, all families must have an account in "good standing" in order to re-enroll for next year. Tuition Contract meetings for ANY family needing financial assistance for the 2016 - 17 school year will be held on Feb. 25th and 26th. Please contact Berenice at or 253.272.7012 to schedule an appointment.



Registration Opens for Current Families!

Monday, Feb. 1st, 8am to Friday, Feb. 26th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please include the information in our newsletter for your families. Remind them of the deadlines and that all registration materials must be complete and the registration fees paid in order to hold their spot for next year. We are trying to do it online and will have laptops/Chromebooks available at the front office to assist families. Thanks!!

Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 9am

520 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please invite all families to attend this special start to the Lenten season.