Hawk Happenings

News from the Holy Rosary/Juan Diego Community

Message from the Principal: Jan. 18th

Happy Wednesday!

We will have our annual State of the School Meeting this evening at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. Parents who attend will receive 2 volunteer hours. This is an "adults only" event and childcare will not be provided. I hope that you are able to attend, so that you can get an annual update on how things are going at the school, as well as upcoming items for next year. So, please join us!

The Crab Feed and Auction is almost here. It will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28th at Bellarmine Prep. If you have not purchased tickets for this fantastic event of crab, prime rib, beer, wine, silent/live auction, and dancing, please do so by this Friday. This is a critical fundraiser for our school and we need everyone's support to make this a success. You can purchase tickets through the front desk or online at: https://hrrsjda.ejoinme.org/crabfeed2017tickets.

I hope to see you at both of these important events!


Katie Dempsey


Crab Feed and Auction: Buy Tickets Now!

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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday: State of the School Meeting at 6:30 pm. Parents who attend get 2 service hours! Adults only, please.

Thursday: All School Mass at 9 am

Fri: Spirit Gear can be worn today.

Next Week:

Monday, Jan. 23: The 7th and 8th Graders will be going to the March for Life event. We will have a bus to take us. If you would like to attend, we will probably have several seats available. Contact Ms. Dempsey or Mr. Farias to reserve a seat.

From the Development Desk!

Auction/Crab Feed:

Purchase your tickets today!

Have you seen the crab roaming around at carpool? The Auction/Crab Feed is right around the corner on January 28th and we would love to see you there. Not only is this event an important fundraiser for our school, it is also a great time! Did I mention crab, wine, and dancing? And new this year, a photo booth! Please see this link to purchase your Auction/Crab Feed tickets online: https://hrrsjda.ejoinme.org/crabfeed2017tickets. Don't forget to notate who you would like to sit with.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Crab Feed and Auction would not be possible without all of the volunteers that make it happen. This event is a great opportunity for families to get a bulk of their volunteer commitment hours fulfilled.The event is on Saturday, January 28th. Please see the following link to sign-up to volunteer, we have times available Friday - Sunday. We need assistance with transport, set-up, food, registration, and more! Just choose the time and project that works best for you! Please sign-up here:


More questions, please email Sarah McKinney at: smckinney@hrrsjda.org

Catholic School's Week Staff Appreciation Potluck: Feb. 1st

During Catholic School's Week, we'd like to show our appreciation for all the staff at Holy Rosary. We are sponsoring a lunch on February 1st. Please sign up to bring an item or come and volunteer. Food will need to be dropped off in the cafeteria (preferably not with your teacher) by 11:00am to set up for lunch. Also, sign up to help warm, serve or clean up. Sign up now at:


-Thanks from your Parent Service Club

CYO Volleyball Sign-Ups are Here!

CYO Volleyball Season Slated to Begin Soon!

Holy Rosary Catholic School is actively taking signups for the upcoming Volleyball season and for the Girls' Volleyball.

Practices will begin in February. Leagues games will be played on Saturdays.

Holy Rosary CYO Volleyball provides a safe and balanced learning environment for players of all abilities that develops the athletic skills, character, sportsmanship, and teamwork of children in grades 4 through 8 through their participation in Volleyball. Volleyball registrations will be in the school office, beginning 11 January 2017

Cost will be about $75 per player which includes your jersey (not shorts). Registration is for grades 4-8 for boys and girls. By signing up, there is no guarantee your child will be playing on a team. Teams will need to have at least 9 players and have a coach.

Coaches Wanted!

We are looking for Volleyball coaches for grade level 4 - 8. If you are enthusiastic and willing to teach our kids about team sports, please volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach, please let me know. You may contact me to find out if your grade level already has a coach/coaches. The Volleyball season starts practicing in February. The season will run through April, maybe into May depending how many teams we get to sign up.

Coaches are responsible for recruiting additional members at the grade level they wish to participate.

Practices will be held at Fawcett Elementary

Please contact Ralph Thomson, CYO@hrrsjda.org

State of the School MEETING!

Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 6:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please come to this important event to learn more about the current state of Holy Rosary Regional School, as well as information about next year!

March for Life Event

Monday, Jan. 23rd, 2:30pm

5000 Abbey Way Southeast

Lacey, WA

  • Mass will be held at St. Martin's at 9:30 am
  • March will begin at the Capitol at noon

Jamba Juice

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Cost is $3.00 per drink. Proceeds go to support the fundraising efforts of the Parent Service Club.

Pay 2 Dress

Friday, Jan. 27th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Students may pay $2.00 to wear free dress on this day. The money is used to support our orphans (Brayan and Kenia) from Mexico and Honduras at NPH homes. Spirit gear can be worn for free.

Annual Crab Feed and Auction

Saturday, Jan. 28th, 6pm

2300 South Washington Street

Tacoma, WA

Please join us for this wonderful event. The cost is $60.00 per person and you will receive crab, prime rib, drinks, and both a silent and live auction. This is held at the brand new Connelly Campus Center at Bellarmine Prep. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://hrrsjda.ejoinme.org/crabfeed2017tickets. Questions? Contact Sarah McKinney at smckinney@hrrsjda.org.

Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, Jan. 29th, 12pm to Saturday, Feb. 4th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Theme: Catholic Schools - Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.

Plans for the Week:

Sun - Students come to Mass in Uniforms at Noon

Mon - Community Service Projects

  • Pajama Day

Tues - Parent Appreciation Day

  • Disney Day

Wed - Staff/Teacher Appreciation Day

  • Crazy Clash Day (Crazy hair/crazy clothes)

Thurs - Grandparent/Special Person Appreciation Day (Mass and a Concert)

  • Full Uniform

Fri - Student Appreciation Day

  • Versus Day (Color Wars and Competition Assembly)
  • Color War Assignments -
  • Pre-K3 --> Light Blue

    Pre-K4 --> Dark Blue

    Kindergarten --> Purple

    1st Grade --> Orange

    2nd Grade --> Green

    3rd Grade --> Yellow

    4th Grade --> Red

    5th Grade --> Pink

    6th Grade --> Gray

    7th Grade --> Black

    8th Grade --> White

Holy Rosary Regional School/Juan Diego Academy

Contact Me:

Berenice Williams, Office Manager