Family Communication (eFC) 3-19-15

March 19, 2015

School Commission


School Commission is seeking at least two (2) new members for the up-coming school year. These coming years will be very important ones for the school and your kids. A new pastor will join us this summer to lead the community and a new principal search will commence soon after. This is an opportunity to provide a voice for all Holy Rosary parents and to be a leader in your school community. Parents with the following talents will be especially useful for the overall mission of the commission: accounting, facilities, technology and marketing.

School Commission is an advisory group that works with the principal and pastor on policy-related issues. Examples of ongoing issues on which the Commission collaborates are the school budget, including fundraising, health and wellness, technology, and the school’s strategic plan. We do not make decisions that affect day-to-day operations of the school. We also do not make decisions regarding academic curricula – that is the responsibility of the principal and his/her staff. The entire committee meets once a month and each member is assigned to one or two subcommittees. You will serve a 4-year term. School Commission members record their hours and meet the requirements for all commitment hours.

Please reach out to any current School Commission member or to:

President: Mike Hooks

Vice President: Brett Conway

Member at Large: Pat Galvin

Applications are due on April 17. See the application on the school’s website.

Parent’s Club


Holy Rosary needs you! Do you have a passion for Holy Rosary and want to represent the heart and soul of our community? The Parents Club Board (PCB) is currently looking for three actively involved parents/guardians to join the Board next year. Each term is for two years beginning on July 1, 2015.

First, we are seeking a Room Parent Coordinator. If you have already been a room parent, please consider taking this important role. We are also seeking a President and Vice President. The Vice President will automatically become President for the 2016/2017 school year. The President can move to a support role for their second year. These roles would be ideal for a couple or friends who want to work together.

Please see the full job descriptions and instructions for applying under Parents Club on the Student/Parents tab on the HRS website if you are interested. All PCB positions fulfill your family volunteer hour obligation each year.

Our next PC meeting is on Tuesday, March 24. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us. Ted Mohrbacher will be our guest speaker and will be sharing information about our junior high. You won’t want to miss! We will meet in the school hall with social hour beginning at 6:30 pm and the business portion starting promptly at 7:00 pm. Childcare for school age children is available in the library.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

BISHOP BLANCHET – 14 students were accepted, five received academic scholarships, three received leadership scholarships and one received a faith and mission scholarship.
HOLY NAMES ACADEMY – 19 students were accepted, ten of those students were accepted with academic financial scholarships and honors and four of those students were accepted with honors.
KENNEDY CATHOLIC – 23 students were accepted, 11 received Lancer Academic and leadership financial awards.
SEATTLE PREPARATORY – 18 students were accepted, four with academic honors.
O’DEA HIGH SCHOOL – 12 students were accepted; there is one academic and leadership award.

Going Away Gift For Father John

The school staff and students are planning a going away gift for Father John. We are asking that each student bring in a dollar as a contribution towards the gift. Please have your student(s) bring it to school by March 27. Thank you.

Heart Auction

Auction Update!

April 25, 2015

Join us as we step back in time
to the nifty 1950’s.

Auction Reservations Are Open! Invitations were sent home last Friday in backpacks.

To purchase your tickets online use this link:

Or return the RSVP card to the main office with a check attached.

For questions regarding auction seating contact Christina Mastrangelo at


Have you signed up to help with the auction yet?

There are still many spots available on the night of the auction, for those that will not be attending.  Wait staff and Distribution (of auction items) have many open spots.

Click on this link to volunteer


Every year we have extra events that are connected to the auction. We call these the “Auction Parties”. All proceeds support the Auction. Misplaced the flyers sent home? No problem, go to the auction page to download the forms:

These events will also be open to online purchases from April 4-18.  Note that the BINGO happens prior to the Auction and sells fast.

If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact Marti McGaughey


TURN in those RAFFLE tickets-they go fast!

The tuition raffle has a limited number of tickets being sold, be one of the 100 ticket holders. You do not need to attend the auction to win the year’s $5,000 in tuition!

The 50/50 raffle is not a new raffle and has been around for many years. This year the 50/50 raffle tickets will be selling for only $25.00 per ticket or 5 for $100.00, an unlimited number of tickets will be sold but you will need to be attending the auction to win!!! Last year’s winner won over $1,800!

Questions? Contact Kristin McMahan


Starting on April 4 over 150 items will be up for bidding online. The link for the online auction will be “eBlasted” to families and posted on our school website. All items will need to be picked up at Holy Rosary School, because shipping is not available. Make sure to share the link for the online auction with friends and relatives to support our school.

SAVE THE DATE:  April 4 – 18 (Online Auction)

Sweet Charity Dessert Auction

Holy Rosary’s annual school auction themed “Rock Around the Clock” is coming up next month.  The dessert committee is seeking your delicious creations paired with a complimentary aperitif.  Help us turn back time to 1950 and end the auction evening with beautiful, tasty donated desserts.  Maybe you have a famous family recipe or know someone who does.  We are always looking for new creative desserts.  All proceeds from the Dessert Auction benefit Holy Rosary’s Tuition Assistance Program.  Keep in mind you will receive fundraising hours for your efforts (additional details to follow).

For Questions Email or call Shelly Pugh (Landon Pugh’s mom in 1B) at (206) 660-3254 or Sarah Mosley – (Vincent Bucci’s mom in 1A) at (206) 849-7977.

Dessert Auction Info

To Sign Up:

Email your name, home and cell phone number, what type of dessert and aperitif you are thinking of donating to the email address above. If you need ideas we are happy to suggest one. We hope to receive all submissions ASAP but no later than April 3rd. Dessert delivery will start at 11:00 am and end at 2:00 pm the day of the auction (April 25) in Lanigan Gym. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions.

St. Martin de Porres

During Lent, our students are participating in a variety of service outreach and prayer opportunities. The details for our annual Lenten Brown Bag lunch program with St. Martin de Porres can be found below. Please watch your child’s classroom newsletter and website for details about our upcoming Holy Thursday Service Outreach.  The six weeks of Lent give us ample time and opportunity for service outreach.  Pick and choose the activities that work for your family.

BROWN BAG FRIDAYS FOR ST. MARTIN de PORRES SHELTER is underway. Every year, as part of our Lenten Outreach, Holy Rosary School has provided lunches to the men at St. Martin de Porres shelter. Students are asked to bring a lunch or two and a toiletry item on designated Fridays during Lent. These lunches can be kept cold, so perishable food is fine.

**If you are interested in driving a few students to deliver the lunches one Friday in Lent, please contact Jennifer Hazzard in the school office.

Please keep the toiletry items separate from the lunches:

  • March 20 – No School due to Archdiocesan In-service Day
  • March 27 – travel size toothpaste and disposable toothbrush (singles)
Extra Recess Patrols

Thank you Kindergarten for covering this week. Calling all 2nd and 1st grade families – please use the link below to sign up for the extra recess patrol for next week 3/30-4/3 and the week of 4/13 when we come back from Easter break. These extra patrols are outside the fence. Also, please do not forget to wear an orange safety vest. They are located in the patrol room and help identify you to the children and our HRS neighbors.


Track and Field is right around the corner!

4th-8th grade only. (Third grade can practice with us but are not guaranteed the meets.)

Sign ups are on the BONZI link click here this week . $40.00.

Please use last year’s racing t-shirt if you still have one.

All athletes will receive an End of the Season Tee-shirt at the Picnic on 6/2.

Practices begin: 3/31/15-Tuesday.

Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 pm

All meets are on in May: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, and 5/30. Eighth grade pentathlon is on Mother’s Day 5/10.

No meet on Memorial Day Weekend.

End of Season picnic will be back at Lincoln Park at 6 pm on Monday June 1st.

Contact Jenny Halpin if you can help with this fun event.

Questions? Contact head Coach: Shelley



Sunday, March 22, After the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses in the School Hall

Visit the REBOOT, REFRESH, and RESET commitment stations.

Learn more about Lent through family and children focused activities and crafts.

Come and Reboot, Refresh, and Reset your faith this Lent.

Community Notices


A Child Becomes offers a wide variety of Summer Camps beginning June 17th for ages 5-11. New this year: Robotics, Modern Artists, and Italian Cooking.

Hiking, Marine Science, Kayaking are returning favorites!

Please visit our website for more information.


Please join us on Wednesday, April 1, 3:30pm for the first annual Kennedy Catholic Red-White-Blue Easter Egg Hunt on our new field!  That’s right! 1000 filled red, white and blue plastic eggs will be hidden in the turf and at 3:30 children of all ages will on be set loose with their baskets to fill! And….a surprise visit from the E. Bunny himself!

Everyone is welcome—invite your friends and neighbors. For more information:


The “Lady Lancers” at Kennedy Catholic High School are Proud to Present “FINDING KIND”
A MOVEMENT AND A DOCUMENTARY FOR ALL 5-12 GRADE GIRLS AND THEIR MOTHERS to bring awareness and healing to the effects of meanness within the “girl world.”
Tuesday, March 24 @ 7:00 PM on the Kennedy Catholic Campus

Contact Sue Strong ( for complimentary tickets


The West Seattle High School Baseball Team will be playing a baseball game at Safeco Field on March 28, 2015, 12:30pm and would like to invite you to attend. The game is free to everyone and is always fun to see boys you know from the West Seattle Little League and West Settle Pony Baseball playing on the Mariner’s field.

To keep the 9-year tradition of playing at Safeco, the WSHS Baseball team is selling discounted Mariner’s tickets to a game on Monday, June 22, 7:15pm, against the Kansas City Royals. Can’t attend, buy a ticket to support the team and it will be donated to local youth organizations. Email with questions or to purchase tickets.


Catholic spring break soccer camp now open. Early sign-up rate when registered

By April 1! Plus free camp scarf and Nike gym/string bag when registered by April 1!

In addition to your free soccer ball and camp t-shirt!

Day camps for ages 5 – 13 years old.

Sign up now at:

Phone:  206-547-4143 Please see flyer at the bottom of this eFC.


When: Aug 10th – August 14th. Camp 101 Intro to acting

Aug 17th – August 21st   Camp 102 Acting for the camera

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 8:45 a.m.)

Where: Playhouse Northwest Acting School  3270 California Ave. S.W.

Instructor: Lisa Skvarla.

Price: $600/child for the 2 weeks (Scholarships available on request)

Camp 101 – Beginner – *Can be taken alone. $300

Camp 102 – More Advanced. Those with experience only can do this camp by itself. $300

This is a courtesy reminder that the *Early Bird Special* goes only until March 31st to take advantage of this fabulous 2 week camp offer. After March 31st the price will be as follows.

Now – March 31st: $525

April – May 31st: $550

June – July 31st: $575

August: $600

To register for this camp and for more details, please call Lisa Skvarla at 206-938-3375. Space is limited!


3/20 – Deanery Curriculum Day – No School

3/27 – 2nd Trimester Reports Cards

4/3 – Good Friday Noon Dismissal

4/6-4/10 – Easter Break No School

4/14 – Class Pictures

4/16 – Pizza Lunch

4/17 – Bingo Bash & Bingo Blast 6:00 – 8:00pm

4/24 – Noon Dismiss Auction Set Up

4/25 – HEART Auction