Family Communication (eFC) 3-26-15

March 26, 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:

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

Parent Club

PARENT CLUB BOARD POSITIONS FOR 2015/2016 – 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.

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

April 25th at 5 PM at Holy Rosary School

Tomorrow – FRIDAY 3/27 – Auction Theme Day for Students!
Auction Tickets are selling like hot cakes. Have you gotten yours yet? There’s two ways to purchase:

Need extra invites to send to friends and relatives? Let us know.

The auction volunteer shifts are filling up fast. Thank you!

Click on this link to VOLUNTEER!

Shifts that need volunteers now are: wait staff, silent table closers and distribution of items the night of the auction.

ONLINE AUCTION – Opens Saturday April 4th at 11 AM

Every family that has five or more bids will get one free dress pass per child in the family. The person with the most bids will win a $25 Blackboard Bistro gift certificate and a bottle of J Cuvée 20 Brut!

All items won in the online auction will be available for pick up on 4/21 and 4/22 from 8:15-12 pm at school. Buy Backs will be available the week after the Silent/Live auction and Teacher Books will be available by the end of May.


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 but 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!

For questions regarding auction raffles contact Kristin McMahan.


All parties will be available for purchase online on April 4th (during the online auction).

For Students:

Have you gotten tickets for your child to attend the Bingo with the Teachers and Dance Party on?

  • April 17th – Bingo Bash (K-4th) – $25 / Bingo Blast (5-8th) – $30
  • May 1st – Dance Party (K-8th) – $35

Send the flyer into the school office with checks attached.

For extra flyers go to

For questions contact Marti McGaughey

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

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.

Please keep the toiletry items separate from the lunches.

  • March 27 – travel size toothpaste and disposable toothbrush (singles)
Centennial Capital Campaign

Celebrate Our Future, Today – The Centennial Campaign provides the opportunity for everyone (current families, alumni, parish community and others) to contribute toward the success, strength and future of Holy Rosary School by addressing critical capital needs, providing faculty with additional professional development opportunities from which our students will benefit and ensuring future financial aid assistance by growing the Father James Mallahan Endowment Fund.

The funding areas for the Centennial Campaign are as follows:

  • Windows (installed summer 2014)
  • Roof
  • Staff Development
  • Technology
  • Playground
  • Endowment Fund
  • Campaign Costs

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, we have raised more than $498,000 toward our Campaign goal of $2,000,000. That effort has allowed us to complete installation of the windows this past summer.

We continue to need your help. Now is the time to ensure our School’s financial future and achieve our vision to be recognized as community leaders in education.

To inquire about the Campaign or make a pledge, please contact the Development Office or Mr. Hofbauer directly.

ANNUAL FUND 2014-15 Update – Goal $200,000 by June 2015

Annual Fund donations to date (as of March 16th):

Pledged $187,775

Paid $147,394

If you have pledged this year yet or would like to pledge again let us know. Click here for a pledge form.

The Annual Fund is made up of unrestricted annual gifts from parents, alumni and friends. Donations to the Annual Fund allow us to continue our goal of keeping tuition at a level that allows all parish families to attend the school if they so desire. Annual Fund donations allow us to close the gap between the actual cost of educating each student and what is charged for tuition. Donations also support the school’s operating budget, provide essential resources for educational opportunities for students, financial aid for students and competitive salaries for teachers.

The Annual Fund is a year-round program, commencing July 1 and concluding June 30. Gifts to the Annual Fund can be made by check, online payments or transfer of stock and may be tax deductible as allowable by law.

Extra Recess Patrols

Thank you 2nd grade for covering this week. Calling all 3rd grade families – please use the link below to sign up for the extra recess patrol for next week 3/9-13. 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.

Box Tops and Campbells Labels for Education

The Box Top and Campbell’s soup labels are missing from their bin in the office. If you know of their whereabouts, please contact the office. Thanks.


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 6/1-Monday.

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

Questions? Contact head Coach: Shelley Neal


Teens to Lead Singing for Good Friday 7pm Service!

Junior high singers and musicians are invited to join with senior high teens to lead the singing for the Good Friday 7pm evening service on April 3. Rehearsal is before mass at 6pm in the chapel. For info, contact Paul Dolejsi at

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 for summer volleyball

June 16-19, 2015

Three sessions: morning, 9:00 – 11:45 am, afternoon, 12:15 – 3:00 pm or all-day 9:00—3:00.

The goal of Saints volleyball skills camp is to instruct and inspire athletes in the game of volleyball.

Players will receive three hours of instruction in the fundamentals of the game including forearm and overhead passing, attacking, serving, and defensive passing. Additionally, you will learn team play and defense using multiple systems in use today in the high school and college game.

Beyond skills of the game, coaches will provide you with a framework for playing the game, the worldview of the Christian athlete and using the game as a means of worship and praise.

Coaches Mr. Glenn Hoogerhyde and Ms. Jessica Hoogerhyde

Assistant Coaches Members of SLHS Saints Varsity Volleyball Team

Register here

For questions or more information, please contact the school.

Seattle Lutheran High School, 4100 SW Genesee Street, Seattle, WA 98116

206- 937-7722


Grand Slam Camp is operated by former Seattle U. player and former O’Dea High School head baseball coach Mark Zender. The camp offers both baseball and softball instruction in a fun, safe environment. Kate Zender and Jessica Ulrich, both former players at Seattle U, head the softball camp. The camp, in its 23rd year, will be held at Lower Woodland Park, June 29th – July 2nd. For more information visit


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 Easter Bunny himself!

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

Upcoming Dates to Remember

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