Electronic Family Communication (eFC) 4-16-2015

April 16, 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. http://holyrosaryws.org/students-and-parent/school-commission/

“Gator Proud” News!

Congratulations to Hanna Underwood who qualified for the Junior Olympics state championships.  She also made the Washington All Star Team and will compete on that team May 3rd!

We are proud to announce that Nick Kuebler won 1st place in the Northwest Region Men’s Gymnastics competition. He competed at level 8 and edged out the best athletes from Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Washington last weekend. We congratulate Nick and wish him luck, when he will compete at the National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida May 6-10.  Great job, Nick!

Marination Ma Kai Passive Fundraiser

Today, 20% of the net proceeds generated from all food sales between 4-8 pm will be donated back to Holy Rosary. Tell all your friends and come in for dinner! Click the link for more details: http://holyrosaryws.org/marination-ma-kai-20-to-holy-rosary.

HEART Auction


Auction Fund-An-Item:

Teacher Support – For 2015 we would like to celebrate, honor and support the heart of Holy Rosary School – the amazing teachers! Our team is the crux of why our school is so special and our children thrive. The exceptional Holy Rosary instructional team educates our children in a tradition of academic excellence and with the values and moral teachings of Jesus Christ.

All the money from Fund-an-Item will go toward the pay and enrichment of our incredible teaching staff. Each and every year we hope to achieve our Fund-an-Item goals, however, the recipients this year are dear to our hearts. We appreciate your support of our phenomenal teaching staff. Please raise your paddle to help us grow this fund to support the needs and wishes of our incredible Holy Rosary teaching staff.

Goal: $40,000

Only a few tickets are available for the auction!!!
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
Sign up to volunteer and browse the online auction this week.
VOLUNTEER! – Click on this link to volunteer
9 volunteers still needed to work as wait staff.
Many jobs still allow you attend the auction. Besides the monthly Saturday work parties, many other helping opportunities will start on the Thursday prior to the auction.
If you place 5 or more bids, you will earn one free dress pass per child in the family.
Closes on Saturday April 18th (at 11am)
Click on the link – http://events.readysetauction.com/holyrosaryschool/2015

ONLINE AUCTION – As easy as 1, 2, 3, 4

  1. Click View Auction Catalog.
  2. Click on Categories
  3. Browse for items
  4. BID, BID, BID!

If you have not yet created an account in the auction system you will need to do so to bid.

NEW THIS YEAR! A Dance Party For Parents!

Get Down Gators Dance Party at SODO POP on May 30th at the amazing and hip SODO POP venue.

Download the flyer


TURN IN THOSE RAFFLE tickets – they go fast!

  • $5,000 Tuition Raffle – 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!
  • 50/50 Raffle – “Keep ½ of the pot”. 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.

Follow this link to download raffle flyers


  • Belli Capelli – Maria Taylor, owner (Holy Rosary parent and Parishioner)
  • Two Brothers Winery – Michael Taylor (Holy Rosary parent and Parishioner)


For the HEART auction, 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 auction-dessert@holyrosaryws.org 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.

Holy Rosary Talent Show Permission Slips

The annual HRS Talent Show is coming up on Friday, May 15th!  We are looking forward to seeing all of the students sharing their talents with our school. Permission slips are now in the office or by clicking here. Please make sure to read the directions carefully and turn in completed and signed slips to the office in the morning between 8:15 and 8:25. Group acts need to turn in their slips together. The final turn in day is Tuesday, April 28th. Thank you!


Save the date! Holy Rosary’s dance program has been hard at work on another fantastic show. SunDance Circus the Greatest Show on Earth!

Thursday April 30th at 7:00PM

Doors open for circus fun and face painting at 6:00pm!

Extra Recess Patrols

Thank you 2nd grade for covering the week before Easter and to 1st grade for covering this week.  Calling all 4th grade families – please use the link below to sign up for the extra recess patrol for next week 4/20-24.  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.




The Holy Rosary Youth Choir! will celebrate its thirteenth year singing and celebrating mothers! This year, the children will sing at the Saturday* 5pm mass on May 9*.  It’s been another wonderful year for the choir – singing to packed churches on Christmas Eve and Easter!

(*Due to Confirmation scheduled with the Archbishop for Sunday 10:30 mass on Mothers’ Day.)

Click here to download permission slip


  • Parish/School: Holy Rosary Parish/School
  • Class: Called To Protect For Parents & Families
  • Location: Holy Rosary School Hall
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Date: Thursday, April 30th



This retreat is for mothers (or aunts, grandmothers, or Godmothers) and daughters (aged 5-13).  The retreat is designed to instill in girls a sense of their dignity as daughters of the King, and to remind women of their beauty and honor as heirs to the Kingdom of God.

The retreat will teach the girls that every person is made in the image and likeness of God, with a unique personal beauty.  The role of a princess in God’s kingdom is:

  • To be loved by the King and to love in return
  • To reflect the beauty of the Kingdom, which is grace
  • To share in the mission of the Kingdom, which is to build up souls
  • To intercede for the needs of the Kingdom with the Communion of Saints, and Mary, the Queen of Heaven

The weekend will include presentations for both the children and adults, a May Day Marian crowning, a ladies’ tea with live harp music, a coronation ceremony, as well as celebration of the Mass.

I plan on attending this retreat with my daughter.  It is a tremendous opportunity to spend quality time with my daughter.  The retreat is culminating with Mass presided by Father John.

For more information, click here

Community Notices


When: July 6-10 & July 13-17

Camp Description: Camps will run Monday through Friday both weeks. Full days run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Half days are also offered from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This week long day camp will give kids and youth the opportunity to do flying trapeze, trampoline, aerial arts, dance, stage makeup, and other fun circus activities! At the end of the week, parents are invited to come and watch their kids perform extraordinary circus feats in their very own show.  Our goal is to create a quality, affordable program for kids, where they can be active, creative, and social.

  • Age Range: 5-11 and 12-17
  • Where: Emerald City Trapeze Arts
  • 2702 6th Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98134

Sign up by visiting our website at emeraldcitytrapeze.com or call us at 206-906-9442 to book your child today!

Cost: $350 per child per week for full day camp

$250 per child per week for half-day camp

Space for each week is limited! All age groups will not exceed 10 children per instructor. Kids will be broken down into smaller groups to be with kids of similar ages. Prices will increase as of June 1st.

Families are welcome to come chat with instructors and check out the space.


Spring is approaching and school will be out before we know it! Do your kids have summer plans yet? New this year – Hiawatha is offering 11 weeks of Specialty Day Camp Programming for kids age 5-12. Kids have a variety of activity sessions to choose from, including arts, science, nature, strategic games and over 10 different sports. Morning sessions run 9 am – 12:30 pm and afternoon sessions run 1:30 pm – 5 pm. Sign up for just a morning or afternoon session, or combine sessions for a full day of childcare. Extended care hours in both the morning and evening provide additional care for working families.

With more choice and flexibility for families, Hiawatha Specialty Day Camps are a great option for the summer! Sessions run weekly, Monday through Friday, June 22 – September 4.  Please call (206) 684-7441, drop by Hiawatha during open hours, or email Diana Feinson@seattle.gov for more information.


Holy Names Academy is offering a variety of summer camps.  They are offering the following five camps: basketball, crew (rowing), soccer, volleyball and coding. Here is the link for the HNA website for links to the individual sign up forms and for more information.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

4/17 – Bingo Bash & Bingo Blast 6:00 – 8:00pm
4/24 – Noon Dismissal for Auction Set Up
4/25 – HEART Auction
5/15 – Talent Show
5/30 – Baccalaureate Mass & 8th Grade Dinner
6/4 – 8th Grade Graduation
6/9 – Kindergarten Graduation (Last Day of Kindergarten)
6/10 – New Parent Orientation/Kindergarten Round Up