Family Communication 05/21/20

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE


Dear Holy Rosary Families,
I pray this message finds you well!
We’re rounding the corner towards the end of this school year.  With this in mind, I wanted to give you some important information regarding the last week of school to assist in planning.
At this point, because schools are mandated to remain closed through June 19th, we are unable to bring students and families into the building to pick up remaining items in classrooms.  Because of this, we are planning for a curbside materials return and item pick up.   In preparation, and to allow time for staff to adequately prepare their classrooms for summer maintenance, the last day of live Zoom calls and live lessons will be Tuesday June 9th.  We will continue to provide learning materials for families on 6/10 and 6/11, although 6/11 will be a bit of a lighter day as we will ask for materials to be returned starting this day.  Friday 6/12 we will have our closing remote all school Mass at 9:30, streamed live.  For your planning, we will also have another all school Mass on 5/27 at 9:30.
Speaking of materials return, this will take place on 6/11 and 6/12.  Yearbooks will also be distributed during this window.  Teachers will provide families with a list of materials to be returned to the school and we will also be organizing any leftover items in the school to be returned to families.  Families will be assigned a time on these two days by last name, in order to handle this process safely and efficiently. More details to come next week.  
Finally, I want to say a word about the fall, as I know there are many questions and uncertainties.  The short answer to the question of what the fall will bring with regard to the specific structure of the school day, is that I just don’t have an answer yet.  We are awaiting direction from the Governor and then subsequently from the Office for Catholic Schools.  I don’t believe we will have any clear answer until into the summer.  What I can tell you is that we have a committee actively working and planning for scenarios, and ready to take the guidance we receive and put it into place.  We know next year is going to require a lot more flexibility, and we know that if we start the year with some sort of remote teaching it will need to be organized a bit differently than we are ending this year.  As you can imagine, it’s one thing to end a year teaching remotely with established classes and student-teacher relationships.  It’s another thing to start the year this way.  I want you all to know that you have my commitment that we will have a strong instructional program in place for the fall, whatever the actual configuration ends up being and that this structure will allow for flexibility to meet individual student and family needs.  Much more to come, including an opportunity to provide feedback.  
During this month of May, let us continue to place ourselves in the care of Mary.  Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
In Christ, 
Anna


PASTOR’S MESSAGE


Many of our school families are parishioners at the parish, who besides their direct support of the school also financially support the wider works of the parish.  Every year, the parish makes a financial investment in the school through a cash subsidy, as well as non-cash subsidies with staff time for facility calendaring and management, Safe Environment Program coordination, CYO and Dance, and more.  Families who are active members of the parish and are financially supporting the parish receive a subsidized tuition rate in recognition of this indirect support of the school, aka in-parish tuition.  This is something that is looked at at the end of every fiscal year on June 30th as people are reenroll for the next academic year.  Thank you to those who are continuing to support our parish’s work, especially in these challenging times.  Given the absence of public Masses, and the economic impact on some of our parishioners, collections are down 15-25% per weekend.  Thank you to those who continue to give online, or by mailing in your donations or dropping them off at the parish office.  We are only able to continue our work with your help and support. 

Every year at this time, we also ask for your support of the wider work of the Archdiocese of Seattle, supporting those ministries which serve all Catholics as well as our brothers and sisters in need throughout Western Washington through the Annual Catholic Appeal.  The Catholic Schools Office, CYO, Catholic college campus ministries, spiritual care at our immigration centers, jails and hospitals, supporting the work of CCS and more are all made possible through your generosity.  They are works which can only continue when we each participate and do what we can for this $12 million campaign.  Our parish goal is $117,877.  10% of all parish goals this year will go to a Parish Solidarity Fund to support those most impacted by the coronavirus.  Our own rebate, everything over our goal, will be used to help offset our own income declines.  Thank you for prayerfully considering sustaining these 60 works and ministries with a pledge today, which you can make payments on anytime between now and March 2021, by check, credit card, EFT or stock donation. 

In Christ,
Fr. Oakland


COUNSELOR’S MESSAGE


This week I realized that I have been in a sprint to the finish line. The problem during Covid is that we are running a marathon. Not a sprint! I think we finally get that this is not going to be a magical date where everything goes back to how it was. It will be milestone, by milestone. It really got me thinking from a counseling perspective about how healthy runners view goals. 
I asked my sister, who runs marathons, what mindset helps runners. She said, “Well, they are long and painful.” HA. Yet, kidding aside, a marathon is about the long game. You have to pace yourself, focus on small goals, one mile at a time. Some miles you feel like you got it, and some you feel like one mile is equal to thirteen! You have to shift something to change your outlook on that hard mile. Slow your pace, speed up your pace, review, regorganize, and don’t retreat! Then you will hit another stride to keep going.
Here are some ways to have a marathon mindset while we keep putting one foot in front of the other.

  • Give yourself small goals. What can I do today?
  • Think of things to look forward to. 
  • Look for ways to celebrate each milestone. 
  • Remind yourself (and your kids) why we do this. To keep everyone safe.
  • Accept your thoughts, but make them better. Allow yourself to feel what you feel, but try and change negative thinking to positive perspective. 
  • Switch things up. Are there any changes that you can make?
  • Examine what things help you to stay positive and press forward during your day.
  • Distraction is useful at times, but we want to engage, rather than disassociate from what we are going through. The goal is to allow disagreeable thoughts without letting them be too intensive for our emotional and mental health. This is an important life skill to help our children grow. 
    We are here for you as a staff, and “running” with you!
    “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
    – Isaiah 40:31
    Sincerely,
    Selena Borne 
    sborne@holyrosaryws.org ~School Counselor


    NOTES & REMINDERS


    Field Day!

    Hi Gator students and parents,
    Tomorrow, Friday, is our very first virtual field day. Take a look at the video below as it explains how it will work and what you will need for each activity. 
    Please send me pictures and videos of the kids having fun (ssoutherland@holyrosaryws.org).
    I would love to make a video to share with our HR School community. 
    Below are your class colors
    KA-white     KB-blue
    1A/1B-red, white, blue
    2A/2B-blue
    3A/3B-neon
    4A-blue,green   4B-rainbow/tie dye
    5A-pink, white   5B-blue, green
    6A-green.   6B-black
    7A/7B-red, black
    8A/8B-class t-shirts

Families Outside of West Seattle

If you are a family that lives ‘off the island’ of West Seattle, either on the other east side of the WS Bridge or in the South Seattle area that would be interested in being put in contact with other families living in your proximity, please email Jennifer Kokkonis (Jkokkonis@holyrosaryws.org).  We will put you in touch with one another, now is a good time to plan for next school year.

Parent Commitment Hours!

Because of the current pandemic, many families were not able to finish their parent commitment hours.  Please document any hours you did complete. The school commission has voted to waive any remaining hours not completed and families will not be charged.

2020-2021 School Calendar

The 2020-2021 school calendar has been approved and is posted here.  It can also be found on the Holy Rosary School website under the calendar link. Preschool calendar

Safe Environment

Twice a year, all students throughout the Archdiocese receive important instruction through the mandatory Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program.  We were set to provide this instruction in March/April.  With the sudden closure, many teachers were unable to do so.  We’ve been asked to provide this information to families and ask you to discuss this important material with your children.
Here is the link to the box where the lessons are provided:  
https://seattlearch.box.com/s/cwr4cmsn5gwbsw09512qpkwezy1es60n
Click on Parent or Teacher Resources to access the introductory videos.  There are other resources available there as well including an “opt out” form if you choose to not have your child(ren) participate.  These forms can be emailed to ahorton@holyrosaryws.org.
Click on the folder labeled English (or Spanish) lessons, whichever you prefer.  You can access the lessons for your child(ren)’s grade level there.  
Thank you for taking the time to review this material with your children.

Theme days
In trying to keep things fun, staff has decided to implement the following optional dress up days for the remainder of this year.  Join in the fun and send us your pictures!

Holy Rosary Remote Learning Theme Days

Date

Theme

Friday

May 22nd

Field Day

Wear your class colors!

Thursday

May 28th

Wild West

Tuesday

June 2nd

Animals / Animal Print

Wednesday

June 10th

Wacky Hair / Facemask /”Masq”erade ball?

 
Uganda

During this time out of school, we still would like to continue our work as Missionary Disciples by supporting our students in Uganda.  If you are able, consider making a donation ($1/child/month, or perhaps consider making your donation for the remainder of the year) through the parish giving portal, OSV.  Visit the Holy Rosary Parish site (www.holyrosaryseattle.org) click on “online giving.”  If you don’t have an account, you will have to create one.  You can then make a one time gift to the Daughters of Mary.

LAST CALL! Ambassador Families For 2020/21

Volunteer and help welcome New Families to Holy Rosary School! Need families in all grades! Earn some volunteer hours during the summer for 2020/21. Details can be found here.

Yearbooks!

The 2019-2020 yearbooks have arrived! Eighth grade received their books earlier this week in a surprise delivery. We are working out distribution for the rest of the school and are including a Holy Rosary Quarantine/Distance Learning insert and a Herff-Jones COVID19 insert, because the yearbook was sent to the publishing plant just days before school went “home”. If you did not order a yearbook in the fall and would like to purchase one, email Mr. Barker (jbarker@holyrosaryws.org) with your child’s name and classroom. Your FACTS account will be charged $30 per book. Quantity is limited so first come, first serve.

Congratulations to our 8th grade yearbook elective, who designed our yearbook using skills they’ve learned in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. A yearbook is not only a memory book, but a record and history book, a reference book, and a public relations book; not to mention an educational experience for everyone involved. We hope you enjoy it!


ACTION ITEMS


Room Parent Recruitment

Be a room parent for the 2020-2021 school year! If you enjoy planning and attending classroom parties, parent’s nights out, and spoiling the teachers with birthday gifts, then this job is for you! Room parents fill such an important role in each class and help take a little weight off our teacher’s shoulders. This time spent also goes towards your family commitment hours. If you are interested in being a room parent during the 2020-2021 school year or would like more information on room parent responsibilities, please contact Joellyn DeRonghe at joellyn17@hotmail.com. Thank you!

School Commission Seeking New Members

The Holy Rosary School Commission is seeking new members for the 2020-2021 school year. The School Commission is an advisory group to the principal and pastor on school policy and long-term planning, and has openings for several new at-large members starting next school year. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide a voice for all Holy Rosary parents, and to be a leader in our school community. It’s also a very exciting time, as we are in the process of finalizing a new strategic plan for the School.
Each School Commission member serves a 3 to 4-year term and hours spent on School Commission business count toward fundraising volunteer hours. For the upcoming year, we are looking for parents with backgrounds and expertise in finance and planning, fundraising and development, diversity, equity and inclusion planning, marketing, technology, or facilities.
The entire School Commission meets one Thursday evening each month between September and May (typically the first Thursday). In addition, each member is also assigned to one or two subcommittees based on his/her background and interest. This subcommittee work is done outside of the regular meeting and includes: 1) Planning & Finance, 2) Fundraising, 3) Alumni Relations, 4) Marketing, Communication & Governance, 5) Catholic Identity, and 6) Buildings & Grounds.
Holy Rosary School Commission members must meet the following criteria:

  • Interest in and commitment to Catholic education and to the School’s philosophy and mission.
  • Availability to attend the Thursday evening School Commission meetings and other periodic events, and to participate in subcommittee work.
  • Willingness to voice opinions and to listen respectfully to the opinions of others.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to view issues with the good of the entire school community in mind.
  • Ability to put the interest of the school before personal interest.

If you are interested in joining the School Commission, the application is found on the School Commission section of our school website. If you have questions about becoming a member or the application process, email scvp@holyrosaryws.org Please send all completed applications to scvp@holyrosaryws.org by May 22, 2020. Applicants will subsequently be contacted for interviews.

Outreach Opportunity With Quail Park Memory Care Residents

Residents of nursing homes all over the world are having limited or no visitors to ensure their health and wellbeing.  This can be challenging for these older people to not see family/friends.  HRS has a nice relationship with residents of Quail Park memory care facility.  Leadership students made weekly visits during 1st and 2nd trimester, and they developed wonderful relationships with the residents there.  These visits became many residents’ favorite part of the week!  It was truly heartwarming to see.  
Nicole Painter, Life Engagement Director at Quail Park, reached out to me to see if our HRS students (K-8) would want to send a letter to help spread joy and cheer.  Our leadership kids wrote letters since we were not able to visit on our last day, and Nicole said that these letters meant so much to the residents.  She’d love to be able to give these letters out again!  
What you could include in the letter:

  1. A colorful and cheery front of the card
  2. A greeting (Nicole will distribute the cards) “Dear QP resident”
  3. A few things about you: grade, what you’re learning in school, favorite color/holiday/food/school subject/etc.
  4. A couple of questions for the QP resident: What’s your favorite holiday/food/color/song/book/movie/season?
  5. Your first name only and grade (or you can just write HRS 4th grader or HRS student)

How to send:

  • Please make this your return address:

Ms. Horton, Principal’s Office
Holy Rosary School
4142 42nd Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

  • Please send the cards here:

Nicole Painter
Life Engagement Director
4515 41st Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116
If you do this, I would love for you to email me a picture of your card or your child and the card. mheuer@holyrosaryws.org.  There are 24 current residents, and it would be awesome if each and every resident got a card.  
Thanks for considering.  I always appreciate the kind and thoughtful hearts of our students at HRS.  These QP residents saw this each week with our wonderful leadership students!


EVENTS & FUNDRAISING


Development Directives

A big thank you to those that have participated in the Annual Fund for the 2019/20! Every dollar helps us reach our $200,000 goal!

Why support the Annual Fund?

Tuition and fees do not fully cover the school’s expenses.  Fundraisers, including the Annual Fund, are needed to make up the 20% difference.

If you have not had a chance to participate, then please do so below.

 Click to donate to the ANNUAL FUND.

Some TEACHER BOOKS and class BUY BACKS are not quite ready yet.  Once those are done, then I or the room parents will be contacting you.

Don’t forget to apply for MATCHING FUNDS through your company. If you need another copy of your auction receipt, please let me know. 

Thank you for all you’ve done for HRS!  If you have any fundraising questions, please contact Beth Martin.

Amazon Shopping Portal

A lot of us are ordering online these days, please shop through the school’s smile program link.  Bookmark on your browser:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-0567736 0.5% of your purchase price will be directed to HRS.


SUMMER CAMPS


CYO Camp Message

Dear CYO Camp Community,
I hope you and your families are doing well during this unprecedented time. I have spent the last few days drafting and deleting and redrafting this message. I am trying my best to articulate what needs to be said, and to be honest I’m struggling. I have had the pleasure of being the CYO camp director for the past six years. During that time, with the help of countless staff and volunteers, we have revitalized the program, and we were set to have record summer in 2020. Then COVID-19 hit.
We have spent the last month repeatedly redrafting staffing plans, sanitation schedules and camper programs based on constantly changing guidelines. We were holding on to hope that there would be adequate testing and treatment prior to the start of summer camp. As you are all aware, at this point there is not. I consulted with all our health care professionals, the American Camp Association and the leadership of the Archdiocese of Seattle. With their guidance, we have made the decision to cancel summer camps this year.
This decision is heartbreaking for me as the director, but even more so as a parent of campers in our programs. My son has been so excited about camp. This would have been his first summer at resident camp. I haven’t told my kids yet, but I will tonight. Unfortunately, this will be another hard conversation in an endless list of hard conversations we’ve had as a family this spring.
If you were registered for summer camp 2020, you will receive an email next week outlining your options. If you are in the position to donate part or all of your camp fees, we would greatly appreciate that, as this decision does put camp in a difficult financial position. We are also more than happy to apply your funds toward the 2021 summer. We also know this is a tough time, and if you need a full refund, we are happy to make that happen for you.
I know you are disappointed. I’m disappointed too. This would have been our 70th season of CYO summer camps. However, we will get through this. I encourage you to do what we do: lean into your faith during these times.
Yours in Christ,
Shaune P. Randles
Director of CYO Camping

A Child Becomes Summer Camps

Check out the 6 sessions of Summer Camps being offered this year. Don’t wait! Sessions fill up quickly. https://www.achildbecomes.org/summer-camps-2020/


PARISH NEWS


Drive-By Petition Signing

Referendum 90 Information – If you are interesting in signing a petition opposing the bill mandating Comprehensive Sexual Education curriculum in public schools, there will be a drive-by petition signing in front the Parish Center this Monday, May 25th, 3:00-6:00 PM and Wednesday the 27th, 3:00-6:00 PM.  You can learn more about the K-12 curriculum containing inappropriate and questionable content, by visiting the following sites:
https://www.informedparentsofwashington.com
https://www.parentsforsafeschools.com/petition

Re-consecration Of The United States To The Care Of Our Blessed Mother

Archbishop Etienne will lead a brief liturgy with the prayer of re-consecration of the United States to the Care of Our Blessed Mother. It will  be livestreamed  from the Archdiocese Facebook page on Friday, May 1 at noon. The Archbishop  is inviting families, students and staffs  to join the service from their homes
As the world continues to face the ongoing effects of the global pandemic of the coronavirus, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the USCCB has announced that the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 1 in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother. Through a collective dedication or entrustment of a nation to Mary, an act of consecration is meant to be a reminder to the faithful of the Blessed Mother’s witness to the Gospel and to ask for her effective intercession before her Son on behalf of those in need.

USCCB On A Coronavirus Vaccine

The USCCB is encouraging everyone to advocate for an ethical vaccine for COVID-19. Bishops recently sent a letter to the FDA Commissioner expressing strong support to develop an effective, safe, and widely available vaccine that “ensure that fundamental moral principles are followed in the development of such vaccines, most importantly, the principle that human life is sacred and should never be exploited.” Read more here and encourage your parishioners to take action here.

Totus Tuus Is Cancelled 

Due to COVID-19, the Diocese of Portland will be postponing Totus Tuus to the Summer of 2021, therefore Holy Rosary will be cancelling the 2020 Totus Tuus summer program. Holy Rosary hopes to offer this program in the Summer of 2021 and will have more information on our website come Winter of 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Bridget Bicek at PAYouth@Holyrosaryseattle.org

Free Online Resource For Parents And Kids–FORMED

FORMED is like Amazon Prime for Catholic content! Find videos, audiobooks and podcasts, ebooks, and other inspiring content!
Find daily Lenten reflections, video series on Confession or the Eucharist, or stories of the saints. There are options for adults, kids, or the whole family!
Formed is FREE to Holy Rosary parishioners! If you haven’t signed up for Formed, follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.formed.org in any web browser
  2. Click the “Sign Up” button in the middle of the screen
  3. Click the “I belong to a Parish or Organization” button
  4. Search for Holy Rosary Seattle or 98116, then click on “Holy Rosary 4139 42nd Ave SW Seattle WA” to select our parish; click the “Next” button
  5. Enter your name and email address in the boxes; click the “Sign Up” button
  6. Check your email at the address you gave; you should have a message from Formed with a link to confirm your registration; click the link

This will bring you to the home page of Formed. In the future, just go to formed.org and click on the “Sign In” link for instant access.
Once you have signed up for FORMED on the website, you can also download the Formed app for your smart TV, smartphone or tablet from your app store.
This will give you access to the full range of Catholic content wherever you go!


COMMUNITY NOTICES


Little Free Pantries

Our family has used some of this time amid the stay at home order, building Little Free Pantries. The idea, modeled somewhat on the Little Free Library concept, is simple: The pantries are filled by people in the community, and those in need are encouraged to come by and take what they can use. We’ve had one in our yard for years and it’s not only introduced us to neighbors to whom we may have never otherwise met but has helped many who are food insecure.  Food insecurity hits many in our neighborhoods, most of whom are housed and with the aftermath of COVID19, the numbers are quickly increasing.  These little boxes are not intended to replace the work of food banks but a way to support a neighbor or who may be in need of a meal. 
We have a few Little Free Pantries remaining which need a good home. They need sealing or painting before they are installed but do come with a mounting post.  If you need support installing we are happy to help here too.  If you’d like to place one in your yard please email me at mkharmon2@gmail.com. Thanks! Molly Harmon and Dave Wilton Helping The Hungry In

This Time Of Need

Catholic Community Services (CCS) has been hard at work, trying to care for many people experiencing homelessness who have no place to go. In particular, there is a great need at the day center they operate in Federal Way. They welcome up to 75 people a day, many who come for both lunch and dinner. CCS is reaching out to local parishes and schools for support. They would prefer donations of hot casseroles, although cold sandwiches are also appreciated. Meals can be brought on Tuesday mornings to St. James Cathedral, which will handle delivery. If interested, email/text/call Patrick Barredo (pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org | 206-619-2879).

Helping To Support Each Other

Holy Rosary Families- let’s support one another during this difficult time.  If you own a small West Seattle business that is open to serve others during this time, please send a brief description of hours and information to Kristin Bentler (kbentler@holyrosaryws.org).  We’ll run it in our community section so we can all help support each other during this difficult time. 

The Grove West Seattle Inn & Alki Lumber

Both The Grove and Alki Lumber currently remain open as essential services during our normal business hours and we’d appreciate the support. We follow guidelines for sanitation and distancing and Alki offers will-call with curb side pick up (customers do have to sign in person for credit card purchases) and local delivery options are available. 
                                                                  Alki Lumber                                              The Grove West Seattle Inn
                                                                  M-F 6:30 to 4:30                                       206-937-9920
                                                                  206-932-7700                                           Grovewestseattle.com
                                                                  Alkilumber.com                                         3512 SW Alaska St.
                                                                  4422 36th Ave SW

Counseling For Children, Adults And Families

I am a licensed mental health counselor. I provide mental health counseling to children and families and adults. In response to COVID-19, and the social distancing protocols I am providing my services to patients using zoom, Skype, FaceTime.  This includes new intakes. Please note if finances are a barrier to accessing counseling services please let me know as I offer sliding scale.
Thank you,
James Bederaux-Cayne, MA, LMHC
3618 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Office (206) 898-9366
Fax (888) 506-5242
jamesebc@comcast.net
www.emersoncounselingandconsultation.com

Doyle’s Automotive Service

4607 37th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126      (206) 935-2600
We are open as automotive repair is an essential service during the stay at home. Our lobby is temporarily closed, for the safety of everyone. Our hours will be M – F, 8am – 4:30pm

  • Dropping your vehicle off: Please use the after-hours box (envelopes and pens provided, or use your own if you prefer)
  • When your vehicle is ready: We will call you to make arrangements
  • The only payment option at this time will be credit cards over the phone

Please feel free to call us with any questions: 206-935-2600. We appreciate your business; we are glad we are able to stay open during this difficult time for our customers. Please stay healthy and safe out there.
~Jon and the employees at Doyle’s automotive
Early Bird Night Owl Box Instructions:

  • Park your vehicle on the street or in front of Doyle’s (please do not block the access doors)
  • Inside the box, you will find envelopes & pens (or use your own if you prefer)
  • Follow the instructions on the envelope
  • Put your vehicle’s key in the envelope, slide the envelope thru the mail slot located in the big door

Tips for car care during Stay-At-Home Order

Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream

Add a little sweetness to your time at home with an ice cream sundae making kit!  Visit Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream Pop-Up Window at 3800 California Ave SW, on the corner of California Ave SW and Charlestown.  All kits come with ice cream and toppings to create your own masterpieces at home with your families. Thursday-Friday-Saturday 2-5pm
www.shugssodafountain.com Instagram: Shug’s Soda Fountain 
We appreciate you supporting our small family business.

The Good Society Brewery & Public House

The Good Society Brewery & Public House offering our beer in 32 oz crowlers to-go or for West Seattle delivery! We also have glassware, shirts, and gift cards.  We are open 3-7 PM Monday through Friday, 12-7 PM Saturday and Sunday.  Follow us on social media (@goodsocietybeer) or visit our website at https://www.goodsocietybeer.com for updates and new beers being tapped! As always, we are so very appreciative and often overwhelmed by the community support we have received.  A heartfelt thank you for that.  Let’s keep it rolling.

West Seattle Grounds Neighborhood Coffee Shop

West Seattle Grounds Neighborhood Coffee Shop is open for To-Go Service! We serve Caffe Umbria’s coffee and organic teas for beverages as well as fresh local pastries & sandwiches! Our address is 2141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Monday – Friday 6AM – 4PM
Weekends 7AM – 4PM
We are so grateful to our community and all the wonderful people in it who have supported us & our neighbors through this strange time. We are working extra hard to ensure that when you visit our establishment you and your families feel at home and safe. Order online for pick-up with the Joe Coffee App ( https://joe.coffee/ ) or text ‘coffee’ to 474747 to download the app and find our shop to get the delicious coffee that you crave without having to wait! Questions? Call us at (206) 708 1018 or visit our website https://www.westseattlegrounds.com/

Fertility Education & Postpartum Doula Services

Holy Rosary School parent Ann Baker is a trained Symptopro Fertility Educator (Natural Family Planning method) and a DONA trained doula specializing in postpartum care.  Visit www.yourchangingseasons.com or contact Ann at nfpdoula@gmail.com (206)880-3455 for more information about classes and doula services.

Message From CYO Summer Camps

We are starting a new web page www.cyo.camp/bringingcamphome to help you.  It will have content and mock schedules for you to use with your family.  I know I am personally overwhelmed with the amount of resources I’ve been given without anyone saying this works or doesn’t work.  We’ll help sift through this for you and give content that you can use with your family.  We’ll also add new content to help you during this time period to bring camp home.  If you have ideas/video/content please send it to us so we can share it through direct message on our Facebook account.  If you don’t have Facebook please send it kay.bodmer@seattlearch.org.
Lastly at campfire we talk about the circle of family, friendship, and support.  I think this world needs more of this than ever right now.  We here for you in prayer and solidarity.
~Shaune Randles
CYO Camps Director

Field Day!

Hi Gator students and parents,
Tomorrow, Friday, is our very first virtual field day. Take a look at the video, it explains how it will work and what you will need for each activity. 
Please send me pictures and videos of the kids having fun (ssoutherland@holyrosaryws.org).
I would love to make a video to share with our HR School community. 
Below are your class colors
KA-white     KB-blue
1A/1B-red, white, blue
2A/2B-blue
3A/3B-neon
4A-blue,green   4B-rainbow/tie dye
5A-pink, white   5B-blue, green
6A-green.   6B-black
7A/7B-red, black
8A/8B-class t-shirts