Family Communication 10/14/21


Dear Holy Rosary Families,
I hope this message finds you well this week! 
We’re busy on campus this week, with work on the roof beginning, mid-trimester assessments happening, and preparations for conferences underway.  You should find a short survey in this eFC seeking your input on the format of the conferences as we finalize our decisions.  Thank you for your input. 
As we continue our work on the roof, we are looking to temporarily hire (3-4 weeks) an individual who has free days (likely 8 – 5) to help us monitor student traffic flow to and from the main building to the playground while the workers are working overhead.  This is not an urgent position, but would be very helpful once the contractors begin their work on the lower roof.  Our contractors are willing to furnish this person for us, but before giving them the go ahead we thought we’d check in our own community first.  You never know, someone in our community may be looking for temporary employment or may know of a friend or even a college aged student with some time on their hands.  If so, please reach out to me (!  We’re also looking for parent volunteers to potentially assist in re-routing some traffic on a few days when we have to close the breezeway between the school and gym.  If you have a flexible schedule and might be willing to give a couple of hours during the day, please reach out to Kristin Bentler (  Unfortunately I can’t tell you the exact days now, but know it will be in a few weeks.  
As we continue through October, let us continue our efforts to draw ourselves closer to Mary.  Mary Mother of God, pray for us!
In Christ, 


    • October 15th – Teacher In-Service (no school)
    • October 18th – Picture Retakes (email your teacher)
    • October 20th – Parents Club Meeting
    • October 23rd – Fall Open House
    • November 1st – All Saints Mass


No School Friday

Our teachers will have an In-Service Day on Friday, October 15th. There will not be school or remote work tomorrow. Enjoy the long weekend!

Picture Retake day is Monday, October 18th

Students who were photographed on picture day and would like a retake can return their picture packages in exchange for a complimentary retake. A new order of the retake will be issued and mailed to the school within three weeks after picture day.
Students who were absent on picture day and would like to preorder photos for retake day can choose their picture packages here: will be mailed to the school within three weeks after picture day.
All digital image orders will be emailed from
If you have any questions, please contact

Hot Lunch Is Back!
Lunch Ladies Catering will provide hot lunch Tuesday through Thursday. If you are interested, please review their ordering information and instructions. **Any meal, ordering or billing questions must be handled through Lunch Ladies Catering**
Used Uniforms
The Used Uniforms will be out in front of the school on Thursday, October 21st (pending rain).
Update on Volunteer Hours

The School Commission, which oversees the volunteer hours program, decided at its last meeting to temporarily reduce the volunteer hour requirements for this year with the absence of Westfest and reduced opportunities.  We will also work to communicate remote volunteer opportunities as they come available via the eFC.  For this year only, the required hours will be 30, with no required split of fundraising or general hours.  Hours can still be submitted to the appropriate category, but we will not require you to complete 15 hours of each.
Volunteer hours completed last school year (up to 10 hours) can be submitted under the current school year for credit.  Login to your Volunteer Hours account, select August 1st and record your hours.  Multiple entries can be submitted for the last school year (2020/2021) under Aug. 1, 2021  Example: If you did 2 shifts at the Tree Lot, totaling 6 hours, you can select 12am-6am on Aug. 1, 2021, Fundraising Hours, Christmas Tree Lot.  Put in Notes: 2020/2021  
There are many opportunities to volunteer still ahead of us and we’ll need everyone’s help!  Many shifts will be available at the tree lot, starting Thanksgiving week!  Keep an eye out in the eFC for additional information.
Questions can be submitted to

Pets On The Playground
Help us keep our playground clean and safe.  After school care uses the playground each day following dismissal.  Please keep pets off of the playground at dismissal.
Red Cadet Collar Sweatshirts

The Main Office has the red Cadet Collar sweatshirts for those that have ordered them. Please come into the office and pick them up. Some sizes are on backorder. Karla Lawson will let you know if your order is not ready. If you would like to place an order, An order form must be completed to pick up a sweatshirt.  The Main Office is open M-F from 9am-3pm.

Conferences Are Coming

Mark your calendars for conferences the Monday-Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.  During this week, families will have the opportunity to meet 1:1 with your child’s teacher.  More information on signing up for a time in early November.  As a reminder, students do not follow the regular school schedule this week and are only present for their conference (with the exception of kindergarten where students do not attend). In order to help us plan for conferences, we request that you complete this very quick survey.


Parent Club Meeting – October 20

Join us for the first Parents’ Club virtual meeting of the school year on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00pm. Don’t miss these important updates and opportunities:
–          Update on the start of school year
–          Development
–          Meet the new school counselor, Lauren Samson, and hear about her role in supporting HRS students and family, what we can all do to care for our wellness and community 
Please email to RSVP. A zoom link will be sent prior to the meeting. 

Elementary Band

A special word of gratitude to the students and families participating in the band program!  Whether you are the enthusiastic beginner or a seasoned veteran, your desire to learn is inspiring!  Returning to on campus band makes my heart happy!  I am back home!!
Thank you!
Miss McKamey

Financial Aid 2022/2023
Applying for tuition assistance for the September 2022-June 2023 school year is now open.  Please complete your financial aid application by January 7, 2021.  Information about financial aid and the link to the application can be found here.  Questions, please contact
HRS Social Media

Calling all HRS familes! We want to put a spotlight on all the amazing things going on in our community. Did your kid accomplish something awesome? Do you have some cool pictures from extracurricular activities? Updates from HRS alumni? Or anything else fun to share that is HRS related? Please send it to us at so we can feature you on our social media channels! Visit for more info about submissions. Children need to be masked and following COVID protocols per the Archdiocese.

Volunteer Vaccination Information

Per Governor Jay Inslee’s directive, all volunteers working in proximity to students must be vaccinated. In accordance with this, please fill out the attached form and include a copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card. If we do not receive a vaccination card from you, you will not be able to participate as a volunteer where students are present. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Bentler.

Student Vaccination Information (6th-8th grade only)

On the recommendation of Public Health, and in order to support us in making decisions regarding programming, we are seeking information on the percentage of eligible students (12 and over) who are vaccinated. Individual student information will be kept confidential. The aggregate data will help us with programming decisions and mitigation efforts.
Please fill out the attached survey. If we do not receive a response from you, your child will be counted in the category of unvaccinated. Decisions around our programming and activities will be based on the percentages of vaccinated students. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Bentler.

Priority Application Period Now Open

The priority application period for parish members and current school families opened September 15th and goes until November 15th for the September 2022 – June 2023 school year.  If you have a new student for our Holy Rosary Preschool or new to our K-8 school program, please complete our online application at:  All prospective Kindergarten students are required to submit an application. Any questions, please contact:
For students currently enrolled in Kindergarten-7th grade, Preschool 2s and 3s, re-enrollment will occur in mid-January.


The Magazine Drive is officially over! All sales and donations will be counted and announced next Friday, with prizes to be sent home that day as well.
Congrats to the 8th Grade Brown Family, winners of a $25.00 Menchies gift card for selling at least 5 subscriptions this last week. Dress Passes for those that sold 2 or more subscriptions/donations over the last week will go home early next week.
**Would anyone like to claim Carole Roane? She made a donation, but I don’t know to which family?**      
These questions will be answered:

  1. Did we make our goal?
  2. Who is our Top Seller?
  3. Who sold 100+ subscriptions?
  4. Who sold 75+ subscriptions?
  5. Who sold 50+ subscriptions?
  6. Are we still the top selling school in the nation?                                                   

Thank you for coming together and raising funds for HRS! Special thanks to the Tree Lot co-chairs for their assistance: Rose Nichols (Zinkel) and Renee Jones.




Our Open House is next Saturday, October 23rd from 10:30-1pm.  Please send any interested family or friends to this link for more detail



Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteer hours you can do from home? The auction procurement team is looking for 4-5 individuals to help us update our mailing lists to West Seattle businesses as well as input the information into our auction database. This is a great way to complete your fundraising hours from the comfort of your home, any time of day! The work would need to be completed by November 1. Please contact Renee Kurdzos at if you can help!

Traffic Patrol

We are looking for parent/guardians to do traffic patrol duty this year for volunteer hours. You would need to be fully vaccinated, and available to arrive on time and stay until your duty is complete. This would be a trimester obligation.
Start Date:
October 2nd – December 12th
December 14th – March 18th
March 21st – June 10th
2:45-3:15pm   1:45-2:15pm (Wednesdays)   11:55-12:20pm (1/2 days)
You could choose to do one day per week, AM or PM, or both AM & PM on the same day if you wish. Please contact Maggie Judd if you are interested.


Parish Baptisms

Congratulations to the following children baptized on October 9, 2021! We welcome you to a life with Christ.
Noah Andrew K.
Cora Rose S.
Isla Vivienne S.
If you are interested in having your child baptized, please email Deyette at You may also complete our Baptism Registration form by using this link,

Important Update For Youth Confirmation Program!  

​The 2021-2022 Youth Confirmation Program is rescheduled to start during the Spring Semester. We will kick-off the program in January 2022 and conclude the program in May 2022 with the Confirmation Liturgy. For important updates, continue to visit our website at:

Rite Of Christian Initiation Adapted For Children

Holy Rosary Church welcomes children 7-18 years of age who have never been baptized, along with their families, on a journey of preparation for initiation into the Catholic Church. If you or your children are interested to know more about RCIA, please contact Sr. Stella at or 206-937-1488 ext. 252 or you can register online: RCIA for Children (

Sacramental 2 Preparation (First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion) 

Holy Rosary parish follows the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Seattle regarding children’s preparation to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Children must have one year of religious instruction before being prepared for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Registration is already open online: 2021-2022 Sacramental 2 (
If you have a first grader who is not attending a Catholic school, please make sure you have your child enrolled in Sacramental 1 of our Faith Formation program and are regularly attending the class. If you have older children who have not yet received either of these sacraments or for more information about First Reconciliation/First Communion Preparation, please contact Sr. Stella at

Adult Volunteer Team 

Do you have a heart for young people? Do you recognize how much our young people need God’s love and presence? Then God might be calling you to join our adult volunteer team. Volunteer responsibilities can include leading confirmation small groups, assisting with office work, or helping with hospitality at youth confirmation events! 
Contact Bridget Bicek at to learn more about volunteering with the Confirmation Program.


Bishop Blanchet STEM Day

We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Bishop Blanchet STEM Day for middle schoolers!  Bishop Blanchet’s Robotics Team will be hosting a Pinewood Derby AND a Drone Race time trial! The Pinewood Derby will be 100% remote with kits available to be picked up and dropped off at BBHS at any time.  This year we’re adding a drone race where students will be given the controls for a small quad style drone to fly FPV through our obstacle course in a race to set the fastest time! The Drone Race will take place on our campus on November 6. All necessary equipment will be provided, but to participate in the Drone Race students must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from within 72hrs. Space is limited so sign up soon.

Attention Volleyball players! Set, Spike, Play!

GoTime Athletics is offering volleyball instruction and play. Please visit GoTime for more information. 12U volleyball players looking to join the best new Seattle volleyball program are welcome to try out. Coached by Go Time Athletics Volleyball Director and 12U Head Coach, Gen Baleto, and trained by Go Time Athletics Head of Volleyball Player Development, Joe Baleto.

Hi-Liners Musical Theatre

We have acting and dancing classes. You can join even if a class has already started. In January our production will be High School Musical, starring Holy Rosary’s own Enzo Kennedy.  Visit our website. Sign up for classes here.

St. Brendan Holiday Craft Fair

This outdoor event features 50+ craft vendors, home-baked holiday treats and refreshments to purchase. We will be open Saturday, November 13th from 9am to 4pm at the St. Brendan Catholic School parking lot 10049 NE 195th St, Bothell.

Rainbow Parrot Art Classes for HRS students – Online art enrichment program

These super fun art classes are taught by former Holy Rosary art teacher, Lacey Reuter. Free/donation based class

Host an International Student

Please consider hosting an international student from Kennedy Catholic High School. You would be providing an important and valuable experience by offering a true glimpse into an American family’s life. If you are interested in learning more about being a host, read more and fill out this inquiry form. Our housing coordinator will contact you. Send questions to Ms. In Vilai at  A generous stipend is provided. We appreciate your support of Kennedy Catholic High School. Please contact Ms. In Vilai at 206.972.3291 if you have any questions or other suggestions for how we might promote our homestay program within your school.

Mountain To Sound Ski Swap

Where: West seattle VFW hall, 3601 S. West Alaska Street
When: October 16-17, 10am – 5pm Sat, 10am – 4pm Sun
Drop off Friday night, pick up Sunday afternoon. Please see website for more details

Junction Hot Yoga

Hi Neighbors! We are NOW OPEN and would love the opportunity to welcome you in.
We hope you find our Grand Opening Special irresistible.
Single Class – $14
Monthly Unlimited Intro – $47
Auto Monthly Unlimited – $89*
20 Class Pass – $260
Yearly Unlimited – $899
Specials must be purchased by 10/31/21
*per month/contract applies
Proof of vaccination is required at JHY. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Learn more at or through Mind Body
4747 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

West Seattle VFW Essay Contest

Congratulations to last year’s winners from Holy Rosary:  Aidan I, Alec R, and Anastazia G.
Young writer(s) in the house? Need college money? This year’s VFW essay competition – three categories, for 3rd graders through high-school seniors. See rules and awards here. Turn into the school office by 28th of October.

Kids Salsa With Balorico Dance

Salsa for ages 7-12. Develop an appreciation for Latin music. Please arrive by 4:15pm with your child to complete the health screening and in-person registration form. Dancing begins at 4:30pm. No late admissions. Masks required of child and their caregiver at all times inside the studio. Sneakers recommended or dress shoes that secure the ankle. Viva Art Studio in West Seattle.

Tram’s Salon (Profession hair care and nails)
  • Full-service salon (trim, cut, wash, perms, color, highlights, and more for children and adults)
  • Nail salon next door for manicures and pedicures
  • Open 7 days a week, 9:00am-7:00pm

Appointments only, please call 206-935-2970
Address:  4110 California AVE SW
COVID protocol:  everyone wears a mask and is screened with temperature check and COVID questionnaire.

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, LMHC3618 California Ave SWSeattle, WA 98116Office (206) 898-9366Fax (888)