Family Communication 11/7/19



Dear Holy Rosary Families,

I enjoyed seeing many of you at the Italian Dinner, the All Saints Day Mass, and again this past Sunday as the Saints made another appearance!  Both were wonderful celebrations of all that makes the Holy Rosary School community special.  Thank you to the Volpone family for organizing the Italian Dinner and to our 4th graders and our 4th grade teaching team, Mary Simpson and Katie Benson for all of their hard work.

This past weekend we also hosted our fall open house, a chance to share our school community with prospective school families.  I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to each of you for all you do to support our school, and for your continued partnership as members of the school community.  Catholic schools are a special place, and the environment in a Catholic school is truly unique.  In that light, I wanted to share with you a small piece I read today -Ten Reasons Why Catholic Schools Still Matter.  I’d encourage you to read it and share it with your family and friends.  

Finally, the November conference schedule is included in this eFC.  Please do schedule a time to meet with your child(ren)’s teacher, and remember- in 1st – 8th grade, these are student lead conferences, so please bring your student(s) with you!

Again, thank you for all you do!  

In Christ, 





  • November 8th – Family Fun Center (reward for selling 25+ magazines)
  • November 8th – Mother/Son Glow Bowl (5pm)
  • November 11th – No School, Veteran’s Day (BASE Closed)
  • November 15th – School Play 7pm
  • November 20th – Book Fair Begins
  • November 25th-27th – Parents/Student/Teacher Conferences (regular school not in session, BASE open)
  • November 28th-29th – Thanksgiving break, no school (BASE Closed)
  • November 29th – Tree Lot Opens
  • December 13th – First Trimester Report Cards
  • December 17th – Preschool Christmas Program
  • December 19th – K-8 Christmas Program
  • December 20th – Noon Dismissal, Christmas Break Begins
  • January 6th – School Resumes



If your child needs to have access to medication of any kind during the school day, please bring this signed form from their doctor. Students are not allowed to take any medication during school without the office having an official form. This includes epipens, inhalers, over the counter and allergy medications. Please contact the office with any questions.

Safety On Our Streets

Please help your children remember to use the crosswalks at all times. They should not be crossing the street anywhere but a crosswalk. Drop off and pick up are very chaotic. We ask that all adults demonstrate proper safety as an example to our students.

Scholastic Book Fair: November 20th – December 3rd

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.  Please use this link to visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more about all the noted items below.

Try our awesome digital payment option: Book Fair eWallet!

No cash on hand the day of the Book Fair? No worries – Scholastic Book Fairs is now offering Book Fair eWallet as a new payment option.  Your student can shop the fair cash-free!  Simply set up an account and have funds immediately available for your child to shop the Book Fair. Safe and secure – it’s easy shopping with Book Fair eWallet. Visit our Book Fair homepage link above or use the “how it works” link below to learn more and to create an account.

Seattle Dennis Uniform Location Closed

Dennis Uniforms is still selling uniforms online, but no longer has a physical store in Washington.  Their closest store location to us is Portland, OR.  We have been told that Seattle customers have a 15% discount off of prices at all times (not to be combined with other online offers) and free shipping to offset the lack of a physical store location in our area.


Candy Drive For Soldier’s Angels

Dear Students and Parents 

Thank you so much for donating candy to my candy drive. We collected 208.4 pounds of candy. We succeeded our goal by more than 4 times. I want to thank all the teachers, students and parents for donating candy. All of this candy will go to a good cause. To remind you again this candy is going to Soldier Angels a non-profit association that helps soldiers overseas.

Thanks for all the help everyone. Matthew Metcalf, 8th Grade


Parent/Teacher/Student Conference Signup Schedule

Conferences are coming up soon, and will be held the week of Thanksgiving on November 25, 26 and 27. Reminder that school will not be in session this week. The signups for conferences is now available. You should be able to select a time that works for you and your family using the SignUpGenius.

Yearbook Order Time!

It’s yearbook order time! This year’s theme is Life In Color, and this year’s yearbook will surely brighten up your day, so order below! $25 for grades preschool through 7, and $30 for grade 8. Grade 8 includes student’s name stamped on the cover. Your FACTS account will be billed.

We are extremely proud of our yearbook program at Holy Rosary. It’s one of the few K-8 school yearbooks designed by eighth graders, who are skilled 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; as well as an educational experience for everyone involved. Thank you for supporting our yearbook program. Order yours here.


Volunteers Needed at the Book Fair – Nov. 20th – Dec. 3rd

Are you looking to fill the last of your Holy Rosary volunteer hours?  I am looking for volunteers to help run our Scholastic Book Fair this spring.  Volunteers will be asked to monitor book fair and process purchases during their shift.  If you are interested in donating your time, please use the following sign-up genius link to sign-up. – /signup/ZtIhANCB5

2020-2021 Kindergartener Or New Preschooler?

September 15th-November 15th is the priority application period for parish and current school families for next school year (September 2020-June 2021).  If you have an incoming Kindergarten or new Preschool (2s, 3s, PreK) student that you would like to enroll into Holy Rosary School, applications are now due.  Holy Rosary prioritizes siblings, but we cannot allocate a spot for your student if we do not have an application by November 15th.  All Kindergarten students must have an application submitted.  Our Fall Open House is Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-1pm.  Any questions, please contact

Event Action Items

See Development Directives for 2 action items pertaining to the Auction and Tree Lot.


Holy Rosary’s Drama Elective Presents: The Elves & The Shoemaker And Aw, Shucks!

Mark your calendars for the evening of November 15 and plan on bringing the whole family to enjoy Holy Rosary Drama Elective’s debut of The Elves and the Shoemaker and Aw, Shucks! Come indulge your imagination in an evening filled with fun, humor, whimsical entertainment, and community building!

When: Friday November 15th @ 7:00 pm

Where: Holy Rosary School – School Hall

Cost: Donations warmly accepted at the door

*Delicious treats & refreshments will be available from our snack shack!

Family Fun Center

Students who sold 25 magazine subscriptions or siblings that sold 40 will be heading to the Family Fun Center tomorrow. The 100+ students and chaperones will depart about 10am and return by 2pm. This is a FREE DRESS DAY for Family Fun Center participants ONLY!


Planning has begun for the Auction on March 14, 2020. The Auction committee would like help in picking a theme. Please vote for your favorite by Sunday night, results will be announced next week.

Join the Auction Team

Auction Procurement is swinging into season! Come help out with the engine that drives our biggest fundraiser of the year. Join Giulia Canali and Jet Lin for an orientation/social hour at The Nook on Nov. 7 (counts as your first volunteer hour for us!) E-mail for more info!

Tree Lot

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it and that means the opening of the Tree Lot. Shifts are available from November 29 – December 21. Sign up today to earn fundraising hours.



BBHS Math Competition

This past Saturday, twelve Holy Rosary 7th and 8th graders competed against over 100 other top math students from 15 different schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle in the 46th annual BBHS Math Competition.  They worked through a written, group,and oral exam.  We had many highly scoring students, and one of our 7th graders, Charis S., placed 4th among all of the seventh grade participants!  Thank you to all of our students for representing HRS so well!

Base Calendar

What days are covered under my contract? Is BASE open during Christmas Break? What about the end of the school year? The BASE calendar should answer your questions. If you need more information, please contact Donna.


Opportunities for Adults

We offer several ways to celebrate and grow closer to the risen Christ:

  • Monday Night Rosary – No Rosary on November 11 (Veterans Day). Please join us Monday, November 18, 6:30-7:00pm in the Chapel for Prayer, Rest and Renewal!
  • Inquiry – an open-ended discussion of life, the universe, and everything from a Catholic point of view! If you or someone you know has questions about the Catholic faith, invite them to come! All are welcome and no topic is off limits! We meet twice a month in the Parish Office, and our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 19. Our topic will be “How can we trust the Bible or the Church?”
  • Becoming Catholic – The formal process of becoming Catholic, The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is beginning! We meet on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm in the Music Room of the Parish Center. No commitment necessary! Come see what being Catholic is all about!
  • Adult Confirmation – Confirmation strengthens you for doing Christ’s work in the world, and qualifies you to be a sponsor or godparent for others. If you were baptized as a Catholic but never Confirmed, it’s not too late! Our next meeting will be November 12 at 6:30pm in the Music Room of the Parish Center.

For more information, or if you have any suggestions, please contact Robert King (206-937-1488 x203 or

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Fall Fix-up

Fall is here and the rain is coming! Do you know a family member or neighbor who needs assistance raking and bagging their leaves? Are the storm drains near the house blocked? Let us help. Shoulder to Shoulder volunteers will come clear them and rake & bag your leaves for yard waste to pick up. 

What? A Fall Fix-Up Day! The goal is to help clear the storm drains of leaves. We aim to assist our parishioners and friends in need of help with this task.

Who? Did you just have a baby? Surgery? Arthritis? Having trouble getting outside? Needing assistance in any way? Or, do you know someone who does? Please let us be of service.

Where? Your home or the home of your friend or family member. 

When? Saturday, November 23, 2019. We will coordinate a time between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Why? Clear storm drains prevent street flooding and damage to personal property.

How? Contact Shoulder to Shoulder to sign up! 

All you need to do is send us an email at or call the Parish Office (206) 935-8353 to sign up.

Want to Volunteer? Add your name via email at We plan to do 2 sessions on Saturday Nov. 23rd 9:00am – noon/noon-3:00 pm. We will supply the lawn bags; please bring your rakes and gloves. We will follow up with more details for our volunteers.

Saint of the Week

Every week, we highlight a particular saint. This week, we remember St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Mother Cabrini has a particular connection to Seattle, since she founded Our Lady of Mount Virgin school and parish, the orphanage which became Villa Academy, and a hospital which no longer exists. She also founded similar institutions to serve the sick and poor across the U.S., in New York, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, and other cities. She shows us the importance of infrastructure to help the disadvantaged live lives worthy of their dignity in Christ. Her feast is November 13.


Kids/Teens On-Camera Acting & Action Class

Get the best of both worlds, Acting and Martial Arts! Super educational and super fun. This 2-day workshop will include: Basic skills for on-camera auditions, Onset etiquette and terminology, Improvisation, Tae Kwon Do, Action Choreography, Intro to Meisner acting technique, Nunchucks and more!

Saturday, November 16th (1:00-4:00) & 17th (11:00-2:00)

Freedom Martial Arts Academy

2908 Meridian Ave E #107

Edgewood, WA 98371

WSHS Parents Night Out 11/15/2019

Let WSHS Junior class students watch your kids while enjoying an evening out!

What: This event is for childcare for kids ages 3(potty trained) to 11 years old and includes pizza, drinks, snacks, games, movies and crafts.

When:Friday, November 15, 2019 from 5:30-10:00pm

Where: West Seattle High School, 3000 California Avenue SW. Check in at the historical entrance on the left side of the building.

Cost: $35 per child or $30 with 2 cans of food, if you sign up 2 or more kids it becomes 25$ per kid 

cans of food will be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank.

For more information and to RSVP contact. email:

 Thank you so much for your support!

Performance at Holy Names Academy!

Fall Play: Radium Girls November 7, 8, 9 at 7 p.m. and November 10 at 2 p.m. Free admission for middle school students

40th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

St.Brendan School is have their 40th Annual Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, November 9th from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, November 10th from 11am to 4pm. Featuring over 100 returning and new craft vendors, holiday gift raffle, refreshments, baked goods and a guest appearance by Santa! Free Admission. 10049 NE 195th St, Bothell

Seeking Vendors for a Holiday Bazaar!

Vendor Spaces Are Still Available!- Saturday, November 23rd @ St. Francis of Assisi.

The holidays are coming up quickly, and that means the shoppers will soon be ready to shop! Looking to sell your unique art or newest craft? This is the perfect place to start selling to those early holiday shoppers! Whether you’re new to selling your wares or not, we’d love to have you at this wonderful community event.

Please contact Paula Hall at 206-552-6652 or to reserve your space today!

Event details:  Saturday, November 23rd, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:  St. Francis of Assisi

                  15216  21st Ave. SW

                   Burien, WA 98166

Winter Baseball Camps

US Baseball Academy’s Spring Training is a unique concept that provides young players an opportunity to take their game to the next level. USBA camps are designed to develop skills in all facets of the game with an emphasis on teaching proper fundamentals and techniques. Sessions are available in hitting, pitching, fielding and catching. Call us at 866-622-4487 or visit

Hosted by: Seattle University

Week 1: January 18th-19th

Week 2: January 25th-26th

Northwest Girlchoir

Northwest Girlchoir is accepting new singers. We have openings in each of our five progressive choir levels for girls and young women entering grades 1-12. Registration and audition information is available on our website at