Family Communication 4/1/21


Dear Holy Rosary Families,
Today is Holy Thursday.  We have entered the Sacred Triduum, the most solemn days of the Liturgical year as we experience the final three days of Jesus’ life on earth.  The Liturgies of these days are powerful.  If you are not able to attend them in person, I encourage you to attend them virtually, as all will be livestreamed.
I’d also ask that you keep our school students who will be baptized, confirmed, or received into the Catholic Church at the Great Easter Vigil this coming weekend in your prayers:  
Brynn K  (2nd grade ) and Liam K  (kindergarten)
Carter K  (2nd grade) and Samuel K (kindergarten)
Malcolm L  (3rd grade)
Adeline K (2nd grade)
Andrew O  (2nd grade)
Seeley Y (4th grade) and Carter Y (6th grade)
Harry K (4th grade), Archer K (3rd grade), Alex K (1st grade)
Pixie H (4th grade)
We also continue to pray for our second graders who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist this Easter Season and for our seventh graders who continue to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Finally, we finished our study of the Pastoral Letter Open Wide our Hearts this week with our staff.  I offer a few reflections here (password 6^6E$iZJ), as well as provide you with some reflection questions below to guide you in moving forward.  If you would be interested in continuing this journey yourself and learning more, we will have copies of the study guide that accompanies the pastoral letter available in the office after spring break.  There are a number of other wonderful resources in the study guide, so I encourage you to consider picking up a copy.
I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter and a restful spring break!
In Christ, 


Its been a long Lent of 40 days/400 days.  But Easter comes!  That is what these four days are all about – Jesus Christ entering into our brokenness to redeem and save us.  And so we enter into His Passion and Death, that we might rise with Him in the glory of Easter.  Our bulletin from last weekend had lots of great ideas to celebrate these days differently.  These are not just an ordinary Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (though Sunday should never be an ordinary day as a little Easter).  And as such, we should live them differently as we celebrate the most important four days in the history of the world, from which we gain our identity and mission – the beloved of God.
If you are not already registered to join us in person, be sure and join us via livestream on vimeo or facebook.
Holy Thursday
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7PM
Good Friday
Children’s Stations of the Cross – 11AM
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion – 3PM or 7PM
Extended Easter Vigil in the Night with Christian Initiations – 8:30PM
Easter Sunday Masses – 8:30AM, 10:30AM or 12:30PM
May you have a blessed Easter and know the joy of the Risen Lord!
In Christ,
Fr. Oakland


  • April 2nd – Good Friday-noon dismissal
  • April 5th-9th – Easter Break
  • April 23rd – Auction


Rice Bowls

Rice Bowls can be returned to the school office.

Stations Of The Cross Friday Morning

All students and families are encouraged to Pray the Stations of the Cross this Friday morning at 11:00 am.  There is a long standing transition that we pray the Stations together as a school on Good Friday. Though we cannot do it in person this year all together, we are confident in the power of us collectively praying together from home.  You can access the stations here at 11:00 am (and beyond). 

Honor Roll
7th Grade High Honors (A+/A) 7th Grade Honors (A/A-) 8th Grade High Honors (A+/A) 8th Grade Honors (A/A-)
Grant B Madelyn A Clara H Quinn B
Vincent B Joseph B Reese H Ryan B
Nora C Owen B Zach H Aaron D
Zooey C AJ C Adam K Addison G
Franca I Felix C Eva K Shelby H
Aria K Waverly D Finn L Nathan J
Kaitlin M Cameron F Will M Charis S
Paula O Theodore K Molly N Jack S
Francesca R Elsa M Oscar O Natalie T
Natalie Y Landon P Reese P Nick Y
  Ian R Liz R  
  Saeyoung S Catie S  
  Siobhan S Mia S  
  Michael T-R Vivian Y  
    Addison Z  
    Jordan Z  

On Friday March 19, 2021 Governor Inslee updated the travel guidance for Washingtonians traveling outside of the state.  Specifically, Governor Inslee rescinded his 14 day travel quarantine and is now recommending that individuals returning from out of state travel comply with the CDC guidance.  Therefore, we are now adjusting our travel restrictions accordingly.  
Effective today, any individuals traveling out of state (or traveling within the state and engaging in a high risk situation) must quarantine according to the CDC recommendations in order to return to in person instruction.  Our goal in doing this is to protect the entire community and we are grateful for your support in this.
The CDC guidance can be found in total here, but in short:
1)  Non-essential travel is discouraged.
2)  Individuals traveling should be tested 1-2 days before traveling and upon return have two options:  1) get tested 3-5 days after return from your trip and quarantine for a full 7 days even with a negative test result or 2) if you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for a full 10 days.  
3)  If you begin to show symptoms during your quarantine, you should be tested again.
4)  If test results for any family members are positive, please contact the school office ASAP at or
NOTE:  Testing to return to school after 7 days should be PCR testing, not rapid COVID testing.  
Additional Note- International travels are now required to receive a negative COVID test before boarding a plane to re-enter the US and must also be tested according to the quarantine guidelines as well upon return.  If you are traveling internationally to a high risk area, please contact the office.

Mental Health Resources

It is important to remember that changes in routine can cause stresses for children and for adults.  This may be true now, more than ever.  We wanted to remind you there are a number of resources to support adults and children on our COVID-19 tab on our website (Family Resources).  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) also has a wealth of resources on their website as well.  Staff is here to support you as well.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us for support or for assistance finding additional resources. 

Drop Off & Pick Up
  • As the days get nicer, it’s tempting to stand in front of the school and visit with friends we haven’t seen since before Covid. We ask that when dropping off and picking up, you leave the campus as soon as possible. This allows room for the next group of arrivals and departures and helps keep all of us safe and healthy.
  • We also ask that you do not drop off or pick up in the middle of the street. Children running between parked cars to quickly get into a vehicle in the street is a recipe for disaster.
  • Help us be a good neighbor by not parking in the alley. The alley is only for active drop off and pick up. If your child is not waiting for you when you arrive, circle around. Most likely they’ll be there when you come by again.
    Cadet Collar Sweatshirt Drawing

    We had a drawing for a cadet collar sweatshirt of parents who commented on our Facebook or Instagram postings in February.  Winner: Karen Secrest!
    What would you like to see more posts of?  Recess?  Spanish class? Preschool? Particular grade or class?  Email suggestions to:


Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year! If you have uniform plaid, sweatshirts or sweaters that no longer fit your child, bring them to the school office. We have a bin outside the front door. We will be putting used uniforms outside sporadically through the spring. (No polo shirts, pants or shorts)

Join School Commission

We are actively looking for new School Commission members for the 2021-2022 school year. The School Commission is an advisory group to the Principal and Pastor on school policy and long-term planning. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide a voice for all Holy Rosary parents and to be a leader in our school community.
Each School Commission member serves a 3 or 4 year term, and hours spent on School Commission business count towards fundraising volunteer hours, which will be required again starting with the next school year. For the upcoming year, we are looking for parents with backgrounds and expertise in Catholic Identity, Alumni, Fundraising, or Diversity & Inclusion.
If you are interested, please fill out the application and submit it to by April 15, 2021. 

Ambassador Families for 2021/22

Volunteer and help welcome New Families to Holy Rosary School! Need families in all grades!  Earn some volunteer hours during the summer for 2021/22.  Details can be found here.

Cadet Sweatshirts Are IN!!

We have received our most recent order of cadet sweatshirts and we have all sizes from youth extra small to adult extra large! To order and pay for the sweatshirt go to If you ordered one already that was out of stock, please contact the office at


Need some GatorGear for your student? Sweatshirts and sweatpants can be personalized and are usually ready within a week or two of ordering.



Bidding opens Sunday, April 18 with new items added daily.  All your favorites, such as: teacher books, class projects and the dessert dash (Gator Eats) will be available to bid on. The raffle for $5000 towards tuition will be available after spring break, raffle tickets are $100 each and only 100 will be sold. The Live Auction will be streamed on Vimeo in real-time, so SAVE THE DATE…April 23!

Sponsor Update

WOW, what an amazing community we have. Thank you to those businesses that have stepped up to sponsor this year’s auction.

Advanced Traffic Control – The Tish Family

All State – Sean Crowder

Bay Equity Home Loans – Robert Jack

Bishop Blanchet High School

Joe Chocolates

Lirhus Keckemet Annest Law Firm – John Keckemet & Janna Annest

O’Dea High School

Sorensen Orthodontics

Windermere – Sandy Brown

Windermere – Kamila Kennedy

Windermere – The Johnson Family

Fitterer Construction – Zane Fitterer

Order Your Auction Night Dinner

This year’s virtual event means we have to be adaptable, and we’ve partnered with some beloved West Seattle favorites to bring that gala feel right into your home. These restaurants have put together some amazing dinner options just for our auction, and all you have to do is pick them up on the day of the auction. We’re incredibly grateful for their support, and they’ve even agreed to donate part of the evening’s proceeds back to us! What an amazing community we have! You may choose from: JaK’s Grill, Mashiko’s or Box Bar.

Check out the dinner menus.

Wait, what about Dessert??

We all miss the excitement of the Dessert Dash at our live event so much that we’re doing a virtual Dessert Dash! During the week leading up to the auction, you’ll be able to bid on dessert through the auction website, and for the lucky winners, you’ll receive those tasty treats delivered (safely of course!) by one of your favorite teachers on auction night!


Parent Like A Champion Today Workshops

The next scheduled Parent Like A Champion workshop is scheduled for this Saturday, April 3rd at 9:00am. Register for on Team Sideline.
–          Tuesday, April 6 – 7:00-8:30pm

Spring Track IS RUNNING!

Calling all Gator Runners!
We ARE participating, virtually, in CYO track events this spring. You may sign up here
Student runners and their helpers will be responsible for running and timing their events and submitting times each week through the school website. Times will be submitted to CYO each week for inclusion in the weekly virtual meets.
Event date deadlines are: May 7, May 14, May 21, and June 4. Cost is $25 per athlete.
Events offered are:
 4th/5th Grade Events
–          50m Race
–          100m Race
–          400m Race
–          Shuttle Relay (4 x 60m)
6th / 7th / 8th Grade Events
–          100m
–          400m
–          800m
–          4 x 100m Relay
This is a great opportunity to get outside, exercise, and safely participate in athletics with friends.
If you need scholarship information, please contact Jeanne Flohr – we are happy to help all gators participate in CYO.
Special thanks to April Smith who will coordinate this virtual track opportunity!


  • Holy Thursday Liturgy, April 1, 7:00pm
  • Good Friday Liturgies, April 2, 11:00am (Stations of the Cross), 3:00pm, 7:00pm 
  • Easter Vigil Mass, April 3, 8:30pm (Livestream only) 
  • Easter Sunday Masses, April 4, 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm 

To register to attend in person, click here:  Holy Rosary Mass Reservations: Holy Rosary Mass Sign Up Reservations ( 
Liturgies and Masses are Livestreamed on Facebook and Vimeo and you can watch posted videos anytime. 
Facebook Holy Rosary West Seattle – Home | Facebook 
Vimeo Holy Rosary Parish ( 

Holy Rosary Is Scheduling Vaccines!

Holy Rosary and the City of Seattle have partnered to help eligible community members receive the COVID-19 vaccine!  Holy Rosary is directly scheduling with the COVID Clinic in West Seattle so if you or someone you know is eligible, please call.  All vaccinations will take place at the West Seattle Vaccination Clinic at 2801 SW Thistle St. in West Seattle.  To learn about eligibility, visit: WA_DOH_Phase_infographic_8.5x11_FINAL21 and for more information:  Vaccine Information :: Washington State Department of Health  To make a COVID-19 Vaccine appointment:  Call Libby at Holy Rosary Parish at 206-937-1488 ext. 209, and if you reach voicemail, leave a message with your first and last name and phone number.  Or email Libby at

Baptisms at Holy Rosary Church during COVID19
We are happy to be able to safely baptize children during COVID-19.  For baptisms, everyone attending age 2 years and older wears a mask and follows all COVID-19 screening and protocols. We currently schedule one family for Baptism at a time on Saturday mornings.  If you are interested in having your child baptized and they are under age 7, please email Deyette at You may also complete our Baptism Registration form by using this link, For Baptism for Children older than age 7, please email Sr. Stella at
Service & Leadership Opportunity for High School Students

Peer Ministry: Allowing Your Light to Shine!

The Holy Rosary Peer Ministry program is a leadership and service opportunity for all high school students who have received their sacraments of Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation. A Peer Minister will use their unique gifts and talents to serve and lead with the Youth Confirmation students, alongside the Youth Minister and Adult Volunteers. If you have a high school student who needs to complete service hours and wants to develop and grow in their faith and leadership skills, visit our website to learn more about the Peer Ministry program: https


Holy Rosary Church welcomes children who are 7 years or older & TEENS and never been baptized along with their families, on a journey of preparation for initiation into the Catholic Church. If interested in RCIA and becoming Catholic, please contact Sr. Stella at or call 206-937-1488 ext. 252.


CYO Summer 2021 Day Camp Registration is Open 

Start Planning for Summer! Campers spend their days enjoying the outdoors and finding God there. Plus, swimming in the pool, making crafts, and much more before going home in the evening to rest up for the next day of fun! For camp dates and other information:  Register — CYO Summer Camp
To register: CYO Camp Services – Seattle ( 

Live Online Art!

A supportive space to create dazzling art, socialize and have fun.


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.

Postpartum Doula Services

Seattle Gentle Beginnings offers Postpartum Doula services in Seattle. Areas of support: maternal postpartum recovery and care, emotional and physical support, including PMADs, newborn education and care, breastfeeding education and support, sleep coaching, sibling transition, community resources and referrals. Overnight shifts available.Offering discount rates to Holy Rosary Families! Canali, BD, PDPhone 206.414.8070Email

Violin Lessons

Caitlin Kelley is a professional violinist based in West Seattle. She performs frequently with the Seattle Symphony and Opera, and received a graduate degree from the Juilliard School in NYC. She is an active violin teacher, and is currently accepting new students of all ages. She would be happy to offer a free trial lesson to Holy Rosary students that are interested in trying out violin lessons, or who might prefer to switch to a West Seattle-based teacher. At the moment, all lessons are being held online via Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype, but she will return to in-person lessons at her studio in West Seattle once it’s safe to do so. She may be reached at 206-245-7025 or

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 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 ( | 206-619-2879).

The Grove West Seattle Inn

Need office space outside your home? The Grove is currently renting guest rooms for private, secure and comfortable office space. Rooms can be rented on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Rooms are equipped with desk and office chair as well as Wifi and access to The Grove’s daily coffee and breakfast bar.
3512 SW Alaska St.

Alki Lumber

Per current guidelines, Alki Lumber remains open with limited capacity in our retail store. Call ahead orders and curbside service is available for all your lumber and hardware needs.
M-F 6:30-4:30
4422 36th Ave SW

West Seattle Local Foods: Food for pick up 

West Seattle Local Foods is a group of small business who produce/manufacture delicious take-away in West Seattle.  They usually sell to high end restaurants, grocery stores, farmers markets, coffee shops, and online.  The pandemic and the closure of the West Seattle bridge has negatively affected operations so they have banded together to provide their food to their neighbors. Order ahead meals and products for pick up across the street from the West Seattle YMCA.
4611 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, LMHC3618 California Ave SWSeattle, WA 98116Office (206) 898-9366Fax (888)

Doyle’s Automotive Service

Doyle’s is owned and operated by one of our Holy Rosary Families. It is located at 4607 37th Ave SW. Please call (206) 935-2600 for an appointment. Our lobby is temporarily closed, for the safety of everyone. Our hours are M – F, 8am – 4:30pm

The Good Society Brewery & Public House

The Good Society Brewery & Public House is open for both on-premise and to-go beers!  We have indoor seating for groups from the same household and outdoor seating weather permitting.  Along with our own small plates, we are offering pizzas from Slicebox Pizza down in SoDo.  Visit our website at for more information and hours.  Follow us on social media (@goodsocietybeer) to see as we release new beers as well as for other updates.  If you aren’t quite comfortable coming in for a beer, you can always place an online order at  Thanks as always for your support!

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 98116Monday – Friday 6AM – 4PMWeekends 7AM – 4PMWe 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 ( ) 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