Family Communication 4/18/19



Dear Holy Rosary Families,

As we enter these sacred days, I wish your family a prayerful Triduum, a blessed Easter, and a restful spring break!  Please remember, we will have a silent dismissal at noon tomorrow to follow the living Stations of the Cross in the church (begins at 11:10)

In Christ, 



Earlier this week we watched in horror as Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral burned.  Thankfully it is not completely destroyed.  Destruction, Death and New Life – our themes of Holy Week as we journey with Christ.  Easter will only be joyful if the Resurrection means something to us.  We can only rise from the dead if we have first died with Christ.  Otherwise Easter loses all meaning.  During these coming days, let us journey with Christ to Calvary, that the gift of new life might truly be ours.

Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7PM

      Adoration follows as we keep watch with Jesus in the Garden

      in the Saint Dominic Chapel in the Parish Center

Good Friday

School Stations of the Cross, 11:10AM

Stations of the Cross followed by Confessions, 3PM (Last Confession Opportunity)

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 7PM

                With Veneration of the Cross


Great Vigil:  8:30PM

      This wondrous Liturgy celebrates the culmination of what

      we have longed and waited for:  Christ the Light,

      who banishes the darkness.  We also welcome our

       new members through Christian Initiation.

Easter Morning:  8:30AM and 10:30AM

If you are traveling, be sure to visit to find ways to celebrate these mysteries with Christ and the Church wherever you are!

I hope you have a blessed and joyous Easter!

In Christ,

Fr. Oakland



  • April 19 – Noon Dismissal, Good Friday
  • April 22 – 26 – Easter Break
  • April 30th – Class Pictures
  • May 3rd – Father-Daughter Glow Bowl
  • May 15th-22nd – Spring BOGO Book Fair
  • May 16th – 4th Grade Bake Sale
  • May 17th – Talent Show
  • May 23rd – Wax Museum
  • May 24th – Noon Dismissal, Field Day
  • May 27th – No School, Memorial Day


Perfect Uniform Friday

Please send your child to school in Perfect Uniform on Good Friday.

Class Pictures

Picture day is Tuesday, April 30th. Please have your student return their order form to their teacher as soon as possible.

BASE Drop-Ins

At this time, we do not have any availability on Wednesdays in BASE. We are not able to take Drop-Ins.  If your child comes to BASE on a Wednesday without a contract, we may be contacting you to pick them up.

Talent Show Permission Slips in Office

The annual HRS Talent Show is coming up on Friday, May 17th and will be a Disney theme!  We are looking forward to seeing the students sharing their talents with our school.  Permission slips are now in the front office, so pick one up today!  Please make sure to read the directions carefully and turn in completed and signed slips into the office.  Group acts need to turn in their slips together.  The last day to turn in permission slips is Tuesday, April 30th.

Library Accepting Book Donations

Spring cleaning is a great time to assess what books are still being used around our home.  Do you have any books you’d like to donate?  The library will be accepting donations of books to be considered as an addition to our library collection through the end of May.  Please feel free to bring your donations by the library before or after school any day in the coming month.  Thanks!

2019-2020 School Calendar

Next year’s K-8 calendar and Preschool calendar are now available.

Ambassador Families for 2019/20

Volunteer and help welcome New Families to Holy Rosary School! Details can be found here.


Holy Rosary Custom Glassybaby

A perfect gift for Easter/Graduation/HRS alum!  We still have a number of our first custom glassybaby made for Holy Rosary School.

Proceeds of the sale of these special handblown glassybabys go to our school.  It is a perfect celebratory gift for any occasion!

“Blessed are the Peacemakers” are “Cherish” opaque white with gold-filled etching of the School’s logo, and are available for $100-.  

Order you commemorative glassybaby online here.  Payment will be charged to your FACTS account.  Questions? Or need a different option to pay?  Contact Michelle Chan (Gabby Betzer – 8A) at


Parents Club Service Awards

It’s that time again!  We are seeking nominations for the 2019 Parents Club Distinguished Service Award.  This award is given annually to a parent who has dedicated considerable time and service, truly above and beyond, to make our school what it is!  This award is often given to a parent of a graduating 8th grader, but nominations are not limited to 8th grade parents.  Interested in nominating someone?  Send your nomination to Parents Club President Ann Baker,, no later than April 19th!  

Volunteers Needed in the Library

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.

I am also looking for volunteers to help periodically shelve books in our library.  Please email me using the contact info below if you are available to help out.


Development Directives

Our fundraising focus for the remainder of the school year will be the ANNUAL FUND. If you have already contributed to the Annual Fund, thank you. If not, I urge you to help us reach 100% participation. No amount is too small. When applying for grants, a higher percentage of participation tells the granting committee that we have exhausted our internal resources. Click to donate to the ANNUAL FUND.

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.

We will be participating in GiveBig on May 8th. GiveBig is a one-day online giving campaign across the Puget Sound. If you’d like to make a one-time donation through their portal, then please do so once the link is released.

Holy Rosary Golf Classic

Registration is now open for the Holy Rosary Golf Classic taking place May 18th at the West Seattle Golf Course. Teams of four person scrambles compete to raise money for the Father James Mallahan Endowment Fund. New this year, the event will be held in the spring instead of our normal fall event. Click here to go to the event page for information and specifics on this year’s Golf Tournament. 

Also new this year is the ability to use your FACTS account to register! You can also still use your credit card if you prefer. Find the two links below: 

Father-Daughter Glow Bowl

Sign-up form now available! The annual Father-Daughter Glow Bowl event at West Seattle Bowl is on Friday, May 3rd  from 5-8pm. Theme: Seattle Mariners. Sign-ups close EOD Tuesday, April 30th. Click here to register; this event fills up fast!


Volleyball Victories!


Great job 6th grade boys and 7th grade girls for coming in 2nd place in the CYO volleyball playoffs. Congratulations to the 6th grade boys and 8th grade boys for coming in 1st place.


Volunteer for SunDance

We are excited to offer DOUBLE hours for adults volunteering backstage to help the SunDance performance!  This is a two-night commitment.  Sunday May 5th 6:00 – 9:00 and Monday May 6th 6:15 – 9:15.  You will receive 12 hours of volunteer time but only work six!  Sign up information here.

General volunteer hours are earned for helping SunDance in other positions.  All school parents are able to earn volunteer hours helping at the SunDance Production of Charlotte’s Web (rehearsal May 5th and performance May 6th).  Sign up information here.  Thank you for helping us put on another amazing dance show.


Rice Bowls

Please return your Rice Bowl to school on Friday or to the church at mass on Sunday.

Holy Rosary Sunday Nursery–Open Easter Sunday, April 21, 8:30am and 10:30am Masses

The Nursery is open at our 8:30am and 10:30am Masses this coming Easter Sunday.  We have two paid caregivers who would love to play with your children while you attend Mass.  Nursery is open to children age 1 and walking up to age 4 and is located in the Preschool classroom in the basement of the Parish Center.  To drop-off, please go to the basement door of the Parish Center which is located off of Genesee St., ring the doorbell and once inside sign-in your child.  For any questions, please email Deyette at

Opportunities for Adults for Easter Season
  • Women with Purpose – All women are invited to a new series for the Easter Season starting May 1 and 3, Judith Valente’s How to Live: What The Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning and Community. Sessions on Friday mornings at 9:15am (childcare available); or on Wednesday evenings at 7:15pm. Please register at For questions or if you need a book, please email Deyette at Join us for this 6 week session!
  • This Easter season, we’ll be starting two new Bible Studies! Our Wednesday Morning group will be studying Jennifer Fulwiler’s “Something Other than God”, and our Facebook Group will use an 8-week introduction to the whole Bible. If you are interested, please register at


An Evening In South Africa

Join us for an evening in South Africa – A Child Becomes Preschool will host the first ever Children’s Art Auction and Market on Saturday, April 27th from 7-10 PM. Enjoy adult beverages, tasty bites, music and an Eastern Cape Market, featuring children’s art and so much more. Help us reach our goal to fund the construction of a second preschool in South Africa in January of 2020. Event is for adults only. Tickets are just $25 each. The last day to buy tickets is Friday! Buy tickets at

West Seattle High School Parents Night Out

Babysitting service put on by the Sophomore Class ASB- Sitters are CPR trained

Date: Saturday, May 4th Time: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Pricing:kids ages 3(potty trained) – 11 years old

-$30 per kid if you bring two canned goods for WS food bank, $35 without canned food – Prices includes pizza, movie, games and crafts

Tell your friends and reserve your spot today!

Check in at the Historical Entrance on the left side of the building.

3000 California Ave SW, Seattle, 98116

Holy Names Academy Summer Camps

Holy Names Academy offers summer camps for young women entering Grades 4 through 8, and to any student starting Grade 9 at Holy Names Academy in the fall.

2019 offerings include:

  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Coding
  • Leadership Academy

Please visit for additional information and registration instructions.

A Child Becomes Summer Camp

A Child Becomes offers summer camps for children ages 3-11.  There is a camp for every age group – Preschoolers, Early Elementary and Big Kids. Visit our website for a detailed description of each camp and available dates. Sign up online at:

CYO Summer Camps

Summer CYO Camp dates and registrations are now available. CYO Camps open to grades 1-12, day and overnight camps at Don Bosco and Hamilton as well as Tatonka Adventure for high schoolers. There is a CYO Camp for every child and teen…Register Now!