The mission of Holy Rosary School is to help each child discover and fully develop their God-given talents. As a Catholic School community, we strive for excellence in our students’ spiritual, academic, physical, mental, aesthetic, and social-emotional growth. It is our intention that those who attend this institution mature into active citizens leading a committed faith life and reaching out to help others locally, nationally, and internationally with their wisdom, time, talent, and financial resources.
Dear Holy Rosary Families,
We continue this spring with many special year end activities and field trips. Notably, we have our first ever Endowment Bowling Tournament this coming Friday! Many thanks to our chairs Sam Procopio, Sam Reed, and Jeremy and Amanda Kuhlmann for all of their work organizing this fundraiser to support the Father Mallahan Endowment fund. It looks to be a wonderful night and I look forward to seeing many of you there!
Many of our primary classes were treated to a performance by the Kennedy Catholic Jazz Band this past Monday and our second graders attended a very special Sacraments Mass at Bishop Blanchet High School on Tuesday to celebrate First Communions. We were even treated to a bus ride on a Bishop Blanchet school bus!
Next up, the all school talent show this coming Friday and the famous 8th grade dance!
- May 19th – Talent Show
- May 19th – Gator Bowl
- May 26th – Noon Dismissal, Field Day
- May 29th – No School, Memorial Day
- Jun 2nd – 8th Grade Pizza
- Jun 8th – 8th Grade Graduation
- Jun 13th – Kindergarten Graduation
- Jun 14th – New Parent Orientation
- Jun 15th – Noon Dismissal
- Jun 16th – Last Day (10am Dismissal)
NOTES & REMINDERS
As we get further into spring and the warmer weather, a reminder about the dress code. For students in free dress, shorts should be around finger tip length, and all clothes should be school appropriate (no mid-drift or stomachs showing, no spaghetti straps on tank tops).
A gentle reminder that the alley next to the playground is a public alley. Please DO NOT stop and wait to pick up your child(ren). The alley is for active loading and unloading. Please circle the block if you are waiting for your child.
Disney Spirit Day!
On Friday, we will have a free dress day in honor of the talent show. This year’s theme is Disney! Students can dress as a character from Disney movies (Minney Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen, a Disney princess, Tigger, Scrooge, Captain Hook, etc.), dress in a Marvel costume (Black Panther, Antman, Captain Marvel, etc.) or wear any Disney gear (Mickey ears or clothes). If you don’t have any Disney gear, you can make yourself some Mickey ears to show your spirit! We look forward to seeing all of the fun spirit as we watch the awesome talent show performances.
Field Day Is Here-Friday, May 26. Dress in your class colors. KA white, KB blue, 1A &1B red/ white/blue, 2A blue, 2B red/blue, 3A red/white/blue, 3B neon, 4A blue/green, 4B pink, 5A pink, 5B pink/blue/green, 6A pink/blue, 6B-check with your teacher, 7A & 7B blue/white.
Lost and Found
Lost and found is on display starting today until Friday May 26 at which time anything not claimed will be donated. Please stop by and look or remind your child to check for their personal items.
The end of the year BOGO Book Fair was a great success. We hope you were able to find books for summer reading. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out. Our next book fair will be in the fall during the week of conferences.
Congratulations to our 5th grade team, The Rad Readers 2.0! They will represent Holy Rosary School at the regional Battle of the Books on May 22. Great job to all the students who participated this year and read so many books.
Check Your Volunteer Hours
We will be charging families for unfulfilled Volunteer Hours in June. Click here to enter any hours you have completed. log in your volunteer hours If you are still in need of volunteer hours, see the Volunteer Section below or on the website.
Playground Use After School
With the warmer weather upon us, we wanted to remind families that our playground is available for play for 30 minutes after dismissal for closely supervised children. There is the potential for many people to be out there with BASE students there as well, so please do assist us with closely monitoring all non-BASE students. No children should be there unsupervised and BASE staff are unable to supervise non-BASE students. After half an hour, the BASE flag will go up and at that time the playground is reserved for BASE use only. Thank you!
COVID And Health Screening
Please find the latest COVID screening flowchart on our website and linked here. We have testing available on site and can test any student, parent or family member if needed. NOTE- parent permission will always be obtained prior to testing at any time. This permission slip can be found here and should be returned to the school office.
Please contact the office as soon as possible if anyone in your family tests positive at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or COVID@holyrosaryws.org. Kristin Bentler will work with you then on protocols and next steps.
Students who have a family member test positive may remain in school, but should engage in a Test to Stay Protocol testing prior to attending school each day. Per the Department of Health (DOH) guidance, students are asked to mask at school if a family member tests positive until that family member is no longer contagious. If a student tests positive, he/she should wear a mask until day 10 even if returning to school on day 6, per DOH guidance as well.
Due to the disruption it causes to the learning environment, Zoom instruction will not be offered building-wide this year. Individual teachers will share protocols for addressing COVID-related absences. Number of new COVID cases in the school this week (as of Thursday am) = 0
Parent Club 8th Grade Parent Award
It’s that time again! We are seeking nominations for the 2023 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 email@example.com! Please submit your nominations by 5pm on Friday, May 26th.
After completing enrollment for the 2023-24 school year, BASE is very full and the enrollment period is closed. If your family is still in need of before/after school care, we invite you to join the BASE waitlist. Our hope is that there might be some movement over the next few months and BASE could accommodate some families who are still in need of care for the next school year.
Please complete the application form: https://holyrosaryws.org/base-registration-form/
Password is: NewFamily
Grades 2-8 Room Parent Recruitment
Be a room parent for the 2023-2024 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 toward your family commitment hours. If you are interested in being a room parent during the 2023-2024 school year or would like more information on room parent responsibilities, please contact Nicole Henning at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking For Alumni
Are you a parent who is also Holy Rosary School alumni? Have you stayed connected to your HRS class and can help us identify more alumni? The HRS Alumni Committee has a goal this year to re-establish connection with our alumni so we can engage on a new level through communications and events. If you are alumni or know of any alumni, please help us reach our goal by completing this quick alumni details form.
BASE Is Hiring
BASE is hiring for the 2023-24 school year for both an Assistant Director (20-25 hours/week) and for BASE supervisor aids (15-20 hours/week). These are great opportunities for individuals looking for part time employment or for high school (junior or senior) or college students. Thank you for helping us spread the word! If you are interested in learning more, contact BASE Director Rachel Hagenson (email@example.com).
EVENTS & FUNDRAISING
Gator Bowl 2023
The Holy Rosary Adult Bowling Night fundraiser is this Friday, May 19, and over 150 people have registered! Registration is NOW CLOSED! For those that purchased a lane, details are below.
- Check in time: 4:45-5:15pm
- Where: West Seattle Bowl
- Bowling: 5-8pm
- Attire: 90s themed attire
- Music: 90s playlist
- Awards and Prizes: Best Costume, Highest Score, Highest Team Score
- Awards Ceremony: Good Society after the event
Want to share all you know about HRS? Then we need YOU! Volunteer and help welcome New Families to Holy Rosary School! Need families in all grades! Earn a minimum of 4 volunteer hours during the summer for the 2023/24 school year. Details here.
Kindergarten Round Up
If you have an incoming Kindergartener, then mark your calendars for June 14. The students will get to spend an hour in the Kindergarten classrooms and meet the teachers, starts at 9am. Parents will be in the School Hall for a new parent orientation. See the email that was sent to you to RSVP.
Holy Rosary Soup Kitchen
The Holy Rosary Soup Kitchen group meets the first two Thursdays of the month to prepare soup for the Saint Martin de Porres center. The are looking for a couple of people who can commit to helping out for the rest of the school year. If you are interested, please reach out to Chris Dormaier at 206-412-0168 or Chrisdormaier@aol.com.
Safe Environment Training
There are many opportunities to help out this year. All of our volunteers are required to take Safe Environment training prior to volunteering with the school or church. If you have not taken the class, please sign up as soon as possible. There are in-person as well as online classes. **It can take a couple of weeks after you’ve taken the class for you to be cleared to volunteer.**
Reporting Volunteer Hours
The volunteer hours portal is ready for the 22/23 school year.
- Go to ‘Report Volunteer Hours‘ (also a red hyperlink on our home page.)
- New families: If you haven’t set up a volunteer log-in yet, you will need to do that first, use the same link! Remember, only one account per family, NOT per parent
REMEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALSO LISTED HERE!
You are invited to begin preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation!
What is Confirmation? Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church. We begin our journey when we receive baptism, and enter into “new life;” We participate more fully when we receive the Eucharist and finally we receive the Holy Spirit more completely in Confirmation becoming a fully initiated member of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church founded by Jesus Christ.
6th & 7th grade parents, you will be receiving an email with more information. If you have an older child who is interested in being confirmed, please contact Carlos Palacian.
Summer LIFE At Kennedy Catholic
This summer, Kennedy Catholic is offering a wide variety of programs, to give our students and local area grade school students the opportunity for growth, enrichment, skill-strengthening, friendship-building, and just plain fun! Continue to further their strengths and encourage their passions today by joining a summer program!
Athletic summer programs are open to all skill and ability levels and are led by Kennedy Catholic head coaches, staff members, and current student-athletes. Participants learn from award-winning high school coaches and are mentored by some of the best and brightest student-athletes at Kennedy Catholic. Academic summer programs are being offered to current Lancer students interested in, or in need of, specific credits.
For more information see our Website.
Vacation Bible Camp
Join us for a stellar time at Vacation Bible Camp! Preschool through Grade 5. July 11-14, 9:00 am – Noon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, West Seattle. Registration at https://bit.ly/olgvbcregistration . Crew volunteers (6th grade through high school) Register at https://bit.ly/vbcyouthvolunteer Adult Volunteers may register at bit.ly/olgvbcvolunteer Or contact Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Molly (email@example.com)
Musical Fun During The Summer Sun
The annual Kennedy Catholic Elementary Summer Band Program is set for July 10 – 14 at the high school! 12:15 – 2:00p.m./$30.00
Miss McKamey invites all current band students to this special week of music! Click the link for details and registration! https://www.familyid.com/kennedy-catholic-fine-arts-activities-programs
Summer Camps For Rising K-9th Graders
Soak in the summer fun at Bishop Blanchet! Registration is now open for in-person camps in athletics, academics, and the arts at BBHS. Multi-camp and sibling discounts are also available. Please visit our website for more information and to register.
Holy Names Academy Summer Camps
Open for registration! Holy Names Academy offers summer camps for young women entering Grades 4-8, and to any student starting Grade 9 at Holy Names Academy in the fall. The athletic camps are designed to offer quality instruction from the HNA coaching staff, players, and alumnae in a fun, welcoming environment. All skill levels are welcome. HNA also offers summer camps that focus on areas of special interest, instructed by current HNA faculty members. At this link, you will find details about the different camps we are offering this summer and which grade levels can participate.
Stage Struck Theatre Camps
Come celebrate Stage Struck’s 23rd summer of theatre camps, and Laura Drake’s last summer as Director. There is still room in Annie, Grease, and Best of Stage Struck (a revue of material from our biggest shows!) For information and registration, visit: https://stagestruckseattle.com See you this summer!
Summer Programs At Seattle Prep
Seattle Prep is offering Summer Prep programs- inspiring camps for middle school students entering the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in Fall 2023. Summer Prep – Seattle Preparatory School (seaprep.org)
4th Annual Summer School At St.George Parish School
Dates: June 26 through July 28 with the exception of July 3rd and 4th
We offer a 5 week academic summer school program with certificated teachers
and instructional assistants for students currently in Grades K-5. It is not a
summer camp. It’s an all or none program in order for students to make the most
Summer School registration opens March 1, 2023 to all students currently attending a Catholic school. Your own school uniform is the required dress code. All students who apply must come with a positive, cooperative attitude ready to learn. Your child’s teacher/principal will supply us with Spring MAP Student Progress Reports along with recommendations for areas of focus during summer school.
Registration opens March 1st and will be limited. If you would like more information and/or an application, please email Anna Horton (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP.
Kelsey Wong, who formerly taught art at HRS, invites you to visit her latest art display at Inner Spaces Design on California Ave. There will be an art walk on June 8th from 5-8 pm where her work will be included along the walk as well as featured the rest of the month. If you do not get a chance to see her work on display, you can check out her website at KelseyWongArt.com
Our Blanchet Buddies program offers an opportunity for local grade school students to be paired with a Blanchet junior or senior, in specific areas of interest. Please visit bishopblanchet.org/buddies for more information. Go Bears and Go Buddies!
After School Art Classes for HRS students – In-person
These super fun art classes are taught by former Holy Rosary art teacher, Lacey Reuter. Classes are held in-person at Hope Lutheran, and all HRS students are welcome to join. (This is not a Holy Rosary School program.)www.rainbowparrotart.com