Dear Holy Rosary Families,
I hope your first week of summer vacation has been relaxing. We are missing our students around the school, but things remain busy around here. We have begun the process of moving classrooms back to their original locations, are busy setting up rooms and new learning spaces, and have started painting and cleaning. We are also preparing for flooring updates to four classrooms. A school never really closes, as there is much work to be done to end one year and prepare for the next.
I do hope this start to summer includes a lot of time for fun, and some time dedicated to reading, writing, and practicing math. A short time each day dedicated to each of these will go a very long way to being prepared to return this fall. Remember, our first day of school is Monday, August 30th.
Keep an eye on this eFC throughout the summer, as it will contain important updates. Again, the eFC will run through June, twice in July, and then resume a regular weekly schedule August 12th.
Enjoy this glorious summer weather!!
In the last year and a half, a number of our families have moved into new homes in the area. A few asked about home blessings early on but I was only making home visits for sick calls at the time. As we begin reopening, and with summer schedules being a little lighter, if you would like me to come over for a house blessing, or just dinner, let me know and we will get it on the calendar! email@example.com
- August 30th – First Day of School (Noon Dismissal)
- September 2nd – Parent Night
- September 3rd – Noon Dismissal
- September 6th – Labor Day (No School)
NOTES & REMINDERS
Vacation! Out Of State Travel
If you are planning out of state travel prior to returning to school, there will still be a quarantine period of 7 days with a Covid test or 10 days without a covid test. We are following the Department of Health guidelines for schools at this time. If the guidance changes before the start of the school year, we will adjust our rules. If you have any questions, email Kristin Bentler in the school office.
Holy Rosary School is Hiring!
We wanted to share with you one more staffing change. Our kindergarten aid, Gracie Ramirez, will be leaving us after this year. Gracie has been a true gem when it comes to supporting kindergarten students- in person and on zoom. We will miss her kind smile and positive spirit. Please join me in wishing her well!
Holy Rosary School is now hiring for three open positions: Spanish teacher (shared position with OLG), Kindergarten Aid, and Admissions/Development Associate. Each of these positions can be found through the Archdiocese of Seattle Frontline system: Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools – Frontline Recruitment (applitrack.com) or you can contact Anna Horton to learn more.
Congratulations To The Following Junior High Students
8th Grade High Honors (A+/A)
|8th Grade Honors (A/A-)|
|Nathan J||Mia S|
|Eva K||Addison Z|
|Molly N||Reese H|
|7th Grade High Honors (A+/A)||7th Grade Honors (A/A-)|
|Grant B||Madelyn A|
|Elsa M||Nick B|
|Luke P||AJ C|
|Ian R||Cameron F|
|Joseph B||Paula O|
|Owen B||Francesca R|
|Vincent B||Natalie Y|
|Zoey C||Nora C|
|Franca I||Enzo K|
|Felix C||Aria K|
|Kaitlin M||Siobhan S|
|Seyoung S||Melia W|
7th Grade Missionary Disciples
As part of their 2020-2021 religion curriculum, HRS 7th grade students learned how they can be lifelong missionary disciples. They researched 5 justice topics and voted to study one of the topics, Care For God’s Creation, in greater depth. As part of their missionary disciple formation, students enjoyed an immersion experience meeting in Advent with migrant farmworkers (on Zoom) to learn about their lives. In Easter Season, students made a missionary disciple response as a class by donating personally messaged journals and art supplies to farmworker family children; the children can enjoy these supplies while their parents are working in the fields. Our students also collected items for three gardening kits to make it possible for impoverished families to enjoy gardening in God’s creation. In all this, they were guided by Catholic Community Services and the Missionary Disciple Institute, answering Pope Francis’ call to encounter God’s love and take it to others.
Given all of the challenges with COVID, we sadly will not be offering WestFest this coming fall. We will continue to explore other ways to hold community events during the year, and will look forward to a full return in Fall 22!
Parents Club is looking for Officers!
The Parents Club is seeking a President and Secretary for next year. This is a wonderful way to get involved and support the school. Please reach out to Rebecca Lawrence for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Holy Rosary School Uniform Policy- Plan now for the fall!
- For perfect uniform in grades K-7th, shirts must be white knit, polo or oxford style with a collar or turtleneck (8th graders may also wear navy blue shirts/turtlenecks). White camp shirts purchased from the uniform store are allowed. Shirts must have long/short sleeves (no ¾-length or rolled-up sleeves) and may not be oversized, baggy, or tight. T-shirts worn under uniform shirts must be plain white (no emblem, logo or color). Shirts must be long enough to stay tucked in.
- Red sweaters (cardigans/pullovers/vests purchased at uniform store) may be worn; Holy Rosary logo red sweatshirts purchased through the Lands’ End Uniform Store may also be worn as can the cadet red zip jackets. Eighth graders may wear Holy Rosary logo navy or Holy Rosary logo grey sweatshirts purchased through Lands’ End Uniform Store. On perfect uniform days, students must wear proper uniform sweaters, sweatshirts or vests as defined in the policy. All school Mass days are perfect uniform days.
- In K-7th, red knit, polo style shirts with a collar purchased through Lands’ End Uniform Store or Dennis Uniform may be worn on non-perfect uniform days.
- Gator gear may be worn to school each Friday, except on perfect uniform days, in place of regular uniform sweatshirts or sweaters. Nicknames written on the back of Gator gear must be appropriate.
- Red polar fleece vest with HRS logo purchased from the uniform store may be worn instead of uniform sweaters, sweatshirts or vests. Students may not wear any other type of fleece vests, coats, or jackets in the classrooms. Red polar fleece vests with HRS logo can be worn on perfect uniform days.
- Pants must be dark navy corduroy or cotton twill (ankle length, no contrast stitching or brads). No navy jeans or sweatpants are allowed. 8thgraders may also wear khaki pants. No sagging, oversized, cropped or tight pants may be worn. Pants with extra pockets, such as cargo or painters pants, may not be worn to school. Pants must have zippers, not buttons.
- Navy shorts (or khaki for 8thgraders) can be worn to school year round. All shorts must be navy blue cotton twill. Shorts may not be shorter than 6 inches above the top of the kneecap and cannot be sagging.
- Girls (Gr. K-4th) may wear Macbeth plaid jumpers or skorts; (Gr. 5th-6th) may wear Macbeth plaid jumpers, skirts or skorts, and (Gr. 7th-8th) may wear navy skirts or skorts. All jumpers/skirts/skorts must be purchased from the uniform store, may not be shorter than 3”above kneecap and may not be rolled at the waist.
- Socks for boys and socks or tights for girls must be worn. Socks/tights must be mostly solid colors—white, black, gray, red or navy—and can be knee-high or ankle length and must match. Lands’ End approved uniform leggings may be worn in navy or black under jumpers or skirts.
If your child has outgrown any Macbeth plaid or navy skirts and you would like to donate them to the Used Uniform Closet, please drop them off in the bin outside the Main Office. The Used Uniform Closet is no longer taking any white/red polos or navy pants or shorts.
Nurse Needed – Earn Volunteer Hours
The office is looking for assistance from a nurse this summer. You can earn a couple of volunteer hours from home. Contact email@example.com if you are interested.
Summer Math Challenge
Summer is almost here! Summer is a time to relax and recharge, but we hope the students find some time to do some math, too! 🙂 The students can print and fill out the record sheet throughout the summer. Students also received this calendar from their teachers. At the end of the summer, the students will make sure they have their full name, grade, completed sheet, and parent signature into either the office or Mrs. Heuer by the first Friday of school. These students will have a prize announced in the fall!
Summer Reading Challenge!
Find a shady spot in your yard or a comfy chair and grab a good book! Here is our challenge to each student, parent, teacher, and staff member at Holy Rosary School: make reading a part of your daily schedule this summer by reading for at least 20 minutes each day of summer vacation! Use this calendar to keep track of your reading time by coloring in each day you read.
Safe Environment Training
Are you in need of your initial 3 hour Safe Environment training? All volunteers must pass a background check and complete Safe Environment training to volunteer in the school with kids, go on field trips, etc. We continue to have the option for the foundation class to be taught online. Anna Horton will be teaching a Virtual Class June 28th at 9:00 am. More opportunities will become available, but this is a good chance to get it done early. Sign ups can be done through Virtus.
Room Parent Recruitment
Be a room parent for the 2021-2022 school year! If you enjoy planning and attending classroom parties, parent 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 towards your family commitment hours. If you are interested in being a room parent during the 2021-2022 school year or would like more information on room parent responsibilities, please contact Joellyn DeRonghe at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Please note: I am moving forward with the intent that we will be able to resume all or most of the duties. But please know there could be modifications depending on guidelines from the school as we get closer to the Fall.
Elementary Summer Band Programs
Dust off your instrument and join Miss McKamey in person this July for music fun and learning! Learn to play or strengthen your playing skills to have an edge on School Band. Make new friends while you make music and enrich your summer with musical learning! Register Now!
Need some GatorGear for your student? Sweatshirts and sweatpants can be personalized and are usually ready within a week or two of ordering.
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: httpshttps://holyrosaryseattle.org/youth-ministry
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 email@example.com or call 206-937-1488 ext. 252.
Experienced Nanny/Household Manager Available in the Fall!
My name is Jill Mullen. I have 6 years of professional nannying experience. I am very skilled in taking care of multiple children, ages newborn and beyond! I am looking for a family with one or two children who love to play, learn, and explore the outdoors. My ideal work week would be 35-40 guaranteed hours per week with daily hours negotiable based on family needs. I am fully vaccinated, as are my husband and parents whom we see regularly. firstname.lastname@example.org 206.300.4295 Click here for more information
Watts Basketball Summer Camp
At Watts Basketball, we have an entire Summer of FUN, FRIENDS, & FUN-DA-MENTALS planned at our Summer Camps. Register by 7/1 to save $40 with “specialinvite” Find more information on our website at: https://wattsbasketball.com/summer-basketball-camps-2021
West Seattle Reign Sports
We offer Volleyball and Basketball programs for all youth, kindergarten to high school. Clinics available for the summer. www.WestSeattleReign.com
Stage Struck in-person summer Dance Camp (Dance All Day!)
August 2–13, 2021
Ages: 8–16 (grouped by age & dance level)
IN-PERSON: Admiral Church in West Seattle
Learn or improve your Hip-Hop, Broadway Jazz, and Latin dance styles, moves, and techniques. In this camp, you will get a chance to work with three different professional dance choreographers/teachers —all of whom have amazing backgrounds in their respective dance styles — in a supportive environment while spending time with peers who share your love of dance. The camp will culminate with a presentation of all three dance styles! We will group students by age and dance level in small socially-distanced groups that they will remain with throughout the day. Two fifteen-minute and hour-long lunch breaks outside distanced with the whole camp. (30 students max – three groups of 10 each) Teachers and students will be masked.
MoTuWeThFr (10 days total)
9:30am – 3pm
Admiral Church (West Seattle): 4320 SW Hill St. Seattle WA
$150 checkout + 2 payments of $195
Extended care info:
Extra care is available to all campers who need to arrive early or stay later on a daily or weekly drop-in basis for $7 per hour. Payment (cash or check) is due at the end of the camp session. Before-care is available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. All students dropped off before 9:15 a.m. will be charged a before-care fee. After-care is available from 3-5 p.m. All campers must be promptly picked up by 5 p.m.
See the COVID-19 protocol
REGISTER NOW! LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS LEFT! Questions? Contact Laura Drake at email@example.com
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 (ultracamp.com)
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!https://www.seattlegentlebeginnings.com/Giulia Canali, BD, PDPhone 206.414.8070Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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) email@example.com
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 https://www.goodsocietybeer.com 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 https://shop.goodsocietybeer.com. 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 ( https://joe.coffee/ ) 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 https://www.westseattlegrounds.com/