Family Communication 6/30/22


Dear Holy Rosary Families,
This will be our last eFC communication until the second week in August.  I hope by now your family is getting into a summer routine. I know I am looking forward to spending a bit more time with my own kids soon!  Keep up the summer reading, writing, and math.  I came across this blog with some additional ideas on how to keep kids engaged and healthy during the summer months.
Tonight we will celebrate with many of our junior high students as they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Please pray for them as they receive this important Sacrament.  Come Holy Spirit!
Though we will be quiet for a few weeks, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.  We will monitor our email and communications during the month of July.  I also encourage you to order your uniforms for next year if you have not already done so, to avoid any supply chain issues.
I hope to see you at the West Seattle Fourth of July Kids Parade and the West Seattle Grand Parade on July 23rd!
In Christ, 


  • July 4th – 4th of July Kids Parade (10am)
  • July 23rd – West Seattle Parade (11am)
  • August 31st – Meet The Teachers (2pm)
  • September 6th – 1st Day of School (K-8)
  • September 8th – Parent Night
  • September 23rd-24th – WestFest


Holy Rosary School and Parish Are Hiring!

Current Openings:
BASE aid (before/after school care aid)- 15-20 hours/week, Monday-Friday after school beginning in the fall
BASE Assistant Director- assist with program operations- 20-25 hours/week Monday-Friday after school beginning in the fall
Custodian- 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, shift hours are negotiable
Bookkeeper- 4 days/week, days are negotiable- shared position between the school and parish
Pastoral Assistant for Administration- this is a full time, administrative level position that assists with the management of the parish (and school’s) human, financial, technology, and capital resources.  
Pastoral Assistant for Communications and Technology- 15 hours/week- parish position
Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry- 20 hours/week- parish position 
School job postings can be found here:  Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools – Frontline Recruitment (
Parish job postings can be found here:  Job Opportunities at Holy Rosary | Holy Rosary Catholic Church | Seattle, WA (

Junior High Summer Reading List And Battle Of The Books Competition
Keep your reading skills sharp by choosing some of these great books to read over the summer. In Junior High you will all take part in Battle of the Books, a fun academic team challenge where you will collectively read a list of books for a competition in the spring. You can get a jump start by reading some of the books off our Battle of the Books list this summer. You might also enjoy reading some great titles that have been nominated for book awards. No matter what books you choose, the most important part is to have reading be a part of your summer routine. Take your books with you on all your summer adventures and enjoy! Book List
Calendar Updates & Schedule Changes

One change has been made to the 22-23 school calendar per the Office for Catholic Schools:  January 2 is now a non-student day. There will be no BASE on that day. We are also adjusting our start time in the morning. The first bell will ring at 8:15 for students A-L. The second bell will be at 8:25 for student M-Z. Classes will begin at 8:30am each day for all students. We will continue to have our current pick up times of  2:55/3:05 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 2:00/2:10 on Wednesdays.
Save the Date–  August 31, 2:00 – 3:00, optional Meet The Teacher time.  Stop by and say hello to your child’s teacher for next year once class lists are posted in August!

Summer Math & Reading Challenge

It’s almost summer, which means time for fun and relaxation!  Students also have the opportunity to keep their math skills sharp and their imagination active by participating in the summer math and reading challenge.  Students should fill out and record their time as the summer progresses and be ready to turn it in during the first week back at school.  It will be due on Sept. 9th!  Both the summer math and reading challenges are optional.

Immunization Requirements for 2022/23

Per the State Department of Health, all required vaccinations must be up-to-date by the first day of school. If a student is missing any of the required vaccinations, they will not be able to start school until those doses have been administered. There is no longer a thirty day grace period. The only accepted exemption is medical. You can access your child’s state immunization records at My IR Mobile. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Bentler in the school office.


Facts Tax Information – Print Now

As we shift from the Facts billing system to School Admin, we strongly recommend that you log into your Facts account and print a payment summary. This can be used on your taxes next Spring. Facts will only allow us login access through July 15th. At that point, collecting this information will be a more involved process. Below are the instructions for accessing your Yearly Total information.
In the Payment Plan & Billing box click on View Details, then click on View Payment Summary, enter the year 2022.  Any tuition and/or BASE charges will be listed.  Some will be under your name and some could be under your child’s name depending on the type of charge. Any questions you may call the FACTS help desk at 866.441.4637.

Dress For Success

Order your uniforms for next year EARLY and avoid backorder issues in August. Land’s End and Dennis Uniforms get busier and busier as the summer comes to an end.  The last day to submit Gator Gear and Sport Tek orders is Thursday, June 30th. They will be available for pick up in late August.
Lands’ End Uniform Promotion Lands’ End Updates & Promotions – – Holy Rosary School Mail (

4th, 6th & 7th Grade Room Parents Needed

Be a room parent for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 school year or would like more information on room parent responsibilities, please contact Joellyn DeRonghe at


4th of July Kids Parade

The 4th of July kids parade returns this year. This is a fun, community event and HRS is a proud sponsor. Adorn your family in red, white and blue and walk or ride through the streets of North Admiral. Parade begins at 10am (44th & Sunset) and winds through the streets before ending at Hamilton Viewpoint. There will be crafts, games and food. Stop on by the HRS booth to say hi before heading off to your bbq.

West Seattle Grand Parade

The West Seattle Grand Parade is back! Saturday, July 23rd – Walk/scoot/wagon-ride with the HRS float for some or all of the parade! For volunteer opportunities and Free Dress Passes, see the volunteer section below.


Thank you to everyone who responded, we now have filled our chair positions for Westfest! There will continue to be more volunteer opportunities for Westfest. If there is something in particular you’d like to volunteer for, or just want to know more, please reach out to Marianne Wintermute (


Tuition Payments

TUTION PAYMENTS FOR JULY – JUNE will be pulled on July 10 through the new School Admin system. Please login prior to this date and make sure the account on file is the correct payment account.  Credit cards will be charged a 2.9% fee. 

Grade Openings

If you hear of any families looking for an educational change this summer, please connect them with Beth Martin.  Space available in Preschool 2s, Kindergarten and 2nd Grade.


Holy Rosary Float Rides Again!

The West Seattle Grand Parade is back! Saturday, July 23rd – Walk/scoot/wagon-ride with the HRS float for some or all of the parade!  Parents earn some 2022/23 fundraising hours before the busyness of next school year starts! Each HRS student who walks in the parade earns 2 free dress passes! Go here for more info and to sign up: July 23rd Holy Rosary Float Rides Again! • Holy Rosary School (

Auction Committee

The auction committee is looking for a parent to serve on the Executive committee.  Parents in this role are considered co-chairs and thus automatically fulfill their 50 hours. These are integral roles leading up to the auction, but let you attend the party as a guest.
Business Procurement – work off the list provided to coordinate a group of volunteers in procuring at local businesses.
Contact Beth Martin ( for details on any of the above positions or to be put in touch with the current parent volunteers for further details.

Confirmation Mass & Reception

Holy Rosary Parish is looking for two individuals to host the reception after the Confirmation Mass on June 30th.  Volunteers would pick up the cake the day of the event and host the reception to include making punch and serving the cake. Volunteers would set up the reception at 6:00pm and clean up after the reception, between 9 and 9:30pm. This is an opportunity to earn approximately 4 hours/person towards the 2022-23 school year.  Contact Melissa Tuthill ( if you are interested in this opportunity!

Coffee and Donuts Needs Help

Earn volunteer hours over the summer! Coffee and Donuts Needs Help! Our beloved Coffee and Donuts ministry has returned, but we need volunteers and leads.  Please consider participating in this fun ministry. If you like coffee and you like to socialize, this is a perfect fit!
In the past, students have joined us in the kitchen but due to health and safety issues, we ask for adult volunteers only who are ok wearing masks and gloves while handling and serving the food/drinks. If you are interested in signing up for a shift, please visit our sign up page at  Make a note in the comment section if you’d like to be a lead/lead-in-training! Questions? Contact Libby at

Do You Love To Weed

Our gardeners have not been able to come to the school recently. If you love to garden, weeding in the flowerbeds at the school, parish and the round-about is a great way to earn volunteer hours. You get to pick your days and hours. Vaccination is not required



Fall CYO Soccer Registration Now Open! 

Come join us out on the soccer pitch next fall! CYO soccer is one of the most popular sports at Holy Rosary and registration is now open. Please go to and select the enroll option for soccer to register. Registration is open to all grades (K-8) in the school and parish. We welcome all abilities from experienced players to those that have never tried the sport before. Last year we had 18 teams and over 200 participants so come join the fun! Please reach out to the CYO Soccer Coordinator Neil Smith – with any questions.


Rite Of Christian Initiation Adapted For Children

Holy Rosary Church welcomes children 7-18 years of age who have never been baptized, along with their families, on a journey of preparation for initiation into the Catholic Church. If you or your children are interested to know more about RCIA, please contact Sr. Stella at or 206-937-1488 ext. 252 or you can register online: RCIA for Children (

Sacramental 2 Preparation (First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion) 

Holy Rosary parish follows the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Seattle regarding children’s preparation to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Children must have one year of religious instruction before being prepared for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Registration is already open online: 2021-2022 Sacramental 2 (
If you have a first grader who is not attending a Catholic school, please make sure you have your child enrolled in Sacramental 1 of our Faith Formation program and are regularly attending the class. If you have older children who have not yet received either of these sacraments or for more information about First Reconciliation/First Communion Preparation, please contact Sr. Stella at


Choir Camp At St.James Cathedral

For five days, campers sing, laugh, and play in a beautiful and welcoming environment. Choristers will learn a variety of music spanning the Church’s history, from ancient to modern. Campers share their music through a mid-week mini-concert at a nearby retirement community and a Friday Cathedral concert; and on Sunday, they provide the music for the 10:00am Mass. This year, we have simultaneous programs for singers entering grades 1–3 in the fall (Seraphim Choir – limited enrollment) and those entering grades 4–8 (Schola Cantorum). For more information click here.


Hoops4Life is back in full swing with 4 sessions at Seattle Lutheran HS and Holy Rosary gym this summer! High quality basketball/life skills camp in its 25th year. 9am-4pm M-F for $199. Still room in Session 2 (July 18-22) for 2nd-4th graders and room for all grades through 8th in recently opened Session 3 (July 25-29). Register now!!

Summer Yoga for Teens

This six week series invites students ages 12-16 to explore how yoga can build confidence, manage stress, and promote self-awareness.  We will explore yoga postures, breath techniques and simple forms of meditation. No experience necessary and all teens welcome.  Teen Yoga (

Summer Band

Join The Musical Fun!  July 11-15/ Elementary Summer Band!!  12:15 – 2:00P.M.  Just click the link to sign-up!! 

Girls Rock Math

Girls Rock Math (GRM) is a non-profit offering STEAM summer camps. Our mission is to provide thought-provoking, creative experiences in math, empowering girls to develop confidence in their skills, and a life-long interest in mathematics.
Intern-Counselors are a very important part of our GRM program – they wear a staff shirt and name badge. They attend Staff Meetings with our Counselors-in-Training (CITs), teachers, and Site Director. Intern-Counselors work with teachers to ensure campers are having an enriching summer experience. Throughout the week, they work with mentors to guide them in leading, collaborating, and planning activities for campers. They reflect on their experience with other Intern-Counselors as well as their college-aged mentors. Reflection coupled with hands-on experience builds great leadership skills all while having fun and earning service hours. (One week of camp plus training is approximately 40 hours of community service.)
Here are some other things Intern-Counselors do at camp: 

  • Sing, play games and do outdoor activities with campers
  • Assist the teacher as needed
  • Ensure campers are safe
  • Work with younger campers on games, projects and problems
  • Be responsible, reliable, and punctual
  • Have fun during recess and lunch
  • Follow camp rules

If you know of female-identifying students who would be interested in being a part of this summer’s Intern-Counselor program, please pass along our website:

Bishop Blanchet Summer Camps For Rising K-9th Graders

Soak in the summer fun at Bishop Blanchet! Registration is open for in-person camps in athletics, academics, and the arts at BBHS.
Athletics Camps run throughout the summer and include cross country, cheer (K-8), basketball, flag football, freshman football, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball. 
The Discovery Learning Camp (gr 5-8) runs July 18 – 22. This is a full-day immersive experience where students choose to attend three class sessions in STEM, art, music, drama, social justice, outdoor activities, and more. Lunch supervision is provided.
The BBHS Study Skills Camp (gr 5 – 9) runs August 15 – 18. This camp helps students develop time management, organization, study strategies, and planning skills to increase success in the classroom.
Multi-camp and sibling discounts are available. 
Register Here:

Preschool-Age Summer Camp

A Child Becomes Preschool has openings in their preschool-age summer camp offerings for students age 3-4!  View more and sign up on their website:

HNA Summer Camps

Holy Names Academy invites young women entering Grades 4 through 8 or starting Grade 9 at Holy Names Academy in the fall of 2022 to participate in our summer camps. Athletic camps are designed to offer quality instruction from the HNA coaching staff, players, and alumnae in a fun, welcoming environment. Art Explorations and Leadership camps are a great way to meet HNA teachers and students and learn more about Art and Leadership Programs at HNA. Please find more information and sign up at


Math Tutoring

I am a grandmother of a Holy Rosary student, area resident , and offering math tutoring with understanding for the summer. I use Right Start Math materials.  I specialize in helping children with delayed learning and Math blocks, multiplication foundation, fractions, Geometrical drawings( fun), award winning math card games. Algebra and geometry. My name is Golda Howard.

Junction Hot Yoga Summer Events


  • Kids ages 5-7 (all genders) Friday, August 19, 11:00a.m. -11:45a.m. – $35 includes fun, bright, water bottle 
  • Kids Yoga ages 8-12 (all genders) – Mondays, August 8, 15, 22 and 29, 9:30a.m. -10:30a.m., $100 for four session package
  • Tweens/Teens Yoga ages 12-18 (girls) Mondays, August 8, 15, 22 and 29, 11:00a.m. – 12p.m., $100 for four sessions

All Summer: Adult Intro Package – 3 weeks unlimited for $59.00

Yoga | Junction Hot Yoga – West Seattle | Seattle

Rainbow Parrot Art Classes for HRS students – Online art enrichment program

These super fun art classes are taught by former Holy Rosary art teacher, Lacey Reuter. Free/donation based class