Dear Holy Rosary Families,
Though this isn’t our last eFC for the year, this message brings with it a sense of finality, as it is the last message you will receive while students are still in session with us during the 2021-22 school year. The greatest joy of this year was being able to be in person with our students for the entire year. This was a blessing beyond measure and something we cherished every day. It was also a year filled with the continued challenges of COVID: testing, quarantines, and ever-changing protocols. This year has been filled with hope, love, faith, and perseverance. I want to tell you how proud I am of our school community after this extraordinary year.
Though I know everyone is in need of some well-needed rest and relaxation this summer, I want to encourage you in between the fun and the sun, to make sure students are taking some time to exercise their brains. The summer slide is a real thing, and it’s important kids keep reading, writing, and engaging in math throughout the summer. Participating in our summer reading and math challenges is an excellent way to make this happen and students are always excited for the reward to come in the fall from this hard work. A short time each day will go a LONG way to keeping their brains active and prepared for next year.
Here are some ideas on ways to support your children in this:
- Purchase a blank notebook and have students’ journal daily about summer activities and trips.
- Spend time using math skills- cooking, projects that involve measuring, mapping trips, budgeting, spending money, or similar activities are all great applications of math skills.
- Practice basic facts- even five minutes a day of math fact practice and running through word lists and phonograms can go a long way.
- Read, read, read- anything and everything. Reading to your child counts! Work with your local library or ask your child’s current teacher for recommendations if you need help finding “just right books” that help push reading skills forward, without being too hard. Check out the Seattle Public Library’s online website for children’s books.
We are looking forward to our last Mass of the school year, in person with all of our students this Friday at 8:45. School will dismiss following Mass around 10:00. We have limited seating for parents at the Mass as we will be using all of the space for students. If you would like to attend, please sit in one of the areas designed for parents.
Finally, we will continue to run our eFC messages through June, and then start back up again Thursday August 11th.
You all have my most profound gratitude and my prayers for a restful, peaceful, healthy summer ahead. I can’t wait to see you in the fall.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful summer! I have attached a Summer Social Emotional Learning Bingo Activity.
- June 9th – Noon Dismissal
- June 10th – Last Day (10am Dismissal)
- August 31st – Meet The Teachers (2pm)
- September 6th – 1st Day of School (K-8)
NOTES & REMINDERS
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!
Holy Rosary School Is Hiring
Holy Rosary School is hiring for two positions:
Summer Maintenance Work- an excellent opportunity for a high school or college student looking for temporary summer work. This position involves summer cleaning, painting, moving furniture, etc. and begins ASAP. Interested individuals should reach out to Principal Anna Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org
BASE Staff- Holy Rosary School is looking for 1-2 people to join our BASE team. This position is about 16 hours/week, Monday – Friday generally during the hours of 3-6. Interested individuals should reach out to Principal Anna Horton at email@example.com. This is a great opportunity for a parent looking for part time work or a high school junior or senior looking for work!
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.
Medications In The Office
If your child has medication in the office, please pick up by 10am on Friday or the following week between 8am and 4pm.
Honor Roll Students
High Honors (A’s & A +’s)
Grade 8: Joseph B, Owen B, Grant B, Vincent B, Cameron F, Lizzy G, Franca I, Elsa M, Kaitlin M, Luke P, Ian R
Grade 7: Gavin F, Drew H, Lucy M, Parker R, Ella S, Bruce C, Claire T, Carter Y, Isabelle F, Avery Q, Perry J, Isabella S
Honors (A’s & A-‘s)
Grade 8: Maddy A, AJ C, Felix C, Nora C, Tanner G, Francesca R, Enzo K, Melia W, Natalie Y
Grade 7: , Luke B, Brady C, Selene Q R, Asier T, Alex S, Caleb M, Henry S
Please remember to notify the office of any address, phone or email changes in order to have the most up-to-date information in our school directory for next year.
Class Group Pictures
Class group pictures have been given to homeroom teachers for students that ordered individual pictures in the fall. If you did not order an individual picture but would like to order a group picture, use the following link. Group prints are $10 and these orders will be shipped to homes.
https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000875441#login Online code: 2122HOROCG
Lost & Found
After school is out for the summer, all items not claimed will be donated.
Summer Math Challenge
It’s almost summer, which means time for fun and relaxation! Students also have the opportunity to keep their math skills sharp by participating in the summer math 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.
We continue to experience cases of COVID in the school with community levels where they are right now. In certain classes masks are currently required indoors, when there are multiple cases popping up within a short window of time. We are sharing this update with you from Public Health of Seattle and King County, which includes important information regarding masking as well. Number of COVID Cases in the school this week as of Thursday am: 14
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. T
Keep Your Music Alive
A sincere thank you to all band students/families for a wonderful year! PLEASE keep your music alive during the summer months!
Still time to sign-up for the Elem. Summer Band at Kennedy Catholic High School! Here’s the link with all the details!! Elementary Summer Band 2022 | FamilyID
EVENTS & FUNDRAISING
The responses from people interested in helping out with Westfest have been fantastic!!
Right now we are in need of a Activities Chair. If interested, please reach out to Marianne at the email below for details.
If you were previously in charge of something and will need a replacement because you have a graduating 8th grader, or if there is a position that you’d like to know more about, please reach out to Marianne Wintermute (email@example.com).
Over the summer if you or someone you know is interested in joining our Kindergarten or 2nd grade, please contact Beth Martin.
The auction committee is looking for a few parents 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.
IT – detailed oriented and can manage database software, then this position is for you. Plan on shadowing next year to take over the fall of 2023.
Procurement Chair – lead business and family procurement. Work on creating a strong live auction. 2022/23 would be a shadow/co-procurement chair year to train.
Business Procurement – work off the list provided to coordinate a group of volunteers in procuring at local businesses.
Contact Beth Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details on any of the above positions or to be put in touch with the current parent volunteers for further details.
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 athttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AA5A82AA02-coffee1. Make a note in the comment section if you’d like to be a lead/lead-in-training! Questions? Contact Libby at email@example.com.
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
Volunteers Needed For Westfest
Please see the Events and Fundraisers section above for a list of the positions to be filled.
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 https://www.teamsideline.com/sites/seattlecyo/current-programs 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Congratulations to Elliot Anthony DiNauta and Marcos Santiago Ianelli baptized on June 11, 2022! We welcome you to a life with Christ.
If you are interested in having your child baptized, please email Deyette email@example.com. You may also complete our Baptism Registration form by using this link, https://holyrosaryseattle.org/infant-baptism-registration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-937-1488 ext. 252 or you can register online: RCIA for Children (formsite.com)
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 (formsite.com)
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 email@example.com
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!! https://www.hoops4life206.com/content/2022-seattle-lutheran-camp
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 (limberyoga.com)
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: https://www.bishopblanchet.org/camps
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: https://www.achildbecomes.org/summer-camps-2022/
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 https://www.holynames-sea.org/athletics/summer-camps/
Junction Hot Yoga Summer Events
June: Sound Meditation – Saturday, June 18th, 7:00pm-8:00pm ($30 member/35 non-member)
August: KIDS YOGA
- 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
Hybrid In-Person & Virtual Event and Auction
This celebration will include an auction, fun activities, and an informative program about the impact your donations have made in the community. Option to participate in person (ticket includes dinner) at the Seattle Design Center or remotely from your own home (with or without delivered dinner).
Join us in celebrating our community, and raise funds to continue keeping our neighbors safe, fed, healthy, and housed during these challenging times. Share an evening with some of your most caring neighbors.
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 www.rainbowparrotart.com