Family Communication 9/9/21


PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE


Dear Holy Rosary Families,
Happy second week of school!
It feels like we’re starting to get in the swing of things, though there are certainly a lot more protocols and procedures to follow than in years past.  Our students are adjusting beautifully and are taking everything very seriously.  We are very proud of them!!
As you are likely aware, schools will very soon be required to ensure all individuals with access to students during the school day or during after school activities (which right now includes school-sponsored events and parish activities such as CYO) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.   This means to drive on a field trip, coach, or volunteer in any way when students are around you must submit a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.  In preparation  we are asking you parents and guardians to voluntarily complete the vaccine survey included in this eFC message if you have not already done so.  We are also asking families to submit the vaccine information for age eligible students if you have not already done that as well. Links to both surveys are included in this week’s eFC.   
We continue to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Not only is it an act of love towards our brothers and sisters, the more vaccinated people we have on our campus the safer we are all.
May the peace of Christ be with you all, 
Anna 


UPCOMING DATES


    • September 13th – 1st Day Of Band
    • September 14th – Picture Day
    • October 15th – Teacher In-Service (no school)
    • October 18th – Picture Retakes
    • October 20th – Parents Club Meeting

NOTES & REMINDERS


Picture Day Is Tuesday, September 14th

Picture Day is this coming Tuesday. Free dress for all students, so come looking your best. Parents have the ability to preorder photos by visiting the Holy Rosary Yuen Lui page through Tuesday, September 21. After this date, photos will be processed for printing. Photos will be shipped to the school for distribution. If you choose to order at a later date, there is an additional cost to cover individualized printing, packaging, and shipping.

Day Of The Doughnuts!!

Thank you to all of the students who completed the math and/or reading challenges!  Here is how we will celebrate.
What: A celebration of doughnuts, refreshments, music, trivia, and raffle prizes to reward the students’ hard work
Date:  Friday, 9/24
Where: Socially distanced in the school hall
When:  Two morning sessions for grades K-4 & two afternoon sessions for grades 5-8 
Additional details:
-We will have a variety of doughnuts for the kids to choose from, served by Mrs. Heuer, Ms. Wallace, and other friendly HRS staff! For students with any food allergies, we also will provide tasty gluten-free and dairy-free/vegan options available from Flying Apron.
-We will lead the students in some fun trivia as they enjoy their doughnuts and refreshments. We will hand out some prizes for completing each of the challenges.
-Students who completed each challenge will get their name in a hat for a surprise grand prize at each session! So if a student did both, they will have his/her name entered twice.
-Homeroom teachers will share the list of participants with the students ahead of time and we will make sure participants come at their designated times.
-Volunteer teachers/staff will help greet, serve, make sure students remain distanced, and clean/sanitize between sessions. We look forward to the first annual Day of the Doughnuts! 
Mrs. Heuer and Ms. Wallace

Used Uniforms

The Used Uniforms will be available on Tuesday, September 14th at pick up.

Missing Items

Please make sure your child’s name is clearly written on sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, water bottles and any other personal items. We have many students who have the same backpack, water bottle or sweatshirt. If your child is missing a red cadet jacket, have them check with the office staff. We are making every effort to return items to the correct person.

Library

The school library has several copies of the books nominated for the Battle of the Books. They are available for checkout along with many new books. Ms. Wallace is looking forward to seeing students in the library this year!

Red Cadet Collar Sweatshirts

The Main Office has the red Cadet Collar sweatshirts for those that have ordered them. Please come into the office and pick them up. Some sizes are on backorder. Karla Lawson will let you know if your order is not ready. If you would like to place an order, An order form must be completed to pick up a sweatshirt.  The Main Office is open M-F from 9am-3pm.


ACTION ITEMS


Volunteer Vaccination Information

Per Governor Jay Inslee’s directive, all volunteers working in proximity to students must be vaccinated. In accordance with this, please fill out the attached form and include a copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card. If we do not receive a vaccination card from you, you will not be able to participate as a volunteer where students are present. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Bentler.

Student Vaccination Information (6th-8th grade only)

On the recommendation of Public Health, and in order to support us in making decisions regarding programming, we are seeking information on the percentage of eligible students (12 and over) who are vaccinated. Individual student information will be kept confidential. The aggregate data will help us with programming decisions and mitigation efforts.

Please fill out the attached survey. If we do not receive a response from you, your child will be counted in the category of unvaccinated. Decisions around our programming and activities will be based on the percentages of vaccinated students. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Bentler.

Family Handbook

Our 2021-22 family handbook is available online here. Each school year we require parents to review the handbook and sign the online acknowledgement form. Please complete the handbook acknowledgement form by Sunday, September 19th.

BASE Is Hiring

BASE is looking to add another staff member in order to accept more families!  Looking for a fully-vaccinated individual (16+) who is looking to work 15-20 hours each week, M-F 2:30 – 6pm.  Duties include supervising playground, doing arts & crafts, assisting parents at pick up.  Please reach out to Rachel at 206-937-1488 ext 228 or base@holyrosaryws.org if interested!

Band Is Back!

Please read the introductory letter.  All band members are asked to register by using the correct link below. Be assured that all safety protocols will be in place!  Looking forward to working with your children!
Miss McKamey

Band • Holy Rosary School (holyrosaryws.org)
5th gr. Beg. Band
School Band gr. 6-8

Milk Order Form

Order milk online here for your student for the entire school year. The milk cost is $25 per student, with the option of 1% white milk all week, or 1% white milk Monday-Wednesday with 2% chocolate milk available on Thursday and Friday. Your FACTS account will be billed for your selection.  **We will not be offering milk until the 1st week of October**

GatorGear

Need some GatorGear for your student? Sweatshirts and sweatpants can be personalized. Orders will be submitted on the 15th of every month.


EVENTS & FUNDRAISING


Magazine Drive

Our annual Magazine Drive has officially launched! HRS has consistently been one of the TOP SELLING schools in the nation and we want to continue our reign. We raised over $125,000 last year!!!
Our theme this year is GATOR STRONG – ROOTED IN COMMUNITY!  Community makes HRS strong and by working together we will have a successful fundraiser. Fundraising continues to be key to our school’s financial success, please help us reach our goal. Renewal notices are arriving, so let your customers know that HRS will once again be selling magazines.  New subscriptions and renewals count towards our goal. Even renewals that weren’t initially purchased through HRS count towards our goal of $125,000.
You will be selling as a family unit, no need to create individual accounts for each of your HRS children.  Don’t worry, all HRS students will receive individual prizes at whatever level your family reaches.
To get started, follow the steps below. One note is AP Mags has now become FUNDERWORKS.  Only the home page looks different and previous year’s login information will still work!
CASH DONATIONS
Cash donations, in lieu of magazine orders, are welcome! $25.00 donation = 1 magazine order.

DONATE TO THE MAGAZINE DRIVE

ONLINE FAMILY REGISTRATION WITH FUNDERWORKS
  1. Go to www.funderworks.com
  2. Click on REGISTER A PARTICIPANT
  3. Enter ROSARY in the code field and submit
  4. Follow the steps to create the account
  5. Once account is created, familiarize yourself with the various selling tools available. These include avatars, e-mail blasts, printable flyers, social media, etc.

Our goal is 100% participation.  Additional questions, contact Beth Martin or view the Magazine Drive web site.
Typically HRS students would all gather in the gym for a fun and spirited assembly. This year the student’s will watch a video in class explaining the Magazine Drive and the all-important prizes. Look for a flyer to come home with your student(s) Friday.  There are 3 steps you need to complete to be entered to win our first incentive of a $25 Husky Deli gift card.

Looking for 2021-22 Heart Auction Project Coordinators for Each Grade

Welcome back! We’re beginning to plan for this year’s auction and looking for individuals interested in leading each grade’s Auction project. These are important fundraising projects that collectively bring in a sizable amount of much needed funds for the school and your children. This is also a special way to engage with your child’s classmates while also fulfilling your fundraising commitment hours and meeting other parents. 
If you’re interested or have any questions, please reach out to Brittiony Borges, brittiony@gmail.com.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Traffic Patrol

We are looking for parent/guardians to do traffic patrol duty this year for volunteer hours. You would need to be fully vaccinated, and available to arrive on time and stay until your duty is complete. This would be a trimester obligation.
Start Date:
October 2nd – December 12th
December 14th – March 18th
March 21st – June 10th
Times:
8:00-8:40am
2:45-3:15pm   1:45-2:15pm (Wednesdays)   11:55-12:20pm (1/2 days)
You could choose to do one day per week, AM or PM, or both AM & PM on the same day if you wish. Please contact Maggie Judd if you are interested.


EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


Attention All CYO Cross Country Runners!

CYO CROSS COUNTRY IS VIRTUAL THIS YEAR! Even though all meets will be virtual and there will be no school organized practices you can still participate. Student runners and their timing helpers will need to submit running times by the deadline each week to be considered in the week’s event.

Cost for XC has decreased to $25 due to it being a virtual season. If you have already signed up you may receive a refund or choose to donate your refund to CYO. Please let Jeanne Flohr know what you wish to do.
THANK YOU to Lisa Nooyen who will be our XC coordinator this season. She will have more information to share with participants after her coach meeting on September 8.
XC virtual meets are as follows: 
Meet 1 – September 19
Meet 2 – September 26
Meet 3 – October 3
Meet 4 – October 10

CYO Soccer

Last chance to register for CYO soccer. Registration will close at the end of day Friday, September 10th. First games for our 4th to 8th grade teams start this Saturday, September 11th.  First games for K to 3rd start on Saturday September 18th. Come join the fun!

Referees

CYO is looking for soccer referees to referee games at the 4th and 5th grade level. Referees are paid and must be at least 14 years of age and either be certified already or obtain a WA State Referee certification. Please reach out to Neil Smith (neilsensmith@gmail.com) for more details if you are interested in becoming a CYO soccer referee.


PARISH NEWS


Altar Server Training

Use the SignupGenius link below to sign up early and reserve your place!
Altar Servers: Altar Server Training (signupgenius.com)
Time for Altar Server training! This is for new and returning altar servers. Training is required in order to serve.
Girls and boys in grades 5, 6, 7, 8 and High School can serve the holy people of God during Mass. When we join in the Mass, we remember Jesus and give thanks and praise for all the good things that God does for us.
Altar Servers assist the whole church in praying. They carry the crucifix, candles and books at Mass. They prepare the altar so that bread and wine can become the Body and Blood of Christ!
The priests and the other ministers who help us celebrate the Mass rely on the altar servers so that we can all receive Christ by hearing the Word of God and receiving the Eucharist. Servers are trained after school or in the evening. Current altar servers receive follow-up training.
Older altar servers can learn to lead the other servers at Mass!
Altar Server Training (2 sessions required)
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
We have 10 altar server training dates, divided into two sessions, with five options in each. You will need to pick one time from the later ‘B’ session dates: 9/15-23. Thank you!

Training Series B

  • Sept 15 – 2:30-4:30pm
  • Sept 15 – 6:30-8:30 (pick only one 9/15)
  • Sept 17 – 3:15-5:15
  • Sept 23 – 6:30-8:30

We will train all altar servers together–new and old. This helps the new servers learn quicker and helps refresh older servers. We’ll sign up about 10 servers per session.
Location: Church Sacristy

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 srstella@holyrosaryseattle.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 srstella@holyrosaryseattle.org

Youth Confirmation 2021-2022 Registration Open!

Age of Confirmation
All baptized Catholics in the 7th-12th grade who have not yet been confirmed can register for the 2021 – 2022 Youth Confirmation Program. The program includes 10 Sunday Sessions starting with a Kick-Off Event on September 26thfrom 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the School Hall and concluding with the Confirmation Liturgy in mid-February. Holy Rosary 7th grade students will receive a portion of their confirmation preparation in the classroom.
Visit our website to learn more about the Confirmation requirements.  
Click here to Register for the 2021 – 2022 Program

Adult Volunteer Team 

Do you have a heart for young people? Do you recognize how much our young people need God’s love and presence? Then God might be calling you to join our adult volunteer team. Volunteer responsibilities can include leading confirmation small groups, assisting with office work, or helping with hospitality at youth confirmation events! 
Contact Bridget Bicek at PAYouth@Holyrosaryseattle.org to learn more about volunteering with the Confirmation Program.


COMMUNITY NOTICES


West Seattle VFW Essay Contest

Congratulations to last year’s winners from Holy Rosary:  Aidan I, Alec R, and Anastazia G.

Young writer(s) in the house? Need college money? This year’s VFW essay competition – three categories, for 3rd graders through high-school seniors. See rules and awards here. Turn into the school office by 28th.

Kids Salsa With Balorico Dance

Salsa for ages 7-12. Develop an appreciation for Latin music. Free preview class Wednesday, September 15th. Please arrive by 4:15pm with your child to complete the health screening and in-person registration form. Dancing begins at 4:30pm. No late admissions. Masks required of child and their caregiver at all times inside the studio. Sneakers recommended or dress shoes that secure the ankle. Viva Art Studio in West Seattle.

Art Classes

Rainbow Parrot Art Classes for HRS students – Online art enrichment program
These super fun art classes are taught in 6-week installments by former Holy Rosary art teacher, Lacey Reuter.
Free/donation based class: Steampunk machines, Sept. 14th @ 4-6pm
Session A1 (Recommended for grades 1-3): Tuesdays Sept. 21-Oct. 26 @ 4-6pm
Session B1 (Recommended for grades 4-8): Thursdays Sept. 23-Oct. 28 @ 4-6pm
Projects: Starry Night, jungle drawings, Cubist faces, haunted houses, Northern lights, dandelion paintings.
Cost per 6 week session: $215 Early bird price (register by Sept. 15th with coupon code: RAINBOW). After Sept. 15th, the cost is $255.
https://www.rainbowparrotart.com/live-online-art-classes

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 giulia@seattlegentlebeginnings.com

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.
206-937-9920
Grovewestseattle.com
3512 SW Alaska St.

Alki Lumber

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.
M-F 6:30-4:30
206-932-7700
alkilumber.com
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.
westseattlelocalfoods.com
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) 506-5242jamesebc@comcast.netwww.emersoncounselingandconsultation.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/