Family Communication (eFC) 12-15-2016

Principal’s Message

Dear Holy Rosary families,

I am so excited to see our students in the Christmas program this evening. Everyone has been working hard and I know it will be a wonderful show! Please remember, doors will open in the church at 5:30, and the band will begin its prelude at 6:15.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas break and you have the opportunity to rest, relax, and spend quality time with your family and friends. When we come back, things are going to be busy as we will begin registration for the ’17-’18 school year! More to come on that.

As my final eFC message for 2016, I will share with you our Advent prayer for this week, as we rejoice in anticipation for the birth of Jesus Christ.

Many blessings to you all this holiday season.
Anna

Heavenly Father,
Prepare our hearts this Advent
And remove the sadness
That prevents us from feeling the joy and hope
That the birth of your son, Jesus Christ, will bestow.
We ask that you help us to prepare these days,
that we continue to encounter You and ask for grace,
and that we give our whole heart to You.
We ask this as we continue to listen and wait this Advent season.

Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following junior high students who made the Holy Rosary Honor Roll.
SEVENTH GRADE FIRST HIGH HONORS — ALL A+’s AND A’s:


Jacqueline C.
Ryan C.
Lili G.
Molly M.
Ainsley P.

Dylan S.
Daniel S.
Katherine S.
Riley W.

SEVENTH GRADE SECOND HONORS — ALL A’s AND A-‘s:

Peyton B.
Andrew K.
Lilly K.
Michael N.

Ava P.
Jonathan S.
Jack V.
Jayce W.


EIGHTH GRADE HIGH HONORS — ALL A+’s AND A’s

Annie B.
Katherine C.
Meg C.
Morgan H.                                          .
Adam J.
Audrey K.
Rose L.

Connor M.
Emma N.
Lauren R.
Sierra W.
Max W.
Natalie W.

EIGHTH GRADE SECOND HONORS — ALL A’s AND A-‘s

Matt A.
Brandon B.
Evie B.
Grace C.
Emma D.

Luke F.
JJ H.
Luca K.
Emma U.
Aimee W.

Reminders For Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Red and Green and Christmas-wear spirit day! Santa, red, and/or green hats are okay to wear, but please do not wear face paint, hair dye, onesie pajamas, or short shorts.

Also, it is a noon dismissal and school will resume on Monday, January 2. There will be no band class on January 2nd.

Outreach Prayer Service

Thank you so much to everyone for your contributions for our various outreaches. Here are some pictures of today’s prayer service. Click on a thumbnail to view gallery.

Commitment Hours Reminder

Christmas break is a great time to enter commitment hours that you have accumulated!

Development Directives

TREE LOT – A big shout out to all of you who purchased a tree, wreath, or garland at the TREE LOT. We beat last year’s numbers! Thank you to the Tree Lot volunteers, especially those that stepped up into lead roles. A special thanks to committee members:  Adrian Lyons, Katy Samiljan, Pete Speltz, Sandy Brown, and Tony Colagrassi for pulling together this fundraising event!

Time to get those AUCTION ITEMS in. A reminder that each family is responsible for procuring an auction item valued at $175 or making a cash donation of $175 to Holy Rosary. If you choose to donate cash, then the auction committee will combine funds to purchase unique items and experiences. For every family who enters their donation(s) by December 31, each child will receive ONE FREE DRESS PASSClick here to enter your auction donation.

GRANDPARENTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS LUNCH – Invites will be sent around the new year. If you haven’t done so already, please complete this form to enter grandparent and special friends’ names and addresses.

ANNUAL FUND – Pay your ANNUAL FUND pledge by clicking the link below prior to December 31st in order to take advantage of a tax right off. YES, I WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ANNUAL FUND BY PAYING HERE

Now Accepting Financial Aid Applications

Applying for financial aid for the 2017-18 school year is open and available through FACTS. Click on this link to sign-in/or create an account to begin the application.

Holy Rosary School Christmas Music Program Tonight

Church doors open at 5:30 p.m., school/classroom doors open at 6:00 p.m., (there is no supervision before 6:00 p.m.) and the Christmas Program starts at 6:15 p.m.; We encourage parents to stay for the entire program in order to fully enjoy the community prayer. Let’s make this a magical evening for all, especially our students — and ignite the Christmas Spirit in our hearts!

Students are to wear their “Sunday best” (no jeans, etc. – please consult the handbook for general guidelines). Seats will be reserved for families of Kindergarten students, as well as those who bid for the front row seats at the Auction last year. (Please contact the school office if this is your family.) Special request: if you plan to videotape the performance, please do so from the sides of the church so that all are able to see and enjoy the program. Finally, this is a graded performance with required attendance. If for some reason your student is unable to attend, or for any questions, please contact Ms. Mudge at jmudge@holyrosaryws.org or the office. Thank you and may God bless you and yours for a very happy Advent and Christmas season!

SDOT Winter Weather Brochure

Follow this link to the SDOT brochure that lists Seattle’s snow and ice routes, websites, and important telephone numbers to use during winter storms.

CYO

CYO VOLLEYBALL COACHES NEEDED! – Boys and girls can play volleyball through CYO, beginning in fourth grade. If you’re interested in coaching for any grade, please contact Katherine Gudgel at 206-799-2366 or katherine.gudgel@gmail.com. No experience necessary! Returning coaches:  please let me know you want to continue. Coaches will meet in January. Time to be determined. Go Gators!

SKI BUS UPDATE – Holy Rosary, I am sorry to announce that our ski bus endeavors have been delayed another year.  For many different variables, our numbers were too low to get the program up and running.

Please try not to be too discouraged as we will get this program going.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. Best regards, Lisa Quinn Holy Rosary AD 206-639-5604

Parish

NURSERY OPEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE DURING 5:00 P.M. MASS – Our Parish Nursery will be open for Christmas Eve 5:00pm Children’s Mass and will be closed on Sunday, Christmas morning.  The Parish Nursery is located in the basement of the Parish Center and is for children walking up thru Preschool. It’s free and does not require registration.  For dropping off your children, go to the door that faces Genesee St. and ring the doorbell. Our Nursery is always staffed with two Caregivers who have completed our SEP program and are experienced with taking care of children.  If you have any questions or would like a tour of the Nursery, please email Deyette at dswegle@holyrosaryseattle.org or call at 206-937-1488, ext. 251.

GREETERS AND GIFT BEARERS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS MASSES – We are looking for children, along with parents, kids from Youth Group, and any high schoolers to be Greeters at our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses. Volunteers will greet parishioners as they come to Mass and at the end of Mass they will hand out candy canes and bulletins. We also needing Gift Bearers for the Christmas Eve Masses — 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. — and the Christmas morning Mass at 9:00 a.m. Click here to sign up! If you have any questions, please email Deyette at dswegle@holyrosaryseattle.org

Community Notices

carmina-advertSEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR – The Seattle Girls’ Choir’s premiere choir Prime Voci would like to invite you to a lovely concert we are presenting the evening of Sunday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Carmina Angelorum is an evening of music composed for the moving pairing of harp and women’s choir and is a lovely celebration of the season. The core of the program is Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, with harp accompaniment by Juliet Stratton. This year, we are pleased to also present John Rutter’s Dancing Day cycle of Christmas carols. Holy Rosary is the perfect setting for both sets of music that are based on Medieval English Christmas texts and are a celebration of joy to hear. Information about Prime Voci is on this .pdf here.

Tickets are available here at Brown Paper Tickets. Holy Rosary School students may get in free with an accompanying adult ticket. Enter the password code “student”.

Upcoming Dates To Remember
  • 12/16-12/30 – Christmas Break (noon dismiss on 16th)
  • 1/2/17 – End of break, school resumes on Monday
  • 1/16/17 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • 1/29/17 – Kick off to Catholic Schools Week Mass at 10:30
  • 2/1/17 – Grandparent’s Day
  • 2/10/17 – Kindergarten Testing