Family Communication (eFC) 2-16-2017

Principal’s Message

Hello!

As I write this, it is a beautiful Valentine’s Day!! By the time you get this, we will have completed the first part of our Accreditation visits, the pre-visit. Phew!

Many of you have asked about next year’s calendar, which is in the works. We’ll have it out by the first week in March. But to help with summer planning, I wanted to let you know we will have a post-Labor day start, with the first day of school on September 5th.

One note about this year’s calendar: on the calendar we have a half-day scheduled on March 31st, for auction set-up. Originally BASE was not going to operate on this day. But because the auction is off-site, we will be busy setting up elsewhere. So, BASE will operate on March 31st beginning at 12:00 when school dismisses, and this day will be included as a regular contract day.

Remember, school also dismisses at noon this Friday as the start to the long weekend, and BASE will be open Friday afternoon and Monday/Tuesday.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Anna

Development Directives

The AUCTION SignUpGenius is live. This is a huge volunteer event. Please sign up by clicking here. More positions will be posted so keep checking back.

Raffle tickets for church parking will be sold after Mass for two weeks in March. Students will need to be in their Holy Rosary sweatshirt and sell with a parent. Please contact Kristin McMahan at kristinsmcmahan@comcast.net to sign up for a spot.

Strideline Socks, with the Holy Rosary logo, have been approved as uniform compliant. Please contact Beth Martin – bmartin@holyrosaryws.org – if you would like to manage this fundraiser. You would handle all facets of the process form incoming orders to distribution.

AUCTION TICKETS go on sale February 23rd. Get your tables of eight organized for this classy evening at Rainier Golf & Country Club.

Know a business that would like to SPONSOR OR ADVERTISE in the auction catalog? Please contact Beth Martin for available sponsor ship opportunities.

The BINGO BASH is only one week away — Friday, February 24th from 6-8 p.m. PLEASE turn in your registration form by TOMORROW, February 17th. We need an accurate count to order pizza. Thank you! Go out for a date night and send your kids to school for a few hours! Registration forms went home last week. They are also in the front office or you can download here.

The MAGAZINE DRIVE is looking for a new chair or co-chairs. The previous chairs were very well organized and are happy to meet with the new chairs. Please contact Beth Martin if interested.

Book Fair Thank You

Grandparents, friends and students enjoyed the final day of the Book Fair. The volunteers worked to set-up, cashier, move, and pack-up deserve special thanks. They helped to raise over $2,000 for the school library. Thank you! Also, if you enjoy being “in the know”, the BOGO fair returns in late May. bookfair_csw2017 Karman-8877

Father/Daughter Glow Bowl

The Father*/Daughter Glow Bowl will take place at West Seattle Bowl on Friday, March 3rd from 5-8 p.m. The theme is Emoji! Click here to register. Cost: $40 for Father and one Daughter, plus $5 for each additional Daughter in that family. If you are “adopting a Daughter” of another parent who is unable to attend, the cost is $20 for that girl.

Cost includes bowling + shoes, pizza, drink, cookie, photo (to be delivered after the event), glow necklace and other goodies.

This year all information must be submitted online and payments will be billed to your FACTS account prior to the event.

NOTE: *An uncle or grandpa are okay. Another parent can also “adopt a daughter” to attend with that family.

Holy Rosary’s Drama Department Presents The Frog Princess!

Mark your calendars for the evenings of March 8th and 9th, and plan on bringing the whole family to enjoy Holy Rosary Drama Department’s debut of The Frog Princess. Come indulge your imagination in an evening filled with fun, humor, whimsical entertainment, and community building!

  • When:  Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where:  Holy Rosary School, School Hall Main Entrance
  • Cost:  Donations warmly accepted at the door
  • Delicious treats and refreshments will be available from our concession stand!
CYO

REGISTER NOW FOR BASEBALL – It’s time to sign up for baseball! Students in grades 5-8 are eligible to play baseball; we are hoping for two teams:  grade 7/8 combo and a grade 5/6 combo. Register online here. Registration closes on February 17th. Any registrations after February 17th will be accepted on a space availability basis. Registration fees are $115 per player.

Baseball season starts March 19th and consists of eight games on Sundays, which fits in well with league teams. End-of-the-year tournaments for each grade level are May 17th – June 4th. Follow this link for more information on CYO baseball. Please contact Nathan Thomas at 206.450.4861 and/or uglycousin@yahoo.com if you have any questions. Thank you.

Parish

STELLA’S CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS OF RELGIOUS VOWS – The celebration will be Sunday, February 26th, after 10:30 a.m. Mass. Sr. Stella is currently celebrating her Silver Jubilee (25 years of religious vows) in the Philippines. Come honor her service at Holy Rosary on February 26 after 10:30 a.m. Mass at Coffee and Donuts in the School Hall. If you would like to help with her celebration, please email Deyette at ‪Dswegle@holyrosaryseattle.org.

CONTRIBUTE TO SR. STELLA’S GRATITUDE JAR – Write a “gratitude” note to Sr. Stella! Strips of paper can be left in the school office, or email a note to Deyette at dswegle@holyrosaryseattle.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS OR ADULTS – We have volunteer opportunities for high schoolers and/or adults at our First Communion Banner Socials. Come help at our First Communion Banner Socials on Tuesday, February 28th or Tuesday, March 14 in the School Hall. This is a fun way for high schoolers and/or adults to get volunteer hours. Please click here for more information and/or to sign up.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS – We have volunteer opportunities for parents at our First Communion Family Learning Classes. We are looking for volunteers for our First Communion Family Learning Classes for those children receiving the First Communion this year. Volunteers get to work at one of our activity stations. It is super easy and fun. Please click here for more information and to sign up. We appreciate your help!

YOUTH VOLUNTEERING AT PARISH LENTEN GATHERING – Sunday, March 5, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the School Hall. All sixth graders through high schoolers are invited to help with activities at our Lenten gathering on March 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All Youth volunteers will earn service hours. Click here to sign up. If interested in helping or have questions, please email Dswegle@holyrosaryseattle.org

UPCOMING YOUTH GROUP MEETING – Sunday, February 26, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., in the School Hall. All sixth through eighth graders are welcome to our next Youth Group meeting for fun, games, faith and friends. High schoolers are invited to be Youth Teen Leaders. For questions email youth@holyrosaryseattle.org.

YOUTH GROUP PARENT MEETING – Sunday, February 26, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., in the School Hall. Parents, drop off your teen at their Youth Group meeting and please stay for a separate parent meeting about upcoming Youth Group activities and World Youth Day 2019 in Panama City! For questions email youth@holyrosaryseattle.org.

SAVE THE DATE…JR. HIGH YOUTH RALLY 2017 – Saturday, March 11, 8:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. For all sixth through ninth graders in our Parish, join us for a day of fun, faith, music, games, speakers and more. Join hundreds of Youth from the Seattle Archdiocese for an energizing day of Faith. Register by February 27 and receive a t-shirt with your registration fee. Visit www.holyrosaryseattle.org/youthministry for more information.

SAVE THE DATE…YOUTH GROUP LENTEN RETREAT/LOCK-IN – Friday, March 24, 6:00 p.m. -Saturday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. We will enjoy an evening of togetherness in fun and reflection to prepare for Christ at Easter. Then we will have breakfast the next morning and attend Mass at 8:30 a.m.

Community Notices

SEATTLE PREP DRAMA – Seattle Prep Drama sails the high seas as we present the madcap musical comedy, Anything Goes. Join our award-winning drama program and the cast of 45 Seattle Prep students as we bring to life the whimsical 1930’s musical, Anything Goes. The performances runs February 24-March 5. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets for our musicals sell quickly, so order your tickets today before we set sail. Tickets are available online here and at the box office.

WESTSIDE BABY – Thank you for your generous donations to Westside Baby. If you are cleaning out your closets in the near future, there is an especially high demand for sizes 10-12 clothing and size five and up pajamas. Thank you.

SUMMER PROGRAMS AT SEAHURST AND SEWARD PARK – Click here for the summer camp flyer. Click here to go to the website.

WEST SEATTLE GIRLS SOFTBALL – Register now for West Seattle Girls Softball at this link. Open to girls age 6 to 15. Practice begins in mid-March and games begin in April. Questions – please email wsgsregistration@hotmail.com with any questions!

YOUTH OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY MARCH 4 AT CAMP LONG – Shake off winter and visit Camp Long for a day of fun outdoor experiences from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Youth Outdoor Adventure Day will be a free day of fun activities open to the public, for boys and girls aged 10-20. Planned activities include: archery, high-wire challenge course, rock climbing, rifle shooting, Dutch oven cooking, orienteering, fire building, tomahawk throwing, geocaching, robotics, and s’more! Click to download flyer here or this link for more information.

Upcoming Dates To Remember
  • 2/17 – noon dismissal for Magazine Drive
  • 2/20 – President’s Day – no school
  • 2/21 – winter break – no school
  • 3/1 – Ash Wednesday
  • 3/3 – Father/Daughter Glow Bowl
  • 3/10 – teacher in-service – no school
  • 3/31 – auction set-up – noon dismissal
  • 4/14 – Good Friday – noon dismiss
  • 4/17-21 – Easter break