Family Communication (eFC) 2-2-2017

Principal’s Message

Dear Holy Rosary Families.

Happy Catholic Schools Week! We have had a wonderful week celebrating our school and community, and giving thanks for the wonderful gift that is Catholic education. Thank you for all that you do to make Holy Rosary School the tremendous place it is. We couldn’t do it without you!

Thank you to all of you who completed your re-registration quickly! This will help us immensely in developing the 2017-2018 budget. We’d also like to introduce a new program; we will be trying for the 2017-2018 school year- a preschool 2’s class! This class will run Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 – 11:00. Tuition will be $3000, and the requirements will be for students to be 2 1/2 by August 31st and potty trained. If you have a child you would like to enroll, please do so quickly through our online application or contact Jennifer Kokkonis with questions.

Have a fantastic rest of the week!

Anna

Pastor’s Message

Just four years after the parish church was founded, the pastor looked to the future and saw the incredible possibilities that lay ahead. He moved the church building almost a mile away to a new location so he could build a school, as well. While much has changed in our world and within our own community since 1913 when our school opened, our mission remains the same – to form disciples of Jesus Christ. It is He who gives our lives meaning, who gives us true and lasting happiness, who gives us peace amidst life’s storms, who suffers with us in our pain, who invites us to follow Him and who opens the gates of Heaven to us if we have been faithful. He is therefore the greatest gift that we can give to those entrusted to our care. And so it is that our faith informs everything we teach as we help our children grow in the wisdom and knowledge and love of God and His Creation, and His intercession in the world throughout history. Let us give thanks to God for all that He has done for us, and for the gift of our community, as we share in this journey of faith together.

Kindergarten Assessments

For those families who have submitted Kindergarten applications, you should have a time scheduled for your child’s assessment. The assessment will be held on Friday, February 10th. Please contact jkokkonis@holyrosaryws.org, if you have not received a sign-up notification for your incoming Kindergartener. Any questions on the re-enrollment process can be directed to jkokkonis@holyrosaryws.org.

Development Directives

The GRANDPARENTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS LUNCH was yesterday. We had nearly 270 guests attend this event. Students escorted their grandparents and special friends around school, visited the book fair and had photos taken. Photos will be available at the Gail Ann Photography web site; a link will be posted soon. Thank you to co-chairs Julie Roy and Lisa Speltz for all their planning and to all the volunteers for assistance. Enjoy the pictures and video below of the luncheon and of the students performing. Thank you Carl Baber for the photography!


AUCTION TICKETS go on sale February 23. 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? Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Beth Martin.

Everyone’s favorite STUDENT/TEACHER event, the BINGO BASH, is Friday, February 24th from 6-8 p.m. Go out for a date night and send your kids to school for a few hours! Registration forms went home on Monday. Return it by tomorrow to be entered into a raffle for a great prize that will be announced after the spirit assembly!

Kindergarten will be celebrating their Magazine Drive win with a visit from the DONUT TRUCK today. Everyone is welcome to stop by and purchase donuts after school.

Curbside DROP OFF FOR AUCTION ITEMS is on Wednesday, February 8 before school.

Coding With Kids Class

Coding With Kids classes are back and start next week. The grades 3-5 class is full, but there is still room in the K-2 and the 6-8 class. Note there was a mistake in one of the times listed — all classes are from 3:10-4:10 p.m. Registration is done through Holy Rosary and billed through FACTS. Follow this link to our Coding With Kids page for information and to register.

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

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE JR. HIGH YOUTH RALLY (GRADES 6-9), SATURDAY, MARCH 11 – Jr. High Youth Rally is coming soon on Saturday, March 11th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue. Holy Rosary’s Youth Ministers will be chaperoning our Holy Rosary group. If your child has never been, this is a fun, energetic, faith event hosted by our Archdiocese.

This link gives you much of the information about the event and important registration deadlines (earlier registration is less expensive). In order to receive the cool t-shirt that is also included in registration fees you must register by February 27th. Cost is $55 per student and includes lunch and t-shirt. You can register at this link. If you need a Scholarship email Jwong@holyrosaryseattle.org

For questions about Youth Rally, email youth@holyrosaryseattle.org

GOLDEN OUTREACH 2017 – Back by popular demand, we will be honoring Holy Rosary parishioners over age 80 on March 4, 2017. Shoulder-to-Shoulder volunteers will be preparing meals, delivering them, and reminding parishioners they can turn to us whenever they need help. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here. Shoulder-to-Shoulder is a parish ministry of parishioners helping parishioners. If you would like to know when parishioners need help and have the opportunity to volunteer, please send email to shoulder@holyrosaryseattle.org. Thank you

Community Notices

CRAB FEED AT KENNEDY CATHOLIC – Saturday, February 11. Sign up here. See this attached flyer for more details.

Upcoming Dates To Remember
  • 2/10 – Kindergarten testing
  • 2/17 – noon dismissal for Magazine Drive
  • 2/20 – President’s Day – no school
  • 2/21 – winter break – no school
  • 2/24 – Bingo Bash hosted by the teachers. 6-8 p.m.
  • 3/1 – Ash Wednesday
  • 3/10 – Teacher In-Service – no school
  • 3/31 – Auction set-up – noon dismissal
  • 4/14 – Good Friday – noon dismissal
  • 4/17-21 – Easter break