Family Communication (eFC) 2-9-2017

Principal’s Message

Dear Holy Rosary families,

I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing snow day this week! It was a fun way to start the week!

On Monday, February 13th, our 5th – 8th grade students have been invited to Seattle Lutheran HS (right next door to us) to hear Josh Gunderson, an educational speaker that focuses on Digital Citizenship. He was brought to town by Hope Lutheran School and Seattle Lutheran High School, and they have invited our students to attend as a community event. The speaker will present from 1:25 – 2:45. While this will be open to 5th – 8th grade at this time (we will take all of our 5th – 8th grade students), I am including some of his resources here. He provides some valuable information on online safety, ways to speak to your children about making safe choices online, social media, and the changing online world. I encourage you to check it out.


About Josh Gunderson:

Have a wonderful rest of the week!


Development Directives

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 one week away. PLEASE turn in your registration form by TOMORROW, February 17th. We need an accurate count to order pizza. Thank you! 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 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.

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!

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 if you have any questions. Thank you.

Snow Day

Thanks for sending in your snow day pictures! The gallery can be found here.


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 ‪

THANK YOU FROM HOLY ROSARY YOUTH MINISTRY – Holy Rosary’s Youth Group would like to thank all the parishioners who supported the Sub Sandwich fundraiser for Super Bowl Sunday! We made 49 pre-sale sandwiches and sold more during the pick-up on Sunday! Thanks, too, to the parishioners who donated financially to our ministry and to Dream Dinners, which provided some of our preparation items.

We also wanted to thank all the youth and parents who came out and helped us prepare the sub sandwiches! Awesome job, everyone!

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 Thank you

Community Notices

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 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.

CRAB FEED AT KENNEDY CATHOLIC – Saturday, February 11. Sign up hereSee this attached flyer for more details.Upcoming Dates To Remember

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
  • 3/3 – Father/Daughter Glow Bowl
  • 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