Family Communication (eFC) 3-24-2016

Principal’s Newsletter

Congratulations to the following Junior High students who made the Honor Roll this trimester:


Meg C.
Kate C.
Morgan H.

Sierra W.
Aimee W.
Kate C.

Natalie W.
Audrey K.
Rose L.

Erika T.
Annie B.
Connor M.

Emma N.
Lauren R.

Brandon B.
Ryan K.
Evie B.

Elena S.
Maddie C.
Michael S.

Emma D.
Natalia S.

Emma U.
Adam J.

Joseph C.
Natalie M.
Jonathan G.

Michelle N.
Brian H.
Anna P.

Elena K.
Noelle W.
Nick K.

Shayla M.
Emma V.
James M.

Cassidy W.
Ligia W.
Kyla S.

Zoe F.
Bernadette K.
Konrad G.

Quinn M.
Dori H.
Charlie O.

Cory H.
Ulee H.
Leighton J.

Lenten Service Outreach

Our Lenten Outreach was a success! Thank you to students, parents, and anyone else who helped and donated to our Lenten service projects. The collections were brought into the church by the students today during our prayer service, led by the Leadership elective and featuring the beautiful piano playing by Alena S. Click on the pictures below to view in larger format.

Coding With Kids After-School Coding Class

Demand for these classes was overwhelming! The K-5 classes filled up in less than an hour, but there are still many openings in the level 6-8 class. (see below). We are sure to bring this program back in the fall, with an increased capacity for students.

GAME DEVELOPMENT – BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CLASS – Grades 6-8. Wednesdays from 2:25 – 3:25 p.m. 8-week session, April 13 – June 1. $159.

Design and create your own games and websites in this cool coding club! In the first half of the session, each student will build a game at their experience level, from beginner to advanced. We will use Scratch for this project and practice most important coding and debugging skills. In the second half of the session, students will be introduced to web programming and each will program their own dynamic website, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Ready to create? Join us to learn awesome coding tricks from your Coding with Kids instructor! Click here to register.


AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Click here to sign up to help with Auction.

AUCTION TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE – Click here to purchase tickets online. Online registration instructions below. Get all your tickets in one place!

  • Enter a quantity of 1 Online Auction Registration (it’s free!).
  • Click the box to save your credit card info (this will also get you through the check-in line faster on auction night)
  • When the online auction opens you will receive a welcome text/email with a link to the online catalog.

Seating requests – Use the special accommodations box or email

PARTIES!Click here to purchase tickets to the parties. All parties including the Bingo Bash with the teachers are available online!

  • Student parties – Bingo with Teachers and Sundance Dance Party. If you paid online for the Bingo Bash with the Teachers Party, click here for a copy of the permission slip that is necessary for your child to attend the party
  • Parent parties – 8th Grade Parents Fish Fry and 7th Grade Parents Barbecue

ONLINE AUCTION – Want to know what you can bid on? Below are a few great items that will part of the online auction. Register now to participate!

  • Salish Lodge overnight stay
  • Yankees vs. Mariners tickets
  • Holy Names Academy tuition voucher ($750 value)
  • Canlis gift certificate ($300)
  • Church reserved parking for a year
  • iPad Air
  • Weekend getaways
  • much more!

AUCTION SPONSOR OF THE WEEK – Seattle University Athletics 1188_seattle__redhawks-secondary-2008

AUCTION RAFFLES – Turn in those RAFFLE tickets – they are going fast! The tuition raffle has a limited number of tickets being sold, so don’t be left out! Be one of the 100 ticket holders. You do not need to attend the auction to win the year’s $5,000 in tuition!

NEW RAFFLE this year! Win a 7-day cruise for two aboard Holland America to Mexico, Alaska, the Caribbean, or Canada. Tickets are only $50 each. Need not be present to win.

Questions? Contact Kristin McMahan

SWEET CHARITY DESSERT AUCTION – The dessert committee is seeking your donations of a homemade or bakery purchased dessert.  Maybe you have a famous family recipe or know someone who does.  We are always looking for new, creative desserts!  All proceeds from the dessert auction benefit Holy Rosary’s tuition assistance program. You will receive fundraising hours for your efforts (up to 4 hours)! For questions contact:  Sarah Mosley – Vincent (2B) & Dominic (KA) Bucci’s mom – by email:

To sign up for the dessert auction, email your name, phone number and what type of dessert you are thinking of donating to the above email address. If you need ideas we are happy to make suggestions. We hope to receive all submissions ASAP but no later than April 2nd. Dessert delivery will be from 11:00 – 2:00 the day of the auction – April 16 – in Lanigan gym.

Annual Fund Update 2015-2016

We are so close to reach our goal in pledges! $187,791 pledges to date and $142,415 payments to date! We need 100% participation to make this happen. We are currently at 75% participation from school families and 100% from staff members.

WHY GIVE TO THE ANNUAL FUND? The Annual Fund at Holy Rosary is critical to our mission of bringing out the best in each student. The Annual Fund supports classroom and building infrastructure, as well as curricular programming and faculty and staff development. Our goal this year, a minimum of $200,000, cannot be met without your support. Make the difference in how Holy Rosary provides its unique educational experience. The annual fund is an intrinsic and important component in the school’s yearly budget. Please consider a gift to the Annual Fund. Pledge commitments are due now. Payments can be collected through June 2016. Visit this page for more information on the Annual Fund.

The 2015-2016 Annual Fund supports the following:

  • Curriculum
  • Technology
  • Staff salaries
  • Staff development
  • Financial aid
  • Buildings and grounds
  • Utilities

Easy as 1-2-3. Participate by taking these three simple steps:

  • Complete the Annual Fund pledge form and send to the school office or email to the Development Office –
  • Make or schedule a payment – via check, credit card or schedule a payment.
  • Fulfill your pledge payment before June 30, 2016.
Safe Environment

We are offering Safe Environment classes here at Holy Rosary School Hall on Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. Click here to sign up for the class.

School Commission

SEEKING NEW COMMISSION MEMBERS – The School Commission is seeking new members for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. School Commission members advise the principal and pastor on policy-related issues that affect our school; you are the voice of Holy Rosary parents. The upcoming year is exciting as we welcome a new principal to the school community.

We are looking for parents with education, accounting, facilities, technology and marketing skills that will expand the commission’s overall capability. Examples of ongoing projects include school budget, enrollment, Catholic identity, fundraising, technology, and the marketing of Holy Rosary School.

The School Commission meets the first Thursday of the month. Each member is typically assigned one to two subcommittees that meet throughout the school year. Commission members serve a four-year term and hours conducting School Commission business count towards commitment hours.

The School Commission Application is found on the school web site at the following location: If you have questions about becoming a member or the application process, contact the recruiting team listed below.

Or contact the current leadership team:

Please submit by April 1 to the school office in person, or to School Commission President at

CYO BREAKING NEWS! We are pleased to announce that you asked for it and we got it! CYO has been working diligently with the School Commission and the Parent’s Club to add another uniform approved option for kids Gator Gear Sport-Tek jackets. Students will be allowed to wear the jackets as outerwear on top of their uniforms on Fridays in class for Gator spirit. There are two new options available in the Sport-Tek: a hoodie, and a zip-up without a hood. These are in addition to the cotton hoodie already available. If you choose to personalize the back when ordering, we strongly encourage you not to put first names on the back for safety reasons.

Click here for the youth CYO Gator Gear order form

Click here for the adult CYO Gator Gear order form

TRACK AND FIELD 2016! – The following dates are for your convenience as you plan your spring and late May schedules. Click here to sign up on BONZI. The deadline is April 22nd.

FYI: Track and Field is for 4th-8th grade girls and boys. 3rd grade may practice but not run meets. The first practice is Tuesday, April 5th.

All practices will be Tuesday and Thursdays from 5-6:15 p.m. at Hiawatha track. With a later start time we will avoid conflict with the high school track team. I hope to have all coaches return but can always use new help if you have a track/field background!

There are 4 meets plus an 8th grade pentathlon. Dates of meets: April 30, May 7th, May 14th, May 21st. (May 8th will be the 8th grade pentathlon.) All meets are required for participation. Times will be 10:30 or 2:30. (some exceptions may be made for kids doing multiple sports). Awards party at Lincoln Park 5/23 at 6 PM.

The last meet will be in the morning 10:30 a.m. if we are AAA, so we will need at least 50 participants to make that happen and allow the 8th grade to compete as it is their Baccalaureate Mass.

Start running! Email for more information or questions:


EASTER SUNDAY CHOIR – Come and sing Alleluia! Easter Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Mass! This year we’re having a very special, one-time only festive Easter choir, complete with handbell choir and praise band! Grades 3, 4, 5 only. Special school lunch rehearsals and the final rehearsal is 9:30 am, March 27 in the Parish Center Chapel before Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m. mass. RSVP to Paul Dolejsi –

MOM AND DAUGHTER, “CATHOLIC PRINCESS RETREAT” – May 27-29th at Palisades Retreat Center. This retreat is for mothers (or aunts, grandmothers, or Godmothers) and daughters (aged 5-10) and is led by Camille Pauley on May 27-29. The retreat is designed to instill in girls a sense of their dignity as daughters of the King, and to remind women of their beauty and honor as heirs to the Kingdom of God. The retreat will teach the girls that every person is made in the image and likeness of God, with a unique personal beauty. Click here to register. The weekend will include:

  • Talks for both the children and adults
  • May Day Marian crowning
  • Ladies’ tea with live harp music
  • Coronation ceremony
  • Celebration of the Mass

MARCH CORPORAL WORK OF MERCY – Our Corporal Work of Mercy for the Month of March is to Feed the Hungry.  Each and every day most of us are blessed to have our stomachs filled. Yet there are those for whom this is a luxury. While some we might see on the streets or serve in our shelters, others sit next to you at Mass, at work and at school. How are you Merciful like the Father?

MARCH SPIRITUAL WORK OF MERCY – Our Spiritual Work of Mercy for the Month of March is to Admonish the Sinner. We must first admonish ourselves as we turn from sin and open ourselves up to the mercy of God. But we should also work with others to leave sin behind as we all join on the way of salvation, not in arrogance or judgment, but in truth, in charity, and in all humility. How are you Merciful like the Father?

Please take a look at this flyer, which will be in the bulletin on Sunday.  Please also circulate it to the ministries, apostolates and groups you are connected with as we look for ways in which we can be ‘Merciful Like the Father,’ and help others in our parish and school to do so as well.

Community Notices

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SEATTLE PREP SUMMER CAMPS – Summer Prep at Seattle Prep – Inspiring camps for middle school students!

Looking for outstanding academic, art and athletic camps for your middle school student? Check out Seattle Prep’s offerings at Do not miss out! Sign up today before spots fill. If you have questions or wish to inquire about tuition scholarship opportunities, please email or call (206) 577-2114.

A CHILD BECOMES SUMMER CAMPS – A Child Becomes offers Summer Camps for ages (3-5 1/2 day) and (6-10 full day). Please visit our website for more information and to register: or contact

SEATTLE APP ACADEMY– Spring class and summer camp registration is now open here is the link for more information

ARCHDIOCESE ROBOTICS EXTRAVAGANZA – Click here for more information.

Upcoming Dates To Remember
  • 3/18 – No school – Deanery Curriculum Day
  • 3/25 – Noon dismissal – Good Friday
  • 3/28-4/1 – No school – Easter break
  • 4/12 – Class Pictures (Perfect Uniform)