Family Communication (eFC) 4-7-2016

Drop-off and Pick-Up Safety

A FRIENDLY REMINDER TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE DURING THESE BUSY TIMES. Drop off time in the mornings is getting a little crazy! Please help keep everyone safe and sane by following the rules:

  • Do not get out of your car in the drop off lane. If you like to help your child out of the car, or give them their backpack and a hug, or if they have a giant project they need help with, please park elsewhere. This lane is for quick drop-offs only.
  • Please use the crosswalks, even if you are late.
  • Never let your child out of or into your car while in the middle lane of the road. Yes, sometimes this would be quicker and more convenient, but it’s just not safe.
  • Use your indicator lights. If the car behind you knows where you want to go, they might let you in.
  • Pull as far forward in the drop off line as is possible, which is almost all the way up to the fire hydrant and the exit from the alley. Some days your kid might get lucky and get the red carpet treatment and get dropped off right in front, some days they will have to walk the extra steps and it’s somebody’s else’s red carpet day.
  • Do not park where it says “No Parking Anytime.” This is for safety reasons, and no amount of convenience is worth risking a child’s safety.
  • Do not sit out in front of the school in the morning waiting for the doors to open or letting your kids finish watching their video. If they don’t want to get out yet, you have the option of going around the block.  When your child is dropped off, please do not check your phone for messages while still in the drop off lane; move up to the next block.
  • Please refrain from rude hand gestures to your fellow Holy Rosary parents. Yes, sad to say, we actually have to include this as a reminder.
  • Smile! Summer will be here soon. Let’s all show some love and grace to each other as we finish these last weeks of the year.
Class Picture Day

Class pictures will be taken on Tuesday, April 12. Please have your student dress in Perfect Uniform. Order forms were sent home earlier this week. If you wish to order a class picture, please don’t combine orders with siblings. Each student must have his or her own envelope. To pay online with credit card visit and enter the payment code on the envelope.


CATALOGS – The catalogs are here! They’ll be sent home on Monday.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS – Go to Enter the number of Silent/Live tickets you’d like to purchase. Click the box to save your credit card info (this will get you through the check-in line faster on auction night). Proceed with the registration process. You can put your seating request in the special accommodations box.
VOLUNTEER SHIFTS – Double hours! – Waitstaff and “Night of Auction” clean up

. Click here to sign up. Thank you for your support! 

~ The Auction Leadership Committee
The online auction closes in two days! (Saturday, April 9th) It’s not too late to participate! With over 225 items there is sure to be something you’ll want to have! Preview online items here. If you would like to bid, go to and purchase a free online Auction registration ticket. Bidding on most items closes this Saturday at 5 p.m. All items must be picked up from Holy Rosary School on Tuesday, April 12 or Wednesday, April 13 between 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please send this info to your friends and families! Anyone can participate!
AUCTION RAFFLESTurn in those raffle tickets because they are going fast! The tuition raffle is limited to only 100 tickets, so don’t be left out! 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 at
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 four hours! Questions? Contact Sarah Mosley – Vincent (2B) and Dominic (KA) Bucci’s mom – at To sign up, 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.

Talent Show

The annual HRS Talent Show is coming up on Friday, May 13th! We are looking forward to seeing the students sharing their talents with our school. Permission slips are now in the office so pick one up today, or click here to download the permission form. Please make sure to read the directions carefully and turn in completed and signed slips to the office in the morning between 8:15 and 8:25. Group acts need to turn in their slips together. The final turn in day is Tuesday, April 26th. Thank you!


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. Note: These forms can always be found on the Holy Rosary CYO page and the Holy Rosary Forms and Downloads page.

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:


CONGRATULATIONS to Violet F., Charlotte F., Jack K., Sam K., Louella P., Anna, Malia S., and Devon G. who received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation during the Easter Vigil Service on Saturday, March 26!

MARINER GAME NIGHT! – Friday, May 13 at 7:10 p.m. bring your family to our Parish-wide offering for discount tickets to the Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels game on May 13, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. Tickets are $15 (normally $25) and we have 50 tickets available. Please turn in the attached form with check or cash payment no later than April 22nd to the Parish office.

The seats are view level seating behind home plate and the first 20,000 fans through the gates will receive replica socks. Additionally, $3 per ticket will go to fund Youth Ministry at Holy Rosary. For questions, please email Ruth at

CHILDREN’S CHOIR WELCOMES SECOND GRADERS TO SING ON MOTHER’S DAY! Every year the Holy Rosary Youth Choir for students in grades 3-5, welcomes Second Graders into the choir to sing for Mother’s Day! It is exciting and fun to see and hear 15-20 new young singers learn about choir and the joy of singing together! And then even more fun and memorable to have them sing for their moms on Mother’s Day!

The Choir will sing at the 10:30 Sunday Mass on Mother’s Day, May 8. Rehearsals are after school from 2:30 to 3:15 in the chapel on the following Wednesdays: April 13, 20, 27 and May 4. Teachers will escort kids from the classrooms to chapel. Pick-up is from the chapel courtyard at 3:15. Students will be escorted back to BASE if needed. They will also rehearse Sunday morning, May 8, in the chapel at 9:30 a.m. No cost for second graders to participate. Donations always welcome.

To have your second grader sing on Mother’s Day, please register online here. Arrangements can also be made if there is a Wednesday rehearsal conflict. Our goal is to have as many second graders as possible join the choir to sing for their moms!

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

APRIL MERCY OF THE MONTH – COUNSEL THE DOUBTFUL – This month we are invited to Counsel the Doubtful.  There are two types of doubt: those that arise from a lack of knowledge, and those that arise from a lack of faith or hope. With this Spiritual Work of Mercy, we are invited to help others come to know and follow Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. It is Him who gives us hope. And it is He that we must come to know, as well as His teachings, as we strive to be faithful disciples, and help others to do the same – that the promise given to us of eternal life with Him may be ours. Click here to download the .pdf.

Community Notices

ID TECH SUMMER CAMPS – iD Tech offers a variety of summer programs for kids and teens, including co-ed camps for ages 7-17, early-education STEM programs for ages 6-9 (iD Tech Mini), all-girls camps for ages 10-15 (Alexa Café), and two-week, overnight academies for teens ages 13-18 (iD Game Design & Development Academy and iD Programming Academy).

Students ages 6-18 learn to code, design games, mod Minecraft, model 3D characters, engineer robots, create websites, discover photography, print 3D objects, and much more! We are offering students and staff a discount on camp registration! Save up to $75 with code SCHOOL16 when you register and pay in full by April 28, 2016. (The savings for iD Tech Mini is $40.)

Click here to go to their website for more details. Email or call 1-844-290-7469 with questions.

ID Tech is also hosting a 3D Model Contest for students in grades K-12. Three winners will each win a week of tech camp, a 3D printer, a $500 3D-printing credit from Shapeways, and more! Each winner’s school will also receive a free Dremel 3D Printer! To enter, students must submit a Minecraft-inspired 3D model by April 15 – no experience required! Visit the contest page and/or click here to download form to view rules and submission guidelines and find free software and tutorials.

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 registration and summer camp registration is now open. Click here for more information.

ARCHDIOCESE ROBOTICS EXTRAVAGANZA – Click here for more information.

Upcoming Dates To Remember
  • 4/8 – Auction Bingo Party
  • 4/12 – Class Pictures (Perfect Uniform)
  • 4/15 – Noon Dismissal – Auction Set Up
  • 4/16 – HEART Auction
  • 5/4 – 8th Grade Graduation Pictures
  • 5/13 – Talent Show
  • 5/21 – 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner
  • 5/27 – Noon Dismissal – Field Day