Family Communication (eFC) 2-12-15

February 12, 2015 .pdf

Principal’s Newsletter

WINTER BREAK

Next week will be a very short week. The break winter break starts today at noon and the staff will have an educational in-service during the second half of the day and there will be no school tomorrow and Monday and Tuesday of next week.

ASH WEDNESDAY

We will come back to school on Ash Wednesday, February 18. It is the beginning of our Lenten journey. It is a solemn time of the year for Catholics and for all Christians. It leads up to the “all important” Easter Season. It is on Holy Thursday that we hold our second and final “Outreach Day” for the year. The students donate money to a cause of their choice. Each room is free to decide which cause it will be for them. They also bring in items for a cause. It may be the same one or it may be a different one. Everyone brings in food for the Parish food bank. All these donations are placed around the altar at a special prayer service on Holy Thursday morning. The Principal and some eighth graders work on delivering the donations throughout the school day. This is all related to the fact that social action and social outreach are considered to be hallmarks of Catholic Education. It is important and good to talk about the needs of others, but it is much more important to actively do something to address those needs. Our “Outreach Days”, which come out of liturgical seasons, are one way in which we live out our values here at Holy Rosary School.

SURVEY

Every year we conduct a survey on Holy Rosary School with our parent population. We published the results from the responses in terms of Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor. Comments I will give to the Pastor, The Chair, and the Vice Chair of the School Commission. There is one section that asks what three words come to your mind when you think about the school. That goes on for pages. Hopefully we will be able to shorten that part and send it in the future. The reason we don’t include it now is because some people are inappropriately named. I feel that the responses overall are good. There is always the question of —“What are you comparing it to?” That is where is becomes more difficult to discern. I also think that specialists do not have the same “breathing room” as other staff members, because the subject is highlighted. All parents in the school have equal access to their comments on these dedicated and excellent teachers. So you can have a small number who tend to be exceptionally negative within a class —– all offering their “insights” on these individuals. I am not sure how to get around that. But overall, I believe the parents believe we have an exceptional staff and they are doing an exceptional job. I really appreciate all of you who participate. It does help the school. The survey results are here.

VACCINES

A number of parents spoke to me about vaccinations because of the letter I sent home last week. I invited them, if they wanted, to write up something. One did, and I have his permission to publish it. I actually agree with it myself. I think this is a good time to open up a conversation. It is actually taking place all over the country. And within the conversation we must remain respectful of the different opinions and position people have.

Thanks for reading, and thinking and talking to each other.

Dear Holy Rosary Community,

With the recent chickenpox exposure at Holy Rosary, and recent outbreak of measles Nationwide; I asked Mr. Hofbauer if I could take the opportunity to shed light on the importance of vaccines. As a Family Practice Provider, this is an issue I discuss with parents frequently and find that there are often misconceptions regarding vaccine safety and importance. Vaccinating our children is one of the most important things we can do to help protect them, and those around them, from serious illness.

I have provided evidence-based answers to common questions I hear in my office below. This excellent summary is from a group called VaxNW whose mission is to educate Health Care Workers and the general public about vaccines. I hope that whether you choose to vaccinate or not, you will take a couple of minutes to read on this important topic. You should never hesitate to discuss any concerns with your doctor or your child’s pediatrician.

Andrew Szalay, MD

Medical Director
Family Practice

Greenlake | 7210 Roosevelt Way NE | Seattle, WA 98115
(o) 206 320 3400 | (f) 206 320 5773
andrew.szalay@swedish.org | www.swedish.org

In 2012, 4.6% of our kindergarteners in Washington were exempted from one or more vaccines, and Washington has the fifth highest exemption rate in the country. Additionally, more than a dozen counties have an exemption rate over 10%, putting all communities in Washington at risk for vaccine preventable disease.

Why Do We Vaccinate?

To Stop the Spread of Disease: A vaccine protects the child and decreases the spread of that disease to others.

  • To Build Community Immunity: By vaccinating most people, we can protect our entire community from diseases. If enough people choose not to vaccinate, it leaves an opening for disease to break through and spread. It’s important for everyone to take part in protecting all members of our community.
  • To Protect People Too Sick to Vaccinate: Some kids can never get vaccinated. Children with illnesses like leukemia, other cancers, heart problems, or even some kids with asthma are too sick to get vaccines. Some teens, adults, and elderly can also be too sick to get protection with vaccination.
  • To Protect People Too Young or Too Old to Get Vaccinated: Some vaccines can’t be given to babies or the elderly because of their age, leaving them defenseless to diseases. By vaccinating children on time, we build a community of immunity around babies and grandparents so they have a fighting chance.
  • To Protect Those Not Fully Vaccinated & Those Who Do Not Get Full Protection: No vaccine is 100% effective. Some people don’t respond fully to a vaccine, or its protection has worn off and they need a booster shot. When most of us are vaccinated, we increase the protection for all.
  • To Strengthen the Body’s Natural Immunity: The immunity gained from vaccination is similar to a natural infection without the risk of a natural disease. In fact, studies show that vaccinated children suffer fewer infections overall than unvaccinated children.

I’m worried about the ingredients in vaccines.

Ingredients, also called additives, are added to vaccines to protect against disease and ensure that the vaccines are safe, sterile, and effective. Certain ingredients, called adjuvants, used in vaccines help a child’s body produce the disease-fighting antibodies it needs.

Information about specific ingredients:

  • Aluminum: Many parents have heard warnings about too much aluminum in childhood vaccines from Dr. Sear’s The Vaccine Book. There is no need for parents to fear aluminum. It’s the most common metal found in nature, is part of our everyday environment, and is critical for making vaccines effective. In fact, a child gets more aluminum from breast milk or formulathan from a vaccine.
  • Mercury/Thimerosal: In Washington there is a state lawbanning thimerosal in vaccines for kids under 2 years old and pregnant women. Furthermore, since 2001, vaccines recommended by the CDC for children under six years of age are thimerosal-free, except for some formulations of the influenza (flu) vaccine, which contain a trace amount. Even if mercury were in vaccines, numerous studies show no evidence of vaccines containing thimerosal to have harmed humans aside from swelling at the site of the shot.

I think kids get too many vaccines, too soon. Can’t I just space out their shots?

Choosing to space out vaccinations leaves children at risk when they need protection the most. Children are vaccinated at a young age when they are most susceptible to the diseases they are vaccinated against. Studies show no increased risk of side effects from getting multiple vaccines at one time. Unvaccinated children are more likely to get diseases. One study showed that with whooping cough (pertussis) in particular, children who were unvaccinated were at least 8 times more likely to get the disease.

I’ve heard that vaccines cause autism.

Vaccines do not cause autism. There have been 75 different studies looking for a possible connection between vaccines and autism. None have found evidence of a link. There are many theories about the causes of autism, but no definitive answers. Recent research suggests that genetic risk factors are a big contributor. The Autism Science Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting autism research, also agrees that vaccines do not cause autism. It’s a great resource to check out for more information about what causes autism.

For the past decade, parents have heard about a possible connection between vaccines and autism. In 1998, a British physician, Andrew Wakefield, published a study claiming the MMR vaccine might cause a developmental regression that looked like autism. In 2010, this study was fully retracted by its publisher, the Lancet. The study was found to be scientifically unsound because Wakefield manipulated and falsified his data. In May 2010, Great Britain’s General Medical Council revoked Dr. Wakefield’s medical license.

We don’t see these diseases anymore. Why should I vaccinate my child?

It’s true we don’t see many of these diseases, but it doesn’t mean they are gone. It’s because vaccines have worked successfully that we have seen a decrease in these diseases in the U.S. When vaccination rates decrease, diseases can become more common in our communities. In 2014, we had measles outbreaks in Washington State and major outbreaks throughout the U.S., the highest number of cases in decades.

Our community’s immunity is eroding. In Washington, we have one of the highest vaccine exemption rates for school-age children in the country at 4.6%. At some schools, it is 10% or higher. These diseases are just a plane ride away. With so much international travel to countries in Europe, where measles is still active, we can’t take the chance of being unprotected at home.

Getting sick isn’t that bad, especially with chickenpox. I survived. Vaccines are not worth the risk.

You never know the outcome of getting a disease. One child in 10 unvaccinated children who gets chickenpox will have a complication serious enough to visit a doctor or be hospitalized. Choosing not to vaccinate is not risk free. It is simply choosing to take a different and much more serious risk-the risk of getting a vaccine-preventable disease. It’s about more than protecting your child with a vaccine. You are protecting children and adults who could get very sick or die if they catch the disease. It’s not worth the risk of getting sick or being hospitalized. Children can be sick for weeks. Time lost from school and work is just not worth it!

Our vaccination rates are so high that I don’t need to vaccinate my kid. He’s protected by herd immunity.

It’s true that community immunity is important for protecting children. In Washington, our school vaccination exemption rate is 4.6% or higher at some schools and below the community immunity threshold for some diseases. When our community immunity is weakened, disease outbreaks can occur, leaving all of us at risk. Vaccinating children exposes them to weakened diseases so their bodies can build immunity and better fend off disease if there is an outbreak.

We never know who will bring illness into a community and how strong the virus will be. It’s up to all of us to contribute to our community’s immunity, so we all benefit from less disease and protect those who can’t get vaccines.

I want to research everything to protect my baby’s health. I need to know all about vaccines before I get my child vaccinated.

Being an advocate for your child’s health is important. Some parents spend a lot of time before their baby is born to find a doctor they trust and to answer questions about vaccines. A good website that provides a balance of disease information and understanding of risk is the National Network for Immunization Information. Also, feel good that you are part of the majority of parents who vaccinate their kids. In Washington, 71% of children are fully vaccinated by age three.

Vaccines are just moneymakers for pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and the government. Why should I risk my child’s health to line someone’s pockets?

It’s true that pharmaceutical companies are for-profit businesses. However, they also must make significant financial investments to create lifesaving medicines. Vaccines take years of studies, testing, and work to come to market. In addition, a study published in Pediatrics shows that the costs of giving vaccines exceeded the amount that insurers and health plans paid for the service. As experts in public health, physicians and the government make recommendations based on science, not profits.

Vaccines are not tested enough.

Vaccines are some of the most tested and closely scrutinized medicines we take. Thousands of hours and millions of dollars go into each vaccine to make sure they are safe and effective before they’re given in doctors’ offices. Even after they are released for use, vaccines are continually tested and watched for safety. Parents and doctors can report serious side effects on the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS) website.

I’ve heard that people can still get sick with the disease they’ve been vaccinated against.

Even though vaccines are extremely effective, they are not perfect. For example, a vaccine that is 90% effective means that one in every 10 people will not be fully protected from the disease. When a disease affects a community, unprotected people are more likely to be infected. This includes those who were not vaccinated and the 10% of people who were vaccinated but did not get full protection.

Vaccinated people who get the disease can experience a milder form of the disease. For example, for whooping cough (pertussis), we know that vaccinated children have fewer symptoms, are sick for a shorter time, and are less likely to spread the disease to others. We need more than one dose for most vaccines to get the protective immunity. Some vaccines require booster doses throughout lifetime to maintain protection.

Registration

Spread The Word About Holy Rosary School!

School Commission has put together a Financial Incentive for current HRS families! For every new applicant that a current family brings into the school as a newly enrolled student in grades K-8th for the 2015-16 school year, that current family will be given one free registration fee for the 2016-17 school year! Talk to your friends and neighbors. For more information about this financial incentive, please contact Kimberly Tish.

NEW LOGO ON SWEATSHIRTS AVAILABLE IN JUNE:

Per a letter* that was sent home last October, the school’s new logo will be available on uniform sweatshirts for the 2015-2016 school year. However, the current sweatshirts can be used until June of 2018. No other changes are being made to the school uniform at this point.

*Here is the letter that was sent home last fall (10/11/14) regarding the new logo

School Commission

OPEN SCHOOL COMMISSION POSITIONS FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

School Commission is seeking at least two (2) new members for the up-coming school year. This is an opportunity to provide a voice for all Holy Rosary parents, and to be a leader in your school community. School Commission is an advisory group that works with the principal and pastor on policy-related issues. Examples of ongoing issues on which the Commission collaborates are the school budget, including fundraising, health and wellness, technology, and the school’s strategic plan. In the next two years the School Commission will participate directly as well as support the overall effort in recruiting a new principal and his/her integration into HRS. Parents with the following talents will be useful for the overall mission of the commission: accounting, facilities, technology and marketing. We do not make decisions that affect day-to-day operations of the school. We also do not make decisions regarding academic curricula – that is the responsibility of the principal and his/her staff. The entire committee meets once a month and each member is assigned to one or two subcommittees. You will serve a 4-year term.

Please reach out to any current School Commission member or President Mike

Hooks mhooks@forsberg-umlauf.com

Brett Conway brett@conway4.com

Pat Galvin pat@patgalvin.com

Applications are due by April 1. See the application by clicking here

School Play – FAIRY TALE NETWORK

Come to our School Play!

Ms. Weythman, Ms. Reuter, and the students of Holy Rosary School’s Drama Elective proudly announce the upcoming debut of their play,

FAIRY TALE NETWORK!

Please invite your family members, friends, and neighbors to join us for this very special event, which will take place in the School Hall on the evening of Wednesday March 4 and Thursday March 5, at 7:00pm!

While there is no charge for this event, there will be a suggested donation of $7 per person. In asking for donations, we hope to not only raise money for our school, but also raise funds to help pay for next year’s school play. Delicious treats and refreshments will also be available from our very own concession stand, the Starfish Cafe (run by no other than the Little Mermaid herself!).

Fun & Awesome Art Opportunity: Your child can help us design and make sets for our upcoming school play!

The dates of our school play are rapidly approaching (March 4 and 5 at 7 pm). Drama elective students are working very hard to prepare for this event, but we need your help!

Open invite to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to attend the following Set/Props After School Work Parties with Ms. Reuter in the Art Room:

  • Thursday Feb. 19 from 3:10-6:00 pm
  • Friday Feb. 20 from 3:10-6:00 pm
  • Monday Feb. 23 from 3:10-6:00 pm

All attendees will:

1) Earn extra credit points toward their Art grade.

2) Enjoy snacks and music while they work.

3) All 8th grade attendees will receive volunteer hours for their time!

If your child would like to attend any of these work parties, please send Ms. Reuter an email indicating which date(s) they would like to attend. *Number of attendees at each work party will be limited to 12 students!* Spots will be held on a first come, first serve basis. This is a super special and unique opportunity for your child to express their creativity, learn about set-building, make great art, and have a blast with their peers!

*Note: Self-motivated, hard-working 5th graders will be considered for participation on a case-by-case basis 🙂

Father/Daughter Glow Bowl

Mark your calendars for the upcoming annual Father/Daughter Glow Bowl! This event is scheduled for Friday, March 6 from 5-8pm at West Seattle Bowl. Bright yellow copies of the registration form for Glow Bowl were distributed at school for your convenience. There are extra copies in the school office too. Complete and return the bottom of the form to the office with payment. This event fills up quickly. To download a form, go to this page on the school website father-daughter glow bowl form 2015

Auction

Auction item donations are closed. Only cash donations can be accepted at this point. Remember that ALL families must give to the auction. According to our records we still have many families to go.

If you did not donate yet, please make a monetary donation of $175 or more via this portal:

http://events.readysetauction.com/holyrosaryschool/2015

VOLUNTEEER OPPORTUNITIES:

To get fundraising hours and help us with the auction, log into the link bellow. Keep in mind that more shifts will be added, as we get closer.

To sign up, go to:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0C4CADAB22A20-20151/14791637

GOT YOUR ITEM WAITING AT HOME?

Bring your donations into the school office anytime from now until February 27th.

CURB SIDE DROP OFF:

Bring your item(s) in the car on these two mornings and an auction volunteer will get it from you.

  • Friday 2/20
  • Friday 2/27

THANK YOU TO THE BUSINESS PROCUREMENT TEAM:

Holy Rosary School has received dozens of donations from businesses both local and statewide for the auction. In order to ensure that these donations come through, a dedicated group of parent volunteers have been working for a couple of months on calling, door-knocking and following up with letters. This is a tireless effort!! A big thank you goes to the business procurement team leads Jessy Beardemphl and Mairead Quinn for taking on this tremendous task and being responsible for thousands of dollars donated to the school. We also greatly thank their “feet on the street” canvassing team that helped us retain donations and find new ones! We couldn’t do it without you all!

  • Melissa Carlstedt
  • Kathy Eckelkamp
  • Joellyn DeRonghe
  • Sarah Mosley
  • Sarah MacKay

Great job team!

Charise Addicks & Jody Maas, Procurement Chairs

Visit the auction webpage for more details at http://holyrosaryws.org/give/auction/

Annual Fund 2014-2015

Annual Fund Update – Goal $200,000 by June 2015

Annual Fund donations to date (as of 2/06/15): Pledged $180,325. Paid $134,694

75% percent of the school families have pledged to the Annual Fund – Thank you!

For decades, all HRS families were asked to support school-wide student fundraisers to meet the school’s annual needs. These efforts took an enormous amount of school time and placed families in an often time difficult situation of asking friends and relatives for money. Ten years ago, the Annual Fund was instituted to assist us in meeting our operational goals. Now, each year families are asked to donate to the Annual Fund and provide support for the annual needs of the school. We know that it’s not possible for all families. Participation with a donation at any level is the goal.

The Annual Fund is made up of unrestricted annual gifts from parents, alumni and friends. Donations to the Annual Fund allow us to continue our goal of keeping tuition at a level that allows all parish families to attend Holy Rosary School. Donations also support the school’s operating budget, help with essential resources for educational opportunities for students, provide financial aid for students and maintain competitive salaries for teachers.

The Annual Fund is a year-round program, commencing July 1 and concluding June 30. Gifts to the Annual Fund can be made by check, online payments or transfer of stock and may be tax deductible as allowable by law.

For questions regarding the Annual Fund, contact Kamila Kennedy at the development office.

Click here to download a pledge form on the Annual Fund page.

Centennial Campaign – Celebrate Our Future, Today

The Centennial Campaign provides the opportunity for everyone (current families, alumni, parish community and others) to contribute toward the success, strength and future of Holy Rosary School by addressing critical capital needs, providing faculty with additional professional development opportunities, from which our students will benefit, and ensuring future financial aid assistance by growing the Father James Mallahan Endownment Fund.

The funding areas for the Centennial Campaign are as follows:

  • Windows (installed summer 2014)
  • Roof
  • Staff Development
  • Technology
  • Playground
  • Endowment Fund
  • Campaign Costs

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, we have raised more than $485,000 toward our

Campaign goal of $2,000,000. That effort has allowed us to complete installation of the windows this past summer.

We continue to need your help. Now is the time to ensure our school’s financial future and achieve our vision to be recognized as community leaders in education.

Campaign Pledge Update (as of 2/06/15):
Total Pledges             $498,861

Total Paid                  $244,698

Number of Donors*    170

*Included are: parents, grandparents, HRS staff members, a grant from the Garneau-Nicon Family

Foundation, companies who provide matching gifts and the net proceeds from the Centennial Gala held in the fall of 2013.

To inquire about the Campaign, or to make a pledge, please contact the Development Office or Mr. Hofbauer directly.

Visit the Centennial page here for further information and to download a pledge form

Grant Committee

WHO DO YOU KNOW?

As a way of seeking additional funding sources, Holy Rosary School has a Grant Committee that is responsible for investigating funding opportunities and writing grants. The committee is graciously led by Lisa Fernandez. The committee continues to review grant sources and to apply for grants; we are particularly looking into grants related to technology in the classroom, STEM programs and school building and grounds. If you have any connections (or know someone who does) to a foundation, corporation or organization that makes community grants, we would like to hear more about it. Please contact Development Director Kamila Kennedy at 206-937-7255.

Magazine Drive

Questions about magazine drive orders should be directed to:

A.P. HEARST Customer Service:

By phone: (1-800-284-9711)

Customers can also check the status of their order online at www.aphearst.com

Extra Recess Patrols.

EXTRA RECESS PATROLS. Thank you 1st grade for covering this week. Calling all 7th grade families to cover our three days in session next week – please use the link below to sign up for the extra recess patrol for next week 2/18-20. These extra patrols are outside the fence. Also, please do not forget to wear an orange safety vest. They are located in the patrol room and help identify you to the children and our HRS neighbors. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b44aaac23aa8-hrsextra

Parish

Next Baptism Mass, February 15, at 8:30am. If you are interested in Baptism, please contact Deyette at DSwegle@holyrosaryseattle.org

YOUTH MINISTRY GROUP

Our next Youth Group meeting for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders is February 22 in Holy Rosary’s School Hall from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Join us for fun, friends, faith and fellowship. Questions about Youth Ministry…go to our website www.holyrosaryseattle.org/youth-ministry-1, or email Ruth Reiser at youth@holyrosaryseattle.org for more information.

Save the Date…Junior High Youth Rally, March 7, 2015 at St. James Cathedral and O’Dea!

All Parish 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Graders are welcome. Come join 600+ Youth from all over the Archdiocese for an all-day energizing Faith-filled event with games, music, praise, and so much more. The Rally is from 8:30am-6:30 pm and the $50 registration fee covers the entire event, lunch and T-shirt. Please click on this link to register https://www.regonline.com/JHRally2015

IMPORTANT: On the Registration Form, please type in Ruth Reiser as the Coordinator and also select Parish, Holy Rosary-Seattle. Scholarships are available…please choose “check” as method of payment but don’t pay and let Jennifer know at jwong@holyrosaryseattle.org For more information about the Youth Rally, you can also visit our Youth Ministry page at http://www.holyrosaryseattle.org/youth-ministry-1

We are seeking Parish High School and Young Adults…

Are you looking to re-energize your Faith? Are you wanting a meaningful way to connect with your Faith while serving? Are you sharing your gifts? Youth Ministry is the answer! Come be a part of our vibrant Youth Team. For more information, please contact Deyette at dswegle@holyrosaryseattle.org

PRAYER PARTNERS WANTED FOR THOSE RECEIVING SACRAMENTS

One of the most frequently overlooked symbols of the Sacraments of Initiation is the Community. As a Parish one of the greatest ways we can support those who are receiving Sacraments is through our prayers. YOU are invited to be a Prayer Partner for one of our Parishioners who is preparing for a Sacrament. All that is required is to include an extra prayer for your prayer partner during personal prayer time or when praying at Mass.

In need of prayer partners are:

Students in the 2nd grade (and their families) who are preparing to receive their 1st Communion.

Please email me directly if your family is interested in becoming a prayer partner and if there is a specific family or student you would like to be a prayer partner for, jwong@holyrosaryseattle.org

ADULT CONFIRMATION SERIES

Were you aware that a Catholic is fully initiated into the Church with the reception of all three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Catholics also believe that there is a grace that comes with being fully initiated. Why full initiation? So that we may be ready to do the work the Spirit is calling us to. If you are an adult who has not yet been confirmed, Holy Rosary is offering a series of sessions, beginning Wednesday evening, Feb. 11 from 7-8:30 in the Parish Center, to prepare you to receive this sacrament May 10 at the 10:30 am Mass. Please contact JoAnn Tobin at jtobin@holyrosaryseattle.org or 206-937-1488, Ext. 203 for more information or to register.

CHOIR

Greetings!

Our new YOUTH CHOIR! (formerly Children’s Choir) will rehearse this WEDNESDAY after school from 2:30-3:15. Practices are in the Parish Center CHAPEL. Cantor/solo rehearsal will be from 3:15-3:40. We’ll rehearse February 11, 18 and 25.

NOTE: There is no Tuesday choir practice. All rehearsals are now on Wednesdays.

I’ve attached the latest choir flyer with updated schedule information. Please check it out and talk it up amongst your friends and family. Its time to build up the new YOUTH CHOIR! for Lent and Easter!

Please RSVP your singer’s participation. Click here to download the flyer on the Forms and Downloads page.

Peace and blessings! – Paul Dolejsi, Director

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PREPARE DINNER FOR STREET YOUTH

Each month, Holy Rosary provides a dinner for homeless teens and young adults. We do this through the Orion Center, which is dedicated to serving homeless teenagers and young adults to help them stay off the streets and complete their high school education. The Orion Center also provides meals, shelter and tutoring. We need help preparing dinner on Thursday, March 5, 1-3pm. Dinner prep will take place in Lanigan Gym, and we need help with making a salad and fruit platter. If you can assist, please contact Chris Dormaier; her email is chrisdormaier@aol.com or call her at 206.412.0168. Thank you for considering!

CONSULTATION FOR THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS ON THE FAMILY

Archbishop Sartain encourages all parishioners to participate in the consultation by first reading the Lineamenta and then completing a survey. You can find his invitation, the Lineamenta and the survey here: http://10.selectsurvey.net/SeattleArchdiocese/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=SynodConsultation

MOTHER DAUGHTER RETREAT

Want to do something fun and holy with your little girl (aged 5-13)? Teach her that she is a princess, a daughter of the King!

Daughters of the King: Catholic Princess Retreat

Teaching Girls Their Dignity in Christ and their Place in the Kingdom of God

May 1-3, 2015 * Led by: Camille Pauley

For more information visit: www.seattlearchdiocese.org/palisades or call: (206) 274-3130

CYO

Baseball for 7th and 8th Grade Boys this Spring!

Nathan Thomas is putting in a Holy Rosary team for a combo 7th/8th grade team this spring.

Fee is $85.00 per player and includes a uniform top and hat.

League Games

March 22, 29 
April 12, 19, 26 
May 3 ,10, 17

Tournament Games Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 through Sunday, June 7th, 2015

If you are interested, please contact Nathan by 2/13/2015 to get registered. uglycousin@yahoo.com

Go Gators!!!!

Community Notices

SEATTLE PREP PLAY – PIPPEN!

Seattle Prep Drama presents the Tony Award winning musical Pippin! A cast of 45 talented Prep students bring magic and intrigue to life in this beloved coming-of-age musical comedy written by Stephen Schwartz (creator of Wicked and Godspell). February 20 – March 1, 2015 Fridays and Saturdays 7:00 pm Sundays 2:00 pm. Tickets available http://seapreppippin.brownpapertickets.com.

  1. PATRICK’S DAY DASH

Volunteer hours needed? The St. Patrick’s Day Dash, a 31-year Seattle tradition, is looking for a few volunteers to work shifts at West Seattle Runner. Duties include registering runners and distributing bib number packets.

This is an approved HRS volunteer shift and will count toward fundraising hours. A great parent/child volunteer opportunity since 7th and 8th graders are welcome to volunteer with a parent. Shifts are in two-hour blocks from March 7-10. The Detlef Schrempf Foundation, producer of the St. Patrick’s Day Dash, will donate $1000 to HRS for covering these volunteer shifts at West Seattle Runner!

For additional details and to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0945abad22a7f85-west

LITTLE HANDS RAINY DAY CAMP

Click here to see flyer for the description of Spring Break day camps being offered by MODE MUSIC STUDIOS.

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

2/12/15 – Noon dismissal Magazine Drive reward teacher in-service

2/13/15 – Mid Winter Break No School

2/16/15 – Mid Winter Break No School

2/17/15 – Mid Winter Break No School

2/18/15 – Ash Wednesday 8:45 Mass

3/4/15 – School Play 7:00 pm

3/5/15 – School Play 7:00 pm

3/20/15 – Deanery Curriculum Day – No School