Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

Kahlil Gibran

Upcoming Events

Student Directory Update

Posted on October 23, 2014

This year, we transferred our PowerSchool database to the PowerSchool Consortium. The Consortium offers new templates for many reports the school uses throughout the year, including a new Student Directory template. We have had some complications with the transfer of data, fields not matching up, which has caused a major delay in printing the directory for families. I apologize for the delay as I know that many families are in need of class lists and parent contact information. Please contact me directly if you should need any contact information for upcoming events. I’m more than happy to pull the data for you until the directories are complete. Thank you for your patience.



October Information Packet

Posted on October 23, 2014

Packets were sent home with your eFC carrier last Friday. Thank you for your quick response in returning completed forms to the main office. Remember the deadline is Friday, October 31st. Contact or if you didn’t receive your packet. Some parents have asked what the latin translation is within the logo: Deum Videre in Omnibus - See God In All.


School Commission Open Meeting

Posted on October 16, 2014

The School Commission will have an open meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014 beginning at 6:00pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact .


Magazine Drive

Posted on October 23, 2014

Family Fun Center prize* - Friday November 7th

Gator Mode If you received a permission slip please return it complete ASAP. Consider chaperoning, if you are complaint with SEP. This is a fun experience and we will ride in school buses from Kennedy Catholic High School.

Any questions regarding the family Fun center please contact .

[* The Fun Center award is for individual students selling 25 or families selling 40 orders or more.]


Auction 2015

Posted on October 23, 2014

Save the date - April 25th

HEART-Auction-LogoGet involved with the HEAR Auction now! We have three great volunteer opportunities available:

  • Operations chair - The job focus of the Operations Chair is overseeing the look, feel, and flow of the auction. While working side by side with the decoration’s chair.
  • Marketing and Word Whiz - help with communications and keep a consistent voice for the auction.
  • Receiving - “receives’ auction items and enters into the auction software. This position is part of the procurement team.


Christmas Tree Lot

Posted on October 23, 2014

Xmas-Tree-Sale-LogoHO! HO! HO! Believe it or not we are 61 days away from Christmas! Wow!

The Tree lot committee is in full planning swing for another successful year!

The suggested class volunteer shift days will be:

Day Class
11/28 1st grade
11/29 7th grade
11/30 4th grade
12/05 2nd grade
12/06 6th grade
12/07 3rd grade
12/13 5th grade

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the sign up link soon.

Holiday Cheer! There will be a kick off event on Friday December 5th at 6pm in Lanigan gym.

Sponsor The Tree Lot!

The Christmas Tree lot has been Bringing a Little Christmas Cheer to Everyone for 25 years. If you or your business would like to offset the cost of the tree lot by becoming a sponsor, please contact the .


Centennial Campaign: Celebrate Our Future, Today

Posted on October 23, 2014

In the Spring of 2013, Holy Rosary began an exciting initiative: one that will have tremendous impact on students in our school, now and into the future - the Centennial Campaign.

The Centennial Campaign will allow Holy Rosary School to address, among other things, critical capital needs, provide faculty with additional professional development opportunities and ensure future financial aid assistance by growing the Father James Mallahan Endownment Fund.

The goal for the Centennial Campaign is $2,000,000 in the course of 5-years.

The funding areas for the Centennial Campaign are as follows:

Amount Funding Area
$60,000 Windows (installed summer 2014)
$300,000 Roof
$200,000 Staff Development
$115,000 Technology
$125,000 Playground
$1,100,000 Endowment Fund

Pledges Range From $500 To $10,000.

Campaign Numbers Update:

  • $417,139 Pledged
  • $116,387 Paid
  • 161 Donors
  • 1 Foundation Grant
  • 26 Staff members included in total # donors


Corporate Matching Funds

Posted on October 23, 2014

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If you made a donation to the Annual, Centennial or Endowment fund please consider checking with your HR department to see if your employer will match your donations. Here is a list of companies (PDF) to help you and a matching guide (PDF).

After submitting for a corporate Match to Holy Rosary School, please notify .


Tuition Assistance for the 2015 2016 School Year

Posted on October 23, 2014

The Application for Tuition Assistance for the 2015-16 School Year will be available on-line on November 3, 2014. Please follow these instructions and note that in addition to submitting an application on-line to Fulcrum, paper copies of the completed application must be delivered to Rufina at Holy Rosary School by January 20, 2015.

Online Application Procedure

  1. Be sure your computer is connected to a working printer. You can test this by pressing the print button below and printing these instructions for future reference.
  2. Make a copy of page 1 and 2 of your 2013 Federal IRS 1040, 1040A, or E-file printout for the financially responsible parent(s) or guardian(s). Note: 2013 W-2 forms are not acceptable. Do not send originals. If you do not have 1040 documentation, have your school principal approve a letter of special circumstances (see Part D-3 of the application). Be sure to sign your tax forms. This is often overlooked, especially with E-filing. Fulcrum will not accept un-signed forms.
  3. If you have Non-Taxable Income (Part C-3), copy the applicable documents such as 1099, federal or state aid, alimony or child support.
  4. Under ‘School,’ select Holy Rosary, Seattle and enter your information in Part A to D. A printout is produced at the end of the submission process. If you discover an error after submission, submit a new application and destroy the incorrect printout. Please do not enter names in ALL CAPS.
  5. Sign the online printout in Part E.
  6. Staple the signed application, in front of copies of the financial documents from step 2 and 3.
  7. Make a copy for your records, if desired. Copies will not be returned by the Fulcrum Foundation.
  8. Deliver or mail the complete application package to Rufina at Holy Rosary School by January 20, 2015.
  9. If you have students in both elementary and high school, you will need to complete the elementary (K-8) and high school (9-12) application forms. These grants are awarded separately by the Fulcrum Foundation.

* Fulcrum does not accept handwritten applications. If you need help completing the application or you have questions, ask Rufina Miller to assist you. She may be contacted at (206) 937-1488, ext. 211 or email: [email protected] Thank you.


Mother Son Glow Bowl Reminder

Posted on October 22, 2014

GlowBowlingBall If you signed up for the Mother/Son Glow Bowl, it’s this Friday, October 24th 5-8pm, West Seattle Bowl.


Picture Retake Day - October 30

Posted on October 16, 2014

Picture retakes are on October 30th. You can pick up the order envelopes in the School Office. Students having their picture taken or retaken, may wear free dress.


CYO News

Men’s & Womens Fleece Jackets Now Available

Posted on September 4, 2014

Please return your order form to the office with checks payable to Norwest Graphics. All proceeds will benefit our CYO program. These jackets are available for adult purchase only and are not considered uniform pieces for students. Samples for fit available. Questions? Contact: .


Other Extracurricular

Chinese Mandarin at Holy Rosary

Posted on October 22, 2014

Ni Hao! You can still join Sponge classes at Holy Rosary. We offer a fun, immersive introduction to world languages and culture! Each lesson is based on active learning, using games, stories, art projects and song. We like to say that you learn language best when you can hear it, say it, and do it!

Mandarin class for grades K-5 is held after school from 2:20-3:20 on Wednesdays. Contact Mary Simpson at [email protected] to register. Go to for more information, and contact us by email at or give us a call at (425) 274-5188 with any questions. Register now and secure your spot in class!


Parish News

CLOW is back!!! (Children’s Liturgy of the Word)

Posted on October 23, 2014

CLOW starts this Sunday, 10:30am Mass Preschool age thru 4th grade. It is free and requires no registration. Start in the Church! Beginning with the proclamation of the Scripture readings, children are invited to come forward and are quietly led to the Parish Center. Children rejoin their parents in church at the Offertory of the Mass.

We have many volunteers in place but can always use more. If you are interested in finding out more about CLOW, please contact .


Parish Children’s Choir

Posted on October 16, 2014

[Director’s note: Sorry about the late choir start. I’m out on medical leave, but hope to be well enough to start in a few weeks. Please register, and I’ll keep you posted. Thanks! Paul D.]

The Parish Children’s Choir is an exciting and integral part of our parish music ministry, helping children to develop their voices and learn how to sing properly. What they learn as children provides them with a solid foundation as they grow to become wonderful singers and future music ministry leaders!

Singing is good for you! Did you know:

  1. that many of our talented pop singers started singing in church choirs?
  2. that singing can help your child be a better student by wiring their young brains with the new, exciting language of music?
  3. that participation in a church choir can help your child understand and develop prayer, participation and leadership skills and help them begin to build up their spiritual lives?

The Parish Children’s Choir is open to students in Grades 3-5 from ALL AREA SCHOOLS. Practices are on Tuesdays from 3-4PM in the Parish Center CHAPEL. 3rd graders are dismissed at 4pm. Cantor practices for 4-5th graders are from 4 to 4:30PM in the chapel and/or the church. Older students learn how to cantor, sing solo and harmony.

The Parish Children’s Choir sings about once a month, including Christmas Eve and Easter. We’ll also do some caroling at the HR Tree Lot and sing for Catholic Schools Week. Second Graders are invited to sing for Mothers’ Day as a free preview!

NOTE: Parents can help out and earn school volunteer hours!

Our first choir rehearsal is Tuesday, November 4, from 3-4pm in the chapel. For registration info, go to our website.

For more info, or leave a message at the parish office 935-8353.


Community Notices

West Seattle High School: Friday, 10/24 Parents Night Out

Posted on October 23, 2014

WSHS ASB will watch and have fun with the kids so the parents can go out and have fun too!

  • Friday, October 24th from 5:30-10pm
  • This event is for kids ages 3 (potty trained) -11.
  • Cost is $25 per child or $20 with 2 or more cans of food that will be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank.
  • This includes pizza, snacks, Halloween themed crafts, games and movie!
  • Many of the sitters are CPR trained.

Reserve your spot today! Call Gabby at 206 935-6517 or . Check in at the WSHS commons/lunchroom.

This event is hosted by the WSHS Junior class ASB and we can’t wait to have fun with your kids!

Thank you for supporting West Seattle High School.



Interactive Discussion at OLG

Posted on October 16, 2014

In honor of October’s Respect for Life month, please join Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Life, Justice, and Peace Commission for an interactive discussion on the Death Penalty and Catholic Social Teaching, Monday October 27th from 6:30 to 8:15pm at Guadalupe’s Walmesley Center (the new gym).


Bishop Blanchet Open House

Posted on October 16, 2014

Bishop Blanchet’s open house is on November 6th from 5:30 - 8:00.


Kennedy Catholic High School: Leading the Way in Learning, Faith and Leadership!

Posted on October 9, 2014

KCHS_2014_Open_HouseKennedyHighSchoolLogoVisit our Open House!
Wednesday, November 5th from 6:30-8:30pm

Meet our ambassador students, tour the new Milette Family Science Complex, visit the new William F. Eisiminger Field, talk to our teachers, hear the string ensemble perform and get to know Kennedy Catholic. 

You can be a Lancer! Applications for Admission are due January 12, 2015. 

Questions? Contact , Director of Admissions.


Seattle Prep’s Open House

Posted on October 9, 2014


Thursday, November 13 from 5:30-8:00 PM

Seattle Prep is a Catholic Jesuit High School located on North Capitol Hill

Meet the faculty, tour the school and find out more about curriculum and student activities!

For more information, visit the admissions page of our website.

For any questions, call the Seattle Prep Admissions Office at (206) 577-2146.


Bishop Blanchet Night of Creativity

Posted on October 9, 2014

Artsy Autumn Activities brought to you by the Bishop Blanchet Art Club

Join us for a Night of Creativity to explore your Artistic Ambitions. Tricks and Treats will be provided.

Tuesday, October 28th, 4 - 6 PM
Bishop Blanchet High School
Free for all 6th Grade Students


Northwest Boys Choir

Posted on October 16, 2014

Auditions for boys in First to Fourth grades will be held on Saturday, November 1. For more information please call the Northwest Choirs office at (206) 524-3234 or .


West Seattle Ski & Board Swap

Posted on October 16, 2014

Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26 from 10:00am - 7:00 pm at VFW West Seattle, 3601 SW Alaska St. Drop off for items is on Friday, October 24 from 10:00am - 8:00 pm.

Ski season is approaching! M2S Outfitters annual Ski Swap is a great way to sell your used gear and get amazing deals on new gear. There will be a great selection of skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, camping gear, accessories and more! Drop off for items is on Friday, October 24 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm. They will not accept any items after that time.

All items must be registered online or in- store by 11:59 PM on Friday, October 24th, 2014.



Girls Select Basketball

Posted on October 2, 2014

I am one of the Kennedy Catholic girls basketball coaches and new director of the Select program for grades 5th-8th this year. Please see the attached flyer (PDF) with tryout information.

Willy Burns
Kennedy Catholic


Preventing Teen Drug Use Presentation at Nathan Hale

Posted on October 21, 2014

November 3 from 7:00 - 8:30pm
Dr. Leslie Walker from Children’s Hospital will discuss teen health and the impact of drug use.


VFW Essay Contest!

Patriots Pen Contest Grades 6-8

Each year more than 100,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes to win one of 46 national awards totaling $46,000. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March.

The theme is: Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans


The Patriot’s Pen program is open to students in grades 6-8 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in the United States and its territories.


The deadline for submissions for the 2014-2015 program is November 1, 2014. Essays must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words. They should be submitted to the local Post, along with the completed Patriot’s Pen entry form no later than the November 1 deadline.

First, Second, and Third place winners will be selected for each grade at the local level. Check out the Patriot’s Pen page for more details

Washington State Youth Essay Contest Grades 3-5

This essay contest is for grades 3 thru 5. This is exclusively awarded by the VFW Department of Washington. Judging is done at the Local Post, District and State levels. The state winner will receive a Savings Bond.

The theme is: What can I do to make my country better.

First, Second, and Third place winners will be selected for each grade at the local level!

1st place $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $15
1st place winners will advance to higher levels.
Entry forms:
All entries must be received by November 1, 2014. You can drop off your entry forms and essays to:

VFW Post 2713 3601 S.W. Alaska St Seattle, WA 98126

Local Contact:

VFW Post 2713
West Seattle


Note: For other school forms and downloads, please check the Forms and Downloads page .