Learning never exhausts the mind.
Upon consideration of the uniform policy changes recommended by Parents Club and approved by the School Commission, and upon receiving further input from the faculty, I have decided to implement the following uniform policy changes. This year we officially placed this in the hands of the Parent Club for decision with the approval of the School Commission. I believe the staff and the parents had a fair share of input into the decision making process and, in the end it was a collaborative effort. We processed the work and worked the process. This will have long term impact on our students so I consider it to be a part of our evolution into a strategic plan. The uniform policy for school year 2014-15 is as follows (changes to the current policy are underlined and highlighted):
- For perfect uniform in grades K-7, Shirts must be white knit, oxford style with a collar, or a turtleneck. Eighth graders may also wear navy blue shirts and turtlenecks. White camp shirts purchased at the uniform store are also allowed. In K-7, red knit, oxford style shirts with a collar purchased through the Lands’ End Uniform Store or Dennis Uniform may also be worn on non-perfect uniform days. Lace collars are not allowed. Shirts must have long or short sleeves, but no 3/4-length sleeves. Sleeves may not be rolled up. Shirts must be long enough to stay tucked into the student’s pants or skirt. Oversized, baggy, or excessively tight shirts may not be worn. Tee shirts worn under the uniform shirts must be plain white with no emblem, logo, or color.
- Red sweaters (cardigans/pullovers/vests purchased at uniform store) may be worn; Holy Rosary logo red sweatshirts purchased through Lands’ End Uniform Store may also be worn. 8th graders must wear Holy Rosary logo navy or Holy Rosary logo grey sweatshirts purchased through the Lands’ End Uniform Store. On perfect uniform days, students must wear proper uniform sweaters, sweatshirts or vests as defined in the policy. All school Mass days are perfect uniform days.
The responses are coming in at a much faster rate than last year at this time. And I am very happy to report that almost everyone is increasing their level of support. If you have not had a chance to send in your pledge for 2014-2015, please do so right away. If you have any questions, feel free to call Kamila Kennedy . We really appreciate the cooperation of the parents in this massive effort. Your attention to matching funds from your companies has greatly enhanced our income. I extend a special thanks to those who are doing their pledging and paying online but still send in their pledge sheet to us. It helps us to keep track of the pledges and give proper credit. Remember names are placed in the Annual report in the giving categories that match up with responses to the drive as of the end of this June. For the Capital Campaign we will simply be listing names alphabetically for about five years until the campaign is done. Again, thank you for all of your support. I fully believe we will end up in the black this year, and that we will have collected enough money in our Centennial Capital Campaign to pay for the new windows in the school which we have listed as our first need in the campaign.
CALENDAR CHANGE 2014-2015
When we first drew up our calendar for next year, we had received the wrong date for the Archdiocesan In-Service for all staff next year. So, please note that we are in school on Friday, September 19, 2014 for only half a day. The all staff Archdiocesan In-Service will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014. There will be no school on that day.
The school presented a bench to Father John Madigan to honor the life and passing of his mother who died recently. The bench was built by one of our teachers ——- Mr. Mike Ritscher. A plaque will be placed on it saying, ” IN REMEMBRANCE OF MARGARET MADIGAN TO HONOR HER LIFE AND YOURS”. It is Father’s hope that people will take time to simply sit on it, rest and celebrate the beauty of God’s creation and wonder in the spirit of the moment.
REMEMBER THE SPOT!
Brian McGaughey constructed the monument that has been placed on top of the time capsule. It identifies the location of the capsule and the year it should be opened. It is located at the base of the flagpole which is in the exact same spot that the previous one was buried 25 years ago. This one will be opened in 50 years. Regrettably, I am not able to schedule that event for myself. But I will be there in spirit.
Congratulations for a job well done to the following junior high students!
|Grace T.||Haley W.|
|Jonathan V.||Matthew L.|
|Catherine E.||Claire B.|
|Faith G.||Jack S.|
|Chloe D.||Emma D|
|Eli D.||Hannah D.|
|Neve J.||Mimi P.|
|The Class of 2014|
|Veronica A.||Caleb A.||Christine B.||Bradley B.|
|Brianna B.||Steven C.||Lauren C.||Isabella C.|
|Kara C.||Eamon D.||Benjamin D.||Maya F.|
|Yianna F.||Matthew F.||Nicholas G.||Lily Frances G.|
|Cade H.||Michael H.||Dirke H.||Lauren J.|
|Brendan K.||Matthew L.||Parker L.||Devante L.|
|Kaitlin L.||Zoe M.||Bridget M.||Taylor N.|
|Olivia N.||Kenneth O.||Cameron P.||Bradley P.|
|Olivia P.||Alexandra P.||Sara R.||Hayley R.|
|Maxwell R.||Henry R.||Fiona S.||Reece S.|
|Jazmyn S.||Elijah S.||Luke S.||Brendan S.|
|Grace T.||Jonathan V.||Richie W.||Haley W.|
|Frances W.||Jaxon W.||Corey Long Z.|
Where They’re Going
|Kennedy Catholic High School||20|
|Holy Names Academy||10|
|Seattle Preparatory School||9|
|Bishop Blanchet High School||7|
|O’Dea High School||1|
|West Seattle High School||1|
|Chief Sealth High School||1|
|Raisbeck Aviation High School||1|
Congratulations! Good luck and may you always all be in God’s grace in all your future endeavors!
|The Kindergarten Class of 2014|
|Madelyn A.||Elena A.||Lane A.||Riley A.|
|Isabella B.||London B.||Joseph B.||Nicholas B.|
|James B.||Luke B.||Vincent B.||Connor B.|
|Zooey C.||Samuel “Andre” C.||Jaxon C.||Anthony “AJ” C.|
|Anthony C.||Felix C.||Kaitlyn “Kallie” E.||Griffin E.|
|Samuel F.||Bedford “Ford” F.||Cameron F.||Anastazia G.|
|Luca G.||Tanner G.||Trey G.||Margaret H.|
|Mia H.||Franca I.||Enzo K.||Theadore K.|
|Blakely K.||Aria K.||Lillian L.||Kaitlin M.|
|Natalia M.||Alexander N.||Roman N.||Paula O.|
|Macy P.||Luke P.||Landon P.||Francesca R.|
|Siobhan S.||Saeyoung S.||Sadie S.||Carson S.|
|Melia W.||Natalie Y.|
We will have the volunteer set up line ready the first week of school. Be sure to check out the WestFest website for our exciting new link.
Summary of White Paper Processing
The Parents Club has posted their summary of their White Paper Processing (PDF).
Thank you to all the families that came out to support our year end “wrap party” last Wednesday at Pecado Bueno! It was a great way to end our Centennial year. We had 99 adults and 78 children join us and we enjoyed a gorgeous evening PLUS we raised over $1,350 for HRS! A big thank you to Pecado Bueno owner, James Schmidt, for the delicious food and giving back so generously to HRS. We kept 100% of the food ticket sales. Please support his business throughout the summer. Thank you to Brian McGaughey and the other boys in the band for our fabulous entertainment. They kept the groove going for us on the patio. We’d also like to thank 5th grade parent, Lori Draper and her company, Melt, for donating wonderful caramels for our raffles. We also received a generous raffle donation from 2nd and 6th grade parents, Mike and Maria Taylor’s Two Brothers Winery. They donated a bottle of their double gold award winning cabernet sauvignon! Check out their website and read more about this fabulous wine.
Please help Parents Club and our current kindergarten room parents celebrate Holy Rosary on July 19 at the Hi-Yu parade. We need help creating the float and volunteers to walk the parade route with the float! It’s going to be a fun experience for everyone!
We are looking for room parents for next year! Email if you are interested in taking on this important role.
We are also looking for a parent to take over the “Labels for Education” (or “Campbell’s) passive fundraising coordination in September. If you are interested, please contact .
Thank you again to the over 100 parents that took the time to respond to our survey last month on the final White Paper recommendations that Mr. Hofbauer asked us to process this year. Following are those specific results you can find a complete summary of all of the processing on our page.
Development/Fundraising Budget Schedule through 2018/2019 School Year:
- Yes 42%
- No 32%
- No Option 26%
Increase office staff by .5 FTE.
- Yes 59%
- No 27%
- No Option 14%
Hire technology specialist for 2016/2017.
- Yes 54%
- No 34%
- No Option 12%
Hire additional maintenance staff for 2015/2016
- Yes 59%
- No 20%
- No Option 21%
Hire bookkeeper for the school for 2016/2017.
- Yes 57%
- No 22%
- No Option 21%
Hire secretary for school to collect all receivables and write checks for payables.
- Yes 53%
- No 26%
- No Option 21%
Hire fulltime counselor for 2015/2016 school year.
- Yes 45%
- No 38%
- No Option 17%
The uniform refresh has been finalized! As noted by Principal Hofbauer, students in K-7 may wear an optional red polo or turtleneck shirt (must be purchased from Land’s End or Dennis Uniform ONLY) on non-perfect uniform days. We have also updated certain styles of the MacBeth plaid sold through Dennis Uniform for grades K-6 as well a navy skirt/skort for grades 7 and 8.
Another change for the upcoming year is the 8th grade sweatshirts (navy and grey) MUST be purchased through Lands’ End (just like the red sweatshirts) AND have the approved HRS logo. Our 8th graders are such important ambassadors of HRS and proudly having the school logo on all student outerwear not only increases our sense of community but also the awareness of our wonderful school in the broader Seattle community.
Watch for sales throughout the summer to save on our approved uniform options at both Dennis Uniform and Lands’ End.
Thank you again for sharing all of your time and talent with us and we hope everyone has a wonderful and safe summer!
Please join us for the 13th Annual Holy Rosary Golf Tournament to benefit the Father James Mallahan Endowment Fund on September 6th, 2014. We will have a great day of golf at the West Seattle Municipal Golf Course. The event will include a 4-person scramble, lunch and awards receptions following the golf. Last year we raised over $10,000 for the Fr. Mallahan Endowment Fund. The golf tournament is the primary driver of revenue for this worthwhile cause. Learn more about the fund by clicking here!
Book today by clicking this link! There is an early bird discount for anyone registering before 6/15!
We are always looking for new sponsors. Contact the Golf Committee for more information.
Come one, come all to the West Seattle Grand parade! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 19th. Please help us reinvigorate our Holy Rosary School spirit and show our West Seattle community how fantastic our school is. We need ALL HRS families to make that happen! Details are still being worked out, so if you have a great idea - let us know! Parents helping put things together and participating in the parade will receive COMMITMENT HOURS for this fun event! Get a head start on your hours for next school year! More details will be sent out as they become available, but if you have any questions, or any parade or float building interest or expertise, please let us know. We also need some items donated - do you have a truck and/or trailer that could be used? Please email or .
As we are getting close to the end of this school year, please drop off all your Thriftway receipts in the office ASAP and don’t let them go wasted.
If you have any questions, please contact . Thank you for all your support.
Is it possible to have fun and learn? OF COURSE! Is it possible to have that kind of fun in summer? ABSOLUTELY! HOW???
Kennedy Catholic Elementary Summer Band Camp!!
July 7-11th from 12:15 - 2p.m.
Forms have been handed out to all band members or you may visit our website.
Questions? Contact Miss McKamey 206 - 246-0500/ext. 370 Deadline is June 13th!
A week of music…where fun and learning come together! It doesn’t get any better!
Links & Downloads
- BASE Forms 2014-15
- Summer Resources Page. This page contains information put up by the school faculty and staff of summer resources to facilitate continued learning for all students. It also includes a list of summer camps that have been submitted.
- 2014-15 School Calendar (PDF)
- Blue Plate Online Order Form (link)
Note: For other school forms and downloads, please check the Forms and Downloads page .