Address: 504 S 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Weekly Hawk Happenings
September 25, 2014
Note from the Principal
I wanted to write to express my deepest gratitude for all of the support that you have shown me. It is so motivating to see such an amazing group of people work together in the best interest of the children. I am honored to be part of such a wonderful community. We are making great strides in all of the academic programs. I am looking forward to sharing exciting news with you soon! I have been working extremely hard to enhance our literacy program. Over the next three weeks we will be testing the students in English and Spanish to determine their exact reading level. We will provide you feedback on their level so you can help them advance their skills at home. Students are encouraged to read at least 20-60 minutes daily at home, depending on their age. We have been able to purchase RAZ Kids and Reading A-Z. Parents will be provided with a username and login, where they can download and read books online at their child’s exact reading level in both English and Spanish.
- Rainy Days Procedures Drop-off: If it is raining in the morning, students will be allowed to enter the building at 7:45 am so they are not standing in the rain. Students will go directly to the auditorium. Pre-K and Kindergarten will go directly to their classrooms. Dismissal: On rainy afternoons, students will stay in the classroom. Parents that want to park and pick-up their child may walk into the school at 2:50 p.m. and go to the classroom. If you want to go through the carpool lane, there will be a runner to bring your child to you. I also want to congratulate and thank everyone for their continued patience as we implement a new drop-off and pick-up system this year.
- Rain boots There have been some questions from parents about footwear for the wet and cold months. Students may wear rain boots to school, however they need to change into the proper footwear for the school day. On very rainy days, recess and PE may be moved to the auditorium or another room in the school to account for the weather.
- Fall fundraiser: Chocolate Sale! The chocolate sale ends this Friday, 9/26 please get your money turned in as soon as possible-invoices will go out at the end of the month for any outstanding chocolate money. We only have a few boxes remaining to earn the “All School Skating Party” -we can do it! Thank you to Lia Camp for heading up this fundraiser!
- Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Our 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 15th. If you are interested in helping, please contact Lizbeth Duran at email@example.com.
- SCRIP: As our program is growing we are starting to carry a small amount of inventory on hand. Gift cards will be available for purchase Tuesday mornings from 7:45-8:30 am. If weather permits, Amanda Schweickert will be selling SCRIP in the safety square at morning drop-off or in front of the main office. Any orders that can’t be filled with the inventory, will be filled on Fridays. Order forms are located in the main office.
- Safe Environment: Initial “Called to Protect” class is required for new volunteers. This is the class that all volunteers who are hoping to work with children must take. Please go to to register and to view a full list of times and dates offered. http://seattle.setanet.org/ Safe Environment for returning volunteers can go to http://seattle.setanet.org/ for an annual online renewal.
- Important Payment Information Several families still owe money from the 2013-2014 school year. These balances must be paid. If you need to make monthly payments, please contact Kelly Robertson, HRRS JDA Bookkeeper to discuss a plan. She is also the contact for the automated tuition payment system, FACTS. She can be reached at the main office number 272-7012 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Faith formation classes Any parents looking for faith formation classes, namely First Communion should be directed to the parish that they are registered or attend. For Holy Rosary and St. Joseph parishioners classes are still in the planning stages and should begin within the next few weeks. Please keep an eye out for details in the church bulletin.
- Time to talk auction/crab feed First committee meeting will be Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30 in the school library. More details about family requirements to follow.
- Congrats to all HRRS Cross Country Runners for a great 1st Meet! We had five top ten finishers; Conor Kristoff, Alex Leyva, Elena Pickles, Lauren Pickles, and Rachel Briere. Good luck this weekend!
- Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for your continued support and partnership. The scholarship check we received goes to financial assistance that directly helps families in need!
- Our first Pay 2 Dress raised $261 for Brayan and Kenia!
- The main office is in the process of being remodeled and painted. Saturday, September 27th we will host a work party from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. We are looking for two to four volunteers to assist.
- Assistance is needed to help direct traffic in the parking lot during dismissal.
- If you are interested in volunteering for the Halloween Carnival, please email Katey Briere at email@example.com or attend the meeting on October 4th at 10:00 am in the auditorium.
- We are always looking for help in the lunchroom to assist with breakfast and lunch.
- Recess monitors to help from 12:15 to 1:00 every day.
Mark Your Calendars
|Birthdays this WeekOctober
1st: Alexander Leyva
We now have a new application form which we are asking all families to fill out. One per family–make sure to put the specific information (birthdates, etc) for each child. This form comes in two languages.
Registration is now open to all returning families. New families can apply beginning on January 28th (Open House).
We have also included our tuition & fees sheet:
For future planning, it would be great if you filled out the intent to register form for future students.