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April 20, 2020
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Please Pray for
- our students & families; our school administration, faculty & staff; our pastoral and parish staff - that we stay strong in faith, kindness and compassion.
- our first responders and health care workers who are making sacrifices to keep us safe.
- those in the food service and delivery industries and other essential service providers who are working to allow us to meet our needs.
- for our greater community and world - that we unite in a common purpose to face this health crisis with fatih, hope and love.
Our Lady of the Rosary 
Pray for Us
St. Dominic, 
Pray for Us

If you have a prayer request, please email ffajardo@csdo.org
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P.T.G. Events
Dates & Events
Long Term Dismissal
& Virtual Student Events

*Wed. April 22 - Earth Day - visit 
Share your activity with your teacher

*Fri. April 24 8:00 a.m. school mass virtually at Holy Rosary Church (live on Facebook)

*Sun April 26
4th Sunday Mass 
8:45 a.m. Virtual Mass 

interactive family activity for mass will be provided  

Holy Hotcakes Raffle for Prek, 4th Grade & 5th Grade.  

Breakfast Challenge - Family Activity - make pancakes, share your recipe and family photos with us by end of Sunday to be entered into the Holy Hotcakes Raffle

4th Grade Essential Raffle Basket includes
Gift Cards to Domino Pizza & Netflix, Candy, Wine, puzzles and popcorn!  

How to Buy Raffle Tickets?  
$1 per ticket
$10 for 12
Proceeds to benefit the class fund

contact Mrs. Fajardo ffajardo@csdo.org
We will send you a payment link.

Message from Principal Fajardo
Message from Principal Fajardo

April 20, 2020                                               En Espanol

Dear Holy Rosary School Families,

St. Paul's message to the Thessalonians was to encourage and reassure the Christians to continue their mission work while waiting in hope. He said " Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus".

Rejoice always. There is so much to rejoice always at Holy Rosary School. From the first day of school to the last day of school, every year is unique. The students come with enthusiasm and so much hope. And they end the year enriched by their connection to their classmates and teachers. In between the school months, there is an energy that is filled with so much joy, laughter, and wonder. It's different every year and there is always something new to rejoice in. This is why I love being part of Holy Rosary School.

Pray continually. Our students pray every day, all day long. It is what I love about being in a Catholic school - that we get to share our faith every day, every moment with our students. I am grateful for the parent emails that share family photos, activities and prayer experiences. I am grateful when you tell me that you are praying for me, praying for the teachers and praying for the students. It is comforting and fills me with hope to know that my Holy Rosary family is praying for me every day.

Give thanks in all circumstances. I am thankful to be able to be part of our students' growth in mind, spirit and soul. We model gratitude at Holy Rosary through prayer, acknowledgments, and a sincere appreciation for each other. I have a gratitude box, a prayer journal and special cards that keep me focused on my mission and role at Holy Rosary School. I encourage you to do the same with your family. Talk about gratitude, being rejoiceful and having hope.

I have been here long enough to see generations of families go through our halls. The beauty of time is that every kid is different and grows in their own way. When an alumni comes back to say hello to their favorite teachers, or to check how they left things, or to say "because of you or thanks for pushing me", it tells me Holy Rosary is doing it right. We are the foundation that develops faith filled students, committed academic learners and active responsible citizens.

I give thanks to our Holy Rosary School community for having faith, for holding onto hope and for loving each other. This is God's will for us in Christ Jesus. Together we are stronger with Christ. I love you Holy Rosary.

In Partnership,
Ms. Fely Fajardo
Faith, hope, love and the greatest of these is LOVE. 
1 Corinthians 13 

 Our Holy Rosary Teachers share their appreciation of their students, how they are inspired by their students, and why they LOVE HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL.  To see more video clips, visit our Facebook page @hrsantioch and on our website @ www.holyrosarycatholicschool.org

Holy Rosary School Teachers
Holy Rosary School Teachers

2nd Grade at Holy Rosary School
2nd Grade at Holy Rosary School

Congratulations to these students who earned a Christlike Certificate and free dress in March!
* Natalie Mengesha
* Isaiah Rubio
* Julia Sy 

The school office sends out an Attendance Email at 6:30 a.m.  This communication is to the emails listed in PowerSchool.   Please confirm your child's attendance DAILY during our Long Term Dismissal using your child's class link.  Please email Mrs. Kiki Gonzalez at kgonzalez@csdo.org for attendance corrections and questions.  Thank you!

Holy Rosary School relies on tuition to meet the financial obligations of daily operations.  If you are experiencing financial hardship during the Shelter in Place official orders, please email Mrs. Fajardo at ffajardo@csdo.org.  The office will have limited open hours, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  We are available to take your call and respond to emails.  

Take time to review our Holy Rosary School Parent Student Handbook Acceptable Use Policy for Technology. 
We must follow Safe Environment Guidelines.  Let's keep our students safe while they explore this whole new world.  Supervision is key in helping them make good choices and be successful.  They need our guidance and support.  If you are having technical issues, email your teacher.  We are here to help!

Contra Costa Health Services:  www.cchealth.org
California Department of Public Health :   www.cdph.ca.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  www.cdc.gov

 "The three great practices of Lent - prayer, fasting, and almsgiving - are three things we can all do.  As you do these three things, pray to draw closer to the Lord as the center of your life and the reason you do everything." - Lenten Gospel Reflections, Word on Fire.

FACE provides need-based tuition grants to students who attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Oakland.

FACE was founded in 1978 and helps students regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity or citizenship. We hope to support over 700 students every school year.The recent success of our annual Gala and donated funds increases the number of grants given each year.

The Diocese of Oakland includes 39 elementary and 9 secondary Catholic schools throughout the East Bay.

The BASIC Fund for 2020.
New Applications
Starting January 1, 2020 BASIC Fund applications for the 2020-2021 School Year will be available online at www.basicfund.org.  The deadline is March 18, 2020. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Applications must be complete to be considered. Complete applications submitted after the March 18 th 
deadline will be awarded periodically through the summer of 2020, if funds become available.
Renewals will also be processed on-line. Families, as well as schools, will be notified early March with instructions on how to renew their scholarship for the 2020-2021 School Year on-line. Deadline for renewals will be mid-April. We will confirm deadline date with details early March.

Holy Rosary Elementary School, a ministry of Holy Rosary Church, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, prayer and truth, provides a quality Catholic education and a foundation for higher learning and service within a diverse community.

We, in partnership with our families, are a faith community which shares its love of God and instills high academic values. We guide students to an understanding of who they are and an appreciation for what they can contribute to the world.