Weekly Newsletter
March 30, 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 industry 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 [email protected]
for the Supplement Pages
P.T.G. Events
Dates & Events
Long Term Dismissal

See live calendar link.
Student Learning Expectations at Home
Student Learning Expectations at Home
Video production by 7th grade student

Dear Holy Rosary Families,                         En Espanol

We are on our ninth day of Sustained Learning.  There has been a flurry of work coming in and going out.  Thank you for coming by the school to pick up your packets and materials.  Your teachers will notify you when it is time to come get your materials.  Today we have materials for Prek, K, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, and some items left from last week's pickup of 5A, 5B and Preschool.  We have complimentary wipes and hand sanitizer out for your use.  Continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands.   It has been a pleasure to say hi to everyone coming by to pick up their materials.  

As we continue to work remotely, I ask that you continue to monitor and support our children while they are on their computers.   Video conferencing has made a significant positive impact on creating a virtual classroom.  I popped into a few Zoom Meetings last week and I have been delighted to see the wonderful interactions the students are having with their teachers and each other.  The negative impact on video conferencing is that now the kids know how to do it.  This can have the potential to be a problem if your child is unsupervised while on video conferencing.  Always be present and help create a safe environment for your child and your family.  It's okay to be in "their space."  That's your space too.

I am collecting family pictures of your week.  Share your family activities - meal time, prayer time, reading together, playing together, family game night.  Whatever you send is perfect!

I pray for you and believe that our faith is lifting us up.  

faith, hope, love and the greatest of these is LOVE. 1 Corinthians 13

In Partnership,

Ms. Fely Fajardo

The school office sends out an Attendance Email at 6:30 a.m.  This communication is to the email listed in PowerSchool.   Please verify your child's attendance during our Long Term Dismissal using your child's class link.  Contact Mrs. Gonzalez at [email protected] for attendance.

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 [email protected].  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.