Weekly Newsletter
October 27, 2019
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Please Pray for
- special intentions we hold in our hearts
-for our school families

-for the souls of our dearly departed
Our Lady of the Rosary 
Pray for Us
St. Dominic, 
Pray for Us

If you have a prayer request, please email [email protected]
P.T.G. Events
Save the Date
Dates & Events
October 27
* 8:45 a.m. 4th Sunday Mass - second collection for the HRS tuition assistance fund - please use the blue collection envelope
* 8:00 a.m. Holy Hotcakes breakfast and boutique/raffle in the Dominican Hall - everyone is welcome!
October 28
October 29
* Pizza Sales (Lunch)
* 3:00 p.m. Musical Theater Rehearsal 
October 30
* 3:00 p.m. School Choir Rehearsal 
October 31
* 8:15 a.m. Halloween Town Hall & Costume Parade
* 12:00 p.m. Minimum Day Dismissal
* 12:00-2:00 p.m. Halloween Carnival for PreK-6th Grades
* 12:00-2:00 p.m. Halloween Social for 7th & 8th Grades
November 1
* 10:00 a.m. All Saints Day Mass prepared by
3rd Grade
* 1:30 p.m. Living Saints Presentation by 8th Grade in the courtyard

November 8
* 8:15 a.m. Veterans Day Town Hall Assembly in the Gym
* 12:00 p.m. Minimum Day Dismissal
* Last day of the 1st Trimester

November 11
- Office Closed, Serendipity Closed - Veteran's Day Holiday
November 13
7:00 p.m. PTG Meeting 
November 22
12:00 p.m. Minimum Day Dismissal

8 Class of 2020 Leading with Faith student leadership at mass this 4th Sunday as active participants.

Winners of the Holy Hotcakes Raffle!

Thank you to our Breakfast Chefs and the Kitchen Crew.  Thank you to all the families who joined us this morning for mass, a delicious breakfast, and fabulous raffles.  Thank you to the school community (kindergarten, first grade, sixth grade and eighth grade) for donating the raffle baskets.  There was much excitement as 
the winners were called!  

Dear Families,

Deacon Charlie's homily is challenging us to take time to understand the importance of prayer and to pause in the day to lift your prayers to God.  Our school mission statement acknowledges that we are partnering with you to share God's love with your children.  Every week, we are sending home a Gospel Family Activity.  The link is shared here in the newsletter under Family Faith Formation.  Your teachers are also sending it home.  We encourage you to take the time to teach your children how to pray and be reflective of the Gospel lessons.  

We pray for our fellow Californians who are affected by the fires and our first responders.   I will be meeting with our Leading With Faith student leaders to plan a service project in support of the communities that have been affected by the fires and what we can do as a school.   

Thursday is Halloween.  I encourage you to take extra precautions as you venture out to trick or treat in the evening.  We offer an alternative to trick or treating with a beautiful Halloween carnival.   There will be a taco truck, pizza wagon, Hawaiian shaved ice and more for sale.  A fun event is planned.  We hope you can join us.  Serendipity closes at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.  If you intend to use Serendipity, please let Mrs. Golinveaux know.  

There are costume guidelines that will be strictly adhered to. Absolutely no masks, blood or gore permitted.  Students who wear leggings must wear a skirt.  

Join us for Friday's 10:00 a.m. mass.  Third grade will present their litany of saints.  It is a holy day of obligation.  We hope to see you!

In partnership,

Mrs. Fely Fajardo

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Price increases after November 8th!

On November 8th, at 10AM, every parent and staff member will receive a text from SchoolMessenger saying "You have been opted-in to receive SMS messages from Diocese of Oakland Schools. To opt out, reply No or Stop."  We hope you will choose to opt in for these messages as SchoolMessenger can be used for emergency communications. If you agree to receive these messages, there is nothing you need to do. If you should have any questions, please let us know.
Extended Care Services only available 12:00-3:00pm on Halloween Day,
Thursday, October 31st!
You must sign up your students
to use services on this day!
Click here to sign up! 
A kindly reminder to send in your bags of candy for the
Halloween Party for PreSchool-6th Grades
Thursday, October 31st, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Attention 7th and 8th Grade Students!
Be sure to complete and send in your form along with your $10 for the
Halloween Social
Thursday, October 31st, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Holy Rosary School
Honors Our Veterans!
Veterans Day Town Hall
Friday, November 8, 2019
8:15 a.m.
(Veterans should arrive no later than 8:00 a.m.)
Do you know a Veteran that would
like to attend this Town Hall?
Please contact the school office by November 6th
with the name, branch and rank
of your Veteran guest.  
Denise Imsand:  (925) 757-1270 ext. 26
or email: [email protected]


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.