Not sure what to look for when checking your child’s head?
Wish someone could demonstrate thorough combing techniques?
Come and learn from the experts! Wednesday, December 7, at 2:15-3:15pm in the Theater.
Lice Knowing You, a local lice removal company, will be in the Villa Theater after dismissal and will check your child’s head for signs of lice*, or demonstrate to you the right way to comb through your child’s hair to check for signs of lice. And they will answer your questions about various lice treatments. We encourage you to meet your child at 2:15 on Wednesday, December 7, and stop by the Theater for a demonstration or conversation, or head check, with Nancy Gordon and her team! Thank you Nancy for donating your time and expertise!
* If you would like your child’s head checked please comb out the hair first so hair is tangle free.
Lice are a regular, unavoidable part of the environment, and as a community, we can all help prevent the spread of by checking heads regularly throughout lice season.
“Combing is a scientifically reliable method to remove all lice and nits – which is another way to say it can end an infestation – literally. Combing is the safest and most cost effective approach that accomplishes what chemicals cannot. It enables families to be self-reliant, proactive, and preventive. It allows for regular screening and early detection which makes the combing approach even more practical and realistic.
While chemical treatments, pediculicides, and broad spectrum antibiotics develop resistance and potentially adverse health effects, nothing compares to the kindness of a comb.”
-The National Pediculosis Association, Inc.
We hope to see many of our families take advantage of this opportunity. Students must visit the Theater with a parent. EDP counselors are not available to supervise or accompany students to the Theater. Thank you!
At this morning’s middle school assembly, Sounder FC defender Taylor Graham, player number 26, visited with students in the theater. After presenting Mr. Milroy and the girls with their own team scarf, Graham introduced himself and talked about growing up and playing soccer.
He spoke about the disappointment he felt after not being recruited to play college ball and described his uphill battle to become a walk-on “practice player” for Stanford and later, in his Senior year, a starter.
Graham told Villa student about his indecision to choose a college major, but that by simply taking the classes he enjoyed, the right major eventually chose him. Through his study of International Relations, Graham picked up basic Spanish, a skill that has since earned him a role as the unofficial translator for several of his Hispanic teammates.
Graham joked about his unglamorous draft – there was no press conference or ceremonial presentation of a jersey – rather, Graham sat at his desk in his college dorm room pressing the refresh button on his computer with high hopes of seeing his name make the list. His hopes came through and he was drafted to the 2003 Kansas City team.
Students were interested to know who Graham hangs out with now and what he does when he’s not on the field. Not surprisingly, Graham is good friends with the other guys on the team, he is also a big Seahawks fan and in his free time plays a little basketball and ping-pong.
After the assembly, seventh graders had a chance to see Graham’s basketball skills in person. He accompanied students to P.E. and after signing autographs, stuck around to shoot some hoops.
Graham’s last stop was Mr. Repanich’s fourth grade math class for another round of autographs and even a few hugs!
November 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Parlor
It’s movie night and this one is free. This film throws light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that sells kids and their parents everything from junk food to the family car. Drawing on insights of health care professionals, children’s advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world.
This movie screening is free, open to the public and for parents with children of all ages.
Childcare will not be provided.
Parents, Staff, Faculty and Students,
The Fall Book Fair, which we coordinated with the University Book Store, was a huge success! Your purchases earned approximately $1,200 for the purchase of books for the Villa Library. We hope you enjoy the books you purchased. We know our students will enjoy the new books we purchased for our library with the book fair proceeds. We are also especially thankful for the many “Wish List” books that you purchased for the library. Villa children will enjoy a variety of new books for years to come, due to your generosity.
Many thanks are offered to our wonderful volunteers! These parents helped the students with book selection, estimating the cost of purchases, counting money and making change. A special “thank you” goes to the following volunteers: Laurie A, Wendy G, Amy F, Niti S, and Tania L.
Special events like the book fair could not happen without Villa’s Facilities Department personnel. We truly appreciate the “behind-the-scenes” efforts, including putting up banners, setting up tables, and helping to load and unload books.
The staff and management at University Book Store were extremely supportive and knowledgeable. The book selection was perfect for Villa’s clientele. It is always a pleasure partnering with an independent bookstore for this event. When you are in the U District, stop by their store on the Avenue, and enjoy the incredible selection and customer service!
Again, many thanks to all the Villa families, friends, staff and faculty who contributed to the success of the Fall Book Fair!
The girls are holding a coat drive to benefit the St. Francis House, and will be collecting clean, gently used coats in all sizes from baby to adult, through November 22.
Look for the girl scouts at drop-off, or leave your donated jackets in the collection boxes will on floors 1-3 near the north stairwell and in the Parent Lounge starting November 14th.
Brighten the holiday season with the purchase of a beautiful poinsettia and help support the 7th and 8th grade spring trip to France as they study French at the Centre Mediterraneen d’Etudes Francaises, in Cap d’Ail.
Poinsettias come in five festive colors and make wonderful holiday hostess gifts for just $16!
Not sure what color to choose? Samples will be on display in the foyer. Come and take a look before placing your order.
Order by Tuesday, November 22, 2011 (firm deadline)
Pick up on Thursday, December 8, 2011 (3:00-6:00PM)
Have you noticed the mysterious white dome that was recently erected below the parking lots?
What is it?
Where did it come from?
We are excited to announce the Garden Learning Center, a project funded by a Villa Parent Association Grant and recently assembled by the Villa Green Team. The green house will be used to sprout seeds for the adjacent garden beds and as an educational tool for multiple grade levels.
(We ask the curious to look but not touch the structure.)
Third and Sixth grade students in particular will use the new structure in their study of nutrition, digestion and sustainability. On Monday November 14th, both grade levels will venture to Old Chaser Farm on Vashon Island, an organic farm purchased by the Roberts Family as part of
a sustainable farming project with a local Seattle restaurant.
Students will have the opportunity to tour the farm, meet farm manager, Pierre Monnat and restaurant owner, Matthew Dillon to discuss sustainability goals and learn hands-on farming practices that can be adopted at Villa Academy.
The field trip will encourage thought and planning for our joint garden community service project this winter and spring. This project is intended not only to teach nutrition and sustainability, but also to highlight the importance of giving back to our local and global community.
Catholic Social Teaching includes our responsibility to care for the world’s resources as stewards and trustees, rather than mere consumers and users. Meeting human needs today and in the future demands owners, managers, and regulators of all resources, especially those required for the production of food have an increased sense of stewardship and conservation.