From Caitlin and Rachael (6B):
Old Chaser Farm was an amazing experience! Not only did we get to do hands on work, but we also got to explore the farm with our guides! The sixth and third grade students really got involved and learned new and interesting facts about the farm!
Personally, my favorite part was seeing the animals. They were soooo cute! Except, there was a lot of poop. I also loved making apple cider. It was amazingly delicious. Oh, and then there was the gardening part. We got to uproot cabbages. I have never done that. It totally rocked!!! Really, over all I just loved our trip.
To sum everything up, it was a fantastic experience and I would love to go again! Both the third and the sixth grade loved the trip and we will never forget it!!!
Villa Academy’s annual student talent show, hosted by the Student Council, is coming soon! All K-8 students are welcome to audition. Share your talent with the rest of the Villa Community! We welcome dancers, singers, comedians, musicians, magicians – whatever it is that you do best!
In order to participate, students must audition on the scheduled audition day. No exceptions – we cannot accommodate individual scheduling requests. Auditions will run in grade order and performers must be available for the entire time block. Similarly, the rehearsal will run in the order set by the Student Council and performers must be available for the entire time block.
Talent Show Registration Form: due Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Time: 2:15PM – 5:00PM, in K-8 grade order Place: Lunchroom
Date: Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 Time: 2:15PM – 4:15PM Place: Gym
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Time: TBA Place: Gym
4th Girls — lost to Sacred Heart, 18-10.
4th Boys — beat St Catherine, 22-12.
5th Girls — lost to Holy Family-Kirkland, 22-16.
5th Boys — lost to Our Lady of the Lake, 20-17.
6th Girls — lost to Lakeside, 15-14 (in overtime)
7th Girls — lost to Holy Family-Kirkland, 16-13.
8th Girls — Holy Rosary-Edmonds,
GO VIKINGS !!!
As members of Villa Academy, we are truly fortunate to have such a caring and compassionate community. It is a blessing to be able to share this special gift with the greater community by extending our support to those who find themselves alone or in need this time of year.
With Christmas on its way, Villa Academy is finding the holiday spirit by participating in a variety of service projects and lending a hand to folks who could use a little extra help this season. From preparing holiday craft kits for the patients at Children’s Hospital to collecting clothes and toys for family-aid organizations, Villa students of all ages are celebrating the joy of Christmas by giving to others.
What students have been up to lately:
- The season of giving got a kick-start this November as sixth grade students led the annual all-school Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting over 50 boxes of food and toiletries for donation to St. Vincent de Paul.
- Sixth graders rolled up their sleeves again – this time, to avoid getting sticky and to help the St. Francis House by preparing individually wrapped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the hungry.
- Villa Girl Scouts recently warmed our hearts as they worked hard to help keep families at the St. Francis House warm by hosting a coat drive. The inspiring shouts you may have heard at morning crosswalk paid off with a total collection of 400 coats!
- Middle School religion classes helped spread a little Christmas cheer by making holiday decoration to help brighten the halls and the spirits of Providence Regina House families.
- Preschool and Kindergarten students have been working hard to decorate their mitten trees and a garland of gloves. Even the littlest hands here at Villa are making a big difference by donating these mittens and gloves to families in need at Seattle’s First Place School and the Ronald McDonald House.
- Today, our second grade students personally delivered 200 craft kits for young patients at Children’s Hospital. Each handmade craft kit will provide a little holiday entertainment for a hospitalized child this season.
- And, in the final week before Christmas vacation, student council will be wrapping up their Adopt-a-Family gift drive, by wrapping and labeling presents donated by each grade level to the Providence Regina House.
CYO volleyball registration is now open for girls and boys in grades 5 through 8.
The deadline is Friday January 20, 2012 (one week earlier than last season). All late registrations will incur a $20 late fee. Students who have not participated in a CYO sport need to complete the Annual CYO forms in addition to the Volleyball Registration Form
Questions about registration can be directed to John Widzgowski, Villa A.D.