Come join us for this year’s musical Little Mermaid, Jr. directed by Shea Salyer with musical direction by Jean Johnson. Auditions for principal roles will be Tuesday, January 21st from 3:15-5:30 in the Rainbow Theater. Twice a week rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, 3:15-5:30 and Thursdays, 3:15-5:30 beginning Tuesday, February 4th. Performance dates will be May 8-10th. Registration is available online and is open to all 3rd-8th graders. More details can be found in the Little Mermaid Information Packet.
To show support for our Seattle Seahawks, students are invited to wear shirts, sweatshirts or tops in Seahawk colors (blue, green, gray and/or white) tomorrow, January 17th. It is a “half free dress” day: colorful tops and regular skirts, skorts, jumpers, pants or shorts.
Seahawks logo shirts/jerseys/sweatshirts are fine, but not necessary – don’t let your student talk you into buying something new tonight! Any shirt in the above colors is great. Of course, this is optional. Students are welcome to wear their regular uniforms.
A full free dress opportunity to support the Seahawks will hopefully come next month! Let’s save the colored wigs and other accessories (like face paint) for then.
American Heart Association
HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Course
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Villa Academy Parlor
Open to: Villa Parents, Faculty/Staff, and Villa 8th Graders
Pre-registration required: Contact Angela Finney, Parent Ed Committee.
Course Fee: $25.00
Instructor: Tony McNair
Villa Parent, Tony McNair, has been a Firefighter/EMT for 10 years. He is an EMS instructor at North Seattle Community College. He has been teaching CPR courses for two years and he is certified to teach American Heart Association Courses.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 4 million injuries and illnesses occur annually
in the workplace, and nearly 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital. Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. In this course, students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.
Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid, CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for 2 years.
• Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Associaton Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• First aid basics
• Medical emergencies
• Injury emergencies
• Environmental emergencies
• Adult CPR and AED use
• Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR
Villa Academy was awarded Eco Schools USA Green Flag – just the second school in Washington state to be so honored – in a ceremony yesterday, recognizing its commitment to environmental sustainability and increasing environmental literacy for its students, faculty and school community.
To win the Green Flag, Villa Academy students and faculty – led by the school’s Green Team – conducted an environmental audit of the school, then created and implemented an Eco-Action plan that focused on reducing consumption and waste, conserving water and energy, caring for our school grounds and promoting outdoor education and experiential learning.
Many schools have implemented the Eco-Schools USA program, some earning Bronze and Silver level awards for their progress. The Green Flag level requires a rigorous combination of environmental audits, curriculum reinvention and internal and external monitoring.
Congratulations to our students and faculty and thank you to Roger Crafts, Norma Jenner and Jeannie Nichols for their leadership in “greening” our school!
The Eco-Schools program is an international network of 38,000 K-12 schools in 51 countries, started in 1994 by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) with support by the European Commission. It was named by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as a model initiative for Education for Sustainable Development in 2003. The National Wildlife Federation was named the stateside host in 2008, thus formally launching Eco-Schools USA.
Tickets are now on sale for Villa’s Masquerade Ball and Auction: MAGIC+MISCHIEF in BLACK+WHITE!! Join us on Friday, March 7 at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel for what will certainly be a party to remember! Purchase your tickets today!
Dear Parents & Colleagues,
Due to the uncertain weather conditions and the likelihood of dangerous driving conditions for many traveling to school, Villa Academy will be closed today, December 20, 2013.
I hope you all have a safe and relaxing Christmas break… I’ll see you in the new year!
John K. Milroy
Head of School