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Hunger has been the focus of the 4th graders community service throughout this school year. Partnering with Food Lifeline, they learn about the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger both locally and globally. But, students don’t just learn about hunger, they become part of the solution. Multiple field trips to the Food Lifeline facility in Shoreline gives them the opportunity to directly impact those in need by helping to prepare products for distribution to local food banks, shelters and meal programs.
In addition, both 4th grade classes plan an Empty Bowls soup dinner to increase awareness about hunger and raise money for Food Lifeline. This dinner for 4th grade families includes vegetables planted and harvested by students in the school garden, as well as handmade clay bowls created in art class.
Last week 4th graders visited Food Lifeline for a final time to present their donation to Linda Nageotte, President and CEO of Food Lifeline.
We are so proud of their dedication to this cause and for continuing the great tradition of service at Villa Academy! Great job, Ms. Southern, Ms. Rutledge and 4th graders!
Each January the Villa preschool students and their buddies create beautiful Valentines. These decorated hearts are then assembled to make a Valentine Garland. The Valentine Garland is presented to Children’s Hospital and is prominently hung for all to enjoy.
The students learn about the hospital and its special patients so they can better understand how these valentines cheer up the sick children during their hospital stay and the hardworking hospital staff.
Thank you for being
such a wonderful
Happy Valentine’s Day
From the Preschool
Villa Academy is celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 27 – February 2. Each day of this special week Villa celebrates a different core value of our Cabrinian tradition.
Today we celebrate our neighbors. Villa Middle School students assembled and will deliver primroses and thank you notes to all of the neighbors near our school. Students at all grade levels participate throughout the school year in age appropriate Community Service projects.
Kindergarten will be supporting the Ronald McDonald House by creating a heartfelt Garland of Gloves. The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families who have children receiving treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Beginning Wednesday, January 23 and running through Friday, February 1, Kindergarten classes will be collecting new gloves, hats, mittens, and scarves of all sizes to keep these families warm during the winter months.
Rindee Ashcraft, Ph.D. and Brady Miller Ph.D. will be conducting a talk that will address computer safety and how and why to keep your children safe during technology use. We will discuss some easy steps you can take to keep your kids safe while helping them better navigate the world of technology and the internet.
Childcare will not be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us and invite your friends.
Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Villa Academy – 5001 NE 50th Street
This event is for parents with children of all ages.