Archive for the ‘Community’ Category
In our main foyer each year, we display a lovely Christmas tree. Beautiful ornaments, donated by our Kindergarten students and their families, adorn this tree. In the spirit of Christmas tradition, once again we have invited our Kindergarten students to choose or make a small ornament for our Villa tree.
Students may begin to bring their ornaments on Wednesday, December 5. If you would like to hang your ornament with Mr. Milroy, be sure to drop in between 8:15 and 8:30am on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Many families choose the ornament together, picking something that is symbolic or special to their child, and hang it on the tree together. Every ornament has the child’s name on the back, so when the class reaches 8th Grade, the students can find their ornaments on the tree and remember when they were in Kindergarten.
The Villa Christmas tree stays up until the Feast of the Epiphany and our return to school. Next time you are in the building, please stop and enjoy this very special Villa Tradition that began nine years ago!
Villa Academy cordially invites you to the annual evening Christmas concert Thursday, November 29.
Please join us for a lively holiday performance by the Villa Band and friends.
Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies, and holiday carols will follow the concert which starts at 6:30pm in the Theatre. For more information, please contact Marcie Cheung
On Thursday, November 15, fourth grade students visited the Food Lifeline distribution center in Shoreline. They toured the facility and learned about how Food Lifeline receives all of its food from contributions and distributes it to food banks in all of western Washington. The need in the Seattle area is high and food banks struggle to keep up with the growing lines at local food banks. Fourth grade students will return to Food Lifeline two more times to help package food donations.
The Preschool will begin its Community Service project on Monday, November 26. The Mitten Tree project will run through Friday, December 7. All donations will benefit First Place School, a school for homeless children in the Seattle area.
Preschool Families are invited to donate NEW mittens, gloves, hats, socks, scarves and /or gift certificates that will be given to families at First Place School. Donations can be brought to school any day until December 7th.
This week, Grade 6 students spearheaded the St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Food Drive in conjunction with St. Bridget Parish. They consolidated collection boxes and bags throughout the school – 63 boxes of nonperishable items in total!
A new twist this year: Middle School Advisory groups participated in a structure building competition. The competition entailed creating free-standing structures out of the donated food collected by each Middle School advisory group. Winners will be selected in two categories: the tallest structure and the most creative structure.
The winner of each category wins a free dress day!!
Ms. Reznicek/Ms.Sprute’s Advisory won “Most Creative” (below)
Ms. Pothier’s Advisory won “Tallest Structure” but sadly no photo of their creation was captured.
Grade 6 students made sandwiches to be delivered to St. Francis House. This is an ongoing community service project. Students prepare sandwiches for delivery once a month.
Using 24 loaves of bread students assembled a grand total of 250 sandwiches! Thank you Geri Henling for transporting the sandwiches this month!
A 5th grade tradition continues! Students in Mrs. Jones and Mr. Richey’s classes made pumpkin pies for the 26th annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Matt Talbot Center – a recovery center for the homeless, addicted and mentally ill located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.
Students paired up to begin assembling pies. Each team rolled out their pie crust, occasionally dusting the dough with flour and constructively debating the appropriate thickness. Mrs. Jones demonstrated how to use a rolling pin to drape the dough over the pie pan and fit it snuggly to the pan’s interior. The class completed this step and then moved on to the pie filling.
The fundamental mission of the Matt Talbot Center is to provide individuals and families the opportunity to overcome obstacles that hinder self-sufficiency. The center offers hope, services and support to those in need. Members are provided with the tools and opportunities to restore productivity and self-sufficiency to their lives and to reestablish relationships with their families.
Members of Holy Rosary Parish, Edmonds, have sponsored this event for many years, and the Villa Academy 5th graders are excited to provide “the trimmings” for this special dinner.