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Wednesday, October 24 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Villa Academy – 5001 NE 50th Street
This event is for parents with children of all ages participating in sports
Tauno Latvala and Scott Bailey of CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) Athletics will be providing a special training session on how parent’s can support the inner Champion in their children. Participation in sports can provide your child with great opportunities to develop physical skills and also learn to work as part of a team. This topic is designed to help parent’s support their child in developing their children’s physical and emotional sportsmanship both on and off the field. It will provide some great resources and guidelines on what parents can to do ensure and support a positive sports environment is created for their children.
Childcare will not be provided.
This event is free and open to all participating Catholic Schools. Please join us and invite your friends.
We hope you can come enjoy our annual Villa Halloween Parade for Kindergarten through Grade Eight on Friday, October 26th at 8:45am! Led by Mr. Milroy, Mrs. Elsner and Mr. Joseph, the parade will wind through the halls and classrooms of Villa. We will travel only on the second and third floors, making it safer for everyone to show off the truly creative costumes that have become legendary in our school. A great place for viewing the parade will be in the main foyer or along the second or third floor hallways. The Parlor is reserved for Kindergarten students and their Grade 8 buddies only. (Preschool students will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31st and will have their own parade for just their classes. Remember, October 31st for Grades K-8, is a regular uniform day.)
Villa Academy costume guidelines for Preschool through Eighth Grade:
- Costumes should be appropriate for a Preschool through Eighth Grade audience in a school environment. Excessive “blood, gore, and wounds”, and accessories such as fake cigarettes, pipes, and lighters are to be left at home and saved for trick-or-treating. Although these can be fun for older students, they can be confusing or frightening for little ones.
- Also to be left at home are all weapons, pretend or real. These include, but are not limited to: guns, axes, scythes, knives, pitchforks, sticks, light sabers, etc. These can be great fun when children go trick- or-treating or attend family parties, but can be dangerous at school.
- Masks and headpieces should also stay at home, unless the wearer’s face is completely visible. They should also allow the owner to easily navigate halls and stairs. (If a parent or adult dresses up when coming to school, please abide by this guideline as well.)
- Finally, we ask your help in making sure that costumes are age appropriate for Villa students, and are not overly revealing (length of skirt, neckline, see-through, etc.) or offensive. Costumes should be comfortable enough (including shoes) for students to parade up and down stairs as well as sit in class.
- Students are welcome to bring free dress clothing to change into after the parade. They may also wear their costumes all day!
Thanks for your help in making sure ALL students have a fun, safe, and happy Halloween!
Middle School students: You are eligible to apply for the Villa Student Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.). Team members are trained to help support faculty and staff in responding to emergency situations, help maintain emergency supplies, and help promote health and safety awareness throughout the school. We will meet the first Tuesday of every month after school for emergency preparedness and first aid trainings, for special guest speakers, and to plan community outreach projects. Community Service hours are offered for attendance at meetings and activities.
To apply to be a part of this elite group, download an application at http://njenner.thevilla.org/
Wednesday, September 26 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Villa Academy – 5001 NE 50th Street
This event is for parents with children in Preschool to 3rd Grade
Melissa Benaroya, LICSW will be sharing some simple ways to help motivate our children. She will provide an interactive experience and discussion around the difference between statements that are enabling and those that are empowering. She will also share some simple ways to foster respect and cooperation by “drawing forth” from our children, which promotes intrinsic motivation. Everyone will walk away with a greater or renewed awareness and a set of tools to help motivate their children!
Melissa Benaroya MSW, LICSW, Certified Gottman Educator is a licensed clinical social worker with an emphasis in children and family services. She is the co-founder of Mommy Matters Seattle. She is also a Certified Gottman Educator offering the Bringing Baby Home Program for families with young children and workshops on Emotion Coaching. Melissa practices as a parenting consultant to groups, and individuals by blending her clinical training with her knowledge of child development and discipline. Her book, The Childproof Parent, was released in December 2011 and can be purchased on Amazon.com. Melissa lives in Seattle with her husband Russell and two children, Maya and Shane.
Childcare will not be provided.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us and invite your friends.
Villa Academy is busy place to be this week. Teachers are back and preparing their classrooms for the return of the school year. The new windows and restored terra cotta look wonderful and the summer projects are wrapping up.
Please join us on Thursday, August 30th 1:30-2:30pm for Classroom Visit Day to meet your teachers and check out your new digs!
Register now for the Mother Cabrini Italian Dinner on September 21st!
This year, we’re celebrating the legacy of Mother Cabrini, her strong Italian roots, and the importance of family. Dinner will be served “family-style” in the Rainbow Theater and Cafeteria.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be a short program featuring Head of School John Milroy and Villa Students, followed by the Italian musical stylings of The RigaTones!
Today Villa Academy 4th grade students celebrated their year long efforts to fight hunger in the greater Seattle community through a series of community service events, by presenting Food Lifeline with a a check for $1,184!
Students have made several visits to Food Lifeline throughout the year and in very heartfelt essays recalled their experience packaging popcorn for distribution to families in need. Many families are considered the “working poor” – hard working people who despite employment, fall short every month.
Thanks to the success of the Fourth Grade’s “Empty Bowl” soup dinner event, where the proceeds from soup and bowl sales were collected on behave of Food Lifeline, more than one thousand people will have food for the entire day!