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Welcome back – Classroom Visit Day

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!

Mother Cabrini Italian Dinner

Register now for the Mother Cabrini Italian Dinner on September 21st!

The Riga-Tones!

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!





Food for a Thousand

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!

Villa’s “green” level climbs

A representative from Washington Green Schools visited Villa lunch to congratulate our students, faculty, and staff on our recent Level 2 WA Green Schools Certification. The certification boost is due to all the “green” efforts, particularly for the energy-saving Cool Schools Challenge project that was accomplished this year.

Stephen’s Spirit of Service

Congratulations to Stephen, the recipient of the Community Service “Youth Challenge Award” presented by the Rotary Club of Lynnwood.

Close to 60 students were nominated for awards in the following categories:  Community Service, Courage, Creativity, Environmental Service, Inspiration, Leadership and a Group Award.

Stephen earned the over all award for Community Service and was presented with a plaque, certificate and cash prize by Stan McKenzie and Tim Ryan of the Lynwood Rotary.

Villa Academy is so proud to see students like Stephen honor a spirit of service here at school, as well as out in the larger community.

Way to go Stephen!!

Grandparents Day is here

So many Villa Grandparents play a special part in our students’ lives. We are honored to welcome them to Grandparents Day, a celebration of all that they do to support their grandchildren and the quality education here at Villa Academy!

Friday, May 11th
9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Bridget Church
10:15 a.m. Reception beginning in the Rainbow Theatre, Classroom visits to follow
12:00 p.m. early dismissal
No RSVP Needed

If you have questions please E-mail Marcie Cheung or call 206-729-0219 x 267

Almsgiving to help the students of Kenya

Villa Academy second graders raised $1,032.75 for the students of Gede Angels Primary, a new school on the east coast of Kenya.

The fundraising project began on Ash Wednesday as part of the class’s third trimester service project. During Lent, second grade classes focused on three areas of self-examination:  Fasting (not necessarily from food); Prayer (learning more about prayer through writing); and Almsgiving (service to those in need).

In the spirit of giving, students gave of their free time to do extra service at home to raise money for the needs of the elementary school in Kenya.

With donations from last year, Gade Angels Primary was able to build a new lavatory at the school.  Villa Academy hasn’t heard what this year’s project will be, but students hope to learn before the school year is out.

Thank you to the second grade parents who generosity supported this fundraiser and helped our students learn about sacrifice during Lent.