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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!
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.
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!!
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
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.
Dear Villa Academy Community,
In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all past, present, and future volunteers.
The amount of time and energy volunteers dedicate to our school is incredible! Whether serving lunch, driving on field trips, raising money for the Annual Fund, supervising recess, coaching a sport, organizing the lost and found or uniform exchange, working in the classrooms, serving on the Board of Trustees, Parent Association, or auction committee, and all the other important jobs volunteers do – each and every minute you contribute to Villa Academy makes an amazing difference to the overall educational experience we are able to provide. THANK YOU!!!
Please look for us at drop off Wednesday morning. We will be handing out a delicious treat as a symbol of our appreciation for everything you do.
Thank you so very much for making Villa Academy such a wonderful place.
With warmest regards,
Villa Academy’s Administrative Team
Each student donated a can of food which was brought forth as part of the service and collected for St. Bridget’s Food Bank.
After the service, second grade students carried 2 tubs, 7 heavy baskets, and many bags filled with canned food from school, across the street to St. Bridget’s.
The church was very grateful and explained to our students where the food goes and why it is so badly needed.
Thank you to all the families who donated!