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The Year of “Willy Wonka”

The cast of Willy Wonka, Jr.

It all began back on October 18, when Shea Salyer, Jean Johnson, and Teri Rutledge began rehearsal for Willy Wonka, Kids (half hour version) with 26 Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders.  After weeks of rehearsals, the cast gave an amazing performance for family and friends and also performed a song for the all school talent show. On January 31 rehearsals began for Willy Wonka, Jr. (70 minute version) with 32 3rd-8th graders. The cast came eager to work and took great creative risks every Tuesday and Thursday in preparation for their performances this week.

The year of Willy Wonka officially comes to a close with this week’s three public performances of Willy Wonka, Jr. Join us on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm, Friday, May 10th at 7pm or Saturday, May 11th at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased ONLINE.

Through the eight months of rehearsals for both productions, the directing team has been constantly surprised and impressed by the cast member’s dedication, energy, and imaginative acting choices. The play offers an amazing opportunity for children across multiple grades to come together as a team to produce a performance piece.

Come join us for a celebration of drama at Villa Academy!

Villa Sports News

Villa Sports News

May 3, 2013

Watts Basketball Summer Camps

Join former UW star and Player Development Specialist Donald Watts for 2 weeks of summer basketball fun! Master the fundamentals of the game and take your skills to the next level all while having a ton of fun. Camps will be held June 17th-21st and July 15th-19th from 9a-12p for grades K-4 and 1-4p for grades 5-8.  Register online. See you there!



Soccer registration and soccer camps and clinic sign ups are now! Registration forms are available online and in the office.  If you’ve already registered, please complete concussion, Late Registration Policy and Code of Conduct forms.


Letter From our Soccer Director:

My name is Cassidy Gray and I am the new Director of Coaching for soccer at Villa Academy.  I want to let you all know about training opportunities this summer.  If you are interested in signing up or would like more information please contact me at

First and foremost, I will be hosting a summer camp at Villa from 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. during the weeks of August 19-23 and 26-30.  I’ve opened a one week pre-registration period due to limited space available (60 spots total, 30 each week.)  At least 40 spots have been reserved for Villa students and another 10 (already sold) have been reserved for some of my top students over the years.  My intention for this is to ensure a skilled and mature foundation which I believe will set a good example for other campers.

In addition to the summer camp I will be running training sessions on campus Wednesdays from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. and Saturdays from 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M..  These are hour sessions for all ages and group sizes range from 1-12.  I highly recommend signing up with friends who have similar skill and ability levels.

Thanks, and I’ll see you on the pitch!


Soccer Coaches Needed

Soccer coaches for most grade levels are needed. Please send me an email or phone me 206-604-4347 if you are interested. I can discuss with you the CYO requirements and more. We will also have coaching clinics available from Cassidy before the season, dates to follow.

Summer Camp Schedule

At long last, we have finalized our summer camp schedule. We will be offering a total of six tennis and four golf camps. Registration for all camps except for those at the Ballard Boys and Girls Club will soon be available on our website. Here is the schedule:

June 17-22, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Tennis Camp at Ballard BGC
June 24-29, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - Golf Camp at Ballard BGC
July 8-12, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Tennis at Magnolia Park
July 8-12, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Golf at Green Lake Pitch & Putt
July 8-12, 1:00-4:00 PM – Tennis at Lower Woodland
July 15-19, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Tennis at Magnolia Park
July 29-August 2, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Golf at Villa Academy
July 29-August 2, 1:00-4:00 PM – Tennis at Laurelhurst Park
August 5-9, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Golf at Villa Academy
August 5-9, 1:00-4:00 PM – Tennis at Laurelhurst Park

Cost for all camps except for the Ballard BGC camps is $175 per session. If you register your child for both golf and tennis in the same week, we will provide a free lunch. Register before May 15 and get $15 off of your registration. Use the coupon code EARLYBIRDSEA.

Registration for the Ballard camps is available online.


It’s Bike to School Month at Villa Academy

Villa Academy’s Green Team and S.E.R.T., together with the

Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation

invite you to join our team for


Bike to School Month

May 2013

May is Bike to School Month, designed to encourage bicycle commuting, mentor new riders and foster a love of bicycling. When you bike to school you can:

  • Help your child become a safe, knowledgeable and independent cyclist.
  • Create daily exercise habits that help keep your child active and healthy.
  • Reduce car traffic and air pollution!

Because every child cannot cycle safely ride to school, and because the “work” that kids do also includes sports, music lessons, trips to the library, play dates, etc., trips for Bike to School Month can include any trip made by bicycle somewhere he or she needs to go, one round-trip per day. Other traffic reducing alternatives such as walking or carpooling with another family are also welcome if bicycling is not possible. Please circle which specific activity you complete each day on the calendar.

Everyone who participates at least once wins a prize based on their level of participation! Participants who bike are eligible for prizes from the Cascade Bicycle Club.


Reduce your carbon footprint by participating with Villa!


It’s easy! Download the Bike to School Calendar and track each day that you ride, walk or carpool. Turn in your completed calendar to the Main Office ATTN: Ms. Jenner by Monday, June 3.  We’ll add your trips to our school total and deliver your prizes.

For more information check out Cascade’s websitecontact the Cascade Bicycle Club at or email Ms. Jenner.

Celebrate Dos de Mayo!

The Villa Board of Trustees wants to thank you, our entire parent community, for generously volunteering your time, your talent, and your treasure that have supported the school in so many ways this year.

Please join us for an adults-only Dos de Mayo fiesta on Thursday, May 2, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the covered play court. We’ll have a taco truck, beer, margaritas…and fun, of course. Come and mingle with fellow parents and chat with Board Members. We’re celebrating YOU, so don’t miss it!

“The Birds, The Bees and Kids”

Join us on Monday, April 29, 7-8:30 p.m. at Villa Academy for a presentation by Amy Lang. Amy, a well-known parent educator, therapist, and author, will discuss three simple tips that even smart parents need to take the sting out of the Birds and the Bees talk. You will learn how to start and continue the conversation. You will understand better why your parents’ approach may not have been successful and how you can do it differently. You will leave the discussion feeling more confident and inspired to keep the conversation going. This event is free and open to the public.

Grandparents Day

We look forward to welcoming Grandparents to Villa Academy on Friday, May 10.  The day will begin with Mass at St. Bridget at 9am followed by a reception, classroom visits and more fun at Villa. Please see the Grandparent Day Invite for all the details and to RSVP.

Coins for a Cause Update

We are so proud of our Villa preschoolers who not only met, but surpassed the goal of their recent Coins for a Cause service project!  The preschoolers raised a total of $2,759.85 (their goal was $1,500) for the Wuqu’ Kawoq Maya Health Alliance to provide food and medicine for Levi, a severely malnourished Guatemalan baby with congenital deformities of his hands and feet.

Dr. Peter reported that Levi has already gained quite a bit of weight and they are very happy with his progress.  You can see the difference in his “before and after” pictures to the left.

Great job, preschoolers!

For more information about Coins for a Cause, Levi, and how you can help, please Read More>>>