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New Uniform Sweatshirts FAQ

Everything You Need to Know About New Villa Sweatshirts 

As many of you have asked and inquired, the Spirit Store is beginning the process of adding our new logo to our uniform Villa Sweatshirts. We have done a few mock ups of them and they look great. It’s a fantastic way to show our Villa pride and get the word out about our amazing school. Listed below are some questions that will help make this new sweatshirt transition easier.

Q: “When are the sweatshirts with the new logos going to be available?”
A: We will begin ordering all uniform sweatshirts with the new logo beginning this summer or when inventory is out. (All special order items such as middle school sweatshirts will still have the Viking.)

Q: “What are you going to do with all the new sweatshirts you have in inventory with the old logo?”
A: A: I’m so glad you asked….for those of you who love the old logo or for those of you hoping to save a bit of money, all old logo uniform youth crewneck sweatshirts will be $15 and youth hoodies will be $20. Adult sized crews will be $20 and adult hoodies will be $25. It’s a fire sale! So support the VPA by helping us sell these sweatshirts to make room for the new ones. Fill out your order forms and all forms received between 4/7/14 and end of school will be billed at the above prices. These prices are good as long as we have inventory in stock and after the new sweatshirts are ordered prices will be set back at the normal rate.

Q: “Can I still wear my old logo uniform sweatshirts even after the new logo sweatshirts come out?”
A: Of course you can! You can hand them down or pick them up in the uniform exchange for as long as you like.

Q: “What about the Viking Logo? Is that going away?”
A: Heck NO! The Viking logo will still remain on all of our spirit gear, sporting items, and on special order items such as middle school sweatshirts. Go Vikings!

Q: “I have seen those completely awesome socks around the hallways, can I still order those?”
A: Why yes…yes you can! Get your orders in ASAP to have the coolest Villa socks around!

If you have any questions about the sweatshirts and the new logos please do not hesitate to ask. You can email Alethia Mead or Julie Jablonski or you can go to the big guns and email Amanda Peterson.

Thanks again for your understanding and patience during this transition. We hope that you will love your new sweatshirts and that you will want to stock up on the old ones.

- Alethia and Julie


ADD: What Parents Need to Know

VillaTALKS presents “Attention Deficit Disorder: What Parents Need to Know” on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Parlor.  Jessica Cabodi, Pediatrician with the Poly Clinic in Seattle, will speak to parents about Attention Deficit Disorder. She will go through the medical evaluation process and treatment strategies that are being used to effectively treat this condition in children.  The event is free and open to the public.  All parents and teachers are welcome.

VillaTALKS: Keeping Your Kids Safe

VillaTALKS presents “How to Keep Your Kids Safe” by Kim Estes of Savvy Parents-Safe Kids on January 30, 7 – 9 p.m in the Parlor. The event is free and open to the public. All parents and teachers are welcome. Topics to be covered include cell phones, sleepovers, neighborhood safety, “home alone” readiness, and the do’s and don’ts of safety.

VillaTalks Offers First Aid/CPR/AED Class

American Heart Association
HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Course
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Villa Academy Parlor


Open to: Villa Parents, Faculty/Staff, and Villa 8th Graders
Pre-registration required: Contact Angela Finney, Parent Ed Committee.
Course Fee: $25.00

Instructor: Tony McNair
Villa Parent, Tony McNair, has been a Firefighter/EMT for 10 years.   He is an EMS instructor at North Seattle Community College.  He has been teaching CPR courses for two years and he is certified to teach American Heart Association Courses.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 4 million injuries and illnesses occur annually

in the workplace, and nearly 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital.  Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond  to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS)  arrives. In this course, students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.

Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid, CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for 2 years.

Course Covers:
• Key changes reflecting the new science from the  2010 American Heart Associaton Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

• First aid basics

• Medical emergencies

• Injury emergencies

• Environmental emergencies

• Adult CPR and AED use

• Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR

VPA Presents Race to Nowhere

Race to NowhereThe VPA is hosting a screening of the film, Race to Nowhere on Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m. in the Rainbow Theater.

Race To Nowhere features the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. After the screening there will be a discussion with a panel of local educators including Villa’s own James Joseph.

This event is open to the public. Advance tickets are available online for $10 or at the door for $15.

Auction 2014

Auction 2014Magic+Mischief in Black+White 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Villa Academy’s Auction and Masquerade Ball
will be held in the Spanish Ballroom at the beautiful Fairmont Olympic Hotel

This will be a party to remember…

Put on your black or white cocktail attire and don a mask

Cocktails, incredible auction items, elegant food, and fabulous Fund-A-Need

Stay for a rocking after-party and delicious treats in the Spanish Foyer

The photo booth is back by popular demand

The Fairmont Olympic is extending a deeply discounted room rate
to all Villa parents, so plan to stay the night 


Mark your calendars for March 7. Don’t miss this extraordinary event!

Mother Cabrini Wants You to Eat Pasta!

The Villa Parent Association invites you to the fall’s biggest family event:

The Mother Cabrini Italian Dinner

The Date: September 27
The Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Dinner served until 6:45)
The Place: Villa’s Rainbow Theater and Cafeteria
The Price: $10 single tickets, $40 for a family
of four or more

Tickets available ONLINE ONLY.
Click here to purchase today! 

Dinner will be served buffet style this year, including wine for the adults and plenty of activities for the kids. New families are especially welcome, so come one, come all!