Grow your gift to Villa Academy by participating with The Seattle Foundation on May 15 in their third annual GiveBIG – a one-day, online charitable giving event. Each credit card donation made to Villa Academy via the Seattle Foundation website between midnight and midnight (Pacific Daylight Time) on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, will be stretched further thanks to The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors, who will match a share of every contribution. Please plan to donate on May 15!
Don’t Forget to RSVP
We are looking forward to welcoming Grandparents to Villa Academy on May 10! Please be sure to RSVP to Marcie Cheung.
E.D.P. on Grandparents Day
E.D.P. will be open from noon-5pm on Grandparents Day, Friday, May 10. Please register by noon on Wednesday, May 8. Students attending E.D.P. on that day should bring a nut-free lunch as the cafeteria will be closed.
New this year will be a photo booth for kids, parents, and grandparents! You provide the smiles and we’ll provide the props! Open from 11:45 a.m – 1:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Bridget
10:10 a.m. Walk over to Rainbow Theater to pick up nametags
10:15 a.m. Coffee & cookies available under Covered Playground
10:20 a.m. Spring Concert from the Villa Band
10:30 a.m. Song and Dance from the cast of Willy Wonka
10:40 a.m. 8th Grade students lead Grandparents to classrooms
11:30 a.m. Preschool students dismissed from class
11:50 a.m. Grandparents return to Rainbow Theater
12:00 p.m. K-8 students dismissed from class
A detailed schedule of special events and classroom activities can be found here.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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.
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!
Viking Sports News from Cope Miller:
Jerseys, Jerseys, Jerseys: First call for volleyball uniforms, please get them in as soon as you can. Plus, we are still missing 10 soccer and 18 basketball jerseys. We would much rather have them all back versus having to purchase more to replace them! Thanks for your help.
Current Athletics: We are now in the middle of our baseball and ultimate Frisbee seasons. We also have clinics in Watts Basketball, Cassidy’s Soccer, and golf and tennis available now. If you want to sign up for one of these clinics, please call me. Lots of choices for everyone!
Soccer: Registration has begun. Please sign up as soon as possible, so we can register for the appropriate number of teams. We are looking for coaches, so if you coached last year and want to return, please let me know. Plus, we are always looking for others willing to help, so new coaches also welcome!
Villa Academy Sports Offerings: We are proud to offer the following programs and activities to our Villa Students and community:
CYO Sports Programs:
- Soccer: Boys and Girls grades 1-8
- Cross Country: Boys and Girls grades K-8
- Basketball: Boys and Girls grades 4-8
- Volleyball: Boys and Girls grades 5-8
- Track and Field: Boys and Girls grades 4-8
- Baseball: grades 5-8
Villa Sports Activities:
- Watts Basketball Camps and Clinics
- Cassidy Gray Soccer Camps and Clinics
- Ultimate Frisbee grades 6-8
- Tennis Clinics
- Golf Clinics
If you have any suggestions for sporting activities, please give me a call or an email.
Thanks, Cope Miller
AD Villa Academy