Each January the Villa preschool students and their buddies create beautiful Valentines. These decorated hearts are then assembled to make a Valentine Garland. The Valentine Garland is presented to Children’s Hospital and is prominently hung for all to enjoy.
The students learn about the hospital and its special patients so they can better understand how these valentines cheer up the sick children during their hospital stay and the hardworking hospital staff.
Thank you for being
such a wonderful
Happy Valentine’s Day
From the Preschool
Families attended an Open House to showcase 5A student PowerPoint slideshows (with animation and sound) on Monday, January 28. Thank you to all who attended.
5B students will present their slideshows on Thursday, February 7 from 2:45-3:15.
This project is complex and the PowerPoint slideshows are so well designed that 5th Grade students are to be congratulated for their perseverance. Students gathered photos of their state using Encyclopedia Britannica’s Image Quest. They used World Book Online and other sites to research their state’s economy, geography, culture, and climate. They organized copious facts about their state using a “mind map” created in Inspiration. Rough drafts were printed, proofread, corrected, re-printed and corrected again to be ready for the Open House presentations.
Whether or not you have a student in this class, if you are in the building Thursday, February 7th from 2:45 – 3:15, please stop by the Computer Lab!
The projects are top notch, but equally impressive is the students’ confidence with technology, their ability to present their work and explain how the computer programs aided their research.
Villa Academy is celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 27 – February 2. Each day of this special week Villa celebrates a different core value of our Cabrinian tradition.
Today we celebrate our neighbors. Villa Middle School students assembled and will deliver primroses and thank you notes to all of the neighbors near our school. Students at all grade levels participate throughout the school year in age appropriate Community Service projects.
Kindergarten will be supporting the Ronald McDonald House by creating a heartfelt Garland of Gloves. The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families who have children receiving treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Beginning Wednesday, January 23 and running through Friday, February 1, Kindergarten classes will be collecting new gloves, hats, mittens, and scarves of all sizes to keep these families warm during the winter months.
Rindee Ashcraft, Ph.D. and Brady Miller Ph.D. will be conducting a talk that will address computer safety and how and why to keep your children safe during technology use. We will discuss some easy steps you can take to keep your kids safe while helping them better navigate the world of technology and the internet.
Childcare will not be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us and invite your friends.
Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Villa Academy – 5001 NE 50th Street
This event is for parents with children of all ages.
ONE MORE WEEK to sign-up for volleyball! Registration form available here. I still need coaches as well as players to help fill out our volleyball season. I will be assigning coaches to teams after I get the final numbers, and learn from coaches what grade level is best for them to coach. At this point, I have 2 coaches; we currently have only 22 players (across the four grade levels) signed up.
What fun the players all had at Donald Watts Basketball Camp! They learned so much in the three-day camp, January 2-4. Donald is a great instructor and really wonderful with the kids. We had over 55 kids sign up and play for three hours for three days, and I could see the improvement in each and every one of them. Their new skills were apparent in this past weekend’s games, as they seemed much more confident and willing to try out their new skills.
HOOPS CLINICS – In the Villa Gym with Donald Watts
K-2 Grade- Fridays, January 18 and 25 – 7:00pm-8:00pm
3-5th Grade- Mondays, January 14 and 28 – 7:30-8:30pm
6-8th Grade- Tuesdays, January 15, 22 and 29 – 7:30-8-30pm
Sign up now via the Watts Basketball website; this will be great extra time on the court improving your game and having fun with your friends
206-729-0219 ext 284