Third grade students at Villa Academy have launched a “Litterless Campaign” to reduce litter and raise awareness of how litter negatively affect the environment. Students are focused on cleaning up the grounds, especially the woods below the school where trash is frequently found.
As part of their campaign, students produced and filmed, “The Littermess Monster, a movie about litter . . . .
Fifth grader, Will J roamed the school with Mrs. Elsner today, as acting Lower School Director. You may have seen him wearing his official “Lower School Director” tee and carrying a clipboard of notes regarding this morning’s meeting with Head of School, Mr. Milroy.
Carpool duty, intercom announcements, and classroom inspections kept Will pretty busy all morning. But, he did find time for a little fun!
Unfortunately for Will, he’s not on the payroll, his special day came courtesy of his parents, the highest bidders for Mrs. Elsner’s experience item at this year’s fundraising auction.
Thanks for all your hard work today Will!
The CYO volleyball playoffs are underway, here are the recent results and the opening weekend of games for the middle school teams:
6th Girls, White — beat St Anthony, 2-0 last night in their opening round match.
They face St Francis Saturday 4/21, 1:00pm @ St Louise in Bellevue.
(A win will result in a game on Sunday 4/22, 3:00pm @ St Anthony in Renton.)
6th Girls, Blue – play Sunday 4/22, 12:00pm @ St Anthony in Renton.
7th Girls — play St Philomena on Saturday 4/21, 11:00am @ Holy Rosary-W Seattle.
(A win will result in a game on Sunday 4/22, 2:00pm @ Holy Rosary, W. Seattle.)
8th Girls — play Holy Rosary-W Seattle on Saturday 4/21, 2:00pm @ St Joseph-Seattle.
(A win will result in a game on Sunday 4/22, 1:00pm @ St Joseph-Seattle.)
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
Save the date! We’re breaking ground for Villa’s new garden.
The creation of a Garden Learning Center (near the garage on the east side of campus) will provide classroom teachers with an authentic outdoor laboratory for a variety of sustainable, hands-on learning projects. From developing seedlings to measuring perimeter and area to observing insect life, the variety of learning opportunities that a garden will provide for students is limitless. In addition to educational value generated by the project, produce from the garden will be harvested directly for use in the Villa kitchen. This will contribute fresh, organic food and install a sense of pride and appreciation for the fruits of hard work and God’s gifts of creation.
At the work party this Saturday, April 21st, we will be building six 3′x10′ raised beds. The garden layout was designed by students. The raised beds will form the letter V for Villa! We will also be tilling nearby soil for additional planting space.
Families and younger siblings are welcome. Please bring gloves. Tools will be provided. We will also provide snacks and water.
Meet up by the garage below the parking lot.
This is a great way for middle school students to earn 2 community service hours toward third trimester.
Spring is here and it’s time to plant! Please come help us get ready and enjoy some time outside with other members of the Villa community!
Jeannie Nichols and Roger Crafts
On March 28th, sixth grade students visited the North Cascades Institute’s Environmental Learning Center to participate in the Mountain School program, a nationally recognized environmental education program that teaches students about the ecosystems, geology and natural and cultural history of the mountains.
Read about their visit HERE