Mother Cabrini Italian Dinner

Register now for the Mother Cabrini Italian Dinner on September 21st!

The Riga-Tones!

This year, we’re celebrating the legacy of Mother Cabrini, her strong Italian roots, and the importance of family. Dinner will be served “family-style” in the Rainbow Theater and Cafeteria.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be a short program featuring Head of School John Milroy and Villa Students, followed by the Italian musical stylings of The RigaTones!





Summer Work

Caution!Summer work on the campus is well underway! If you have visited the campus since school dismissed, you will have seen that the building cleanup and window restoration projects are going well. You will also have  experienced the new entry routes that have been setup to assure safety during the restoration.

We are very excited to see the work progressing so well. The windows have been removed for restoration, maintaining the classic 9 over 9 pane windows. The terracotta trim is cleaning up nicely to a wonderful shiny white that looks gorgeous against the red brick.

The Extended Day Program space is positively glowing with the new floors installed. The Summer program is being coordinated from the Rainbow Theatre during the work.

There is a lot to see; please be mindful of the signs and equipment if you come to campus. At this time we are using the doors from the playground to the  theater hallway and asking people to park away from the building in order to keep the drop-off area clear for the work equipment.

Have a wonderful summer!


Food for a Thousand

Today Villa Academy 4th grade students celebrated their year long efforts to fight hunger in the greater Seattle community through a series of community service events, by presenting Food Lifeline with a a check for $1,184!

Students have made several visits to Food Lifeline throughout the year and in very heartfelt essays recalled their experience packaging popcorn for distribution to families in need. Many families are considered the “working poor” – hard working people who despite employment, fall short every month.

Thanks to the success of the Fourth Grade’s “Empty Bowl” soup dinner event, where the proceeds from soup and bowl sales were collected on behave of Food Lifeline, more than one thousand people will have food for the entire day!

2012 Time Capsule

Today after Baccalaureate Mass, graduating eighth grade students buried the 2012 time capsule – not to be opened until 2028!!

Villa’s “green” level climbs

A representative from Washington Green Schools visited Villa lunch to congratulate our students, faculty, and staff on our recent Level 2 WA Green Schools Certification. The certification boost is due to all the “green” efforts, particularly for the energy-saving Cool Schools Challenge project that was accomplished this year.

Good Bye Class of 2012

Villa Academy eighth grade students have shared years of happy memories – many they will recall in the coming days as they celebrate their history at Villa and prepare to leave for new experiences and continued success in high school!

Next week, Villa Academy pays tribute to our graduating 8th graders with the following celebrations:

Join us for these events:

Tuesday, June 5:

1:20 p.m. – Grade 8 Recognition Ceremony, St. Bridget Church
2:30 p.m. – Grade 8 Slide Show, Villa Theater

Thursday, June 7:

10:00 a.m. – Baccalaureate Liturgy, St.Bridget Church
Following liturgy – Time Capsule, Villa front lawn
7:00 p.m. – Graduation Ceremony, St. Bridget Church

Family BBQ and Field Day Details

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 13. All Villa families are invited to enjoy a family BBQ lunch. After lunch, students will enjoy field day and then be dismissed at the regular time, 2:15pm.

You will enjoy fabulous BBQ fare prepared by our amazing Villa Kitchen crew:   
Hot Dogs or Burgers, (beef, garden, chicken)
Corn on the cob
Water, juice, milk
Ice cream treats

BBQ Logistics:

Preschool Parents- Please watch for an email from your child’s teacher. We hope you all plan to join us at the BBQ.

Students in Grades K-4 will be dismissed to the BBQ at 11:50am. Parents, if you will be attending the BBQ with your child (and we hope you do plan to join the fun), please pick up your child in the classroom at 11:45am.

Students in Grades 5-7 will be dismissed at Noon and will meet families outside.

At 12:35, a bell will signal students in Grades K-7 to go to the field and begin Field Day activities at 12:45pm. Students will return to class at 2:00pm with regular Wednesday dismissal at 2:15pm.

Thank You

The Villa Lunch Program would like to acknowledge the following “graduating” volunteers for their many hours/years of service.

Marla Tuor
Gerlinde Whetzell
Catty Colee
Nicole Chicoine Mooney
Heidi Whaley

Thank you all for making lunch happen at Villa – you will be missed.

Don Bear and the Villa Lunch Team