Villa Academy is busy place to be this week. Teachers are back and preparing their classrooms for the return of the school year. The new windows and restored terra cotta look wonderful and the summer projects are wrapping up.
Please join us on Thursday, August 30th 1:30-2:30pm for Classroom Visit Day to meet your teachers and check out your new digs!
Do you like to help out? Do you want to be involved in your children’s daily life at school or get excited about behind the scenes work? There are volunteer opportunities for any and every skill set or desired level of involvement.
We have an extra need of Lunchroom Volunteers this year as many of our long term volunteers have “graduated” leaving openings for this position.
Sign up here. (Login required, login recovery available at the site)
Other ways a Villa Parent may become involved are:
- Room parents
- Auction project coordinators
- Library helpers
- Parent Education coordinators
- Faculty/Staff Appreciation
- Open House helpers
- Lost & Found organization
- Uniform Exchange
- Performing Arts
- CYO Sports
- And much more
Register now for the Mother Cabrini Italian Dinner on September 21st!
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 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!
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!