The Weekly January 24, 2014

MAGIC+MISCHIEF IN BLACK+WHITE:

DON’T MISS THE FUN! PURCHASE YOUR AUCTION TICKETS HERE!

ITEM OF THE WEEK: A GIRLS GETAWAY

Good friends, fabulous food and tax-free shopping in one of the hippest cities around will make this a Girls Getaway to remember! Eight girlfriends will enjoy 2 nights in 2 luxury suites at The Nines Hotel in Portland where the champagne will pop upon your arrival! Dinner is just an elevator ride away atop your hotel at Portland’s hottest restaurant, Departure.

Thank you to these 5th grade parents for making this trip possible: Shawn Anderson, Kara Anderson, Lisa and Ethan Caldwell, Angela Dugan and Anders Rosenquist, Mark Flippo and Elise Purcell, Amy Fouke, Tari and Gavin Jancke, Carol and Matt McIlwain, John and Colleen Moffitt, Lisa and Peter Osterman, Shonagh and Kevin Pleas, Kate and Fritz Shoemaker, Bryan Sires and Deanna Irwin-Sires, Tammy Taylor-Rayden and Mark Raden, Bill and Nikki Wagner, and Rod and Julia Younker.

SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND!

Visit your cellar or favorite wine shop this weekend and share your great taste with a donation to our silent wine auction. Please send a description of the bottles you’re donating to Brian Vath or bring your wine to the development office (labeled with your name and retail value of each bottle) by the end of the day Tuesday. Thank you so much for your help in making our silent wine auction a success!

NEEDED: “NIGHT OF” AUCTION VOLUNTEERS

Interested in seeing how the auction comes together behind the scenes? Consider becoming a volunteer to work the night of the event. We have a variety of tasks we’d love your help with, so join other parent volunteers who will make this the most fabulous auction ever. You’ll even have dinner in a private volunteer lounge. Once the auction is over, stay and rock out at the after-party. Please contact Alexa Crawford.Thank you!

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VILLA CELEBRATES CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2014 is January 26 to February 1. Through a variety of events and activities, we’ll focus on the value Catholic education provides young people. Each day we’ll celebrate a different group that makes up our community – parents, faculty/staff, neighbors, students – before an all encompassing celebration of our school on Friday.

There are a few important events/activities to note:

Thursday, January 30
All School Talent Show & Seahawks free dress! Wear your favorite Villa or Seahawks colors/apparel. Wigs and hats are okay, but no face paint or hair color.

Friday, January 31
Students should be in their best dress uniform for school mass at St. Bridget led by our second graders at 9 a.m. Parents are welcome to join us for mass. In addition, we ask that each student bring toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex or shampoo for our Catholic Schools Week service project. Bring just one item and carry it to mass Friday morning. Our goal is to “Top the Villa Tower” (current record: 108 feet) with our donations.

Sunday, February 2
The Villa Liturgical Choir will sing at St. Bridget’s 10:30 mass. All students, parents, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Thanks to all in our community for the gift that is Catholic education!

[RE]ENROLLMENT AGREEMENTS

This year Villa will have a new timeline for [RE]Enrollment Agreements! Please take note that agreements will be mailed on February 7 and must be returned by Valentine’s Day, February 14. Show your love for Villa and secure your spot for next year!

COPE MILLER’S SPORTS UPDATE

This week’s highlights:

  • Baseball, tennis and golf registration is now open.
  • Villa basketball teams are playing their final regular season games this weekend. Check out the schedule and support Viking Hoops!

For more details, including last weekend’s results, read the complete Cope Miller’s Sports Update.

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Congratulations to all those who performed in our K-2 musical, The Jungle Book! You were amazing!

FIRST AID, CPR, AED COURSE

American Heart Association HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Course
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Villa Academy Parlor
Open to Villa Parents, Faculty/Staff, and Villa 8th Graders
Pre-registration required. Contact Angela Finney. Course fee is $25.00. Course details are available here.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE

VillaTALKS presents “How to Keep Your Kids Safe” by Kim Estes of Savvy Parents-Safe Kids on January 30, 7 – 9 p.m in the Parlor. The event is free and open to the public. All parents and teachers are welcome. Topics to be covered include cell phones, sleepovers, neighborhood safety, “home alone” readiness, and the do’s and don’ts of safety.

VILLA VIKING SOCKS

The new Villa Viking socks are in! We received them just before the holiday break and hopefully you have been seeing more and more students showing their Villa pride around school and wearing them. The sock order has been added to the Spirit Wear Order Form. They will be a great addition to the basketball and Volleyball team uniform, so make sure and get your orders in soon.

SCIENCE FAIR

The North Deanery Science Fair will be held on Thursday, March 27, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. We are recruiting students and judges at this time. Information meetings will be held on January 28 and February 4 during lunch time. Please reply to Ann Lu by February 7 if you are interested in participating. Judge training will take place on Tuesday, March 18 at St. John School.

SACRED HEART SHELTER

Join us for a breakfast supporting Sacred Heart Shelter on Thursday, February 13, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. (Doors open at 7 a.m.) at St. Bridget Church. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Nikki Wagner.




Catholic Schools Week

 

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2014 is January 26 to February 1. Through a variety of events and activities, we’ll focus on the value Catholic education provides young people. Each day we’ll celebrate a different group that makes up our community – parents, faculty/staff, neighbors, students – before an all encompassing celebration of our school on Friday.

There are a few important events/activities to note:

Thursday, January 30
All School Talent Show & Seahawks free dress! Wear your favorite Villa or Seahawks colors/apparel. Wigs and hats are okay, but no face paint or hair color.

Friday, January 31
Students should be in there best dress uniform for school mass at St. Bridget led by our second graders at 9 a.m. Parents are welcome to join us for mass.

In addition, we ask that each student bring toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex or shampoo for our Catholic Schools Week service project. Bring just one item and carry it to mass Friday morning. Our goal is to “Top the Villa Tower” (current record: 108 feet) with our donations.

Sunday, February 2
The Villa Liturgical Choir will sing at St. Bridget’s 10:30 mass. All students, parents, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Thanks to all in our community for the gift that is Catholic education!




VillaTALKS: Keeping Your Kids Safe

VillaTALKS presents “How to Keep Your Kids Safe” by Kim Estes of Savvy Parents-Safe Kids on January 30, 7 – 9 p.m in the Parlor. The event is free and open to the public. All parents and teachers are welcome. Topics to be covered include cell phones, sleepovers, neighborhood safety, “home alone” readiness, and the do’s and don’ts of safety.




Viking Athletics Update

BASEBALL: LOOKING FOR ALL 5TH,6TH 7TH AND 8TH GRADE BOYS
Registration is due by February 7th. Last year our 7th/8th grade team joined the CYO league and came up one run shy of winning the championship! We’ll have another strong team this season and we’re also looking to add a 5th/6th grade team. Contact Athletic Director Cope Miller with any questions (604-4347).

SOCCER
We are still looking for a large number of soccer jerseys to be handed in. Please take a look at home.

TENNIS AND GOLF

Tennis
Dates: February 13-April 3
Class meets Thursdays from 3:20-4:20.
Cost: $130 for 8 weeks, $240 for both golf and tennis

TGA Premier Youth Tennis is bringing the tennis court to Villa Academy! TGA, in national partnership with the United States Tennis Association, co-designed a tennis enrichment program that focuses on athletic, academic and character development for children. The TGA curriculum uses tennis equipment that is modified to be size appropriate and safe, so we can turn the school gym into a tennis court. In addition to professional tennis instruction, your child will take part in a combination of physical fitness for health benefits and academics such as math, science, language and social studies for educational development. Every class focuses on social interaction, developing positive character traits and most importantly having fun! TGA’s mission is to empower our students with the tools to be successful on the tennis court and in life.

Golf
Dates: February 14-April 4
Class meets Fridays from 3:20-4:20.
Cost: $130 for 8 weeks, $240 for both golf and tennis

TGA Premier Junior Golf brings the golf course to Villa Academy! Our national, award winning, 5 level program is specially designed for children and builds upon the educational concepts they are learning in the class room. Fun comes first in every TGA class, but our curriculum also focuses on instilling self-confidence and life values through professional golf instruction. Students learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of the game. Best of all, we provide all the equipment and training materials so children of all skill levels have the chance to come out and tee it up with TGA!

Register online. Questions? Contact Brad Kirkpatrick or 206-355-3494.

BASKETBALL RESULTS
8th Boys 38 – St. Mary Magdalen 28
7th Boys 22 – St. George 37
6th Girls 16 – Lakeside 19
6th Boys 13 – ASB 30
5th Girls 13 – ASB 17
5th Boys 36 – CK/St. Ben 15

BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Saturday, January 25

8th Girls vs St. Anne, 12:45 p.m. at Villa
7th Girls vs St. Paul, 11:30 a.m. at Villa
6th Girls vs St. Al/John, 3:15 p.m. at St. John
5th Girls vs SCDS, 10:15 a.m. at Villa
5th Boys vs St. Anne, 9 a.m. at Villa
4th Girls vs St. Al/John, 9 a.m. at St. John

Sunday, January 26
8th Boys vs ASB, 1:15 p.m. at ASB
7th Boys vs St. Al/John, 1:15 p.m. at Villa
6th Boys vs St. Anne, 12 p.m. at Villa
4th Boys vs St. Al/John, 12 p.m. at St. John

 


 

 

 




“Little Mermaid, Jr.” Registration

Come join us for this year’s musical Little Mermaid, Jr. directed by Shea Salyer with musical direction by Jean Johnson.  Auditions for principal roles will be Tuesday, January 21st  from 3:15-5:30 in the Rainbow Theater. Twice a week rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, 3:15-5:30 and Thursdays, 3:15-5:30 beginning Tuesday, February 4th. Performance dates will be May 8-10th.  Registration is available online and is open to all 3rd-8th graders.  More details can be found in the Little Mermaid Information Packet.

 

 




Seahawks Blue Friday Free Dress

To show support for our Seattle Seahawks, students are invited to wear shirts, sweatshirts or tops in Seahawk colors (blue, green, gray and/or white) tomorrow, January 17th.  It is a “half free dress” day: colorful tops and regular skirts, skorts, jumpers, pants or shorts.

Seahawks logo shirts/jerseys/sweatshirts are fine, but not necessary – don’t let your student talk you into buying something new tonight!  Any shirt in the above colors is great.  Of course, this is optional. Students are welcome to wear their regular uniforms.

A full free dress opportunity to support the Seahawks will hopefully come next month!  Let’s save the colored wigs and other accessories (like face paint) for then.

Go Hawks!

 


				



VillaTalks Offers First Aid/CPR/AED Class

American Heart Association
HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Course
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Villa Academy Parlor

 

Open to: Villa Parents, Faculty/Staff, and Villa 8th Graders
Pre-registration required: Contact Angela Finney, Parent Ed Committee.
Course Fee: $25.00

Instructor: Tony McNair
Villa Parent, Tony McNair, has been a Firefighter/EMT for 10 years.   He is an EMS instructor at North Seattle Community College.  He has been teaching CPR courses for two years and he is certified to teach American Heart Association Courses.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 4 million injuries and illnesses occur annually

in the workplace, and nearly 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital.  Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond  to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS)  arrives. In this course, students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.

Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid, CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for 2 years.

Course Covers:
• Key changes reflecting the new science from the  2010 American Heart Associaton Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

• First aid basics

• Medical emergencies

• Injury emergencies

• Environmental emergencies

• Adult CPR and AED use

• Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR