Where in the world is the Villa community this summer? Send us a postcard showing us what you love or appreciate about where you are this summer! We will display them on a bulletin board to welcome you back to school in the fall.
Postcards can come from somewhere around town like Woodland Park Zoo, the Seattle Art Museum, the Space Needle, or your own drawing from your favorite park! If you journey out of Seattle then send us a postcard from Lake Chelan, Mt. Rainier, Paris, or even Gary, Indiana!
We’d love to see your summer world in postcards so take the Villa address wherever you go!
Villa’s Rainbow Theater was overflowing with impressive presentations earlier this week during the 4th Annual 7th Grade World Fair. Every 7th grade student displayed a project from each of the five continents they studied this year: Europe, South America, Africa, Oceania and Asia. As you can see in the World Fair Slideshow, topics ranged from Energy Conservation in Tokyo to French Fashion and Style.
Creative writing was a new component to this year’s World Fair as each student was required to write a novella based on one of his or her projects. Seventh grader Caitlin Hendricks called the writing process a “long and thrilling journey” with many hours dedicated to the novella. “We have each finished our first book and are proud to present them to the community.”
Thank you, 7th Graders for celebrating the world with us and sharing your amazing work!
Hunger has been the focus of the 4th graders community service throughout this school year. Partnering with Food Lifeline, they learn about the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger both locally and globally. But, students don’t just learn about hunger, they become part of the solution. Multiple field trips to the Food Lifeline facility in Shoreline gives them the opportunity to directly impact those in need by helping to prepare products for distribution to local food banks, shelters and meal programs.
In addition, both 4th grade classes plan an Empty Bowls soup dinner to increase awareness about hunger and raise money for Food Lifeline. This dinner for 4th grade families includes vegetables planted and harvested by students in the school garden, as well as handmade clay bowls created in art class.
Last week 4th graders visited Food Lifeline for a final time to present their donation to Linda Nageotte, President and CEO of Food Lifeline.
We are so proud of their dedication to this cause and for continuing the great tradition of service at Villa Academy! Great job, Ms. Southern, Ms. Rutledge and 4th graders!
The All School Barbecue/Picnic is this Wednesday, June 12th. Traditionally, we have our school field day some time during that same day. Because we like to keep things interesting, field day activities can take different forms from year to year. This year, students will participate in a fun-run/walk around the Villa campus first and then play carnival-type games on the playground, after running/walking. The current 7th graders (our leaders next year) will lead the games for us! Once they have completed the games on the playground, students will return to class.
Students in grades 4-6 will then be dismissed from class at 12:55 to find their families and eat. Grades K-3 students will be waiting in their classrooms at 1:10 pm for adults to pick them up to go eat. (If you are unable to attend, you can designate another family for your child to eat with.) Once students are done eating, they will remain on the front lawn to play. Parents/adults are asked to supervise. All K-5 students will return to class when they hear the air horn blasts at 1:50 pm. Regular Wednesday dismissal is at 2:15 pm.
Because students will be eating later than usual, please send a more substantial, healthy snack for late morning. Students will need energy for the fun walk/run!
Last Thursday, the 36 young men and women of the Villa Academy Class of 2013 celebrated Graduation. This impressive group has earned admission to the area’s top high schools, many with honors and/or scholarships.
|Nicolas Angelo Alfieri||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Cole Patrick Altig||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Per Eric Anderson||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Nicholas Patrick Blume||Roosevelt High School|
|Isabella Celeste Bowman||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Lucy Elizabeth Anna Brezynski||Holy Names Academy|
|Angelo Thomas Calfo||Seattle Preparatory School|
|George P. Canelakes||Bishop Blanchet High School|
|Benjamin Robert William Capeloto||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Blake Julian Davis||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Hana Paik Ferrero||Holy Names Academy|
|McKenzie Bay Frazier||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Lauren Katherine Grey||Roosevelt High School|
|Lily Marie Henling||Bishop Blanchet High School|
|Margaret Jean Holder||Roosevelt High School|
|Jackson Thomas Jansen||Bishop Blanchet High School|
|Elizabeth Kreher Landefeld||Roosevelt High School|
|Tristan Scala LeCuyer||Roosevelt High School|
|Jacob Mann||Roosevelt High School|
|Matthew Chandler McIlwain||Lakeside School|
|Stephen Arthur Moreau||Bishop Blanchet High School|
|Rosemary Annis Norheim||Holy Names Academy|
|Erin Eleanor O’Neill||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Cade Alexander Osterman||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Eleanor A.J. Pearson||Seattle Academy|
|Anna Katherine Piedra||Bishop Blanchet High School|
|Margaret Laine Pleas||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Nicole Lynne Rasmussen||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Christian Jonathan Rogers||Seattle Preparatory School|
|Krista Marie Round||Holy Names Academy|
|Victoria Raevan Tanaka||Holy Names Academy|
|Sean Thomas Tveter||Bishop Blanchet High School|
|Thomas Frederick Vail||Bishop Blanchet High School|
|Caroline Jane Wagner||Lakeside School|
|Stanley Ashton Whitfield||Seattle Academy|
|Paul Ross Winebrenner||Seattle Preparatory School|
Congratulations to our new graduates, who go forth confidently with hearts full of compassion and integrity, with minds rich in knowledge.
Please visit our Facebook Page to see photos of Graduation and other Grad Week Events.
It was big smiles and hugs all around as the Class of 2009 and their families returned to Villa Academy for their 4 year reunion. We are so proud of all they’ve accomplished since graduating Villa and, as they head off to college this fall, we are confident in their continued success. Among the colleges and universities members of the Class of 2009 will be attending are: Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, Cornell University, New York University, Santa Clara University, Linfield Collge, Northeastern University, Souther Methodist University, University of Washington, USC, University of Arizona, UCLA, Scripps College, WSU, University of Alabama, Cal Poly, Azusa Pacific University, Pepperdine University, and Gonzaga University.
During the reunion, Head of School, John Milroy, presented the Angel of Villa statue in memory of Christine Hall, mother of 2009 graduate Kaki Hall. We were honored to have Kaki and her father, Tom, in attendance and all were touched by Tom’s inspiring words.
More photos, including those from the photo booth, will be available next week on the Villa Young Alumni Facebook Page.
Congratulations to the 7th/8th grade baseball team who beat St. Francis last week to advance to the CYO Championship game. The Vikings take on University Prep this Sunday, June 2 at noon at Walt Hundley Field.
Be sure to mark your calendars and come on out to cheer them on! Go Vikings!