It’s time for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Each year Villa Academy students collect non-perishable food items for needy families. We work in conjunction with St. Bridget Parish and St. Vincent de Paul. We are asking each classroom to bring in as many food items as possible. Disposable diapers are also really important; we will even take opened boxes. Lower school families may still have some that their children have outgrown.
Ideas for the food drive are:
Peanut butter and jam
Canned meats, chicken and tuna
Macaroni and cheese
Ready made spaghetti sauce
The drive will run from Monday, November 15th, through Friday November 19th.
This is a tough time for many families, so we are asking people to just do what they can. Please keep in mind that food banks are really hurting, and children in our state go to bed hungry. Babies and toddlers in soiled diapers are at high risk for physical abuse, as well. Parents and caregivers with little patience and a low tolerance for crying, often overreact and
lash out at the little ones.
Please collect and donate whatever you can. Your help is truly appreciated!
Villa 6th grade girls completed their undefeated season by winning the CYO championships this past Saturday. Their
season record was 8 wins and 2 ties. They defeated St Joseph in the semifinals 2-0 and defeated St Francis 1-0 in added
time to take the title. Congratulations to the Villa ladies and the coaches on a superb season!
11/4 – Villa 2, St Joseph 0
11/6 – Villa 1, St Francis 0 (AET)
Parents, Staff, Faculty and Students,
The fall 2010 Book Fair was a huge success. Your purchases earned approximately $1400 for library books. I hope you enjoy the books you purchased as much as our students will enjoy the new books we will purchase for our library with the book fair proceeds. We are also especially thankful for the many books that were purchased for the library wish list and the birthday book program. Our children will enjoy many new books for years to come, due to your generosity.
Many thanks are offered to our wonderful volunteers! These parents helped the students with book selection, estimating the cost of purchases with tax, counting money and making change. A special “thank you” goes to the following volunteers: Laurie A., Wendy G., Amy F., Rebecca D., Jennifer P., Judy H., Anne H. and Wendy N.
Special events, like the book fair could not happen without Villa’s facilities department personnel. We truly appreciate the “behind-the-scenes” efforts, putting up banners, setting up tables, helping load and unload books.
The staff and management at University Book Store were extremely supportive and knowledgeable. The book selection was perfect for Villa’s clientele. It is always a pleasure partnering with an independent book store for this event.
Again, many thanks to all the Villa families, friends, staff and faculty who contributed to the success of the fall book fair!
Villa Academy 6th grade girls soccer team won their semifinal match vs. St Joseph – Seattle, 2-0. The finals are 9:00am at Lakeside Middle School this Saturday Nov 6th. Come out and show your support for the team!
Villa Academy Fall Open House
Sunday November 21, 2010
1:00-3:30 p.m. (program begins at 1:00 p.m.)
Can you believe how fast this fall is flying by? So quickly that the first of our two Open Houses for prospective families is just around the corner! This major event is scheduled for Sunday November 21, at 1pm. Open House is a great opportunity for families searching for schools to come learn more about Villa’s programs, activities, and get a feeling for our school’s dynamic community.
This is another chance for you to share why Villa is so important to your family. We are asking for your help in spreading the word about this important event! Soon we will be providing you with ways you can help tell others about our Open House, including distribution of our Open House invitations!
Also, if you are interested in helping on November 21, please contact Nancy Holder or Jennifer Roberts, Open House Volunteer Chairs.
Thank you in advance for your help! Let’s work together to spread the good news about Villa Academy!
Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:00-3:30pm
Friday, January 7, 2011 9:00-11:30am
Please join us for an Open House to learn about Villa Academy’s Preschool through Eighth Grade programs. Each Open House will begin with a brief presentation followed by tours and informal classroom visits.
For more information, please call us at 206.527.9388 or email us.
In classrooms across the country, birthday celebrations have come to resemble the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. The trend towards bigger, better and more costly treats hurts parents’ wallets, but it can also hurt the spirit of the celebration by magnifying the “haves and have-nots” of a community.
This year, the Villa Preschool decided to refocus classroom birthday celebrations by making the student, not their gigantic tower of cupcakes, the center of attention.
The goal of the Villa preschool teachers was to highlight what makes each student unique, and focus on the life, gifts, and talents they bring to the classroom and to the world.
The new birthday celebrations started this month.
In Mrs. Olson’s class, the special day begins with a crowning ceremony, where the birthday boy or girl magically becomes King or Queen for the day. The student welcomes a family member or someone special to be a guest reader and help share their favorite book with the rest of the class. At the end of story time the book is donated to the classroom library with a special bookplate containing the student’s young signature. The special guest brings one picture for every year of the child’s life to share with the other students.
The excitement of Monday’s birthday girl was obvious. Erin could hardly stay seated as her mother read aloud to the class. Her eagerness to share each picture had her bouncing in and out of her mother’s lap, proudly circulating her favorite book amongst her classmates.
It was a special, healthy, and very touching celebration!