Basketball Playoffs

Villa Academy is proud to announce we have three teams in the CYO playoffs.Check the schedule below and view the playoff brackets for more information. See you at the games . . . Go Vikings!!

7th grade girls Basketball Playoffs
Location:  St. Anthony (Renton)
Date:  Sunday, 2/6
Time:  2:30 pm
Opponent:  Guadalupe

8th grade girls
Location:  Blanchet  (small gym)
Date:  Sunday, 2/6
Time:  1:15 pm
Opponent:  Immaculate Conception

8th grade boys
Location:  St. Louise (Bellevue)
Date:  Thursday, 2/3
Time:  6:00 pm
Opponent:  St. Monica





The Diversity Speaker Series

Barbara J. Love

Bending the Arc of the Universe: How Young People Change the World

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Women’s History Month
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Bush School Community Room

Dr. Barbara J. Love is an exciting speaker, presenter, consultant, and writer on multicultural organizational development and critical liberation theory. Her education background includes teacher education and staff development, curriculum development, and multicultural organizational development. She has degrees in history and political science. She consults internationally on organizational and individual empowerment and transformation. She has worked with a variety of organizations in North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa on issues of diversity and inclusion. Dr. Love works from a unique set of assumptions about the nature of humans and the process of personal, organizational, and social change which participants have found empowering, enabling, and effectively motivating. Dr. Love has published widely on issues such as internalized racism, self-awareness for liberation workers, building alliances for change, and critical liberation theory. She is a professor of social justice education in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of National Training Laboratories and is on the Board of Directors of the National Black Women’s Health Initiative and The Equity Institute. She works with the Black Liberation and Community Development Project of the International Re-evaluation Counseling Communities. She has worked with organizations in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean on issues of diversity, inclusion, and liberation. She has coauthored chapters on Knowing ourselves as Instructors, Racism, and Ageism and Adultism in Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice.

Brian C. Johnson
Reel Diversity: Framing the Diversity Conversation Through Modern Film

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Black History Month Celebration
Time:
7:00 p.m.
Location: The Bush School Community Room
Brian C. Johnson honors the struggles and accomplishments of the ordinary citizens who launched the Civil Rights Movement by committing himself personally and professionally to the advancement of multicultural and inclusive education. He serves as a faculty member in the department of developmental instruction at Bloomsburg University and is the director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence. He is a founder of the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs, a consortium that promotes best practices in higher education. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from California University of Pennsylvania and has completed the necessary coursework toward a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University. His research is in the area of white student racial identity development. Brian is the coauthor of Reel Diversity: A Teacher’s Sourcebook (2008) and in December 2009 Sense Publishers released We’ve Scene It All Before: Using Film Clips in Diversity Awareness Training. Johnson serves on the ministry team at Revival Tabernacle in Watsontown, Pennsylvania where he is a church elder, youth minister, and a team leader for the Tabernacle Players, the church’s performing arts troupe. He is a film reviewer for Christian Spotlight on Entertainment (www.christiananswers.net). In August 2009, his book Sintimacy: The Christian’s Love Affair with Secret Sin was published by Revival Nation Publishing.




Villa’s Liturgical Choir

Liturgical Choir

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On Sunday, the Villa Academy Liturgical Choir sang and rang in the beginning of Catholic Schools week at Mass at St. Bridget.

If you missed it, click the “watch” link above to listen to a short clip of their performance.




Visit from Mr. Milroy

Mr. Milroy's Visit 2

Last week, Villa students enjoyed a visit from Mr. Milroy, next  year’s new Head of School. This was Mr. Milroy’s first return-trip to campus since the interview process last fall. Mr. Milroy comes to Villa from Marmion Academy, a Catholic preparatory school in the Chicago area. His short visit was busy as he began to acquaint himself with the school, and prepares to move to Seattle.




"Coins for a Cause" Update

Last week the Preschool held a coin drive to help fund nutritional assistance for children in Guatemala struggling to recover from last year’s tropical storms.  The coins have been counted and the totals are in . . .
Coins$395.63

850 quarters
806 dimes
564 nickels
1,433 pennies
29 gold dollars
31 dollars in bills

This money will be enough to fund 160 child-months on an amazing nutritional program!!

Coins will be hand delivered by a Villa family traveling to Guatemala this week.  When they return in March preschool students will have the opportunity to see pictures from the trip and learn about the children who received the benefits the donated coins.

Villa preschool students continue to learn about Guatemala. They  have studied maps, read stories and looked at pictures.




The Villa Times Proceeds Donated to Fund for the Needy

Villa TimesYesterday, a Seattle Times reporter visited the 4th grade staff of The Villa Times. The story, to appear in next Sunday’s paper (February 6th), is focused on The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy.  Villa Academy students are part of this piece because of their generous donation of all newspaper proceeds!

The Fund For The Needy has helped support some of the most vulnerable members of the community, including children, families and seniors, through non-profit organizations specializing in preventative and remedial services for families and individuals at risk.

Watch Video

When The Villa Times contribution was donated, a copy of the December issue featuring a front page story titled “We Can Change the Word with Kindness” by Kate, was included. Reporters interviewed and photographed Kate about her story and her motivation for the article.

Kate’s story and the charitable donation by The Villa Times staff is representative of Villa Academy’s spirit of service. We are very proud of these young writers/editors!!

Watch video from the interview.




Getting Ready for Kindergarten!!

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February 7, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Reading and Hands-On Math for your Preschooler

Learn about what behavioral, cognitive, and sensory motor skills every kindergartener needs to know to be successful. Discover books and ideas that you can use at home.

Susan Fox is a pediatric neurodevelopmental therapist, author and director of The Pediatric Therapy Clinic with twenty years of experience helping parents. She has written several books as well as taught numerous workshops on child development and is currently holding classes at the Microsoft campus. She also lectures regularly and provides consultation and training to early childhood educators and therapists.

More information about Susan Fox