It’s hard to believe the end of summer is already nearing. Villa Academy is coming back to life as staff and faculty return to begin preparations for the 2013-14 school year. We are looking forward to seeing you and your kids soon!
For your convenience, links to important back to school forms and information are compiled on our Back to School 2013-14 page of our website. Please take a look and, when applicable, complete and return materials by the start of school, September 3.
We’ll see you in two weeks!
Fall is just around the corner which means it’s time to get registered for Viking soccer!
There are spots available on all teams, but we especially need players for the following grades:
4th Grade Boys
5th Grade Boys
7th Grade Boys
8th Grade Boys
8th Grade Girls
Please sign up as soon as possible and encourage your classmates to play. We may need to combine a few grades, but it would be great to field a team in every grade for both boys and girls.
There is still room in the August 19-23 soccer camp here at Villa coached by Cassidy Gray. Please contact Cassidy directly to sign up at email@example.com
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FOR COACHES
Jody Elsner will lead a “Safe Environment and Volunteer Training” class for any and all parents that will, or may, coach any sport this year at Villa. Please plan to attend on September 16 at 7pm.
Please contact Cope Miller.
Get Ready for the Upcoming School Year with Our Spirit Store Sale
Show your Villa pride and get ready for the first day of the school year. Specialty items including customized duffel bags available for all grades and zip up hoodies and personalized sweatshirts for middle school students. Personalized items should be available for pick up on the first day of school. Make sure and get your specialty item order forms in as we will not be doing another order of personalized bags and sweatshirts until late in the fall.
Deadline to Order Specialty Items: Friday August 16, 2013
It’s also that time of year again to order your sweatshirt for lower school students. Get your orders in so that the Spirit team can get you your gear before school begins!
Please note the new pricing on sweatshirts.
All of these forms can be found on the Parent Association page of our website:
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!