VPA Presents Race to Nowhere

Race to NowhereThe VPA is hosting a screening of the film, Race to Nowhere on Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m. in the Rainbow Theater.

Race To Nowhere features the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. After the screening there will be a discussion with a panel of local educators including Villa’s own James Joseph.

This event is open to the public. Advance tickets are available online for $10 or at the door for $15.

Villa Book Fair

The Villa community is invited to visit the Fall Book Fair, held in the Rainbow Theatre between October 21st and October 25th. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for students to be exposed to some new literature, to generate excitement for reading, and to raise funds for the Villa Library.

This is a fundraiser for our library so please take advantage of this great opportunity to purchase new titles, classics, and student favorites.

Classes will visit the fair on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please see the schedule for the day classes visit the fair below. During conference days, students may visit the Book Fair with their families. Preschool classes may visit with their families anytime during the week.

We are still looking for some volunteers to help with classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If you are interested in helping please email Marta Franzen.

Schedule for Class Visits

Jones 5A, Nichols 3B, Portwood 1B, Ashwood KC, Kessler 3A, Richey 5B, Southern 4A

Brooks 7A and 8A, Reznicek 7B and 8B, Purn 2A, Downey 2B, Rutledge 4B

Calomeni 6A, O’Donnell 6B, Fisher 1A, Goetz KA, Moreno KB, Ashwood KC

We hope to see you at the fair as we work together to encourage reading and support the Villa Library!



Kindergarten: Ready or Not?

The Villa Parent Association is pleased to present 

Kindergarten: Ready or Not?
A Panel Forum on Kindergarten Readiness

Thursday, November 7, 2013  |  7-9 p.m.  |  Villa Academy  |  5001 NE 50th St.

Kindergarten has changed dramatically since we were kids and more than ever
parents are wondering”what does it mean to be ready for kindergarten?”

Join us for an evening with experts who can help you understand what a kindergarten-ready
kid looks like and under what circumstances one should consider extending the time a child spends in pre-k.

The panel will discuss academic, social, emotional, and developmental aspects of kindergarten readiness.

This session is designed for any parent whose child is approaching kindergarten.

This is event is free and open to the public.

More information can be found here.

Campus Cleanup/Brats with the Board

The Building & Grounds Committee of the Villa Board of Trustees is planning a Campus Clean-Up Party on Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Villa Academy.  They’ll need 40 – 50 volunteers to help spruce-up the grounds of the campus for the new student open house on November 2nd.  If you can help on the 20th, it would be greatly appreciated!

When the work is done (around 4:00 PM), Villa Board members will fire-up the grill and throw-on some bratwurst as a “thank you” to all of you who make the Villa Academy community so special!

To volunteer on the 20th, please follow this link: Campus Cleanup/Beer & Brats with the Board.  If you can bring some tools to help with the cleanup (rakes, shovels and refuse bags would be particularly appreciated) please indicate that in the comment section of the link.

It’ll be fun – and greatly appreciated!

Auction 2014

Auction 2014Magic+Mischief in Black+White 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Villa Academy’s Auction and Masquerade Ball
will be held in the Spanish Ballroom at the beautiful Fairmont Olympic Hotel

This will be a party to remember…

Put on your black or white cocktail attire and don a mask

Cocktails, incredible auction items, elegant food, and fabulous Fund-A-Need

Stay for a rocking after-party and delicious treats in the Spanish Foyer

The photo booth is back by popular demand

The Fairmont Olympic is extending a deeply discounted room rate
to all Villa parents, so plan to stay the night 


Mark your calendars for March 7. Don’t miss this extraordinary event!

Mother Cabrini Wants You to Eat Pasta!

The Villa Parent Association invites you to the fall’s biggest family event:

The Mother Cabrini Italian Dinner

The Date: September 27
The Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Dinner served until 6:45)
The Place: Villa’s Rainbow Theater and Cafeteria
The Price: $10 single tickets, $40 for a family
of four or more

Tickets available ONLINE ONLY.
Click here to purchase today! 

Dinner will be served buffet style this year, including wine for the adults and plenty of activities for the kids. New families are especially welcome, so come one, come all!

Independent High School Night