Category: Catholic Identity|Diversified Learners|Curriculum and Instruction>Opportunities for Students

Mental Health: Catholic Lifesavers Corps – Cohort 1 SUCCESS!

It is with great joy that I share the final report of our Catholic Lifesavers Corps (CLC) Cohort 1 training experience. With the amazing support of the Fulcrum Foundation, student leaders and their SEL Counselors from Archbishop Murphy High School, Everett, and Pope John Paul II High School, Lacey, were fully trained in Living Works […]

Catholic Lifesavers Corps (CLC) for High Schools

Catholic Lifesaver Corps: This mental health collaboration of archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry, Youth Ministry, Fulcrum Foundation, has been designed to support our high school youth. Catholic Schools Catholic Lifesaver Corps (CLC) is a team of high school students (Juniors) who will be trained as facilitators of the 4-hour LivingWorks safeTALK suicide prevention program. They will, […]

Slingerland: 2021 Summer Comprehensive Teacher Training Class

The Slingerland® Institute for Literacy is an amazing partner working with the Diversified Learners Committee. There are still a few summer openings for interested teachers. To view their comprehensive teacher offerings, please click here. 2021 Summer Comprehensive Teacher Training Class in Seattle, WA When: 7/27/2021, 7/28/2021, 7/29/2021, 7/30/2021, 8/2/2021, 8/3/2021, 8/4/2021, 8/5/2021, 8/6/2021, 8/9/2021, 8/10/2021, 8/11/2021, […]

Slingerland Literacy Institute – Summer offerings!

Slingerland Literacy Institute has expanded their offerings from just brick and mortar to online opportunities so all regions can have easier access to this amazing instructional resource. Slingerland Techniques for Teaching Reading Skills – ONLINE Dates:  June 28 to July 9, 2021 (No class on July 5) Times:  8:00 am to 10:15 am Clock Hours:  […]

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health America statistics you should ponder as we support our YOUTH: Youth Mental Health Facts | Mental Health America Screening 2 Supports ( Art with Heart CATALOG   A new mental health resource to share called Art with Heart. Art with Heart creates therapeutic creative expression activity books and curriculum through K-12 that focus on social-emotional […]

Ministering with People of All Abilities Workshop – Jan. 12 or 13

Ministering with People of All Abilities Workshop Tuesday, January 12 6:30-7:30 pm PT -OR- Wednesday, January 13 10:00-11:00 am PT Do the teens in your youth group seem to struggle with social interaction at times? Do you serve seniors in your parish who may have dementia? Do you have a child in your sacrament prep […]

20-21 Diversified Learners Committee Updates and Schedule

Diversified Learners Committee is #igniting hope this new school year! With the wisdom of our co-chair, Dan Sherman, Principal, St. Paul School, we have been working on various items since June. Due to the nature of this year, we are offering regular DLC check-ins monthly via zoom. As a few of you know, our surprise […]

Maryknoll Magazine Highlights MDI SEATTLE

Maryknoll Magazine has published an article in the September/October 2020 edition with a terrific story of the Missionary Discipleship Institute partnership between Maryknoll Missionaries and the Office for Catholic Schools. Please visit: Maryknoll-mag-sept-oct-2020- MDI SEATTLE and savor our story on pages 44 -49! It is worth reading! It is worth sending home to your MDI […]

Evidence-Based Practices Guidance to Support All Learners

Evidence-Based and Promising Practices to Support Continuity of Learning for Students With Disabilities Practices and Resources to Support Parents and Families – Source: IDEA Topics Need for Evidence-Based and Promising Practices Evidence-based practices (EBPs) in education refer to teaching and learning strategies that have been shown by scientific research to be effective in improving academic […]

Immediate Mental Health Support Resources

For our littlest ones….New DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD Special, Created in Response to COVID-19, Premieres August 17 on PBS KIDS to read more, for schedule please click here NAMI SEATTLE is an excellent resource for schools and families. Please take a moment to review their current offerings. NEW! Parent Weekly Support Calls are now available! Click […]

Mental Health Resources for August

Supporting Youth Mental Health: An Educational Presentation for Caregivers of Teens – Click HERE for Details MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 2 hour online Spiritual Retreat through NAMI   10AM -Noon Resister at Flyer to share broadly: Nami Eastside Spiritual Retreat 082220  

Inclusion Ministry presents Families Growing Together Series- 7/18, 8/1, and 8/15!

Families Growing Together Series: You are invited to an hour of community, prayer, and reflection via Zoom for people who have disabilities and their families. The (Arch)diocese of Region XII have decided to host a series of webinars for our Inclusion Ministry community.  Please feel free to distribute this flyer to anyone who might be […]

Mental Health Webinars on Grief- TIMELY and EXCELLENT!

1) Grieving the Loss of a Loved One Webinar –  Tuesday, June 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. During Covid-19, we ave experienced many types of losses, some so very profound. Please consider inviting members of your school communities who have experiences the love of a loved one recently to consider signing up for […]

A Pastoral Response to Suicide Webinar – June 3rd 10AM

ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY presents….. A Pastoral Response to Suicide Webinar Wednesday, June 3rd 10:00am – 11:30am Featured speakers: Fr. John Madigan – Sacred Heart, Bellevue David Pina – safeTALK Susan Peck – Crisis Connections Please register at: Please share flyer broadly Mental_Health_Webinar_Invite-_Fr._John_Madigan,_David_Pina,_Susan_Peck

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Thriving or Surviving??? Since 1949, Mental HealthAmerica and affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Awareness Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are also raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight […]

Prayers, Reflections and Articles

Prayer resources for you, your colleagues, faculty-staff mtg, parents. 10 Things- Autism All Are Welcome Aquinas_on_Inclusion__Using_the_Good_Doctor_and_Catholic_Social_T[1] Father Dumais and the Gents Harvard Study – Turning the Tide 2016 Just Like You Masterpiece Mosaic Prayer of Inclusion Patron Saint of Diverse Learners Prayer for Guidance Prayer for Inclusion prayers-for-special-needs-children-and-their-families Setting the Direction Teacher to parents About […]

Sample SEL Weekly Parent Letters during Covid-19

A big shout out of gratitude to Christy Dahl, SEL Counselor at Assumption- St. Bridget School, Seattle for sharing her SEL weekly parent newsletters to guide her parent community with hope and confidence. Please read Christy’s weekly cover letter so you can see how the new resources are added to her newsletters to set a […]

The 4th Annual Archdiocesan Inclusion Ministry Mass on Saturday, March 7, 2020 has been postponed.

The 4th Annual Archdiocesan Inclusion Ministry Mass on Saturday, March 7, 2020 has been postponed. After consulting with members of the Inclusion Committee and other chancery staff, it has been decided to postpone the Inclusion Mass and Dance due to health concerns.  We have been advised that some of our community members are more susceptible […]

OSSI February Newsletter Supporting Language Learners

OSSI’s monthly newsletter provides accessible resources and connects readers to best practices at the state, regional, and local level that are improving student outcomes.  Portions of the newsletter provided here for your review. FOCUS: Supporting Language Learners – February 2020 Why Focus on Language Learners? Collaboration Works! How To: Question by Question (QXQ) Analysis on HYS […]

Camp GiveBack -Summer Service-Learning Camp Model – HNA

Julie Tilghman from Holy Names Academy, Seattle has worked with some of our schools to develop a new type of “summer camp for schools”.  Here is the despcription and if you would like to learn how to adapt or develop for your local school, please contact Julie directly at: Camp Giveback Summer Service-Learning Camp Flyer  […]

Catholic Identity Resources

Featured Quote from Pope Francis The culture of … encounter shatters the culture of conflict. It makes of every encounter a possibility and a gift of God’s generous love. It leads us beyond the limits of our narrow horizons and constantly encourages us to a live in a spirit of universal fraternity, as children of […]