Category: General

Celebration of Light-January 29th- It is not too late to register

It’s not too late. Fulcrum is extending the registration deadline for the 2021 Celebration of Light until January 27. If you haven’t registered already, follow the link below to join our virtual experience on Friday, January 29 Click here to register for the Celebration of Light The Celebration of Light is vital to the success […]

Early Learning Newsletter January 25th

Early Learning Update Week of January 25th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more: Items Covered: Early Learning Roundtable Series: Link to Recording for Thursday, January 21st […]

Professional Development-Join an Accreditation Team for 2021-2022

Looking for unparalleled Professional Development? Join an Accreditation Team! The majority of our Catholic schools participate in WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association) protocol for their accreditation needs. Our elementary schools and our high schools are always looking for educators to participate in a 3-day onsite (or in this day and age, virtual) school visit – […]

Early Learning Newsletter January 18th

Early Learning Update Week of January 18th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more Items Covered: Early Learning Parent and Staff Handbooks Preschool Fairs – Parent Map […]

Fulcrum Foundation Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program

Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program The application window for this program opens on January 5, 2021. Application can be found HERE. About the Program The Fulcrum Foundation’s Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program is designed to assist schools in welcoming students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or class by increasing accessibility, promoting academic excellence and increasing […]

Early Learning Newsletter January 11th

Early Learning Update Week of January 11th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more Items Covered: Updated Professional Development Trainings and Articles Early Learning Roundtable Series Thursday, […]

Winter MAP Testing 2021 Information

Questions:   If you have questions that need an immediate response, please contact our Partner Support team (1-877-469-3287) and remind them that you are with the Archdiocese of Seattle and that NWEA is handling your rostering in a different way than other partners. —     We have some updates to consider with the MAP tests that […]

Early Learning Newsletter January 4th

Early Learning Update Week of January 4th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more All: Preschool Program Finder on Office of Catholic Schools Website All: Professional Development […]

Early Learning Newsletter December 14th

Early Learning Update Week of December 14th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Items Covered: All: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! All: Updated DOH Covid-19 […]

2020-2021 Accreditation Team Member Registration

Being part of an accreditation visiting team is an enriching professional development opportunity that provides clock hour certificates to each team member. Through the process of objectively examining a school, members look at their own schools in a new way. Teachers and Administrators are welcome to register to join an Accreditation Team. If you would […]

Early Learning Newsletter December 7th

Early Learning Update Week of December 7th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Items Covered: All: Friday, March 12th Professional Development Day All: Remote Learning Resources […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 30th

Early Learning Update Week of November 30th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Items Covered: All: Free Online Social Emotional Curriculum Resource All: New Trainings on […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 23rd

Early Learning Update Week of November 23rd Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Items Covered: All: Happy Thanksgiving! All: Remote Learning Template Schedules and ideas Licensed […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 16th

Early Learning Update Week of November 16th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Items Covered: All: Marketing Materials All: New Professional Development Trainings posted through Mid-December […]

Fulcrum Programs Update-ACH Electronic Funds Transfer, TAP, COVID Emergency Relief Fund

 1. ACH electronic funds transfer If your school is still receiving checks from Fulcrum, please consider signing for ACH electronic funds transfer. It means you get your money faster from Fulcrum. Instead of sending a check, all Fulcrum funds would be deposited into a school or parish bank account you specify. You will continue to […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 9th

Early Learning Update Week of November 9th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Please see this weeks news and  bookmark the Early Learning Portal Page: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/ […]

Holocaust Curriculum Information for 2020-2021

Paul Regelbrugge, an educator, professional development and curriculum coordinator for the Holocaust Center for Humanity has brought forward an incredible opportunity (free of charge!) to provide teachers (specifically middle school educators at our Catholic schools) important resources, professional development, and lesson plans in the hopes that all of our Middle Schools are able to adequately […]

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Update- Enrollment Verification due 11/12

Before we can disburse TAP grants for the current school year (2020-21), we need to verify student enrollment. One person from your school will need to login to FACTS, open the report we have shared with you and update it accordingly. The report is called “Enrollment Verification.” Links to both written step by step instructions and a […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 2nd

Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Please see this weeks news and  bookmark the Early Learning Portal Page: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/   Items Covered: All: Please complete survey […]

Early Learning Newsletter October 26th

Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Please see this weeks news and  bookmark the Early Learning Portal Page: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/ Early Learning Update Week of October 26th, […]

Early Learning Newsletter October 19th

Early Learning Update Week of October 19th, 2020 Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Please see this weeks news: Items Covered: ALL: Face Coverings Reminder ALL: […]

Early Learning Newsletter October 12th

Early Learning Update Week of October 12th, 2020 Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Please see this weeks news: Items Covered: All: Early Learning Portal Page […]

N-95 Masks Survey

Principals, As a follow up to the guidance that L & I may recommend that certain jobs/roles  within our schools will need certain PPE, please complete the following questionnaire. Your response will assist in determining who, when and how KN-95/N-95 masks/respirators need to be distributed in the building and in accordance with  L&I. Thank you […]

Technology Training 2020-2021

OCS and our partner schools are excited to provide our Catholic school educators with some technology training in the most used online platforms including Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom.  We will continue to update this page as we provide trainings throughout the Fall of 2020. Office 365 – Microsoft Teams training with David Olinger: https://vimeo.com/461991400 […]

MAP Testing 2020-21: Information You Can Use

MAP testing is important for various reasons – at the OCS level, this is the data we use to provide information to various groups about our professional development needs, our success with student learning, and ultimately, is one point of data for ensuring that all learners are getting the academic support that they need. WINTER […]

How to Use Google Classrooms Effectively PD – 09/25/2020 (2:00-3:30pm)

The Office of Catholic Schools is proud to offer Catholic school educators the opportunity to learn more about how to best utilize the functions of Google Classroom in a 1.5 hour professional development virtual session on Friday, Sept. 25th from 2:00-3:30pm hosted by Matt Jordan, St. Charles Tacoma Director of Technology. The PD is FREE […]

Recommend an Aspiring Leader for the Leadership Academy

Do you have an aspiring administrator you would like to recommend for the 2020-21 Leadership Academy? For questions, please contact Kelly Surapaneni at ksurapaneni@fulcrumfoundation.org  

Do you have old projectors?

I’m writing to see if either of you knows if Seattle Catholic Schools has any old (1940’s or 50’s) 16mm movie projectors still laying around in storage? Either at the centralized office where old tech might be stored, or at any of the school or parish locations? I imagine we are decades past using them, […]

Lunch and Learns – Professional Development Opportunities

Lunch and Learns – Hosted by the Office of Catholic Schools   Lunch and Learns are 30 to 60 minute professional development (PD) opportunities for principals and teachers, typically held on Tuesdays at 12pm-1pm via ZOOM. Each Lunch and Learn has a different focus, and all teachers and principals are encouraged to join. All PDs […]

Preschool/PreK Survey

Thank you Principals and Preschool/PreK leaders for filling out this survey.  I look forward to visiting each Preschool/PreK to meet staff, see your spaces, learn about your program and celebrate all the great work you are doing.  If I have not already I will be scheduling a time to come and see you soon!