Category: General

The Fulcrum Foundation Honors Catholic School Teachers at Staff with the Archbishop’s Award

To all teachers, staff, and administrators, The Fulcrum Foundation thanks you for all that you do for Catholic education! You are the reason that Catholic schools change lives for so many students in Western Washington. We were thrilled to celebrate your accomplishments and hard work this year with the Archbishop’s Award at the Celebration of […]

New Resource: Digital Bilingual Children’s Prayer Book

OCS and the Office for Catholic Faith Formation has been working this year with the Communications Office to design a new format for Children’s Prayer Book to complement our Pre-12 Relgion Curriculum. Big thank you to Carlos Carillo and Janis Olson, member of the ARCH Communications team. Digital Bilingual Children’s Prayer Book Flipbook – Full […]

WSCC’s Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter

WSCC’s Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter for Spring Quarter 2022 is now available in English and Spanish.  English Spanish In an effort to guide public policy, we at the WSCC serve and support our Catholic schools throughout WA state via interaction with legislators at the state and federal levels. We are pleased to share […]

Recruitment Incentives

Have you thought about leveraging the connections of your school community in your recruiting for positions in your school? Why not have a community incentive program to provide candidates?  The incentive can be small, but just enough to activate your community in the ongoing search for great candidates.  Include your faculty and staff, parent community, […]

Fulcrum’s New Student Tuition Assistance Program for 2022-23 is now open

Fulcrum’s New Student Tuition Assistance Program for 2022-23 is now open. This program is different than TAP in that families do not apply for the program on their own. Schools administer this program at the local level and determine whether a family qualifies using a form provided by Fulcrum. In short, a family must: be […]

The Fulcrum Foundation- Celebration of Light- Friday, May 20th

We look forward to celebrating with you at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Light this Friday, May 20, 2022. Event details will be sent to all attendees later this week. See you Friday!

Mental Health Resources from OSPI!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are focused on the message “Together for Mental Health.” A growing number of individuals are experiencing mental health support needs, including our students with disabilities. All students should access mental health supports as part of a larger multi-tiered system of […]

2022 APRIL ACRE Participating Schools

38 Participating Schools – Grade 5 (878 students) 39 Participating Schools – Grade 8 (933 students) Assumption Catholic School, Bellingham Christ the King School, Seattle Holy Family School, Auburn Holy Family School, Kirkland Holy Family School, Lacey Holy Rosary School, Edmonds Holy Rosary School, Seattle Immaculate Conception Regional School, Mt. Vernon Immaculate Conception – Our […]

Recommend an Aspiring Leader for the 2022-23 Leadership Academy

Do you have an aspiring administrator you would like to recommend for the 2022-23 Leadership Academy? The Office for Catholic Schools and the Fulcrum Foundation offer the Leadership Academy, a yearlong leadership development program for aspiring and new principals. Recognized Catholic school leaders and shareholders will provide sessions in the four domains of the National […]

New Superintendent for Catholic Schools

Dear parish and school leaders, We hope you are experiencing a blessed Lenten journey. As you know, our beloved Superintendent for Catholic Schools, Kristin Dixon, announced her plans to retire at the end of this school year. Upon receiving this news, we immediately began our search for her replacement. After a rigorous process, we are […]

Looking for Service Hours? Special Olympics Washington Spring Events!

Dear friends of Special Olympics Washington – Following a long, two years of virtual competitions, our athletes are so excited to be back to in-person practices and competitions!  This Spring season is our first complete season since Winter 2020 and we’re dusting off the equipment, and the cobwebs, and planning for regional and state competitions.  […]

Principal/Pastor Meeting – May 17, 2022

Principals – please forward this registration for to your pastors. Archbishop Etienne is inviting all Presidents, Heads of school, Principals, and Pastors or Parish leader to Mass and a meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. We will begin with Mass at 8 AM at St Thomas Parish in Tukwila, and then spend some time with […]

Still time to participate in the Synodal Process!

Synod Survey is now live! ALL voices do matter! Please consider sharing this opportunity with your parent community so all voices are heard! This Synod Survey is available for people who could notattend a Synod listening session. Survey submission deadline is April 30.   Click here for survey link and downloadable Synodal Process overview.

WSCC 2022 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin-April 6, 2022

2022 State Legislative Session Concludes The state legislative session concluded last month, and April 2 was the deadline for Governor Inslee to take action on bills passed by the legislature.  Thank you for your advocacy throughout the session! Click below for additional details of the 2022 session: Bills the WSCC took a position on that […]

Fulcrum Celebration of Light- May 20th- Registration and Photo Slideshow Details

20th Anniversary Celebration of Light Registration for both the Banquet at the Ballpark and the Faculty & Staff Lounge is open! All guests will gather together for the cocktail reception before going to either the Banquet at the Ballpark or the Faculty & Staff Lounge. Please register for only one event. Banquet at the Ballpark – […]

4th Week of Lent – Resources from CRS

FOURTH WEEK OF LENT DRIVEN BY A DREAM Malnutrition is widespread in Rwanda, but Gloriose and her husband are doing everything they can to keep their children healthy and set them up for success. From learning to grow a kitchen garden to participating in a micro-savings group, Gloriose and Karekezi know it takes many resources […]

Teacher Recruitment-Resumes, Events and Recommendations

See the Principal Meeting Trello Board (resumes column) for resumes from our recruiting events. Make sure to update your Frontline postings and take down any filled positions. Here are the online and virtual events for April: Teacher Recruitment Events Recommendation 1: ACE Job Board- is a FREE national teaching job board. It is free to […]

Global invitation to join in prayer with the Holy Father

Pope Francis has invited all the bishops of the world, along with their priests, to join him in prayer for peace and in the consecration and entrustment of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25 at 10:30AM, the solemnity of the Annunciation. You can participate in the consecration three […]

Registration is now open for Fulcrum’s Celebration of Light

Celebration of Light 5:30pm Registration for Celebration of Light is now open here. This registration link is for the Banquet in the Ballpark, and your table guests. We are excited to announce the Faculty and Staff Lounge! All teachers, staff and administrators will be invited to join us in the Faculty and Staff Lounge on […]

Fulcrum Foundation Educational Leadership Grant Deadline=March 30th

The Fulcrum Foundation provides partial grants for Catholic educators in the Archdiocese to attend one the 8 Catholic university partner programs in Educational Leadership/principal certification. These partners include: Creighton University Gonzaga University Saint Martin’s University Seattle University University of Loyola, Chicago University of Notre Dame University of Portland University of San Francisco Fulcrum Foundation Educational […]

Catholic Relief Services – Operation Rice Bowl – Grades 1-8 Resources for Lent

Our friends from the Seattle CRS Chapter want to support our teachers by highlighting rich global resources that can be used in our Grades 1-8 classrooms during the season of Lent. Here is the School Resources website, which includes Lesson Plans and Activities for grades 1-8.  Newsletter announcements – These short CRS weekly announcments could […]


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It is time to make sure that your Paycom issues are being addressed !

In recent weeks, the priority for Paycom implementation has focused on getting correct W-2’s and related year end payroll documents out to all current and past employees. That process will continue and will be the #1 priority of the Paycom Oversight Committee and the Paycom Users Group. It is now time to make sure that […]