Category: General

Reopening Catholic Schools – Fall 2020 – A Letter from Our Superintendent

In a spirit of communion, solidarity and subsidiarity, the Office for Catholic Schools provides high quality professional development, resources, and best practices to expand the evangelizing mission of our Church as we help one another form the school leaders God has designed for our time. June 18, 2020 Dear Catholic School Leaders, Teachers, Families, Little […]

PPE bulk purchasing opportunity- Please complete survey!

Just a reminder to complete the survey below if you would like to be considered for bulk buying of PPE opportunity.   PPE bulk purchasing opportunity A bid to secure large volume PPE for schools that would include interested Private Schools has been offered by the ESDs! Many of our schools have already received an […]

Vulnerable Population Survey

Principals, I am seeking the guidance of HR for the questions that have arose over the last month regarding VULNERABLE adults and students. Adults may be considered vulnerable by age or underlying medical conditions. Students are considered vulnerable if they are medically fragile or have an underlying medical condition.   Each of these populations present a […]

3 Job Postings for the Office for Catholic Schools

In the Office for Catholic Schools, we have two exciting new and one current position that we have posted and for which we will be interviewing.  The first is for an Director of Early Childhood Education. The Fulcrum Foundation worked with a donor to secure funding for this OCS position, and we are thrilled!  As […]

Message from the Superintendent

Like all of you, I reacted to the news this past week regarding the senseless death of George Floyd with horror, disbelief and sadness.  With ever-increasing tensions, we pray that all our students may truly encounter the woundedness of those who live on the margins.  In this time of Pentecost, we pray that each of […]

Teacher Appreciation 2020 Canva Links

Click on the thumbnail to link to the Canva Template.                                                                              


  I am here for you and would love to share the amazing opportunities we have for your family in our Catholic Schools.  We have 61 grade schools and 11 high schools.  Our schools span as far north as Bellingham and south to Vancouver, Washington.  You can reach me at 206-475-7069 or by email me […]

Paycheck Protection Program Survey

Ask we work with Fulcrum to identify strategic ways to support our schools, we need to know the following information. Thank you very much for helping us. -Kristin Dixon and Vivian Shannon  

Online Auctions

Topic: Online Auctions Time: Apr 7, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 177 209 322 One tap mobile +13462487799,,177209322# US (Houston) +16699006833,,177209322# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 312 626 6799 US […]

Professional Learning/Clock Hours/Online Learning Opportunities

pdEnroller enables educators to register for professional development classes and leadership development offered by all Educational Service Districts participating in the system including courses offered by OSPI: [] While some resources are free, others require a registration fee. In-Person Professional Development Online Professional Development Teachers and administrators can choose courses by subjects or audiences. […]

Assumption Catholic School

From a Distance, Our Child Learned Just as Much this Week  by Tara Gilligan Reimer It’s 8 am, this past Monday, March 16, our first day of learning-at-a-distance-for-safety, and our third-grader is weeping. “No school at school. No grandparents visiting for Easter. You’re Mom, not my teacher. The Corona virus has ruined everything!” One hour […]

March 11, 2020:  Letter from Kristin Dixon, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Dear Principals and Pastors, This has been an unprecedented time for all of us. I know there has been uncertainty and anxiety these past few weeks. I thank you for your continued leadership and faith. Today Governor Inslee announced the prohibition of large gatherings. This was followed by the King County Executive’s order to cease […]

Assumption Catholic School: From a Distance…

From a Distance, Our Child Learned Just as Much this Week by Tara Gilligan Reimer It’s 8 am, this past Monday, March 16, our first day of learning-at-a-distance-for-safety, and our third-grader is weeping. “No school at school. No grandparents visiting for Easter. You’re Mom, not my teacher. The Corona virus has ruined everything!” One hour […]

Daily Principal Meetup

ZOOM Date:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Time: 7:30-8:00 am Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 851 0130 3045 Passcode: Principal One tap mobile +12532158782,,85101303045#,,,,,,0#,,642972716# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)  

Fulcrum Message of Support- We are with you!

So much is unknown right now as we are all experiencing the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. As you transition your school communities to remote learning/working/fundraising, know that the Fulcrum Foundation Board of Trustees and the entire Fulcrum team are committed to keeping our schools viable, strengthening our partnership with the Office for Catholic Schools and engaging […]

General Information on COVID-19

Current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on COVID-19. Schools must be ready both in providing a safe and healthy school environment as well as what to do in the event of a school closure. The following article COVID-19 Preparing for Widespread Illness in Your School Community provides a checklist for school leaders CDC always […]

Message from Archbishop Paul D. Etienne

Please read Archbishop Paul D. Etienne’s statement to the people of the Archdiocese of Seattle. February 2020 Statement on Kennedy Catholic

Saint Martin’s University- Post Graduate Spring Information Sessions

Saint Martin’s University offers information sessions for those interested in Post-Graduate School Administrator Certificate. Spring Information Academy Flier 02032020 v2 Click here for more information on our partners in Educational Leadership   

Fulcrum Foundation Celebration of Light – Thank you!

Please see the message from Vivian Shannon, Executive Director of Fulcrum Foundation, dated January 25, 2020:   Please click on the links below to view these videos shown during the Celebration of Light on January 24, 2020 2020 Celebration of Light Band Teacher Frances McKamey, Making Music from the Heart

MAP Winter Testing 2019-20

WINTER Testing 1/20/2020 – 2/14/2019 SPRING Testing 5/11/2020 – 6/5/2020 The MAP winter testing is underway, if your school are participating in winter testing, please make sure to complete the test by 2/14/2020.

Catholic Schools Week 2020

It’s January 26-February 1, 2020 and we have SO much to celebrate.  Let’s flood social media with our message.  Below are some “plug & play” posts for you.  Cheers to Catholic Schools! CSW resources: Catholic Schools Week Poster Catholic Schools Week Flyer (2-sided)   Download all Catholic Schools Week images in a Zip archive Daily Facebook […]

Fulcrum Foundation Grant Update

Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program We are currently accepting applications for the Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program. A link to the online application and information on the program can be found. Applications must be submitted online by no later than February 12th, 2020, to considered for funding. About The Program The Fulcrum Foundation’s […]