Category: General

January’s BRANDING workshop is one you do not want to miss!

If you want to grow your enrollment, you MUST attend January’s Marketing, Enrollment & Advancement workshop!  Your school brand is key in growing your school. About out guest speaker… Christy Sharafinski has been in the graphic design business with a specialty in marketing and copywrite for over 20 years.  She has worked with large corporate organizations […]

Fulcrum Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program

Coming soon – the application for the Fulcrum Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program! When is the application deadline and when will grant determinations be announced? The application window will open January 8, 2020. Applications must be submitted by February 12, 2020 to be considered for funding. All applicants will receive notice regarding the outcome […]

Fulcrum TAP Applications Deadline – January 8th

Reminder: The deadline for Fulcrum TAP applications for 2020-21 is January 8, 2020 This means that the application AND all supporting documentation, such as tax forms and W-2’s, must be submitted by end of day January 8th to be considered for Fulcrum funding. No exceptions will be made for late applications. Please encourage families to […]

Let’s Continue the Conversation About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion!

Please join us in continuing the conversations we started at our August in-service with Alison Park and our colleagues across the archdiocese.  The Fulcrum Foundation’s Diversity Committee will be hosting another opportunity for learning and sharing best practices for bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion into our schools and classrooms. This session is for faculty, staff, […]

E-Walk Scholarship Application Re-Opens!

There is still funding available to support the cost of the E-Walk online teacher observation tool. Please apply by November 30th!

Accreditation Visiting Team 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 […]

Please welcome our newest administrative assistant, Kristine Moore!

Please welcome our newest administrative assistant, Kristine Moore!  The Office for Catholic Schools is happy to welcome and introduce Kristine Moore to the Catholic Schools community! Kristine is serving as our new Administrative Assistant supporting the areas of mission, Catholic identity, personnel, school governance, and school operations.   Kristine brings over twenty years of administrative experience […]

National Catholic Educational Association’s Elizabeth Ann Seton Award Winners

We are proud to announce that Fulcrum Chair of the Board, Tony Audino, and his wife and Board Member Michelle were bestowed the National Catholic Educational Association’s Elizabeth Ann Seton Award at the NCEA’s Seton Awards Gala and Philanthropy Symposium in Maryland on October 7th. This award is named after Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in […]

CEL Elementary & HS Program Registration

Registration for the elementary and HS CEL programs closes on October 31st. Complete the Title IIA form linked here and submit to your district ASAP to register. For Elementary Registration, click here For High School Registration, click here Click here for more information on the UW CEL Program.

Mental Health Resources

In the United States last year, nearly 1 in 5 people suffer from mental illness – mental illness are taken seriously here at the Catholic Schools. If you ever need assistance or information, below are links for mental health resources: Mental Health Guide Mental Health Resource List

The Math Games registration is officially open!

THE MATH GAMES – October 26th, 2019 Saturday, 1-4 pm, @ Seattle Prep McHugh gymnasium Gather your teams and sign them up – you won’t want to miss this amazingly fun, math-filled adventure!  The theme’s a surprise, but if past years give hints, we’ve had bugs and guts and eyeballs galore!  Rubies and feathers, hints […]

Accreditation Visiting Team Registration

Being part of an accreditation visiting team is an enriching professional development opportunity. 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 like to be on a visiting accreditation team for […]

MMR VACCINE EXEMPTION LAW CHANGE 2019

In May 2019 the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children only from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required for school and child care entry. You may have received information from the Washington State Department of Health, and informed your community. If you have […]

Fulcrum Foundation Grant Programs

Timelines have been scheduled for the Fulcrum Foundation Grants. For more information about each Grant, please click on the heading   School Partnership Grant Program (SPG) 9/12/2019 Application window open (via Foundant) 10/29/2019 Application deadline 1/7/2020 Determination letters mailed 2019-2020 Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) 10/1/2019 Enrollment verification begins (via FACTS) 1/8/2020 Application deadline […]

MAP Fall Testing 2019-20

Greetings, MAP Testing window FALL Testing 9/23/2019 – 10/18/2019 WINTER Testing 1/20/2020 – 2/14/2019 SPRING Testing 5/11/2020 – 6/5/2020   Your fall roster file is due on Friday 9/6/2019. The process to roster your students is very much the same as previous year.  Please download the latest templates to begin your MAP roster.  Your school […]

School Office Mailing – August 2019

• Monthly School Tasks    • OCS Facebook • My Catholic School Website School Office Monthly Mailing Archives – click here. Dear School Office Colleagues, Welcome back! As you are returning to your school buildings we hope you had a wonderful summer and a great start as we gear up for the new school year. […]

St. Martin’s University – Fall Career and Internships Fairs

Registration is open for the Fall 2019 Career and Internship Fairs at Saint Martin’s University [stmartin.edu]! These fairs are small, industry-specific events, and we encourage all students to attend. They are great opportunities to recruit students for open jobs and internships. We have changed the location of these events to be held in the buildings […]

Office of Marriage and Family Life

The Office of Marriage and Family Life serves as a wonderful resource for our Catholic schools! The Office of Marriage and Family Life proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ’s presence in the life of the family by assisting parishes, schools and faith communities in forming and supporting families in living their vocation to marriage […]

Memo of Understanding – Gonzaga, Fulcrum Foundation, and OCS

Catholic schools partnership targets service to diverse learners Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools, Gonzaga University, Fulcrum Foundation GU-FF-OCS MOU Poster The Archdiocese of Seattle Office for Catholic Schools is joining with Gonzaga University’s School of Education and the Fulcrum Foundation to increase opportunities for students training to serve diversified learners. The joint initiative is designed […]

Mission and Catholic Identity – August 5, 2019

For Monday, August 5 Mission and Catholic Identity Catechetical Certification for Catholic Schools – Level I. Please join us in participating in the 2019-2020 Christ in the Classroom (CIC) Level I.  Interested schools joining Cohort 2 can start signing up NOW! The direct link to ordering your three year subscription to the Symbolon series through […]

Xerox Open House – June 19

QBSI-Xerox is proud to support the Archdiocese of Seattle and their technology needs. You are invited to join Open House meet your QBSIXerox team and check out our product offering. June 19, 2019  11:00AM – 2:00PM Please see the attached flier for more information.Open House 6.19.19

School Office Mailing – June 2019

Monthly School Tasks— –OCS Facebook My Catholic School Website School Office Monthly Mailing Archives – click here. Dear School Office Colleagues, We made it to June!! We hope all your end of year celebrations, graduation ceremonies, and summer months are filled with joy and fun! Before students head off for summer break, we have a […]

GRACE Program Mini Grant Application is Now Open

Thanks to our partnership with the Fulcrum Foundation, grant funding is available to help schools cover the sub fees needed to participate in GRACE program meetings. Complete the application form below by September 15, 2019, to apply!

Sample Language for Title Funds Plans

It’s the time of year in which you are asked to submit Title funding plans to your local school district. The documents below provide some helpful sample language for use in the different plans you will be crafting. Title IIA- Elementary Title IIA- High School Title IVA- Elementary and High School

E-Walk Demonstration Webinars

Are you considering adopting the E-Walk online teacher observation platform for next school year? Learn more about this product and how it can help you observe teachers by participating in a product demo webinar with Mar Moretti, our E-Walk partner. Complete the registration form below to sign up for a webinar.      

School Office Mailing – May 2019

Monthly School Tasks— –OCS Facebook My Catholic School Website School Office Monthly Mailing Archives – click here. Dear School Office Colleagues, Happy Easter season!! We hope you had a lovely Spring Break, wherever it may have fallen this year. Now we are in this last quarter of the school year, please note a few housekeeping […]