Category: General

Parish Financial Newsletter – January 2019

The January 2019 Parish Financial Newsletter is now available for your review.  Parish Financial Newsletter -January 2019 In this issue: PAA Days 2019 – Registration New Chart of Account Numbers for Payroll Deductions IRS Fraud Pastoral Assistant for Administration Level II Opening Parish Stewardship Annual Catholic Appeal 2019 Updates from Human Resources Property and Construction […]

High School Leadership Dinner – January 31, 2019

We are anxiously looking forward to the Archbishop’s Annual Dinner for High School Senior Class Officers. Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:30 – 8:00 PM Isaac Orr Conference Room at 910 Marion Street, Seattle Please register your High School Senior Class Officers for this event. Registration deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019.

School Office Mailing – January 2019

Monthly School Tasks— –OCS Facebook My Catholic School Website School Office Monthly Mailing Archives – click here. Dear School Office Colleagues, Happy New Year! Welcome back! We hope 2019 is off to a positive start! As we begin this new calendar year, we start getting ready for the next school year. With hiring season sneaking […]

O’Dea High School Innovative School Transformation Conference- March 15, 2019

O’Dea High School has partnered with Microsoft to host its second Microsoft Showcase School Event featuring real-world professional development for educators, principals, IT staff, and counselors seeking a holistic approach to school transformation. Our sessions will focus on how interrelated initiatives in social and emotional development, digital classroom transformation, and ongoing professional development, coaching, and […]

Catholic Schools Day at the State Capitol

Wednesday, January 30th will be Catholic Schools Day at the State Capital in Olympia. Students and teachers from Catholic schools across the state are invited to participate from 10 am to 2pm in a tour of the Capitol campus, meetings with Legislative leadership, the celebration of a legislative resolution that honors the rich tradition of […]

Welcome to the Season of Advent!

The season of Advent is here and we are blessed to have rich and abundant resources that are easily accessible.  Below are some suggestions of daily videos or reflections we can all conveniently access as schedules allow.   Busted Halo – Advent explained in 2 minutes Dynamic Catholic continues their tradition of offering daily video […]

JOB POSTING: Administrative Associate – Pastoral Center – Yakima

The Diocese of Yakima seeks a highly motivated, energetic individual to serve as the Administrative Associate for the Bishop. The person who fills this position will perform administrative and secretarial assignments utilizing in-depth knowledge of the operations and procedures of the Diocese of Yakima.  In addition, the Administrative Associate will provide support to the directors […]

COME support the 2018 Unified Robotics Championship – Nov. 18, 2018

  Special Olympics Washington 2018 Unified Robotics Championship Sunday, November 18, 2018 Seattle, WA ● 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Science Center: Laser Dome & Ackerely Parents/Friends/Spectators/Families will need to register using this link: [] . This is critical that they register for the event to reserve your space.  Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. […]

Math Games – The Results are in! SUCCESS!

Math Games @ Seattle Prep – The most festive math event this side of the full moon! Math Games was a Spook-tacular success! Imagine zombie eyeballs and skeleton friends, giant spiders and sticky bug-gut juice! Witches and feathers and ruby red blood drops … fun! Catholic schools represented in force, with 176 8th graders from […]

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy Regarding Students

This is a reminder for all Catholic schools to be in compliance with the Federal Law regarding publication of their “Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy Regarding Students”. Instructions regarding this can be found in the Archdiocesan School Policy Manual (4.1 (C)). Schools are required to publish the Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy Regarding Students in their admissions […]

Change Management for the Cloud Classroom Transformation Breakout Session #4 02:00pm – 02:45pm by David Olinger, Director of Education Technology, along with Education Design Team – O’Dea High School “Integrating cloud technologies in schools is hard but necessary for schools preparing students for the future. Learn how to prepare and create a change plan to harmonize your faculty, staff, students and […]

Immersion Trip to El Salvador for Young Adults – Nov. 10-16, 2018

Immersion Trip to El Salvador for Young Adults   “Aspire not to have more but to be more.” – Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero Experience God in new and unexpected places! Young adults seeking to enrich their personal and ministerial Catholic identity are invited to apply for this immersion experience in El Salvador. November 10 – […]

Title IIA Registration for CEL Learning Walks

All elementary schools are invited to participate in the instructional leadership training with the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership. Schools are asked to contribute $325 per participant for this training. To register for the training: Complete this template. Send the template to your public school district. Your district will register you for the […]

Celebrating Susi: Holy Family Bilingual, Seattle – Experiences a Surge of Students

Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School kicked off the 2018-2019 school year with a positive problem. The school was short on desks and chairs! On September 4, Holy Family opened their classrooms to 40 new students, 12 of which enrolled during the month of August. This summer surge in enrollment coincides with the school’s hiring of […]

The Great Washington Shake Out – October 18, 2018

The Great Washington Shake Out happens annually in October! To register your organization to participate, please click here! Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:18 a.m. on October 18 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! Washingtonians can join them today by registering for the 2018 Great Washington ShakeOut. […]

GRACE: Catholic Educators Forum

GRACE Catholic Educators Forum Registration: Please register by May 1st! Registration is now open for the 2nd annual GRACE Catholic Educators Forum. Click here for more information about the event Note: please read instructions carefully to use Title IIA funds to cover your registration. Limited scholarships are available. Contact me directly for more information about scholarships.

Safety Training with Seattle Police

We are hosting a facilitated discussion with Paul McDonagh, Captain with the Seattle Police Department. Captain McDonagh is sought out for his training across the country. He will guide us through a scenario-based training model to build our understanding and skills to respond to threats and on-site violence. Participants will: Review Archdiocesan parish and school safety […]

Covenants and Work Agreements

Teacher Covenants ( form for teachers qualifying for paid benefits) and for those not qualifying for paid benefits (working less than 2/3 teaching per week), Principal Covenants and Work Agreements have been posted on the OCS website Personnel Section, “All Forms”. Please use the form, “Change in Terms or Conditions of Employment ”in“ All Forms” regarding the changing of any […]

Community Service Award: Bernadette O’Leary, ‘97

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., the Seattle University Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Governors are pleased to announce Seattle University’s 2018 Alumni Award…