Upcoming Slingerland Trainings and Spring Education Conference

Slingerland Institution for Literacy  – Our wonderful learning partners at the Slingerland Institute for Literacy have an excellent calendar of training classes coming your way! Please consider: Important Links for the Short Classes: Link to online registration: https://www.eventleaf.com/SILSCSHRS20 [eventleaf.com] Link to printable flyer: https://slingerland.org/Assets/Files/2020-HRS-Short-Class-Seriesreduced.pdf [slingerland.org] Short Class Schedule: Pre-Reading Skills  – March 6-7, 2020 Location: […]

Catholic Identity Resources

Featured Quote from Pope Francis The culture of … encounter shatters the culture of conflict. It makes of every encounter a possibility and a gift of God’s generous love. It leads us beyond the limits of our narrow horizons and constantly encourages us to a live in a spirit of universal fraternity, as children of […]

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 […]

Latino Enrollment Institute – June 21-24, 2020

Latinos have been the principal driver of demographic growth in the United States, accounting for half of the national population growth since 2000, with Latino Catholics representing 71 percent of the country’s Catholic growth. It is imperative that our Catholic schools provide a home this growing population, and the Latino Enrollment Institute [ace.nd.edu] (LEI) at the University […]

Commemoration of 40th anniversary of St. Oscar Romero’s Martyrdom- 3.21.20

Save the date for the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of St. Oscar Romero’s martyrdom March 21,2020 10:00AM Bilingual Mass St. James Cathedral, Seattle 11:15AM- Presentation Conference room adjacent to Cathedral 12:00PM-  End of the program Save-the Date flyer to share! Save the date! St. Oscar Romero- 3.21.20

Register for CRS-Rice Bowl 2020 Trainings

Prepare for Lent 2020 … Rice Bowl! You are invited to attend an in-person, lunchtime training in preparation for Rice Bowl 2020. This will be an excellent opportunity to share best practices with the ambassadors and Rice Bowl coordinators from your region and around the Archdiocese. CRS Ambassadors, Rice Bowl Coordinators, parish and school leadership, […]

2020 E-Rate Filing Deadlines

E-Rate update on 2020-21 funding year filing dates: The OCS E-Rate task force is preparing for the 2020 filing for FCC E-Rate discounts for Internet (Cat 1) and network hardware (Cat 2). There are a few deadlines to remember: January 10th – All school contact information must be entered into E-Rate’s online school EPC profile. Most […]

Understanding Deadlines

There are many deadlines that schools are requested to meet both by the Office of Catholic Schools and by Washington State’s  Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). These requests for data/deadlines can get lost in the onslaught of daily emails schools receive. Immunizations Only 58 of our schools have met reporting their immunization […]

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 […]

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 […]

Professional Development Events – hosted by O’Dea High School

O’Dea is offering two Professional Development events in 2020.  Both events will offer sessions on Technology Integration and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programming.  So please save these dates and use the links below to register.  Feel free to share these opportunities with your professional community.   Innovative School Transformation Conference March 13th, 2020 7:45am […]

GRACE Meetings for Teacher Leaders & Principals- January 2020

The next round of GRACE meetings will be in January. The meeting dates and locations are listed below. These meetings are for BOTH principals and teacher leaders. ​The agenda is included here.    To adequately prepare for the meeting, principals and teacher leaders should schedule a pre-meeting (around 30 minutes) to review this pre-meeting guide and discuss the items suggested in […]

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 […]

Free Adult Faith Formation for Parish Communities – Ron Ryan

Preparing for 2020  with Adult Faith Formation- Parent Engagement opportunities! As Special Projects Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Seattle, RON RYAN is available to parishes as a resource for ADULT FAITH FORMATION, RETREATS, and WORKSHOPS. Ron has a doctorate in ministry and has served in full-time lay ecclesial ministry in various parish and catechetical roles […]

Catholic Relief Services – Operation Rice Bowl 2020

The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th through Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020. CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten program of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. The educational materials assist ongoing parish and school efforts in developing a spirituality of justice and solidarity with those most in need. Donations help fund CRS […]

Safety Updates

The School Safety and Student Well-Being Advisory Committee of the Office of the Superintendent https://legiscan.com/WA/text/HB1216/2019 met on December 5th.  This committee is primarily the working body of House Bill 1216 on School Safety. The committee is to advise public and private schools on all matters related to comprehensive school safety and student wellbeing. At this […]

Join us for the Guatemala Immersion Encounter with Maryknoll – June 24 – July 2, 2020

“This trip by far was one of the most fulfilling of my entire life. I am completely inspired by all the students, teachers, and people we met during the trip.” – Lisa, Spanish Teacher, Seattle, WA Calling all Catholic educators: teachers, catechists, principals! Join us June 24 – July 2, 2020 for an experience of […]

Join us in December and January for some Holy Moments!

Mark your calendars! Please share broadly! December 7: Mother of the Americas—Procession from St. Mary, Seattle, to St. James Cathedral, Mass at noon  December 14: Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass, 11 a.m., St. James Cathedral, reception follows January 21, 2020: Mass for Life and March for Life, 9:30 a.m., Sacred Heart, Lacey 10 a.m., St. Michael, […]

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 […]

Archdiocesan Technology Task Force

The Chancery created an Archdiocesan Technology Task Force to create a five-year technology plan for parishes, schools, the Chancery, Cemeteries, along with Fulcrum and CCS/CHS.  This plan will embrace our tremendous opportunity to drive evangelization, increase collaboration, save money, improve security, and reduce risk.  Both the Presbyteral Council and the Finance Council, along with the […]

Fall Data Collection 2019-2020 Data Book

Greetings, The fall annual data collection is now complete.  Please go to For Catholic Schools > School Administration > Data Management to view the Data Book. Data Management Please note, you must be logged in to access the page.  If you need assistance, please contact kristin.moore@seattlearch.org or call the main line at 206-382-4861   Thank […]

THE GREAT MYSTERIES- The Sequel

The Christ in the Classroom Foundation (CIC Foundation) is required for ALL Catholic school administrators and teaching faculty (PreK – 12) annually. The CIC Foundation is intended to be a starting point, not a destination, rather a catechetical foundation for all Catholic schools. The CIC Foundation invests in the school administrators and the teaching faculty […]

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, […]

World Day of the Poor – Sunday, November 17

Pope Francis established the World Day of the Poor in 2017 “so that throughout the world Christian communities can become an ever greater sign of Christ’s charity for the least and those most in need.” This year, the World Day of the Poor is on Sunday, November 17. In this year’s message, Pope Francis wrote, […]

Washington March for Life, Olympia – January 21, 2020

Save-the-Date for the Washington March for Life in Olympia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Specific times and details will be forthcoming! Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) https://wacatholics.org/  

Holy Family Kirkland Mental Health Ministry -November 16, 2019

Holy Family Kirkland Mental health Ministry presents…. LIGHTEN UP THE HOLIDAYS!   Do the Holidays bring you down? Join us for an afternoon of prayer, song and fellowship to help us see the Light in these dark days. Saturday, November 1, 2019 Holy Family Parish 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the parish center. 7045 120th […]

November 2019 Policy Updates

Law Enforcement Support You may already be aware that Senate Bill 5514, which became law on July 28th, requires local law enforcement agencies to provide critical emergency notifications to all schools.  Many of you already have relationships with your local law enforcement agency, but it is good to reach out and make sure they have […]

Robotic Teams Unite to Support Unified Robotics Championship! Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

2019 Unified Robotics Championship!!!!  Spectator Information for Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:30 AM to 4 PM | Pacific Science Center, Seattle  FLYER TO SHARE BROADLY! 2019 Unified Robotics Championship Spectator Information Overview: The 2019 Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship caps off a six-week season, during which students with and without intellectual disabilities work together to […]