WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin #11

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 11                                       April 3, 2020 CARES Act On March 27 the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2.2 trillion aid package.  Provisions of the act include direct checks to middle and lower income households, extended unemployment benefits, funding for the health care system, […]

Can you help??? CCS needs 10,000 facemasks

Catholic Community Services is in need of 10,000 facemasks and they are looking to us for help!  Please help us spread the word quickly.  See the two links below for more information. We need your help!  Catholic Community Services is running low on facemasks and they need help. It’s a pretty fun idea. And a […]

Calming Pain – April 9 7pm via ZOOM

St. Catherine of Siena Mental Health Ministry Team Educational Forum presents Calming Pain Thursday, April 9, 7:00-9:00 PM via ZOOM RSVP to bucklandmike@hotmail.com for link Pain comes in so many flavors: emotional, physical, spiritual. Dealing with the stress of mental and physical illness can make it hard to have energy to enjoy your life. Kathy […]

Preparing for Holy Week 2020 Virtually

Holy Week 2020 will be a profound opportunity to walk our holiest of holy days together…remotely.  This post will grow with resources for you, your faculty, your school families as we find new ways to walk together as people of God connecting to our parish communities, and the wider faith communities surrounding us during this […]

Faith Formation Resources to support Lenten Prayer Opportunities

Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ.”  — Pope Francis Resources for religion during the season of Lent and more! Shared by the USCCB…. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Lent 2020: Raise Up, Sacrifice, and Offer Shared by Loyola […]

Coronavirus Relief Funds for Catholic Schools

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has passed a roughly $2 trillion coronavirus response bill intended to speed relief across the American economy. There are seven main groups that would receive funds from the CARES Act: individuals, small businesses, big corporations, hospitals and public health, federal safety net, state and local governments, […]

Pastoral Care during the Coronavirus Outbreak

As we continue to walk together this odyssey of a strange new reality known as COVID-19, I want to better utilize this blog as a means of being close to all of you. God bless, Archbishop Etienne Consider signing up to receive regular postings from Archbishop Etienne’s blog, Truth in Love. Accessing the Daily Mass […]

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: https://www.pdenroller.org/ [pdenroller.org] 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. […]

2020 CRS RICE BOWL – Applying for a Garden Grants?

2020 RICE BOWL GARDEN GRANT The CRS – Rice Bowl local grant process for gardens is currently open and will close on Friday, April 17. To ensure that funds are received prior to garden preparation and planting, you are encouraged to apply ASAP by submitting an application via email or mail. Please note that if […]

7th Grade MDI continues during the Coronavirus Virus

Our Valiant MDI Team continues on, especially during this profound time! THANK YOU to our 27 schools for adapting and using the MDI rubrics with new eyes during this of home study.  The key questions have now been personalized… Who are our neighbors on the margins during this immediate time? How can I offer corona […]

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 […]

Daily Principal Meetups- Archived video

Did you miss one of our Daily Principal Meetups?  We’ve got you covered!  Click on a tile below for the recorded Zoom of each of our daily meetups.  All chat notes and resources will be posted to the 2019/2020 Principal Trello Board.  We will continue to add as they are recorded.  Thank you to all […]

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:  Everyday Monday-Friday (for as long as we need it!) Time: 7:30-8:00 am Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/287489940?pwd=Q1lIZkFMd1ZzZFlYWUNXU2s3TkdJUT09 Meeting ID: 287 489 940 Password: 665837 One tap mobile +13462487799,,287489940# US (Houston) +16699006833,,287489940# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 […]

Teaching Certificate Expiration Dates Extended One Year for Educators

Washington State is currently experiencing a rapid outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), impacting our communities in a number of ways. As a result of these unprecedented and challenging times, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has filed emergency rules [lnks.gd], extending the validity period on certificates expiring June 30, 2020 for one additional year. These certificates […]

Private School Approval Application

Private schools apply annually for approval from the Washington State Board of Education to operate as an approved private school. The application form is currently available online. As of March 16, 2020 the State Board of Education granted an extension for submitting private schools application out two weeks. You have until April 15, 2020 to […]

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 […]

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 10 

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 10                                       March 13, 2020 Message from Mario Dear Friends in Christ, Our legislative session has now officially wound down and has come to a close for the year. This being the case and on behalf of our Washington Bishops, I want to take a moment to […]

A Coronavirus Prayer

A Coronavirus Prayer by Kerry Weber March 2, 2020 America, The Jesuit Review Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing […]

Urge Governor to Veto Comprehensive Sex Education

A message from the Washington State Catholic Conference Last week, the Washington State House of Representatives approved SB 5395 , which mandates a statewide standard on all K-12 public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. The bill prevents locally elected school boards from fully self-determining their own approach in this sensitive area. While vaguely requiring […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary

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 […]

The 4th Annual Archdiocesan Inclusion Ministry Mass on Saturday, March 7, 2020 has been postponed.

The 4th Annual Archdiocesan Inclusion Ministry Mass on Saturday, March 7, 2020 has been postponed. After consulting with members of the Inclusion Committee and other chancery staff, it has been decided to postpone the Inclusion Mass and Dance due to health concerns.  We have been advised that some of our community members are more susceptible […]