The Year of the Eucharist Phase 3: The Real Presence

“During the coming year, I ask every Catholic and every parish community to commit themselves to deepening our understanding and experience of the Eucharist, and strengthening our Eucharistic liturgies.” – Archbishop Etienne As we continue to walk with our Archbishop, we now have entered Phase 3 (Jan.– March) – We focus on the Real Presence […]

Ash Wednesday is February 17! CRS RICE BOWL begins!

Deacon Pierce Murphy, Executive Director, Stewardship & Development, Archdiocese of Seattle has shared the following resources so your school can prepare to enter into the Season of Lent with the appropriate instructional materials to support your local CRS goals. Questions? Please contact Deacon Pierce at Pierce.murphy@seattlearch.org CRS Rice Bowl Resources Below are the recommended resource […]

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

Attached please find the Office for Catholic Schools 2021-2022 Academic Calendar.  The OCS Leadership and the Executive Principals have reviewed the calendar and have offered feedback.  We now share the calendar with you.  This calendar assumes 180 instructional days, with the starting date of September 7, and an ending date of June 17.  We recognize that […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin-1.22.21

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 3                                         January 22, 2021 State Legislative Update Bishop Mueggenborg Testifies Against Assisted Suicide Bill (HB1141) House Bill 1141 (HB 1141) increases access to physician assisted suicide and accelerates the process.  The bill broadens the definition of “qualified medical provider” and broadens the definition of those who can provide […]

Celebration of Light-January 29th- It is not too late to register

It’s not too late. Fulcrum is extending the registration deadline for the 2021 Celebration of Light until January 27. If you haven’t registered already, follow the link below to join our virtual experience on Friday, January 29 Click here to register for the Celebration of Light The Celebration of Light is vital to the success […]

Early Learning Newsletter January 25th

Early Learning Update Week of January 25th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more: Items Covered: Early Learning Roundtable Series: Link to Recording for Thursday, January 21st […]

Professional Development-Join an Accreditation Team for 2021-2022

Looking for unparalleled Professional Development? Join an Accreditation Team! The majority of our Catholic schools participate in WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association) protocol for their accreditation needs. Our elementary schools and our high schools are always looking for educators to participate in a 3-day onsite (or in this day and age, virtual) school visit – […]

March for Life: March 23 – Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day

Join us for the Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day on March 23rd 8AM – 4 pm. Register your space by March 9th at ipjc.org/CAD  The flyer is below to share broadly! 3.24.21 Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day flyer

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 1    

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 1                                         January 15, 2021 State Legislative Update Today marks the end of the first week of the state legislative session.  Below is a summary of bills on the move that are of importance to the Washington State Catholic Conference.  As bills continue to be introduced throughout the session […]

Early Learning Newsletter January 18th

Early Learning Update Week of January 18th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more Items Covered: Early Learning Parent and Staff Handbooks Preschool Fairs – Parent Map […]

Fulcrum Foundation Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program

Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program The application window for this program opens on January 5, 2021. Application can be found HERE. About the Program The Fulcrum Foundation’s Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program is designed to assist schools in welcoming students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or class by increasing accessibility, promoting academic excellence and increasing […]

WSCC Legislative Priorities and January Pro-Life Activities

Happy New Year to you all and I pray that your Christmas season has been a time of blessing. Wow – 2020 was a unique and challenging year. I am writing at the start of the Washington legislative session to greet each of you and to let you know that the Washington State Catholic Conference […]

Early Learning Newsletter January 11th

Early Learning Update Week of January 11th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more Items Covered: Updated Professional Development Trainings and Articles Early Learning Roundtable Series Thursday, […]

Winter MAP Testing 2021 Information

Questions:   If you have questions that need an immediate response, please contact our Partner Support team (1-877-469-3287) and remind them that you are with the Archdiocese of Seattle and that NWEA is handling your rostering in a different way than other partners. —     We have some updates to consider with the MAP tests that […]

Ministering with People of All Abilities Workshop – Jan. 12 or 13

Ministering with People of All Abilities Workshop Tuesday, January 12 6:30-7:30 pm PT -OR- Wednesday, January 13 10:00-11:00 am PT Do the teens in your youth group seem to struggle with social interaction at times? Do you serve seniors in your parish who may have dementia? Do you have a child in your sacrament prep […]

Fulcrum Programs-January 2021 Update

TAP – Deadline is January 8, 2021 The deadline for Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) applications is January 8, 2021. In order to maintain our timeline and promised dates for determinations, there will be no exceptions for late applications. Most applicants must provide supporting documentation, like tax forms. FACTS determines what documentation is needed based on how […]

Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education Program (PACE) Teacher Interest & Request Form

The Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE) is a two-year graduate teaching program serving Catholic schools in the western United States. PACE program participants teach full-time in K-12 Catholic schools, live together in intentional communities, and earn tuition-free graduate degrees in education.  Click here to request a PACE teacher for your school: PACE Teacher Interest […]

Early Learning Newsletter January 4th

Early Learning Update Week of January 4th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more All: Preschool Program Finder on Office of Catholic Schools Website All: Professional Development […]

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund- Deadline December 31st, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund The deadline to submit an application for the Fulcrum COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund is the end of the current calendar year. If you would like to apply, please do so by no later than December 31, 2020. The application is available via Foundant, our online grant management system. You can access it HERE. If […]

The WSCC, Catholic Charities and Catholic Health Care Support COVID-19 Vaccinations

The-Washington-State-Catholic-Conference-Catholic-Charities-and-Catholic-Health-Care-Support-COVID-19-Vaccinations The Washington State Catholic Conference, Catholic Charities and Catholic Health Care Support COVID-19 Vaccinations December 12, 2020 The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) affirms that the recently announced COVID-19 vaccines are morally permissible. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) confirms the moral permissibility of the vaccines in this memorandum dated November 20, 2020 […]

Early Learning Newsletter December 14th

Early Learning Update Week of December 14th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Items Covered: All: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! All: Updated DOH Covid-19 […]

WSCC Adovacy Network -COVID Emergency Relief -TAKE ACTION NOW!

TAKE ACTION Friends, in just the past couple days we have a seen a restart of the COVID Emergency Relief [votervoice.net] talks.  There is a strong chance it could be attached to the “must pass” federal budget bill. A bi-partisan, bi-cameral group in Congress released a new $908B framework [votervoice.net] and it is catching steam.  We know the […]

2020-2021 Accreditation Team Member 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 […]

Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools – December 2020 Update

Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools December 2020 Update In mid-August, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne appointed ten members to the Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools led by Father Ronald Nuzzi from the University of Notre Dame. This taskforce was charged by the archbishop to study church teachings, examine best practices among Catholic educators nationally and internationally, […]

Early Learning Newsletter December 7th

Early Learning Update Week of December 7th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Items Covered: All: Friday, March 12th Professional Development Day All: Remote Learning Resources […]

Non-Truancy Emergency Rule in 20-21

Non-truancy Remote Learning Absence Extended Schools have been asking about truancy during remote learning.  OSPI filed an emergency rule updating the definition of absence for the 2020–21 school year. The rule, WAC 392-401A, is effective beginning November 9, 2020 and extends through February 28, 2021. Key Updates •The non-truancy remote learning absence period is extended […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 30th

Early Learning Update Week of November 30th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Items Covered: All: Free Online Social Emotional Curriculum Resource All: New Trainings on […]

The Season of Advent is HERE!

The Season of Advent Resources USCCB Advent Resources  click here. Advent Retreat -ON DEMAND – A great way to ready ourselves for Christmas. Webpage: https://www.seattleu.edu/education/cstl/learning-programs-and-events/webinars/ Advent 2020: The Season of Waiting – When We’re Sick of Waiting for Life to Go Back to Normal. 2020 has been a demanding and daunting year. As we approach the Season of Advent, how can […]