Faith-based Activities for your Students

Faith based activities that your younger students might enjoy during independent work or project time! MagnifiKid (offers individual subscriptions and free coloring pages):  click here  Holy Heroes StoryCorner with Caroline: click here Mass preparation coloring page, readings, video:  click here Printable Saints Coloring Books for the Year: click here Tiny Saints – free activities to […]

NWEA MAP Rostering Meeting

Dear Principals and MAP rostering personnel, On Thursday, August 6th  at 10 AM – NWEA will be hosting a rostering meeting to help schools solidify the process of rostering for Fall MAP testing. Nathan Stuart, Senior Technical Consultant for NWEA and Mark Duquette, NWEA regional rep, will be online hosting this session to ensure our […]

Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) for 7th Graders – Please join us this year!

Friday, August 14 – 9AM – Noon PST Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) Formation Day! Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) Formation Day for participating 7th grade teachers will be experienced via Zoom. Anna Clarke Johnson, Maryknoll, Lauren Hobbs, our MDI Companion and Teacher Leader at Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Seattle, and Sandy Barton Smith, OCS, will […]

Updates and Resources from The WSCC

Washington State Catholic Conference  – Direct link: https://wacatholics.org/stay-informed/civilize-it Resources and materials to support your efforts strengthening parent engagement. Catholic schools need your help. Urge our U.S. Senators to support “School Choice Now Act.” ACT NOW  Spanish “Civilize It” series Share all four Facebook posts with your community. Click here for materials Share Civilize It series now through November 3. […]

Annual Safety Training Schedule for All Maintenance Personnel – REQUIRED

The Annual Safety Training is a requirement for all maintenance personnel in the archdiocese. Maintenance and Custodial Fall Zoom Training Schedule – Zoom trainings from Sept. 16 – October 7. Registration information [seattlearchdiocese.us9.list-manage.com] September 16 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Everett September 25 St. Rose, Longview September 30 St. Ann, Tacoma October 1 St. Madeleine Sophie, Bellevue October 7 St. Patrick, […]

August PD Offerings – Online

Virtual PD offerings recommended by the OCS Team For additional PD offerings that run as a series, etc. please visit the Virtual Meetups link and OCS Calendar events. Thursday, August 6 -10:00 am – 11:30 am PST. NWEA will be hosting a rostering meeting to help schools solidify the process of rostering for Fall MAP […]

Mental Health Resources for August

Supporting Youth Mental Health: An Educational Presentation for Caregivers of Teens – Click HERE for Details MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 2 hour online Spiritual Retreat through NAMI   10AM -Noon Resister at www.NAMI-eastside.org Flyer to share broadly: Nami Eastside Spiritual Retreat 082220  

USCCB Catholic Education Action Alert- Please represent our voice!

In recent weeks we have asked you to contact your Members of Congress in support of Catholic schools – and thanks to you, almost 100,000 messages were delivered!  Your work has paid off. We have a newly introduced emergency school choice bill:  The School Choice Now Act – but we are not near the finish line just […]

OSPI Private Schools Summer Conference 2020 – Two August sessions

OSPI Summer Conference 2020 Think Better… Live Better… Teach Better… series Each session: Is FREE to private school educators employed by State Board of Education approved private schools; Includes training materials; Provides 18 free clock hours! (for completing all 3 days) Registration is open for this year’s Private Schools Summer Conference! The conference will offer […]

NWEA-MAP July 2020 Update

July Partner Update As we shift our focus to help partners plan for the return of school this fall (whatever that may look like),this month’s communication provides important information on MAP Growth updates and enhancements coming in July, including new norms, MAP Growth K-2 scale maintenance, reporting updates and more. We have also included important […]

Inclusion Ministry presents Families Growing Together Series- 7/18, 8/1, and 8/15!

Families Growing Together Series: You are invited to an hour of community, prayer, and reflection via Zoom for people who have disabilities and their families. The (Arch)diocese of Region XII have decided to host a series of webinars for our Inclusion Ministry community.  Please feel free to distribute this flyer to anyone who might be […]

20-21 Year of The Eucharist – Toolkit

Our Common Prayer for the Year of the Eucharist Lord Jesus Christ, the Eucharist is your gift to us. As we celebrate your mysteries, the very work of our redemption is accomplished, and we are filled with every grace and blessing. May the liturgy become the pattern of our lives. May our celebrations of this […]

The Mass with Investiture with the Pallium at 2:00 pm, July 16 – LIVESTREAM

Join us virtually for The Mass with Investiture with the Pallium scheduled for 2:00 pm, July 16, at St. James Cathedral and will be live-streamed. The pallium, a special vestment worn around the shoulders by a metropolitan archbishop, represents the archbishop’s responsibility as a shepherd and is a sign of his communion with the Holy […]

Archdiocese of Seattle Pastoral Planning Statement – 7.8.20

Pastoral Planning Statement 7.8.20 Archdiocese of Seattle Reaches Milestones in Pastoral Planning Process Launches Survey and Names Members to the Pastoral Council Seattle, WA, July 8, 2020 – The Archdiocese of Seattle continues its pastoral planning process with the goal of ensuring all archdiocesan and parish ministries are serving the fundamental mission of the church, […]

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin is available in English/Spanish

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin is now available in both Spanish and English! The WSCC is happy to announce that the monthly WSCC Advocacy Bulletin is available in Spanish and English.  This is an excellent tool to share with your school families so they are informed and invited to join in the advocacy work of the Church […]

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 14

A Statement from the Executive Director Confronting Racism: A Call to Conversion It has been a month since George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer.  Two weeks ago we witnessed the death of Rayshard Brooks.  Their deaths were preceded by those of Manuel Ellis, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others before them.  […]

Supreme Court’s Decision in Blaine Amendment Case

U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty and Catholic Education Chairmen Grateful for Supreme Court’s Decision in Blaine Amendment Case June 30, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenged a decision by the Montana Supreme Court to invalidate a […]

Fulcrum is featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal

June 2020: The Fulcrum Foundation is featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal Washington State COVID-19 Giving Guide and its Digital Showcase. Please click and share this link with others!   https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/listings/12/item/4073 Emailinfo@fulcrumfoundation.org To learn more about the Fulcrum Foundation, please visit: https://www.fulcrumfoundation.org/

June Updates on Pastoral Care Ministry Opportunities

Agape Service Project: Serving Migrant Farmworkers in Whatcom County Agape Service Project – Support Flyer Even though we have had to cancel our volunteer youth groups for the summer, our staff continues to run our social services. The families we serve – farm workers of Whatcom County – are always essential workers, but especially so […]

Thankful for the Gift of Service from Karen Tarabochia

Thankful for the Gift of Service from Karen Tarabochia Dear Lord, We come to you with hearts filled with gratitude for the many years of service given by our friend, Karen, who is preparing to retire. We thank Karen for the long term contributions she has made in the execution of daily tasks, in her […]

Mental Health Webinars on Grief- TIMELY and EXCELLENT!

1) Grieving the Loss of a Loved One Webinar –  Tuesday, June 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. During Covid-19, we ave experienced many types of losses, some so very profound. Please consider inviting members of your school communities who have experiences the love of a loved one recently to consdier signing up for […]

Bishops’ response to the DACA Decision

Archdiocese of Seattle Bishops Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on DACA June 18, 2020 – It is with joyful hearts that we offer this statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Catholic Church welcomes the Supreme Court’s ruling as it supports our efforts to promote and protect the life and […]

Reopening for Fall 2020

  June 18, 2020   Dear Catholic School Leaders, Teachers, Families, Little did we know in March, that our plans for distance/remote learning would take us to the end of the academic school year, and yet, here we are!  What does this mean for us as we reflect on what we have learned, and how […]

Archdiocese of Seattle Appoints Father Ronald Nuzzi to Chair Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools to Address Ministerial Covenant

Catholic Schools Taskforce Announcement 6.16.20 Archdiocese of Seattle Appoints Father Ronald Nuzzi to Chair Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools to Address Ministerial Covenant Seattle, WA, June 16, 2020 – Today the Archdiocese of Seattle announced the appointment of Father Ronald Nuzzi as chair of the Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools. With his leadership, the taskforce […]

Our Pastoral Response to Address Racism – Letter and Resources

June 2020 Dear Principals, Pastoral Leaders, and Pastoral Ministers, We are compelled to send a letter in response to the recent killing of George Floyd (and many others) and the resulting protests seeking an end to institutional racism.  Our hearts break, along with yours, for the longstanding pain suffered by black and brown people in […]

Tools for Transformation Zoom from JustFaith – June 23rd

From JustFaith Ministries….Tools for Transformation: How to Educate Your Community on Faith and Justice Flyer to share with your young adults – parent community Virtual Introductory Presentation   Do you feel called to explore the expansiveness of love, a love that draws us into compassion and justice? Join us to hear from Jack Jezreel, author and […]

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 […]