The Season of Advent begins Sunday, November 29

The Season of Advent and Resources from USCCB and our Religion Publishers USCCB Advent Resources  click here. Archdiocese of Seattle Online Faith Formation Advent Resources: click here. Advent Resources from NCEA (National Catholic Education Association) Online Advent resources from RCLBenziger: (Scroll to the middle section of this page for previous On Demand Webinars. There you […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 23rd

Early Learning Update Week of November 23rd 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: Happy Thanksgiving! All: Remote Learning Template Schedules and ideas Licensed […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 16th

Early Learning Update Week of November 16th 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: Marketing Materials All: New Professional Development Trainings posted through Mid-December […]

Fulcrum Programs Update-ACH Electronic Funds Transfer, TAP, COVID Emergency Relief Fund

 1. ACH electronic funds transfer If your school is still receiving checks from Fulcrum, please consider signing for ACH electronic funds transfer. It means you get your money faster from Fulcrum. Instead of sending a check, all Fulcrum funds would be deposited into a school or parish bank account you specify. You will continue to […]

Mandatory State Compliance: Enrollment & Staff Reporting

November 15 – Mandatory State Compliance: Enrollment & Staff Reporting: The annual Enrollment and Staff report is due on November 15th. Please use your enrollment as of October 1st to complete this report. Please note that the State Board of Education is now the entity that controls this report, not OSPI. If you have questions […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 9th

Early Learning Update Week of November 9th 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. Please see this weeks news and  bookmark the Early Learning Portal Page: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/ […]

Holocaust Curriculum Information for 2020-2021

Paul Regelbrugge, an educator, professional development and curriculum coordinator for the Holocaust Center for Humanity has brought forward an incredible opportunity (free of charge!) to provide teachers (specifically middle school educators at our Catholic schools) important resources, professional development, and lesson plans in the hopes that all of our Middle Schools are able to adequately […]

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Updates – November 2020

Updates from the Washington State Catholic Conference HHS Works to Ensure Access to Spiritual Care During COVID-19 Pandemic In a statement, USCCB Chair of Religious Liberty, Archbishop Thomas Wenski commended action by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure patients receive spiritual care, even while hospitals are under COVID-19 restrictions.  Previously, […]

N-95 Respirator Training Survey and MORE

N-95 Respirator Survey PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP Please respond to the N-95 Respirator Survey at the link below. This information will be used to set up training for your employees who will wear an N-95 respirators as part of their job.  We are also asking for the names of other N-95 respirator brands you might have […]

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Update- Enrollment Verification due 11/12

Before we can disburse TAP grants for the current school year (2020-21), we need to verify student enrollment. One person from your school will need to login to FACTS, open the report we have shared with you and update it accordingly. The report is called “Enrollment Verification.” Links to both written step by step instructions and a […]

Early Learning Newsletter November 2nd

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. Please see this weeks news and  bookmark the Early Learning Portal Page: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/   Items Covered: All: Please complete survey […]

Taking Mental Health Strategies into the Holidays

As we move into the holiday season, let’s help our communities bring mental health and coping strategies into the season too! Resources respectfully shared by the Mental Health Ministry Committee, Diversified Learners Committee, and SEL School Counselors Committee. Mental Health Support Strategies Coronavirus Mental Health Resources Mental Health America offers a free self-care school toolkit […]

IMPACT! Safe School Virtual Conference for High Schools -11.12.20

Impact Safe Schools Virtual Conference: Student Leadership Conference Thursday, November 12 from 10AM- 2PM THEME: Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities featuring Dr. Laura Kastner, Clinical Psychologist, UW, Keynote speaker. Special thank you to Chuck Bocian, Vice Principal of Student Activities, Bishop Blanchet High School, who faithfully serves as  our liaison to the OCS, Catholic High Schools, […]

Early Learning Newsletter October 26th

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. Please see this weeks news and  bookmark the Early Learning Portal Page: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/ Early Learning Update Week of October 26th, […]

UW FREE Psychoeducational Assessments Testing and Counseling Services

Dear Principals, While this info has been shared with school counselors, it is good for you to know that this invitation happens annually so you may want to reach out to Allison Robertson to get your school on the email list serv for regular updates. UW FREE Psychoeducational Assessments Testing and Counseling Services Dear School […]

WA State and City of Seattle Covid-19 Immigrant Relief Funds Available

Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund At the state level: We are excited to announce that today the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund began accepting applications. The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund will distribute $1,000 per person (up to $3,000 per household) to Washington residents who are ineligible because of immigration status for federal stimulus funds […]

CMN Virtual Gathering on Nov. 12 – noon to 1 pm

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 12pm – 1pm PST Join Catholic Mobilizing Network for a virtual gathering of Washington State Allies to discuss the death penalty, restorative justice, and racial justice. This is an opportunity for local Washington Catholics to connect themselves with the national movement to end the death penalty and promote restorative and racial […]

Seattle Prep’s 7th annual Math Games is complete!  We ESCAPED!  

Seattle Prep’s 7th annual Math Games is complete!  We ESCAPED! Special thank you to Brian Meza and the leadership of Seattle Prep for hosting this amazing virtual experience for out 8th graders!! Student teams Zoomed their way through a creative scavenger hunt, followed by a timed Escape Room. Catholic schools represented in force, with 155 […]

Early Learning Newsletter October 19th

Early Learning Update Week of October 19th, 2020 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. Please see this weeks news: Items Covered: ALL: Face Coverings Reminder ALL: […]

National Vocation Awareness Week: November 1-7

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 1-7, 2020 Now is the time to plan how parishes and schools will pray, invite, teach, and celebrate! The Office of Vocations is providing these helpful resources as we celebrate God’s universal call to holiness by helping foster a culture of vocations in our families, parishes, and schools. Please consider […]

The Maryknoll Annual Essay Contest for middle and high schools is underway! 

Maryknoll has launched our Annual Essay Contest for middle and high schools! Here’s the website with all the details: https://discoveryourneighbor.org/official-rules/  Here’s the assignment: Write an essay explaining what you think the pope means by “a civilization of love.” What signs have you seen during these extraordinary times of people building a civilization of love? How will […]

Early Learning Newsletter October 12th

Early Learning Update Week of October 12th, 2020 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. Please see this weeks news: Items Covered: All: Early Learning Portal Page […]

Database Directory of Archdiocese of Seattle Schools

As a reminder to all schools, please make sure that you have completed your staff database directory spreadsheet that was sent out by e-mail in September. It is crucial that we receive these back this week at the very latest (the week ending October 16th). In case you’re wondering why we need this staff database, two […]

Christ in the Classroom Local Retreats – Update

Friday, October 16, 2020 was originally designated archdiocesan day for the CIC Foundation LOCAL Retreats but with the implications of Covid-19 and all schools working tirelessly to open schools appropriately, this date has been released and adjustments have been given to allow each school FLEXIBILITY in meeting their local Catechetical certification and renewal requirements during […]

Christ in the Classroom Level I – Catechetical Certification for Teachers of Religion

Christ in the Classroom Level I – Catechetical Certification for Teachers of Religion Level I online coursework through Augustine Institute’s Symbolon program and the Archdiocese of Seattle, Office for Catholic Schools, for teachers of religion and elementary school principals. 2020-2021: CIC Level I- Catechetical Certification is minimally required for teachers of religion and elementary school […]

Respect Life Month Toolkit – Catholic Mobilizing Network

October is Respect Life Month, a time for Catholics to reflect more deeply on the God-given dignity of all human life. Beginning on Respect Life Sunday (October 4th, 2020), Catholics across the U.S. will recommit themselves to the work of uplifting this core tenet of our faith. CMN’s annual Respect Life Month Toolkit offers a selection […]

Racism Resources

Summer and Fall 2020 has been a time for gathering resources, sharing, reflecting and developing a call to action to eradicate racism. special thank you to our school leaders and our Catholic school librarians for sharing resources to bless our school communities. Thank you! ACE Advocates Summit -Called to HOPE ActionStepsToErdicateRacism-AnInvitationFromUSCCB Archbishop Etienne Statement on […]

Upcoming Livestream School Masses with Archbishop Etienne

Upcoming Livestream School Masses with Archbishop Etienne Tuesday, October 20th at 8:00 AM with host school, Eastside Catholic, Deacon Scott Pickett, Campus Ministry lead. Livestream vimeo link:  https://vimeo.com/463479245 [vimeo.com] Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00 AM with host school, Holy Names Academy, Julie Tilghman, Campus Ministry lead. Livestream vimeo link:  https://vimeo.com/463479245 [vimeo.com] Feast of the Immaculate […]

A call for national prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary – October 7

+September 30, 2020 Dear Parish Leadership, Peace be with you! Next week, Wednesday, October 7, the Archdiocese of Seattle will join in solidarity with Archbishop Gomez, president of the USCCB, to celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. This national prayer event is designed to unite Catholics across the country in a moment […]