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February 16, 2021


2/17 Ash Wednesday Mass with AB Etienne at the Cathedral 12:10 PM
2/17 Culture Capital and Black Community: Cultivate the Genius of Black Children (register by 2/12)  5:30 PM
2/19 Deadline for the Fulcrum Diversity and Inclusion Grant
2/24 Deadline for Round 2 of Fulcrum COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
2/24 Saint Martin's, Seattle Pacific and University of Puget Sound Virtual Handshake Fair
2/28 Submit PACE Teacher Request/School Interest Form
3/5 Deadline for The Matthew Project Survey


Virtual Meetups hosted by OCS
View our Calendar for complete meetings and events
Principal Monthly Task List

From the Superintendent...
 
Here we are, Ash Wednesday already.  I spoke recently to Rick Boyle.  He shared with me a recent homily take away.  Instead of focusing on what we need to give up this Lent, we could be reviewing our year with COVID and the many hidden blessings during this time.  Yes!  As I reflect, I will tell you that I am so very grateful for the frequent contact with each of you.  While it is virtual, through these 11:00 AM meetings, the OCS has had the heightened opportunity to walk beside you.  And yet, we know that we have not walked IN your shoes.  Each of you has survived and thrived this past year, and I believe it is due, in part, to your willingness to partner with one another and with us.  We have learned so much from your questions and from your willingness to truly share with one another to find the answers together.  May you have a wonderful Fat Tuesday, and a truly grateful Ash Wednesday as we begin Lent together. 

Please know that each of you remain in our prayers of love and gratitude.

Kristin and the OCS Team


Kristin Dixon 
#ignitinghope


Reflecting the Good News of Christ
Archbishop Etienne's website
https://www.archbishopetienne.com/
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ACTION NEEDED
Fulcrum COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Round 2 - Deadline is February 24th
Fulcrum Foundation Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Application Deadline is February 19th - Contact Susan Ocoma, susan.ocoma@fulcrumfoundation.org with questions
Fill out the PACE Teacher Request & Interest Form by February 28th - Questions, please contact ksurapaneni@fulcrumfoundation.org
2021-2022 Academic Calendar- Please complete your 21-22 Academic Calendar and return to OCS by March 1, 2021.
NEWSLETTERS
Early Learning Newsletter - Week of February 15th, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter will cover resources, professional development, new health department info and more.
February High School Newsletter 2021 - HS information including how to celebrate Black History Month, Hybrid Teaching and Reopening, and general announcements
Weekly Newsletter from the Archdiocese of Seattle
RESOURCES
Welcome to the season of Lent! - Through the new ARCH website, you will find relevant and helpful resources as we prepare for Ash Wednesday!
Offering Hope and Healing after Suicide Webinar- 2.16 at Noon - Using examples from across the country, learn practical ideas for accompanying the grieving after suicide and how to create an effective mental health ministry.
The Fulcrum Educational Leadership Grant deadline is March 31st. -  Educational Leadership Programs information sessions and deadlines.
The Matthew Project - Phase 1 through Loyola University - All schools have received survey materials from The Greeley Center Team to send out to your teachers and school parents.
WSCC Updates: Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day- March 23 Please register for this free event by March 9 if you would like to meet with your legislators during CAD.
 
Teacher Recruitment Upcoming Fairs - Virtual Fairs: (2/24) Saint Martin's, Seattle Pacific and Univ. of Puget Sound, (3/4) Univ. of Portland, (3/17) Gonzaga University
MAP Testing January Updates All MAP testing sites and coordinators should read through the January updates from NWEA
 
Equity and Diversity Resources on Trello - Access to the Principal Trello board including upcoming free and low-cost seminars and prof. dev. about race, diversity, equity and belonging
Curriculum Day 2021 - Registration Opens 2/22 On March 12th we are hosting a fully-virtual professional development day; most will award clock hours
Email Updates -  Please log-in to the OCS website to view the collection of emails from Terri Fewel.
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