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January 4, 2021


1/5 NWEA MAP Rostering training for Winter  3:30 PM
1/5 Grade 7 MDI Check-in 4:00 PM
1/7
Diversified Learners Executive Committee Mtg
1/11 Accreditation Meeting for school in 2021-22 cycle  3:30 PM
1/12 Holocaust Curriculum Training Part II  3:30 PM
1/14 Accreditation Meeting for school in 2022-23 NSBECS cycle 10 AM
1/14 GRACE Teacher Leader & Principal Meeting (for new GRACE teachers) 3:30 PM
1/21 GRACE Teacher Leader & Principal Meeting (for seasoned GRACE teachers) 3:30

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

From the Superintendent...

And, we are back!  I pray that your break was one where you were allowed to breathe in the goodness of family and God’s blessings.  As we return, there are many decisions to be made.  Let’s be sure to ground ourselves in prayer as we discern next steps in this new year.  I am reminded again of Sr. Clare Fitzgerald’s words, “God has placed us in this time to answer the call of this time.”  The baton of light, love, and hope has been placed in our hands.  As we run the race, what legacy will we leave relative to this lap of the race?  Let’s all remain faithful to the mission of our schools, “We are Catholic School leaders who discover God’s Kingdom as each responds in relationship to Jesus’ unique call.”  Amen!

Kristin and the OCS Team


Kristin Dixon 
#ignitinghope


Reflecting the Good News of Christ
Archbishop Etienne's website
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ACTION NEEDED
Accreditation Team Members Needed - Please register to be on an Accreditation Team this school year.
Fulcrum Programs January 2021 Update - TAP Deadline (1/8), Building Diversity & Inclusion Grant, COVID Relief Fund
Registration Now Open for a Virtual Celebration of Light 2021 - For questions, please call 206.219.5826 or email Nicole Gummow, events manager, at nicole.gummow@fulcrumfoundation.org.
NEWSLETTERS
January Newsletter - In this month's HS newsletter, teacher-self-care, student social emotional learning, and opportunities for leadership development are featured.
Early Learning Newsletter - January 4th - Weekly Newsletter will cover resources, professional development, new health department info and more.
GRACE Teacher Leader Winter Quarter Newsletter - New information about the GRACE program including January meeting dates, opportunities for PLC work in the Winter, and general information about the program
Weekly Newsletter from the Archdiocese of Seattle
RESOURCES
Teacher Recruitment - Here are the OCS Teacher Recruitment Initiatives. If you have any questions, please email Kristine Moore, kristin.moore@seattlearch.org
Clock hours Update -- Great reminders and instructions on how to get clock hours processed on time and utilize the pdEnroller system to provide professional clock hours to teachers.
The WSCC, Catholic Charities and Catholic Health Care Support COVID-19 Vaccinations - Please share this letter from the Washington State Catholic Conference with your communities.
Ministering with People of All Abilities Workshop - Join parish/school staff and volunteers for a series of discussions about ministering with individuals who have disabilities.
Educational Leadership application season is here. Deadlines for applying to programs are in early 2021. Contact Kelly Surapaneni, ksurapaneni@fulcrumfoundation.org with questions.
Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE) - PACE Teacher Interest & Request Form
Email Updates -  Please log-in to the OCS website to view the collection of emails from Terri Fewel.
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