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January 11, 2021


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
1/22 Livestream Mass for Life hosted at St. James Cathedral 8:00 AM

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

From the Superintendent...

My mantra throughout the past challenging 9 months has been, “We walk by faith, and not by sight.”  However hopeful I might be, the events of last week on Capitol Hill amplified my questions and my sadness.  This past Sunday, we celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus marking his official step into public ministry.  He entered into the muddy waters of the Jordon alongside flawed humans like ourselves, and emerged with the Father’s blessing and the Holy Spirit’s courage.   The very mission of our Catholic schools, to create and foster missionary disciples of Jesus, emphasizes and ignites our hope for a better tomorrow.   In our schools, we experience “muddy waters”, but we continue to stand beside one another and model for our world how to live, love and serve as Jesus and the early Christians did.  I want to thank the leaders and all our families for your commitment to our Catholic schools, and for walking with us in faith and in hope. 

Kristin and the OCS Team


Kristin Dixon 
#ignitinghope


Reflecting the Good News of Christ
Archbishop Etienne's website
https://www.archbishopetienne.com/
Please log-in to the mycatholicschool.org website to view the links below.
ACTION NEEDED
Covenant Intent Forms- Covenant forms for principals and pastors are now available online.
Fulcrum Programs- Diversity & Inclusion Grant - Contact Susan Ocoma, susan.ocoma@fulcrumfoundation.org with questions
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 11th - Weekly Newsletter will cover resources, professional development, new health department info and more.
Weekly Newsletter from the Archdiocese of Seattle
RESOURCES
MAP Testing Information for Winter 2021 - Please visit our webpage for more information about MAP Winter Testing this year and rostering details
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.
WSCC Legislative Priorities and January Pro-Life Activities The WSCC is ready to work with us to build our advocacy network on many key themes. Here are links of key opportunities.
Remo: Online social platform for auctions - Join us January 21st for a REMO demo (online social platform for auctions). 10-11 am
Back to Basics - Thursday, January 28th: Back to Basics Series "Admissions Practices" Time 10-11am
Educational Leadership application - Deadlines 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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