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January 25, 2021

NOW - Register for Celebration of Light - Deadline January 27, 2021
1/26 Mark Duquette hosts NWEA MAP Testing Office hours   7:30 AM
1/26 Holocaust Curriculum Training Part III with Paul R.  3:30 PM
1/28 Mark Duquette hosts NWEA MAP Testing Office hours  2:30 PM
1/28 General meeting about Accreditation - Open to ALL! 3 PM
1/29 Deadline for WCEA Application for Site Visit Grant Application   5:00 PM

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

From the Superintendent...
As we prepare for the Celebration of Light, I am thinking about the phrase “pay it forward”.    I enjoyed about the movie by the same name, but I am curious about the derivation of the phrase.  “The actual phrase pay it forward, was most likely coined by an author Lily Hardy Hammond where she wrote: ‘You don’t pay love back; you pay it forward.’”  I love this idea, especially as it applies to the work and mission of the Fulcrum Foundation.  Every person who has attended the Celebration of Light has had a direct or indirect experience with Catholic schools that compels each to touch the life of an individual through the gift of Catholic education.  Whether it is through tuition assistance for a student, or a school  through the partnership grants, or assisting one of our future Catholic school leaders through a university partnership; each is an example of a gift of love that truly pays it forward!  Every gift affirms the foundation’s ability to  allow students access, improve school programs for future generations, and prepare Catholic leaders to minister to their communities.  Next Friday, the Fulcrum team has made it possible for us to virtually gather, celebrate our Catholic schools and honor all those who truly impact the future of our Church and world.  I want to express my deep gratitude for all that the Fulcrum Foundation team and the donors have done over the past 19 years to support our Catholic schools.  We look forward to seeing you all Friday night at the Celebration of Light…and of love.

Kristin and the OCS Team

Kristin Dixon 

Reflecting the Good News of Christ
Archbishop Etienne's website
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It's not too late to register for the Celebration of Light. Registration deadline extended to January 27th. - For questions, please call 206.219.5826 or email Nicole Gummow, events manager, at
Covenant Intent Forms- Covenant forms for principals and pastors are now available online.
2021-2022 Academic Calendar- Please complete your 21-22 Academic Calendar and return to OCS by March 1, 2021.
Fulcrum Programs- Diversity & Inclusion Grant - Contact Susan Ocoma, with questions
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 - Week of January 25th, 2021 - Weekly Newsletter will cover resources, professional development, new health department info and more.
Weekly Newsletter from the Archdiocese of Seattle
WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin - The Legislature is moving quickly and WSCC is providing weekly guidance for your awareness and participation.
Chancery News Release - This afternoon the Chancery will be issuing a news release about the closing of St. Paul Catholic School. 
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.
Teacher Roundtable Discussion on Coming Back to School and Teaching During the Pandemic -- on 1/20 we had teachers discuss how they were able to effectively come back into the classroom and teach during the pandemic. These are all teachers from schools within the Seattle Archdiocese.
March for Life: March 23 - Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day - An opportunity for ALL schools to participate in virtually! Please share flyer broadly to your communities!
Teacher Recruitment Initiatives and Upcoming Fairs - 2 Handshake Virtual Fairs (2/11) Seattle Univ. (2/24) Saint Martin's, Seattle Pacific and Univ. of Puget Sound
The Fulcrum Educational Leadership Grant is now open - Deadlines for applying are in early 2021. Contact Kelly Surapaneni, 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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