July 15, 2019
Dear Villa Victoria Families, Alumnae, and Friends:

Thank you for being a part of the Villa Victoria family. I want to provide you with a summer update.

´╗┐Moving Villa Forward

The Villa theatre curtain was re-fireproofed this spring to keep it in compliance with state and local codes. This is a large expense that must be done on a regular schedule. Additional improvements were also made to the stage area in the theatre.

An outside company has been hired to re-surface the tennis courts. In addition, this summer we will be upgrading the cross country course. A group of Villa parents will assist with the improvements to the cross-country course. If you want to help with this project, please email cwhite@villavictoria.org and have your name added to the list of helpers.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Villa Spring Photo Contest for our girls. 

Spring Photo Contest Winners:
Esmeralda Bodon '22, First Place
Katie Chilton, '21, Second Place
Nia Solares Martinette '21, Third Place
Carolyn Zhang, '21, Honorable Mention

A photo of the several of the Villa photographers holding the photos to be hung in the dining hall appears at the beginning of this letter.

Strategic Planning Committee

In the fall of 2018 the Board of Directors commissioned a Strategic Planning committee. This was to ensure that Villa Victoria Academy remains strong into the future. The Committee has now finalized the rolling three-year plan for Villa. You can see the plan here . A grateful thank you to the Filippini sisters, teachers, staff, parents, students, alumnae and committee members who donated their talents and time over the last year to this project. And my deepest thanks to those individuals who served on this committee. They are:

Sr. Marianne McCann, MPF, Board Member,
Chair of Strategic Planning Committee

Mrs. Samantha Angelone, Director of Development
Sr. Laura Bezila, MPF, Board Member
Ms. Alisandra Carnevale '02, Board Member
Sr. Lesley Draper, MPF, Principal
Sr. Lillian Harrington, MPF, President
Mr. Bob Lawrence, Board Member
Mr. Jim Mergiotti, Alum Parent

Special thanks to Mrs. Barbara Yetman, Guidance Director at Villa, for her assistance in assimilating and writing the plan for the committee.

Wishing you a restful and relaxing summer. The next Moving Villa Forward update will come to you this Fall.


Chuck Machion
Chairperson, Board of Directors
Villa Parent '04 and '21