Mexican Cuisine Day!

“Happy Taco Tuesday!”

 Sopa Del Dia

Cheesy Bacon and Potato / Beef Chili

Plato Del Dia

“Mexican Cuisine Day”

Hand Prepared = Pulled Pork Tamales, Ground Beef, Ground Chorizo Sausage, Shredded Chicken, Black Beans, Refried Beans, Black Beans, and Roasted Veggies.  Served with Fresh Salads, Pico de Gallo, Spanish Rice, Steamed Rice, Tomato Salsa, Sour Cream, Chef Prepared Guacamole, and Cheese.

*Tamale’s Prepared by International Exchange Student – Maria!

Postre Del Dia

Chocolate Tamales!

Maria’s Grandmothers Recipe!

From Japan, just in time for our cherry blossoms

Yui K. is on exchange from our sister school in Tokyo, Japan for four weeks.

What are three words that describe you?

musical, sporty and a dog person

What are two differences between your Sacred Heart school and Forest Ridge?

First, you use PCs in every class. Second, students from different grades attend some of the same classes (art, math etc).

Why did you choose to go on Sacred Heart exchange?

I chose to go because I wanted to learn what the people at my age think in America, and also wanted to feel the atmosphere here.

What’s the most popular spot for visitors to your city?

Sensouji temple (in Asakusa) or Shibuya Harajuku (Kawaii culture)

A Visitor from Mexico City

Maria Jose “Majo” is a 9th grade student on exchange from Sagrado Corazon, our sister Sacred Heart school in Mexico City, Mexico.

What are three words that describe you?

Positive, happy and someone who likes to help others

What are two differences between your Sacred Heart school and Forest Ridge?

In Mexico, we don’t have study blocks, while at Forest Ridge, I have a study hall period with my host sister.

Why did you choose to go on Sacred Heart exchange?

I chose to go on exchange because it is good to try new things and to be independent.

What’s the most popular spot for visitors to your city?

You should visit the historic center of Mexico City, the Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Chapultepec Forest.

Just in time for Mardi Gras- a visitor from New Orleans!

Sophomore Caroline N. joins us from Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans

What are three words that describe you?

Adventurous, easy-going and funny

What are two differences between your Sacred Heart school and Forest Ridge?

At my school in New Orleans, we have one building for Middle school and high school, and one building for the younger kids. I think that it is interesting that Forest Ridge has so many different buildings for Middle School and high school. Another difference is the uniforms. At my school, we wear our skirts and polos every day. Here, it seems they only wear their skirts on Tuesdays.

Why did you choose to go on Sacred Heart exchange?

I chose to go on exchange because I enjoy traveling and learning more about the world. I find it interesting to see what other Sacred Heart Schools are like within the network. Through going on exchange, I can see how other people live and learn more about how other Sacred Heart schools follow the 5 Goals.

What’s the most popular spot for visitors to your city?

In New Orleans, one popular place to visit is the French Quarter. Cafe Du Monde, a beinget shop, is a very famous tourist spot in the French Quarter. New Orleans has a lot of history and the French Quarter is a good area to see all of this.

8th Grade Network Experience: A visit to Sacred Heart Greenwich

 

Cira C. spent Midwinter break on the East Coast, visiting our sister Sacred Heart school in Greenwich, CT.

Cira and her host, Claudia

I arrived at JFK airport after a long six hour flight from Seattle. Soon after I arrived, I saw Claudia, her sister Gabriella and their mother waiting for me with big smiles on there faces awaiting for the upcoming week full of excitement. During the long weekend, we played squash, went to CrossFit and even got to take a trip to downtown New York!

During school, I made so many new friends and learned so many new things! I even got to try water polo in their indoor pool for PE class for my first time. I scored 3 goals! School breakfast and lunch were great! I would sit at the table filled with Claudia’s friends. We would laugh, sing and tell jokes while having mini food fights. On the weekend, we got to go downtown to visit even more candy stores and delicious restaurants. I got to try “the Drake Peach Drink” as Sugar, frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity and the most delicious French Toast at Loosie’s Kitchen and have the biggest chocolate shake at Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain. I even got to go on the Subway and ride a bike across the Brooklyn Bridge! This was an experience that I will never forget! I will miss you New York!

 

Meet Emma B., our first 8th grade Network Experience visitor!

 

2019 is Forest Ridge’s inaugural year participating in 8th grade Network Experience, a one-week reciprocal exchange program of domestic Sacred Heart schools. Emma joins us from Convent in San Francisco.

What are three words that describe you?

Loud, energetic and nice

What are two differences between your Sacred Heart school and Forest Ridge?

At our school, the cafeteria is only open during lunch, but here, you can get food at the FRidge all day. Also, we can wear sweatpants under our uniform skirts!

Why did you choose to go on Sacred Heart exchange?

My brother (a student at Stuart Hall, the brother Sacred Heart school to Convent) went last year and had fun. Also, I’ve seen my 8th grade friends travel all around the US, and I love to travel!

What’s the most popular spot for visitors to your city?

I recommend going to Union Square downtown–lots of good restaurants and not as touristy as Fisherman’s Wharf. I also recommend the Clement Street Farmers Marker.

A visitor from Taiwan!

Sannie L. is on exchange from our sister school in Taipei, Taiwan.

What are three words that describe you two?

Positive, easygoing and open-minded

What are two differences between your Sacred Heart school and Forest Ridge?

At our school, we stay in the same classroom the whole day. We also have lunch at a different time. At Forest Ridge, there is more discussion in class.

Why did you choose to go on Sacred Heart exchange?

To make friends and exchange the different experience of our cultures

What’s the most popular spot for visitors to your city?

Taipei 101, Shilin night marker and Sun Moon Lake.

Korean lunch day at the FRidge

Da-In and her Korean lunch poster

Hard at work making delicious food!

 

Homemade Soup du Jour

Traditional Korean Stew / Roast Tomato / Potato

“Korean Cuisine Day”

Bebimbap https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibimbap including; Steamed Rice Bowl with Beef Bulgogi, Kalbi Shortribs, Baked Tofu, Roasted Vegetables, Pickled Veggies, Kimchi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimchi and Assorted Sauces. and many other side dishes.

“Prepared and served by our Korean International Exchange Student – “Park Da-In”

Dessert du Jour

Sweet Korean Pancakes (Hotteok)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotteok

Piper K. from New Zealand

Piper joins us during her summer vacation, from our sister school Baradene College.

What are three words that describe you two?

quiet, shy and (right now!) jet-lagged!

What are two differences between your Sacred Heart school and Forest Ridge?

Classes at Forest Ridge are smaller and also much longer. School starts earlier and ends later, too.

Why did you choose to go on Sacred Heart exchange?

I chose to go on a Sacred Heart exchange to meet new people and make friends all around the world.

What’s the most popular spot for visitors to your city?

To go watch a rugby game!

The first exchange visitor of 2019: Erin T., from Brisbane, Australia

Visitor Erin Tucker arrived right after classes ended in December and has one last week to experience all Forest Ridge (and Seattle weather!) has to offer.

What are three words that describe you two?

Friendly, outgoing and understanding

What are two differences between your Sacred Heart school and Forest Ridge?

Two differences between Stuartholme and Forest Ridge are the timetable structure at each school, as well as the size of the schools.

Why did you choose to go on Sacred Heart exchange?

II chose to go on a Sacred Heart exchange because I was interested in seeing what school was like in a different country. I love to travel and the exchange program provides me with the opportunity to experience new cultures.

What’s the most popular spot for visitors to your city?

The most popular spots for tourists in Brisbane are places around the river such as the Story Bridge, South Bank, GOMA and the Wheel of Brisbane.