What a great summer it has been.  It is hard to believe school starts this Friday, August 10.    Everyone at Westminster is excited to see all the students, parents and community members who make up this great school.  To help everyone feel prepared for the first day of school there is a Lower School Open House and Upper School Orientation scheduled for Thursday, August 9.

Lower School (PK – 5th grades) Drop-in Open House: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Middle School (6th – 8th grades) Orientation: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

High School (9th – 12th grades) Orientation: 2:30 p.m.

Senior Parent & Student Informational Meeting: 3:30 p.m.

The Lower School Open House is an opportunity for parents and students to drop in, meet the student’s teacher(s), learn where the classroom is, and of course to visit with and see friends and teachers.  Parents are welcome to bring their student’s school supplies at this time to leave in the classroom.  There will be a Lower School Parent Orientation Thursday, August 16 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  More information about this will go home with students.

During the Middle School and High School Orientations, parents and students will find out about all the events and happenings for the 2012-2013 school year. There will be information about class assignments, curriculum, locker sign up, Ministry opportunities, and athletics and extracurricular activities. There will also be information about the upcoming Upper School Retreat: “Igniting the Fire for Christ and Each Other” at Snowbird Wilderness in North Carolina. It is important that at least one parent of each student attends this orientation with his or her student.

Any students who still need to turn in their forms and final balance for the retreat to Snowbird can bring it Thursday.  All forms and payment are due Friday, August 10.

The Senior Parent & Student Informational Meeting will be important for all seniors and at least one of his or her parents to attend.

There will also be the Semi-Annual Uniform Re-Sale going on Thursday, August 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the sidewalk between the lower school building and the gym.  This is a great opportunity to pick up any last minute items your son or daughter outgrew during ther summer.  Please be aware, this is a CASH ONLY sale.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House and Orientation on Thursday and starting school Friday at 8:00 a.m.