Calendar Highlights

8/10 Deadline for August Lunch Orders – Midnight
8/12 Back to School Bash, 5 – 7 pm
Registration Deadline for Fall Intramural Soccer – preK through 5th
8/16 Lower School Parent Orientation, 6:30 pm – your child’s classroom
8/18 Upper School Parent Orientation, 6:30 pm – WCA Gymnasium

Please note this is not an all-inclusive school calendar. Always check the Google Calendar for additional events, updates and detailed information.

Back to School Bash

btsbash bannerJoin us as we kick-off another great year at Westminster Christian Academy at our Back to School Bash on Friday, August 12th from 5-7 pm.  We will gather at the field house for dinner on the lawn and WCA will provide pizza and drinks.  If you are a lower school family, you are asked to bring a salad of any kind to share.  Upper school families are asked to bring your favorite dessert to share.

This is a great time of fellowship, cake (see below) and a wonderful opportunity to welcome our new families.  Don’t forget to bring chairs or blankets for seating and we look forward to seeing you there!  If you have any questions, please contact Tara Lowry, tarahlowry@gmail.com

Cake Walk for Haiti at the Bash

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This Friday during the Back to School Bash, the Senior Class of 2017 is sponsoring a Cake Walk to benefit their spring mission trip to Haiti.  So, get your sweet tooth ready and bid on your favorite cake for a good cause!  Tickets will be $1 each and there will be an option to purchase a cake separately.  If you love to bake and would like to donate a cake for the walk, please contact Fran O’Rear, office@wcalions.org.  If your donation will be an allergy free cake in any way (gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free), please label the cake accordingly.  Thank you!

Forget something at the open house?

New school store open this Thursday

13681059_1150300178349726_6852719701975197483_nThe new WCA school store will be open Thursday morning, August 11th, from 7:30 – 8:30 am.  PE uniforms and new spirit wear will be available during this time if you missed them at the open house.  There were several items that sold out quickly.  So, if you’re looking for something specific that is currently out of stock, please know that these items have been re-ordered and will be in soon.  We will be accepting payments by cash, check or credit card only.

Parent Orientation Nights  

Next week we will be holding parent orientation meetings for both upper school and lower school families.  This will give you an opportunity to meet with your child(s) teachers for a more in depth question and answer time regarding curriculum and academic expectations.   The schedule is as follows:

  • Lower School Parent Orientation – Tuesday, August 16th, 6:30 pm – meet in your child’s classroom
  • Upper School Parent Orientation – Thursday, August 18th, 6:30 pm – WCA Gymnasium

It is very important for at least one parent to attend the session pertaining to each child.  We look forward to seeing you there!

August Lunch Orders Deadline Tonight at Midnight

OLlogoDo you still need to place lunch orders for August deliveries?  Well, you have until tonight at midnight to get this off your “to do” list.  Our lunch deliveries begin next week, August 15th – 19th.

To place an order, please go to orderlunches.com and log in to your account.  If you are new to Westminster, or have not placed an order before, you will need to create an account.  After clicking the “register” link,  enter the school code WCA319 and follow the prompts to complete your registration.  You will need to complete a profile for each student designating them as either upper school or lower school to  ensure that you have access to the correct menu items.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372.

WCA Lower School Intramural Soccer

Registration Deadline this Friday, August 12th!

soccerkidsFriday evenings in the Fall mean WCA Intramural Soccer games, pizza and fun! Participation is open for preK – 5th grade students and prior playing experience is not required.  Registration is now open and the deadline for registering is Friday, August 12th.  If you are interested in registering your child, you may print the Intramural Soccer Registration Letter and turn it in to the school office, or you have the option of registering online – Intramural Online Sign Up.  Questions?  Please contact Kim Costello, kcostello@wcalions.org.

Volunteer Opportunities ~ We Need You!

School Store

storeIf you’re looking for a place to volunteer at WCA, our school store may be the place for you.  We would like to have our school store open two mornings a week.  Volunteers would need to be there from 7:30 – 8:30 am and could volunteer for either one or two mornings a week.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org.

Help with Lunch

lunch-colorWe are looking for parent volunteers who are willing to help us with our lunch program.  Don’t worry, you’re not cooking and the kids will be very happy to see you because you’ll have food!  Lunch vendors will be delivering lunches to the upper school kitchen area.  From that point, lunches have to be sorted and distributed.  This is an approximately 30 minute time commitment from 11 – 11:30, Monday – Friday, and we need two volunteers per day.  If this is an area where you would like to serve, please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org.  Thank you so much for considering this opportunity!

Volunteer Coaching at WCA

236067196Do you have an interest in investing in the lives of Westminster student atheletes?  We may have just the opportunity you’re looking for.  WCA is currently seeking volunteer coaches to join our coaching staff.  Qualified candidates should have a strong desire to invest in the student athlete’s walk with Christ, to grow professionally as a coach and leader, and to serve as a supportive member within the team of coaches.

If you are looking for a place to serve and have prior youth coaching experience, please contact Casey Clayton, Athletic Director, cclayton@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372, to discuss the opportunities available in the sports ministry here at WCA.

Prayer Requests

As the body of Christ, we have the privilege of praying for each other.  Our community has families that are in need of our daily prayer support.  As you follow the blogs of Hodge Rivers, Brent Weatherly and Hannie Lanclos, there is much to pray for and much to be grateful for.  Thank you for all to do to support these members of our WCA family.

  • Westminster student Hodge Rivers (rising K) was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma this spring.  Please pray for Hodge and his parents, Todd and Jennifer, for peace, wisdom and protection.  You can follow Hodge’s journey at his caring bridge site, caringbridge.org/hodgerivers.   If you have questions regarding meals for the Rivers family, please contact Christina Brannan, christinabrannen@gmail.com.
  • Please be in prayer for Brent Weatherly and his family. He has started a blog where you can follow his journey and receive specific prayer requests. http://dbw26.wordpress.com.
  • Thank you for your continued prayers for Hannie Lanclos and her family. Hannie is back in school this fall and it is so wonderful to see her on campus.  What a testimony to God’s goodness!
Prayer requests are included here at the request, or with the permission, of the family.