Calendar Highlights

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8/8 Open House
8/9 First Day of School – Half Day
8/10 Deadline for August Lunch Orders
8/12 Back to School Bash, 5 – 7 pm

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

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It’s Time.  Back to School!

But before the first bell rings, we are getting the school year started with our Back to School Open House on Monday, August 8th.  This time will provide you with the opportunity to meet our faculty and staff, recieve student schedules and lockers, purchase PE uniforms, spirit wear and more!  You’ll also be able to see all the exciting renovations that have happened on our campus over the summer.  Please note that new families should plan to attend one of the New Family Orientation times and that our first day of school is a half day with early dismissal for all students.

Monday, August 8th – Back to School Open House

8:30 am New Parent Orientation, Classroom C-1
9:00 – 10:30 am Lower School – Meet the Teacher
10:00 – 10:30 am 6th Grade Student Orientation, Classroom C-5
10:00 – 10:30 am New Upper School Student Orientation, Classroom C-1
10:30 – 12:00 pm Upper School – Meet the Teacher
11:30 am New Parent Orientation, Classroom C-1

Tuesday, August 9th – First Day of School (Half Day)

8:00 am Classes Begin
11:30 am Lower School Dismissal
12:00 pm Upper School Dismissal

 

New WCA Spirit Wear is here!

13681059_1150300178349726_6852719701975197483_nJust in time, it’s new gear for back to school!  New WCA spirit wear is on campus and ready for purchase in the new school store at the open house on Monday.  There are shirts, sweatshirts hats and more to choose from.  We will be accepting payments by cash, check or credit card only.  Be sure to stop by, select your favorites and show your WCA Lion pride!

 

 

Back to School Bash
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Join 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 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

Field Trip Permission and Chaperone Forms – Please Print and Complete

Every year, Westminster is required to maintain current field trip permission forms for every student.  Additionally, if parents want to drive students for a field trip, a driver chaperone form must be completed and on file with the school.   Please follow the links below to print these forms and bring completed forms to the open house on Monday, August 8th.

Field Trip Permission Form 2016-2017

Volunteer Driver Chap Form 2016-2017

Thank you in advance for helping us collect these very important documents.

Still need supply lists or other shopping information?  

SchoolSuppliesYou can access the WCA supply lists by following this link to the “Forms & Lists” tab on our website.  There, you will also find the Westminster Uniform Code and Casual Friday Guidelines for the school year 2016-17 to help you plan your purchases.

August Lunch Orders Deadline Wednesday, August 10th

OLlogoThe deadline for placing orders for August lunch deliveries is Wednesday, August 10th.  The WCA lunch program will begin the week of August 15th.  This year, we are happy to continue with our students’ favorite lunch vendors:

  • Monday – Chick-fil-A
  • Tuesday – Dickey’s Barbecue
  • Wednesday – Chicken Express
  • Thursday – Brett’s American
  • Friday – YourPie

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.

Volunteers Needed to 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 but 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!

WCA Lower School Intramural Soccer Sign Up

soccerkidsWestminster Christian Academy has our own version of “Friday Night Lights”.  It’s football.  Just not American football!  Friday 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 Sign Up 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 Coaching Opportunities

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. You can get updates and prayer requests by visiting Amy’s blog at caringbridge.org.
Prayer requests are included here at the request, or with the permission, of the family.