Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

12/1 Christmas Music Concert – 6:30 pm
12/2 Grandparents Day – 11 am, Early Dismissal  – All School
12/3 HS Winter Formal (Grades 9 – 12)
12/7 Operation Christmas Child (Grades 11 and 12)
12/13-15 US Exams – 11:15 am, Early Dismissal – Upper School Only (Grades 6 – 12)
12/16 US Exams – 9:30 am, Early Dismissal – All School
12/19 – 1/3/2017 Christmas Break
1/4/2017 School Resumes

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

Athletic Calendar Highlights

November 30th – December 6th

WCA Lions Basketball & Swimming

12/1 MS Girls AWAY vs. Nathanael Greene – 4 pm
MS Boys AWAY vs. Nathanael Greene – 5 pm
V Girls AWAY vs. Nathanael Greene – 6 pm
V Boys AWAY vs. Nathanael Greene – 7:30 pm
12/2 Swim Meet AWAY vs. Loganville Christian@ Morgan Aquatic Center
JV Boys HOME vs. Trinity Prep – 5 pm
V Girls HOME vs. Trinity Prep – 6 pm
V Boys HOME vs. Trinity Prep – 7:30 pm
12/5 V Girls HOME vs. Monsignor Donovan – 6 pm
V Boys HOME vs. Monsignor Donovan – 7:30 pm
12/6 MS Girls AWAY vs. Peachtree Academy – 4 pm
MS Boys AWAY vs. Peachtree Academy – 5 pm
V Girls AWAY vs. Peachtree Academy – 6 pm
V Boys AWAY vs. Peachtree Academy – 7:30 pm

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

WCA Christmas Music Concert this Thursday, December 1st

untitledOn Thursday, December 1st, Westminster will kick-off the Holiday season with our 2016 Christmas Music Concert.  The concert will begin at 6:30 in our upper school gymnasium and will feature the vocal talents of both lower and upper school students.  Ms. Carly Haunstman, WCA music teacher, will direct the performances.  Make your plans now to attend this event and celebrate the season with our amazingly talented students!

WCA Grandparents Day 2016 –  Friday, December 2nd

Help us welcome the Grands!  (aka, Nana, Papa, Gigi, Mimi, Grandmother, Grandfather, Grandma, Grandpa . . . )

grands-dayThis Friday, December 2nd is a special day on our campus as we host our student’s grandparents for our annual Grandparents Day!  Following is the schedule:

8:00 am – Coffee & breakfast for our visitors in gymnasium

8:30 – 9:30 am – Grandparents Day Program

9:30 – 11:00 am – Grandparents Classroom Visitation

11:00 am – All School Dismissal

Please know that students may sign out and leave with their grandparents at any time after the program to enjoy  extra time with these special people.   Upper school students will need to sign out in the office per usual procedure and there will be sign out sheets in the lower school classrooms for students leaving early.  Remember that all students will be dismissed at 11 am.

carpool-logoSpecial Note for Grandparents Day

We have a beautiful campus, but parking is limited!  To ensure that we have the most parking available for our visiting grandparents, we are asking our families to carpool whenever possible.  Thank you for helping this day be successful for all!

 

Upper School Exam Schedule

The Upper School will hold final exams December 13th – 16th.  The exam schedule has been published and you may either access the schedule by following this link or pick up a copy in the school office.  These days will be early release days and in an effort to eliminate confusion, please be aware of and remember the following:

December 13th – 15th:  11:15 am Early Dismissal for Upper School Students Only (Grades 6 – 12)

December 16th:  9:30 am, Early Dismissal for ALL Students

Questions?  Please contact Kelly Cole, Director of Academics, kcole@wcalions.org.

 

Spirit Wear on your Christmas list?  We have extra shopping hours just for you.

Just in time for your holiday shopping, the WCA School Store will have additional hours for your convenience.  athletic-lion

  • Friday, December 2nd:  7:30 – 10 am, the store will be set up in front of the lower school
  • Wednesday, December 7th:   2 – 3:30 pm in the upper school gymnasium

Stop by and purchase WCA spirit wear that is sure to make the people on your list smile!

2016 – 2017 Annual Fund Update

As of the end of November, our annual fund giving has reached $88,932 which represents 66% of our overall goal!  Thank you to all who have given.  Every gift, of every size, is greatly appreciated and will help us reach our goal and implement improvements for our school.

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Thank you for “Sharing Your Soles” with Downtown Ministries

image1Thank you to all who participated in our shoe drive for Athens own, Downtown Ministries.  We collected about 40 pairs of shoes that will go a long way towards equipping Downtown Ministries’ sports teams.  Throughout the year as you have athletic shoes that are no longer in use, please remember to set them aside for next year’s shoe drive.  Your generosity and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!

 

Holiday Shopping on Amazon?  Earn Money for WCA With Every Order

AmazonSmile for Westminster Christian Academy

amazonsmileboxAre you an Amazon shopper?  If so, go and sign up NOW for Amazon Smile!!

Did you know that you could earn money for WCA with every order you place?  AmazonSmile has a unique link just for our school that can make it easy for you to designate your giving to WCA when you shop.  Please click here to be taken to smile.amazon.com and be automatically asked to support Westminster Christian Academy.  Once you have selected WCA, a percentage of every purchase from the website – smile.amazon.com – will be donated to our school.   Please be aware that purchases from www.amazon.com will not be credited to WCA only those made at smile.amazon.com.

You are invited to share this link with anyone who may be interested in earning money for our school.  Thank you in advance for participating in this program!

Prayer Requests

As the body of Christ, we have the privilege of praying for each other. If you have a prayer request that you would like to have included here, please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of former WCA student, Megan Twist.  Megan was involved in an accident and passed away Monday evening.

There are members of our community in need of our faithful prayer support.  These families have set up blogs that you can follow to keep up to date.  As you read the blogs, there is much to pray for and much for which to be thankful.

  • For updates and specific prayer requests for the Needham family (Linley 6th), please read Susanna Needham’s blog to follow their families journey as 3 yr. old, Beck, is undergoing treatment for leukemia.  For questions, or to address immediate needs, please contact Julie Tomlin (rblessedhome6@gmail.com).
  • Westminster student Hodge Rivers (K) is undergoing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma. You can follow Hodge’s journey at his caring bridge site, caringbridge.org/hodgerivers.
  • 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 as she continues her path of healing. She is a daily testimony to God’s goodness!

Thank you for lifting up these members of our WCA family.

Prayer requests are included here at the request, or with the permission, of the family.