Calendar Highlights & Mark Your Calendars

10/19  GICAA Regional XC Championship @ WCA
Lost & Found Reclamation Day
10/20  Third Grade Field Trip to Fernbank
 Deadline – Childcare Sign-Up for Tech Savvy Parenting Workshop
10/21  Girls Volleyball GICAA State Final 4 Championship Game – 10 am
10/23  Boonli.com Deadline for November Lunch Orders – Midnight
10/26 “Tech Savvy Parenting” Workshop – 6:30 pm (open to the public)
10/27 “Tech Savvy” Chapels for Student Body
LS Fun Friday – Washington Farms

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

10/19 GICAA Regional XC Championship @ WCA – 5 pm
10/20 GICAA State Semi-Final Game vs. Holy Ground @ Providence Christian – 10 am

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

Congratulations Lady Lions!

Region champs?  Check.   girls vball
Quarterfinal champs?  Check.
State final four?  Saturday!

By defeating two-time defending champions, The Habersham School, 3-0 Tuesday afternoon, WCA Lady Lions advance to the GICAA Division 11-A Final 4!

They will hit the courts Saturday morning in a final four match across the net from Holy Ground Baptist Academy at 10 am.  With a win at the semi-final level, they will advance to the championship game at 1 pm.

The GICAA state final four and championship matches will be played at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn.    For bracket details, please follow this link:  GICAA Division 11-A Varsity Volleyball Tournament.

Come to Lilburn on Saturday to show your Lions pride and help cheer our Lady Lions to a state title!

WCA Hosts Regional Varsity Championship XC Meet

Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 10.03.49 PMThursday afternoon the trails around Westminster will be full of varsity runners from across our region competing in the GICAA Varsity Regional Championship meet.  As always, parking spaces are  going to be at a premium,  so if you are planning to attend, please carpool as much as possible.

Here’s the schedule of events:

5:00 pm –  Varsity Girls
5:35 pm –  Varsity Boys
6:15 pm –  Presentation of regional champion awards, recognition of WCA seniors and recognition of athletes and teams advancing to GICAA State championship.

WCA Varsity XC 2017 team members with Coach, Amanda Tingle.

We look forward to seeing you there to support and cheer on our runners – Go Lions!

“Tech Savvy Parenting” Workshop

Don’t forget to sign up for childcare by this Friday, October 20th

tech savvy parenting

Next week a very important parent workshop is coming to Westminster.   On Thursday, October 26th, at 6:30 pm, WCA will be welcoming Brian Housman to speak to all of our families on the topic of “Tech Savvy Parenting”.

Brian is a gifted communicator who will be able to help us navigate the ever growing, confusing and changing world of technology from a biblical perspective. This workshop is designed to help parents understand the role of social media in their child’s life, how to respond to the immoral content they’re exposed to, set healthy limits on video games, address abuses of texting, and much more.  This event is open to the public so you are encouraged to invite your family and friends to attend.

We are also offering childcare to allow family’s with younger children to more easily attend.  If you would like to sign up for childcare, please register your child(ren) by following this link, Childcare Sign-Up for Tech Savvy Parenting Workshop.  The last day to sign up for childcare is this Friday, October 20th.

Not only will we get to learn from Brian, but our kids will too.  He will be speaking directly to our student body in our lower school and upper school chapels on Friday, October 27th.

For more information about Mr. Housman, please see Brian Housman Bio. Or you can visit his website at, techsavvyparenting.com.

We look forward to sharing this time together!

WCA Lost and Found Reclamation Day

lost-and-foundItems that have been collected in the Lost and Found bin throughout the school year will be on display in the upper school gym on Thursday, October 19th.  This is a school-wide lost and found so if your lower or upper school student is missing something, it may be here! Also included are any dishes and containers that have been left in the kitchen.

Please stop by to see if anything belongs to you or your children.  As always, please know that any unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the day.

2017 – 2018 Annual Fund

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By now, each WCA family should have received a packet with information regarding the 2017-18 Annual Fund. Our goal is that every family would participate by either giving a financial gift or by returning the postcards for family and friends. Will you help us reach our goal of 100% participation? Remember that your gift funds important improvements to our campus that are not funded through tuition. This year’s projects include improvements to our fine arts facilities and an upgraded and expanded science lab.

Thank you for prayerfully considering your family’s participation in this year’s campaign.

2018 Cow Calendars are here.  Get yours today!

cowcalendarOnce again, Westminster is partnering with Chick-Fil-A to offer their 2018 Cow Calendars for just $9.00 each.  This year’s calendar is a 20thc-chick-fil-a-logo-primary anniversary retrospective titled, “Steers of Yesteryear”.  Each calendar includes a promotional card that once activated, entitles the bearer to one FREE featured food offer of the month throughout 2018.

Calendars may be purchased from the school office for $9 each payable by cash or check.  Questions?  Please contact Fran O’Rear, office@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372.

There is a limited supply on hand so act quickly before they’re gone!

 A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit WCA.

Hello November!  Well, for lunch orders at least.

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It is time to order lunches for the month of November.  Yes, November!?!  You may begin placing your orders today with a deadline of Monday, October 23rd at midnight.

In anticipation of long-overdue cooler temperatures, Brett’s is bringing back their “fan favorite” grilled cheese and basil tomato soup this month.  Also new is a chicken n’cheese burrito (both full-size and mini) from Barberitos for those who don’t like rice and beans messing with their meat and cheese!As always, if this is your first time placing an order, please follow these steps:

  • Go to https://www.boonli.com
  • Click the link to “Register” at the top of the page
  • Enter the password for our school – WCA319
  • Follow 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.

Questions?  Please contact Tami Butts, tbutts@wcalions.org or 706-769-9372.

Prayer Requests

As we go through our days, please remember the keep the following WCA families in your prayers. Also, please email Tami Butts (tbutts@wcalions.org) with updated and/or new prayer requests. It is an honor to pray for each other.

  • Please continue to be in prayer for Mark Mills (Nathan (6th), Parker (1st) and wife, Tara Merritt) with regards to taking care of his aging parents. The good news is that Mark’s brother is bringing their parents back to the states from Panama later this week.  They will be in Atlanta while they receive further medical care and a more permanent living situation is secured for them.  The family requests prayers for favorable medical reports, the ability to secure housing that will meet their needs and as always, wisdom, strength and comfort during these uncertain days.
  • Please continue to keep Sabrina Garcia (Noah, 11th and Jacob, 9th) and her family in your prayers. The good news is that Sabrina is now continuing her rehab from home! Long term recovery and treatment plans are still developing and will be communicated as appropriate. Thank you to all who have provided meals and rides. We will update you here as we become aware of additional opportunities to bless this family.
  • Anderson Krieger (9th grade) and his family, as he continues his treatment for recurrent leukemia. For the most recent updates and specific prayer needs, please follow Sally on social media.
  • Brent Weatherly and his family. You can follow his journey and receive specific prayer requests. http://dbw26.wordpress.com.

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