EARLY RELEASE – Tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Please remember that tomorrow, Thursday, March 26 is an early release day for students. This will allow our faculty and staff the opportunity to come together for an in-service day and prepare for the school’s upcoming Accreditation.  Neither Lunch Bunch nor After School will be available this day, so please plan accordingly. Students will dismiss as follows:

PK/K5 10:45 a.m.
1st – 5th 11:00 a.m.
6th – 12th 11:30 p.m.

SPIRIT WEAR DAY – THIS Friday
Friday, March 27 is SCHOOL-WIDE Blue and Gold Day in recognition of Homecoming. Students and employees are encouraged to wear their spirit wear and display their Lion Pride!! Modest jeans may be worn, or regular uniform bottoms.  Show your Lion Pride!!!

FRONT PAGE NEWS

HOMECOMING – Volunteers Still Needed
We need a few volunteers to help serve food and greet alumni in the Homecoming tent on Friday, March 27th.  Anyone who is interested and has availability between the hours of 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., please contact Tollie Ediger (tediger@wcalions.org).  There will be two shifts.  Westminster high school students are welcome to volunteer as well.

FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT – March 27, 2015
Come out and celebrate Homecoming Friday, March 27. The grills will be fired up and hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for purchase.  This will be great time to fellowship with current families and welcome former families and alumni back to campus!
TIME IS RUNNING OUT – Make your GOAL payment by March 31
There is less than a week remaining for contributions to be made to GOAL for those who pledged and received notification that your amount was approved prior to the cap being reached.  All payments must be made to the Department of Revenue and postmarked by Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  The GOAL program is an important financial component of our annual budget.  We appreciate your willingness to help fund GOAL.  If you have any questions, please contact John Daniell at jdaneill@wcalions.org.

Save the Date – Field Day – April 24 – 8:00 am to 2:20 pm.
There are many opportunities to volunteer to help.  We are also seeking 3 or 4 tailgating/event type tents to use at the fun stop. Contact Susan LaCount (706) 202-5113 or suphred@gmail.com to volunteer your time and/or your tent(s).
RING FOUND at Father/Daughter Dance
A ring was found after the Father Daughter dance a couple of weekends ago.  If you are missing a ring, please see Fran O’Rear in the main office to identify the ring.

LOST and FOUND – Check Out the HUGE Collection
Both Lower and Upper school’s Lost and Found collections are overflowing and needing to be picked up.  Parents, please take a few minutes to look through the piles in the Lower School hallway and on the stage in the Upper School to claim your child’s belongings.  Items remaining after Thursday, March 26 will be donated to the school uniform re-sale closet or Goodwill.

Parent Prayer Time
Join fellow friends for prayer each Tuesday morning from 8 – 8:15 in the Lower School art room.  This is a great time to drop in and pray for our school and our children.  For more information, please contact Debbie Vazquez at ogvaz@yahoo.com or 760.936.3409.

PRAISES & PRAYERS

Russell Family
Please continue to pray for WCA parent Scott Russell who is battling cancer.  Below is the latest update from Kris, taken from her facebook page March 23:
“Update – For a while now, Scott and I have had the feeling that the new targeted drug wasn’t working. The oncologist confirmed today that the new drug treatment was a failure and that the tumor has grown significantly in the last month. He switched Scott back to Tarceva (which is the drug he was previously taking.) He’s also having 3 weeks of radiation, in hopes of shrinking the new growth and helping with the pain. He’s also getting another brain MRI, because it’s a likely place for the cancer to have spread (since the drug hasn’t been working all this time.) Hoping and praying for no new metastases.”

WAYS TO GROW

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LOWER SCHOOL NEWS

CHAPEL
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:05 a.m. in WCA Gym, Academic Roll and Principal’s Roll Students will be recognized

We are in great need of volunteer Chapel speakers.  If you or anyone you know is willing and available to speak at any chapel, please let Fran know.

SPIRIT WEAR DAY 
Friday, March 27 is Blue and Gold Day in recognition of Homecoming. Lower School students and faculty are encouraged to wear their spirit wear shirts! Modest jeans may be worn or uniform bottoms. Show your Lion Pride!!!

Chess Club
Lower School Chess Club will meet every Wednesday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Art room.

UPPER SCHOOL NEWS

CHAPEL Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the WCA Gym at 11:45 a.m.

Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast
The middle school honor roll breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 a.m. in the gym.  Invitations will be emailed this week. For a list of students who are being recognized, click here.  Please note the first page is the list of students who have made Principal’s List (an “A” in each subject), and the students listed on the second page have received Honor Roll List (an overall “A” average).  Contact Tollie Ediger (tediger@wcalions.org) with any questions.

Upper School Spirit Week
The 6th – 12th graders are having a blast celebrating spirit week that culminates with Homecoming this Friday, March 27. Therefore, the dress code has been altered for those students who are participating.  If a student chooses not to participate, then he/she should be dressed according to school uniform guidelines.  One portion of the dress code that will not be altered is modesty.  Regardless of whether or not a student participates in spirit week, his/her dress MUST be modest.  The dress code guidelines regarding length of skirts/shorts and no tight clothing will still apply.  Also, male students should dress as males, and female students should dress as females.  Students who are not in compliance with these guidelines may be asked to call a parent for a change of clothing.  Please see below for the remaining schedule:

Thursday — USA/Patriotic
Friday — Blue and Gold
Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast
The Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast to recognize the third quarter academic achievements of our middle school students is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 a.m. in the gym.  Invitations will be emailed to parents next week.  According to the student handbook, the qualifications for honor roll are as follows:

Students with an overall academic average of 89.5 or better in the standard curriculum and no individual course grade lower than an 80 will be placed on the Honor Roll.  Students with a 90 or better in every academic course in the standard curriculum will be placed on the Principal’s List.  Academic averages are based on the following courses:  English, math, science, social studies, foreign language, and Bible.