NO SCHOOL – Friday, April 3, 2015 – April 12, 2015
In recognition of Good Friday, there is no school Friday, April 3, 2015. This will kick off our Spring Break! We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable break while celebrating our risen king!! Happy Easter! We will see you all back at school Monday, April 13, 2015.

FRONT PAGE NEWS

Prayers Needed for Jackie Kirsche
Jackie Kirsche, Westminster mom and our beloved art teacher, received news today that her cancer has returned and she will again face this battle.  Her chemo will begin the week following Spring Break.  Prayers for Jackie, the medical staff overseeing her care, and her family – husband Kevin and their children Berkley, Hadley and Sierra are coveted.  If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please direct all questions to Tara Lowery who is graciously serving as the family’s liaison.  Tara will be setting up meals and she can be reached at tarahlowry@gmail.com. As more opportunities become available for ways to love on, support and care for the Kirsches, we will let you know. In Jackie’s absence, Robin Nunan will take lead the art classes following curriculum and projects already planned  by Jackie.

Lunch Orders for May – Open Sunday, April 5, 2015
Lunch orders for the month of May are open April 5 until April 15 at midnight..  The menu and calendar for May can be easily accessed at any time, and for all future lunch orders, on the school website under the Community tab.  You can also access the page directly by clicking here.

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).

Interest Meeting for First Friday
Westminster is thrilled to be a part of Watkinsville’s highly attended First Friday event which takes place the first Friday night of each month.  For those who may not be familiar with First Friday, the entire downtown Watkinsville is alive with booths, tents, music and just good ol’ fashion fun for the entire family.  There are tractor rides, games and more.  Westminster has been offered the opportunity to be part of this community event and have our very own tent and space.  To make this possible and to make sure the school is well-represented, we need to have a committee and some volunteers.  There will be an interest meeting held Wednesday, April 29 immediately after drop off for those wanting to be part of this great adventure.  If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting, please contact Stephanie Atkinson at admissions@wcalions.org.

Westminster Walk Throughs
 With so much interest pouring in, we are excited to host two more opportunities for new families to “Walk Through Westminster” with our delightful Director of Admissions Stephanie Atkinson, and gather information about WCA, tour the campus and learn more about the admissions process.  Let your friends know to reserve their spot for either Thursday, April 30 or Friday, May 8, from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. by emailing admissions@wcalions.org

WCA Basketball Fundamentals Summer Camp – June 15-18, 2015
Sign up today for WCA’s Basketball Fundamentals Summer  Camp for rising 6th-12th grade students.  Led by Rick Rasmussen Coach Rick Rasmussen, husband to beloved Westminster teacher Tiffany Rasmussen, and head basketball coach at Newton High School, this three-day camp is sure to increase your child’s basketball skills and fundamentals in an easy and fun to learn, yet competitive environment. For more information on the camp, the incredible skills that will be taught and to sign up, please click here.  This is open to WCA rising 6th-12th graders, their friends and homeschoolers.  Limited to the first 60 students registered, and requiring at least 10 campers to sign up to be made a reality.  Sign up today!

April is National Library Month – Let’s Celebrate
April is national Library month!  Let’s celebrate the thrill of reading by expanding Westminster Library’s book collection! A book wish list has been created and is available for anyone to peruse and give the gift of reading by purchasing a book to donate to the school library. Simply click here to access the wish list which has been created through amazon.com.  The link and information is also available on the school website here, so feel free to share with friends and family. Don’t forget to use AmazonSmile – a simple and automatic way for you to support Westminster Christian Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our school.  It’s super easy to use as well.  For details on how to use AmazonSmile, click here.

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

Jackie Kirsche
Jackie Kirsche, Westminster mom and our beloved art teacher, received news today that her cancer has returned and she will again face this battle.  Her chemo will begin the week following Spring Break.  Prayers for Jackie, the medical staff overseeing her care, and her family – husband Kevin and their children Berkley, Hadley and Sierra are coveted.  As more opportunities become available for ways to love on, support and care for the Kirsches, we will let you know. In Jackie’s absence, Robin Nunan will take lead the art classes following curriculum and projects already planned  by Jackie.

Gilliam Family
Eight grader Zoe Gilliam underwent surgery Tuesday morning to have a large lump under her arm removed. The doctors believe it is simply an enlarged lymph node but will biopsy the mass now that it is removed. Please pray for a quick recovery for Zoe and for good news from the doctors.

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

AMAZON SMILE

April is National Library Month – Let’s Celebrate
April is national Library month!  Let’s celebrate the thrill of reading by expanding Westminster Library’s book collection! A book wish list has been created and is available for anyone to peruse and give the gift of reading by purchasing a book to donate to the school library. Simply click here to access the wish list which has been created through amazon.com.  The link and information is also available on the school website here, so feel free to share with friends and family. Don’t forget to use AmazonSmile – a simple and automatic way for you to support Westminster Christian Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our school.  It’s super easy to use as well.  For details on how to use AmazonSmile, click here.

LOWER SCHOOL NEWS

CHAPEL
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:05 a.m. in WCA Gym

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.

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.