Westminster Offices Closed
The offices at WCA will be closed for the week of July 6th.
Volleyball Summer Camp
Laura Scott Tomlin, WCA alumni, will coach a Middle School Volleyball Skills Camp on July 28-30 (Tuesday – Thursday) from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at WCA. The cost is $40 and is due by July 10th. All RISING 5th-8th graders who are interested in playing volleyball this upcoming season are encouraged to make the effort to participate to refresh and refine their volleyball skills before the season begins. To register, return the attached flyer to Laura Scott Tomlin along with a check for $40. If you have any questions about the camp or middle school volleyball, please contact Alexa Schulman, head of WCA’s volleyball program at email@example.com.
NEED PICKERS!!!! WCA Blueberry/Blackberry Picking Update
Ware Family Farm
2071 Salem Rd Watkinsville, GA
The Ware Family’s farm is FULL of blueberries and blackberries and needs help with the picking! They have graciously given WCA the opportunity to pick blueberries and blackberries from their farm, package them, sell them, and KEEP THE PROFITS! We have sold over $1,000 in berries and we have introduced the school to the families of Watkinsville. If it is too hot to support the school by picking, then we encourage families to come to the market and purchase berries on Saturday! Click here to find out more about this exciting fundraiser. Contact Alisa Ware for more information.
FRONT PAGE NEWS
Summer packets are available for pick up. There are still lots of packets, so please come by and get yours. The main office will be open on Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m (except the week of July 6th).
Summer Reading information is available on the WCA website here. They are divided by grade.
Community Sponsorship Help Needed!
Volunteers needed for Community Sponsorship Sales! We are looking for individuals that have connections in the community, comfortable with in person ‘cold calling’ sales visits, and have a passion for WCA. Volunteers needed from May through August for a couple of hours a week. Please contact Barbara Robinson @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
PRAISES & PRAYERS
Chemo is finished!!!! Jackie Kirsche ahd her last chemo treatment yesterday (Tuesday 6/23) and will have a scan next week. She meets with the doctors on July 7th for results. She will continue doing maintenance treatment every three weeks, but no chemo! Genetic testing restuls will be on July 16th. Please pray for a CLEAN scan and negative results on genetic testing. Continue to pray for her, the medical staff overseeing her care, and her family – husband Kevin and their children Berkley, Hadley and Sierra are coveted.
The Weatherlys are headed to Texas for a few weeks for Brent to undergo radiation treatment. Please continue to pray for strength, healing and endurance for Brent.
Continue to pray for the Russell family (Kris, Jordan and Josh) as they mourn the loss of their husband and father. There is still time to submit to the Memorial Book in behalf of Scott Russell. If you have a memory of Scott or just a reason why he was so special to you, submit those to Julie McClelland at email@example.com by July 15th. Also, the Russell’s address. It is…1121 Lake Wellbrook Drive, Athens, GA 30606
Barry Reed, grandfather of Liz and Sarah Adams, is doing much better and has been moved to a physical therapy facility in Athens. The therapy is going well and hopes are that he will be home next week. Please continue to cover him and the family in prayer.
WAYS TO GROW
WCA Blueberry/Blackberry Picking
(Fundraiser or Personal)
Ware Family Farm
2071 Salem Rd Watkinsville, GA
Help WCA raise money and advertise for our amazing school! This summer the Ware family has offered to donate all proceeds from the sale of the blueberries and blackberries from their farm to the WCA family. They just need help with picking and selling them! Their farm is right here in Oconee county. Not only will we raise money for the school, but we will also create a positive presence and provide information about our incredible school for potential families in our area. Any WCA family can contribute their time and help with this fundraiser. Please read the descriptions below of the different ways you and your family can help and sign up today!
PERSONAL PICKING: WCA families may come and pick their own blueberries/blackberries for $10 per gallon. There is no need to sign up for personal picking…just bring a bucket and a hat and have at it! You may call/text Alisa with any questions (678-858-4310)
PICKING INSTRUCTIONS: If you sign up for picking, you may come to the farm and pick berries any time during the day on which you sign up. Up to ten families may sign up per day. You may pick for as long (or short) as you like. Mornings and evenings are recommended due to the cooler temperatures. Buckets are provided. You may leave the berries in the bucket and we will package them. Please feel free to call/text Alisa (678-858-4310) with any questions. We will most likely be home, but if not you are still free to come and pick, no need to call ahead.
SELLING INSTRUCTIONS: If you sign up to sell you will have a few responsibilities. First you will need to pick up the berries, table, and cash change from our home on the Friday before your are scheduled to sell. Next you will need to be at the Oconee Farmers Market by at least 7:30 on Saturday morning and set up the table. Then, you will sell berries until the market closes at 1:00, or when you run out of berries. Finally, you will return the table, change, and sales to our home following the market. We have sold at the market several times and it is a really fun experience for the whole family! Again, please feel free to contact Alisa with any questions (678-858-4310)
To sign up for this wonderful opportunity, please click here.
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS
NOTE: NO Cross Country (Monday only), Weightlifting OR Basketball the week of July 6th.
Cross Country is planning to workout this summer at the UGA track at 6:00 p.m. on Monday nights and the Botanical Gardens on Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. Cross Country camp for Varsity runners is July 20-23rd. Track workouts are for all rising 5th-12th grade students.
Varsity Basketball practices are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Volleyball starts in July. Open practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Weight Training is open to all athletes. It is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Weightlifting is for rising 8th and older.