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This Week at WCA - September 21st

September 21, 2022
By Admin

Please note these are not all-inclusive calendars. Always check the Google Calendar for additional events, updates and detailed information.
 

Introducing our Newest Corporate Partner

Westminster is pleased to introduce our newest Platinum Level Corporate Partner, Georgia Metals.  Georgia Metals is located in Danielsville and provides metal construction products throughout the southeast.  We are excited to have this opportunity to partner with them and appreciate their commitment to, and support of, WCA.  Additionally, it is an honor to have Georgia Metals as our Presenting Sponsor for the 2nd Annual WCA Golf Classic.  Please show Georgia Metals and all of our corporate sponsors your appreciation for their investment in our school.


Varsity Volleyball Region Champions!

Congratulations to our Varsity Lions Volleyball team on claiming the school's first region championship since 2018!  They are the #1 ranked team in Georgia Independent Athletic Association Class AA  and will finish their regular season with away matches versus John Hancock and Peachtree.  The first round of the state tournament will be at home on Tuesday, October 4th.  Make your plans to be there and show your support for these amazing student athletes! 
 

Grandparents Day 2022

Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Friday, September 23rd, from 9 until 11 am. This event is a wonderful time to welcome these special members of our community to campus and share our school with them.

When you arrive at 9 am:

Meet in the gym if your grandchild's LAST name begins with A-L.
Meet in the classroom if your grandchild's LAST name begins with M-Z.

Shuttle Service:  

Please know that when you arrive on campus if you are parking in one of our back lots, we will be operating a shuttle from there to the main campus.

After your visit:

Please feel free to check out with your grandchild(ren) when you are finished with your campus visit.  Officially, lower school students are dismissed at 11:30, but you may sign them out with their teacher earlier if you'd like.  Enjoy going to lunch, spending time together, and thank you for sharing your time with us!

We look forward to celebrating this day with you and yours!

Dress Code for Grandparents Day

In honor of Grandparents Day, we ask that all elementary school students wear Monday – Thursday uniform attire.  Casual Friday and Spirit Wear Friday are suspended for this day.  Thank you for your assistance to help us look our best for our guests!

For All Upper School Students ~ Grandparents Day is a Day Off

Grandparents Day, Friday, September 23rd, will be an official day off for all WCA upper school students in grades 6 - 12.  This simplifies activities on campus for Grandparents Day and allows us to have additional parking available for our guests.  So, enjoy the early start to your weekend!

AfterSchool After Early Dismissal

Please know that our After School program will be available on Grandparents Day from 11:30 am through normal afternoon pick up time of 5:15 pm.  Sign up as usual using the registration calendar (links below in Lunch Bunch/After School section).

 

Caps for Cure ~ Let's Finish Strong!

This week is our Caps for CURE Fundraiser and there is still plenty of time to donate to this most worthy cause!

Caps for CURE is a school-wide event benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through targeted research while supporting patients and their families.  Last year, WCA raised $1350, and we'd love to surpass that generous amount this year!

Students may make a one-time $5 donation for the privilege of wearing a cap or hat to school each day of the fundraising week.  Additionally, all donations of any size are appreciated whether you choose to don a cap or not!  Lower School students may pay their teachers and Upper School students will be given payment instructions during daily announcements.

So grab your favorite cap or hat to crown your head and raise money for this most noble cause!
 

Boonli.com Now Open for October Lunch Orders

The calendar keeps on turning over and it's now time to orders lunches for the month of October!  Boonli.com will be open until next Thursday, the 29th at 9 am for you to place your orders.  If you have an existing Boonli.com account, your log-in will remain the same.  *Please note, existing account holders have to update profiles for each student before you can access the menus.

If you are new to the WCA community, or if this is your first time placing an order, please follow these steps:

  • Go to 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 including creating profiles for each of your students.
  • Make your lunch selections and add to your cart.
  • Be sure to “check out” and pay after you've made your selections.  Your order is not placed until it's paid for!

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Tami Butts -  tbutts@wcalions.org.

Friday Night Lights

& Expanded Concessions

Coming off of last week's exciting Homecoming win, our Varsity Lions kick off against David Emmanuel at 7:30 this Friday night at home.  Make your plans to be there and help us cheer on our Lions!  Also, come hungry because our concession stand will have expanded offerings with a menu that includes hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, nachos, cake pops, candy and drinks!  So, take a break and let someone else do the cooking.  See you there!

WCA Golf Classic Registrations

Make your plans to join us for our second annual WCA Golf Classic Tournament presented by Georgia Metals on Monday, October 17th at Jennings Mill Country Club.  Registrations for teams and individuals is now open.  

We are also offering the opportunity to show your support by sponsoring a hole.  This is a great way to gain visibility for your business all in the support of a great cause.  

To register, volunteer or sponsor a hole, please follow this link.  All proceeds support our Annual Fund for 2022-2023.  We look forward to sharing this day of fun and fellowship with you!
 

Westminster Swim Team

It is almost swim season!  We are so excited about this year and are looking forward to another great season.  If you have a student in grades 6th - 12th who is interested in joining our swim team and have not previously been on our team, please email Robyn Beall, rbeall@wcalions.org.  We would love to know what grade your student is in and if they have any prior swim experience. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30pm at WCA for new swimmers and their parents to answer questions and provide you with information about our swim program.  Practices will begin October 17th at 3pm at the Georgia Aquatic Center.  
 

Basketball Cheerleading ~ Interest Form Sign-Up

It's time to start organizing for this years basketball cheerleading teams.  If you have a Middle School or High School student who is interested in cheering this year, please follow this link and complete the “Cheerleading Interest Form”.  In the coming weeks there will be an organizational meeting so that the team can start preparing for a great season of Cheer at WCA!  Questions, please contact Coach Alisha Carter, acarter@wcalions.org.

Lunch Bunch & After School

We are happy to be able to offer our extended day programs to our parents who need additional childcare.  LunchBunch (pre-k and half-day kindergarten) begins at noon and ends at 2:45, and AfterSchool (all lower school) begins at 2:45 with pick-up at 5:15 pm.  

Extended Care Reminders:

  • Please remember that pre-registration (see process below) is needed for  extended day programs.
  • There are a limited number of spaces available for each day.  If you haven't pre-registered, and we reach our maximum number of students, your child will be unable to stay.
  • Additionally, please remember that a student in extended care may only be signed out by someone who is of driving age or older.
    **Emergency contact form must be completed and returned before a child can stay for LunchBunch or AfterSchool. Please follow this link for the form.**
  • Charges of $15 per day per session will be billed to your FACTS account on a monthly basis on the 15th of the month for the previous month.
  • Please know that effective immediately, there will be a $10 fee for all late pickups.  Pick-up time is by 5:15 pm.  Thank you for your understanding and assistance.

 

How do I sign up?

  • Click the link: Lunch Bunch & After School Registration
  • Click the date your child will need to attend. If your child will attend every day of the month, or the same days each week, you may select "repeats" and choose daily or weekly. If Lunch Bunch or After School reach max capacity, you will see a red message that says "FULL" on the day. 
  • Click on the "Calendar" box and select “LB/AS SIGN UP”
  • Type student name(s) into the "Who" box
  • Type LB for Lunch Bunch, AS for After School or LB/AS for both

If you have questions, lease contact Tara Amos - tamos@wcalions.org - for LunchBunch or Tiffany Rasmussen - trasmussen@wcalions.org - for After School.

As we go through our days, please remember to keep the following WCA family 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 be in prayer for Konda Johnson and her  family - Brian, Hollan (WCA 2019), and Grace (WCA 11th) - as they continue on the journey of conquering Konda's cancer.  A method called Proton radiation therapy is scheduled in the month of September.  It will be only five days total of radiation treatment, spread out over a couple of weeks .  It will be used to target her liver lesion and also lung nodules. After this is completed successfully, Konda will be monitored every 2 -3 months.  Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.  

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

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