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This Week a WCA - September 16

September 16, 2020
By Admin

Caps for Cure Fundraiser Next Week

Next Monday, September 21st, is the first day you can donate to don your head with your favorite cap!  September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and that means it's time for our Caps for a Cure fundraiser! 

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.

Our Caps for CURE fundraiser will be the week of September 21st through the 25th.  How can you participate?

  • All WCA students may pay $5 for the week and wear a hat each day.  
  • Wearing a cap not your thing?  Then please consider making a donation.  All donations of any size are appreciated whether you choose to wear a cap or not. 

So grab your favorite cap and empty your piggy bank to raise money for this important cause!

October Lunch Orders ~ Now Open

Boonli.com is now open for your October lunch orders!  The deadline for placing orders is next Wednesday, September 23rd at midnight.

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 see 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 "Log In" at the top of the page
  • Enter the password for our school - WCA319
  • Follow prompts to complete your registration including profiles for each of your students. 
  • Order lunches for each student. (lunches are ordered by the month in advance)
  • Be sure to go to checkout 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.

Fall Sports Pictures

Fall Sports Picture day will be on Monday, September 21st.  Pictures will be taken after school and communication about which uniform to wear will come from coaches.  Order forms may be picked up in the school office.  If you have any questions, please contact Tollie Ediger, tediger@wcalions.org.

Missing anything?

Unbelievably we've been in school five weeks but that's enough time for the lost and found bins to be overflowing!

Items from lost and found are displayed on tables in the gym this week.  Please take the opportunity to claim anything that belongs to your household. 

Items will be on display through end of the school day on Friday.  At that time, any unclaimed items will be donated.

Thank you for your help!

SAT for Seniors Next Week @ WCA

All Seniors taking the SAT test at Westminster on Wednesday, September 23 will need to report to the field house at 7:45 am on Wednesday morning.  Students should bring #2 pencils, calculators and a snack.  Also, please remember that students will leave campus after they test that day.  Please contact Kelly Cole with any questions.

AP Test in May

Any student needing to take an AP test in May who is not taking a Westminster or GAVS AP course needs to see Mrs. Cole before September 15th.

Middle School Academic Day Teams

If any Middle School students would like to participate in a Spelling Bee competition at Middle School Academic Day, Please sign up in the gym or email Kelly Cole.  Please sign up by September 25th.

 

Any middle school students that are interested in participating in Geography Bee should sign up using the sign up sheet on Mr. Burnett's door or on the bulletin board in the gym.  Practices will be held on Tuesdays after school.  

Any middle school students that are interested in participating in the History Bowl competition should sign up using the sign-up sheet on Mr. Burnett's door or on the bulletin board in the gym.  Practices for History Bowl will take place on Mondays after school.  

Virtual College Events

In true 2020 style, there are upcoming virtual college events for WCA high school students wanting to have more information about Berry College and the University of North Georgia.

Berry will be hosting a virtual event just for Westminster students on October 1st at 6pm.  Please follow the link below if you want to attend this event.  This is open to any student interested in Berry College but will address specific questions for those applying for fall of 2021.

The registration link is Berry College Virtual Event - WCA

 

The University of North Georgia will be holding a virtual event just for WCA students coming up October 19th at 7 pm.  Here is the link for the students to register - UNG Virtual Event - WCA.  Registered students will receive a Zoom link to attend the session.

Lunch Bunch & After School Sign-Up

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limiting the number of students who attend the Lunch Bunch and After School programs.  Parents are asked to register a week in advance by following the link and instructions below.

  • 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

Please contact Libba Roberts (lroberts@wcalions.org) or Abby Bartelt (abartelt@wcalions.org) with any questions regarding Lunch Bunch or After School. 

PROBE College Fair - Registration Now Open

Over 160 colleges from across the country will participate in this fall's virtual Probe college tour. The tour will be held entirely online during two mini-fairs during the evenings of October 5-7, and November 2 and November 4-5.

For interested students, registration is now open at the website - GA Probe Fair - Students.  Once a student is registered, they will receive updates about next steps needed to participate in the mini-fair of your choice.  Panels and presentations will be available through Zoom Webinars and pre-registration for each session is required.  There is no charge for students or parents to participate.