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This Week at WCA - April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022
By Admin

It's Showtime!

Doors open at 6 pm Thursday & Friday

The hard work of preparation is done and the fun of performance is on!  The WCA Spring Musical production of The Lion King is this Thursday and Friday evening.  The doors open at 6 pm and the performance begins at 6:30 pm.   Please know that you must pre-purchase tickets for your desired performance, you cannot purchase tickets at the door and there are limited tickets available.  See the instructions below for purchasing tickets: 

  1. Download the app "S2 Pass" on your smartphone
  2. Select Georgia
  3. Search Westminster CA 
  4. Select "Events"
  5. Select "The Lion King Kids" 
  6. Select Purchase Tickets - Tickets are $5 per entry, children 3 and under are free.
  7. Make sure to purchase tickets for the date you wish to attend, either Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29 or both. 

Once you have purchased the tickets, they will appear on the home screen of your S2 app. Simply show these tickets at the door to enter on the night of the performances you purchase tickets for. Please note, there can only be 5 tickets purchased at a time due to the way this ticketing app works, so if you need to purchase more than 5 tickets, you will have to make separate transactions. 

**If your child is an ensemble member, they should arrive by 5:45 pm and main cast members need to be here by 5:30 pm.  All volunteers should check the details sent from Mrs. Wills regarding location, costume requirements and timings. **

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lions in the Post Season 

Soccer

With their win against Johnson Ferry Tuesday night, our Varsity Boys Soccer team advances to the state semi finals!  They will play at home next Tuesday, May 3rd at 7 pm.  More information will be coming soon regarding who our opponent will be.  You can check out the bracket by following this link.

Baseball

Our Diamond Lions advance in post season play with a state quarter final double header against Johnson Ferry Christian this Friday.  Games will be at 2 pm and 4:30 pm.  Please know that if you're coming to cheer them on, we are requesting that you park on the back field due to the Lion King performance that is also on Friday.  For bracket information, please follow this link.

Go Lions!

Deadline Tomorrow Morning for May Lunch Orders

The last lunch deadline of this school year!  You have until 9 am tomorrow morning to place your lunch orders for May.  

If this is your first time to place an order, please follow these simple steps:

1.Go to Boonli.com
2.Choose register in the upper right hand corner
3.Enter WCA319 as the password
4.Create account and enter account information
5.Login to your account
6.Order lunches for each child
7.Be sure to go to checkout and pay–order not placed until paid for!
8.Your order must be paid for with a debit or credit card.

 

Questions?  Please contact Tami Butts – tbutts@wcalions.org

Please Remember - It's time to Clean Out Your Closets for a Great Cause

This is the week to bring in your donations!

LIONS LEAD Service is sponsoring a Spring Cleaning CLOTHING DRIVE this week April 25-29.  Donations will go to Chosen for Life Ministries and Ridgeview Behavioral Health Center.  We are accepting gently used Men’s, Women’s, Teen, and Children’s clothing (sizes 8-16).

  • Drop donations off THIS WEEK April 25-29.
  • Donation boxes are located in the upper school and lower school foyers.
  • Please donate gently used, clean, neatly folded items.
  • Please sort your items into the following categories:  men’s, women’s, teen boys, teen girls, children’s boys (sizes 8-16), children’s girls (sizes 8-16).
  • CURBSIDE COLLECTION is before school Wednesday - Friday (April 27-29).
  • For adult items, please donate casual clothing (no dressy clothes)
  • Other Clothing Items Needed:  any outerwear, shoes in good condition (youth and adult sizes - no dressy shoes for adults), new, packaged underwear, no-wire sport bras, children’s/youth socks in good condition
  • Additional Items Needed for Ridgeview (ages 12 and up): puzzles, markers, playing cards, youth/adult coloring books, paperback books, puzzle books
  • All seasons of clothing accepted!

GAPPS Visual Arts Competition

HS Region Champions & MS/LS Region Runners-Up

WCA art students have recently competed in the GAPPS Regional Visual Arts Competition and did an amazing job!  Our high school students finished as region champions and our middle school and lower school were region runner-ups!  For all artwork submissions in the high school competition, there were 44 possible placed finishes and our high school students earned 20 of those placements.  The state competition is Thursday in Macon.  For a list of student artists and their placements, please follow these links:  Upper School Visual Arts or Lower School Visual Arts.  Congratulations to all students and art teachers Jackie Kirsche and Angie Sanders!

Teacher Appreciation Week ~ To Honor All They Do

The WCA Parents Association is preparing to honor our faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 9th through 13th.  (Please note that these dates do not coincide with the National Teacher Appreciation week this year.)  There will be something special for the teachers every day.  If you are interested in helping the parents association with these plans, please email Janna Nimmo - janna.nimmo@gmail.com.

Upper School Academic Awards Day

At the end of each school year, Westminster recognizes the academic achievement of our students.  Awards are given for the highest average in each academic subject and for notable success and/or improvement over the course of the school year.  (Please note that these awards are separate from semester Honor Roll achievement.)  

Academic Awards Day will take place on Tuesday, May 10.  The middle school awards will be presented from 8:05 - 9:00 a.m. in the gym.  The high school awards will follow from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  Invitations will be emailed to parents of recipients next week. 

 
Contact Tollie Ediger (tediger@wcalions.org) with any questions.

 

FACTS Accounts

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, we are trying to be sure FACTS accounts are up to date before we start the new year in June.  Please take a look at your FACTS tuition and incidental accounts to be sure that any outstanding charges are either paid or are scheduled to be paid.  Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated!  If you have questions, please contact Tami Butts.

Muffins with Mom

RSVP Deadline is TODAY

Our Lower School students will be celebrating their Moms on Friday, May 6th with our Muffins with Mom event.  Please make your plans to join your child(ren) in their classrooms from 7:45 until 8:15 am where you will be honored while enjoying a yummy muffin and time with your child(ren).  If Mom cannot make it, feel free to send a grandmother, aunt or big sister.  For additional details and registration form, please see Muffins with Mom Flyer.  RSVPs are requested by Wed, April 27th. 

Lady Lions Summer Basketball

The summer basketball schedule for girls entering 7th -12th grade interested in playing basketball is now available.  Please follow this link to access the schedule.  If you have questions, contact Coach Deep - thedeepfamily@gmail.com.

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 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

Please contact coordinator Alicia Larson - alarson@wcalions.org or 813-858-4074  - with questions regarding Lunch Bunch or 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 our upper school art teacher, Jackie Kirsche.  She is experiencing a recurrence of her ovarian cancer and will be beginning treatment next week on April 20th.  Prayers for the the lack of complications and the effectiveness of the treatment are much appreciated.  Jackie will be continuing to work during this time hoping to only miss as treatment days require.  Thank you for remembering Jackie, her husband Kevin and children Berkley (class of 2013), Sierra (class of 2016) and Hadley (class of 2018) with your prayers during this time.

Please be in prayer for Konda Johnson (Grace - 10th, Hollan - Class of 2019) as she walks through the next stage of her journey with recurrent metastatic cholangiocarcinoma cancer.  She is beginning a new treatment in the form of a pill that has recently been approved and will be closely monitored as treatment progresses.  It is called targeted therapy which targets only the cancer and there is great hope that this will be successful.  Prayers are requested and greatly appreciated for Konda and her family as she faithfully continues this journey.     

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

 


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