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WCA Weekly News & Announcements for September 11th

September 11, 2019
By Admin

 

 

Wear a Cap for the CURE this week!

Bad hair day?  Throw on your favorite cap, donate $1 (or more if you'd like) and keep your head covered all day long!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and this week is our Caps for a Cure fundraiser! 

Through Friday, all lower school and upper school student's may pay $1 a day to wear a cap to school.  All donations of any size are appreciated whether you choose to wear a cap or not. 

This school-wide event raises money to benefit the CURE Childhood Cancer non-profit organization.  CURE is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through targeted research while supporting patients and their families.

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

School Pictures Take Two

If you would like a second chance at your school picture or if you missed getting your picture taken, the school picture make-up/retake date is Tuesday, October 22nd.

Please know that the proofs/picture orders should arrive in the next few weeks.  There are no proofs for the class pictures.  So, if you would like a class picture, the deadline for turning in that order is this Friday, September 13th.  The cost, including tax, is $14.98.  Order forms are available in the office, or you may order online at MyLifetouch.com using the Picture Day code AG509001G0.

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

To Do:  Order your yearbook today!

You don't want to miss out on getting your student(s) 2019-2020 yearbook, so take a moment and order your yearbook(s) online today!  Yearbooks must be ordered in advance and are not available for last minute purchase.  The cost is $70 per yearbook and for your convenience, Jostens offers a split payment option at checkout if desired. 

The deadline for placing your yearbook order is September 27th.  Follow the link below to order yours today and mark this off your "to-do" list!

Jostens - WCA Online Yearbook Order

College and Financial Aid Night

Do you have a student headed to college in the next couple of years?  If so, then join us for our college and financial aid information night coming up on Monday, September 16th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Tech Lab (Administration Building).  Kelly Cole, Director of Academics, will focus on the college admissions process and will touch on the financial aid process as well.  This meeting will be very helpful for 11th and 12th grade parents but 9th and 10th grade parents are also welcome to attend. 

Questions?  Please contact Kelly Cole, Director of Academics - kcole@wcalions.org

High School Students - Interested in these schools?

There will be an information session held in Marietta where admissions representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid.  Please bring your friends and family.

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Rd, Marietta, GA 30062

Follow this link to register and for additional information:

Information Session in Marietta

Local Scholarships for College Bound Seniors

If you have a senior this year, there is a local scholarship fair at the Oconee County Civic Center on October 22 from 6:00-7: 30 pm.  This is your opportunity to gather information about local scholarships available and the application process.

 

Donuts with Dads

Donuts, coffee, conversation and time to spend with your child(ren).  Who could ask for a better start to your day? 

Mark your calendars and make your plans to attend our annual Donuts with Dads event for the Lower School.  On Friday, September 20th, all lower school dads are invited to join their child(ren) in their classroom(s) from 7:45 until 8:15 am for this special event.  Registration forms have been distributed by each classroom but if you have questions, please contact Tiffany Rasmussen, trasmussen@wcalions.org.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Come Celebrate With Us!

On Saturday, October 5th, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Westminster Christian Academy!

Make your plans now to join us for this family event on the field at WCA from 2 until 5 pm.  This will be a relaxing time of fellowship with WCA families from today as well as from previous years.   It's a Saturday in the Fall, so college football will be playing on the big screen, there will be inflatables and games for the kids and food vendors offering delicious eatables for you to purchase and enjoy.  Bring chairs and blankets, footballs and Frisbees, and we look forward to celebrating with you!

Box Tops for Education - The Old and The New

This year the Box Tops for Education program at WCA has a new focus.  All funds raised through your participation will go to purchase books and other materials for our library!  Also, new for this year, the Box Top program is introducing a new digital format.  Please see the attached flyers for more information.  We will still collect your traditional clipped Box Tops with the deadline of October 18th for this collection period.

Box Tops Digital Program

 

As we go through our days, please remember to keep the following WCA families 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 continued prayer for Kim Hardwick, WCA teacher, who has undergone treatment for recurrent melanoma.  Following successful treatment, Kim is having scans every three months to verify the absence of disease.  Her next scan is in September.  Thank you for remembering her husband, Steve and their children (Ben - Class of 2018, Anna - 11th, Cary - 8th and Ella - 4th) during this time. Kim has set up a caring bridge site where she can share information about her journey. Caring Bridge for Kim Hardwick
  • Please continue to pray for our art teacher, Jackie Kirsche, as she walks through her cancer journey. Her treatments have been very successful. She is currently being closely monitored for any changes in her tumor markers which might require further treatment.  Thank you for remembering Jackie, her husband Kevin and children Berkley (class of 2013), Sierra (class of 2016) and Hadley (class of 2018).
  • Please be in continued prayer for Brent Weatherly and his family as he battles cancer.  You can follow his journey and receive specific prayer requests by subscribing to his blog -  http://dbw26.wordpress.com.

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