Monthly Update

June 2019

 

Please note that this will be the last publication until July, as we have transitioned to a Monthly Update during Summer Break. Please refer to this edition until that time. 

May the Lord bless you and protect you.

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.

May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

 

 

2018-19 FEED THE NEED SUCCESS - THANK YOU!

Our Feed the Need Food Packing Fundraiser was a great success; thank you to everyone who donated their time, resources, and finances to this wonderful opportunity to bless those in need locally and around the world, while raising funds for WCA!

2019-20 SIBLING ENROLLMENT FORM

If you are planning to enroll an additional student in any grade (including kindergarten) for the 2019-20 school year, please follow this link to the registration form to print, complete, and submit to the school office as soon as possible. For more information, please contact melissa.newton@west-mont.org.

ACCOUNT BALANCES

Please check your Renweb General and Lunch charges, and submit payment for any balance due. If you are unable to access your Renweb account, please contact bethany.wisler@west-mont.org. Look for emails in your inbox, junk, clutter, and spam folders for statements and balance information. If you are not receiving these emails, please contact ms_hs@west-mont.org to confirm the address we have on file for you.

 

ATHLETICS

 

• West-Mont Spirit Wear is still available for purchase!

 

Follow this link to our online store, and remember that these items make great gifts for your family!

• Field Day Colors! MS/HS - June 7 & Elementary - June 13

Middle & High School      

11th & 6th - Blue

10th & 7th - Red

9th & 8th - Purple

Seniors - Bahamian

Elementary

1st - Green

2nd - Blue

3rd - Tie Dye

4th - Red

5th - Purple and Gray

 

CHAPEL SERVICES - PARENTS WELCOME!

Just a reminder that parents are welcome to attend our chapel services, held weekly for elementary students, and monthly for our MS/HS students! Follow this link for more information on chapel details and schedules, see left for updates and times, and refer to our monthly calendar for specific topics when available.

GRADUATION REFRESHMENT CONTRIBUTIONS 

We are in need of food contributions for our upcoming Graduation Ceremony on Friday, June 14. Please follow this link  to sign up for specific food items at your convenience. The requested baked goods should be nut-free and individually wrapped, and all items should be delivered to the MS/HS Lobby by 3:00 p.m. on June 15. 


LOST & FOUND

Lost and Found items will be on display in the MS/HS and Elementary lobbies starting Monday, June 3, and will remain through Friday, June 7, during our end-of-year ceremonies and events. Parents are welcome to come and check the tables between 7:30 AM and 3:30 p.m. throughout the week. Please encourage your students to check for missing books, jackets, or clothing.

 

Any items left on Monday, June 10 will be donated.

 

MISSIONS
• Summer Opportunity to Serve July 28 - August 3

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors!

The Mission Team has an opportunity to serve with Brethren Disaster Ministries this summer in Lumberton, South Carolina, from July 28 - August 3. This area was hit by flooding/storms and caused major damage. This is a service/working trip and not a relational trip like Guatemala, so prayerfully consider the opportunity. Service during this trip will mainly entail working on rebuilding homes that were damaged.

The cost of the trip is $350.00 per person and needs to be paid in full by June 1.

We are only able to take 12 students, so they all must be 15 or older at the time of the trip, and they must complete an application. Please see Mrs. Fox for the paperwork, and email valerie.fox@west-mont.org with any questions you may have.

 

 

SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS

Our summer reading requirement is designed to help your children bridge the gap in learning between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next one. It is also our hope that students will select summer reading books they are interested in and enjoy reading at a pace they can set. Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often regress. Summer is a great time to encourage your children to remain active in learning in all areas through many creative outlets.  Follow this link to access grade specific, detailed information regarding our summer reading program. There are also supply lists for next school year included on the summer reading page.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Follow this link for more information about volunteer opportunities and required clearance paperwork.

• Assisted Test Readers & Study Guide Coordinators Needed

Our Exceptional Education Department is looking for volunteers in the 2019-20 school year to verbally administer tests to students needing an auditory presentation of material for assessments. A weekly commitment would be helpful, but days and times will vary according to scheduled tests. Being an Assisted Test Reader allows some flexibility for volunteers to accept different time frames every week that fit their schedule. The department is also in need volunteers to coordinate and compose study guides for students who would benefit from support in this area. Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve our school; please contact valerie.fox@west-mont.org to volunteer.

Lunch & Recess Monitors

Our elementary staff is in need of volunteers to assist teachers with lunch and recess monitoring on a weekly basis next school year. If you have availability during the day between the hours of 11:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., please contact the school office to volunteer.

 

Teacher’s Aides

We are in need of volunteers on a weekly basis to assist some of our teachers with grading and copying during the school day next school year. Please contact the school office to volunteer.

 

MS/HS Library Aides

We are in need of volunteers on a weekly basis to assist our librarian with organizing and logging books. Please contact the school office to volunteer.

 

• Summer Weeding and Trimming Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers to assist our ground and maintenance staff with weeding and trimming our campus this summer. If you have a block of time in your schedule to lend to this effort, please contact the school office to coordinate where and when to focus your efforts. We would like to keep our campus well maintained for summer tours and high enrollment season.

 

Many Blessings,

The Advancement Department

 Upcoming Events

Friday, June 7

MS/HS Awards at 8:30 AM and Picnic Day.

 

Friday, June 7

Elementary Awards at 1:30 PM in the Elementary Gym.

 

Monday - Friday, June 10 - 14

MS/HS Exam Week.

 

Monday, June 10

Picnic at Green Lane (Grades K & 5).

Tuesday, June 11

Preschool 4 Graduation at 9:00 AM.

 

Tuesday, June 11

Kindergarten Graduation at 7:00 PM in the Elementary Gym. Last Day of Kindergarten.

 

Thursday, June 13

MS Dorney Park Field Trip. See left for details.

 

Thursday, June 13

Elementary Field Day.

 

Friday, June 14

Half/Last Day of School (Grades 1-12).

 

Friday, June 14

Elementary Final Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. 5th grade leading.

 

Friday, June 14

Senior Graduation at 7:00 PM.

Monday, August 12

Sports Meeting for Parents & Athletes.


Tuesday, August 13

Varsity Sports Practices Begin.

Thursday, August 15

Booster Club Meeting at 1:00 PM in the MS/HS Building.

Monday, August 19

Middle School Sports Practices Begin.


Tuesday - Thursday, August 20-22

Kinder Camp for incoming kindergartners.


Friday, August 23

Pre-Game Social, 6:30 PM.


Thursday, August 29

Parent Association Meeting & Orientation for All Grades.

Monday, September 2

Labor Day/School Prayer.


Wednesday, September 4

K-12 First Day of School.


Thursday, September 5

First Day for 4-Year-Old Class.


Friday, September 6

First Day for 3-Year-Old Class.


Thursday, September 26

Elementary/4-Year-Old Picture Day.
 

Friday, September 27

MS/HS/3-Year-Old Picture Day

Wellness Corner

Bike Rides with Mr. Bowman

Every summer, Mr. Bowman coordinates one or two bike rides per week with family and friends of WCA. Emails will go out regularly with times, dates, locations, and difficulty levels of the rides. The descriptions in these emails will allow each family to decide which rides they are able to attend. There will be rail-trail/road rides from 10-30 miles, and mountain bike rides from 5-12 miles, all at different paces. If you would like to be on the mailing list for ride information, email Mr. Bowman at phillip.bowman@west-mont.org. Being on the mailing list does not commit you to any rides.

Water!

By Hunter Fegan, WCA Wellness Intern

Agua, Water, and H2O are all different names for one of the most important and necessary resources in our lives. This simple chemical bond between hydrogen and oxygen atoms is an essential compound needed to sustain life. Water is  a compound with many unique attributes. For instance, it provides transportation and dispersion of key vitamins and nutrients throughout our bodies, and also helps to maintain our bodies’ pH levels to ensure we stay healthy. Studies have found that increases in water consumption help brain functions, reduce headaches or backaches, and can even help in weight loss. It is recommended to drink at least 8 cups of water a day, but when you workout, you should drink more to remain properly hydrated. Some other interesting facts about water in general include that only about 3% of water on the Earth's surface is drinkable. That is just one of the three possible states in which it exists; the other two forms being ice and vapor. As you all continue with your month, I encourage you to drink plenty of water!" ​

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