Monthly Update

May 2019

In the light of a king's face there is life,

and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.

Proverbs 16:15

 

Please note that this will be the last communication of this publication until June 7, as we have transitioned to a Monthly Update during spring and summer.

Please refer to this edition until that time.

 

2018-19 FEED THE NEED FOOD PACKING EVENT 

June 6 During the School Day
We are hosting a Feed the Need Food Packing Day on Thursday, June 6! This is a great opportunity to bless those in need locally and around the world, while raising funds for WCA. Look for emails from Mr. Buttacy for details, paperwork, and instructions for getting involved. Follow this link to a Save the Date Reminder Flyer.

2018-19 YEARBOOK ONLINE ORDERS

Please follow this link to order your 2018-19 yearbook online; no orders should be sent to the school this year. Books are $45 until May 4.

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
 

• Spring Sport Donut Days!

The Booster Club has organized a series of Donut Sales on Fridays this spring, The remaining dates include May 3 & 10 at 7:30 AM in the Elementary & MS/HS Lobbies. They will be sold for $1 each, and proceeds will go to the Athletic Department!

• 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!

 

MS/HS Baseball Information - Follow this link to coach and practice details.
HS Softball Information - Follow this link to coach and practice details.

 

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.

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT May 3 at 3:45 PM

Our Senior Class is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser for students and adults this Friday, May 3, at 3:45 p.m. in the MS/HS Gym. Follow this link for details, and come join the fun to help raise funds for our students' end of year activities! The cost is $25 per team. Students can form their own five member teams and sign up and pay at the MS/HS Front Desk. Elementary students are also invited and can form their own teams. Elementary parents should contact Mrs. Jones at ms_hs@west-mont.org to sign up. Hot food and snacks will be available for purchase at our concession stand.

FINE ARTS

• WCA & BCS Spring Concert - May 17 at 7:00 PM

Please join us at St. Paul's UCC - 1312 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA 19518. This event includes Elementary Strings, as well as MS/HS Band & Chorus. Students should arrive to the church in concert attire by 6:00 PM.

 

FUNDRAISING

Follow this link for more information regarding low-pressure fundraising efforts you can participate in as you shop this Christmas season including Amazon Smile, Boxtops for Education, Giant A+ Rewards, and Redners’ Save-a-Tape. See above for Feed the Need details!

GOT WATER ? CAMPAIGN

Our Wellness Intern, Hunter Fegan has coordinated a Got Water ? campaign that will run May 20 - 23. The week will be filled with exciting videos played during lunch, a raffle drawing on the last day, many interesting facts, and encouragement to drink more water. We dedicate this time to encourage students and staff to drink plenty of water because of its many benefits. It is suggested that we drink an average of at least 8 cups of water on a typical day but let's be real, how many of us truly have a typical day? Water is a necessary resource for our bodies, as it helps to maintain safe pH levels, cleanses us from harmful toxins, is a great disperser of various vitamins and nutrients.

 

OPEN HOUSE EVENT • MAY 7 FROM 3:30 - 5:30
 

Our Afternoon Open House is scheduled on May 7, from 3:30 - 5:30 PM. Follow this link to the flyer to print and post with permission in your church, preschool, or other community setting. 

 

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.

 

Infinito's Fundraiser • May 16 from 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Please join us for a Mission Team Fundraiser at Infinito's Pizza, located at 222 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460. The pizza buffet prices are as follows:

Adults - $6.99, Children 6-10 - $5.99, Children 5 and under - $2.99, Drinks - $2.49

We hope to see you all there!

 

POOL DISCOUNTS • SANATOGA SWIM CLUB

The Sanatoga Swim Club will be opening for the summer on Saturday, May 25! For more information about special Christian school membership rates, please go to https://www.sanatogaswimclub.com/schools. Sanatoga Swim Club offers a 25 meter pool, a baby pool, two diving boards, night swimming, and a snack bar. They can also host family and church events; a large pavilion is available for groups of up to 400 people. In addition to swimming, Sanatoga Swim Club offers a spacious property that can accommodate up to 1000 people. The property includes basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball courts, as well as two playgrounds with picnic tables throughout the premises, surrounded by beautiful woods. We would like to invite our school family to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to join a faith-based swim club for the summer, or simply use their facilities for your next event! Some ideas that families and churches are currently implementing include:

 

  • Graduation Parties

  • Regular church picnics with special pricing for your specific activities.

  • Sunday service in the large pavilion, followed by a baptism and/or a church picnic and swimming.

  • Weekday evening Bible study, and small group or youth group activity and swim.

 

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

We are well underway with events and enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. If you have a child turning three, four, or five years of age by the first day of the next school year, and you would like to register him or her for preschool or kindergarten, please email admissionswca@west-mont.org to be added to a list to receive current information for upcoming events and deadlines pertaining to enrollment. Also, if you know anyone who may be interested in exploring what West-Mont has to offer for preschool or kindergarten, please email their contact information (with permission), and we will reach out to them with details in the coming months. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Follow this link for more information about volunteer opportunities and required clearance paperwork. Thank you for considering these opportunities to serve our school!

 

• Spring 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 spring. If you have a block of time in your schedule to lend to this effort, please contact melissa.newton@west-mont.org to coordinate where and when to focus your efforts. We would like to keep our campus well maintained for spring productions and enrollment season.

• MS/HS Gym Paint Days - May 10 & 11

The Smith Family is hosting two MS/HS Gym Painting Work Days on Friday, May 10, from 3:30 - 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 11, from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Parents and high school students are welcome. Please contact Jackie Smith at jsdspa@comcast.net if you have a block of time to contribute to this effort.

WEST-MONT SERVE DAY - MAY 18

We have been presenting monthly community service projects, so we can all pitch in together and help our neighbors in need. The next date is coming up on May 18, and involves Hickory Park. They need help with their Food Truck Festival from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, or 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Please RSVP to eventswca@west-mont.org by Friday, May 17. West-Mont is also providing the opportunity to purchase a serve day t-shirt! They are available now in our online store, so we can look like a team. You can choose any shirt in the store and then select the “serve” logo for printing:  https://apparelnow.com/west-mont-christian-academy-apparel

Many Blessings,

 

The Advancement Department

 Upcoming Events

Friday, May 3

Spring Sport Donut Sale at 7:30 AM in the Elementay & MS/HS Lobbies.

Friday, May 3

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. Parents welcome!

Friday, May 3

Dodgeball Event from 3:45 - 7:00 PM; see left for details.

 

Saturday, May 4

Bike & Hike Event from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Riverfront Park. See below for details.

 

Saturday, May 4

High School Formal from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Copperfield Inn, Limerick.

Saturday, May 4

Last day for yearbook orders. See left for details.

Tuesday, May 7

Teacher Appreciation Lunch at 11:30 AM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

Tuesday, May 7

High School Field Trip to Plumstead Christian (Kirk Cameron) from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Tuesday, May 7

Afternoon Open House from 3:30 - 5:30 PM.

Tuesday, May 7

WPC Meeting at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

Wednesday, May 8

AP English Exam.

Wednesday, May 8

Field Trip to Fightin Phils Game from 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM (Grades 3-5).

Thursday, May 9

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast at 7:45 AM.

Thursday, May 9

US History Field Trip to Fort Delaware from 6:15 AM - 3:00 PM.

Friday, May 10

Spring Sport Donut Sale at 7:30 AM in the Elementary & MS/HS Lobbies.

Friday, May 10

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. Parents welcome!

 

Friday, May 10

AP Computer Science Exam.

 

Friday, May 10

Middle School Event to Urban Air from 3:30 - 7:30 PM.

Friday, May 10

MS/HS Gym Painting Work Day from 3:30 - 10:00 PM. See left for details.

Saturday, May 11

MS/HS Gym Painting Work Day from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. See left for details.

Tuesday, May 14

AP Calculus Exam.

Tuesday, May 14

Elementary National Theater for Children Presentation at 1:30 PM.

Thursday, May 16

NHS Meeting at 7:30 AM.

Thursday, May 16

AP Classes to Shady Maple (Periods 1-3).

Thursday, May 16

Field Trip to Keystone Vills from 12:45 - 2:15 PM (Grades 1 & 2).

Thursday, May 16

Kindergarten Daddy & Me at the Races at 6:30 PM.

 

Thursday, May 16

Infinito's Fundraiser from 4:00 - 9:00 PM. See left for details.

Friday, May 16

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. Parents welcome!

Friday, May 17

Ticket Sales open at 10:00 AM for the Elementary Musical.

 

Friday, May 17

WCA & BCS Spring Concert at St. Paul's UCC at 7:00 PM. Students arrive at 6:00 PM. See left for details.

Saturday, May 18

Hickory Park Food Truck Festival Serve Day from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. See left for details.

 

Monday, May 20

HS World Literature Class Presentations in the Gym from 11:30 - 12:00 PM.

Wednesday, May 22

MS/HS Chapel at 2:15 PM in the MS/HS Gym.

Thursday, May 23

MS ACSI Fine Arts Festival.

​Friday - Wednesday, May 24 - 29

Senior Trip to the Bahamas!

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day - No School!

Thursday, May 30

HS 20th Century History Field Trip to New York from 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM.

Friday, May 31

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym.

Friday, May 31

Elementary Musical at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Gym.

Wellness Corner

BIKE & HIKE

May 4 at 10:00 AM

Our Annual Bike & Hike event is scheduled on May 4, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Riverfront Park. We will start and end at the Rotary Pavilion, and you are free to bike, walk, or run on the Schuylkill River Trail for 5 or 10 miles. We are hosting this as a FREE Wellness Event, so NO SIGN-UP OR RSVP NEEDED! Please follow this link to the flyer for more information.

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.

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