Monthly Update

 

July 2017

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is,

there is freedom.

 

2 Corinthians 3:17

 Upcoming Events

Monday, July 10

Auction Committee Meeting at 10:00 AM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

Tuesday, August 8

Beulah Land Swim Party from

6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 9

Booster Club Meeting at 10:00 AM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

Thursday, August 10

MS/HS Library Cleaning Day at 8:30 AM. See left for details. 

Thursday, August 10

MS/HS Fall Sports Meeting & Rita's Italian Ice at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Gym. See left for details.

Monday, August 14

WPC Meeting at 10:30 AM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

Monday, August 14

Varsity Volleyball practice begins.

Monday, August 21

Varsity Soccer practice begins.

Tuesday - Thursday, August 22 - 24

Kinder Kamp from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Monday, August 28

Middle School sports practices begin.

Monday, August 28

Parent Association Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Elementary Gym.

Thursday, August 31

Elementary Open House from 10:00 - 11:30 AM.

Wednesday, September 6

First Day of School.

2017-18 AUCTION BROCHURE

Please follow this link to a brochure detailing this upcoming event, and see below to volunteer with our preparation efforts.

2017-18 YEARLY FORMS

If you have not already done so, please turn in your yearly school forms (bus, emergency contact, textbook etc.) to the office as soon as possible. Busing forms are a priority at this point, as school districts are finalizing their routes. Please contact brittney.pettis@west-mont.org for more information.

 

ATHLETICS

MS/HS Fall Sports Meeting • August 10 at 7:00 PM

On Thursday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the MS/HS Gym, we will kick off our athletic season with a Fall Sports Meeting and Rita's Italian Ice. This event is mandatory for all middle/high school fall athletes and one parent to meet coaches, as well as discuss the requirements and expectations for the season. Please contact our Athletic Director, Charis Felton, at charis.felton@west-mont.org regarding any scheduled vacations conflicting with this meeting.

Varsity Basketball, Breakfast, & Bible Study

 

will be open to boys and girls varsity students as well as students entering 9th grade. Dates are June 27,  July 11, 18, and 25, and August 1, 8, and 15, from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

 

Varsity Soccer

The Varsity Soccer Team will be having pick-up games and practices throughout the summer with Coach Smith. Follow this link for the schedule and please note that mandatory practices will begin on Monday, August 21. 

Varsity Volleyball Summer Open Gym

Open gym volleyball for varsity girls will take place on July 13 and 27, and August 3 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Mandatory practices will begin on August 14.

West-Mont Spirit Wear is now available for purchase!

Follow this link to download the form. Makes a great gift!

BEULAH LAND SWIM CLUB NOW OPEN

Please refer to an email detailing a discount available to WCA families and follow this link for more information about Beulah Land!

BEULAH LAND SWIM PARTY • AUGUST 8

Please join us for a time of fellowship and swimming from 6:00 - 8:00 PM with our staff and students. Snacks will be available for purchase. Beulah Land Swim Club requests modest attire at all times; one-piece swim suits for women and girls; loose fitting swim trunks for men and boys. Follow this link to the invitation; we hope to see you there!

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.

BOOK DONATIONS NEEDED

The WCA MS/HS Library is in need of current autobiographies and biographies. Any autobiography or biography would be appreciated. We are also looking for copies of Soul Surfer, written by Bethany Hamilton. Please contact charity.wynne@west-mont.org with questions, and drop off to secretaries in both buildings.

CAMP SANKANAC JOB OPENINGS

Please see an email from earlier this week, and follow this link for more information regarding job openings at Camp Sankanac this summer. For additional information regarding any of these positions, visit their website at www.campsankanac.org, and contact Timothy Fanus at tfanus@campsankanac.org or (610) 469-6320.

 

DECORATING THINK TANK

Please follow this link for information regarding an upcoming opportunity to work toward updating our West-Mont hallways to bring more color into our atmosphere!  Please contact christie.werkheiser@west-mont.org if you are interested in joining these efforts.   

DO YOU HAVE PAINTING NEEDS?

Large or Small

  • WCA High school teacher, Mr. Smith, has been painting during summers for 25 years in the Central and Lower Bucks County area, but is now moving to Birdsboro in two weeks.

  • Work will be neat, clean, and done right for less than hiring a contractor.

  • David Smith: 215-559-4376 or smittystele@gmail.com.

FAMILY REFERRAL ENROLLMENT COUPONS

Our 2017-18 enrollment season is in full swing, and will continue through the summer. Please remember to look for a letter mailed earlier this year detailing our Family Referral Program, and contact melissa.newton@west-mont.org with any questions or referrals. If you need additional coupons, please contact leanne.boyer@west-mont.org.

Exciting development: referral coupons are now valid for Kindergarten as well!

 

⚙ GIRLS STEAM CAMP • August 7-11

Two Hill School students will run a free STEM Camp for girls ages 10-12 during the week of  August 7 - 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Follow this link for more information, and follow this link to register.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

 

 

June 27 - July 24

We have partnered with an organization to bring a group of Spanish students to our area this summer for the opportunity to improve their English and learn more about American culture. The group will attend regular ESL classes at West-Mont Christian Academy during the week, enjoy frequent day trips to local and regional attractions, and spend quality time with their host family on the weekends.

Long Term Host Families Needed • 2017-18 School Year

($900 Monthly Stipend)

We are still looking for long term host families who are willing to bring the mission field into their home, and provide a loving, caring environment for international students as they study in the United States. At the current time we are seeking a host family specifically for a high school boy.

If you are interested in hosting a short or long term student, or if you would like to review a copy of the tentative itinerary for the group from Spain, contact Beth Wisler at bethany.wisler@west-mont.org. We also value host family referrals, so please forward this information to anyone you feel might be interested in these opportunities.

Library Cleaning Day (MS/HS) • August 10

Please join us at 8:30 AM to prepare the MS/HS Library for the 2017-18 school year. Contact charity.wynne@west-mont.org to volunteer.

MISSIONS

The WCA Mission Team had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala last month to venture out on the Great Commission, and they have arrived home after a successful and productive week of service! Thank you to all who supported their efforts through prayer and donations. Follow this link to our Facebook posts detailing their trip, including many photos!

PRESCHOOL & SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Follow this link to the County Lines Magazine Summer Camp Guide to start exploring opportunities in the area for your children.

Follow this link to our flyer detailing information about many preschools and camps West-Mont partners with throughout the year.

See right for information regarding our own STEAM Camp for grades 6-9!

SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS &

SUPPLY LISTS

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.

Auction Committee 

Plans are underway for our annual auction scheduled during homecoming next school year. Anyone interested in volunteering with this project, please contact Dayna Leiss at jbldds@aol.com for more information.

 

Summer Weeding and Trimming 

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 project, 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 our many spring events and enrollment season.

• Summer Needs

We are in need of volunteers to assist our ground and maintenance staff with a variety of tasks throughout the summer months. Please contact melissa.newton@west-mont.org if you are able to volunteer in the following areas:

 

- Skilled painters for outside elementary windows

- Automotive volunteers to assist w/ bus maintenance (oil changes, lube work)

- Mechanic to put a new transmission into our school pick-up truck

- Moving furniture inside buildings

- Laying down new carpet squares

- Simple cleaning projects

- Help with floor cleaning

- Seamstresses to replace back-drop curtain in gym/on stage

 

 

Many Blessings,

The Advancement Department

TRAVEL MUG - $15

 

There are a limited number of “West-Mont Wings” stainless steel travel mugs for sale! They are $15 each; connect with a school secretary in either building to purchase yours before they are gone!

Wellness Corner

As you are enjoying the summer of 2017 with beach vacations, pool time, and other outdoor activities, be sure to remember the ABCs of sun damage prevention:

• A – Avoid: limit time in the sun between the hours of 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

• B – Block: apply sunblock even on a cloudy day, and reapply after swimming, sweating or using a towel.

• C – Cover: wear sun protective clothing and a full brim hat when possible.

   LIGHTING 
FUNDRAISER

HELP ILLUMINATE OUR STUDENTS’ EDUCATION! West-Mont will be replacing ALL fluorescent lighting with LED lighting, which is more cost and energy efficient.

 

To help make this a reality, you can sponsor a classroom, shared space, or individual outdoor lights! Follow this link for sponsorship pricing and levels of giving. We will also need skilled electricians to aid with installation. Email Christie.Werkheiser@west-mont.org with questions.

STEAM Summer Camp at WCA! 

We are excited to announce a week-long summer camp for students entering grades 6-9 in Fall of 2017!

 

The camp will run from July 31 to August 4, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM each day, and the cost is $100 per student.

 

The camp will cover all of the STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics)

 

Registration is now OPEN at

www.west-mont.org/steam and follow this link for a flyer with more information.

 

Feel free to share this information to other parents outside of West-Mont as this camp is open to the community!

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Tuesday/Thursday
Volunteer Nights

Our Facility Maintenance Director, Mr. Bill Kemner, will be working with volunteers throughout the summer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. They will be focusing on lighting and painting projects during that time, so please respond to melissa.newton@west-mont.org to get involved.

 

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