Weekly Update

December 21, 2018

Please note that this will be the last Weekly Update communicated until January 4, as we break for Christmas. Please refer to this publication until that time.

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

Isaiah 9:6

 

 

2018-19 ANNUAL FUND

Please follow this link  to detailed information regarding how you can get involved with monthly giving. West-Mont Family business owners have stepped up and will match up to $310,000 of contributions given this year! If your company matches gifts, that could increase your donation as well! Please be in prayer about how your family can contribute, and follow this link to donate at any time!

 

2018-19 YEARBOOK ONLINE ORDERS - $45

Please follow this link to order your 2018-19 yearbook online; no orders should be sent to the school this year. Yearbooks make great Christmas gifts, so be sure to get your order in soon! Books are $45 until January 31, and $55 from February 1- May 5.

All-SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK - DECEMBER 17-21

Merry Monday - wear red or green

Tacky Tuesday - wear fun Christmas jewelry, shirts, lights, or hats

Warm Wednesday - wear blankets and warm clothing

Throwback Thursday - dress like a character from the nativity scene

Festive Friday - wear an ugly sweater for a contest!

 

ATHLETICS

Concession & Club Seating Basketball Events
Student Council and Booster Club will be selling hot food, snacks, and drinks in the MS/HS Gym directly after school and during our home basketball games on January 14 & 31, and February 8! There will be a club seating area set up as well to eat and watch the games again this year. We look forward to a time of fun and fellowship as we support our teams; we hope to see you all there!
Follow this link for information regarding Middle School & Varsity Boys Basketball.

Follow this link for information regarding Middle School & Varsity Girls Basketball.

 

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

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

BEAR CREEK DISCOUNT SEASON PASSES

West-Mont students, parents, and immediate family members have the opportunity to purchase discounted season or multi-session passes, as well as lesson packages from Bear Creek Mountain. Please contact phillip.bowman@west-mont.org if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.

FINE ARTS

K-12 & Staff Talent Show • January 18 at 7:00 PM

Auditions - January 9 from 3:15 - 4:30 PM in the MS/HS Chapel

Auditions for the Mission Team Talent Show will be held on Wednesday, January 9 from 3:15 - 4:30 PM in the MS/HS Chapel. Audition time slots will be five minutes, so students only need to prepare a portion of what they would like to perform at the show. Please contact Brittney Pettis at (610)326-7690 or brittney.pettis@west-mont.org to sign up for an audition.

The cost of admission for the event will be a donation to the Mission Team.

FUNDRAISING

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to all who have participated in our various fundraisers so far this year for the Booster Club, Fine Arts Parents Club, Mission Team, Student Council, and WPC. Through their efforts and your support of them, they have raised approximately $8300 for their various groups.

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.

HOST A STUDENT FROM JAPAN •  March 20 - 27

We are very excited to inform you that WCA has the opportunity to host a group of 36 8th and 9th grade students from Japan, on a short-term basis from March 20-27, 2019! Having international students in our student body provides a rich, cultural experience for our own students, and an opportunity for the international students to experience the love of Christ through our school family. In order to make our international program a success, we are looking for short-term host families who are willing to bring the mission field into their home, and provide a loving, caring environment for these students as they visit the United States. Qualified short-term host families will receive a stipend to offset the cost of meals and transportation, and school busing can be arranged in some districts along with carpooling assistance. If you have any questions or would like to host a student, please contact Rosanne Kelsall, Group Director of BWI, at rkelsallinternational@gmail.com or (215)206-9815.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

We are already preparing for events and enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. If you have a child turning 5 by the first day of the next school year, and you would like to register him or her for Kindergarten, please email melissa.newton@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 Kindergarten, please email their contact information (with permission), and we will reach out to them with information in the coming months. 

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MICROWAVE NEEDED

The MS/HS Building is in need of a small microwave for their staff kitchen. If you have an extra one in your home that you would like to donate, please contact brittney.pettis@west-mont.org.

 

MISSIONS​

• Winterim Guatemala Trip

Our high school students will have the opportunity to hit the mission field in Guatemala during our Winterim Progam this school year! Please be in prayer for the team and the people they will serve and point to Jesus, and save the following dates to support the team in their fundraising efforts coming up soon.

Infinito's Fundraiser • January 10 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!

K-12 & Staff Talent Show • January 18 at 7:00 PM

Auditions - January 9 from 3:15 - 4:30 PM in the MS/HS Chapel

See Above under Fine Arts for more details.

 

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!

Leaf Blowing, Mowing, & Bagging

We are in need of volunteers to assist our ground and maintenance staff with leaf blowing, mowing, and bagging on our campus. 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.

 Upcoming Events

Friday, December 21

Elementary Chapel with Los Posadas at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym.

Friday, December 21

NHS Toy Drive donations due by 3:00 PM.

 

Monday - Wednesday,

December 24 - January 2

Christmas Break - No School!

Thursday, January 3

Return to school at 8:00 AM.

Friday, January 4

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

Monday, January 7

Booster Club Meeting at 1:30 PM in the MS/HS Gym.

Monday, January 7

Mission Team Meeting from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the MS/HS Chapel.

Wednesday, January 9

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

Wednesday, January 9

K-12 & Staff Talent Show Auditions from 3:15 - 4:30 PM in the MS/HS Chapel. See left for details.

Thursday, January 10

MS & Varsity Girls Basketball Pictures.

Thursday, January 10

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

Friday, January 11

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

Monday, January 14

Hot Food & Concessions at Home Games.

Monday, January 14

Mission Team Meeting from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the MS/HS Chapel.

Tuesday, January 15

Fort McHenry Field Trip from 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM (8th Grade & US History).

Thursday, January 17

NHS Meeting at 7:30 AM.

Thursday, January 17

Philadelphia Art Museum from 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (AP English).

Thursday, January 17

Keystone Villa Field Trip at 12:45 PM (Grades 1 & 2).

Thursday, January 17

MS & Varsity Boys Basketball Pictures.

Friday, January 18

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

Friday, January 18

K-12 & Staff Talent Show at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Gym. Proceeds will benefit the Mission Team. See left for details.

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School.

Tuesday, January 22

Budgeting Workshop at 7:00 PM. More details to come.

Wednesday, January 23

End of Second Marking Period.

Friday, January 25

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

Monday, January 28

Mission Team Meeting from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the MS/HS Chapel.

Monday, January 28

Parent Association Meeting at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Gym.

Wednesday, January 30

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

Thursday, January 31

Hot Food & Concessions at Home Games.

Wellness Corner

Healthy Holiday Eating

Many would say that their favorite part of Thanksgiving and Christmas is the delicious food. As the holidays quickly approach, here are some small tips to help you eat healthier over the next month:

  • Eat breakfast – Eating a small meal in the morning gives you control over your appetite later in the day, and does not leave you starving by the time the big meal comes around.

  • Make at least one lighter dish – If you are hosting the meal or bringing a few dishes to share, make classic dishes with healthy substitutes. For example, use fat-free sour cream or yogurt in mashed potatoes and casseroles.

  • Fill your plate – Load your plate with dishes you may only get once a year, do not waste your appetite on foods you have all year around. Also, skip seconds; leftovers taste better the next day when you only had one plate the day before.

  • Drink water – Staying hydrated is especially important when eating large meals for a few days in a row.

 

Area Blood Drives

Please follow this link to more information about blood drives in our area. This is a way for us to serve our community, and partner with some of our business favorites!

 

 

Remember these ways that West-Mont receives funds back from your purchases! Shop Amazon Smile here for .5% back. Shop our business directory here, and view our other shopping fundraisers here. Thank you for your support!

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