Weekly Update

February 15, 2019

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!


Psalm 103:1

 

 

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 - $55

Please follow this link to order your 2018-19 yearbook online; no orders should be sent to the school this year. Books are $55 until May 5.

 

2019-20 FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION OPEN

If you will be applying for financial aid for the 2019-20 school year, the online application is now available. West-Mont Christian Academy uses the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Application, which is a simple and secure way to process your information. Please follow this link to access the form, or visit our website and scroll to the bottom of our home page to click on the FACTS icon. When completing the application, please be sure to check the box for the Children's Tuition Fund.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW INSTITUTE 

March 29 & 30

The Issachar Imperative is hosting the 2019 Biblical World View Institute featuring speaker Paul Copan, author of Is God a Moral Monster. Follow this link for more information; we hope to see you all there!

 

FINE ARTS

 

• Mary Poppins Musical at Berks Christian School - April 4-6

Congratulations to the cast of Mary Poppins! We are so excited to partner with Berks Christian School for this spectacular musical!

 

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.

 

GRANDPARENTS DAY FORM DUE • P4-12

Preparations are underway for our annual Grandparents Day on Thursday, April 18, at 10:00 a.m. The permission slip is due back to the school office by Friday, March 1 in order to mail invitations on time. All families (grades P4-12) must complete and sign this form regardless of whether they have grandparents available to participate that day. Follow this link to print and submit the permission slip to Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Smith, or Mrs. Pettis as soon as possible. We look forward to hosting your family for Grandparents Day this year!

 

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.

 

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

We are already preparing for 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. 

 

• Preschool & Kindergarten Preview Days

February 21 & March 28 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM

We have coordinated two Preschool & Kindergarten Preview Days on February 21 and March 28 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. This is a time for prospective families to visit our school and learn more about what WCA has to offer both academically and spiritually for their child. Students will spend time in our classrooms with teachers, and parents will have a question and answer time with administration. Tours will be given as well. Please follow this link to the Preschool & Kindergarten Preview Days flyer, and follow this link to the Evening Open House flyer to share and post in your church or community, with permission.

 

• Kindergarten Readiness Workshop

May 2 at 7:00 PM

We have coordinated this event for current and prospective parents, as well as families from the community to learn more about what to do with and for students over the summer, in preparation for kindergarten. Look for more details in the coming weeks to share at church and in our community.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTER EVENT 

February 22 from 3:15 - 7:30 PM

Student Council has coordinated a Middle School Winter Event on February 22. Come join the fun in the MS/HS Gym from 3:15 - 7:30 PM. There will be games, activities, and pizza; the cost of the event is $10. Follow this link to the permission slip to be submitted with payment to Mrs. Pettis by February 8. 

 

 

MISSIONS 

Winterim Guatemala Trip • February 23 - March 1

Our high school students will have the opportunity to hit the mission field in Guatemala during our Winterim Progam this school year! Thank you for all of your support with their fundraising efforts this year, and please be in prayer for the team and the people they will serve and point to Jesus!

 

 

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!

 

WEST-MONT SERVE DAY - February 23

We will be presenting monthly community service projects, so we can all pitch in together and help our neighbors in need. The first date is coming up at the end of February, and involves New Hanover Township Parks and Recreation. They need help with their Easter egg preparations, so let’s come together as a school family and serve! The event will be Saturday, February 23 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the New Hanover Township Recreation Center, 2373 Hoffmansville Road, Frederick PA 19435.

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-apparelAdditional monthly service projects are already scheduled, so look for more details coming up on our monthly calendars and through email. If you can join us in service on February 23, please RSVP to this eventswca@west-mont.org by Tuesday, February 19.

 Upcoming Events

Friday, February 15

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

 

Friday, February 15

High School Ice Skating Event at Dilworth Park from 3:15 - 10:00 PM. See left for details.

 

Monday, February 18

Presidents' Day - No School.

Wednesday, February 20

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

 

Thursday, February 21

NHS Meeting at 7:30 AM.

 

Thursday, February 21

Preschool & Kindergarten Preview Day from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. See left for details.

 

Thursday, February 21

Healthy Eating Workshop at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Art Room/Kitchen. More details to come.

 

Friday, February 22

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

 

Friday, February 22

Middle School Winter Event in the MS/HS Gym from 3:15 - 7:30 PM. See left for details.

 

Saturday, February 23

Mission Team leaves for Guatemala!

 

Saturday, February 23

WCA Serve Day at New Hanover Township Parks & Recreation from 10:00 - 1:00 PM. See left for details.

Monday - Friday, February 25 - March 1

High School Winterim!

Wednesday, February 27

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

Friday, March 1

Grandparents Day Form Due - Grades P4 12.

 

Monday - Friday, March 4 - 8

Spring Break!

Monday, March 11

Return to School!

Monday, March 11

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

Thursday, March 14

Evening Open House at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, March 19

Healthy Living Seminar with WCA parent, Dr. John Mishock, of Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates - Room 15.

Wednesday - Wednesday, March 20-27

International students from Japan visit!

Thursday, March 28

Preschool & Kindergarten Preview Day from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. See left for details.

Wellness Corner

Healthy Eating Workshop

February 21 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

MS/HS Art Room Kitchen

Join WCA parent, Eric Myers and Wegmans employees to learn about:

  • Buying organic facts and myths; areas to avoid at the grocery store

  • Healthy cooking methods - a meal will be prepared together

  • Simple tips and swaps to make a difference

  • Easy changes to your shopping/everyday diet that will provide the most benefits

 

Thank You!

Our Budgeting Workshop was a success last month! Thank you to WCA parent, Tim Russell, CFP for hosting, and we appreciate the support of all who attended!

Health & Wellness Page

Follow this link to check out all of our healthy living efforts on our brand new Health & Wellness page!

 

Wellness Fair March  30

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Wellness Council of Boyertown along with the Boyertown Area Multi-Center is hosting the 13th Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair. Follow this link for more information; we hope to see you all there!

 

College Planning

Workshop

April 8  at 6:30 PM

MS/HS Chapel

You are invited to attend this complimentary 60 minute college planning overview with Thrivent Financial to learn how academics, admissions, and financial strategies can work together to help save you and your student money on college.

Space is limited, and both parents and students are encouraged to attend.

RSVP to Matthew Robb at (610)413-5570 or matthew.robb@thrivent.com!

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