Weekly Update

January 11, 2019

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:

The old has gone, the new is here!

2 Corinthians 5:17

 

 

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.

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.

BUDGETING WORKSHOP

Please join WCA parent, Tim Russell, CFP for a Budgeting 101 Workshop on Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Chapel. Mr. Russell is Vice President & Wealth Manager at The Life Financial Group, Inc. This workshop is to help believers establish a Biblical framework for budgeting. Please RSVP to eventswca@west-mont.org by Friday, January 18; we hope to see you all there!

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.

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. 

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FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

Keep up to date with with the latest happenings at WCA by liking us on Facebook and following us on Instagram! Access all of our social media sites by clicking the icons at the bottom of this or any WCA web page.

 

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 date to support the team in their fundraising efforts coming up soon.

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

Please join the Mission Team for a Talent Show Fundraiser including staff and students!

The cost of admission is a donation to the Mission Team and refreshments will be available for purchase; we hope to see you all there!

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, 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.

Wednesday, January 30

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

Thursday, January 31

Hot Food & Concessions at Home Games.

Monday, February 4

Mission Team Parent Meeting at 6:00 PM in the MS/HS Chapel.

Mission Team Student Meeting at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Chapel.

Monday, February 4

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

Wellness Corner

START THE YEAR OFF WITH A BANG!

By Hunter Fegan, WCA Senior, Wellness Intern, and Student Council President

Many people set goals at the start of the year to build healthy habits and refine budgeting skills. Do you need some ideas? No problem! Here are some to help you move forward:

  • Exercise - There is no need to feel pressured into getting that solid hour in at the gym every night. Start out slow and look for little ways in your daily life to change, such as walking up a flight of stairs rather than using an elevator, or parking a little farther away and walking a few extra yards. The important thing to remember is that every little bit counts!

 

  • Eating - To improve or implement healthier habits, try adding a fresh fruit or vegetable as a side to your meals. Also plan to make several of your weekly meals from scratch to increase the nutritional value of your food.

  • Budgeting - For those who choose to use a card for payment, look to change things up by using cash on a regular basis. Handing over the actual value of an item in cash tends to allow the buyer to have a last-minute debate to determine if it is truly needed. Another useful tip is to plan out weekly budgets to provide goals to work toward. This will ensure that expenses will not exceed income. To learn more about budgeting strategies, RSVP to attend our budgeting workshop, hosted by West-Mont Parent, Mr. Tim Russell, CFP on January 22, at 7:00 PM.

 

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