Weekly Update

January 25, 2019

 

And I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.  

Ezekiel 36:26

 

 

 

 

 

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. 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 Event
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 31 & 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!
 

• 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.

 

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! Please follow this link to the cast list, and note that there is an informational meeting at BCS on Tuesday, February 5, at 6:30 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.

 

HIGH SCHOOL ICE SKATING EVENT 

February 15 from 3:15 - 10:00 PM

Student Council has coordinated a High School Ice Skating Event on February 15. The bus will leave WCA at 3:15 PM, and will return to school at 10:00 PM. The cost of the event is $15; please bring an additional $10 to stop at Chic-Fil-A as well as warm clothing. Follow this link to the permission slip to be submitted with payment to Mrs. Pettis by February 11. 

 

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.

 

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FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

Keep up to date 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.

 

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! 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.

 

Mission Team T-Shirt Fundraiser

Another way that you can help support missions is by purchasing a t-shirt! Follow this link a picture of the shirt along with an order form. Please submit orders with cash or check by Friday, January 25 to any school secretary.

 

PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING • FEBRUARY 4

Our next Parent Association Meeting for the 2018-19 school year is scheduled for Monday, February 4, at 7:00 PM in the Elementary Gym. This meeting is very important, so it is expected that at least one parent from your family be in attendance. This one hour commitment is vital to your understanding of what is happening in your child’s education, and is a great opportunity to connect with administration and staff as well.

 

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.

 

 

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 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.

 

Thursday, January 31

Last day for yearbook price of $45.

 

Friday, February 1

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

 

Monday, February 4

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

 

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.

Tuesday, February 5

Mary Poppins Cast Meeting at 6:30 PM at BCS. See left for details.

 

Wednesday, February 6

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

 

Friday, February 8

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

 

Friday, February 8

Mommy & Me Tea at 7:00 PM in the Elementary Gym (Kindergarten).

 

Monday, February 11

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

 

Tuesday, February 12

West-Mont Parent Council meeting at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

 

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.

 

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 Building. 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.

 

Wednesday, February 27

MS/HS Chapel at 2:15 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. We learned more about budgeting strategies at our budgeting workshop, hosted by West-Mont Parent, Mr. Tim Russell, CFP this month! Thank you, Russell Family!

 

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