Weekly Update

March 1, 2019

For the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Nehemiah 8:10

Please note that this will be the last Weekly Update communicated until March 15.

Enjoy Spring Break next week!

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!

 

CHAPEL SERVICES - PARENTS WELCOME!

Just a reminder that parents are welcome to attend our chapel services, held weekly for elementary students, and monthly for our MS/HS students! Follow this link for more information on chapel details and schedules, see left for updates and times, and refer to our monthly calendar for specific topics when available.

 

EVENING OPEN HOUSE

We are hosting an Evening Open House on Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 PM. This is a time for prospective parents to meet with administrators and staff, tour our campus and receive admissions information. Follow this link for more information, and feel free to print and post the flyer (with permission) to assist us in promoting this event to your church family, local community, and interested acquaintances.

 

FINE ARTS

• ACSI Fine Arts Festival in Hershey, PA - March 19

 

• 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!

 

IN IAN'S BOOTS SHOE DRIVE

As a part of our Middle School James Project, shoes are being collected in the Elementary and MS/HS lobbies from March 11-29 to send to In Ian's Boots for distribution. As your Spring Cleaning begins, please consider donating gently used shoes to support this effort and bless others in need!

 

LOST & FOUND

Items will be on display in the MS/HS and Elementary lobbies starting Wednesday, February 27, and will remain through Wednesday, March 13. Parents are welcome to come and check the tables between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM throughout the week. Please encourage your students to check for any missing books, jackets or clothing. Any items left on Wednesday, March 13 will be donated.

 

MISSIONS 

Winterim Guatemala Trip • February 23 - March 2

Our high school students had opportunity to hit the mission field in Guatemala during our Winterim Progam this week! 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!

 

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

We are already underway with 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 Day

March 28 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Our first Preschool & Kindergarten Preview Days was a great success, and our next one is scheduled on 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 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.

 

TISSUE BOX CONTRIBUTIONS NEEDED

With allergy season underway, we are in need of tissue boxes in the MS/HS Building; if you are able, please send contributions in to Mrs. Pettis as soon as possible!

 

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 - MARCH 30

We will be presenting monthly community service projects, so we can all pitch in together and help our neighbors in need. The next date is coming up at the end of March, and involves Community Park. They need help with their mulching effort, so let’s come together as a school family and serve! The event will be Saturday, March 30, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 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 March 30, please RSVP to eventswca@west-mont.org by Friday, March 29.

 

Many Blessings,

 

The Advancement Department

 Upcoming Events

Monday - Friday, March 4 - 8

Spring Break!

 

Monday, March 11

Return to School!

 

Monday, March 11

In Ian's Boots Shoe Drive begins. See left for details.

 

Monday, March 11

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

 

Tuesday, March 12

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

 

Wednesday, March 13

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

Parents Welcome!

 

Thursday, March 14

Evening Open House at 7:00 PM.

 

Friday, March 15

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. Parents Welcome!

 

Saturday, March 16

NHS Work Day at Shady Hollow Assisted Riding from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

 

Tuesday, March 19

HS ACSI Fine Arts Festival.

 

Tuesday, March 19

Youth & Adolescent Sports, Exercise, and Injury Prevention Seminar with WCA parent, Dr. John Mishock, of Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates - Room 15. See below for details!

 

Wednesday - Wednesday, March 20-27

International students from Japan visit!

 

Thursday, March 21

NHS Meeting at 7:30 AM.

 

Thursday, March 21

Field Trip to Keystone Villa from 12:45 - 2:15 PM (Grades 1 & 2).

 

Friday, March 22

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. Parents Welcome!

 

Thursday, March 28

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

 

Friday, March 29

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. Parents Welcome!

 

Friday, March 29

In Ian's Boots Shoe Drive ends. Last Day for contributions.

 

Friday & Saturday, March 29 & 30

Issachar Imperative Worldview Institute with Paul Copan at 7:00 PM at Hope Community Church. See left for details.

 

Saturday, March 30

WCA Serve Day at Community Park (mulching) from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. See left for details.

Wellness Corner

Thank You!

Our Healthy Eating Workshop was a success last month! Thank you to WCA parent, Eric Myers, Chef and Wegmans Manager for hosting, and we appreciate the support of all who attended!

Healthy Living Seminar

Youth & Adolescent

Sports, Exercise, & Injury Prevention

March 19 at 7:00 PM

MS/HS Room 15

Join WCA parent, Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC of Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates to learn about:

  • The state of exercise and sports today

  • Is exercise safe for youth and adolescents?

  • What types of exercises are safe?

  • Can exercise prevent injury?

  • The importance of youth and adolescent exercise in sports performance

 

Please respond to this email by Friday, March 15 if you are planning to attend; we hope to see you all there!

Slipping on Thin Ice

By Hunter Fegan

WCA Class President  & Wellness Intern

Brrrrr!!! It's cold out there! It's that time of the year when students look forward to waking up to snow covered yards and the words “snow day!” Unfortunately, not everyone looks at the heart of winter in this way. It causes many unpredictable road blocks such as snow-covered roads or unseen ice patches that can turn good days into long drawn-out bad days. It is important to be more alert to your surroundings in this time to prevent those bad days from occurring. For instance, if you see an ice patch on a typical walk way, if a railing is accessible grab hold for support. If outside in the cold, make sure you wear proper clothing. The lack of proper outside wear can lead to cases of hypothermia or frostbite. In the instance of these cases it is important to move inside into a warmer area and remove any wet clothing. Lastly, it is important to exercise more caution while on the road during a winter storm. It is better for you to arrive late and safe than quickly and recklessly. In the instance that your car may get stuck, remain with your car, as it can be a shelter for you while waiting for help to arrive.

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!

Health & Wellness Page

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

 

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.

Please follow this link to more information.

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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