Weekly Update

November 30, 2018

 

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:7

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 - $35

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 for the lowest price point this year! Books are $35 until November 30, $45 from December 1- January 31, and $55 from February 1- May 5.

 

ATHLETICS

• Booster Club Cookie Walk Fundraiser - December 14

The Booster Club has coordinated a Cookie Walk on Friday, December 14, during our annual All-School Christmas Concert. Please consider donating a batch of your favorite recipe or your prettiest cookies, and purchasing from the variety of contributions that night at $5 per pound. We would love for each family to donate one batch. Please follow this link to sign up for donations, and be sure to have all cookies to the MS/HS Gym by December 14, at 3:00 PM. 

• Saturday Morning Soccer (Grades 3-5)

Expanding on our Elementary Learning in the SEA Program (Sports, Education, Arts), we are excited to offer Saturday Morning Soccer for grades 3-5. Coach Stephen Fitzmier will host sessions every Saturday from November 10 - December 15, excluding Thanksgiving weekend, from 9:00 -10:30 a.m., in the MS/HS Gym.

Grade 5 can also be involved in a more intense soccer league with Coaches Kathy and Craig Huey for Saturday and Sunday games, from November - March. For more details on that league, contact the Hueys at westickyou@aol.com.

Assistant Coach Needed! A parent volunteer is also needed to help Steve coach. Email stephen@fitzmier.com if you are able to assist.

• Sixers Night Out - November 30

Many WCA families are registered to see the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards on Friday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. Ten West-Mont students will get the opportunity to shake hands and high five the 76ers players and coaches at halftime in the tunnel! A West-Mont bus will be providing transportation, with a departure time of 4:00 PM. Contact Charis Felton with any questions at (267)977-8742 or email charis.felton@west-mont.org.

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

Follow this link to download the form, and remember that these items make great gifts for your family!

BEAR CREEK DISCOUNT PASSES / RENTALS

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 through November 30. Rentals are available at a discount as well. Please contact phillip.bowman@west-mont.org if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.
 

FINE ARTS

 

• All School Christmas Concert - December 14 at 7:00 PM

Tickets for our upcoming All School Christmas Concert will go on sale on Friday, November 30, at 10:00 AM. Be sure to follow this link to purchase tickets for $2 each  up until four hours prior to the performance, after which they will be available at the door.

FUNDRAISING

Follow this link for more information regarding low-pressure fundraising efforts you can participate in as you shop this school year including Amazon Smile, Boxtops for Education, Giant A+ Rewards, and Redners’ Save-a-Tape.

GREEN CLEANING INITIATIVE 

West-Mont parent and registered nurse, Christine Russell, hosted a Norwex party last month led by a 1999 WCA graduate. This event was an effort to get as many EnviroCloths donated to the school as possible. If you were not able to attend the party, you are still welcome to place an order through the website. Please follow this link to browse the catalog, and follow this link to place an order.

JARED BOX TOY DRIVE •  December 3 - 21

The entire WCA community has a great opportunity to bless and encourage many children this December! Our National Honor Society invites everyone to participate by bringing small, inexpensive toys to contribute as part of the Jared Box Project. These donations provide a special diversion for young patients in emergency rooms, patient rooms, surgical centers, and clinics as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments. Jared Boxes bring smiles and laughter, and lift the spirits of children in the hospital.  

A Jared Box is a plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, games, and fun activities. The items can be geared toward various age groups from infant to teen. National Honor Society members will be sorting the toys and creating boxes of items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes will then be delivered to a local hospital. 

Please help our NHS by donating toys, activities, games, and other small goodies (nothing edible). Contributions can be placed in designated boxes in the Elementary lobby and MS/HS lobby. The more we collect, the more children we can uplift this Christmas season! 

Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve others; please have all donations to the school by Friday, December 21, at 3:00 p.m.

Follow this link to more information about the cause.  
Follow this link to a list of suggested items.

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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.

 

Pancake Breakfast - December 1 from 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Our Mission Team will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 1, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the MS/HS Gym. All proceeds will support their efforts as they travel to Guatemala this school year. Follow this link for more information; and look for a flyer in Elementary Folders this week. 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!

• Fall Weeding, Trimming, & Leaf Blowing

We are in need of volunteers to assist our ground and maintenance staff with weeding, trimming, and leaf blowing on our campus this fall. 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.

WINTERIM SELECTION PACKETS

We are so excited to offer a variety of Winterim opportunities for our high school students to choose from. Please follow this link to reference information that was sent home recently, and note the submission deadline of December 14.

 Upcoming Events

Friday, November 30

Ticket Sales open at 10:00 AM for our All-School Christmas Concert.

 

Friday, November 30

Night at the Sixers; bus leaves at 4:00 PM, game at 7:00 PM. See left to purchase tickets.

 

Saturday, December 1

Mission Team Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 - 11:30 AM. 

Monday, December 3

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

Tuesday, December 4

Brandywine River Museum Field Trip from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (US History).

Friday, December 7

Wellness Council Meeting at 1:30 PM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

Tuesday, December 11

Choral and Instrumental Concert at BCS at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 12

Fish Hatchery Field Trip from 8:20 AM - 3:00 PM (Grade 6).

Wednesday, December 12

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

Thursday, December 13

Hot Food Concession Sales at after school games.

Friday, December 14

Winterim Selection Packets Due.

 

Friday, December 14

Booster Club Cookie Walk donations due at 3:00 PM in the MS/HS Gym.

 

Friday, December 14

All-School Christmas Concert & Cookie Walk at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Gym.

See left for ticket sales.

Wednesday, December 19

Philadelphia Field Trip from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (HS Civics).

Thursday, December 20

NHS Meeting at 7:30 AM.

Thursday, December 20

Food Drive donations due by 3:00 PM.

Thursday, December 20

Hot Food Concession Sales at after school games.

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!

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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