Weekly Update

October 5, 2018

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 Romans 15:13

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

October 26, as we prepare for our Homecoming Event next week, and break

for an in-service day the following week. Please refer to this edition until that time.

Homecoming is approaching quickly! Mark your calendars and look for ways to donate and volunteer coming to your email next week.

2018-19 ANNUAL FUND

Thank you to all who contributed to the 2017-18 Annual Fund; we are so grateful for your generosity! We have kicked off the 2018-19 Annual Fund, so please follow this link  for 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 HOMECOMING/PASTOR APPRECIATION & AUCTION EVENT  October 12 at 3:00 PM

We are so excited for our Homecoming/Pastor Appreciation Event and Auction Fundraiser on Friday, October 12, starting at 3:00 PM! Plans are underway for an exciting evening for our WCA Family. Please join us for this time of fun, fellowship, food, and athletics as we honor our alumni and pastors!

Follow this link to the flyer detailing all of the evening highlights that are in the works!

Follow this link to the flyer detailing our Spirit Days Dress information for Homecoming Week, October 8-12!

Follow this link to the Pastor Appreciation Invite, and feel free to share it with your church staff when you assemble for worship!

Follow this link to the Auction Brochure detailing the event, and contact eventswca@west-mont.org to get involved!
 

Follow this link to the Homecoming Volunteer & Donation Sign-Up Page, and contact melissa.newton@west-mont.org or leanne.boyer@west-mont.org with questions. Please have all food donations to the MS/HS Building by Thursday, October 11 at 3:00 PM, and be sure all baked goods are individually wrapped.

Fall Play Mum & Carnation Sale at Homecoming Event!

The Pride and Prejudice cast families have organized a Fall Play Mum & Carnation Sale Fundraiser during our homecoming event! The mums, donated by Hetrick Gardens, will be sold for $5 each, and the carnations, from Produce Junction, will be sold for $1 each. Proceeds will go to the production preparation effort underway for our Fall Play!

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. 

 

Download and use the "Replay It" app! Just search for it in the app store and it allows you to take photos from school functions and upload them for use in our yearbook and on social media.

ATHLETICS

Middle & High School Sports Practice & Game Schedules

Follow this link for information regarding Middle School & Varsity Soccer.

Follow this link for information regarding Middle School & Varsity Volleyball.

• Sixers Night Out - November 30 (Save the Date!)

West-Mont families are invited to see the Philadelphia 76ers play on Friday, November 30, at 7:00 PM at the Wells Fargo Center. Stay tuned for more details!

• 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!

COLLEGE FAIR  October 22 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM

We are hosting our fourth annual Christian College Fair on Monday, October 22, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Our high school students will have the opportunity to attend, as well as students from other area schools and organizations.  In the past, over twenty Christian colleges and universities have been represented including Cairn University, Grove City College, Eastern University, Lancaster Bible College, Liberty University, Messiah College, Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton College, and more.  Please look for more details in the future, and contact our Academic Advisor, Georgeanne Zvodar, at georgeanne.zvodar@west-mont.org with any questions you may have.

FINE ARTS

 

 • MS/HS Fall Play - Pride and Prejudice on November 16-17

Congratulations to the cast! Rehearsals are underway, and the event will take place on Friday, November 16 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 & 7:00 PM.

Follow this link to a Save the Date invitation and more information about our Character Tea. We hope to see you all there!

• Ticket Sales for Pride and Prejudice - October 12 at 10:00 AM

Tickets for our upcoming fall play, Pride and Prejudice, will go on sale this Friday, October 12, at 10:00 a.m. The cost for each show is $10, with a $15 Character Tea option (starting at 1:00 PM) for the 2:00 PM Matinee.

Production dates and times include the following:

Friday, November 16 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 PM (Character Tea option available starting at 1:00 PM)
Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 PM

Be sure to follow this link to purchase tickets at that time, and click on the blue "Next Month" link for the November performances. Only select the $15 ticket price if you would like to attend the Character Tea at 1:00 PM on Saturday!
 

MS/HS Fall Play - Business Ads & Patron Opportunity

This year, the cast will be selling business advertisements and recognizing patrons in the printed playbill for the show. If you would like to participate, please follow this link to purchase advertisements, and follow this link to become a patron. Feel free to contact Aimee Fox at bandafox528@gmail.com with any questions.

 • Fall Play Friday Duck Donut Fundraiser!

The Pride and Prejudice cast families have organized a Duck Donut Sale on Friday, October 5, at 7:30 AM in the MS/HS Lobby. These delicious confections, donated by a WCA family, will be sold for $1 each, and proceeds will go to the production preparation effort underway for our Fall Play!

 • Fall Play Mum & Carnation Sale at Homecoming - October 12!

The Pride and Prejudice cast families have organized a Fall Play Mum and Carnation Sale Fundraiser on Friday, October 12, from 3:00 - 9:00 PM! The mums, donated by Hetrick Gardens, will be sold for $5 each, and the carnations, from Produce Junction will be sold for $1 each. Proceeds will go to the production preparation effort underway for our Fall Play!

 Music Lesson Opportunity

Please follow this link to more information regarding music lessons available this fall. 

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, Redners’ Save-a-Tape, and Red Robin Loyalty Program.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK &

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 Progeam 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 next month.

Spaghetti Dinner - Friday, November 2

Infinitos's Pizza Night - Thursday, November 29

Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, December 1

 

PASTOR APPRECIATION DAY - OCTOBER 12

 

• During Homecoming Event

We are hosting Pastor Appreciation Day during our Homecoming Event on Friday, October 12, starting at 3:00 p.m. This is a time for your pastors to join our staff, students, and alumni for an evening of fellowship, sports, and refreshments. We appreciate all they do to sow into the lives of our families and students every week. If your pastor is able to attend, your students will have the opportunity to fellowship with them during the event. Be sure to attend as a parent if your younger children want to participate after school. An invitation will be mailed to your church this week, and an email with more information will be sent as well. If you would like to take the opportunity to encourage your pastors to participate, please feel free to do so as you assemble for worship on Wednesday or Sunday. Follow this link to the invitation for your reference, and if your pastors have any questions or would like to respond, please have them email eventswca@west-mont.org for more information.

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!

• Moms Work Day - 10/10 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, October 10, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. as we work together to prepare our campus for the fun and festivities planned during Spirit Week and our Homecoming Event! This is a great opportunity to meet other WCA mothers and fellowship as you volunteer. Please bring a packed lunch to enjoy; we will have some gardening tools and gloves on hand, but if you are able to bring your own that would be helpful as well. We will be touching up the main flower beds by weeding, trimming, and raking, as well as sweeping the front porches and adding fall decorations to them. If you have a block of time to contribute to this effort, please contact Jackie Smith at jsdspa@comcast.net or (610)334-5789 (call/text), but it is not necessary for participation. We hope to see you all there!

 

Fall Weeding and Trimming 

We are in need of volunteers to assist our ground and maintenance staff with weeding and trimming 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.orgto coordinate where and when to focus your efforts.

2018-19 Serve Day Opportunities

We now have a Serve Day Parent Ambassador! Yvonne Westlake will be locating and assisting with the coordination of Serve Days for our West-Mont community. She will search for and develop service opportunities in the tri-county area that we can plug into as a school community. These opportunities will allow West-Mont to serve the surrounding area, and bless others as we are being greatly blessed; this is our responsibility as Christ-followers! Please keep your eyes open for more details to come on Serve Day opportunities! Please contact Yvonne directly at westlake6604@gmail.com if you have any ideas regarding how we might serve; this can be any free event that we can connect with that might be a local need, a church activity that could use more hands, or even a family that could use some assistance with something. We look forward to serving with you all soon!

WEST-MONT PARENT COUNCIL MEETING

October 15 at 6:00 PM in the MS/HS Conference Room

The West-Mont Parent Council (WPC) is an opportunity for WCA parents to bless our school. They do so by organizing special luncheons for teachers, beautifying our buildings and property, providing much-needed items for teachers and students, and much more. They raise money through low-pressure fundraisers, and have helped support the WCA Mission Team, contributed to a Gas Fund that helps defray the cost of field trips, and purchased items for teachers and staff that would not be covered by the budget. 

Meetings are held as needed during the school year in the MS/HS Conference Room for a time of devotion, prayer, fellowship, and business.  The WPC would love for you to be a part of this opportunity to be a blessing to our teachers and students.

 

Many Blessings,

The Advancement Department

 

 Upcoming Events

Friday, October 5

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. Led by Grade 2.

Friday, October 5

Fall Play Friday Duck Donut Sale at 7:30 AM in the MS/HS Lobby. See left for details.

Monday - Friday, October 8-12

Homecoming Spirit Week Dress Days!

See left for details.

Monday, October 8

All School Health Screenings.

Monday, October 8

Fire House Tour (PreK - Grade 2).

Tuesday, October 9

Fire House Assembly at 9:00 AM

(Grades 1 - 5).

Wednesday, October 10

PSAT Testing.

Wednesday, October 10

Moms Work Day from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

See left for details.

Thursday, October 11

Homecoming Concession Donations due by 3:00 PM.

Friday, October 12

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. Led by Grade 1.

Friday, October 12

Pride & Prejudice Ticket Sales open at 10:00 AM. See left for details.

Friday, October 12

Homecoming, Auction, & Pastor Appreciation Event. See left for details.

Fall Play Mum & Carnation Sale!

Friday, October 12

Varsity Volleyball Senior Night.

Monday, October 15

WPC Meeting at 6:00 PM in the MS/HS Conference Room. See left for details.

Wednesday, October 17

Oley Dairy Field Trip from 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM (4 Year Old Preschool - Grade 2).

Thursday, October 18

NHS Meeting at 7:30 AM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

Friday, October 19

No School - Teacher In-Service.

Saturday, October 20

Fall Play Set Construction Day from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Monday, October 22

Christian College Fair from 1:00 - 2:30 PM.

Monday, October 22

NHS Induction at 7:00 PM in the MS/HS Gym.

Wednesday, October 24

Appalachian Trail Field Trip from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Grade 12).

Wednesday, October 24

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

Friday, October 26

Elementary Chapel at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. Led by Kindergarten.

Friday, October 26

Field Trip to Fort McHenry (HS Civics Class).

Wednesday, October 31

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

Friday, November 2

Mission Team Spaghetti Dinner.

Monday, November 5

Picture Re-Take Day.

Wednesday, November 7

End of First Marking Period.

Friday & Saturday, November 16-17

MS/HS Fall Play Pride & Prejudice Performances at 7:00 PM. Saturday at 2:00 PM. 

Monday, November 19

Parent Association Meeting at 7:00 PM.

Evening Parent Teacher Conferences.

Tuesday, November 20

Half Day of School - 11:30 AM Dismissal!

Parent Shadow Day & Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences.

Wednesday - Friday, November 21-23

No School - Thanksgiving Break!

Thursday, November 29

Mission Team Infinitos's Pizza Night from 4:00 - 9:00 PM.

Saturday, December 1

Mission Team Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 - 10:00 AM. 

Wellness Corner

Teen Exercise

Be sure to encourage your students to exercise on a regular basis, and make it part of their daily routine. The following are some interesting facts to motivate us as parents to do so:

  • Nearly half of teens ages 12-21 years are not vigorously active on a regular basis.

  • The number of overweight teens in America is increasing because they don't get enough exercise.

  • Overweight teens are more likely to be overweight adults, which makes them more likely to develop heart disease and high blood pressure.

  • Teens who are physically active have higher self-esteem and experience less anxiety and depression than inactive youth.

  • Even during physical education classes, students often spend more time standing around than exercising.

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