Weekly Update

 

September 14, 2018

Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up; just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Congrats to 2006 alumnus Kenny McCardell on his promotion to the rank of Technician with the Township of Spring Fire Rescue!

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 look for your brochure arriving by email shortly, or follow this link  for detailed information on how you can get involved with monthly giving.  

 

2018-19 AUCTION BROCHURE

Please follow this link to a brochure detailing this upcoming event, and contact eventswca@west-mont.org to get involved. 

 

2018-19 YEARBOOK ONLINE ORDERS - $35

Please follow this link to order your 2017-18 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.

 

AMAZING SERVICE RACE EVENT  MS/HS

Mrs. Hallman's Mentor Group is planning a service day for our middle and high school students on Wednesday, September 26, from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Please follow this link for more details and the permission slip , due to Mrs. Pettis asap.

 

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.

 

Booster Club Meeting

September 24 at 1:30 PM in the MS/HS Conference Room

The Booster Club is an opportunity for families to support our student athletes and improve our athletic program. They do this by raising funds through concession sales and special events, as well as by planning low pressure, organized fundraising activities. The Booster Club meets several times a year, and would welcome you to be a part of this opportunity to be a blessing to our student athletes and the growing athletic program at WCA. 

MS/HS Gym Makeover Work Day - September 29

The Smith Family is hosting a MS/HS Gymnasium Makeover Work Day, and they could really use assistance from any volunteer who is willing to clean surfaces, experienced as a painter, handy with carpentry (to work on the damaged panels in front of the stage), or knowledgeable with wiring (to start wrangling all the loose wires) for whatever time frames they are available on Saturday, September 29. They plan to work from 9:00 a.m. until at least dinner time, and will provide snacks and a pizza lunch for our helpers.

 

• Homecoming / Silent Auction / Pastor Appreciation

Save the date - October 12 starting at 3:00 PM!
Please join us for this exciting evening of fun, fellowship, food, and athletics as we honor our alumni and pastors! Follow this link to the Pastor Appreciation invite, and feel free to share it with your church staff when you assemble for worship. More details to come...

 

Fall Team Picture Days

Middle School & Varsity Volleyball  – Thursday, Sept. 27

Middle School & Varsity Soccer – Friday, Sept. 28

 

• 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!

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SEPTEMBER 17

Our Back to School Night is scheduled for Monday, September 17, at 7:00 PM. This is an opportunity for you to briefly meet teachers, visit classrooms, and review curriculum. We ask that if you would like to speak to your child’s teachers for a greater length of time than this night is designed for, that you set up a formal conference by e-mailing them directly; follow this link for contact information. Please bring any outstanding yearly forms to submit to the school office, and note that your child’s schedule will be provided for you upon arrival, per your request.

 

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!

Congratulations to the cast! Practices will begin on Monday, September 24, and the event will take place on November 16-17.

 • MS/HS Fine Arts Parent Meeting - September 24 at 6:00 PM

WCA Fine Arts Parents, a new parent run volunteer group, will be having a meeting on Monday, September 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the MS/HS Conference Room. They will discuss and plan volunteer opportunities to coordinate support for the fall play, the spring musical, and other MS/HS productions at WCA. If you are interested in learning more about fine arts, please feel free to join them. This group plans to meet once in the fall and once in the spring. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Davis at brianlisadavis@gmail.com, or Megan Kratz at megan.kratz@west-mont.org.

 

 

 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.

 

NEW PARENT COFFEE HOUR 

October 2 at 7:00 PM - LOCATION TBD

Please join our administrators and board members  for a New Parent Coffee Hour on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m., location TBD. We would love to get to know your family better, and hear how your children are doing during their first year at WCA.

MISSIONS

• Infinito's Fundraiser - September 20 from 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Please join us for a Mission Team Fundraiser at Infinito's Pizza, located at 222 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460. The pizza buffet prices are as follows:

Adults - $6.99, Children 6-10 - $5.99, Children 5 and under - $2.99, Drinks - $2.49

We hope to see you all there!

 

• Mission Team Parent Meeting - September 24 at 7:00 PM

On Monday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the MS/HS Chapel, there will be a Mission Team Parent Meeting for parents of student interested in attending the Winterim Mission Trip to Guatemala this year. Information given will include travel details, a basic itinerary, cost of the trip, service opportunities and expectations, suggestions for preparing your child for the trip, There will also be a time for questions and answers. Please contact gail.hallman@west-mont.org for more information.

 

• New Jersey Trip

The WCA Mission Team had the opportunity to travel to New Jersey this summer to venture out on the Great Commission! They ministered to people at the Boardwalk Chapel, and served the church with cleaning and maintenance work. Follow this link to our Facebook post detailing their service, including photos!

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!

 

Assisted Test Readers

Our Exceptional Education Department is looking for volunteers to read tests to students. A weekly commitment would be helpful, but days and times will vary according to scheduled tests. Being an Assisted Test Reader allows some flexibility for volunteers to accept different time frames every week that fit their schedule. Contact Valerie.Fox@west-mont.org to volunteer.

 

Cleaning Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to assist our maintenance staff with cleaning the elementary and middle/high school buildings this year. If you have a block of time in your schedule to lend to this project, please email melissa.newton@west-mont.org to coordinate where and when to focus your efforts.

Club Hosts

With the new school year underway, we are looking for volunteers who are willing to share a skill or passion with our students by leading a club. The time commitment will be 45 minutes for one day a week. Clubs will take place during 7th and 8th periods from 1:30-2:15 PM and 2:15-3:00 PM for both middle school and high school. They can last for one or multiple quarters. You can choose the day and time slot that works best for you as well as the club theme that you enjoy. Feel free to be creative in what type of club you offer. Some ideas include: cooking, walking/running, soccer, frisbee, gardening, Pinterest, and card making, etc...  All club hosts will need to have clearances on file in the school office and be a born again believer. Contact gail.hallman@west-mont.org to volunteer.
 

Lunch & Recess Monitors

Our elementary staff is in need of volunteers to assist teachers with lunch and recess monitoring on a weekly basis. If you have availability during the day between the hours of 11:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., please contact melissa.newton@west-mont.org to volunteer.

 

Teacher’s Aides

We are in need of volunteers on a weekly basis to assist some of our teachers with grading and copying during the school day. Contact melissa.newton@west-mont.org to volunteer.

 

MS/HS Library Aides

We are in need of volunteers on a weekly basis to assist our librarian with organizing and logging books. Contact charity.wynne@west-mont.org to volunteer.

 

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.

 

WEST-MONT PARENT COUNCIL MEETING

September 17 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

Monday, September 17

West-Mont Parent Council Meeting at 6:00 PM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

Monday, September 17

Back to School Night for parents at 7:00 PM in both buildings. See left for details.

Tuesday, September 18

MS/HS Fall Play Auditions at 3:15 PM

Thursday, September 20

Mission Team Infinito's Fundraiser from 4:00 - 9:00 PM. See left for details.

Friday, September 21

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

Friday, September 21

Hot Food Concession Stand open for Valley Forge home games.

Monday, September 24

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

Monday September 24

WCA Fine Arts Parent Meeting at 6:00 PM in the MS/HS Conference Room.

Monday September 24

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

Wednesday, September 26

See You at the Pole at 7:30 AM around the MS/HS flag pole.

Wednesday, September 26

The Amazing Service Race - MS/HS from 12:00 - 2:15 PM.

Thursday, September 27

Elementary & 4 Year Old Picture Day.

MS & Varsity Volleyball Pictures.

Friday, September 28

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

 

Friday, September 28

MS/HS & 3 Year Old Picture Day.

MS & Varsity Soccer Picture Day.

Friday, September 28

Hot Food Concession Stand open for Salem Christian home games.

Friday, September 28

Varsity Soccer Senior Night.

Saturday, September 29

MS/HS Gym Makeover Work Day. See left for details.

Tuesday, October 2

New Parent Coffee Hour at 7:00 PM. See left for details.

Monday, October 8

All School Health Screenings

Monday, October 8

Fire House Tour (Grades PreK - 2).

Tuesday, October 9

Fire House Assembly (Grades 1 - 5).

Wednesday, October 10

PSAT Testing.

Friday, October 12

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

Friday, October 12

Varsity Volleyball Senior Night.

Friday, October 19

No School - Teacher In-Service.

Monday, October 22

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

Wellness Corner

Concussion Signs

With our fall sports season underway, it is important to keep in mind the various signs of concussion including:

• Physical:  Headache, neck pain, sensitivity to light and noise, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, visual disturbances, sleep difficulties and balance issues.

• Cognitive: Problems with concentration, thinking clearly, and short term memory.

• Emotional/Behavioral: Feeling sad, irritable, anxious or nervous.

Be sure to call your doctor immediately if your child experiences any of these symptoms following a head injury or fall.

Wellness Council of Boyertown

Follow this link to the Wellness Council of Boyertown website for detailed information about upcoming events.

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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