Weekly Update

September 28, 2018

 

He is so rich in kindness and grace, that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

Ephesians 1:7

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 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!

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.

MS/HS Gym Makeover Work Days - September 28 & 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.  They also need assistance this Friday, September 28, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Volunteers and students could help with cleaning, painting, wires, and panels during that time as well.Please contact Jackie Smith at jsdspa@comcast.net if you have a block of time to contribute to this effort.

• 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! Practice will begin Monday, September 24, and the event will take place on November 16-17 at 7:00 PM.

 • 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 Sale at Homecoming Event - October 12!

The Pride and Prejudice cast families have organized a Fall Play Mum Sale Fundraiser on Friday, October 12, from 3:00 - 9:00 PM! These beautiful flowers, donated by Hetrick Gardens, will be sold for $5 each, and 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. 

FLU SHOT CLINIC • October 2 at 2:00 PM

For staff, students, siblings over 9 years of age, and parents. Please follow this link to a form to be completed ahead of time, and submit to Mrs. Pettis, Mrs. Jones, or Mrs. Smith. Most insurance plans will cover the cost of the immunization. Contact ellie.friggle@west-mont.org for more information and RSVP to brittney.pettis@west-mont.org as soon as possible.

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.

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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

• 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

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, 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.

Tuesday, October 2

Flu Shot Clinic from 1:00 - 2:30 PM in the MS/HS Building.

Tuesday, October 2

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

Wednesday, October 3

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

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.

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

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 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.

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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