Weekly Update


September 7, 2018


Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

 Upcoming Events

Friday, September 7

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

Friday, September 7

MS/HS Retreat to Green Lane.

Friday, September 14

Instrumental Demonstration at 8:15 AM in the Elementary Gym. No Elementary Chapel.

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.

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

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.

Friday, September 28

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


Friday, September 28

MS/HS & 3 Year Old Picture Day.

Friday, September 28

Hot Food Concession Stand open for Salem Christian home games.


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



If you have not already done so, please turn in your yearly school forms to the office as soon as possible. Please contact brittney.pettis@west-mont.org for more information.



Mrs. Hallman's Mentor Group is planning a service day for our middle and high school students on Wednesday, September 26, from 12:00 - 2:15 PM. Stay tuned for more details!




  • Your Athletic Participation Agreement Form should be turned in to your child's coach ASAP. You may also bring it in to Mrs. Pettis.

  • Please check the athletic portion of the website to keep up with your child's game schedules. You can also visit the ACCAC website to follow our results and the other schools results. https://accacsports.com/

  • There will be a need for volunteers to work the scorer's table for all home volleyball games, training will be provided.


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. 


Elementary SEA Program Soccer Grades K-5!

September 19 - October 10 on Wednesdays until 4:15 PM

Cost: $15 per student (Limit 12 in K-2 & 12 in 3-5)

We are excited to offer our SEA Program again this year, starting with soccer for grades K-5! There will be a final game for parents, families, and friends to watch the students play. This date will be Homecoming evening, Friday, October 12. This is not a high intensity soccer league, but strictly fun and learning. Email Charis Felton with questions: charis.felton@west-mont.org. Please follow this link to the registration form, and submit with payment to the elementary secretary by September 14.

• 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! More details to come...


New Uniforms

Gym uniforms are available at the MS/HS front desk Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. If your student is taking P.E. or playing a sport, this uniform is required for class and/or practice. Uniform prices are as follows: shorts - $15, shirts – 1 for $13, 2 for $23, 3 for $34.


Pre-Owned Uniforms

If you have gym uniforms that your students have outgrown, consider donating them to our Pre-Owned Uniform Table, and as our supply increases, feel free to peruse the table to incorporate a few items in the sizes you need into your supply. If you have or know of a rolling clothing rack that could be donated or purchased, please contact brittney.pettis@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!



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.



We are in the process of planning several events and outreaches this year, and we need any updates to your church and pastor information. If you recently changed churches, or have new leadership, please email melissa.newton@west-mont.org with as much detail as possible including your church name, address, phone number, and email, as well as pastor/youth pastor names and titles.


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.



With the new school year comes a need to shop for new clothing, as children tend to grow considerably over the summer. Before you go shopping, please take time to review the school's dress code. A few specific areas you will want to pay attention to for boys are properly fitting jeans, appropriate writing on t-shirts, and length of hair. For girls specific areas to watch are the length of skirts and dresses, tightness of jeans, and low front/sheer shirts. If you or your child have a specific dress code question please don't hesitate to contact us. Follow this link to our parent/student handbook, and refer to page 14.



Follow this link for detailed instructions for our drop-off and pick-up school safety procedures.





 • MS/HS Choir Opportunity

Calling all middle school and high school students!

Mrs. Warner is excited to be returning for her second year directing the MS/HS choirs at West-Mont! She is encouraging all MS/HS students to consider joining the choirs, and she is looking forward to a wonderful year of making music for the glory of God. She is also in the process of updating her website, Mrs. Warner's Music Corner, where she will be posting details about concerts, events, and other information for the choirs this year. The site is still under construction for now but should be up and running by the end of the month! In the meantime, if you have any questions about the middle school or high school choirs, please feel free to contact her at carrie.warner@west-mont.org.


 Music Lesson Opportunity

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



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.



Purchasing / Admin Position

 Primary responsibilities would be:

  • Place/track purchase orders for everything from toilet paper to steel to equipment

  • Enter receivers as materials arrive

  • Enter bills against receivers

  • Time sheet data entry

  • General admin duties

 Quickbooks experience would be very helpful, and $16/hr is the target pay rate. 

 Successful candidate needs to be a fast learner and pay attention to detail. Small entry mistakes turn into an accounting disaster very quickly. Please contact Jim Smith at jims@apexfab.com for more information.



Follow this link for instructions to pre-pay your lunch account. Lunch will be available for purchase daily at the cost of $3.50 per meal, and includes an entree, two sides and a drink. Please refer to the monthly calendar for daily offerings. Various snacks will be available during morning break as well, but MS/HS students should bring cash for these items (drinks -50¢ and snacks - 50¢ - $1.00).




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.



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 to be determined. We would love to get to know your family better, and hear how your children are doing during their first year at WCA.


• 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 those interested in attending the Winterim Mission Trip to Guatemala this year.


• 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!



Follow this link for detailed information regarding first time Renweb account set-up.



Schedules for this school year are in Renweb. Scheduled classes may be changed until September 19, and approval must be granted for those changes. Students may request forms at the front desk; please contact Mrs. Zvodar at (georgeanne.zvodar@west-mont.org) with any questions.



Follow this link for more information about volunteer opportunities and required clearance paperwork. Thank you for considering these opportunities to serve our school!


Thank you to the Redding Family, the Smith Family, and Jack Montgomery for all of the summer weeding, trimming, and mowing this year. Our campus looked maintained and tidy for tours and high enrollment season!


Thank you to the Distel Family, the Hetrick Family (Hetrick Gardens), and the Varsity Soccer Team for coordinating and executing our Playground Mulch Day! The playground looks great for the kiddos!


Thank you so much for your hard work this summer during the Preschool Work Days, the Library Cleaning Days, and the Elementary Cleaning Day. Many volunteers attended and tackled every nook and cranny of our beloved rooms and buildings; they looked great for our first day this week!


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.org to coordinate where and when to focus your efforts.



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


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.

WCA classes resumed this week! See more back to school photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages.


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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