Westy Academy Weekly Newsletter

Week of Nov. 22-26 2021

A Message From the Principal...

Hello, Owls!

We made it! Thanksgiving Break is now upon us, and we hope our students and families are preparing for some nice, relaxing and fun time together at home.

With Thanksgiving this week, I can say without doubt, that the food and hygiene supply donations we have received in classrooms has been tremendous! We cannot thank our students and families enough for the support and care you have given back to your community! Ms. Michelle and Ms. Angie made our first donation to Have a Heart this week, and the gratitude from them was overwhelming! With certainty, we have helped many, many people this holiday season. THANK YOU!

Nothing more to report this week! Enjoy the break, and we will see everyone back on Monday, Nov. 29th.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Mr. Warwick

"Tis the Season of Giving Classroom Competition!

Westy Academy is hoping to make a positive impact on our community--working together to have empathy for those less fortunate this holiday season! Let’s work together to help give back to our local community!

Please join us in our efforts as we kick off our 1st annual “’Tis the Season of Giving” Classroom Competition! Each classroom will participate in a school-wide food and supply drive benefiting our local Have a Heart Project, which works to serve WPS students and families with basic needs, food, supplies and holiday presents. Starting Thursday November 11th, 2021 each classroom and all students will be encouraged to bring in various items for donation over the coming weeks.

Donated items are awarded specific points, with more sought-after items worth higher values. On Tuesday, Dec. 14th, classroom totals will be calculated and the Prize Winners will be announced! Each week, teachers will tally up their classroom’s donated item points, and provide the weekly point total to the office.

At the end of the competition, the classroom with the highest donation points will win the

Grand Prize of a Skate City field trip during the school day on January 11th! 1st Runner-up classroom winner will receive a pizza party!

So…send those donations in with your students! We graciously thank you in advance for your help during our season of giving!

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Important Dates and Events

NOW--December 14th: School Wide Food Drive Competition

November 22nd-26th: Thanksgiving Break

November 29th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

December 3rd: Dress Down Day for $1

December 6th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

December 6th: After School Skate City Party; 2pm-4pm

December 13th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

December 13th: Winter Wonderland School Wide Event

December 20th-January 3rd: Winter Break--No School

January 4th: First day back from Winter Break

2021 Celebrating Excellence!

Do you have a special skill or talent? Want to show others the awesome things you can do or create? Make sure to check out the 2021-22 Celebrating Excellence! event with WPS! Students across all ages can multiple categories can enter the event. Check the attached PDF's for more information on how to enter and what the event is all about! Click the link below to be taken directly to the Celebrating Excellence! page.


Spring Music Performances Are Scheduled!

The students are already preparing for some awesome music performances for the Spring! Ms. Grenham is hard at work to make sure to provide amazing musical evenings for parents to enjoy. Please note the below performances for your students!

Primary Parents-- Please fill out the form below to sign up for costumes and speaking parts for the upcoming performances in March! If families are not able to make or purchase a costume, a prop or mask will be provided, but please fill out the forms anyway so we can plan and get everything we need. Thank you!

March 9th: Zoo-rific! @ 5:30pm; Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Moore's classes


March 16th: A Farmer's Life @ 5:30pm; Ms. Hurrle and Mrs. Barnett's classes


April 27th: Earth, Sky, and Spirit @ 5:30pm; ALL INTERMEDIATE CLASSES-- Mr. Byrd, Mrs. Voss, Ms. Ka & Mr. Viglione's classes