Lower School News

Volume 21, Issue 26, February 28, 2017

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 26 - Admissions Event, 2:00pm

Friday, March 3 - Pancake Breakfast...For Dinner! 6:00-8:00pm

Monday, March 13 - WSCA Parent Meeting, 7:00pm

Thursday, March 16 - Saturday, March 18 - "The Music Man"

Friday, March 17-Friday, March 24 - No school

Tuesday, March 28 - K-12 Admissions Event, 6:00pm

"The Music Man" Information

Tickets are on sale for the 2017 WSCA production of "The Music Man." You can purchase tickets online at www.itickets.com/events/360563.html or by calling 737-3550 x170. We hope you and your family will enjoy this family-friendly show!

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Lower School Yearbook

It's time to order your Lower School yearbook! Please visit http://ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter code 12981817. The yearbooks cost $25.00 and there are additional add-ons available. Please note that they are only available online and the last day to place orders is March 31st. They will arrive at the end of May in time for students to get autographs.

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WSCA Parent Meeting, March 13

Dear WSCA Parents:

While our children just recently celebrated their 100th day of school, we are rejoicing in the first 50 plus days of our unified school system. Some efficiencies have already been achieved and we are working diligently each day to ensure that the transition continues as smoothly as possible.

We know that many WSCA families are anxious to know reenrollment information for 2017-18. Thank you for your graciousness in allowing the CSAGH Board and Administration a few extra weeks to conduct a comprehensive financial review in order to recommend a financial plan in the best short and long-term interests of the school. We will share the details of the financial plan with the WSCA community on Monday, March 13 at 7 PM in the church sanctuary.

We hope you will prioritize this meeting and attend so that you can hear about our academic vision, spiritual focus, and financial plan for 2017-18. (I realize that the timing of this meeting is unfortunate for those families involved in the musical, and I sincerely apologize. Several factors made scheduling a March date quite difficult.)

Please note that childcare will be available for children up through 5th Grade during this meeting. It is provided by WSCA’s National Honor Society High School students in the Pre-Kindergarten room and the two Kindergarten rooms. There are accommodations for only 30 children, so please email the NHS Advisor, Paul Beardmore, at pbeardmore@westshorechristian.org to reserve a spot for your child/children. Please include their names and ages when reserving their spots. Thank you for your ongoing support, and I look forward to seeing you on March 13!

In His Service,

Philip G. Puleo, MBA
Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg

Lower School Intramurals

Who: After school sports program open to all students in grades 1-6.

What: After school intramural program for students interested in soccer, basketball and volleyball. The first day of the week (Monday or Tuesday) will be instructional time while the second day (Wednesday or Thursday) will be a game day type atmosphere. Program led by WSCA Athletic Director Jen Cornetto. Coaches will be comprised of current WSCA coaches and other possible special guests.

When: After school from 3:00-4:30pm for 6 weeks beginning March 27th & 28th concluding May 4th/8th.

Volleyball or Soccer - (Mon. & Wed.)

Basketball (Tue. & Thur.)

Where: WSCA home fields & courts

Cost: $45 per student (or $65 for volleyball & basketball or soccer & basketball.) Registration opens February 21st & includes a t-shirt & ball for each student. Cash or checks made out to WSCA must be submitted by March 15th. Registration form will be emailed the week of February 6th. They can also be printed off of the school website under Athletics and click Spring Intramurals. Please submit forms and money back to lower school or upper school main office (with attention to Jen Cornetto) by March 15th in order to be accepted. Late registration will be subject to a 10 dollar fee.

Race for Education Information

Spring will be here before you know it as will our Race for Education (RFE). Our Race for Education is our largest fundraiser for WSCA and is vital to the life of our school. Our Race for Education provides an opportunity for you to invite your family, friends, neighbors, associates, and church family to partner with your family in developing, nurturing and equipping our children to positively influence the world for Christ. We will be asking you to provide the names, addresses and emails of those people who are important in your child’s life as we prepare for our upcoming Race for Education. We will be contacting them and inviting them to make a contribution to benefit West Shore Christian Academy.

Last year, West Shore Christian Academy raised $48,000 and our goal for the 2017 Race for Education is $60,000 which will help to provide the WSCA students with a rich learning experience every day. We trust that you will enthusiastically partner with us. Please prayerfully consider your role as a connection point between your child and those who would willingly invest in their education, as a volunteer in the weeks leading up to our event, as a volunteer on the day of the event, and a prayer partner.

Please note, once again this year, we will have the Lincoln Drive for Kids. Licensed drivers can test drive one of several Lincoln vehicles, for approximately 10 minutes, and in return, WSCA will receive a donation for each test drive taken. There is a potential to raise approximately $8,000 from the Lincoln Drive for Kids alone.

Please mark your calendars for our Friday, April 21st, Race for Education.

If you would like to volunteer for this important fundraiser, please email Rebecca Kipe at: rferaceday@westshorechristian.org.