Lower School Newsletter

August 28, 2017

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 4 - No school, Labor Day

Monday, September 11 - Race for Education labels/emails due

Welcome from Mr. Shirvinski

Our first week of school is in the record books for 2017-18! Thank you to all parents and teachers in preparing for the start of school and making me feel welcome at WSCA.

Each week in our school we focus on a specific question and Bible verse that relates to our school theme-The Transformed Heart- What Does it Mean to Love God and One Another? I will be including these in my section of the newsletter so you can have discussion with your child at home.

For this week: How do I know that Jesus loves me?

This week’s Bible verse is… 1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

Race for Education is Coming!

This school year Race for Education will take place in the Fall on Thursday, October 12th with a goal of $45,000! Last week Students and Families received their Race for Education registration packets. If you did not receive one please email rhenry@westshorechristian.org to get started towards earning great prizes.

Dates to Remember

  • Labels/Emails Due – Monday, September 11th
  • Registration for a T-Shirt by submitting 1 label or email – Friday, September 15th
  • Race for Education – Thursday, October 12th (PM) Schedule to Come Soon
  • Rain Date/Make-Up for Race for Education – Friday, October 13th

Earn a T-shirt by simply submitting 1 label or email and registering online at www.raceforeducation17.kintera.org by Sept. 15th! There are many new incentives and prizes to win this year! Each week during the month of September there will be weekly drawings for prizes for students who have sent emails or turned in labels. Get started now to participate each week. Parents you can participate and earn a T-Shirt with a $25 donation. Register now. Thank you for helping to make a difference in the lives of so many students!

Volunteer Clearances

We are happy to have parents and grandparents volunteer in our school. Before volunteering, you must go through the "volunteer clearance process" and received approval from Christie Swartz in the Business Office before signing up and volunteering. Packets with directions, checklists, and forms to go through the WSCA process are available in the LS and US offices. It is possible that you have a couple of the clearances already through another ministry and can provide us a copy for those specific ones. Please hand in all of your paperwork at the same time and keep a copied set at home. If you have gone through the process before, please email Christie at cswartz@westshorechristian.org to verify your clearances are still current. If you have not gone through the process, please be patient as Christie is processing a large amount of paperwork.

Bus Line and Car Line

After a few bumps the first day of school, our bussing program is going smoothly. About ten school districts (who contract with bussing companies) come to WSCA every morning and afternoon, so we appreciate your patience! Lower School bus riders have all received a bus tag with emergency contact information to pin to their backpacks. Please print a school calendar from your home school district so you know their days off, since they may or may not provide bussing to WSCA on those days.

Appearance Code Reminders

Our Lower School students are doing great at following WSCA's Appearance Code - great job, everyone! As a reminder, polo shirts should either not have logos, or the logo should be the same color as the shirt. And if girls are wearing dresses, jumpers, or skirts, they should be no shorter than "just above the knee," even while wearing leggings. We have plenty of free uniforms in our Uniform Room, so please come and help yourselves. Don't forget that Lower School students can wear WSCA Sprit Wear with jeans on Fridays!