Westy Academy Weekly Newsletter

Week of Nov. 15th-19th 2021

A Message From the Principal...

Hello, Owls!

Can you believe that we are already one week away from Thanksgiving Break? With the holidays around the corner, Westy Academy has kicked off a "'Tis the Season of Giving" Classroom Competition to support those in need for the holidays.

We hope this friendly competition sparks conversations at home as to the reasons why giving is so important, the benefits it has on community, and the generosity donating promotes in children.

Our school donation drive can also promote connection right in your own neighborhood. If you have the time, take a walk with your student and knock on some neighbor's doors, kindly ask them if they have any items they would like to donate! Even one can of food makes a TREMENDOUS difference for a family in need!

As Mother Theresa wisely said, “It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

All classroom donations will be gifted to the Have A Heart Program that directly benefits Westminster Public School families. http://www.haveaheart4kids.com/.

Separately, we are encouraging students 5 years and up to get the COVID vaccine! Make sure to mark your calendars for the free vaccine clinic occurring at the High School this weekend. Info is below, but as always, call our office if you have a question.

Have a great weekend!


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 14th: COVID Vaccine clinic at WHS; ages 5+, 9:00am-2:00pm

November 15th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

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

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

Kids First Clinic at Alto Apartments

Primary and Preventative Care for Children and Youth

Is your child in need of check-up? Need a sports physical? need to update immunizations and vaccines? Would like more information on reproductive health care for your teen?

Kids First Health Care is offering primary care services like the ones above, right here in our community! Serving children and youth up to 21 years of age, no one is turned away! Kids First accepts Medicaid, CHP+, and some private insurances, too. UNISURED children are youth are also served, and fees are adjusted on a sliding scale.

Click the flyer links below for more information on how to schedule an appointment and get started today.