Westy Academy Weekly Newsletter
Week of December 13th-17th 2021
A Message From the Principal...
Wow! Only one week left till Winter Break, can you believe it? The first half of the school year is already behind us, and what a fun one it has been! We've been so lucky to have resumed more of a normalcy amid COVID, and have really enjoyed and treasured our time with your students this past Fall Semester!
Make sure to come to Winter Wonderland this Monday at the school, we are sure to have a great time playing games, having fun, and mingling with our friends and families. You can see details for the night below.
Looking forward, Westy Academy continues to pursue numerous avenues for International and National student trips for our kids. If you are a parent of a current 6th Grader (Mrs. Buchanan's class), and are interested in your student traveling to Panama, please make sure to join us for the Panama Informational meeting this week. details below!
In relation, there are travel discussions happening for a possible national trip for students who will be 11 yrs old or turning 11 yrs old school year of 2023-24. This means, most current 3rd and 4th graders. Please see details below for an Informational Meeting, and don't forget to join us!
Lastly, we are wrapping up an ENORMOUSLY successful Food and Supply drive throughout the school! We honestly are in shock at the amount of donations our families and students have brought in to help others in our community. The contest officially ends Monday, 12/13, and classroom winners will be announced before Winter Break.
That's all for this week!
Owls! Join us as we welcome the holiday season at our Winter Wonderland event! Come out and enjoy the night with winter-themed games and fun activities! Mingle in the courtyard under holiday lights and heaters with friends while sipping hot cocoa and enjoying a sweet treat, too! Check out the details in the flyer!
Monday, Dec. 13th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Admission: $3 per adult/ $2 per child
*Toss the present down the Chimney game
*reindeer antler ring toss
*Holiday spoon relay races
*Pin the carrot on the Snowman
*Holiday Tree Darts
*Arcade Style Basketball
*Hand and Arm painting station
*Family Holiday Photo Op Station
*Jumbo Bouncy Castle
Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and sweet treats outside on the courtyard, too!
DON'T MISS! International Travel to Panama! Current 6th graders ONLY!!
Please make sure to attend the informational meeting regarding the 2023-24 International Trip to Panama!
This opportunity is open to all CURRENT 6th GRADERS!
It is very important that students who are interested in traveling abroad are in attendance! Please ask Mrs. Buchanan if you have questions!
DECEMBER 15th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Mrs. Buchanan's classroom
Student Travel Opportunities!
Eligible students MUST be 11 yrs old or turning 11 yrs old during the 2023-24 school year.
Possible destinations could be anywhere in the US! Imagine the possibilities! If you or your student is interested in this opportunity, please join us on December 15th from 5:30p-6:30p in classroom # 3, Ms. Ka's room.
Important Dates and Events
December 13th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K
December 13th: Winter Wonderland School Wide Event
Costa Rica Travel, class of 2024--Informational Meeting @ 5:30p-6:30p; Mrs. Buchanan's room. ONLY FOR CURRENT 6th graders!
Informational Meeting for US National Student Travel @ 5:30p-6:30p; Ms. Ka's room. ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL BE 11yrs old or turning 11 yrs old in 2023-24 school year!
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