Westy Academy Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 7th-11th 2022

A Message From the Principal...


We made it through conferences! What a pleasure it was to spend a little chunk of time with our parents checking in about our students.

One takeaway we have from conferences surrounds attendance. Although many students are doing well and thriving, we are having some severe issues with students arriving late to school, and therefore missing large percentages of their school hours every week. In addition, we have also seen an upward trend of absences that are NOT illness related, which is also of administrative concern for our students.

To aid in tackling the aforementioned issues, the district has partnered with a service to help address truancy in schools. Starting this week, WPS will be sending out letters informing you if your student has a high number of absences. It is crucial to your students success that they be in attendance—this includes being on time in the morning and limiting the number of times your student needs to be pulled out of school early!

We love being able to see, interact, teach and mentor your students each and every day! So if you receive a letter and have questions, please don’t hesitate to call the office and ask to speak with the principal or assistant principal.


Mr. Warwick

February Attendance Winners!

Congratulations to the below students! They won the Perfect Attendance award for February from their respective classrooms. These students will receive an Attendance certificate, Westy Academy water bottle, and a pizza party during lunch next week!

"Get UP, Dress UP, Show UP, & NEVER GIVE UP!"

  • Rhyan S.
  • Hazel Z.
  • Grecia C.
  • Blaze G.
  • Sebastian M.T.
  • Isaiah G. (Anderson's class)
  • Leilani H.
  • Zoie G.
  • Ivy S.
  • Makayela J.
  • Unique L.
  • Isabella S.
  • Caleb Z.
  • Karen A.
  • Nahum D.
  • Geraldine E.
  • Julian G.
  • Naidelynn G.
  • Allison L.
  • Mireya M.
  • Hillary R.
  • Peniel G.
  • Jared S.

The Hollow--Student Activities and Accomplishments

Westy Academy would like to start acknowledging our students for their accomplishments and extracurricular activities they participate in outside of school!

As often as possible, "The Hollow" section of the newsletter will feature students competing in sports, participating in dance classes, craft classes, learning new skills, earning awards, etc!

Wanna be featured??

If you have a photograph you would like to share of your student participating in their activity, please send a copy to Ms. Michelle at Mellerd@westminsterpublicschools.org along with a short description!

Zoo-rific!; Primary Grades Musical

Our littlest owls have been preparing for their Spring Musical, Zoo-rific!

Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Moore's students will be participating!

WEDNESDAY; MARCH 9th at 5:30pm.

Ms. Grenham has provided some resources to help children practice at home. Please find attached a packet that was sent home with students sharing the script and how to get to the songs on Empower.

Please encourage them to practice at home on their chrome books!

Students should arrive around 5:15 so the show can start at 5:30. Students can wear costumes. They can be anything zoo related: animals from the songs, general zoo animals, zookeepers, etc. They can wear their school uniform and hold props if they do not bring their own costume.

Please let me know if you have any technical difficulties or any questions.

I'm so looking forward to the performance!

Andrea Grenham

Fine Arts

A Farmer's Life! Kindergarten Musical; Mrs. Barnett and Ms. Hurrle's classes

Our Kindergarteners from Mrs. Barnett and Ms. Hurrle's classes are preparing for their Spring Musical!

On March 16th @ 5:30pm, our little farmers will take the stage and sing their hears out for their families and friends to "A Farmer's LIfe!"

Mrs. Grenham has provided the attachment for parents, as a resource to help students practice their parts.

We are excited to share our talents!

Heart Start Challenge

The Heart Start Challenge was another success this year for Westy Academy thanks in large part to our physical education teacher Mr. Her!

Together, students raised over $1200!!

The top earning students enjoyed dousing Mr. Her and Ms. Grenham with powder paint last Friday as top rewards!

After School Tutoring--Ask About It!

Westy Academy will begin to offer tutoring to students throughout grade levels. If you are interested in tutoring for your student, please reach out to their teacher, or call the office. We would be happy to talk with you about the program!

Winners of the HRS Survey!

CONGRATULATIONS to the below students! They are the lucky prize recipients from the Highly Reliable School Survey. All parents of winners have been notified, and prizes have been distributed. Thank you again, for the feedback regarding our school!

  • Nadia E.
  • Kaira F.
  • Tiana U
  • Emmalyn M
  • Esmee B
  • David S.
  • Landon G.
  • Adriel O.
  • Josiah U.

Important Dates and Events

March 7th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

March 8th: PTO meeting at 5:30pm in Library

March 9th: Zoo-rific Musical Primary Performance; Mrs. Anderson's and Mr. Moore's classes

March 14th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

March 16th: A Farmer's Life Musical; Ms. Hurrle and Mrs. Barnett's classes

March 17th: Class and Individual Spring Photos

March 21st-25th: Spring Break!

March 28th : Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

April 1st: Dress Down Day for $1 Donation

April 4th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

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Westy Athletics Summer Camps!

This summer the Westminster High School coaches will be hosting a series of K-8 sports camps. These camps will serve three purposes: connect with our future wolves, build their skills in their respective sport and begin to plant the seed of what it takes to be a Westy athlete.

More details will be available next week for Registration.


  • Fall Sports (Football, Softball, Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Cross Country, Boys Golf)
    • June 6th-9th
    • K-5 9am-11:30am
    • 6-12 1pm -4pm

  • Winter Sports (Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Wrestling, Girls Swimming)
    • June 13th-16th
    • K-5 9am-11:30am
    • 6-12 1pm -4pm

  • Spring Sports (Track and Field, Girls Soccer, Baseball, Boys Volleyball, Boys Swimming and Girls Golf)
    • June 20th-23rd
    • K-5 9am-11:30am
    • 6-12 1pm -4pm

Steps for School Registration

To re-enroll, please visit your Parent Portal account through Infinite Campus.

Log in as Parent

  • On gray left side bar, click “MORE” button

  • Then click the “Online Regisration” button

  • Ensure ALL your WPS students are highlighted in green

  • Click “Begin Registration”

**Parents should complete ONE application for ALL students living in the household, regardless of the WPS school they attend.