Westy Academy Weekly Newsletter

Week of September 13th-17th, 2021

A Message From the Principal...

Hello Owls!

We had a short week this week so I don’t have a ton to report on. Thanks to all the primary parents for your support in talking with your students about “rough and tumble” play at school. We want to make sure the kids have fun in class and at recess, but we want to make sure everyone remains safe.

Needless to say, play between students was much better this week! Thanks so much for your partnership and please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is an issue either at home or at school. We are here to help!

Other than the thank-you note, we are looking ahead to School Picture Day next Wednesday! Keep in mind that students are allowed to dress in "plain clothes", but we encourage students to take this day as an opportunity to dress in their best outfits! It is always so amazing to see everyone looking so nice, neat and formal--not to mention it makes for some very special school photos!

Lastly, we are getting some After School Clubs rolling again! Check for more info, below.

Have a great week!

~Mr. Warwick

Important Dates and Events

September 12th-Pfizer COVID 19 vaccination clinic @ WHS; 9am-2pm

September 13th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

September 20th: No School, No-Student Contact Day

September 22nd: Picture Day

September 27th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

September 30th: Parent Teacher Conferences; 4:00pm-8:00pm

October 1st: Dress Down Day

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

October 4th: Parent Teacher Conferences; 2:00pm-6:00pm

October 4th-8th: Westminster High School Homecoming Week--Westy Academy Spirit Week

After School Clubs at Westy Academy

After School Clubs are starting to make their comeback! We do have a couple of Clubs that are being offered starting next week, make sure to click the link below to check them out and register if your student is interested. Space is usually limited, and fill on a first completed, first served basis.

After School Clubs are FREE, unless otherwise noted--and will be offered in 5 sessions throughout the school year. The Clubs are facilitated by our own teachers and staff, and club themes and topics change each session. As well, the grade level that each club is open to can vary, and not all clubs are offered to all students in all grades during every session. Be sure to pay attention to these details, along with the days and times the club is ran, prior to registering!

As each session approaches, Westy Academy will send out notifications in newsletters about the Clubs, along with links to register.

Session 1; Monday Sept. 13 through Friday Oct. 22

Click the google form link below to register your student for session 1 Clubs

Session 2; Monday November 1-through Friday Dec. 17

Session 3; Tuesday January 4-Friday February 11

Session 4; Monday February 14 through Friday March 18

Session 5; Monday March 28 through Friday May 6

Click the google form link below to register your student for session 1 Clubs

Session 1: Monday Sept 13th- Friday Oct. 22nd

Leadership Club

Who: Grades 6, 7, 8

When: Tuesdays, 3:45pm-4:45pm

Leadership Club is open to 6th, 7th. and 8th grade students. Become an active member of your school community! Grow your leadership skills and assist the school with events, announcements, and more! For further information on Leadership Club, see Ms. Yount!

Dungeons and Dragons-Magic the Gathering

Who: Grades 6, 7, 8

When: Wednesdays, 3:45pm-4:45pm


Capacity: 10 students max

Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy roleplaying game. Students will create and then play characters that go on imaginary adventures in a fantasy setting. The game teaches students cooperation, math, statistics, and is a great use of their imaginations. There is a $25 fee for supplies. Limit 10 students per session.

Cyber Patriot

Who: Grades 6, 7, 8

When: Tuesdays, 3:45pm-4:45pm

If you are in middle school and interested in working in a STEM field in the future - Come join Ms. K's Cyber Patriot team where we will compete in online challenges against other schools across the country solving puzzles. Click the link for more information! https://tinyurl.com/5zepw49c