Westy Academy Weekly Newsletter

Week of December 6th-10th 2021

A Message From the Principal...

What a beautifully warm start we have had for December! We are only a few short weeks away from the holidays, and Westy Academy is getting into the holiday spirit!

Make sure to come and check out our annual Winter Wonderland event Monday Dec. 13th! We will host an early evening of winter-inspired games and activities, and also have the courtyard open for guests to enjoy a cup of cocoa and sweet treat under Christmas lights and patio heaters. You can check below for more details of the night.

We would LOVE to see how our Westy Academy families celebrates the holidays! If you would like, please send Ms. Michelle a picture of your student or family making the most of the season! As an international school, we are anxious to celebrate the many different ways we come together during this time of year! Pictures can be emailed to Ms. Michelle @ mellerd@westminsterpublicschools.org.

Lastly, we are gearing up for some INCREDIBLE travel opportunities for students! Make sure to check out the details below. Current 6th graders will begin planning their capstone class trip to COSTA RICA, and we will also be discussing a national travel trip for younger intermediate-aged students, too!

That's all for this week, have a fantastic weekend!


Mr. Warwick

After School Skate Party!


Don't forget to join your friends at the After School Roller Skate Party at Skate City on Monday! Skate City will host a private skate party for only Westy Academy students and families following early dismissal this coming Monday, Dec. 6th from 2-4pm.

Admission is $7.00 per skater and $3.00 skate rentals as needed.

Parents are responsible for transportation to and from Skate City. The school is not able to provide rides for this event. This event is NOT supervised by Westy Academy staff, so parents and siblings are welcome and encouraged to attend, too!

Concessions will be open! Kids can take advantage of the snack special including a hot dog, chips and drink OR 2 slices of cheese pizza, chips and drink for only $4.00!

Please call the office with questions! See you there!

Winter Wonderland!

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

*Craft station

*Family Holiday Photo Op Station

*Jumbo Bouncy Castle

Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and sweet treats outside on the courtyard, too!

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DON'T MISS! International Travel to Costa Rica! Current 6th graders ONLY!!

Please make sure to attend the informational meeting regarding the 2023-24 International Trip to Costa Rica!

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!

OWLS! Westy Academy is looking to expand our horizons in traveling opportunities for students, and will be hosting an informational meeting for a possible U.S.A. National Student Trip for next school year!

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 6th: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for K-8th; 1:30pm for Pre-K

December 6th: After School Skate City Party; 2pm-4pm

December 9th: Ms. Ka and Mr. Vilgione's class field trip to WHS-Winter Spectacular Matinee

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

December 13th: Winter Wonderland School Wide Event

December 15th:

Costa Rica Travel, class of 2024--Informational Meeting @ 5:30p-6:30p; Mrs. Buchanan's room. ONLY FOR CURRENT 6th graders!

December 15th:

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