Westy Academy Weekly Newsletter

Week of September 20th-24th, 2021

A Message From the Principal...

Hello Owls!

Please note that Parent Teacher Conferences are set for September 30th and October 4th. We will be releasing sign up forms this week and look forward to seeing you either virtually or in-person!

As you may have read in the news, there is “dare” game circulating on TikTok encouraging students to vandalize and steal school property, particularly in the restrooms. Please remind students that destruction of school property is a serious offense that often involves law enforcement. We strongly encourage monitoring students internet use and limiting social media. These "fun" trends on TikTok and other social media platforms can be very detrimental to students and their communities. If you need resources on how to talk to your students about their internet and social media use, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Cloud, our School Psychologist for help!

We have school pictures on Wednesday! 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! Order Forms went home physically with students this past week, but you can also conveniently order school pics ONLINE, too! Just click the link below for Dorian.com!

Finally, please read the info on the upcoming Student Olympics! We are excited about our own School Games!

~Mr. Warwick

Order Your School Pictures TODAY!

Picture Day is Wednesday! Sept. 22nd!

Picture day information and online ordering are now available by visiting dorianstudio.com and searching for our school’s name--Westminster Academy for International Studies!

Your online order can be placed before, and up to four (4) days after picture day!

Need More Assistance?

Contact our Customer Advocate Team by visiting dorianstudio.com, search for your school, and click on the yellow Help button associated with your picture day.

2021 Westy Academy Student Olympics

When: Friday October 1st 2021—During the school day

What: Westy Academy will celebrate the 2022 Olympic Games by creating our own Day of Olympics! All students will be assigned to a “Country” with students from each classroom, Kindergarten-8th grades. Our 8th graders will act as the “Coach” and Leaders of their teams. From there, each Country will compete in various games against each other throughout the day at different stations.

Needed: To color coordinate each team, students will need a t-shirt. Colors will be determined by the team they are placed on. Please fill out the GOOGLE form below by WEDNESDAY September 22 for your student!!


Important Dates and Events

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 & Student Olympics

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

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

October 9th: WHS Homecoming Parade @ 10am

October 11th-15th: Homecoming Spirit Week--Westy Academy participates

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset Student Art Projects

Ms. Grenham not only teaches our children about the Arts, but also incorporates social emotional learning in her classrooms! Take a look at the wonderfully beautiful art the students created recently!

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Homecoming Parade Prep Club

Students 3rd-8th grades, along with direction from Leadership Club, started work on school banners for the upcoming Westminster High Homecoming Parade! Many schools in the district participate in the parade, and Westy Academy is no different! We will be working the next few Thursdays on our parade float, and will walk together in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday 10/9!