Lower School Newsletter

Monday, May 21

We're Almost Done!

It's hard to believe it is our last Monday and our last newsletter! Please watch for emails from Mr. Shirvinski and Mr. Beardmore this week and during the summer - there will be things you'll need to know! We're excited about our Awards Assembly on Thursday. If your child is receiving an award, you will receive a separate email today from Mrs. VanHart.

Tuesday, May 22

  • Cafeteria - Meatball sub, chips, pickle, fruit
  • Specials are all happening today, except for library.
  • Academics are still in full swing!
  • No chapel today.
  • 2:45 - Our Lower School students will line the Upper School hallways to cheer on the Seniors as they exit WSCA one last time!

Wednesday, May 23

  • Cafeteria - Pancakes, hash browns, sausage, fruit. No salad bar, but Grab and Go line is open.
  • Specials are all happening today, except for library.
  • Academics are still in full swing!
  • Dress down day, thanks to Mr. Hollander's proclamation!

Thursday, May 24

  • Cafeteria - Chicken tenders, tater tots, veggies, fruit. The salad bar is closed, but the Grab and Go is still open.
  • Specials - There is no library and PE. If art/computer/music happens during our LS Assembly, it will be rescheduled.
  • Lower School Assembly - 8:15-9:30am. Parents are invited to join us for our year-end awards. Students should dress in their Sunday best, and then bring dress down clothes to change into. If your child is receiving an award, Mrs. VanHart will email you on Monday.
  • Academics - We expect a lot of desk cleaning and activities to happen today!
  • It's a good idea to bring an extra bag to school for cleaning out desks and cubbies!
  • Last day of school for Kindergarten and PreK-3.
  • Kindergarten graduation, 6:30pm

Friday, May 25

  • Bobcats Blast Off - This is an all day event for 1-5th graders. Kindergarteners are also invited. Please wear your tie-dye t-shirts and shorts/sweatpants and sneakers for the morning. Wear your swimsuit (no midriffs!) underneath and flip flops/water shoes for the afternoon. Bring a beach towel, labeled water bottle, and extra change of clothes. Please refer to flyer that was sent home for more info. Parents, if you are coming, please volunteer at a station by emailing April at bgo30@msn.com or June at jlcullen@comcast.net. Please make plans to leave siblings at home.
  • Cafeteria - closed
  • Specials - none today
  • The school day is 8:00-2:57 and busses will run as normal.
  • Last day for PreK-4 and 1-5th grade.

dress down and dress up days

If you received a Race for Ed dress down day card, please note those expire on May 25. But if you received a dress down day card from Mr. Shirvinski, possibly from a ROAR prize, those have no expiration dates. Please remember on dress down days, no skinny knit pants, shorts should be finger tip length, and shoulders should be completely covered. Thanks!

Radiant Hope Boxes

Radiant Hope would like to thank everyone who wore yellow and donated items to fill their care packages. Last week their pack and pray team assembled over 40 HOPE packages to bless cancer survivors and caregivers because of our generous giving! Thank you! Check out Radiant Hope on facebook and http://www.hisradianthope.org/.

Summer Office Hours

This summer, all phone calls and visits should be directed to the Upper School office. Mrs. VanHart and Mrs. Wempa will be tag-teaming to get our school ready for August 2018!

May 29 - June 1 - Mon. - Fri., 8:00-3:00

June 4 - July 31 - Mon. - Thurs., 9:00-3:00

Closed on July 4-6

August 1- 20, Mon. - Fri., 8:00-3:00

Enrollment Update

Please know that our classes are filling up! If you are wavering on enrollment, want to enroll a sibling, or have friends that you know are interested in WSCA, please contact Mary Beth Gilge at mbgilge@westshorechristian.org right away. We want to plan for class sizes and hiring of teachers for 2018-2019.

Senators Announce "Excellence in Education Award"

The Harrisburg Senators are recognizing teachers and school personnel who have shown outstanding effort in the bettering of our youth in our community. If you would like to nominate a WSCA employee for the award, please see the instructions and nomination form attached to this newsletter as a PDF. Thanks for taking a few minutes to honor our teachers and staff!

Tuition Discount

We are again offering a 2% discount to anyone who wants to pay 2018/2019 tuition in full before July 15th 2018. To qualify for this discount you need to be paying full tuition for next school year. Accounts benefitting from financial aid discounts are not eligible. If you are interested in taking advantage of this discount, please contact Amy-Jo Walborn at ajwalborn@harrisburgchristian.com or 717-545-3728.

Summer Library Programs

We encourage our students to get involved in local summer library programs to keep the reading bug alive! Cheryl Tumas from Simpson Library visited our students to promote "Libraries Rock!" Check out your local library's website or visit them to find out more information on their requirements and the great prizes they typically offer!

Save the Date - September 18 - Internet Safety

Mark your calendars now! CATS is sponsoring a Parent Talk on Internet Safety and Pornography on September 18 at 6:30pm. This will be taught by Pastor Susan Vigliano and Dr. Kevin Barnes and is for ALL of our WSCA parents. If you have little kids, you cannot be ready to early. If you have older kids, it's never too late to learn more. We will have a coffee/dessert time for the first 30 minutes for parents to connect. No students please. Questions? Email Rebecca Kipe at Rebecca_kipe@yahoo.com.

Dates for Next Fall

Tues., Aug. 14 - PreK and K Parent Orientation, 6:30pm

Thurs., Aug. 16 - Back to School Picnic, 4:30-6:30pm

Thurs., Aug. 16 - 1st-5th grade New Parent Orientation, 6:30pm

Mon., Aug. 20 - Lower School Open House to pack your desk, see your friends, hand in paperwork, etc., 9:00am-12:00pm

Tues., Aug. 21 - First day of school

Thurs., Aug. 23 - 1st-5th Back to School Night for parents to hear about the classroom, 6:30pm