Westy Academy Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 14th-18th 2022

A Message From the Principal...


We are one week out from Spring Break! I am sure that many of us are ready for a bit of a rest from the normal day to day routines. This weekend also marks the start of Daylight Savings, which always helps to provide more sunlight and longer days while equally increasing positive moods! Make sure to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday. As they say, "Spring Forward!"

Next week is busy, busy around the school! Our Kindergarteners will be showcasing a Farmer's Life Musical, which is sure to be entertaining for parents, Class Pictures are scheduled for Thursday (which is also St. Patty's Day), and on Friday we say 'Adios!' to our traveling 8th graders who are leaving for their International trip to Panama.

There's so much more going on, don't miss anything! Be sure to check out all the sections of the newsletter this week.


Mr. Warwick

Results of Highly Reliable Schools (HRS) Survey!

Our survey data is in and looks very positive! 89% of parents responded favorably to the questions on our survey; 4 percentage points higher than the district average.

Our lowest response from parents was to the statement: “I understand how my opinions effect school decisions” in which 79% of parents responded positively.

Fittingly, our opinion surveys are probably the most large scale way in which your opinions effect our decision making! We look carefully at the data and read all the comments and make adjustments based on those data. Westy Academy also has other ways for you to have input as well! Make sure to read the section below on how to get involved with OUR school!

Get Involved in Your Student's School!

Our PTO meets monthly and also serves as our BAAC (Building Accountability and Commitment). This group is concerned with fundraisers, field trips, special events and is also a sounding board for our initiatives in the building. Additionally, the BAAC group is one of the bodies that reviews our budget proposals for the following school year.

PTO currently meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 5:15pm in the Library. Please join us!

We would like to add another opportunity for parents to discuss matters with administration that has been on hiatus since the pandemic.

Coffee with the Principal will be held on the first Friday of every month starting April 1 at 8:30-9:30AM. These meetings are informal and a chance to converse with the principal, ask questions or learn more about how the building runs. We’ll provide coffee and light refreshments; masks are optional! We hope to see you there!

Spring Picture Day is Thursday at Westminster Academy For International Studies

Class and Individual photos are scheduled for Thursday, March 17th!

Place your order today at mydorian.com. Search for your school's name, Westminster Academy For International Studies, click the green "Order" button next to the Spring Picture Day event, and place your order! All orders for spring pictures must be placed before 9:00 AM on picture day.

**Only Students with Orders are Individually Photographed**

**All students will be photographed with their class and teacher

Also, find picture day date(s) and easy access to request additional help and information at mydorian.com.

¡Panamá, allá vamos!

Our 8th graders depart next week for their International travel to Panama! While exploring a new country, the students will embark on adventures such as ziplining, hiking La India Dormida, visiting the Biomuseo, joining a sightseeing tour of the Panama Canal, and so, SO MUCH MORE!

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!

Westy Academy Tutoring--Ask About It!

Westy Academy is offering tutoring to students throughout ALL grade levels and across various content!!

*9 SPOTS AVAILABLE for students in levels 3rd-5th! Occurs Tuesday through Thursday from 4-5PM

Primary tutoring occurs Monday from 2-3PM. Currently, our primary tutoring class is full---call the office to be placed on a waitlist! More tutors are being onboarded daily!

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!


Important Dates and Events

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 18th: 8th graders leave for PANAMA!!!

March 21st-25th: Spring Break!

March 25th: 8th graders return from Panama late evening

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

April 1st: Dress Down Day for $1 Donation

April 1st: Coffee with the Principals @ 8:15am

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

District Art Contest; Stay Drug Free

Alcohol (beers, wine, and whiskey) Tobacco (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, vaping tobacco) & Marijuana (including marijuana infused edibles) ARE DRUGS. Children and teens who use drugs can become addicted – their body won’t let them quit using the drug. Some of the drugs will cause your brain and body not to work right. Some of the drugs may even cause you to die.

When you are sick, your parents take you to the doctor and the doctor may prescribe drugs to make you well. These drugs are medicine and the amount and kind is made up especially for your body.

To stay healthy and safe, say NO to Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and all other

Drugs except medicines prescribed for you by your doctor.

Help your friends stay healthy and safe, too – Send a Message.

Stay Alcohol Free – Stay Tobacco Free – Stay Marijuana Free – Stay Drug Free


· Contest eligibility: Student in Kindergarten thru 12th grade.

· Enrolled at Westminster Public Schools of Westminster, Colorado

· Contest is open to a student’s creativity (a poster, sculpture or digital art, etc.)

which captures positive awareness and healthy drug free education. Poster size

needs to be between 8 1/2”x11” and no larger than 20”x30”.

· Only one entry per student & must be created by student.

· Student Artist’s first & last name, school’s name and student’s grade level

MUST be clearly printed on contest entry (back of poster, bottom of sculpture,

in the digital entry transfer).

· Art contest entries are collected at artist’s school of enrollment by Deadline:

Friday, May 6th.

· Prizes will be awarded to winners. Additionally, artists and their works will be

featured by the Creative Arts Pipeline.

· All Entries will be judged on creativity presentation of message. Artist may attach

a short note of explanation to their entry (not required).

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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.