Lower School News

Volume 21, Issue 13, November 22, 2016

Upcoming Events

Wed., Nov. 23 - Mon., Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving Break, no school

Fri., Dec. 2 - School picture retakes (for families that purchased pictures)

Thurs., Dec. 8 - Parent meeting with CSAGH school board at 7:00pm, church auditorium

Fri., Dec. 9 - K-6 Lower School Christmas Concert at 7:00pm. Students report at 6:30pm.

"Save Around" Coupon Book Fundraiser

WSCA is doing an all-school fundraiser for student activities such as field trips, retreats, and on-campus activities. "Save Around" coupon books, order forms, and informational flyers were sent home with K-12 students on November 22, and we hope you will show them to your friends and family over Thanksgiving break. The books sell for $25.00 and are filled with coupons for the greater Harrisburg area. You can even go online and order books for other cities. There are prizes for students who sell certain amounts of books, including a limo ride, pizza party, and opportunities to grab CASH! We hope you will support our school and participate in this great fundraiser.


The Bible Baptist Church congregation voted on the offer from the Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg (CSAGH) to acquire West Shore Christian Academy. We are pleased to tell you that 88% of the members present voted in favor of the acquisition, which gives approval for CSAGH to move forward with acquiring WSCA. We encourage you to save the date for Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00pm for a parent meeting with Phil Puleo, Harrisburg Christian School Headmaster, and representatives of the CSAGH Board, who will present the vision for HCS and WSCA going forward. The meeting will be held in the church sanctuary. We are excited for the future of West Shore Christian Academy and Harrisburg Christian School and their impact on Christian Education in Central Pennsylvania.

CATS Prayer Team

The CATS prayer team now has an email address, catsprayerteam@westshorechristian.org. It is our privilege to pray for our school community, so we encourage parents, students, faculty and staff to email your prayer requests to us so that we can lift them before the Throne of Grace. The email address will be posted in both buildings as a reminder and the account will be checked each day for requests. Prayer requests may also be placed in the boxes located in both school offices. Please get other's permission before giving a prayer request for them. May God be pleased and glorified as we pray for each other. We would love for you to join us in prayer on Thursdays at 2:00 in the Lower School.

Race for Education Date Set

2017's Race for Education will be held on Friday, April 21st. As in past years, this will be a school wide event and an important one for our school. This event has a goal to raise $60,000 and we hope to have widespread and enthusiastic participation! It's a great way to do our part for the health and longevity of WSCA. Parents - we hope you will choose to be involved either in pre-race prep or on-site on race day. For those of you who have been involved before you know it is a great day! To learn more about how you can help please contact Rebecca Kipe at rferaceday@westshorechristian.org. Please specify as to whether you would like to help on race day or leading up to the 21st.

Sign up for Giant A+ Rewards!

Did you know that Giant gives away $3,000,000 annually to local schools through the Giant A+ Rewards program? We are asking each family to help register FIVE bonus cards to WSCA with a goal of 1000 cards! How about your neighbors, grandparents, and your church family? The program runs from October-March and does not affect the gas points program. There are two ways to register: Call 1-800-275-2758 or visit http://www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus (look for "For Customers" and "Register Your Card." Enter your card info and then enter WSCA's code: 20565. If you need assistance, email Molly Miner at molgailminer@hotmail.com.