Posts Tagged ‘Lower School’

Re-Enroll Now!—Fee Increases March 1

February 22, 2018 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

re-enrollmentWe would like to thank the many families who have already completed the re-enrollment process. With the current response to re-enrollment and the significant interest in Westminster Academy by new families, we expect some grade levels to reach capacity quickly.

Therefore, if you have not already done so, please confirm your re-enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. Starting Thursday, March 1, the re-enrollment fee will see an increase by $100 and will continue to each month thereafter.

Simply log into ParentsWeb and select Family Information, then Enrollment/Re-enrollment. Please ensure that all information is correct and up-to-date (contact information, occupation, church membership, etc.). The current re-enrollment fee is $300 but will increase after next Wednesday, February 28.

You may review the 2018–2019 Tuition ScheduleStudent Activity Fee Schedule, and School Calendar.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers and faithful commitment to scholarly Christian education at Westminster Academy!


Purchase Tickets For The Auction Next Friday!

Screen Shot 2018-02-21 at 1.38.15 PMCome Away with WA for our annual dinner auction next Friday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $40 per guest or $350 for a table of ten. If you are unable to attend, you may register to bid from anywhere. (Live auction and fixed priced items excluded.) Online registration will close next Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00 p.m., so please visit today to purchase tickets and preview items! This week’s featured item is a Fox Sports Behind the Scenes Experience!

Our auction theme is Adventure Awaits, so dress for your dream destination, but most importantly be you and be comfortable! Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church is providing on-site childcare available for PK3 through 5th-grade children for $15 (includes dinner). Reservations must be made in advance at

We have already raised over $20,000 through corporate sponsors and would like to recognize our Title Sponsor, Freeman Orthodontics, and First Class Sponsors, A2 Events and Tabletop. All proceeds raised at the auction will be designated to fund the complete renovation of the Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center, benefitting every Lower and Upper School student. For more information, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at

Fifth Grade Biscayne Nature Center Visit

February 22, 2018 Posted in: Academics Tags: ,

Biscayne-Nature-CenterEarlier this month, the fifth-grade class ventured off to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center on a seagrass adventure. There the students dragged nets in the seagrass to discover a collection of sea life. There was sea life of all shapes and sizes living in the seagrass. From seahorses to sea urchins, pipefish to starfish, the variety of sea life was an amazing discovery. The naturalist guide then identified each species, making sure everyone got a good look before gently releasing the catch. These seagrass beds are a rich ecosystem, and this was fun for all, as they discovered a net full of God’s creation.

Second-Grade Spelling Bee

February 22, 2018 Posted in: Academics Tags:

IMG_6408Wednesday, February 21, Westminster Academy held our second-grade spelling bee. The students were well-prepared and excited to show their spelling expertise. After 16 rounds of intense competition, Greta Harms won the spelling bee. Words that were spelled correctly and led to the final round were: “bicycle,” “lazily,” and “cattle.” Kate Hajduk came in second place, and Jade Engen-Ruiz won third place.

Second Grade Spelling Bee:

First Place: Greta Harms
Second Place: Kate Hajduk
Third Place: Jade Engen-Ruiz

Spelling Bee Participants:

Drew Barbar
Jamil Boctor
Jade Engen-Ruiz
Kate Hajduk
Greta Harms
Jaxon James
Jacari Jones
Angelina Maceda
Alejandro Rivera
Penelope Scasserra
Janelle Stervil

Featured Auction Item: New York City Getaway

Join us for our annual dinner auction, Adventure Awaits, on Friday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall! Click here to reserve your tickets or table. On-site childcare is available for PK3 through 5th-grade children for $15 (includes dinner). Reservations must be made in advance at

This week’s featured item is a New York City Getaway! Enjoy three nights at The Dominick in a one bedroom family suite located on one of the hotel’s top floors, offering breathtaking views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline.

Tomorrow, February 16, is the deadline for students to receive participation credit for acquiring an item or gift card. Download the acquisition form here.

  • The lower school grade with the most participation will have an ice cream party.
  • All middle school students who acquire or make a donation will be allowed to wear jeans on March 2.
  • All high school students who acquire or make a donation of a $25 gift card/item will receive two hours of community service for each $25 gift card/item with a maximum of 6 community service hours.

For more information, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at

WA Field Day For Lower School

February 15, 2018 Posted in: Athletics Tags:

field-dayStudents from kindergarten to third grade enjoyed a beautiful day on the field Monday, February 12, while participating in this year’s WA Field Day. This event was a huge success that allowed the students to compete in various activities and games against other classmates from their grade. While there was still an element of competitiveness, this year’s event was to promote physical activity, instead of solely on winning each event.

The students competed in the following events:

    • An obstacle course
    • Sack and three-legged races
    • Sports-themed games
    • Relay races
    • Jump roping and hula hoop

Thank you to Coach Lewis, Coach Wheeler, and all of the parent volunteers who made the event possible.

New Hours For Uniform Bank

February 15, 2018 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

In an effort to serve our WA families better, the PTF Uniform Bank is now open five days a week, either in the morning or at the end of the school day. The PTF Uniform Bank sells gently used uniforms donated throughout the year for $5 per item. Proceeds subsidize PTF events, including the upcoming Teacher’s Appreciation Luncheon, Teacher Gifts, and Baccalaureate Reception.

The Uniform Bank Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

For additional questions, please email and thank you for your support!