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College Planning 101—November 6

college-savings3Save the date! Parents of students of all ages, join us for College Planning 101 on Monday, November 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall. WA alumni, Philip Piedt ’07 of Benchmark Financial and John Novoa ’02 of Thrivent Financial, will be sharing strategies for saving and preparing for higher education. Early preparation is key, so we encourage parents of preschoolers through seniors to attend. As a college preparatory school, we are excited to offer this event presented by our alumni who want to give back to their alma mater which laid a foundation for the success they experience today.

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Scholastic Book Fair Ends Tomorrow

October 19, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags:

book-fairWritten by John Mills ’18

This week is the Scholastic Book Fair in the lower school media center, and we swung by to get the inside scoop from Mrs. White. “Kids’ll be visiting all week,” Mrs. White said. “They can shop and fill out a wish list, and then their classes will come back at least once so they can get the books on their wish list.” Parents are encouraged to come with their children after school. Students can buy books before school, but their parent must be with them after school to make purchases. “Kids love it. It’s a blast.” Parents are also invited to come on Thursday night with their kids to Family Night, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Every class has also decorated and customized a pumpkin based on their favorite storybook characters. On Family Night they come in and vote for their favorite pumpkin, and the winning class gets a book fair certificate. Parents can also bid on their favorite class pumpkins, and that money will go to the class. The money that’s raised from the book sales goes towards buying new books for the school library, “which is awesome,” Mrs. White added.

The book fair is for selling more than just books! Pointers, pens, shoe pencil-bags, stationery kits, and wand pens. “Everybody wants a gummy bear eraser,” she noted, “and they love the secret spy pens.” The book fair also has posters hung up for students to purchase. They have “sports posters, some video game, and kids show posters—all stuff that kids like.”

The PawPrint Is Now Available Online

October 19, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

2017 PawPrintThe PawPrint, which highlights the 2016–17 school, is hot off the press and headed to a mailbox near you! You should receive a printed copy in the mail within the next week or two. The PawPrint captures many aspects of the Westminster Academy experience and recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of students in academics, athletics, and the arts. Each story is a testimony to God’s workmanship.

Can’t wait for the mail? Click here to view/download the PawPrint.

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College Planning 101—November 6

college-savings2Save the date! Parents of students of all ages, join us for College Planning 101 on Monday, November 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WA alumni, Philip Piedt ’07 of Benchmark Financial and John Novoa ’02 of Thrivent Financial, will be sharing strategies for saving and preparing for higher education. Early preparation is key, so we encourage parents of preschoolers through seniors to attend. As a college preparatory school, we are excited to offer this event presented by our alumni who want to give back to their alma mater which laid a foundation for the success they experience today.

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HarvestFest & Candy Drive

harvestfest562HarvestFest is Wednesday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Festivities will include music, games, petting zoo, bounce house, and more! Admission is free!

Please bring in bags of individually wrapped candies that are kid-friendly. The middle school class that collects the most candy (by weight) will receive an Ice Cream Sundae Party. High school students will receive one community service hour for each bag of candy donated (two or more pounds, maximum of two hours).

HarvestFest Candy Drive

harvestfestHarvestFest is Wednesday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Festivities will include music, games, petting zoo, bounce house, and more!

Please bring in bags of individually wrapped candies that are kid-friendly.

College Planning 101—November 6

college-savings2Save the date! Parents of students of all ages, join us for College Planning 101 on Monday, November 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WA alumni, Philip Piedt ’07 of Benchmark Financial and John Novoa ’02 of Thrivent Financial, will be sharing strategies for saving and preparing for higher education. Early preparation is key, so we encourage parents of preschoolers through seniors to attend. As a college preparatory school, we are excited to offer this event presented by our alumni who want to give back to their alma mater which laid a foundation for the success they experience today.