A Word From Mr. Satterly—December 6, 2018

A Word From Mr. Satterly—December 6, 2018

Dear WA Community,

It’s a sign of the time when our Fine Arts students are in high‐demand this time of year. They are either busy entertaining dinner guests at the First Baptist Christmas Pageant, preparing for our own Lessons & Carols program on Tuesday night, or finalizing their trip to Epcot to perform in the Candlelight Processional. Before we simply dismiss all of this as typical holiday pageantry, consider what we are truly celebrating—Jesus coming to reclaim that which is His. Such an amazing gift!

In the spirit of that gift, we, in turn, look to give. It’s hard to imagine anything we wrap will convey the generosity of our Savior, but we attempt nonetheless to convey sincere appreciation in this season. This past #GivingTuesday, WA was the recipient of those generous gifts. We celebrated families giving to our Annual Fund for the first time, and the contributions exceeded our matching gift goal.

As you work down your Christmas list, please consider including Westminster Academy. Our Annual Fund serves to invest in people, strengthen programs, and enhance places on our campuses. One of the ways we invest in people is providing tuition assistance. For those who would otherwise be unable to afford a Christ‐centered education, financial aid is truly a remarkable gift. You may visit wa.edu/donate or mail a check to the school address. Please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, for more information on how you can support WA. Another way you can support our school is through prayer. The Prayer and Care Team of the Lions’ Parent Association created a prayer calendar covering the key areas of our school, along with Scripture. You can download it here as a guide to lift up our school community in prayer.

We value both your prayers and financial support during this season. Both will help WA usher in 2019 poised to continue challenging our students to become exceptional thinkers, learners, and leaders with a biblical and scholarly perspective for college and life.

Grace and Peace,

Joel-Signature

Joel T. Satterly
Headmaster