PTF Tag

Thanks to the partnership of our PTF and alumnus, John McKay ’98, students in Kenya have new clothes to wear to school. The clothes come from our uniform bank. Because our PTF manages the clothing donations, they sort through the uniforms given. PTF set aside the older and non-compliant pieces and then deliver them to John. When John visited Kenya last month, he personally delivered three 50-pound bags to children in need. If it weren’t for a local pastor, Pastor Shigonde, these children would be living on the streets in Nairobi and in grave danger. Since these children have no family,...

As excitement builds for the end of the school year, PTF is currently preparing for three receptions. Every year, WA has a promotion ceremony for fifth grade and eighth grade and then concludes the school year with Baccalaureate and Commencement. PTF encourages any willing parents to assist in the receptions if they are able. In addition, high school students who are willing to help will receive community service hours. There are six opportunities to serve with an average time commitment of an hour and a half. Your help is very much appreciated!...

Since Teacher Appreciation Week begins Monday, May 7, the Westminster Academy Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is planning a luncheon to honor our teachers. Every year, this event is a blessing to our teachers and staff. PTF will have the luncheon catered, but you can help by bringing in a homemade dessert Monday morning, May 7, to bless our teachers. PTF Volunteers will be at the Lower School drop-off line to collect all baked goods. Upper School students can bring their baked goods to the office. Specialty desserts or family favorites are greatly appreciated. Sign-up to bring a dessert or volunteer to serve at...

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 ptf@wa.edu and thank you for your support!...

Written by Daniel Lafferty ’18 On Wednesday, August 30, new parents gathered in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall to share breakfast together and learn about the new journey that their family is about to embark on at Westminster Academy. The new parents were greeted by WA’s talented senior, Olivia Gaus, beautifully playing the violin, followed by 8th-grade student, Pauline Baxter, who sang “Unstoppable God” while playing the piano. WA seniors, Jessica Nava and Chase Perry, presented their personal testimonies about the impact WA has made on their lives. Parents then had the opportunity to hear from Mr. Satterly and our principals, Mr....