WCA – weekly updates newsletter – week of Friday, April 5

Here’s this week’s news and reminders!

THIS WEEK’S NEWS…

1. WCA is kicking off a track and field team!


The WCA Athletics Department is launching a track and field team for students in grades 7-12 this spring. They welcome all students, regardless of prior experience, to join and learn together. Check out the details:

2. Parent-teacher conferences

This is a friendly reminder that our spring parent-teacher conferences are quickly approaching! Friday, April 12th, the afternoon hours are free to meet with your child’s teacher. These are not mandatory, however, it is a good opportunity to touch base, especially if you have any questions or concerns. If you have not already heard from your teacher and would like to meet, be sure to connect and schedule a time! Remember, Friday, April 12th is an early dismissal (11:30 a.m.) to allow time for conferences.

3. Free breakfast for achievement testing week

Achievement testing this year will be May 6th-May 10th. It is important for students to get a good night’s sleep and to have healthy food for meals and snacks. As a way to help support our valued families, we will be offering a FREE breakfast for all students that week. There will be limited items such as biscuits, sausages, and orange juice available. Breakfast will be served for a short time in the cafeteria between 7:20-7:50 so make sure you are here in time to grab some goodies if you are interested!

Students must sign up for breakfast to ensure we have enough. Parents should email Diane Hallenbeck (diane.hallenbeck@wcavt.org) with their students name by April 30th. Again, it is free, we just want to make sure we have enough available 

4. Student of the week and honors awards

Friday, April 5th we had an awards ceremony for honors, high honors, and students of the month. Here are the results:

Honors (A’s and B’s)

Mackenzie Driscoll, Meegan Fortier, Molly Hunt, Sofie Sheridan, Oliver Collins, Chandler Cripps. Xzavier Stridesburg, Tenley Driscoll, Jaxon O’Connor, Lauren Trombly, Jonah Ainsworth, Ellis Boudreau, Senait Brett, Lyla Cook, Emma Schumacher, Kennedy Hunt, Rosie Durkee, and Bradly Thurston.

High Honors (all A’s)

Josiah Ainsworth, Colin Boudreau, Kermit O’Meara, Trent Austin, Annabel O’Meara, Sawyer Trombly, Adelynn Dessureau, Marilyn O’Meara, Tristan Read, and Samuel Brett.

Students of the Month (Good character, academic excellence, and/or significant improvement)

Ben Jones, Sarai Fortier, Liam Hoffman, Halle Bowman, Mackenzie Driscoll, Carys Read, Sawyer Trombly, Tenley Driscoll, Kuba Pavlik, Tristan Read, Lyla Cook, and Bradly Thurston.

Here’s some photos from the ceremony:

THIS WEEK’S REMINDERS…

1. Solar eclipse – April 8th – WCA plans

On Monday, April 8th, 2024, there will be a solar eclipse over the United States, with our area in Vermont experiencing totality around 3:30 PM. Despite initial plans for a school activity day, school will be canceled as per state guidelines. Instead, a space-themed day will be held on Friday, April 5th, featuring costumes, educational activities about solar eclipses, and a space-themed movie to prepare for the event.

2. Hot lunch ordering!

We are very excited to announce two additional days each week that WCA will offer
hot lunch! Please read the letter from Head of School Susan Hunt for all of the details.

REMINDER… please sign your children up for hot lunch by Thursday of each week!

3. FAST application reminder

The FAST financial aid application process is open at this time. The application deadline is 5/30/2024.

4. Sonlight Kids’ Camp 2024 registration is now open!

Sonlight Kids’ Camp is a Christ-centered camp for school-aged children through the 6th grade. Do you want your child to have a summer they’ll never forget? Sign them up TODAY!

5. Little Flock Nursery and Preschool currently has openings in our 3 year old preschool room.

If you are looking for a nurturing environment We may be the place for your child. Here at
Little flocks Nursery and Preschool, close relationships are built to help young ones make a
smooth transition from family life to the life of the larger school community. We are
committed to offering a safe, secure, loving atmosphere for each child. We offer a phonics
– based pre-literacy program, mathematics, science, Bible time, and balanced play and rest time.

If you are interested or you have any Question please contact Kayla Ainsworth at kayla.ainsworth@wcavt.org or you can call 802-479-0141. Or visit our preschool page and fill out the contact form:

6. Legacy Banquet

Friday, May 10th is the new date for the banquet.  Invitations will be mailed or delivered shortly with information about the event and how to RSVP. We hope you will join us! This will be a dinner theater and the students have been working hard at recording some great material for all to enjoy. If you are not able to join us, but still want to donate to Websterville Christian Academy or sponsor a table, you can send your donation to WCA at P.O. Box 1, Websterville, VT 05678 or on our website at wcavt.org/give.

7. Fireside Youth is starting a study in Genesis

The youth ministry at Websterville Baptist Church is called “Fireside Youth. It focuses on junior and senior highers, but sixth graders are invited after Christmas! This year we are beginning a study in the book of Genesis.

8. Help WCA through the Hannaford Helps fundraiser!

Hannaford is running a fundraiser through June 1. Participating is simple…

  1. Download the app
  2. Look for the “Hannaford Helps” labels on the shelves while shopping
  3. Check out like normal
  4. Scan the code on the coupon at checkout

This will earn WCA money! We would appreciate any help you can give! Click the button below for more information on Hannaford’s site.

9. Save your cans and bottles for WCA!

Help support WCA by saving your cans and bottles and turning them in at Beverage Baron (411 N. Main Street in Barre). Simply tell them it’s for WCA.

10. Intent to re-enroll for the 2024-2025 school year

students have received an Intent to Re-Enroll form from their homeroom teacher. Please take the time to complete this form and return to school as soon as possible. We ask that all forms be returned by April 12, 2024. This is a non-binding form and is not a part of the official registration for next school year. This information is utilized to assist with planning for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Susan Hunt directly. Thank you for your time and attention.