WCA – weekly updates newsletter – week of Friday, January 19

Here’s this week’s news and updates!

1. Basketball Letter from the athletics director (also practice schedule)

Dear fellow WCA Parents,

I just wanted to update you on the progress of our budding sports program. With a fun and successful soccer season under our belts, we took a break for Christmas and this week started up two new basketball teams for the first time in years! 

Leading up to this were dozens of phone calls, emails, and meetings trying to locate gym space in this central Vermont area chock full of teams of all ages starving for gym time. Mrs. Johnston and I have been in contact with with AD’s and administrations from Barre Town, BEFC, Montpelier Rec, St Monica’s, the LDS at our old facility on Vine Street, Spaulding, the Barre Auditorium, as well as the Orange, Washington, and Berlin Elementary Schools. 

Orange Center School’s administration has been very gracious, and offered us time slots, but we have had multiple issues already with their schedule not reflecting the actual usage. This has caused the rollout of our first week’s practice schedule to be quite bumpy.

In addition, Mrs. Johnston and I, being new volunteers to our rolls have had to be trained on and get permissions set up in grade link so we can communicate effectively with you all. I want to extend my sincere thanks to Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. Hunt, and Mr. Lenahan for working through this process diligently and getting these issues resolved. You should see improvement going forward on the timeliness of communications as a result. Mr. Lenahan is also working on updating the website so the current schedules are always easily accessible there!

I want you all to know that I know from experience how frustrating being on the receiving end of these kinds of issues can be. I also know that being in the dark about why things are so bumpy adds to the frustrations, so I wanted to let you how many challenges our team has overcome just to get here! 

Looking forward, we are still in negotiations with several of the venue administrations, so we will have to ask for your continued patience as we work through the schedules (and sometimes the clerical shortcomings) of other organizations to make this program happen for our kids. These kids are so amazing! They are worth it all, and after watching Coach Jay and the assistant coaches work with the kids, for the first two practices, I know they will learn a whole lot and have a ton of fun! 

So, please keep the faith, and continue to extend your love and patience to us, your fellow parent volunteers, who are working hard to make this all work! Please free to email me anytime and share any concerns, frustrations, or questions you might have.

Lastly, I want to especially recognize Mrs. Johnston, who has worked tirelessly and cheerfully on solutions for every obstacle. Without her energy and passion, WCA would be a much less wonderful place. Please give her a huge thank you next time you see her!

We love you all! 

Go Websterville Warriors!!

God bless!

Michael Schumacher
Athletic Director
Websterville Christian Academy

Visit the basketball post for updated practice times…

2. 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! CLICK HERE

3. WCA is still taking registrations for the second semester!

Our school is still taking registrations for the second semester! Do you have family or friends that are interested in an alternative to their current educational situation? Spread the word about WCA! It’s not too late to register for even this year! Send them to our website: wcavt.org

4. Little Flocks 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:

CLICK HERE

5. Battle of the Books!

Battle of the Books is underway! We currently have several students reading, reading, reading! Each student entering the battle has until March 15th to complete the books on the list for their grade level. Then they will have the opportunity to battle it out with all the others by answering questions in a Jeopardy style game. The winner will receive a book of their choice (school approved) and a ribbon. In this way, we hope to inspire a much needed love of reading. 

6. Exam make-ups

Exam week is over, however we still have Monday and Tuesday to make up exams for those who have missed days due to illness. 

Semester two begins on Monday, January 22nd, and  report cards will be going home with students on Friday the 26th. We are already half way through the year!

7. Ice skating field trip for 7th-12th grade gym class

There will be an ice skating field trip for 7th-12th grade on Tuesday, January 23rd. Please make sure your student has their permission slip turned in and the winter gear requested by Mrs. Johnston! We will be back at the school for dismissal. 

8. YEC trip coming up

Students and chaperones will be leaving for the YEC Retreat on Friday, January 26th. Please be praying for a blessed time at this event.

9. CareNet Pregnancy Center bottle drive

The Central Vermont Pregnancy Center bottle drive fundrtaiser will begin next week. This is a low maintenance fundraiser we participate in each year to help support this local ministry. All you need to do is bring in loose change, bills, or even a check made out to CVPC and add it to the giant baby bottle in the sanctuary. This helps support women facing unplanned pregnancies, with information, material resources, and support. Every coin counts!

10. FIRESIDE YOUTH bowling night…this Sunday!

Fireside Youth (he youth group of Websterville Baptist Church – 6th-12th grade) is going bowling this Sunday, January 21, from 6-8 PM. Bring money for bowling, and Mr. Lenahan will provide the pizza! See you at Twin City Family Fun Center!