WCA January 2022 School Newsletter
WCA Principal Jeff Gillingham is inviting you to
"CHAT WITH THE PRINCIPAL!"
Let's talk about ANYTHING that you want to!
These monthly ZOOM calls are a great way to learn more and ask questions. These meetings will be held on the last Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. PST.
If you are not already a member of our WCA Community Site, here’s how to join. Click the button on the right to join our WCA Community Site.
Next…please join our “CHAT WITH THE PRINCIPAL GROUP. Join the meeting at 5:00 p.m. PST on the last Thursday of the month. No password or passcode is required.
If you are already a member of our WCA Community Site, just JOIN THE “CHAT WITH THE PRINCIPAL GROUP.” No password is required.
Click the button on the left to Join the chat if you are already a member of our WCA Community Site.
Get to know our Principal! You can talk to him about ANYTHING!
Happy New Year 2022!
As we think of think of the New Year, we think of new beginnings and renewed hope! When I was a child, my favorite tradition around New Year’s Eve was thinking up new year goals and resolutions.
I remember being so excited to turn my dreams into realities — I felt so empowered and grown-up. You can too!
God is a God of fresh starts.
He is the author of the new chapter, the architect of the new design, the voice behind the new song. God knows the way forward. In His plan the prodigal gets a new robe, the weary find new strength, and the lonely find a friend.
Remember this: “No matter what kind of disappointment or grief or trouble or heartache you’ve encountered, God offers an opportunity to begin again.”
WCA is pleased and honored to offer your student/s a FRESH START! We are here to encourage and support you throughout this New Year! If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 800-868-5839.
Why WCA for My Child or My Children?
At Western Christian Academy, we have 37 years of experience empowering and equipping students so that they can become all that God wants them to be and all that they desire to become.
We believe that every student has unique God-given gifts and abilities and we help them by providing them with the tools which will enable them to become successful in every realm of their lives and in the world around them.
WCA offers your students a complete and all encompassing journey in education by providing them with the unique opportunity to grow with us from Pre-K through High School.
We recognize that education is about more than curriculum, it is about meeting our students and their families right where they are…TODAY!
Thank you for Choosing WCA as your trusted provider of excellence in Christian education.
We want to ensure that your student/s are prepared for their future in every way possible, and Because We Care!
A WCA 5th grader’s interpretation of Prov. 16:32. “Calm people are mighty, people that rule them selves can lead.” Wise words indeed!
Brynn & Miles's Family
School Choice ensures that each student can find a learning environment that allows them to be inspired, successful, and happy.
Learn more about WCA 8th Grade Graduate, Brynn and sibling WCA Kindergarten Graduate, Miles as you read through this newsletter!
Their other siblings are as follows:
4th Grade Student, Brooke Ann, and 11th Grade Student Emmy, are currently enrolled in WCA and moving forward!
Sean & Jennifer Piszczek have 4 children currently
enrolled in WCA.
Keep reading through this newsletter to learn more
about this special family
School Choice Week
January 23-29, 2021
School Choice is the process of allowing every family to choose the K-12 educational options that best fits their children.
Every child is unique, and all children learn differently.
That’s why School Choice is so important!
There has been a doubling of U.S. households that were homeschooling at the start of the 2020-2021 school year compared to the prior year. These numbers have continued to grow in the 2021-2022 school year.
It’s clear that in an unprecedented environment, families are seeking solutions that will reliably meet their health and safety needs, their childcare needs and the learning and socio-emotional needs of their children. Many families have chosen WCA to enhance their home education experience.
If you are considering online learning for the 2021-2022 or the 2022-2023 school year, then WCA is offering you the “BEST” in education, presented from a Biblical worldview, with individualized learning, at an affordable price.
Call our office at 800-868-5839. You can also go to our website at www.westernchristianacademy.com for more information.
Congratulations to our most recent WCA January 2021-2022 Graduate!
We are so proud of you!
Will YOU be NEXT?
Way to go James!
Design your own class ring and other graduation items.
How about rewarding your student/s with some school swag’?
Check it out! Just click on Jostens.
Please note that they need 6 weeks to process your order.
Attention California Families and Students:
We continue to be as vigilant as ever in California to protect your homeschool freedoms.
We have monitored and reviewed SB 276 and SB 714 (Pan, 2019). While SB 276 and SB 714 are an attack on parental rights, they are not changing the section that excludes home-based private school students (private homeschool students) from mandatory immunizations. This includes students who are enrolled in a home-based private school (whose family filed their own Private School Affidavit) and students enrolled in a Private School Satellite Program (PSP).
Home-based private school students are still excluded from the section of the law requiring immunizations.
We at WCA are not attorneys, and we are not giving out legal advice.
If you have further specific questions regarding this or any other legal issue, please contact Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), whose staff is available to answer legal questions for their members.
For more information, read HSLDA’s “Updates to California Immunizations Laws and Related Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements” published on September 20, 2016.
Home School Legal Defense Association: www.hslda.org (540) 338-5600. They can provide information regarding students from every state.
Save $20 on becoming a Homeschool Legal Defense Association member by using “Western Christian Academy” and group #5274691 on the linked membership form.
(This information is not intended to be, nor does it constitute the giving of legal advice.)
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me the
strength." Philippians 4:13
Does your student need a flexible schedule and affordable program?
It’s time to sign up for
Western Christian Academy!
“See to it that NO ONE misses the grace of God.” Hebrews 12:15
It’s not too late! WCA is accredited by NCA CASI. Our curriculum offers all of your core subjects and electives, CTE, many of which are available as part-time courses, while at the same time, providing your student with excellent college and career preparation.
Please contact WCA to obtain a list of our A-G Courses for your student. WCA offers all of the core subjects, electives, CTE, as well as provides excellent career and college preparation!
For more information call: 800-868-5839.
“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.”
WCA Important Upcoming Events
January 4 – School Resumes
January 10 – End of 1st Semester – Send in tests and logs.
January 17th – MLK Jr. Day – School Holiday
February 14 – Valentine’s Day – Give a hug to someone or show them that you love and appreciate them.
February 21st – President’s Day – School Holiday- WCA Office Closed! Pray for our leaders.
WCA places students at their functional level
without changing their grade level.
By doing so, this provides "Hope for the hopeless."
What Brynn's and Miles's parents are saying:
Note from a Parent:
Our family chose WCA because we strongly believe in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we wanted a curriculum that was focused around the same teachings and followed the Word of God. We enjoy camping and traveling. Summer months are spent visiting various State and National Parks. We also love Fall camping in Branson, MO. It is one of our favorite places to visit. During the Winter we head to Florida to escape the extreme Illinois cold. We look forward to the beaches, the swimming, biking and hiking and all of the outdoor activities that are usually put on hold during an Illinois winter.