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WCA JULY 2021 SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

HAPPY 4th of July!

Parents, please share this newsletter with your students! This will help them feel empowered, challenged, and encouraged as a vital part of our WCA Family!

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Congratulations!! to all of our students and parents for their hard work and combined efforts and commitment to complete their school year! We are so proud of you!

For those students who are nearing the FINISH LINE, keep up the GREAT WORK! Patience and persistence combined with your efforts will enable you to successfully complete your school year! You can do this!

Meet the Principal in Wyoming!

“I want to meet as many WCA families as I can!!!” Mr. Gillingham

Jeff Gillingham, the Principal and Administrator of WCA, and the GILLYGIRLS BAND, will be traveling through out Wyoming the month of July. See the Concert Schedule below!

The GILLYGIRLS BAND are Jeff’s daughters and WCA students. Come show your support and get to know them. You’ll be pleasantly entertained and encouraged as they share their hearts and their talents.

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The GillyGirls Band, mix results in high-energy, old-time country (complete with yodeling) and gospel music. In their vintage inspired dresses and cowboy boots, these charming, young ladies bring refreshing wholesomeness to performances! The four sisters, Savannah & Morgan age 17, and Hailey & Jillian, age 15, call themselves an Americana, Bluegrass band. Growing up on a 5-Generation family ranch in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills has given them a love for all things country, and that includes traditional American music. It is easy to forget they haven’t done this for long. They make it look effortless and fun!

They all contribute vocally, in a style that makes us love tight sibling harmony. Savannah plays fiddle, sings harmonies and does arrangements for the band while Morgan plays bass and trades between lead and baritone vocals. Her younger sister, Hailey is the guitarist and sings lead and tenor vocals. Jillian, sings and plays mandolin, but can move effortlessly to bass or banjo. You are in for a treat if they perform a Capella!

The band released two albums in 2019, which brings the total to three. As well as numerous awards won through the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association, they recently received the honor of First place in a local, “Country Music Talent Search”! They have been performing since 2015, at numerous festivals, camps, churches, schools, rodeos, libraries, the World Ag Expo, historical and folklore society concerts, many private events, and on live radio as well as with the team of the KMPH Fox 26 Morning Show, based in Fresno and more. Central Californians heard them during the Fresno premiere of the Ken Burns’ PBS Documentary film “Country Music”. They impressed a full theater and producer Ken Burns himself said, “We will be seeing them at The Grand Ole Opry soon.”

They also recently won 3rd Place in the KSNU Youth Bluegrass Competition in Silver Dollar City, in Branson, Missouri.

If they are not yet scheduled to come to your town, just book an event in your community or church.

Booking Information:

Danette Gillingham Tel: (559) 250-0941 / ggband4@gmail.com

Welcome to the GILLYGIRLS BAND CONCERT SCHEDULE.

Check the dates and come hear them sing and play!

If you have any questions, or just want to say hello, be sure to email us at ggband4@gmail.com

Sun, JUN 27 – North Country Bluegrass & Folk Club – Bluegrass Resurrection Event Valley Center, CA

Sat, JUL 3 – Private Event Cody, WY

Sun, JUL 4 – Cody Rodeo Cody, WY

Sat, JUL 10 – GillyGirls Concert Lander, WY

Sun, JUL 11 – Sunday Morning Worship Lander, WY

Tue, JUL 13 – Concerts in the Park – Sheridan, WY

Sat, JUL 24 – Concerts in the Park – Greybull, WY

Thu, JUL 29 – Concerts in the Park – Cody, WY

Sun, AUG 1 – Rock Springs EV Free Church Concert, Rock Springs, WY

Fri, AUG 6 – Bluegrass in the Park, Clovis, CA

Fri, AUG 13 – Friday in the Pines, Shaver Lake, CA

Mon, SEP 6 – Mariposa Fair Concert , Mariposa, CA

REQUEST A SHOW IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

2021 Enrollment Special

Referrals: If you are a current family and refer a new family; you will receive a free month of tuition on one of your students, if the new student is in good standing for 3 months.

New Referred Families: You will receive 50% off of the registration fee, plus 15% off the full year tuition, if it is paid in full by July 15th.

Full Time Pastor’s Families receive 20% discount off tuition only. Siblings discount still applies.

Re-enrollments: Pay the FULL YEAR TUITION and receive 15% off of the tuition if paid in full by July 15th. Veteran, military, ministry and siblings discounts apply.

WCA offers Open Enrollment!

Your student/s can enroll at any time. We are here to assist you. Our office is open Mon-Fri 8-4 PST. Let’s chat! Just call: 800-868-5839 or 559-475-8553.

Introducing WCA
2020-2021
10th grade student

Emmy Piszczek

This family chose WCA for all 4 of their children!

Read through the newsletter

to find out WHY.

Emmy’s parents thoughts…

“Everyone should know how wonderful you guys are! You really make a difference in not only the kids life’s, but parents as well.”

“Thank you. The school is such a big help and you walk beside us through it all we really appreciate all of you!”

It’s Time for our Next Virtual Field Trip!

Have you ever wondered how food goes from the field to the grocery store?

Let’s go visit

BRIGHT FARMS!

It’s pesticide free and no hands ever touch their produce.

EATING FRESH IS BEST

Most salads arrive at supermarkets 5-7 days after harvest, after having travelled thousands of miles, losing vital vitamins, nutrition, and freshness along the way. Their produce is grown locally, picked at the height of freshness, and delivered to supermarkets within hours of harvest. It’s the next best thing to growing it yourself!

Click on the Live Cam Button below!

Read all about this amazing place!

A farm grower in Irvington, NY shows kids how food goes from the field (in this case, an indoor grower) to the grocery store. There’s even a brief quiz at the end!

Bright Farms Virtual Field Trip is an interactive tour that’s designed to teach kids, parents and teachers about indoor farming!

Their Grower Charlie will take you through their greenhouse as you discover how Bright Farms brings fresh, tasty and delicious local produce to your neighborhood supermarket.

This video is perfect for students, parents and teachers that are looking for a fun field trip from the comfort of your home!

Just Click on the Button below! Let’s Go!

About WCA …

Western Christian Academy has been serving families for over 37 years. Distance Learning, Online education, Remote Learning, Homeschooling, whatever you call it, and just plain learning is NOT NEW to our school. We have been equipping students for many years to “think outside of the box” and to become the men and women God wants them to be, prepared to lead their families, their communities and their world.

With WCA, students are guided through the lessons at their own pace, giving them the chance to master concepts at their ability, instead of being rushed through, which makes further learning impossible.

This allows students more time when they need it but it also ensures that when a student quickly learns a topic, they are allowed to move on to the next, so no time is wasted.

WCA is a home for ideas, discovery, spiritual growth, and engagement—intellectual pursuits that our students and their families treasure. Our academic offerings are buoyed by our warm and welcoming, teachers and staff.

At WCA, students explore and extend their abilities, test their ideas, question assumptions, grapple with moral issues, develop critical thinking skills while at the same time, acquiring the vital tools to be positive and productive citizens, who are equipped to change their world. Led by exceptional and caring Christian teachers, our students are encouraged to grow and become all that God wants them to be.

So if you are looking for a fresh new start for your student/s or are already on board, it is never too late to provide hope for your students by ensuring they receive the support and individualized curriculum needed to ensure their success!

Every day is a new beginning! It’s never too late!

Congratulations!! to some of our recent

WCA 2020-2021 Graduates!

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!

Kindergarten Graduates

William Goheen

Tyler Hilton

Koa Kuethen

Matthew Marsh

Daniel Nunnally

Miles Piszczek

Hayden Pommerening

Kaden Rourke

Trey Styles

Rayvin Suggs

Michael Tronaas

Cannon Uhler

Middle School Graduates

Analynn Bester

Oakley Contino

Olivia Curtis

Carson Hildre

Rivir Johnson

Lily James

Blaise Lange

Makayla Mcleod

Deanda Mccullough-Lamping

Ethan Muccio

Brynn Piszczek

Howard Swift

Jamison Swift

Emily Venegas

High School Graduates

Kamryn Berkes

Kelly Clair

Abigail Fink

Morwenna Parchman

 

WCA Kid's Korner...

Kid’s Korner is looking for YOUR funnies!

Ok, Kiddo’s…to see YOUR FUNNIES featured in our WCA Newsletter, just scan and email them to admissions@westernchristianacademy.com

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Parents, is your child actively engaging with his/her teachers when needing assistance?

Did you realize that all Teacher on Call students can request a pre-recorded VIDEO addressing any specific skill, so that they can watch it repeatedly to reinforce that skill or concept?

Also, your student can request assistance via phone calls, email, messaging, SKYPE (with or without video), Google Meet, or any other means of communication.

“Does your child know the right question to ask? Does your student know the right person to request help from… to get the right answers? “

Our teachers are available to assist our students with instruction, mentoring, and the development of life skills through the academic process.

If your student is struggling, please encourage them to ask for help!

WCA is here for YOUR STUDENTS.

KID'S BOOK CORNER

JUNE BOOK LIST FOR LITTLE KIDS

For 4 to 8 years old – Just in Case You Ever Wonder, written by Max Lucado

This book assures children of God’s love through all their experiences—including during hard times such as being afraid of the dark or being bullied—and gives assurance that the parent was there when they were first born and will be with them even in heaven.

From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes Just in Case You Ever Wonder, the classic children’s book that has made its way into hearts and story times around the world. This award-winning book about the love between a parent and child

· has sold 1.7 million copies, touching lives for more than 25 years;

· now includes new, breathtaking art from Eve Tharlet;

· is perfect for children ages 3–7; and reminds children of Jesus’ unconditional love.

Whether you have treasured this classic book for years or are reading it for the first time with your little ones, this timeless reminder of the love between a parent and a child—and ultimately, between God the Father and us—will come to hold a special place in your heart and home. Children long to hear they’re special and loved.

Just in Case You Ever Wonder assures them that as they grow and change, in both good and bad times, you—and their heavenly Father—will always be on their side . . . just in case they ever wonder.

Parents you can find this book in your local Christian bookstore or Amazon. Support your local Christian Bookstores if you can or soon you may find that we do not have them anymore.

Meet the Staff

Introducing WCA Math Teacher…

Janet Chung

My name is Janet Chung and I am a Math teacher at Western Christian Academy. I have an Associative Degree from Porterville College (CA) where I grew up.

After transferring to Colorado Christian University, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. I almost minored in science and music but instead minored in Biblical studies. Next, I earned a Master’s Degree in secondary Education at Arizona University.

I enjoy learning and am inquisitive about the world around me. I research everything new that I see and do not know about. For hobbies, I enjoy gardening and hiking. I also run 5 K Marathon races.

I love God, the Bible, and my local church. At my church I have helped with Vacation Bible Study and teaching Sunday School as well as helped lead the music portion of our worship service. My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11.

My husband Jeff is a firefighter for a local volunteer fire department. We have been happily married for nearly 12 years. We also have a dog whose name is Buddybear.

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