WCA June 2020 Newsletter

Summertime is almost here. When we think of summer, we think of walks, hikes, swimming, biking, sports activities, and all types of vacation fun.

This summer, please take the time to “be there” for one another.

Gather everyone and just go for a walk at sunset. Teach your children the beauty of peaceful silence as together you journey through this life.

Important Upcoming Events

June 1 – August 14

Summer School

Introducing WCA 2020-2021
5th Grade Student
Ryan Carrasquillo And His Precious Family!

This family chose WCA!
Read through the newsletter
to find out WHY.

Time For Our Next Virtual Field Trip!

Are You Looking For Places To Go Or
Things To Do During These Changing

Let’s Go To Yellowstone National Park!

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Read all about this amazing place!

At 3,472 square miles—over 2.2 million acres—Yellowstone is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The vast majority of its territory is situated in Wyoming, but it also creeps into neighboring Montana and Idaho. Though not the largest of the United States’ national parks, it is noteworthy for its dense concentration of geysers, mud pots, steam vents and hot springs. According to UNESCO, which has designated Yellowstone a World Heritage Site, half of all the known geothermal features on the globe are nestled within the park.

Most popular geyser in the world, the Old Faithful geyser in the Yellowstone National Park. USA. (Credit: SunChan/Getty Images)

Of all of Yellowstone’s geysers, none is more iconic than “Old Faithful,” which is capable of spewing water 180 feet into the air. The geyser first earned its name in 1870, when a group of early explorers noted that it erupted roughly once every 60 minutes. Early park promoters even advertised Old Faithful as erupting “every hour on the hour,” but decades of earthquakes—including one in 1959 that measured 7.5 on the Richter scale—have since altered its network of underground fissures and caused it to slow down. These days, the gusher often takes breaks as long as 90 minutes between eruptions.

Exploring Yellowstone National Park makes for an incredible adventure. It’s a crown jewel in the U.S. national park system. And what better way to do it than ogling waterfalls, trekking through serene forests, and soaking up wildflower-strewn meadows? Lone Star Geyser Trail is one of those “off the beaten path” places in Yellowstone. It is the ideal choice when you want to escape crowds. The trail closely follows the Firehole River through a forest. This mostly paved path is also suitable for bikes. The car park and trailhead is just south from the Kepler Cascade.

Lone Star has one of the largest cones in Yellowstone (10 feet/3 m high) and erupts about every 3 hours. You can look forward to seeing 45-foot (14 m) high eruptions that last about 5 minutes. These are followed by a loud steam phase. You can hear the noise a mile away!

The trail finishes at the junction with Howard Eaton trail (which is part of Continental Divide Trail). From there you can continue to Shoshone lake (which would be a full day trip) or go to the other side to the Old Faithful Village.

Experience the wonder of the volcanoes, no matter where you are.

Just Click On The Button Below! Let’s Go!

Kindergarten Graduates

Oren Bennett

Isabella Droste

Virginia Dube

Scarlett Kirkpatrick

Scarlett Razo

Middle School Graduates

Wei Hao Cheong

Wei Xiang Cheong

Kiara Christensen

Graham Dempsey

Casen Gines

Cody Hayden

Phoenix Howell

Adven Tur Peleo

Hudson Trail

William Waln

Braeden Wilding

High School Graduates

Steven Barrick Jr.

Christian Boesch

Contessa Cser

Samarthya Daliya

Trent Firzlaff

Mason Hollingsworth

Thomas Kuerzi Jr.

Kylie Lund

Peyton McCarthy

Destiny Robinson

Mylee Welch

WCA Kid’s Korner…
Kid’s Korner Is Looking For YOUR Funnies!
Ok, Kiddo’s…Just Scan And Email Them To Us At Admissions@
To See Your FUNNIES Featured In Our WCA

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) or GOOGLE MEET.

“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!

Our teachers and teacher’s assistants are here for YOUR STUDENTS.


For 4 to 8 years old – Lizzi the Lioness

Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help! Encourage your little ones with the true meaning of bravery through the beautiful story of Lizzy the Lioness by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere.

Boys and girls will love the story of Lizzy, a little lion who must learn what it truly means to be brave in the face of hard things. When she sees someone in danger, Lizzy tries her best to help, but she quickly learns that sometimes being brave means asking adults for help.

By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help! You don’t have to be the biggest to be the strongest, and you don’t have to be the loudest to be the bravest. Show your children God’s truest definition of bravery with the timeless story of Lizzy the Lioness.

For Tweens, age 8-12, the NIV Adventure Bible is a great choice!

Take your kids on an adventure through God’s Word with the #1 Bible for kids!

The bestselling NIV Adventure Bible will get kids excited about reading the Scriptures! Kids will be captivated with the full-color features that make reading the Bible and memorizing their favorite verses engaging and fun. Along the way they will meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly they will grow closer in their relationship with God.

For Teens…Want to change the world?

Did you know… “You Were Made to Make a Difference?”

This adaptation of Outlive Your Life for teens offers practical tips youth can take out into their community to make a difference, plus real-life stories about those who have done just that. Teens learn that God can use them to make a difference right now. He wants to use them today, without waiting for them to be older, stronger, richer, or even more “together.” God can use their minds, their spirits, and their hands and feet to make permanent change for His kingdom.

Also included are valuable resources, interesting facts about the needy in the world and how little it takes to make a big difference, and other interactive elements such as journaling opportunities for writing personal ideas and service goals.

Teens will learn that their role in life is bigger than themselves, and that they’re not too young to make a difference for God.

Parents you can find these books 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 Corner

Introducing WCA Vice Principal/Academic Counselor

Tammie Barr

I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Ashford University, and have a Multiple Subject Credential through CSU, Fullerton (CalState Teach). Prior to joining WCA, I have worked as a preschool teacher, an instructional aide for special education, and a teacher for students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

My husband and I have a beautiful blended family of 6 children, and lots of animals located in the rolling hills of Auberry, California. When I’m home, I enjoy spending time with my soul mate, family, and friends. We spend our time running our cattle and bee ranch, along with selling fresh eggs, and vegetables from our garden in the summer. There is always a project to work on or something new to learn!

I joined the Western Christian Academy Family in the summer of 2016 as a teacher. Now, I am the Vice-Principal and the Academic Counselor for preschool through 8th grade. I enjoy working with all the families that join our community every day. I look forward to the new challenges that we face, and the lessons that we learn each day, as they are all blessings from above. May your life be blessed!

5th-Grade Student, Ryan Carassquillo!

Get To Know Ryan!

Ryan Carrasquillo Is A 12-Year Old Kind Young Man From Southern New Jersey. He Lives With His Parents, Brother, Grandmother, Dog, Three Ferrets, Three Guinea Pigs, Three Koi Fish, And The Occasional Backyard Rabbit. He Is Always Focused On Making Something Better Than When He Found It. He Brings This Kind Of Mentality Into The Classroom, Striving For Nothing Less Than 100%, And Always Seeking Ways To Do Better And Help Those Who May Be In Need.


When He Is Not Diligently Applying Himself To His Studies, Ryan Enjoys Spending Time With His Guinea Pigs, Playing Video Games, Reading, And Spending Time Outside Fishing, Going For Walks, Watching Wildlife, And Learning About Natural Methods To Accomplish Nominal Tasks.

As A Sport Enthusiast, He Is A Two-Time Trophy Recipient Of The Mt. Laurel, NJ Top Soccer Program. While All Of This Is Important To Ryan, His Focus Has Always Remained Academically And Religiously Charged, Which Was A Motivating Factor When He Chose To Attend The Academy Over Other Options.

As A Successful Student Of The Western Christian Academy (WCA), Under The Tutelage Of Ms. Jordan, Ryan Has Begun Exploring His Potential Future Careers. Ryan Is Currently Exploring His Potential Possibilities As A Veterinarian Focused On Small Animals.
Alternately, On The Business Side, He Is Motivated In Becoming An Entrepreneur With A Focus On Providing Locations Where Specialty Services Can Be Administered To Small And Exotic Animals.

While Both Are Clearly Great Choices, They Are Only Two Of Many More To Come With The Aid And Guided Insight Of Ms. Jordan And The Essential Teachers Of WCA.

While Both Are Clearly Great Choices, They Are Only Two Of Many More To Come With The Aid And Guided Insight Of Ms. Jordan And The Essential Teachers Of WCA.

About All Our Programs:

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.