Would you be willing to send a few letters to your friends and family on behalf of Westlake? The school will provide you with everything you need – just fill out the form below to request letters to be set aside for you in the office.
Join us for:
Carnival Games | Bonfire | Chili Cook-off Face Painting | Baking Contest
And so much more!
Come celebrate the harvest season with all your WCA family and join us for a night of food, fun, and games on Friday, October 25 at 5:30 PM.
Your participation is what makes this night a success; please donate items, volunteer to help, take part in contests, and invite your friends to join the festivities! All proceeds benefit the Senior Class Mission Trip. Please invite your friends & family. Click 2019 Harvest Fest to see the flyer that went home 10/14.
Order tickets for games, activities, and dinner no later than 3pm on Thursday, October 24th and save money. Games and activities cost between 1-5 tickets each. Dinner can be purchased with tickets or cash. Pre-paid tickets are 5 for $1. Tickets at the door are 4 for $1. Please see the office or your child’s flyer that was sent home for an order form. If you pre-purchase tickets they will be ready for you at the ticket table upon arriving at Harvest Fest.
If you sign up to serve or host a booth you will earn extra tickets! Earn 5 tickets for serving, mom & dad serving together earn 10 tickets, and one parent serving two shifts earns 10 tickets! Sign up online or on the flyer that was sent home.
Are you up for a little friendly competition? Sign up to participate. Each contest will have three winner categories. Your WCA friends will be the judges. Bring contest entries to the school lunchroom by 5:30 on the day of Harvest Fest and be sure to bring serving utensils. By popular demand, we will be compiling a list of recipes of this year’s entries! Join the following contests: Chili Cook-off (most spicy, most original, best tasting), Dessert Bake-off (best fall dessert, most unique, best tasting), and Pumpkin Decorating (best carved, most unique, best character).
As you can see it’s going to be a blast, so don’t miss out on this amazing event!
Want to help make this evening a success by serving? Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities!
Tuesday, October 8th from 4:30pm-8:30pm &
Wednesday, October 9th from 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 8 & 9, 2019, are set aside for Parent/Teacher conferences. We have made our teachers available 4:30-8:30 Tuesday evening and 9:00-12:00 Wednesday morning (no classes Wednesday through Friday at all). We are only scheduling conferences with core subject teachers. If you have a concern about a music, art, or PE class, please contact the school office at Info@WestlakeChristian.org or 847-548-6209 to schedule a separate conference.
Elementary Parents (PreSchool – 6th Grade):
To schedule a conference with an elementary teacher, please sign up on that teacher’s schedule sheet outside the school office. If you cannot make it in to do so, call or email the school office to schedule with an elementary teacher.
Secondary Parents (7th – 12th Grade):
We schedule individual conferences with secondary teachers. We set aside 15 minute blocks for each conference. To enable us to schedule your junior/senior high school conferences, we ask that you click the following link and fill out the on-line form (this online registration is for junior/senior high school students only). Please take care of this no later than Friday, October 4, 2019.
Westlake Christian Academy is looking forward to having our students’ grandparents visit us on Friday, September 20th. It is a great morning of celebrating our students and their grandparents. Special guests are welcome to attend if grandparents are not able to attend.
Note to Parents: Grandparents Day is a Late Start Friday (9–12) and a half day for everyone (no aftercare will be provided). Students should wear their normal uniforms.
Note to Grandparents: Our format has changed this year! Students will report directly to their classes in the morning, and grandparents are invited to head directly to the gym to join us for coffee. The program will begin promptly at 9am, so we recommend arriving a few minutes early.
8:45–9:00am (gym) – Coffee & Light Refreshments
9:00–10:15am (gym) – Special Music, Elementary Chapel
10:30–11:15am (classrooms) – Visit 1st Grandchild’s Classroom*
11:15–12:00pm (classrooms) – Visit 2nd Grandchild’s Classroom*
12:00pm – Dismissal from classrooms (if grandparent is present); Parents may pick up students from the Elementary Pick-Up Line along Slusser St.
*Grandparents with more than one student will have the opportunity to switch classrooms at 11:15am. Grandparents with only one student may stay with that student for the entire morning.
Click below to register your child’s grandparents or special guest for this event.
School Supply Season!
If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of the supplies required for all our grades, click here.
Our Parents Association has also arranged for online purchasing of school supplies, which you may order here.
We’ve created individual screen-sized images for you to save to your phone for ease of shopping. You can just save whichever ones you need.
Click here for a list of all the upcoming ABC Countdown Days & their descriptions.
ABC Countdown is for our Elementary Students Only.
If so, we’ve created three, free events just for you! Join us as we hear from three different experts in their field: a teacher, a counselor, and a team of speakers. They are all passionate about equipping you to parent your child and seeing your child discover their potential, value, and gifts.
These events are FREE and open to the public, no tickets or registration necessary. We are sure these events will inform you and resource you to grow as a parent. Each event is on a Monday night from 6:30 – 8:30 in our Westlake Gymnasium. Westlake is located at 275 S. Lake Street, Grayslake, IL 60030.
Do you have questions about these events? Please contact our Special Services Coordinator, Mrs. Chelsea Schopper.
Please join us at one of the following evenings:
|February 11: “Toxic Technology: How Screen Time Affects Our Brains and Our Bodies Adversely.”
Speaker: Mrs. Raquel Harris.
|March 4: “The Good Enough Parent.”
Speaker: Mrs. Carla Reyes-Laury, MA, LPC, White Stone Counseling Resources
|April 29: “Sexual Risk Avoidance.”
Speaker: Mr. Tony West and Mrs. Cory Huff, Healthy Choices
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Register for Parent University
This past Sunday morning, a group of Westlake students led worship and sang Christmas music for a church in Waukegan. It was a joy to see their enthusiasm shining for the church. Serving God is what we do, and this was just one way to show that spirit. You’ll read about another way below in this update. Our Savior, whose birth we celebrate at this time of the year, taught us this by His example: “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.” We are about raising disciples who will reflect Jesus Christ in thought, word, and deed.
Please fill out the following form online or (Download/Print) it and our admissions team will respond as soon as possible. Please give our admissions team at least a 5-business day window to complete your request.
I am excited to tell you that we have invited Mary Morgan, a Christian children’s author, to visit our school on Tuesday, May 8. She will be giving two dynamic presentations to our elementary students (K-1 at 9:50 and 2-6 at 10:25) about how she creates her stories. We hope this special event will promote literacy, encourage reluctant readers, and inspire our students to write more stories.
Below is her flyer, in case your child would like to purchase a signed copy of one of her books. By the way, Mrs. Krass has read some of this author’s books to her students over the years and they are always a favorite. Her mysteries are filled with twists, turns, and lots of cliffhangers.
Please try to return your order forms by Thursday, May 3, if possible. That way Mrs. Morgan will have time to personalize each book. She will also have extras for sale on Tuesday but finds it helpful to know how many books are being purchased in advance.
Thank you for partnering with us to promote literacy!