NewsFlash August 18, 2017

Welcome Back!
The first week of the 2017-18 school year is in the books. It’s hard to believe another school year is already upon us and in full swing. Faculty, staff, and students are settling in to their routines and looking forward to another great year.

We make every effort to be sure our students and parents are well-informed throughout the year. We do this by regularly sending out emails, text and the News Flash which is sent out in both paper form and electronically. Please take time to read through the News Flash because it contains important and often time-sensitive information regarding the happenings at WHCA.

Solar Eclipse
As you know, a solar eclipse is happening Monday, August 21. It is an exciting and possibly once in a lifetime event for many to experience. However, because of the potential danger involved in trying to view a solar eclipse, we will not be providing glasses for viewing or taking students outside during the eclipse.

If you would like to pick up your student early in order to participate in viewing the eclipse, we encourage you to do so. Students may leave as early as noon on Monday, August 21, without penalty; otherwise, the school day will proceed as normal with dismissal at the usual time.

2017 Yearbook
The 2016-2017 yearbook is almost done! Within the next week or so, we hope to be ready to send out information and a link regarding how to order and customize your yearbook. We are using TreeRing again. Their products are high quality, customizable, full-color, and best of all, affordable. You will place your order online and the books will be delivered to the school.

We take great pains to be sure that each student is represented throughout the yearbook as well as in their class section, but, of course, we can’t include every moment of a student’s school year. One of the best things about TreeRing is that each yearbook includes two customizable pages where you can add your own photos or choose others from the selection we have uploaded. A TreeRing yearbook is truly a great way to preserve memories from your child’s school year.

T-shirts and Hoodies
Please use the attached sheet to order your t-shirts or hoodies. Orders are due by Friday, September 1, 2017.

Parent Portal
Be on the lookout in the near future for new log-in information regarding our parent portal. We have a new system in place this year; therefore, your old log-in information is no longer valid. As usual, please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you may have regarding this or any other concerns.

Parenting Corner
John Rosemond, noted psychologist and family counselor, has some great advice for today’s parent. Please take time to watch this informative video. https://www.prageru.com/courses/life-studies/how-get-kids-listen