Coming up at West Creek ...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 ~ 8:30 AM

Come join us for our next General Session Meeting, held in the MPR!

West Creek Academy PTA
General Association Meeting AGENDA
September 27, 2022 8:30 AM

~AGENDA~
8:30-8:35—Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
8:35-8:40—President's Report
8:40-8:45—Principal's Report
8:45-8:50— Approval of Minutes
8:50-8:55— Secretary's Report
8:55-9:00—Treasurer's Report
9:00-9:40—Committee Updates

  1. Spirit Wear
  2. Book Fair
  3. Restaurant Night  
  4. Yearbook  
  5. Programs  
  6. Fun Run  
  7. Membership  
  8. STEAM Night  
  9. Talent Show  
  10. Reflections  
  11. Fall Festival  
  12. National Hispanic Heritage Month  
  13. Learning Disabilities Awareness Month  
  14. National Native American Heritage Month  
  15. Bully Prevention Week  
  16. Red Ribbon Week  
  17. Operation Gratitude  
  18. Communications  

9:40-9:45—New Business

  • School Funding Requests
  • Yearbook Sales

9:45—Announcements

  • Next Association Meeting, Tuesday, October 25th at 8:30am in MPR

9:45—Adjourn 

  • Learn more about PTA Association Meetings
    Each month, a general association meeting is held. All members are encouraged to attend. Events are discussed and reviewed, and any necessary actions are voted upon by the association. We also receive an update from our principal at these meetings. No childcare is provided, but we welcome all children to attend with their parents. Meetings usually last an hour.
Friday, September 30, 2022

Our September specially-themed Spirit Day is...

Favorite Sports/Jersey Day!

Wear your favorite sport/jersey attire, or dress in our school colors/Spirit Wear.  

  • Learn more about Spirit Day
    Every Friday is Spirit Day at West Creek Academy, where we invite you to pull on your West Creek Spirit Wear or wear our main school color of burgundy to show off your Wolf Pride! The third Friday of each month will have a special theme to go with our regular Spirit Day.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 ~ 7:45 AM - 10:30 AM

West Creek Academy PTA is thrilled to participate in the National PTA Reflections Arts Program.

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2022-2023 theme:

SHOW YOUR VOICE!

Create an Original Work

Only new and original works inspired by the theme: SHOW YOUR VOICE! will be accepted.

Enter in one or more of the following arts categories.

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

View the general rules for the program here.

Submit Your Entry

All digital works and/or performances can be submitted on a jump drive.

We will need volunteers to help ensure that collection goes as quickly and smoothly as possible for all. If you are available to lend a hand, please let our Reflections Chair know by sending her a message via the website contact form (select 'Reflections' from the pull-down). Thank you!

Entries are due in the West Creek Academy Multi-Purpose Room on Tuesday, October 11th between 7:45am and 10:30am. Your submission must include a completed and signed Student Entry Form, available here: Reflections 22-23 Student Packet.

In your artist statement, tell us about your work and what it means to you.

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)?
  • What/Who was your inspiration?
Judging Criteria

Volunteer arts and education experts review submissions without knowledge of the entrants’ identity. Judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill.

  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

 

 

  • Learn more about Reflections
    The Reflections Arts Program is a national arts recognition program sponsored by PTA. Students are given a theme and may choose to enter in one of the arts categories. Current categories include Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. All students who submit an entry are recognized at a West Creek Academy Reflections Gala. Winners in each of the categories will have their entries moved on to the SCV Council PTA competition. Winners from the Council level will move ahead to the 34th District PTA competition followed by the California State PTA level and ultimately the National PTA level. All students are encouraged to share their creativity and talent and participate in this worthwhile program.
Friday, October 14, 2022

We are excited to be able to bring back our annual FUN RUN FUNDRAISER!  On Friday, October 14, 2022, West Creek Academy PTA will host our annual Fun Run to have fun and raise funds to support West Creek Academy programs and activities.

The funds raised from the Fun Run Fundraiser will support programs including: our one-of-a-kind CalArts partnership/program, all student Field Trips, in-school Assemblies that our kids enjoy,  Scholastic News that teachers use, Family nights such as STEAM and Global Night, our annual Talent Show, Reflections Art program, Student Activities including sixth grade promotion, and more!

Students will be running and exercising their way around the school’s track while parents, teachers, and supporters line the track to CHEER them on!

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Get your child's Fun Run donation website set up TODAY!

Step 1: Set up your child’s donation website on PledgeStar as follows:

  • Go to http://pledgestar.com/westcreek
  • Enter your name and email address, then click Register
  • Follow the instructions on-screen
    **Funds received online will automatically be split among siblings.**

Step 2: When you finish, the system will email pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help. Remember only you and those you share the URL with can see this site.

Step 3: Have fun, watch your donations roll in and support your child’s education. If you collect checks or cash, please fill out this form when you turn them in by October 27th. Thank you!

Donation page FYI: The amounts for our individual, family, and school incentives are fixed, so why does your donation page goal keep changing each time a donation is made? The PledgeStar system automatically ups your goal to give visitors to your page more incentive to donate. Donation page goals do not factor in to our incentives program.

Our goal is for each child to raise $150! Please help and encourage your child to surpass his/her goal of $150! Every dollar counts!

NOTE: The last day to submit donations and pledges is Thursday, October 27th.

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Each student will receive awesome Fun Run incentives based on their fundraising!

Individual incentives:

  • Every Student: All students will receive a WCA T-shirt that will be distributed the morning of the Fun Run!
  • $25 raised: Brag Tag
  • $75 raised: all above, plus West Creek Academy Water bottle
  • $150 raised: all above, plus West Creek Academy Pennant
  • $225 raised: all above, plus West Creek Academy 'Plush' Wolfie

Family (combined) incentive:

  • $350 or more raised per family: West Creek Academy Brick that is engraved with your family name for our "Wolf Pack Legacy Path" in front of the school's courtyard area. Ordering information will be sent home when collection period ends.

Classroom Incentives:  

  • Classroom participation incentives: will be decided by each teacher
  • Classroom Incentive: If we raise at least $100,000, each teacher/class will receive $250 to be used for classroom/student needs.

Surprise “school wide” incentives to be announced throughout the fundraiser!

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***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS***

How Should My Child Dress for the Fun Run?
Parents, please dress your child in appropriate attire for the Fun Run. This would be similar clothing to that of a normal PE day including pants, shorts, tennis shoes, etc. We will have plenty of water available at Fun Run. Additionally, please do not forget to apply sunscreen prior to their arrival at school!

How Can I Help with Fun Run?
Sign up coming soon!

When Will My Child Get His/Her Participation Shirt?
Students will receive their participation shirts on Fun Run morning just prior to their grade level scheduled run time.

What is the Schedule?
Please feel free to join us and watch your child participate! Remember to check in at the office prior to joining us on the field. The schedule is as follows:

Schedule TBD

When Will My Child get His/Her Incentive Prizes?
The PTA is making an effort to distribute as many prizes as possible to our students as donations are received and recorded. We will endeavor to get prizes out weekly, as needed. Please remember the deadline for donation in order to receive incentives is October 27th.

  • Learn more about Fall and Spring Fundraisers
    Each year, the West Creek Academy PTA holds two major fundraisers -- one in the fall and one in the spring. We have held Fun Runs, Direct Donation campaigns, jog-a-thons, spell-a-thons, and put on a gala and auction evening. Each of these events has helped raise funds needed to support our music program, field trips, library needs, maintenance needs, emergency supply needs, assemblies, and more! We thank everyone for the continuing support!
Friday, November 4, 2022 @ 5:00pm

Friday, November 4th at 5pm

Let your talent shine on November 4th, 2022! Whether you are singing, performing comedy, providing a skit, playing an instrument, or dancing, you are welcome to join this year's talent show. In order to make it an experience that is fun for participants and the audience, please see below for important dates and performance guidelines.

**DATES TO REMEMBER**

Friday, September 23: Interest and Release forms due

Monday, September 26: Auditions Announced

Tuesday, September 27-Wednesday, September 28: Auditions

October 11-13: Rehearsal Week 1

October 18-20: Rehearsal Week 2

Wednesday, October 26: Dress Rehearsal

Friday, November 4: Talent Show @ 5:00pm

 

PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES

1) Appropriate Content --- All music, lyrics, dance moves and costumes must be appropriate for TK-6 audience. If you have any questions about the content of the performance, please ask for approval before you start to practice. We don't want anyone to be disqualified. Please bring the lyric sheet to the audition.

2) Duplicate Songs --- Performers will not be able to duplicate songs that are being performed by others. The Producer reserves the right to request that a performer choose another appropriate song and re-audition. The first performer to return this Interest Form with their song selection will be allowed to perform that song in the show.

3) Vocal Track --- Vocalists are allowed to use tracks that have background vocal only. The principal vocal track must be removed to hear the performer.

4) Time Limit --- We want to give everyone the opportunity to perform, therefore, performance lengths are limited to the following times:
Solo Performers:     1 min
Group Performers:  1 min & 45 sec
5) Available Space --- All performances will be limited to the space available on the outside stage. An appropriate dance floor will be made available for the dress rehearsal and show. Thank you for being mindful of this limitation when choreographing routines.

6) One-Act Limit --- We anticipate many participants. For this reason, students may only audition for one act. A 6th grader, however, can be a MC as well as participate in an act. There is no guarantee your student will get the preferred act indicated on this form.

7) Best Behavior --- WCA’s high standards will be upheld at all times. All performers will be expected to be a good example to others during auditions, rehearsals and the show. We will have to excuse anyone who is disruptive from our show.
8) Auditions --- We will be holding closed auditions in the MPR after school. Parents will need to wait with their students in the lunch area until their audition time. All music, props, and/or costumes must be ready for these auditions. We will preview the acts at this time. Students will be asked to make changes to inappropriate content. If an act refuses to make the requested changes, they will not be allowed to participate in the show.
9) Rehearsals --- All participants must attend the rehearsals before the show. If a performer cannot attend scheduled rehearsals, please refrain from auditioning.
10) Music/Other Media --- Digital files must be emailed to or given to us on a USB Drive. Please make sure your name is clearly indicated.
  • Learn more about Talent Show & Family Picnic
    Another opening, another fabulous upcoming show! Each fall, PTA organizes a student talent show, held on West Creek Academy's outdoor stage. Families bring their own blankets and lawn chairs and are encouraged to either bring their own dinner. More information can be found at the Talent Show shutterfly site: westcreekstalentshow.shutterfly.com.

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