Hear From our Director

October 2, 2023

Dear Will Carleton Academy Families,

I hope this letter finds you well! The fall feeling in the air each morning is certainly apparent these days. The chilly mornings scream fall to me, as long as I can see past the mid-day temperatures in the 80's! For the chilly mornings, please be reminded of our non-logo policy regarding outerwear. A small logo is acceptable, but a large logo across the chest of sweatshirts, jackets, etc. is not allowed. Thank you for your renewed attention to this policy.

Our fall testing window is complete! That is a monumental task for sure! Based on these assessments, some students have been identified as being eligible for additional academic support. WCA has the privilege of having staff members who specialize in literacy interventions. What a gift! The team of instructional aides and Mrs. Sanford spend their days working with students who, by the results of these assessment tools and some teacher observations, have shown that they could use the extra one-on-one or small group support. We will meet as a team this week to confirm the students who will benefit from this extra support. We will inform you of these services in an upcoming mailer via a letter to identify your student as eligible. We look forward to starting those services as soon as possible.

Wednesday is Picture Day! Picture forms went home last week and those should return to school with the children on Wednesday for the first time with the photographer. Please be reminded that children should be in their formal uniform for this picture session. If you have any questions about Picture Day, please contact the office.

Wednesday is also the first Count Day for the 2023-2024 academic year. We look forward to having students on campus for this twice annual event. Nothing that you need to do except do your best to have your children here and ready for another day of learning!

The Parent Forum has Reverse Raffle tickets available for purchase. Please consider supporting this annual event. The evening is fun and a great way to meet other WCA parents. Think about selling a ticket or two to out-of-town relatives; after all it isn't chocolate or wrapping paper that has to be transported!

In keeping with tradition, each class is preparing a basket of themed items for raffling off the evening of the Reverse Raffle. These grade level baskets have become a focal point for the raffle. Please see the grade level list and send in your themed items by Friday, October 13th in preparation for the big event.

The theme list is as follows:

  • K - Sports and Balls
  • 1st - Christmas
  • 2nd - Chocolate
  • 3rd - Ice Cream
  • 4th - Family Movie Night
  • 5th - Game Night
  • 6th - Art-y Party
  • 7th - Cozy Comfort
  • 8th - Infant/Baby Basket
  • 9th - Outdoors
  • 10th - Snacks
  • 11th - All Things Fall
  • 12th - Halloween
  • Exploration Program - Rainy Day

I hope you have a great week! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We do our best work when we work together!

Be well,

Colleen A. Vogt