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New Dining Service for 2015-16

Dear Parents,

We are proud to introduce Flik Independent School Dining as our new dining service provider for the 2015-16 school year. Flik focuses solely on developing dining programs for independent schools, including many in Georgia. Their management team is a dedicated group of school food and nutrition professionals devoted entirely to developing customized solutions for independent schools.

Please take a few minutes to get acquainted with Flik by reading their philosophy statement at the end of this letter. Be sure to also check out their social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Their website is undergoing an update at this time.

You will receive detailed payment instructions in the near future. Participants will go online to choose their preferred lunch plan and payment option. Cash will not be accepted for payment. There are cost savings choosing the annual plan, but semester plans and daily options are also available.

Cost

Lower School

Annual Plan                           $750 per year
Semester Plan                       $420 per semester
A Daily Meal                          $5.50

Middle/Upper School

Annual Plan                           $850 per year
Semester Plan                       $460 per semester
A Daily Meal                          $6.00

A meal will include a choice of entrée, two sides, a beverage and a dessert.

A la carte items will be available for purchase to complement a purchased meal or a lunch from home.

We are also excited to offer a morning breakfast/snack option. The morning service will offer students grab-and-go beverages, breakfast sandwiches, fruit, yogurt and other items. These would be paid for a la carte via declining balance accounts similar to the lunch payment process.

We are excited about Flik and the anticipated improvements in our dining program. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during the process. You will be hearing more about the program this summer.

If you have questions regarding the dining program, feel free to email me.

Jane Brown
Director of Finance and Operations

A Word from Flik

Nourishing your students is more than our business. Whether you call it a mission, a philosophy or a passion, it’s hard to sum up in a word. So we used three: Eat. Learn. Live.

Eat. Nourish the Body.

We know that mealtime is an important part of the private/independent school experience. To energize your on-the-go students, we create a fun and innovative dining experience unique to your campus and provide wholesome foods so they can easily make healthful choices.

Learn. Stimulate the Mind.

We understand the connection between healthy, balanced meals and achieving peak academic and athletic performance. To help your students make wise choices, we provide engaging and interactive nutrition education opportunities in the dining room, classroom and beyond.

Live. Enhance Quality of Life.

We realize we can make a difference in your students’ lives beyond the dining room. Through a variety of socially-minded programs and initiatives, we seek to reduce waste, practice sustainability and be an active participant in supporting and improving your school’s community.


New Summer Day Camp Available

Are you still looking for the perfect summer activity for your child? Look no further! Westminster Schools of Augusta is now offering Westminster Day Camp.

How is this camp different from Camp Wildcat or our other offerings? Westminster Day Camp is a fun and safe environment where students will play, grow and learn together. This camp runs in a similar manner to our current After School Care (ASC) program. There are no themes for the week and no take-home projects.

Due to the low supply cost, we are able to offer this camp to any child, Westminster family or not, for a low price. We must have 10 campers per week in order to run this camp.

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To register for our new day camp, email Sarah Merten, Summer Programs Coordinator. You may also call her at 706-731-5260, ext. 2219 or 706-834-2726 (mobile).


2015-16 Dress Code Guidelines

Below are the dress code guidelines for the 2015-16 school year. Please note that the Lower School dress code has been updated.


2015-16 Classroom Supply Lists | All Grades

The divisional school supply lists 2015-16 academic year are now available.


Summer Reading Assignments | All Grades

Below are the documents that parents will need to ensure that students participate in the 2015 summer reading assignments for the 2015-16 academic year. Assignments are available for first- through twelfth-grade students.

Please email the Lower, Middle or Upper School office with questions.

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*For 2015 Upper School summer work assignments, click here.


2015 Faculty/Staff Years of Service Awards

At the annual year-end breakfast, faculty and staff who are celebrating special work anniversaries are recognized for their years of service. We thank these hard-working employees for all they do for our school and their dedication to excellence.

This year, we also paid a special tribute to Mrs. Sara Lawson, who will is retiring after 22 years of faithful service to Westminster. We thank and appreciate her for all she has done for our Lower School music program!

View more photos from this fun morning by clicking here.


Summer Office Hours

During the summer, our administrative offices observe abbreviated hours. From May 26 – July 31, our offices will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

During the week of June 29 – July 3, our offices will be closed.

We will resume regular office hours (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.), on Monday, August 3.


2014-15 End-of-Year Student Achievements

Our talented Middle and Upper School students were busy this academic year doing some impressive things. Click the links below to read more about our outstanding scholars, athletes and artists.


Double Your Dollars!

The Westminster Parents’ Association (WPA) is excited to announce our giving challenge to all Westminster families. When you donate now to the 2014-15 Westminster Fund, we will match your gift!

You can double your dollars and double your impact, because the WPA will donate matching funds, up to $5,000. Tuition alone does not cover our operating budget, and Westminster relies on gifts to the Westminster Fund to raise the remaining amount needed to sustain the school’s commitment to providing each student with highest quality education possible. A high giving participation rate from our community is critical as outside foundations and corporations look at donating to Westminster. Every gift makes a difference, no matter the amount. Wildcats, together let’s reach 100% participation!

Donate Now

and double your dollars!


Smith Wins Best and Brightest Award

brielle smith best and brightest 2015Westminster senior Brielle Smith won The Augusta Chronicle‘s 2015 Best and Brightest award on Thursday, May 14. She was one of 20 Augusta area high school students honored for academic achievement during the 13th annual Best and Brightest banquet. A total of 96 applicants applied this year, with judges narrowing that number down to five winners based on volunteer work, extracurricular activities, school grades and a five-minute in-person interview.

Smith has spent the majority of her high school career volunteering to help her fellow students, ultimately recreating Westminster’s peer tutoring program to help those struggling academically.

“I’ve always enjoyed tutoring others. It brings me joy to see others succeed in overcoming something they struggle with,” she said. “It’s very satisfying to me to truly put the work in to helping others. Everyone deserves the chance to be successful.”

Brielle plans to attend Johns Hopkins University, majoring in neuroscience and minoring in psychology.

Click here to read the article in The Augusta Chronicle.