School Info & Updates 

We hope you are enjoying the summer months. Before we know it, the start of the 2022-23 school year will be here. We're looking forward to welcoming the new WCA students and families and seeing the returning WCA students & families in a few short weeks. Here are a few updates and reminders to help you prepare.

Our 2022-23 Theme

A unique feature of Weddington Christian Academy has been the annual theme, which sets the spiritual direction of the school year. We are pleased to present our theme and verse for the 2022-2023 school year: 


Galations 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

 1 John 4:19 

We love because he first loved us.

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Monday, August 15:

Drop by the school, visit your classroom, drop off supplies, and visit our sign-up tables. New families, please join us for orientation.

  • 9:00am-10:00am - Drop-In: 1st-8th Students drop off supplies in their classrooms
  • 9:15 am- WCA New Family Meeting (1st-8th grades)- Multi-Purpose Room. Teachers will keep new WCA students busy in the classroom during this meeting with their parents.
  • 10:15am-11:00am - Popsicles on The Playground (In lower parking lot): Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten 
  • Parents drop off students in lower parking lot to meet JK and K teachers.  
  • JK parents will meet in the Multi-Purpose Room
  • K parents will go to the classroom
  • 11:00am- Exceptional Children’s Welcome Celebration Meet at WCA

Tuesday, August 16: Half Day & Parent Orientations with classroom teachers and administrators

  • 8:15am - 6th-7th-8th Orientation in Multi-Purpose Room
  • 10:30am -1st Grade Orientation- in 1st-grade classroom
  • 10:30am - 2nd Grade Orientation in Multi-Purpose Room 


Wednesday, August 17: Half Day & Parent Orientations with classroom teachers and administrators

  • 8:15 am -3rd Grade Orientation in Multi-Purpose Room
  • 10:30 am -5th Grade Orientation in the 5th-grade classroom 
  • 10:30 am -4th Grade Orientation in Multi-Purpose Room

Thursday, August 18th: First Full Day (carpool & after school care begins)

Friday, August 19th: Full Day


Carpool Begins

Thursday, August 18


Carpool will start on Thursday, August 18! It is a new school year, and carpool will be a new process for many, so please practice patience during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. There will be WCA staff to help direct you through the process. 


Carpool Times: 

All Grades JK-8th | Drop-off 8:00am - 8:15am

JK & Kindergarten | Pick-up at 2:30 pm

EC, 1 - 8 |Pick-up at 2:45 pm.

Lower School Students JK, K, EC, 1st-4th | Please enter carpool using Lenny Stadler (road that runs behind the church). Carpool goes by the youngest grade, so if you have siblings in 4 - 8, you would still use the lower school carpool for drop-off and pick-up. 

For Pick up at 2:45, 1-4 and older siblings, Take Lenny Stadler way around back of school, turn right onto old Weddington Church Road (runs between sanctuary building and FLC), take immediate left into large, blacktop parking lot, stack up cars by 5s from far right side. 


Upper School Students in 5 - 8 (with no younger siblings)| Please enter WCA Parking lot from Providence Road take, immediate left into lower parking lot in front of Youth Center. Snake around until you get to drop off zone in front of sidewalk leading to Youth Center. 

There will be volunteers guiding process, give GRACE, we will help each other and figure it out!


Carpool Signs: You will receive carpool signs at Drop-in Day. Please have your carpool signs prominently displayed in the afternoon to keep the line moving efficiently. If you need extra carpool signs, please email wca@wcahawks.org.

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WCA Cross Country

WCA invites all 4th-8th grade boys and girls to join Coach Linda Hastings for our 2022 Cross Country season.


Practices: 3pm - 4pm every Monday and Thursday, beginning August 18 at WCA.


Meets: This year’s meets are tentatively scheduled for these dates: August 29, Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. The school will provide transportation to most of the meets this year.


Parent Meeting: Aug. 18 at 4pm (after practice)


Registration opens on August 2. Please CLICK HERE to sign up and complete the form as soon as possible. You will be billed the payment of $175 through the Parent Portal. 


If you have any questions about the Cross Country program, please email Coach Linda Hastings at sports@wcahawks.org.

WCA Girl's Volleyball

WCA invites all 5th - 8th grade girls to join Volleyball for the 2022 Fall Season!

Practices: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 3pm-4:30pm (when there are no games)

First Practice August 18. No practice: September 5 (Labor Day) 

Games: Below is the tentative schedule for Volleyball Games (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and a few Fridays) 


8/23 – home

8/25 – Away at Palisades

8/26 – Away at Carolina Christian

8/30 – home

9/2 – Away at Back Creek

9/6 – home

9/8 – home

9/9 – home

9/13 – Away at John Crosland

9/15 – home

9/16 – home

9/20 – Away at Walnut Grove

9/22 – home

9/23 – Away at St. Anne


Registration Opens August 2:  Please CLICK HERE to sign up and complete the form as soon as possible. You will be billed the payment of $250 through the Parent Portal.

If you have any questions about the season please email the Coach Ashley Vining avining@wcahawks.org or the Athletic Director Linda Hastings at sports@wcahawks.org.

Hawk Fund at Work!

Library Update:

Due to the continued generosity of the Weddington United Methodist Church, we have been gifted new library shelves. We will be filling the new shelves with new books for all of our students to enjoy.  

The Hawks Nest - Outdoor Classroom Update: 

Our WCA Community can do amazing things, since we had an amazing fundraising year we have the ability to build our outdoor classroom. We have purchased all of the supplies, and we have begun the work. We are asking for our community to come and help us with the roof, placing the stone and also putting together the picnic tables. Many hands make light work and we would love to have you join us. 

Sign up Genius Links for Outdoor Classroom Work Days:




CLICK HERE to learn more about the new OUTDOOR CLASSROOM!

Spirit Wear!

The PTF leadership team has been working hard to update the Spirt Wear site, SquadLocker. CLICK HERE to take a look and order your spirit wear today! This year, 10% of each order goes back to the school. Remember, you can always find this link under the Parent Resources on the website.

Join WCA's Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF)

The PTF supports the mission of WCA by fostering a biblical partnership of parents, faculty, and staff in the education and training of our children. This great group of parents assists school leaders in various fundraising and social activities as needed. Visit our PTF sign-up table in the Gym on Drop-in day to learn more about opportunities for parents to connect and build relationships as they support our school together this year. Please mark your calendars for this year's PTF monthly meetings.


During the school year, the PTF will meet the first Tuesday of the month at 8:15am (following carpool).

September 6, 2022

October 4, 2022

November 1, 2022

December 6, 2022

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Parking Lot Prayer Ministry

Weddington Christian Academy’s success over the last twenty-one years is largely due to an ongoing commitment to prayer. Teachers and staff pray with and for each other. Each class prays together daily. All parent-teacher conferences and school events begin with prayer. And for many years, a group of parents have met weekly in the multi-purpose room to pray for the school. During COVID protocols they moved that parent gathering outside to the WCA parking lot. Much to everyone’s surprise, the new location brought a fresh focus, and “Parking Lot Prayer” was born. CLICK HERE for more info and to see our 2022-23 Prayer Calendar!

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Mark Your Calendar

and stay tuned for more info!

Aug 15 | Drop In Day

Aug 16 & 17 | Half Days (11:30am dismissal)

Aug 18 | First Full Day (first day of carpool)

Aug 18 | Volleyball practice begins 3pm-5pm - Parent Meeting at 5pm

Aug 18 | Cross County practice begins 3pm-4pm - Parent Mtg at 4pm

Aug 25 | Back to School Night 6pm-7:30pm

Sept 5 | Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Sept 6 | PTF Meeting at 8:15am

Sept 15 - 21 | Book Fair

Sept 16 | Grandparent's Day Breakfast & Book Fair Shopping 8:30am-10am

Sept 19 STEAM Presentations 6pm-7:30pm

Sept 25-28 | ACSI External Review

Visit our School Events Calendar

Ways to Support WCA

Join our Scholastic Book Club. 

When shopping online 

https://clubs.scholastic.com/home, connect to Weddington Christian Academy and Use code YCKR6 when placing your order. Every purchase helps us earn points toward free books and resources. Thanks.

Hawk Fund - Every student benefits from the Hawk Annual Fund. This year, we are asking each family to support the The Hawk Fund with a goal of 100% participation in order to ensure our vibrant community will continue STRONGER than ever. Click here to make a donation.

Sports Program All contributions will be geared towards the continued cultivation of a fun and supportive athletic environment. Examples may include: Equipment Renting, Venues, Transportation, and Athlete Recognition. Click here to make a donation.

Harris Teeter Together in Education Program: Please link our school number #2903 to your Vic Card. When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to our school.

Box Tops For Education: You no longer have to clip box tops and send them to school! It's all online. Click here for the instructions!

Publix Partners Program: After creating a Club Publix account, you can link our school and earn money for WCA just by shopping at Publix. Instructions are attached here.

Amazon Smile Program: Simply shop using smile.amazon.com (you can log into your existing Amazon account), choose our school and "Weddington Christian Academy-A ministry of WUMC". The school will receive 0.5% of your purchases.

Quick Links

Hawks Annual Fund

Sports Program Donations

Family Portal Access (personal login required)

School Calendar

Spirit Store

Lunch Menu

Prayer Request Form

Weddington UMC

Scholastic Book Club

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