April is the Month of the Military Child

West Creek celebrates the Month of the Military Child.

West Creek celebrates the Month of the Military Child.

West Creek has nearly 700 students with at least one parent serving in the military. These students are subject to being deployed or given a permanent change of station (PCS) with little notice. They move on average every two to three years.

To recognize the sacrifices these students make, each April the Department of Defense celebrates the Month of the Military Child. West Creek will also celebrate the military child by hosting spirit days each Wednesday and by dedicating one day to “Purpling Up.” Purple is the official color of the Month of the Military Child. It is a combination of Army green, Marine Corps red, Coast Guard, Air Force, Space Force, and Navy blue.

Students who are children of military parents are encouraged to stop by Mr. Chingren’s office and play a pin on a map of the places they’ve lived. See Mr. Chingren, the Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC) for more information.

Month of the Military Child Wednesday Spirit Days

April 5th–Patriotic/Branch Day

April 12th–CAMO Day

April 19th–PURPLE UP

April 26th–Super Hero Day