June 26, 2020 - Summer Newsletter Issue
PLEASE NOTE: The NCCS Office will be closed July 3-17.
I trust that you all are enjoying a change of pace with the days of summer! You are in my thoughts and prayers, as I hope that you are doing well. We are busy around the school in preparation for the upcoming school year and for when we can see you all again back on campus. There are several things to bring to your attention, so thank you for taking time to read through this newsletter.
Have a fantastic summer!
NCCS Campus Work Day June 27
Annual School Auction is ONLINE NOW!
The auction will run Saturday, June 27th at 9 AM to Sunday, July 5th at 5 PM. Please click HERE to go to our website with Auction information, including a video message from Sherri James, Superintendent. With that link, we also ask you to view a video from Emily Clark, NCCS Business Manager, describing an essential school facilities need, ductless HVAC for every classroom. She will introduce this year's Special Appeal as an important part of the auction.
How To Register
Click on this link: Start Online Bidding and click on the "Start Bidding" button in the upper right corner. Enter your email address and follow the instructions to complete your registration.
How To Bid (once bidding opens on June 27th)
- After registering, access the Online Bidding page by entering your username (email address) and password.
- Select the package you wish to bid on.
- Click the picture of the gavel to bid the next increment or click the plus sign to bid more.
- You can set your own maximum bid on packages and the computer will bid for you up to that amount.
- You can click the star next to packages you are interested in and review these "Favorites" later by clicking in the upper right corner.
- You can use the Bids area from the Menu button to see what packages you have bid on.
- You will receive a notification whenever you are outbid, ensuring that you always know what the status of your bids are.
- Support our Special Appeal: HVAC Systems! All money raised through the paddle bid will go towards new HVAC Systems in the classrooms. We need to address replacing our heating and air systems and are asking for donors to work with us to accomplish this goal.
We hope you enjoy browsing and bidding on items! Please help us spread the word and tell others about our auction via this link: Start Online Bidding .
All proceeds benefit NCCS and its mission that "partners with Christian parents in providing our students with a biblically-based education that pursues excellence in spiritual, academic, artistic, & athletic programs, training them to serve Christ daily."
A special thank you to our 2020 Platinum, Gold & Silver Auction Sponsors!
Playground Improvement Project
Support the NCCS Playground Improvement Project by purchasing a brick!
The NCCS Playground Improvement Project will provide school-aged children an engaging space for outdoor physical activity and learning opportunities. The major goals of this project include constructing a covered open area for rainy days, purchasing and installing updated climbing structures, areas for outdoor learning and gathering, and a renovation of the large wooden structure currently on the playground.
We are excited that a major donation has been given to this project to match up to $50,000 raised! It is our goal to have funds for this project construction during the summer of 2021. The bricks purchased will be included in a patio/walkway area of the playground improvement project.
Clicking on the link HERE will direct you to a website that will allow you to purchase a brick in support of this project. You select the brick style and wording, then that brick will be included in the playground area designated during installation next summer. Buy one for each of your children, design a family brick, promote your business, or as a memorial for a loved one. If you want to make a donation to this project, in addition to or above the price of a brick, please let us know.
There is a short video to describe how this fundraiser works, as well as a flyer below with details. Please use the online link to place an order. Thank you for your support!
What is NCCS Planning for 2020-21?
YOU ARE INVITED: Virtual Q & A Session
July 2 @ 6:30 PM via Google Meets using this LINK
Please join administration, board members, and fellow NCCS parents, who are working together on the plan for this upcoming school year. We are a work in progress and want to share with you what we have accomplish so far in this process.
Additional Staffing Updates
As was noted in the previous newsletter, we have two openings for elementary teaching positions. The committee that reviewed and interviewed the applicants, is excited about who the Lord has brought to us for these positions. We anticipate in the coming week to have signed contracts for those positions and will share more details about those individuals at a later time.
Additionally, we are in search of two secondary teachers for this coming school year. Mrs. Keri Bures will not return as a science teacher, and Mrs. Holly Mee-Musillo will not return as an English teacher. We wish both individuals well in their future endeavors and thank them for their service to our students. We are confident the Lord will bring us other qualified Christian teachers to fill these positions and will keep our community informed as things develop.
Recently Mrs. Holli Plunkett announced she is expecting a baby boy in December. We are so excited for this little one to join the Plunkett and NCCS family. We will hire a long-term substitute (Jan-March) for Mrs. Plunkett, and we pray for the right fit for this temporary position for our 1st grade.
Finally, as was previously noted, we welcome new hire Carmen Moore as an administrator to support our students. Mrs. Moore's title is Dean of Students, which means she will work with all students and staff in K-12, in the areas of: master/class scheduling, MAP/SAT/AP, college/career guidance, CCC/GCU/Online courses, NHS, graduation & advancement, student support plans/services, international students, grade progress (monitoring, counseling, intervention), and curriculum & instruction leadership. She comes with many years of experience in Christian education as a teacher, Principal, and Dean, at all levels from elementary through college. Mrs. Moore will begin on July 1. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and her office will be next to Mr. Nelson's, off the conference room in the 200 Building.
2020 Virtual Spring Choir and Band Concert
Please take some time to watch, listen, and enjoy, the talent presented in this concert.
This is a public survey for parents, students, and alumni, to share their experience at NCCS with others who are looking for a school. It would be wonderful to get some good reviews that reflect a positive impact of an NCCS education.
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North Clackamas Christian School
Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)
Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)
Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)