Falcon Updates

May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you to all of the moms for all you do for our school!

PENNY WARS! Tomorrow is the LAST DAY!

Rules: Each homeroom is given a container for collecting money. Gain points by adding pennies and bills to your class container. Lower other classroom totals by adding silver coins to their containers. Containers will be labeled and located in the gymnasium from 7:20 to 8:15 each morning.

Pennies & Bills: All pennies and bills ADD to your homeroom’s total

Silver Coins: All silver coins subtract from the homeroom’s total *including dollar coins


Pennies +1 Point

$1 +100 Points

$5 +500 Points

$10 +1000 Points

$20 +2000 Points


Nickels -5 Points

Dimes -10 Points

Quarters -25 Points

½ Dollars -50 Points

$1 Coins -100 Points

The winning classes as of Friday, May 6:

K-4: Ms. White

MS: Mr. Hathaway

HS: Ms. Williard

Parent Information Meeting on Monday, May 9th for Rising 7th and 8th graders

Parent informational meeting at 5:45 on Monday, May 9th before the PTO meeting.

Information about technology plan for next year as well as course selections for middle school.


MAY - all students: Tissues

We always need copy paper! :)


To celebrate Earth Day, we are inviting families to create upcycled art.

We will have the art on display during the Earth Day event on Friday, May 13th.

Pinterest has great ideas as well.

Click HERE for a link to a website with ideas.

2 dimensional and 3 dimensional art is acceptable!

All art needs to be brought into school by Wednesday, May 11.

Items can be brought to the front office.

Umbrellas and Stands

As the weather warms and you prepare you outdoor living......if you are going to replace your outdoor umbrella or stand.....please consider donating your old one to us!

We are trying to prepare an outdoor cafe lunch seating area for upper school students.

Thanks to wonderful parents through SOAR we have picnic tables for them to sit on but it is really hot.

End of Grade and End of Course Exam Schedule

Monday, May 23

  • HS elective final exams

Tuesday, May 24

  • Reading EOG - grades 3, 5, 7
  • Math EOG - grades 4, 6, 8

Wednesday, May 25

  • Reading EOG - grades 4 , 6, 8
  • Math EOG - grades 3, 5, 7

Thursday, May 26

  • Science EOG - grades 5 and 8

Friday, May 27 (High School students not taking a math exam will not report to school)

  • Math 2 and 3 final exams

Monday, May 30 - NO School - Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 31 (High School students not taking a math exam will not report to school)

  • English 10 EOC - Online
  • English 9, 11 - final exams
  • HS students taking exams will be able to check out at 1 pm

Wednesday, June 1 (High School students not taking a math exam will not report to school)

  • 8:00 - ALL HS science final exams
  • 10:30 - ALL HS history final exams

Thursday, June 2

  • Make-up exams
  • Field Day for students in grades K - 4 in the morning and 5 - 8 in the afternoon

Friday, June 3

  • Last Day of School - 1:00 Dismissal for everyone!

School Based Leadership Team

Please come to the PTO meeting on Monday, May 9 to vote for parent representatives for the school leadership team for 2016 - 17 school year. There will be 4 parents on the team. Each parent can vote for 2 folks. Below are the parents that have expressed an interest. The grade level for next year of their children are in ( )

  • Amber Brannan (E, MS, HS)
  • Angela Tomes (E, MS, HS)
  • Arika Miller (E)
  • Casey Harrell (MS, HS)
  • Claire Vogt (E, MS)
  • Danielle Baur (E)
  • Danielle Gray(MS)
  • Diane Rowe (HS)
  • Lisa Fowler (MS, HS)
  • Jane Kamiab (HS)
  • Jennifer Leister (MS)
  • Jennifer Sodt (E, MS, HS)
  • Katherine Alford (E)
  • Keith Bandy (E, MS)
  • Kittie Pearson (MS)
  • Lloyd Johnson (MS, HS)
  • Mary Sellmer (E, MS)
  • Melanie Pulliam (HS)
  • Melissa Roth (E, MS)
  • Michelle Wild (E, MS)
  • Sandi Nance (HS)
  • Sherrie Quinones (E)
  • Wena Podger (MS)

PTO Spirit Wear Shirts

Days in which the shirts can be worn to school will be on

Friday, May 6 and Friday, May 13.

PTO shirts can be worn, NCLA 5K shirts, or NCLA club t-shirts, Follow the Leader shirts, etc.

Proctors - WE NEED YOU!

We are preparing for testing and we desperately need your help!

Please ask grandparents for help as well. We need proctors for EOG and EOC testing.

The times needs are from 7:35 until 12. Please complete the google form if you can help.

Testing starts on Tuesday, May 24 through Wednesday, June 1st. click HERE for form!

All you need to be able to do to proctor is monitor students testing, monitor students in the hallway and walk them to the restroom as needed.

Spring Picture Proofs or Money Due by Friday!

Individual spring picture money or proofs are due back to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, May 13th.

School Uniforms Sale

Sale of NCLA used uniforms will be next Monday, May 16 from 2 to 3 pm in Multipurpose room.

Interested in Band Next year? (grades 5 and up)

Band/Orchestra "Mouthpiece" night scheduled on Wednesday May 11 from 4:00-7:00 PM.

Please sign up for a time to come try out instruments.

Click here to sign up for a time.

News from the Counselor!

New Inductees for NHS and NJHS will need to practice for induction on Thursday, May 12 for 30 minutes after school. Pick up at 3:45.

Ms. Carrick's PE Camp

Ms. Carrick's PE Summer Camp will be held July 11-14th for grades K-6. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday beginning at 8:30am and ending at 12:00pm. More information and the official sign-up is below. Feel free to email jcarrick@thencla.org with any questions or concerns!

Click Here to sign-up

Dates to Remember

Monday, May 9 - Rising 7/8th grade meeting at 5:45

Monday May 9 - PTO Meeting and Leadership Team reps voting at 6:30

Thursday, May 12 - NHS and NJHS Induction Ceremony 7 pm

Friday, May 13 - The NCLA Earth Day

Friday, May 20 - Pre-5K Pasta Dinner at The NCLA

Saturday, May 21 - The 3rd Annual NCLA 5 K at school from 9 am to 2 pm

See full calendar on website: http://www.thencla.org

Class Pictures for SALE

We still have some remaining class group/grade level pictures that remain and can be purchased. These are $10.00 each. Please send in money to your child's homeroom teacher. Mrs. Bland will distribute extra pictures on a first come first serve basis.

National Honors Society and National Junior Honors Society

Induction Ceremony planned for Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm.

Ceremony is for new inductees only.

IMPORTANT: Practice will be on Thursday after school until 3:45

Summer Reading Camp for students in grades K - 3

Mrs. French and Ms. Teves are doing a summer camp this summer off campus.

Click HERE to complete an interest form and for more information.

See Mrs. French or Ms. Teves for more information. The school will not have information to provide.

e3 Robotics Summer Camp

Summer robotics camp will be at The NCLA.

click here for a link to website for more information.


If you do not have one already, you will need an active CFNC account: www.cfnc.org
This is the site that NC is using and colleges in this area are starting to use it to receive electronic transcripts.

Click HERE to access website for college board.
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College Planning - High School Students - Thursdays

Mrs. Wood will be taking appointments to meet with any high schooler who wants to discuss transcripts, college plans, financial aid, how to sign up for various tests ACT's SAT's), resume's, and basic high school and college planning, etc... See Mrs. Wood to schedule.

We need old button up shirts!

Art teachers are requesting button up shirts of all sizes to use in art class as smocks.

HIgh School Trip Sign-up

All students in grades 9 - 11 are invited to sign up for High School European trip in June 2017. Students will visit London, Paris, Rome and Venice.

Price increases around December 30th so register before then if you can.

Visit EF Tours for more information and to register:

For Europe: www.eftours.com/1788214BZ

Tour Numbers!

Europe: 1755214BZ

Information about fundraising will be available to those that sign up.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Wood at awood@thencla.org

SAT Dates and Information

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

Click HERE for the SAT website and more information and to register for the test.

SAT DATES: (last day to register in parenthesis)
  • June 4 (May 5)


School starts on August 11, 2016!

Click here to view calendar.