Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter

May 1, 2022

NCCS Mission Statement

North Clackamas Christian School partners with Christian parents in providing our students with a biblically based education that pursues excellence in spiritual, academic, artistic, and athletic programs, training them to serve Christ daily.”

Message from The Board of Directors

Dear NCCS Society,

We your NCCS Board of Directors, would like to invite you to our annual spring Society Meeting on Thursday, May 5, at 6:30pm in the NCCS gym. The meeting will include an introduction of the board candidates, society will vote for open board positions (must be present to vote; one vote per family), and in honor of teacher appreciation week, May 2- 6, Mrs. James will lead us as we celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff with encouraging words and cake. We hope you can come!

Sincerely,

NCCS Board of Directors

It's Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!

Thank you so much to all who donated toward this week of appreciation (May 2-6), plans have been finalized by the Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) and we are blessing our teachers and staff next week. Consider having your student write a note of appreciation to their teacher(s). Words of gratitude are what mean the most!

AUCTION UPDATES

The NCCS Annual Auction is May 11th - 15th.


The NCCS online auction will open for bidding on May 11th. We have received so many fantastic donations this year and you should see the wonderful class projects as well! You will definitely want to check in and see what we have to offer. A link to register will be sent out on Monday, May 9th. You will want to register ahead of time to preview items and then bidding will open on May 11th.


We are thankful for all of our sponsors this year and want to say a special thank you to our two Platinum Sponsors:

Wille Property Group

State & Shore Wealth Planning


Contact Susan Van Sickle at susan_vansickle@ncchristianschool.com with questions.

Thank you for your support that will benefit the Campus Improvement Project (Phase 1) with new siding and windows for our buildings.

See the drawings below for this project; colors have yet to be finalized.

Such a Blessing to be at NCCS!

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Partner with Teachers!

We have set aside two days, May 9 and 10, for parents to sign up for a conference with teachers. Visit the sign up links below to sign up for a time. Please note that there is no school on these conference days.

Elementary-

Stark

Maroni

Rice/Horak

Kelley

Brink

Rubrecht

Secondary-

Anderson

Hardy

Harth

Hespen

Hilst

Hordichok

Joiner

Nelson, G.

Steele

Waxenfelter

Pastries with Parents

NCCS Administration invites you to our Pastries with Parents event! We're excited to introduce this event of fellowship and community-building. Please join us in the gym on May 17th from 8:15-9:30 am for a time of community with fellow parents and admin. We hope to see you there!

High School Spring Formal

What: High School Spring Formal (9th-12th grade)

Where: Arrowhead Golf Club, 28301 S. Hwy 213, Molalla, OR 97038

When: May 14th, 6-10 p.m.

Cost: $30 purchased at school, or $35 at the door. Ticket sales begin on Monday, May 2nd, in the office. We will only accept a check or exact cash at both locations.


NOTE: Please be sure to have your student abide by the formal wear dress code.The event includes a catered dinner with burgers, fries, and salad. Chaperones will be provided by the school.

Class of 2022 Graduates (Part 1)

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2022 Commencement

This year's graduation program will be held at Willamette Christian Church (3153 S Brandywine Dr, West Linn, OR 97068) on May 28 at 1pm. We welcome you to join us for this celebration where we will honor our graduates!

Summer Sports Opportunities at NCCS

Summer league basketball is an optional program for our HS basketball players. Coaches will communicate the schedule and expectations later this month. Questions to sports@ncchristianschool.com.


Additionally, we will run Summer Sports Camps for students in grades 2-12, for volleyball, soccer, basketball, and tennis. Information is below and the form to register for summer sports camps is HERE.

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JH Spring Party and Benefit for Ukraine

The JH students had a great afternoon of fellowship and fun last Friday while raising money to support Ukrainian refugees. We had 33 students attend and raised $152.25 which has been donated to Samaritan's Purse who is responding to the growing needs in Eastern Europe with displaced refugees through Disaster Response Teams in Poland and Moldova. We are so thankful for everyone's generosity and that our students were able to make a difference. Please continue to pray with us for peace in Ukraine.

Jr/Sr High Semester 2 Finals Schedule

2022-23 Staffing News

We have a few staff leaving our school at the end of this school year. Please join us in thanking the following staff for their service to NCCS and wish them well as they move on: Aksana Sirosh, 1st grade teacher, and Emily Brink, 4th grade teacher.


Additionally, we are excited to announce that Mrs. Rebekah Hardy, junior high teacher and administrative intern, will move into a position of Assistant Principal. Mrs. Hardy completed her MEd in Administration last year and has taught at NCCS for 6 years, with 18 years of teaching and leadership experience.


Applicaitons and interviews are taking place to fill these teaching positions. Please pray with us for the candidates who are called to teach at NCCS as we fulfill the mission. Once we have those teachers selected we will introduce them to the society.

Parent Reminders - PLEASE READ

  • Have your student adhere to the school dress code on a daily basis. When not in compliance, students will be asked to change immediately which may mean a call home to have appropriate clothing brought to school prior to returning to class.
  • Students should not use their cell phones during class times, including receiving and sending messages between a parent.
  • Please limit student absences for non-medical purposes, such as vacations. It is essential for students to be present at school.

2022-23 Secondary Elective Forecasting and Course Scheduling

Our junior high and high school students are forecasting for their elective courses for next school year. The options for high school include: Computer Science, Physics, College Math, Yearbook, Speech, Psycology, Sociology, Visual Art, Choir, Band, PE, Teacher Assistant. Junior High will select a fine art elective: Visual Art, Choir or Band. All junior high students will have health and PE with core and elective classes in 2022-23.

Additionally, all 6th grade students will have junior high preview days this month, where they meet the teachers and hear about this big move up. Likewise, 8th grade students will do the same to learn about the high school experience.

Questions about courses or schedules should be directed to Mrs. Moore, Dean of Students.

Computer Science at NCCS

Mr. Hordichok has been having a lot of fun with our computer science classes, learning along with the students as they explore computer languages and coding. Intro to Computer Science and AP (Advanced Placement) Computer Science Principles are being taught as a part of a Microsoft community and education program that brings in volunteers who work in the CS field. We have been very blessed to have parents Ian Oberst and Ryan Johnson work with the students and Mr. Hordichok; they have been so helpful and supportive! Two of the AP students, Ryan Hickman and Mason Gackle, will take the AP Computer Science exam, which includes submitting a work sample as well as a traditional content-based exam. Recently, the CS class took a day to visit George Fox University CS Program and learn about application of their learning and university level studies.Thank you, Mr. Hordichok, for all of the time and energy you have given to make these classes a success!

Upcoming Events

May 2 Elementary Spring Concert, 7 pm (Gym)

May 5 State Choir Competition

May 5 Annual Society Meeting, 6:30 pm (Gym)

May 6 No School, Teacher Inservice

May 9-10 No School, Parent & Teacher Conferences

May 10-13 6th Grade Outdoor School

May 11-15 Annual NCCS Auction (online)

May 14 HS Spring Formal, 6-10pm

May 23 Secondary Spring Concert, 7 pm (Gym)

May 28 Class of 2022 Commencement, 1 pm

May 30 No School, Memorial Day Holiday

Montly Board Reports

The Board of Directors will share the monthly meeting minutes with the society, attached below in the newsletter. Anyone wanting more detail or to attend a meeting, please reach out to any board member. Contact NCCS Board of Directors by email at nccs_board@ncchristianschool.com

Matt Hixon, Chair

Erika Porter, Vice Chair

Sarah Weise, Secretary

Dave Droz, Treasurer

Keep up with us on our Facebook page

We have two Facebook pages at NCCS. The general page is https://www.facebook.com/nccssaints and the Parent Teacher Fellowship page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/250714442018544

We are here for you!

Please reach out to us should you need assistance:

Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Dean of Students: Carmen Moore (Ext 214)

School Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Accounting/Billing: Clancy Harris

Business Office Assistant: Susan Van Sickle (Ext 202)

Office Front Desk/Attendance: Beth Woody (Ext. 601)

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