Principal's Update

May 22, 2020 - Remote Learning Newsletter #10

Saints Community,

Thank you for reading through this newsletter to the end. It is our desire to keep everyone informed and connected to the NCCS community.


This is the final week of the 2019-20 school year, with the last day of school on Friday, May 29. Please also note that this Monday is the Memorial Day holiday, so there is no school.


For students, the upcoming days include sharing final projects and finishing units of study. For teachers, these days include reflecting on the past year with all its challenges and successes. For parents, this week is a countdown to the last week of facilitating remote learning at home, a job they likely never expected they would have to do. For EVERYONE, YOU HAVE DONE THIS, TOGETHER AND EXCELLENTLY!!!


Below you will find IMPORTANT INFORMATION as we end the school year.

  • Senior Send Off Drive By and Graduation
  • Year End Checkout Process and Sign Up
  • School Year 2020-21 Information and Survey
  • Annual Auction (Online)
  • Campus Work Day


Blessings,

Mrs. James

Student Year End Checkout June 2

On June 2, our staff will have a scheduled time for parents to come by the school to return NCCS property (Chromebooks, textbooks, library books, materials, etc.), as well as pick up student items that have been in the classrooms, desks and lockers.


Staff will assemble student items ahead of this day, and have them bagged for a quick pick up process. We ask that you do a careful inventory at home of school property to be returned, so that we are able to clear students for year-end check out.


Library books will be collected, without any late fee charges. Damaged or lost books, textbooks, or Chromebooks, will be assessed a fee for repair or replacement.


REQUIRED: Use this sign up form to schedule your family's time (one slot per family, no matter how many students) to come by the school on June 2, 9am-3pm. We expect phyical distancing to be followed. There will be a process in place for this event, and it is our plan for it to be outside. If you bring your children, they must stay with you at all times.


Any questions about this process can be directed to mckenzie_falotico@ncchristianschool.com.

Come to the "Senior Send Off" on May 29!

On Friday, May 29 at 3-4 pm, the last day of school, we invite all our students, teachers, and parents to the Senior Send Off Drive By Parade at the school. We are excited to make this a special time to honor our 2020 graduates. Please plan to join in the celebration of these great kids! Many of you have asked for a list of senior names, which is noted below if you would to write a personal note to them or include their names on a sign for the parade.

Graduation Ceremony

We are happy to offer a private outdoor ceremony in a remote location, only for the 2020 grads and their families. This plan came together in coordination with the senior parents, within the guidelines for the health and safety of all. We do intend to have it available for livestream on our Parent Teacher Fellowship Facebook page, as well as recorded, for others to view from afar. The ceremony will be on May 30, at 1 pm.

Recognizing Our 2020 Graduates

Proverbs 17:17

Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.

Congratulations Seniors!

Tyler Burch

Dana Dale

Ava Datria

Alexis Donovan

Braden Hoeckelberg-Young

Nikki Hofer

Gracie Neely

Maddison Pitzl

Hadden Stark

Marissa Van Sickle

Ian Watt

Henry Waxenfelter

Grad Spotlight: Tyler Burch


My name is Tyler and I've attended NCCS for 8 years. Over the years, I've played soccer, baseball, and even tried some basketball. I've also been a member of the NHS since sophomore year.


The subject I enjoy the most kind of changes every year, but overall I love History/Geography. My favorite verse is James 1: 2-4, because it talks about how trials in life make you stronger and I think this is so important to know. My favorite memory at NCCS was during my junior year when we decided to put up hammocks and do our school work outside and just have fun.


After highschool, I will attend Trinity Western University in British Columbia, where I will major in Intercultural Studies. I plan to work for an NGO or humanitarian organization doing my best to better develop the world we live in.


Congratulations Tyler, we all so proud of you! May you continue to be a blessing to many!

Grad Spotlight: Nikki Hofer

My name is Nikki and I have attended NCCS since I was in preschool. I have been involved in sports and other extracurriculars during my time going to school here. I have played basketball, volleyball, soccer, and track. I have also been involved in the Excelsior choir, the play, and ASB as secretary and vice president.


My favorite subjects have been anything science-related and calligraphy. My favorite verse is Dueteronomy 31:6, and I also really like Joshua 24.


After highschool I will attend Grand Canyon University in Arizona to study biology, in preparation to become a veterinarian.


I have way too many favorite memories at NCCS. From sports and goofing off at track meets, to field trips, to just spending every day with some of my absolute favorite people. Every day had something special about it, even if it was just talking to someone else in the hallway. If I had to pick one favorite memory, it would be sitting in the field one day during junior year. My class and I were sitting and telling stories about each person. It was one of those times when anything said was funny and someone would say something and it would just add to the laughter.


Congratulations Nikki, we are excited for your next steps in life! Your are dearly loved at NCCS!

What is NCCS Planning for 2020-21?

Please complete this survey by June 3, to help us gather input on plans for next year.


It is our plan to open the school year on our campus Sept. 8. We are here for our families and excited to continue our partnership with you at NCCS in our student's education. For this reason, we are conidering how to best serve everyone throughout this pandemic, whether that is on campus or remotely. Thank you for taking time to provide input, it is greatly valued!

NCCS Online Auction June 27-July 4

We are excited to share with everyone that we have put together a plan for this year's Annual Auction at NCCS. The virtual auction will be put online June 27-July 4, where items will be up for bid, with an opportunity to give to designated projects. Please visit the NCCS Auction Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nccsauction for updates, as well as upcoming emails from the the Auction Committee. The auction will be accessable through our own website beginning June 27.

Campus Improvement Work Day June 27

Are you someone who enjoys painting or yardwork? Join us for a campus work day on June 27, 8 am-4 pm. We have put together a project list and need some extra hands to get it all done. We ask that you not bring children (under 15) to this work day, as we will have equipment and materials out that we can't have young people around. Be sure to bring your own beverages and food, as well as work gloves. Please email Emily Clark if you are able to help or have questions emily_clark@ncchristianschool.com.

OSAA Awards NCCS Spring Athletes and Choir!

The OSAA academic all-state results for spring came out and our choir was 4th in 1A/2A, our girls track team was 2nd in 1A, and our boys track team was 1st in 1A and in the state. Congratuations to all for such an outstanding accomplishment!

This week our Spanish class had a language and cultural lesson with friends in Mexico.

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS...Sending love and blessings on your special day!!! Happy birthday to Eli (3) and Ashlyn (9)

Upcoming Events

May 25 No School (Memorial Day Holiday)

May 29 Last Day of School

May 29 Senior Send Off Drive By, 3-4 PM at NCCS

May 30 Class of 2020 Graduation

June 2 Student Year End Check Out Day, 9 am-3 pm

June 4 8th Grade Virtual Advancement

June 27 Campus Work Day

June 27-July 4 NCCS Online Auction

Resources to Encourage and Support Christian Parents

Resources for Enrichment Activities at Home

Visit these websites for FREE activities when students are looking for something to do:

#StayHomeSaveLives...Be informed about COVID-19

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

North Clackamas Christian School

During this temporary campus closure, our office hours are limited. However, we are regularly checking email, phone messages, and getting mail. Please reach out to us should you have questions or need assistance.


Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)