Hootie's Nest

NCCAES Parent Newsletter

NCCAE Weekly Updates from the Parenting Team

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Hello November!

All NCCAE parents and families will begin receiving access to this weekly digital newsletter with updates and announcements that would normally go home in our Parent Communication Folders. Due to the need to significantly reduce school printing costs, the majority of announcements will now be sent out via parent emails, parent calls, posted on our school social media and placed on our school website.

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NCCAE November Service Project: Charleston Animal Society Supply Drive

November 3, 2022 through November 16, 2022
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Meeting ID: 893 4965 0634 Passcode: Hootie

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Thanksgiving Turkey Kit & Winter Coat Distribution

NCCAE will be hosting a Thanksgiving Turkey Kit & Winter Coat Distribution on Saturday November 19, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

If you are in need of assistance with securing items for your family's Thanksgiving meal or you know a family in need, please register and reserve your Turkey Kit today!

Reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey Kit

If you would like to volunteer to help distribute kits and outerwear during this event, please sign up to volunteer.

Thanksgiving Turkey Kit & Winter Coat Distribution Volunteer Sign up

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Upcoming Parent Volunteer Opportunities


If your schedule will allow, please take a moment to sign up to volunteer! Also, we encourage you to send an email to your learner's classroom teacher to see if there are any opportunities to help with classroom activities as well.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer, click and sign up for any of the opportunities listed below: (remember that you must complete the volunteer application first and be cleared by district security).









Village People Parent and Community Initiative!


Parent Volunteer Spotlight

Citadel’s Annual Leadership Day at NCCAE

North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School was honored to welcome over 40 Citadel Cadets to our school as they observed The Citadel’s Annual Leadership Day, where every cadet participates in a leadership and/or service activity.

Four Teams of cadets (over 40 total) spent time in 1st, 2nd, & 4th grade classrooms and led students in a heroism-themed activity. The heroism lessons took approximately 45-50 minutes. The curriculum included a brief discussion about heroism led by Cadet team leaders, then NCCAE students created cards for their heroes. Cadets collected those cards that student's wrote to their heroes (soldiers, police officers, firefighters, veterans, etc.) and distributed them to agencies throughout the area that afternoon. For students who wrote cards to someone they knew (parents, relatives, teachers, etc.) Cadets requested them to personally give the card to those people.

Cadets were also able to serve as lunch buddies to our Kindergarten classes. Needless to say we thoroughly enjoyed having these young men and women in our building interacting with our scholars.

Checkout the pictures from The Citadel's Leadership Day at NCCAE

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NCCAE PTA Announcements/updates/events

The PTA has been hard at work organizing several parent and family events for the school!

Trunk or Treat was a huge hit! Thank you to Ms. Katie McDaniel Ospechook, PTA President and her team of volunteers that made the night a success! It was so exciting to see everyone that came out to enjoy the event.

Our trunk winner was...drum roll please...The SOA Pirates! This trunk was a huge hit for the students. They had to "walk the plank" to retrieve their treat and according to our students they really enjoyed taking pictures with the pirates. It was really special to see students from SOA volunteering their time to come out and participate in our school's event.

Click here to see all the pictures from Trunk or Treat!

NCCAE PTA Upcoming Fundraiser

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NCCAE PTA School Spirit Night

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NCCAE PTA Holiday Family Photos

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Month at a glance

11/3 - 11/16: NCCAE November Service Project: Charleston Animal Society Supply Drive

11/7: CCSD Early Release 12:25 p.m.

11/7: NCCAE PTA Braided Bread Fundraiser

11/8: Election Day – No School

11/10: Cici’s Pizza PTA School Spirit Night

11/11: NCCAE Veteran’s Day Assembly

11/12: NCCAE PTA Holiday Photos

11/14: Coffee & Conversations with Principal Murphy

11/19: Turkey Kit & Winter Coat Distribution 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

11/21 – 11/25: Fall Break

11/30 - 12/9: NCCAE PTA Holiday Shop

NCCAE Parenting Team

North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School

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