Principal's Update

December 4, 2020

- Above all else, love one another - 1 Peter 4:8

Let us all enter into Advent season with hope, faith, love, joy, and light. May we be filled with the blessings of Christmas.

Advent focus during December Chapels

CHAPEL YOUTUBE CHANNEL LINK

Join us for live worship each Friday at 10 am. Our YouTube channel is "North Clackamas Christian School", for livestream and for recordings of previous chapels.

School Update

At this time, we are continuing with students on campus as previously communicated. Secondary students are in a hybrid model of Limited In-Person Instruction and Distance Learning. Elementary is in-person, 5 days a week, full days. Preschool is in-person, with a morning program running each day. Please note that when adjustments to our plans are necessary, we will communicate in a timely and clear manner.


Look for a parent survey to come soon from our office as we seek input and perspective from you in regard to our plans and the current dynamics of COVID in our community. For your reference, here is the link to the new Oregon COVID-19 Counties & Risk Levels Map.


In our ongoing effort to keep on-site instruction possible, we remind parents of the understanding to complete daily health checks prior to school attendance every day. Please continue to monitor and screen your student for COVID-19 symptoms (see below). The protocols should be followed when they present signs of illness. Parents must keep their student home and notify the office when a student presents these signs of illness or if there has been COVID exposure.

Thank you for being consistent in partnering with us on our protocols during this time.


We walk in hope; our faith is rooted in trusting the Lord will care for our community. Know that we pray for you and ask the Lord's goodness to be present in your home and our school.

“Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.” Romans 12:12

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Secondary Happenings at NCCS!

Junior High:

-"Penny War" class competition to support a local charity, 12/7-12/15. Advisory teachers and class officers will oversee this activity. Bring your pennys to add to your class total, or silver coins to add to your competators jar.

-Hot cocoa to-go, served at dismissal on Dec. 15! (compliments of HS ASB)

-ASB Class Officers announced: Pres.-Landon, Vice Pres.-Isaac, Sec.- Kian, Treasurer.- Richard


High School:

-"Wall Week" is annual tradition with class competitions (poster and lip-sync routine). Work times are scheduled for 12/9, 12/16, and 12/17, at 8:30-10:30 am). Lipsync class performances are scheduled for judging on 12/18 at 1-2 pm (gym), no audience allowed. Sign up with grade level Advisory teacher to participate. All activities are optional and will not take instructional time from the schedule.

-Christimas CANNED food drive collection (runs 12/07-12/17) to benefit a local charity, sponsored by NHS. Bring cans to Advisory and win points for your class' "Wall Week" total!

-Hot cocoa to-go, served at dismissal on Dec. 15! (compliments of HS ASB)

-ASB Class Representatives announced: Abby (9), Addison (9), Kali (10), Makayla (10), Josh (11), Ben (11), Ashlynn (12), Luke (12)

Christmas Spirit Week...Dec. 14-17

Students (K-12) and staff dress up this week, whether in person or remote. Show some Christmas spirit!!!
    • Monday: Crazy with Christmas colors

    • Tuesday: Ugly Christmas sweaters

    • Wednesday: Christmas ornaments

    • Thursday: Christmas socks & santa hats

Annual Year End Drive to Support NCCS

Thank you for your continued support of North Clackamas Christian School. Your partnership allows our school to accomplish its mission to provide biblically-based education. It is with hope and enthusiasm that we present this opportunity for you to participate in our Annual Fund Drive.

Learn about the accomplishments of NCCS amidst the challenges of Covid-19 and specific needs through the message below.

We welcome your prayerful support. Click HERE to donate.

With gratitude and wishes for a joyous Christmas season,

-NCCS Administration

2021-22 Re-Enrollment Opens Jan. 4

For our current families, re-enrollment opens on Jan. 4, with first priority before we open up enrollment to new applicants on Jan. 19. It is important that parents prayerfully consider future plans for their students' education and attend to re-enrollment in a timely manner during the two week window. As you know, we have limited space in every grade level.

It is our hope that everyone will choose to return to NCCS and that we will also welcome new families in the coming year where we have openings available. Additional information will be coming soon from our office. Questions can be directed to mckenzie_falotico@ncchristianschool.com.

What is Parent-Teacher Fellowship? Community Connection!!!

Parent-Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Mission Statement: The goal of PTF is to build community within NCCS, to enrich our school and the lives of our students, and to provide extra support to teachers and staff. We also hope to use this group to reach and bless our community.


NCCS offers a family atmosphere, but connecting right now with each other can be hard. PTF is a group that works to foster a family environment by offering opportunities to come together as parents and staff. Are you looking for a way to connect with teachers and other parents? This is your opportunity!


In the next couple of weeks, members of PTF will be reaching out to every family in our community. We want to hear from you! We will talk with you about...How can we pray for your family? How can we support you? Are you interested in connecting with others in our community by getting involved?


Join PTF to share ideas or donate supplies...Our committee would love to have others join us any way they can! There are occasional meetings, but it can be as simple as donating food or supplies, hanging flyers, setting up or cleaning up after events, etc. Because we all lead busy lives, we try to communicate through email as much as possible.


If you have an interest in joining PTF, please feel free to reach out to anyone on our committee:

Rebekah Hardy (Administrative Liaison/NCCS Teacher/Parent)

Debbie Stark (NCCS Preschool Teacher/Parent)

Erika Porter (NCCS Alumni/Board Member/Parent)

Sarah Wiese (NCCS Alumni/Board Member/Parent)

Stefanie Tewalt (NCCS Alumni/Board Member/Parent)

Stephanie Michaels (NCCS Alumni//Parent)

Susan Van Sickle (NCCS Office Support Staff/Parent)

More Ways to Get Involved at NCCS...

  • Pray for our School - for our society, staff, and events. There is a prayer group that meets weekly on Sunday mornings to pray for our school. Please contact Juliane Wunn or Pat Butt (503-761-6306).

  • Bible Study - A group of parents meet for Bible study every other week. These studies are a great way to connect with other parents in the community and develop deeper relationships. To join the current study, contact Debbie Stark.

  • Fundraising Committee - There are various positions and responsiblities within this committee that require a range of commitment, so all are welcome. We need creative ideas and many hands to make this committee function well. If you are interested please contact Emily Clark, Business Manager. Next meeting is Tuesday, December 8th at 8:30am at the school and via Google Meets. Email Emily Clark for the Meets log-in information.

  • Auction Committee - The NCCS Auction is one of the highlights of our school year. This annual event brings us together to support our school in a unique way. This year’s auction is scheduled for May1st! If you are interested in joining this dedicated and valuable group, please contact Emily Clark.

  • School Board - Every spring the school board takes nominations for parents in our society. If this is a role you would consider for the future and would like to express an interest, please contact Matt Hixson, School Board Chair.

Virtual Open House

We are excited to be able to share more about our incredible school through a Virtual Open House. Please share our Facebook post and link to our website to encourage those you know who may be interested in learning more about our incredible school. We have a few openings in most grade levels and are enrolling new students for this current school year.

A Message from our Librarian:

Your NCCS library is available for checking out books! Off-campus elementary students will be able to pick up books on Fridays. Secondary students will be able to pick up books by the gym gate on Mondays. Please see the attachment for instructions on how to get some great books. If you have questions, please reach out to Mrs. Davis, Librarian.

A Message from our Dean of Students:

On December 10, during Advisory time (3 - 4:00pm), representatives from at least 6 colleges/universities will be available to visit with the juniors and seniors. The students will receive more details in Advisory class. Every student can learn something from these kinds of visits! Please see this doc for a little more info- college reps on Dec. 10


The resources below are meant for any high school student or parent to access in preparation for the college search and admissions process. Check in with Mrs. Moore for questions and assistance.

Virtual Christian College Fairs

College exploration can be a wonderful experience of learning about yourself, then pursuing an institution uniquely equipped to suit those interests and passions. Explore virtual booths and engage with Christian colleges and universities (Nov-Jan).

Paying for College Webinar

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 10am AND Thursday, Dec. 10, 5pm. If college is in your future, you may want to join this webinar to help you plan.

December Birthdays

Camille (1st), Shooter Makya (K), Kyle (6), Alexis (1), Avery (5), Jaelyn(3), Maci (PreK), Jordyn (3), Morgan (7), Keeley (7), Brayden (8), Kellan (8), Madison (10), Kate (7), Landon (8), Colton (8), Luke (11), Caleb (8), Benny (10)

Yearbook Pics Needed

We want your photos! If you haven't already, please download the Yearbook Snap app (search "yearbook snap app" in your app store on your phone). When you first use the app, search for North Clackamas Christian and enter our school code: GoSaints! (Don’t forget to capitalize the G and S and use an exclamation point!). After that, you will be ready to upload photos. Just click the big orange arrow, choose the category your photos fall into, choose the photos you want to share, and click send. (The first time it will ask you for your name and email, after that you will not need to enter this info again.) We very much appreciate you doing this and can't wait to make an awesome yearbook for you this year! -NCCS Yearbook Staff

NCCS Students are Learning Great Things!

NO SCHOOL FRI., DEC. 18-FRI., JAN. 1...Enjoy the Christmas Break and return to school Jan. 4!

Upcoming Events

Dec. 8 Fundraising Committee Meeting, 8:30am (NCCS/Google)

Dec. 9-18 HS Wall Week (class competition)

Dec. 7-15 JH Penny Wars (class competiton for charity)

Dec. 14-17 Christmas Spirit dress up days

Dec. 15 Picture Retake Day (by appointment)

Dec. 11 Elementary (Virtual) Christmas Concert

Dec. 14 Secondary (Virtual) Christmas Concert

Dec. 18 NO SCHOOL

Dec. 18-Jan. 1 Christmas Break

Jan. 4 Return to School

Jan. 4 Re-enrollment Opens for 2021-22

School Closing + Emergency Announcements

Please review this document and make sure that your information is up to date in RenWeb. In the case of an emergency and for general communication, current parent contact information is vital.

North Clackamas Christian School

Please reach out to us should you need assistance.


Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Dean of Students: Carmen Moore (Ext 214)

Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)

Office Front Desk: Beth Woody (Ext. 601)