Hootie's Nest

NCCAES Parent Newsletter

NCCAE Weekly Updates from the Parenting Team

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Fall Break is Almost here!

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.

Message from CCSD regarding inclement weather on 11/11/2022

CCSD Families,

Due to the potential flooding from Tropical Storm Nicole, schools, programs, and offices located downtown on the peninsula of Charleston are moving to eLearning or remote work days tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, 2022. All CCSD buildings located in downtown Charleston will be closed.

The only schools that will be closed as a result of this decision are:

  • Buist Academy
  • Charleston Progressive Academy
  • Charleston Development Academy
  • James Simons Montessori School
  • Julian Mitchell Elementary School
  • Memminger Elementary School
  • Sanders-Clyde Elementary School
  • Simmons-Pinckney Middle School
  • Burke High School
  • Early College High School
  • Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

Your child’s teacher(s) or school will communicate plans for learning tomorrow later this evening.

CCSD magnet bus transportation from downtown to Military Magnet Academy, School of the Arts, Academic Magnet High School, Septima P. Clark Academy, Daniel Jenkins Academy, and Liberty Hill Academy may have limited bus stops. Please check the district website for specific information. It will be posted on the CCSD website by 4:00 p.m.

Only afterschool programs in the downtown area of CCSD scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2022, are canceled, including Kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope programs that are not located on the peninsula will be open.

One additional note, the District 3 Community Meeting scheduled for tomorrow is postponed.

Thank you for your attention to this message and flexibility. Please stay safe.


CCSD’s Office of Communications

Message from CCSD Regarding Inclement weather on 11/11/2022

CCSD Families,

Due to the forecast for inclement weather related to Tropical Storm Nicole, the entire district will now be moving to an eLearning Day tomorrow, Friday, November 11, 2022. School and district buildings will be closed.

Your child’s teacher or school will provide additional information about eLearning for tomorrow sometime later this afternoon or evening.

Kaleidoscope and all other extracurricular activities and afterschool programs scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2022 are canceled.

Please continue to monitor local media outlets for weather conditions, and please stay safe.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding, and we thank you for your continued support of our schools.


CCSD’s Office of Communications

Message from Principal Murphy re: eLearning Day 11/11/2022

The following message was also emailed and voice called to each NCCAE family:

Dear NCCAE Parents & Families

As you have already been notified by CCSD, tomorrow November 11th has been designated as an eLearning Day. Classroom teachers will be directly notifying parents by 7:30 a.m. on Friday November 11th of the following:

  • Attendance procedures
  • At home learning activities

Please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming everybody back to school on Monday, November 14th.

CANCELED - NCCAE Veteran's Day Assembly

Link to upload a special message to your veteran, a short video or picture

Our Veteran's Day program has been canceled due to the eLearning day that is now scheduled for Friday, 11/11/2022. Unfortunately we will not reschedule this in-person event. However we will create a video with performances for students, faculty and staff and families to enjoy. Stay tuned!

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Thanksgiving lunch with Parents!

Nutritional services is having a Thanksgiving lunch on November 17, 2022 and parents are welcome to come in to have lunch with their learners! You must RSVP and pay for your parent meal by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, to be in our cafeteria count for November 17, 2022.

Lunch consists of turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, and seasoned green beans. The cost of lunch is $4.25 per person. If you would like to reserve a space to eat with your child, please complete the form below and send it with you money by the morning of Tuesday, November 15th to your child’s teacher. If you are unable to print the form and you didn't receive one from your child, please click this link and complete the form and send in your money labeled to your child's teacher.


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NCCAE November Service Project: Charleston Animal Society Supply Drive

November 3, 2022 through November 16, 2022
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This event date has been changed. Please note that the zoom will now be on the 15th of November from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Please zoom with us!

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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NCCAE seeking Angel Tree Sponsors!

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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!


NCCAE PTA Announcements/updates/events

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Month at a glance

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

11/7 - 11/28: NCCAE PTA Braided Bread Fundraiser

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

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