Principal's Update

May 8, 2020 - Remote Learning Newsletter #8

Below are resources and information regarding NCCS Emergency Instructional Plan

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 week we have taken time to show our appreciation for the amazing teachers at NCCS. They have always spent countless hours and energy planning for each lesson and student. But during this time of remote learning, they have really poured so much more into making learning in this new way, a success for all. These Christian educators are essential workers, cheer leaders, prayer warriors, caregivers, content experts, developing the next generation of leaders. Above all, they love their students, and yearn for the time they will be back together at school. We appreciate their committment and service, THANK YOU TEACHERS!!!


Colossians 3:14-17 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


Blessings,

Mrs. James

TEACHER APPRECIATION PARADE TODAY (May 8) @ 1 PM

It's time to show appreciation to our talented and dedicated teachers. We hope that you all choose to share in the celebration of these incredible professionals who love your kids and who enthusiastically serve us each day.

PLEASE JOIN US ON CAMPUS FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1-2 PM, FOR A TEACHER APPRECIATION PARADE!!!

Drive your car through the parking lot loop and show your appreciation to our teachers. Feel free to make signs, handwritten notes or other tokens of your gratitude. We will have baskets for you to put cards in for your teachers. If you aren't able to make it, maybe send an email or give a shout out on our Facebook page.

THANK YOU TEACHERS, WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!

2020 Society Meeting and Board Elections

Dear NCCS Society,

You should have received an email regarding our 2020 elections and Spring Society Meeting. Please take a few minutes and cast your ballot for director candidates Bryce Fisher and Andrew Crites. Voting closes on May 9. Please only one ballot per family. Use this link to the voting web page: VOTE HERE


The results will be announced during our virtual Society meeting on May 11th at 7 PM. Please join us virtually for this meeting by following this link: JOIN MEETING HERE . No special app or download is needed to use this link. Please be sure to mute your mic and use of the camera is optional. If you rather call in to the meeting, use this number +1 941-254-6061‬ PIN: ‪875 021 800‬#

Sincerely,

Your NCCS School Board

Final Curriculum Pick Up/Drop Off Day: SIGN UP FOR A TIME

Monday, May 11th, 10am-1pm

19575 Sebastian Way

Oregon City, OR

Please Sign Up HERE to reserve your time to stop by the school on this day. If you need alternate arrangements, please make note on the sign up form.


Classes with curriculum to pick up or drop off on May 11:


  • All elementary- Pick Up: Elementary Art Packet
  • Kindergarten- Pick up: Learning Packet. Drop off: Clay Handprints.
  • 3rd Grade- Pick up: paper packet. Drop off: any fraction materials that didn't get turned in 2 weeks ago.
  • 4th Grade- Pick up: Select families (construction paper for Fun Friday project)
  • 6th Grade- Pick up: persuasive writing packet, Roll of Thunder comic strip, special items for students with summer birthdays. Drop off: The Giver book
  • 7th/8th English- Drop off: Crispin books, please remove any sticky notes before returning.
  • 7th/8th Art/Calligraphy- Drop off: Turn in calligraphy folder with papers and yellow book or stapled packet.
  • Freshmen- Pick up: History Notebooks (Graded).
  • Physics- Pick up: Workbook
  • Chemistry- Pick up: Workbook
  • College Math (Meuser)- Pick up: Get Homework notebooks (for the ones they have already dropped off. Drop off: Homework notebooks/folders.
  • Seniors- Pick up: Economics Ramsey workbooks (Graded-yours to keep).

Happy Mother's Day!

A Prayer for Mother's Day

Lord, bless our mothers with wisdom to teach and guide their children in a way that will help them to follow You and to become men and women who will be pleasing in Your sight.

Give all mothers the patience to deal with the difficulties of their job and, most of all, give them a special blessing as they care so lovingly for the gifts that You have allowed them the honor of raising.

Amen

"Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Proverbs 31:31

Recognizing Our 2020 Graduates

Grad Spotlight: Maddison Pitzl


Maddison has attended NCCS for 13 years. She has been involved in a lot of activities throughout her time at the school. She is a vocalist and pianist for the worship team and she played basketball and volleyball. Maddison's favorite subject to study has always been science, but she also really enjoys English.


Maddison's favorite verse is Proverbs 1:33, “But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” As far as her favorite memory at NCCS she said, "It is impossible to choose just one. There are too many joy filled moments to single out a one that was better than the last. I would have to say my favorite memory is watching my class become a family throughout our years together."


After high school Maddison plans to go to college to become a veterinarian, and eventually get a degree in psychology as well. Her ultimate goal is to have a career where she trains therapy animals.


Congratulations Maddison, we all celebrate with you! You are dearly loved by the NCCS community!

Grad Spotlight: Ian Watt


Ian has been going to NCCS for 9 years, since 4th grade. He's been competitively swimming for 10 years, as well as participating in NCCS Excelsior Choir, track, and soccer for multiple years. His favorite subject is math, so if anyone needs help he shares, "I’m here for you".


Ian's favorite verse is James 2:26, “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” He said that his "favorite memory at NCCS was definitely track during sophomore year when we placed 2nd in the boys 4x400m relay, and 2nd overall, all while goofing off."


After highschool Ian plans to attend Clackamas Community College for one or two years, then transfer to Oregon State University to study for a bachelor degree in civil engineering.


Congratulations Ian, we are so proud of you! God has amazing things in store for your future!

"Senior Send Off" Celebrates our Graduates!

On May 29 at 3-4 pm, the last day of school, we invite all our students and parents to the Senior Send Off Drive By 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!

What is NCCS Planning for School this Fall?

While we are an independent school, there are state orders that do pertain to private schools in cases of emergency declarations. If we are not under order, we are working toward opening the school year on our campus on time, Sept. 8. We are already working to secure the necessary PPE, clearning supplies, and equipment to open. Applications are being processed as we enroll new students each week. We are here for our families and hope that you will continue to choose NCCS for your student's education.


At NCCS, we have developed an excellent Emergency Instructional Plan for Remote Learning. Parents and students are telling us in surveys that it "met" or was "above" their expectations. In the event we find ourselves at a place to implement it in the future, we will do so. What we can be confident in stating, is that we will provide a high quality Christian education for our students, no matter what the circumstances. Regardless, our students will continue to progress with grade level content, curriculum, and instruction from our teachers in partnership with parents.


OHA Reports This Week: "Governor Brown shared new details of her framework for rebuilding a safe and strong Oregon, including new guidance for counties and businesses on a phased reopening process. Governor Brown emphasized that by taking steps gradually and carefully, and following science and data, Oregon can begin to reopen safely.


The new guidance on reopening calls for the widespread use of face coverings, maintaining physical distance of six feet between individuals as much as possible, and following good hygiene and disinfection practices.


The Governor also announced that large gatherings such as conventions, festivals, and major concerts and live audience sporting events will need to be cancelled at least through September. Restarting events of this size will require a reliable treatment or prevention, like a vaccine, which is many months off. Further guidance on large events will be provided in the coming months."

Helping our "Neighbor" with Tuition Assistance

  • NCCS is reopening the financial aid process, and working with families who demonstrate a need due to the economic situation created from the Covid-19 pandemic. Look for a message coming from Emily Clark, Business Office Manager.

  • Financial Need Scholarships: We are looking to support families in our school community that may be financially impacted by the current Covid-19 situation. It is our goal to be able to offer financial need based support to those families, that might otherwise not be able to cover the full cost of tuition for the 2020-21 school year. Donations to this fund will allow us to go above and beyond our normal financial aid budget, as we recognize additional needs due to this unprecedented time. To make a donation, please go to our website to see this opportunity featured.

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace,

that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (ESV) Hebrews 4:16

This week would have been the State Choir competiton where we would compete to defend our State Championship title. This is the set sung at Linfield this year where they received the State qualifying scores. It would have been incredible to see them on the stage at OSU today. Enjoy this piece as we honor their efforts. They are champions!

NCCS Excelsior Choir @ Linfield (2020.02.19)

Habitat Garden Starts Still Available!

Have you been getting your garden beds ready during this great weather and time at home? Every spring, the Habitat Club grows and sells garden starts (variety of veggies, fruits, and herbs).

Starts are for sell at .50 each, and available in our Habitat garden shed. They will be forsale this week until all sold out. Just swing by the school, between 10 and 2pm, pick up what you want to buy and leave the money (exact change) in the marked can. Money raised supports Habitat projects throughout the year. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. B at pjbuttress@gmail.com.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS...Sending love and blessings on your special day!!! Happy birthday to: Madelyn (K), Paul (5), Faith (7), Kiana (9), Ava (12)

Upcoming Events

May 8 Teacher Parade at NCCS, 1-2 pm

May 9 Final Voting for Board Positions

May 11 Curriculum Pick Up Day, 10 am-1 pm

May 11 7 PM NCCS Spring Society Meeting (online)

May 29 Last Day of School

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

May 30 Class of 2020 Graduation

June 2 Student Year End Check Out Day

Auction Update!

We are excited to share with everyone that we have put together a plan for this year's Annual Auction at NCCS. The auction will be put online this summer, where items will be up for bid and there will be an opportunity to give to designated projects. Look for more information to come later this month!

NCCS Remote Learning Survey for May 8

Please use the link below to reply (one per family) to the Remote Learning Survey for this week. Doing so will provide us with ongoing feedback so we can make necessary improvements and provide assistance as indicated through this communication. Each week there will be a new question to guide our work. Thank you!


HERE IS THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S SURVEY

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)