Falcon Updates

April 10, 2016

High School Registration

Mrs. Wood will be meeting with students to register for HS classes starting this week.

Parents, you all should have received an email from me last week with the course catalog.

I have added it to the website and can be accessed by clicking HERE and finding Course Descriptions.

Class t-shirts for Intermediate and Upper School!

For Grades 5 - 11 only. Grades 5 - 8 will be white and will be tye-dyed.

Each class shirt will be same color. High School student shirts will be solid colors. All shirts will have "The NCLA" in small font on the front left chest and "Class of....." on the back. Colors will be decided by student vote. Please order shirt size below and send in money in cash to your child's homeroom teacher by April 22nd. If you cannot afford the shirt price and your child wants one, please email me: rfaenza@thencla.org.

Cost of shirts are $7 for sizes S - XL and $8 for 2XL


Wanted - Strong Men and Women

We really could use some more worker-bee’s next weekend!! Please look at your family’s schedule and even if you just have a couple hours to spare, please come join us.

Saturday, April 16 (9am to 1pm) OR Sunday, April 17 (1 - 4 pm).

Thank you,

Leigh Davis


336.681.0618 – cell/text

Volunteer Breakfast

Thank you wonderful volunteers for your service to The NCLA.

We would like to celebrate you with breakfast on Friday, April 22nd at 7:45 in the

multipurpose room. This breakfast is for all adult volunteers.

Please join us. Afterwards, I will hold coffee with the principal. You are welcome to stay for it or head out if you need to.


Spring is right around the corner. Time to lace up the sneakers and prepare for our annual 5K and Fun Run at The NCLA. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 9 am on our campus. This year a portion of the student sponsorships raised will be donated to the American Heart Association.

This event is the PTO's largest and most critical fundraising effort of the year. We need many volunteers to help make it a success. If you are interested in helping with this event, please bring a friend and join us on April 6th at the Panera Bread on Main Street in Kernersville. The meeting will begin at 6:15 pm. We need volunteers to help with signage, coordinate food, the pre-race dinner, assist with the student incentives, coordinate water stations, etc. If you cannot attend, but would like to help, please email fundraising@thenclapto.org. Please include your phone number. Another huge component of our success is the participation of community sponsors. If you have a business or know of a business that may be interested, please contact Wena Podger at fundraising@thenclapto.org to receive a sponsor packet. Our sponsor rates are significantly less than comparable events and are tax deductible.

e3 Robotics Summer Camp

Summer robotics camp will be at The NCLA.

click here for a link to website for more information.

High School Student Committee

I invited any HS student interested in meeting to discuss ways to increase their HS experience. I have 5 students interested so far. If you have a student interested in "social" planning, please ask them to see me at lunch.

Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team!

The NCLA Science Olympiad Team won 3rd place in the regional competition this weekend!

Great job, kids! They will be wearing their medals tomorrow. Ask them how you can be a part of the team next year!

Congratulations, Eagle Scouts!

The NCLA has 2 students that have been officially awarded their Eagle Scout Award this spring.

Grayson Dunn - junior

Daniel Ellis - freshman.

Congratulations to all of our Eagle Scouts.


April - Middle and High School: Markers and colored pencils

We always need copy paper! :)

Spring Pictures

Individual spring pictures will be on Wednesday, April 13th. No monies will be due at the time of the spring sessions. Families will get to view package then purchase what choices you prefer. For this date, students will be allowed to wear an outfit of your choice. Solid colors photograph best. More information to follow in the flyer sent home last week.

Dates to Remember

Monday, April 11 - NCLA Family Date Night - GIADA's

Monday, April 11 - NWEA MAP testing begins

Wednesday, April 13 - Spring Picture Day

Friday, April 15 - Founder's Day of Celebration

Friday, April 15 - Board of Trustees Meeting 3:30 pm

Friday, April 22 - Volunteer Breakfast and Coffee with the Principal

Thursday, April 28 - Family Science Night 6:00

Saturday, April 30 - Dinner / Talent Show at The NCLA

Monday, May 2 - AP Psychology Exam

Friday, May 6 - AP US History Exam

Friday, May 20 - Pre-5K Pasta Dinner at The NCLA

Saturday, May 21 - The 3rd Annual NCLA 5 K at school from 9 am to 2 pm

See full calendar on website: http://www.thencla.org

School Based Leadership Team

Parents if you are interested in being a member of the Leadership Team for next year, please complete the form linked HERE. I started a Leadership Team last summer, but did not have time to get elected parents. For the next 2 year term, we will have elected members to represent the parents, assuming we have more interested than spots.

Staff on the leadership team are represented by department chairs. The team meets on the first Monday of the month at 3:30 in the conference room.

We are asking for 100% of Families to participate by April 30th!

Currently, we have 52% of total families participating!
Give what you can, any amount counts. If paying through website, paypal, you can set up a recurring charge ($10 per month etc) or you can send in a check with SOAR in the memo line along with your children's grade level(s). www.thencla.org/soar

National Honors Society and National Junior Honors Society

Induction Ceremony planned for Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm.

SOAR Options - Deadline to contribute for this year is April 30th

We are in need of a few picnic tables for upper school students to use during lunch.

There is a particular one we are looking to have. The Lifetime brand folding picnic table. I am including a picture of the one at Costco. They are in the store for $129 or online for $189. I just bought one and there were at least 10 others left. This donation will count towards your SOAR donation. Amazon (SMILE) also has it available for $230. This is a link to a folding bench from Amazon for $150. We only need about 10 tables and 5 benches, once we reach this number I will let you know.

SOAR Capital Campaign! Thank you to those who have donated already. DEADLINE: April 30th

You can donate electronically through PayPal on the link below, donate by check to the school with student name and SOAR in subject line. If you prefer you can also set up a recurring charge through PayPal on the website to allow for smaller monthly payments.

Our target is 100% participation from our families and faculty. No tax-deductible gift is too small or too big and when added with the support of all our families the ability to make a significant impact can become a reality. A tax donation record will generated for donations above $50 and upon request or other amounts. Donations can be made electronically through the link below or by sending in checks or cash, please list SOAR in the memo line of checks. Details are located on our website. Please share this link with family and friends: www.thencla.org/SOAR

Thank you for your support!

Renee Faenza, Principal


Please click here to join email groups.

You should join your child's group, ALL parents and any sports your children are a part of.

For example: if you have a 1st grader in French's class, a 7th grader (cheerleader) and 10 grader you will need to join: 1. All Parents, 2. Ms. French's class, 3. class of 2021 and class of 2018. 4. Middle school cheerleading


High School Girls' Soccer Team is Undeafeated!

Way to go ladies!


School starts on August 11, 2016!

Click here to view calendar.

The NCLA Family Science Night

Come join the fun on Thursday, April 28 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

It is a free event for our K-6 Families.


If you do not have one already, you will need an active CFNC account: www.cfnc.org
This is the site that NC is using and colleges in this area are starting to use it to receive electronic transcripts.

Click HERE to access website for college board.
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Parent Survey

If you have not completed the parent survey, please click here before the end of day Monday, April 11.

Coffee with the Principal

Rescheduled to Friday, April 22 after volunteer breakfast!

Click here to submit questions.

Volunteer Spotlight - Scott Stanley

Thank you to Scott Stanley for driving the plastic bottles in the dump truck on Saturday to the donation site. It was the windiest day in a long time and we were chasing bottles for quite a while at the site, not to mention the hours he spent chasing them here at school.

Thank you to all those who donated as well!

College Planning - High School Students - Thursdays

Mrs. Wood will be taking appointments to meet with any high schooler who wants to discuss transcripts, college plans, financial aid, how to sign up for various tests ACT's SAT's), resume's, and basic high school and college planning, etc... See Mrs. Wood to schedule.

We need old button up shirts!

Art teachers are requesting button up shirts of all sizes to use in art class as smocks.

HIgh School Trip Sign-up

All students in grades 9 - 11 are invited to sign up for High School European trip in June 2017. Students will visit London, Paris, Rome and Venice.

Price increases around December 30th so register before then if you can.

Visit EF Tours for more information and to register:

For Europe: www.eftours.com/1788214BZ

Tour Numbers!

Europe: 1755214BZ

Information about fundraising will be available to those that sign up.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Wood at awood@thencla.org

SAT Dates and Information

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

Click HERE for the SAT website and more information and to register for the test.

SAT DATES: (last day to register in parenthesis)
  • May 7 (April 8)
  • June 4 (May 5)