Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter

March 1, 2023

Annual Auction: STAND FIRM

The 2023 Auction is on Saturday, April 15th. We are excited to host this in person event on campus in the NCCS gym, 5-10pm. We hope that you can join us for this fun event! We also encourage you to invite friends & family to join you.

Purchase tickets HERE. Early ticket pricing through March 17. Limited number available.

We need EVERYONE'S help to make this event a success. Please consider contributing and asking your friends, family, coworkers, and places you do business with, to contribute:

**All forms for contributions are also available as a paper copy, in our office, if you prefer.

The auction committee is working hard in planning this fun event. If you want to join the team or have any questions, please contact Susan Van Sickle at Thank you for your prayerful support of our school’s auction. We look forward to seeing you on April 15th!

Check out the Auction Facebook page here for up to date information.

Churches for Those Needing a Place of Worship

**Please make church attendance with your family a priority. It is an expectation, a requirement of enrollment, that THE FAMILY (parents and students) REGULARLY attend a Christian church. If you are looking for a home church, we encourage you to check out our list of local churches where we already have school families attend.

Foothills Community Church

Eastridge Church

Oregon City Christian Church

Athey Creek Christian Fellowship

Mountain View Community Church

Oregon City Evangelical Church

Canby Foursquare

Canby Christian Church

New Life Church

The Source Church

Gracepointe Milwaukie

Grace Chapel

Revolution Church

Oregon City Nazarene

Clackamas Bible Church

Faith Bible Community Church

What happened around the school last month???

National Honor Society Induction

This year, eleven students were inducted into the NCCS National Honor Society. These students have excelled academically and have shown strength in character, leadership, and service. They each have expressed a desire to grow in these areas. We are proud of these fabulous individuals! Congratulations on this recognition to the following new members of NHS:


Kian Hankland, Rider Joiner, Reagan Knee, Andrew Lee, Jonathan Meuser, Bekah Neely, Lacey Nelson, Timothy Van Sickle


Hannah Johnson, Hallie Knutson, Matthew Michaels

Juniors and Seniors attended the NW YOUTH CAREER EXPO "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Preschool Playground Installed...Thank You Volunteers!

Excelsior Performs at Festival with State Qualifying Scores!!! Be sure to watch all the way to the end of the video!!!

NCCS Excelsior @ Small School Choir Festival (2023.02.17)
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FInancial Aid 2023-24 Application Reminder

We encourage you to apply for financial aid if your family needs tuition assistance. A new application must be submitted every school year for financial aid consideration, including pastoral discounts. This year’s deadline for submitting a financial aid application is March 24, 2023. Please review these directions on how to apply. Any questions about the application can be directed to McKenzie Falotico.
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Parents and secondary students, come to an information session on March 16, 3:05pm, in Rm 404. Hear about an incredible travel opportunity one year from this month. In March 2024, we will take a group from NCCS to Spain for an educational tour during Spring Break.

Students currently in grades 8-12th are invited to travel on this tour, as well as interested adults. We can take up to 30 travelers. We still have room and would love to have you join us!

Visit our tour website, enter tour ID SJAMES2024-4. Here, you can get tour information, request for contact or ask questions, and also register to join us! The cost of the tour includes flights and ground transportation, hotels, food, entrance to sites, tour guides, tips, travel insurance, a TON of fun and incredible memories!

If you have questions, contact Mrs. James.

Time to Order 2022-23 Yearbooks

If you would like to purchase a yearbook for your child(ren), please use the link below to do so before March 31. Orders will not be accepted after the due date, so please make sure to complete this as soon as possible. 2022/23 Yearbook Pre-Order Form

Yearbooks are pre-ordered and pre-purchased. They are delivered in the fall of 2023 and distributed out to families at Back to School Night. If your child is graduating, your family moves or moves schools, we will contact you to make sure you get the yearbook(s) you pay for.

Update: Campus Improvement Project

Beginning the week of Spring Break, renovations will start on the gym breezeway and music building. The exterior work being done for these areas will include replacing siding, gutters, windows, lighting and paint, as well as installation of new secure entry doors at the gym breezeway!

We need to raise an additional $100,000 to complete renovations of our buildings. If you are able to give to the Campus Improvement Project, please use the QR code below, or checks are also accepted through our office. We also welcome any efforts to share this need with others in your circle of influence. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Sherri James.

Thank you to those who have already given to this significant project. You are making a difference to the future of NCCS and its mission!

Cognia recognizes NCCS for 25 years of excellence through accreditation. See the letter below regarding this award.

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Upcoming Events

March 2 Pastries with Parents, 8:15-9 am (Rm 404)

March 2 ASVAB, 10-12th grade (optional), 12:30pm

March 5 Sign Up for Talent Show by TODAY!

March 6-7 Talent Show Tryouts

March 9 PSAT 10 (rescheduled from February)

March 9 Clackamas Sheriff Office Internet Safety Parent Class

March 13 Board Meeting, 6:30 pm (Library)

March 14 NCCS Got Talent, 6:30 pm (Gym)

March 15 Last day for Sponsorship Submissions

March 17 Auction Early Ticket Sale Price Deadline

March 24 Financial Aid Applications Due for 2023-24

March 27-31 Spring Break, No School/Offices Closed

March 31 Deadline for Yearbook Orders

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Korea Mission Trip

Gide USA is now accepting applications for the 2023 VBS English Camp team members. Below is a link to the application and information regarding the mission trip to Korea. Consider applying and/or pass on to potential team members.

Deadline is April 20 however selection process will begin immediately until positions are filled.

Contact Jodi Gill . Application

Monthly Board Meetings

The Board of Directors will share the monthly meeting minutes with the society, attached below. Anyone wanting more detail or to attend a meeting, please reach out to any board member. Contact NCCS Board of Directors by email at

Matt Hixson, Chair

Erika Porter, Vice Chair

Mark Van Sickle, Secretary

Danae Plover, Treasurer

Christian Parenting Resources for You

Pastries with Parents: E.N.G.A.G.E.D. - Seven Steps to Raising Christ Centered Kids in a Conventional World

Each month, administration will host a time of community fellowship for parents of children PreK-12th grade. This will be a time of prayer, sharing, learning, and connection, along with some tasty pastries served.

Join us Thursday, March 2 at 8:15-9am, for the next Pastries with Parents, with a focus on Raising E.N.G.A.G.E.D. Kids- A series by Chris Browne (RightNow Media). We will continue with this video series where we will talk about how we can identify our students' specific spiritual needs through meaningful conversation about spiritual growth. Check in at the office and you will be directed to the meeting location.

Notes from the February session are below for those who could not attend. We hope you can join us next month!

PTF News

Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) met this last month to plan opportunities for community building through the remainder of the year. If you would like to join us in planning for these events, please email Debbie Stark to be put on the PTF contact list.

March 14th, 6:30-8:30pm - All School Talent Show! Talent acts will be previewed for participation on March 6th and 7th after school. Register to participate here!

May 15th - Family Game Night and Society Update - This will be a night of family board games and fellowship. We will also hear an update from the Board and Mrs. James about how God has blessed NCCS this last school year and the vision for the future. Bring your favorite game and enjoy a night together with family and friends.

2022-23 School Verse Passage

Ephesians 6:13-17 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

NCCS Employment Opportunity

School Year 2023-24 Open Positions: Job Posting and Application
  • HS Advanced Math Teacher, Full Time
  • HS Spanish Teacher, Part Time
  • JH/HS Art Teacher, Part Time
  • Educational Assistant, Part Time

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Keep up with us on our Facebook page

We have two Facebook pages at NCCS. The general page is and the Parent Teacher Fellowship page is

We are here for you!

Please reach out to us should you need assistance:

Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Dean of Students: Carmen Moore (Ext 214)

Assistant Principal: Rebekah Hardy (Ext 401)

Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Office Front Desk/Attendance: Beth Woody (Ext. 601)

Business Office: Susan Van Sickle (Ext 202)

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