Principal's Update

November 6, 2020

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

This is My Country 1

Veterans Day Program Recording will be Released Nov. 10...Enjoy this teaser!

America the Beautiful

School Update

Elementary Students, Grades 4-6

We welcome grades 4-6 to begin in-person days on Nov. 9, joining our K-3 students. The campus opens at 8:15 am with students lining up outside (on the playground) by grade level with the teacher. Please be prompt, as the gate will close by 8:25 am when students will proceed to their classroom. Emails have been sent from the office and teachers, with details regarding the after school pick up process, bringing school supplies, lunch, face coverings, dresscode, and much more. We look forward to bringing our youngest learners in for in-person learning!


Secondary Students, Grades 7-12

Starting the week of November 9th, we will offer two days a week of onsite instruction for our 7th-12th grade students. Parents should have sign-uped for a 2 hour instructional block on Monday AND Tuesday. We are SO EXCITED to see our students!


WHAT TO BRING:

  • School Supplies for the day's classes
  • Class Assignments
  • Textbooks for the day's classes
  • Water bottle


DROP-OFF/ PICK-UP Procedures:

  • Students will be dropped off and picked up from the front of the building, meeting teachers in an assigned grade-level parking spot.
  • Please be prompt, as the gate will close by 8:30 or 12:30, when students will proceed to their classroom. Additionally, please be prompt for dismissal, as we are limited in the amount of time students are allowed to be on campus.
  • Drop-off will be between 8:20-8:30 or 12:20-12:30, depending if you sign-up for morning or afternoon. Class time begins promptly at 8:30 and 12:30.
  • Pick-up will be at either 10:30 or 2:30, depending if you sign-up for morning or afternoon.
NCCS Expectations for Appearance

When students are participating in school activities, remote learning (during class time) or in person on campus, the expectations for appearance must be followed. Please review this document with your child in support of these expectations.

It Going to be a Great Year of ASB Activities!

We know a lot of families have been wondering about upcoming High School and Junior High events, so here are some quick updates for you.


As of right now, the High School Harvest Party is scheduled for the evening of November 20th, at the Prazeau family's open-air barn. We will follow required Covid protocols to ensure everyone’s safety. We are super excited to put on a night filled with games, music and fun!


Next up, we are set to elect High School Class Representatives. High School Rep application forms are posted in the students' Advisory Google Classroom. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 13. Representatives will have the opportunity to attend ASB meetings, discuss ideas from their class with the executive council, and help with events!


Lastly, we are holding Junior High ASB elections. Students will be elected to the positions of President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. Applications have already been submitted and elections will take place using a Google Form the week of Nov. 9.


Thank you, as always, for your patience and interest in school activities during this time.


-From your High School ASB Council

NCCS Library is Opening!

We are excited to re-open our library this month and welcome back Mrs. Davis as our librarian. She will have a weekly library class with with book check out for elementary students, set up a process for secondary students to check out books, and run a virtual Scholastic Book Fair in November for Christmas delivery. Let's get reading together!

Online Book Fair

You are invited to shop our Online Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from November 16 - 29. Our Fair will feature a Virtual Fair walk-through so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience: Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and much more! All purchases will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Free shipping for book-only orders over $25. Orders will be delivered by Chritismas! Check out the fun here: bit.ly/ElemSizzleReel.

Message from Dean of Students

From: Mrs. Moore, Dean of Students

Is your student college-bound?

It's never too early to begin thinking about what happens after graduation! And, for seniors, it's not too late to get in on the application process! There are things you can be doing now so that, come the spring of senior year, you and your child are feeling good about life after high school!

FAMILY ACTION PLAN (Click the link for the year of your high schooler)


Supporting your student when it's rough

Some things are just hard right now. One way to guide your student in getting over that obstacle is to help them re-adjust their thinking. Try these new approaches:

Instead of

  • "I'm not good at this", try "What am I missing?"

  • "This is too hard", try "This may take some time & effort."

  • "I give up", try "I'll use some of the strategies we've learned."

  • "I can't do math", try "I'm going to train my brain to do math."

  • "I'll never be as smart as her", try "I'm going to figure out how she does it."

  • "This is good enough", try "Is this really my best?"

I think all of us can benefit from a little bit of thinking adjustment! Here's to learning and growing!

Virtual College Fairs 2020

Explore Your Options: 125 Christian colleges & universities ready to engage, chat with reps and attend presentations, watch videos and download materials helpful in the decision process, experience virtual tours, schedule meetings with college reps.

High School Computer Science Creativity

Mr. Hordichok shared this sample of High School student work completed in Computer Science. This is a new class offered at NCCS, where students are using curriculum provided in partnership with Microsoft TEALS education program.

Computer Science Project
CHAPEL YOUTUBE CHANNEL LINK

Join us for live worship each Friday at 10 am. We are now using our YouTube channel, "NCCS Community Chapel", for livestream and for recordings of previous chapels. Recording are found on the "Playlist" tab.

Birthdays to Celebrate!

Caleb (11), Joshua (12), Breanna (11), Hailey (12), Madalyn (12), Allison (9), Zoey (8), Jesse (8), Josiah (PreK), David (K), Reagan (1), Ella (PreK), Connor (K), Korban (PreK), Hudson (6), Lexis (5)

Fundraising Committee-Seeking Volunteers!

There are various positions within this committee that require a range of commitment, so all are welcome! If you are interested please contact, Emily Clark, Business Manager Emily_clark@ncchristianschool.com

Brick Project to Fund Playground Development

Click here to take you to the website for more information and to purchase bricks to be included in our plan to update our playground. Plans include building a large covered area, updating equipment, and a paved brick patio.

Educational Travel Opportunity

We are still hopeful that our 2021 tour (Spain, Italy, and France) will take place. At this time we have space available in the group for high school-aged students and adults. Check out the details if interested: www.eftours.com/2286567zy


Questions should be directed to Mrs. James (sherri_james@ncchristianschool.com), who is serving as the Tour Leader for this international educational opportunity.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 9 Grades 4-6 begin on-site instruction

Nov. 9 & 10 Secondary Student Limited In-person (AM/PM)

Nov. 10 Veterans Day Program Recording Released (via Email)

Nov. 11 Veterans Day Holiday, No School

Nov. 16 & 17 Secondary Student Limited In-person (AM/PM)

Nov. 16-29 Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Nov. 17 Pie Sale Pick Up at NCCS

Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Break, No School

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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)