Lower School Weekly Announcements

October 19-23

Homecoming Week 2015

Homecoming is a time to celebrate the school you are attending. After you have graduated, it’s a time to go back, or “come home”, to your town and the campus, see old friends, and reminisce about your school days. Homecoming usually centers around a football game and is an annual tradition for most American high schools. The celebrations generally start within the school on Monday and last all the way through the weekend when the alumni show up.


It’s always a pleasure to have our alumni visit and talk about how things have changed and progressed since they attended school at NCS. As a matter of fact, with our school being in existence since 1978, Northlake has become a place where many of our alumni are now sending their own children to be educated - a second generation of Wolverines for some families. What a legacy!


Here are a few pictures from the week. Enjoy!
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November commUNITY Event: Annual School Auction - Joie de Vie

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, November 14, to celebrate our annual Joie de Vie. This year’s theme will provide the opportunity to celebrate together, raise funds for our school’s capital development expenses, and enjoy an evening celebrating a FIESTA! The attire is casual. You will enjoy dinner, desserts, and an extensive silent and live auction with festive music for entertainment. This is a wonderful way to meet other NCS families and to join in the commUNITY. Please help us to make this event the biggest ever! We look forward to seeing you there.

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Fall 2015 Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Northlake Christian School is conducting a Fall 2015 Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please click on the highlighted link below. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, October 23. Each family only needs to complete the survey once.


Fall 2015 Parent Survey

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Digital Citizenship Week - October 19-23

This week is Digital Citizenship Week, so we will be discussing this throughout the week in classes. Please read HERE for some great resources for parents from Common Sense Media. Lower School is a great time to begin the discussion about appropriate behavior in our digital world.
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Click on the video below to learn more about our Buddy Bench.

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Video Contest

Northlake Christian School is competing in the Metairie Bank "We Give Back" Challenge until October 30. Please vote for the NCS video created by our very own broadcasting students from the Upper School. The three schools with the highest number of votes in two weeks will receive a monetary prize for their school! Share this INCREDIBLE video, and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!



VOTE HERE EVERY DAY!!

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Lower School Athletics

3rd & 4th BOYS' BASKETBALL

Coach Matt McCune will be hosting a 4 week skills camp/intramural league for boys. The camp will take place on Saturday mornings at 8 AM from January 9th to January 30th. The first hour of each session will be a practice with Coach McCune where the kids will work on building fundamentals such as triple threat, dribbling, defensive stance, rebounding, passing, shooting, etc. The second part of each session will be playing games within the intramural league. The kids will be divided into teams during the first practice. The kids will remain on the teams throughout the league. The last week will culminate with a championship tournament.


Please click on the following link to let Coach McCune know if your child would be interested in participating in this camp or to ask questions.

https://docs.google.com/a/northlakechristian.org/forms/d/1oVp4lHCiz6PoPpasdyqqoifpUa1kTIPUcVdE4kfaCfs/viewform


3rd & 4th BOYS' & GIRLS' SOCCER

Here’s a message from Coach Chetta:

I wanted to thank all for coming to the Soccer meeting. Below you can see a recap of what was discussed. As I discussed at the meeting BSN is making a spirit wear page for players and family. The long-sleeved WOLVERINE PRIDE shirt is the soccer shirt this year that ALL teams will wear before or during games. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks again and God Bless: nchetta@northlakechristian.org.


Recap from the Parent Meeting:

3rd and 4th grade soccer league is open to all and is free of charge. All soccer players are required to buy the practice/game shirt from BSN.


The League will Start November 26th and will conclude January 2. The time of the practice games are from 9am-10:15am on Wolverine Field.


The league is for both boys and girls, and they will compete against each other. All players will be mixed up at each session. This league is designed for development, not for winning and is only for Northlake students.

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Looking Ahead in October...

¨ October 19-23, Lower School Food Drive

¨ October 20, 2nd Magnolia Mound Field Trip

¨ October 22, Lower School Picture Retakes and Group Pictures

¨ October 23, Washington Parish Fair Field Trip – Kindergarten

¨ October 23, Pumpkin Patch Field Trip – 1st Grade and Mrs. DiMaggio

¨ October 23, ALL A Honor Roll—Pancakes with the Principals

¨ October 29-31, Upper School Play

¨ October 30, Aquarium Field Trip – 3rd Grade