Principal's Update

April 10, 2020 - Remote Learning Newsletter #4

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Below are resources and information regarding NCCS Emergency Instructional Plan

Saints Community,

Easter blessings to you and your family on this Good Friday. My prayer continues to be that our students, their families, and our staff, are healthy and have peace through the love of our Savior. This is a precious time. It is a time when the Lord is speaking clearly to us as followers of Christ, calling us to trust him, have hope, and share his goodness with others.


This week I sent an email updating our EIP for Remote Learning through May 29. If you have not read it fully, please do so at your earliest convenience.


I want to thank you for feedback that is coming through our various surveys, from both students (from teachers) and parents. Please continue to take a few minutes and answer the questions so we can take into consideration the perceptions and ideas that you may offer. This week's survey (link) for parents is found just below this message.


Please be aware that there is another Curriculum Pick Up day on Monday, April 13, 9 am-1 pm, and alternating Monday's in the future as needed. The teachers who have REQUIRED materials for students to pick up are listed below. Please use the sign up for Remote Learning curriculum for the following classes:

  • Spanish (HS)

  • Kindergarten

  • 1st Grade

  • 3rd Grade

  • 4th Grade

  • 6th Grade

  • Chromebooks (as needed)

  • Library Books (more info below)


Additionally, this week we will open up our Online Book Fair. Please be sure to read the information below for all the details. We are excited to offer this opportunity to our families. We also want to encourage all students to participate in the Virtual Spirit Week and send (through the Google Form) us photos of themselves for each daily theme. There will be prizes awarded and it is sure to be a ton of fun for all!


Blessings,

Mrs. James

PLEASE COMPLETE TODAY: NCCS Remote Learning Survey for April 10

Please use the link below to reply (one per family) to the Remote Learning Survey for this week. Doing so will provide us with feedback so we can make necessary improvements and provide assistance as indicated through this communication. Thank you! Sherri :)


HERE IS THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S SURVEY

SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT CURRICULUM PICK UP DAY at NCCS

Monday, April 13th, 9am-1pm

19575 Sebastian Way

Oregon City, OR

MORE INFORMATION AND SIGN UP LINK BELOW.

Our School Library is OPEN for Checkouts!

FIRST BOOK CHECK OUT IS MONDAY, APRIL 13! The NCCS Library is open and ready to checkout books for your family. We want to support our students as readers and provide a selection of books for your home. Preorder book selections ahead of the date to pick up, not on the same day. See the attachment below for directions on using our school library services.

Online Book Fair This Month

The Scholastic Online Book Fair starts on Monday! During this time of remote learning, this is a great opportunity to promote reading and bring smiles in our homes. From April 13th to April 26th online purchases can be made and shipped directly to your home. Shipping will be free for any orders over $25. All purchases will benefit our school.

Go to scholastic.com/fair to find our school and begin shopping. Feel free to share this link with grandparents and other relatives/friends who want to support our students and school with new books.

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What are Saints up to during Remote Learning?

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Girl's Quartet Practices Virtually

Here is our first attempt at virtual choir. These ladies are amazing. We are learning a lot. We are starting small with the quartets and building towards a full choir piece. It is a very appropriate song in today’s situation, as well as the Andrew sisters used it during war time.

It makes me feel like we are moving towards something really great and not hopeless at all.

I love these kids so much. We are finding a way to still live out our purpose and be unified and leave it all on the stage. This is just not a stage we had imagined, right?

Hoping to bring some hope and joy to lighten these days! Enjoy! More to come soon!

These kids are wonderful and Kelly (Director's assistant) and her tech savvy husband Geoff have been a lot of incredible help figuring this out.

-Mrs. Steele (Choir Director)

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Help is here! Read about the "To-Do" feature on Google Classroom

Mr. Hordichok has created a short video on how to take advantage of the "To-Do" feature on Google Classroom. This will allow students to get a snapshot view of all assignments. This is valuable for these reasons:


  1. See a list of all assignments from multiple classes in one place
  2. Catch any missing assignments or assignments you have forgotten about


How-To-Video Link: Click


Hope this helps! Please contact Mr. Hordichok if you have any questions about technology for remote learning. He is more than willing to help you. His Phone: 503-381-0934 and Email: andrew_hordichok@ncchristianschool.com.

APRIL BIRTHDAYS...Sending love and blessings on your special day this week!!! Happy birthday to Aria (PreK), Joshua (PreK), Eli (8), and Rebekah (7)

Clackamas Community Care Initiative

Look what is happening in our commuity! Go to Clackamas Community Care Initiative website to see how you can help with donations, service, or sharing this information with someone in need. Watch the video to get a better idea of this effort.


Acts 20:35

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

LOOK FOR UPDATED RESOURCES HERE EACH WEEK

Resources to Encourage and Support Christian Parents

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Resources for Enrichment Activities at Home

Visit these websites for FREE activities when students are looking for something to do:

Reporting Absenses During Remote Learning Days

When a student is ill, and not able to complete work or study, we are asking parents to notify the office (mckenzie_falotico@ncchristianschool.com) and the student's teacher(s). We will follow our regular policy for make up work for absenses due to illness.

#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)