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November at NCA

Welcome to November!

This month, as we head into the holiday season, we have an opportunity to reflect on all that the Lord has done for us and all that we have to be thankful for.

2 Corinthians 9:11-12 ~ "You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God."

Colossians 3: 15-17 ~ "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ~ "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

Philippians 4:4-9 ~ "Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me - practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you."

NCA Elementary students shared a little bit about what they are thankful for:

Thanksgiving Video
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NCA Calendar

Please make sure to always check the RenWeb Family Portal calendar for the most updated information regarding important events including professional development and other days where school is not in session.

We work diligently to set as much of the calendar as we can prior to the start of the school year, however, there are times that adjustments must be made for a multitude of reasons. We do our best to communicate these changes with you in a timely manner in multiple ways including the weekly reminder emails, the monthly newsletters, and through the RenWeb calendar.

If you have a printed version of the Parent Calendar that was distributed to families prior to the start of the school year, it is out of date and a revised version is available in the Resource Documents section of the RenWeb Family Portal; however, we encourage you to continue to continue to check the Calendar in RenWeb as that will always be updated as soon as we have new information.

Lunchroom Volunteering

Lunchroom volunteers are so appreciated! Remember to log in your service hours in your Family Portal. Please sign up for November and/or December dates at these links.

November: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4DA4AF28A4FD0-ncalunch2

December: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4DA4AF28A4FD0-ncalunch3

Cold Weather Attire

As the weather is changing, please ensure your student is sent to school with cold weather attire that is dress code approved. As a reminder, all sweaters, fleeces, sweatshirts, etc. must be black, grey, or maroon and must have the NCA crest to be worn during the school day. Varsity letterman sweaters/jackets purchased through the approved vendor may also be worn. This is clearly laid out on pages 23-24 of the NCA Student Handbook and the Uniform Summary document which are both available in the Resource Documents section of the Family Portal of RenWeb.

Elementary students will receive a bag with their name on it that will remain at school to hold their recess cold weather gear. All elementary students must have snow pants, boots, gloves, and hats that will remain at school and teachers will send the items home as needed (minimum of weekly) to be washed.

Other Important Reminders

Dismissal begins promptly at 3:00 for Elementary students and 3:05 for Secondary students. Any Elementary student not picked up by 3:15 pm may be sent to Extended Day and charges will be incurred. Any Secondary student not picked up by 3:20 will be sent to Study Hall and charges will be incurred.

Students are only permitted to have water to drink in classrooms or hallways, as stated in page 27 of the NCA Student Handbook. Any other drinks must be kept for lunchtime and only opened while in the lunchroom.

Please make sure that you are sending all medications and supplements through the office for distribution to students along with a medication form. Please do not send these in backpacks or lunchboxes.

Parents must make appointments with teachers if they need to speak with them. After school, all teachers have dismissal duties and are not able to use that time to conference with parents.

Parents in Prayer

Parents in Prayer meets every Monday at 8:00 am in the Grow Track room.

Make a difference in your child's life and in NCA by joining other parents to pray for our children and school. You can make a difference by interceding for them, by praying God's word and by joining other parents to transform the students' lives and the school through Christ. NCA parents can earn family service hours when attending Parents in Prayer. All parents, grandparents and relatives of students of all denominations are welcome to join us. Prayer is powerful. Your child and your school need your prayers. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

Donuts with Dad

Friday, Nov. 4th, 7:15-7:45am


This is a K-12 event! Join us in the NCA gym to have a quick donut, coffee and juice with your student(s) before they head off to class for the day. Parents are encouraged to park by the gym, enter through those doors and after enjoying your breakfast, drive around to drop students off through the regular drop off lines.

End of first quarter

Friday, Nov. 4th, 8am


Please view the video below regarding changes to the Elementary grading system that will show on K-5 report cards. An email will be sent to families once report cards are available to be viewed in the RenWeb family portal.

Elementary Standards-Based Grading

Before report cards are distributed, please take a moment to view the video below that explains the changes in the K-5 grading system that will be represented on report cards.
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No School - Professional Development

Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 8:30am-3:30pm


Feast of Nations

Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 11:30am-12:45pm


NCA Feast of Nations, Tuesday, November 22 during lunch, sponsored by the Student Life Leadership Team. Families can help by signing up to:

1. bring food that represents their culture/Nation of origin. (50+ sample sized servings). Casserole dishes and crockpots are fine, we will serve the sample portions. **Food must be delivered to the gym entrance at 11:00AM on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

2. sign up to help us set up, serve and clean up from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Earn Family Service Hours: Record one hour for each hour you spend shopping and preparing your food. Record one hour for every $15 you spend on ingredients. Record 2 hours if you come in and help during lunch.

Sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48AFA82EAAFA7-ncafeast

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 12am to Friday, Nov. 25th, 11:45pm


Happy Thanksgiving!
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1st Grade Field Trip to Blake's Orchard

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3rd grade field trip to the Michigan state capitol

Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 8am-3pm

100 North Capitol Avenue

Lansing, MI

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High School Fall Hoedown

Epilepsy Foundation Fundraiser Jeans Day

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 8am


For her senior project, one of our seniors chose the topic of Epilepsy and is coordinating a fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. Wednesday, November 9th will be a jeans day for any secondary student who donates a minimum of $3 to the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. A group of student volunteers will be at Door A and the Gym entrance collecting money or students can donate online and show a screen shot of proof of their donation at the door. This opportunity is for students in 6th-12th grade only. For more information, click this link: https://infograph.venngage.com/pl/n30Sh2c9Cqs

Dr. Eric Thomas speaking at NCA

Thursday, Nov. 10th, 2pm


Eric Thomas, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, educator, and pastor. After becoming known as a preacher and motivational speaker, he founded a company to offer education consulting, executive coaching, and athletic development. He will be coming to speak to secondary students in a special assembly.

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November College Visits

There are a few more college visits this month! It has been an amazing season of college visits. We hope that your students have had a lot of their questions answered and have enjoyed learning about the different options that exist for their future!

Tuesday, November 1 - Western Michigan

Thursday, November 3 - University of Michigan Dearborn

Monday, November 7 - Cedarville University

Wednesday, November 9 - Central Michigan University

Thursday, November 10 - Grand Valley State University

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment registration began October 29th. Counselors have met with students regarding this process and are available to assist if anyone has questions! Students can drop by the counseling office to get the information needed in regard to available courses and how to complete the registration process.
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Athletics Live Stream

Several of the fall season sports championships are available for viewing live on mhsaa.tv. To view, click on this link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/mhsaa-mi.

High School Cross Country

The high school cross country team is finishing up their season. Congratulations to those who made it to Finals this Saturday!
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Girls Volleyball - MIAC Fall 2022 Champions!

Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball team for securing the MIAC Fall 2022 Champions title! District games began Monday, October 31 and the NCA girls volleyball team won their first round! The next games are at Webberville High School on November 2 and 3. Tickets are available through this link: https://gofan.co/app/school/MI3777.
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Middle School Basketball

Girls middle school basketball is in full swing with their first away games this week. Boys middle school basketball begins on December 12.

Girls Middle School Cheer

Girls middle school cheer begins on December 12.

High School Basketball

Girls high school basketball begins November 14. Boys high school basketball begins November 21. Registration must be completed in advance through this link: https://studentcentral.bigteams.com/index.php?keyword=%2Fhome&schoolID=.

The boys high school basketball parent meeting will be held in the Grow Track Room at NCA on Monday, November 28 from 7-9 pm.

Fall Co-Op Soccer

Fall co-op soccer award night will be held in the Grow Track Room on Monday, November 7 from 6:30-8:30pm.
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Upcoming Events

December 5 - Senior project product fair

December 6-7 - Secondary NWEA testing

December 16 - All school Christmas Concert and Art fair

December 16 - Ugly Sweater Christmas Spirit Day

December 19 - Christmas Pajamas Christmas Spirit Day

December 20 - Christmas hats/headbands Christmas Spirit Day

December 21-January 3 - No School, Christmas Break