Falcon Updates

April 4, 2016

SOAR Options - Deadline to contribute for this year is April 30th

We are in need of a few picnic tables for upper school students to use during lunch.

There is a particular one we are looking to have. The Lifetime brand folding picnic table. I am including a picture of the one at Costco. They are in the store for $129 or online for $189. I just bought one and there were at least 10 others left. This donation will count towards your SOAR donation. Amazon (SMILE) also has it available for $230. This is a link to a folding bench from Amazon for $150. We only need about 10 tables and 5 benches, once we reach this number I will let you know.

SOAR Capital Campaign! Thank you to those who have donated already. DEADLINE: April 30th

You can donate electronically through PayPal on the link below, donate by check to the school with student name and SOAR in subject line. If you prefer you can also set up a recurring charge through PayPal on the website to allow for smaller monthly payments.

Our target is 100% participation from our families and faculty. No tax-deductible gift is too small or too big and when added with the support of all our families the ability to make a significant impact can become a reality. A tax donation record will generated for donations above $50 and upon request or other amounts. Donations can be made electronically through the link below or by sending in checks or cash, please list SOAR in the memo line of checks. Details are located on our website. Please share this link with family and friends: www.thencla.org/SOAR

Thank you for your support!

Renee Faenza, Principal

School Based Leadership Team

Parents if you are interested in being a member of the Leadership Team for next year, please complete the form linked HERE. I started a Leadership Team last summer, but did not have time to get elected parents. For the next 2 year term, we will have elected members to represent the parents, assuming we have more interested than spots.

Staff on the leadership team are represented by department chairs. The team meets on the first Monday of the month at 3:30 in the conference room.

High School Registration

Ms. Wood and/or I will start meeting with students and parents for HIGH SCHOOL registration in the next week. Ms. Wood will start with rising 12th grade first and work down. Look for information coming in the next week with course information.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, April 5 - Students return from Spring Break

Tuesday, April 5 - Special meeting of Board of Trustees 6 pm

Friday, April 8 - College Dress Down Day. Bring $1 and wear favorite college team attire.

Monday, April 11 - NCLA Family Date Night - GIADA's

Wednesday, April 13 - Spring Picture Day

Friday, April 15 - Founder's Day of Celebration

Friday, April 15 - Board of Trustees Meeting 3:30 pm

Saturday, April 30 - Dinner / Talent Show at The NCLA

Monday, May 2 - AP Psychology Exam

Friday, May 6 - AP US History Exam

Friday, May 20 - Pre-5K Pasta Dinner at The NCLA

Saturday, May 21 - The 3rd Annual NCLA 5 K at school from 9 am to 2 pm

See full calendar on website: http://www.thencla.org


Spring is right around the corner. Time to lace up the sneakers and prepare for our annual 5K and Fun Run at The NCLA. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 9 am on our campus. This year a portion of the student sponsorships raised will be donated to the American Heart Association.

This event is the PTO's largest and most critical fundraising effort of the year. We need many volunteers to help make it a success. If you are interested in helping with this event, please bring a friend and join us on April 6th at the Panera Bread on Main Street in Kernersville. The meeting will begin at 6:15 pm. We need volunteers to help with signage, coordinate food, the pre-race dinner, assist with the student incentives, coordinate water stations, etc. If you cannot attend, but would like to help, please email fundraising@thenclapto.org. Please include your phone number. Another huge component of our success is the participation of community sponsors. If you have a business or know of a business that may be interested, please contact Wena Podger at fundraising@thenclapto.org to receive a sponsor packet. Our sponsor rates are significantly less than comparable events and are tax deductible.


If you do not have one already, you will need an active CFNC account: www.cfnc.org
This is the site that NC is using and colleges in this area are starting to use it to receive electronic transcripts.

Click HERE to access website for college board.
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Lowe's Gift Cards will be available

If you shop at lowes or buy gift cards to restaurants, Amazon, or Target, The NCLA will have gift cards to purchase from Lowe's Foods. There is no markup on the gift cards. You will pay $25 for a $25 gift card. Cards are available in increments of $25, $50 or $100. The NCLA will receive 6% in rebates for each gift card sold.

If you are interested, please complete the form by clicking HERE.

We need old button up shirts!

Art teachers are requesting button up shirts of all sizes to use in art class as smocks.

Spring Pictures

Individual spring pictures will be on Wednesday, April 13th. No monies will be due at the time of the spring sessions. Families will get to view package then purchase what choices you prefer. For this date, students will be allowed to wear an outfit of your choice. Solid colors photograph best. More information to follow in the flyer this week that will be sent home.

College Planning - High School Students - Thursdays

Mrs. Wood will be taking appointments to meet with any high schooler who wants to discuss transcripts, college plans, financial aid, how to sign up for various tests ACT's SAT's), resume's, and basic high school and college planning, etc... See Mrs. Wood to schedule.


April - Middle and High School: Markers and colored pencils

We always need copy paper! :)

We are asking for 100% of Families to participate by April 30th!

Currently, we have 34% of total families participating and 9 extended family members participating in soar!
Give what you can, any amount counts. If paying through website, paypal, you can set up a recurring charge ($10 per month etc) or you can send in a check with SOAR in the memo line along with your children's grade level(s). www.thencla.org/soar

National Honors Society and National Junior Honors Society

Induction Ceremony planned for Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm.

HIgh School Trip Sign-up

All students in grades 9 - 11 are invited to sign up for High School European trip in June 2017. Students will visit London, Paris, Rome and Venice.

Price increases around December 30th so register before then if you can.

Visit EF Tours for more information and to register:

For Europe: www.eftours.com/1788214BZ

Tour Numbers!

Europe: 1755214BZ

Information about fundraising will be available to those that sign up.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Wood at awood@thencla.org


Please click here to join email groups.

You should join your child's group, ALL parents and any sports your children are a part of.

For example: if you have a 1st grader in French's class, a 7th grader (cheerleader) and 10 grader you will need to join: 1. All Parents, 2. Ms. French's class, 3. class of 2021 and class of 2018. 4. Middle school cheerleading


SAT Dates and Information

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

Click HERE for the SAT website and more information and to register for the test.

SAT DATES: (last day to register in parenthesis)
  • May 7 (April 8)
  • June 4 (May 5)


School starts on August 11, 2016!

Click here to view calendar.