Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter

October 1, 2021

NCCS Mission Statement

North Clackamas Christian School partners with Christian parents in providing our students with a biblically based education that pursues excellence in spiritual, academic, artistic, and athletic programs, training them to serve Christ daily.”

School Verse for 2021-22

Galatians 5:22-26...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

NCCS Recognized with Top National "Blue Ribbon" Award

Habitat Club Starts Oct. 6

Habitat Club will run on Wednesday this year and start up October 6 for students in grades 4-12 . This fun outdoor club promotes outdoor science activities where students learn gardening and ecology skills. Mrs. B is a retired NCCS teacher who leads the club. There is an information and permission sheet attached below, please return it to the office for participation.

School Pictures Oct. 8

Picture retakes, or for those who were absent it will be their first take, are on October 8th! Picture packets for those who are interested in non-online orders are available in the office. Please make sure your child is aware you want their picture taken and also email McKenzie Falotico mckenzie_falotico@ncchristianschool.com. The office will keep a list to help remind students to get their picture taken.

Annual Willamette Valley Pie Fundraiser

The school pie sale begins Oct. 4, and runs through Oct. 20. Please use the form (sent home on Oct. 4) to record your orders. Orders will be delivered to the school, ready for pick up on Nov. 10 at 2:30-3:30 pm. Thank you for supporting NCCS with your orders!

SAT Proctored on Campus Oct. 28

At NCCS, we will proctor the SAT here at school on Thursday, October 28, for seniors who want or need to take it. Please sign up using the Google form (student needs to fill it out, see the link below). The cost is $55, payable to NCCS. While many colleges and universities have become "test optional", many will still accept SAT scores and may also use them to inform their decisions concerning program placement or scholarship awards. Let Mrs. Moore know if you have questions.

SAT School Day/Seniors

After School Pick Up

Elementary families, thank you for your patience as we implement our new school pick up system. Our efforts are first and foremost with safety in mind, as well as consideration for the cold and wet days when standing outside becomes less than desirable.


If you need additional or replacement family ID tags, please email McKenzie Falotico (mckenzie_falotico@ncchristianschool.com). To help keep things efficient, if you are picking up your child at the gate, please form a line along the fence toward Winco while waiting. If you happen to forget your Family ID tag, please come into the office where our office staff will give you a temporary pass, signed and dated for the day you forget. This will need to be repeated each time you forget as only official tags will be accepted at the gate.

School COVID Updates and Reminders


  • Continue to monitor your student's health, keeping them home when they have signs of illness (fever, sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, aches, loss of taste/smell), not typical of their normal well-being. Contact the office daily to report absences.

  • Those positive with COVID will be excluded from school and must quarantine at home for 10 days. This is a Public Health requirement. Students in this situaition will be supported by the school with remote learning.

  • Those who have been exposed to COVID include a close contact with a positive case either at home or at school while not wearing a face covering and within 3ft, for a cummunlative 15 minutes over 24 hours. This definition and expectation is provided by local public health for those requiring quarantine due to exposure. The timeframe for quarantine can be dependent on whether they personally become symptomatic/positvie or if someone in their home is positive. Our office will work with parents to determine the progession in such cases.

  • At NCCS, we are working diligently to mitigate COVID spread among students and staff. Please encourage your student to wear their face covering properly so we can be assured of this factor when tracing close contacts to positive cases. The expectation is that face coverings are being worn properly inside the school, when not actively eating or drinking or for a short break as necessary. If they are not wearing them, then they become a potential close contact.

Europe Educational Tour March 2022

A Europe educational tour is planned for March 18-31, 2022. This EF tour includes travel to Italy, Spain, and France. There are spots available for high school students and adult travelers. Please contact Mrs. James with questions about this amazing opportunity! Click HERE for more information.

East Coast Educational Tour June 2022.

We will be traveling to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and colonial Williamsburg. There is benefit in signing up for the trip by September 30, because prices will increase on Oct. 1st.


This will be the trip of a lifetime with opportunities to make memories. Both students and parents are invited to join us. If you are interested in learning more, please check out the website for more information. If you have any additional questions, please contact Mrs. Hardy.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 1 Jr/Sr High "Communitas", All Day

Oct. 8 Picture Retakes, 9-11 am

Oct. 11 Board Meeting, 6:30 pm

Oct. 13 PSAT, 11th grade

Oct. 28 SAT, 12th grade

Oct. 29 No School, Teacher Inservice

Nov. 1 No School, Parent & Teacher Conferences

Fantastic Happenings The First Month of the School Year!

Supporting Our Parents

Join A Bible Study at NCCS

The ladies' Bible study this year will be reading and discussing the book, Don't Give The Enemy A Seat At Your Table, by Louie Giglio. The group will meet once or twice a month on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm at a home near the school! Please contact Debbie Stark if you’re interested in joining, we would love to have you!

RightNow Media FREE to NCCS Families

Are you looking for faith-based media for your family? Every parent, staff member, and high school student, received an email invitation for FREE (NCCS provided) access to RightNow Media. To get started, simply click the link in the email or HERE, create your free account, and start browsing more than 20,000 inspiring videos (parenting, marriage, Bible Study, kids and teens, worship, etc). If you need help accessing this OUTSTANDING resource, please let us know. A video with an overview of this resource is found below.
Christian Magazine: RENEWANATION

Review this latest edition of RENEWANATION digital print magazine. Articles included: How to Help Children Understand and Defend Their Faith; The Power of Biblical Worldview Immersion; Swimming Against the Current of Our Culture; What is Justice?

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We are here for you!

Please reach out to us should you need assistance:

Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Dean of Students: Carmen Moore (Ext 214)

Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)

School Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Business Office Assistant: Susan Van Sickle (Ext 603)

Office Front Desk/Attendance: Beth Woody (Ext. 601)