Falcon Updates

May 1, 2016

PENNY WARS! Monday, May 2 to Monday, May 9

Rules: Each homeroom is given a container for collecting money. Gain points by adding pennies and bills to your class container. Lower other classroom totals by adding silver coins to their containers. Containers will be labeled and located in the gymnasium from 7:20 to 8:15 each morning.

Pennies & Bills: All pennies and bills ADD to your homeroom’s total

Silver Coins: All silver coins subtract from the homeroom’s total *including dollar coins


Pennies +1 Point

$1 +100 Points

$5 +500 Points

$10 +1000 Points

$20 +2000 Points


Nickels -5 Points

Dimes -10 Points

Quarters -25 Points

½ Dollars -50 Points

$1 Coins -100 Points

The winning class from K-4, 5-8 and 9-11 will each earn an ICE CREAM PARTY!

Parent Information Meeting on Monday, May 9th for Rising 7th and 8th graders

Parent informational meeting at 5:45 on Monday, May 9th before the PTO meeting.

Information about technology plan for next year as well as course selections for middle school.

Student incentives for 5K sponsorships

Reminder on the incentives:

Kids will need to turn in their money and form each Friday, we will collect it in the gym before class.

Classroom Prizes:

Week 1: Make a sign by Create & Decorate (winning class to schedule date directly with Arika Miller)

Week 2: Ice Cream Party (teacher can coordinate date with PTO)

Week 3: Pizza Party (teacher can coordinate date with PTO)

Student Prizes:

K – 6th: $50 level and above is a free Italian Ice from Mike & Mike’s Italian Ice in Kville*

$100 or above is a movie and popcorn event at The NCLA (Eric said he would help with the technical setup, we need to setup a date)

7th – 12th: $50 level and above is Sheetz freebies

$100 level and above is a free off-campus lunch @Dairi-O with Mrs. Faenza and Mr. Lake. Cut-off date is 5/20 so I will have a list of all eligible students on Monday, May 23rd.

End of Grade and End of Course Exam Schedule

Monday, May 23

  • HS elective final exams

Tuesday, May 24

  • Reading EOG - grades 3, 5, 7
  • Math EOG - grades 4, 6, 8

Wednesday, May 25

  • Reading EOG - grades 4 , 6, 8
  • Math EOG - grades 3, 5, 7

Thursday, May 26

  • Science EOG - grades 5 and 8

Friday, May 27 (High School students not taking a math exam will not report to school)

  • Math 2 and 3 final exams

Monday, May 30 - NO School - Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 31 (High School students not taking a math exam will not report to school)

  • English 10 EOC - Online
  • English 9, 11 - final exams
  • HS students taking exams will be able to check out at 1 pm

Wednesday, June 1 (High School students not taking a math exam will not report to school)

  • 8:00 - ALL HS science final exams
  • 10:30 - ALL HS history final exams

Thursday, June 2

  • Make-up exams
  • Field Day for students in grades K - 4 in the morning and 5 - 8 in the afternoon

Friday, June 3

  • Last Day of School - 1:00 Dismissal for everyone!

Umbrellas and Stands

As the weather warms and you prepare you outdoor living......if you are going to replace your outdoor umbrella or stand.....please consider donating your old one to us!

We are trying to prepare an outdoor cafe lunch seating area for upper school students.

Thanks to wonderful parents through SOAR we have picnic tables for them to sit on but it is really hot.


Upcoming Heart & Soles 5k & Fun Run

The Heart & Soles 5k & Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st on The NCLA Campus. The run and following fellowship time is a fundraiser for The NCLA to raise much needed funds for the school while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. The Heart & Soles Run will also donate a portion of proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association. Participants are encouraged to join us for music and breakfast fare after the run! Registration is open! Click HERE to ensure you get early bird pricing and a t-shirt. The race shirts are approved spirit wear for the school.

Similar to a Booster-Thon and other benefit races, we are encouraging students to collect donations for the event and the American Red Cross. We will have classroom winners similar to last year, but we have also added individual incentives for all of our students. We are asking each student to please ask a minimum of 10 people to donate $10. Of course you can ask more people and ask for less or higher amounts, but just by setting this simple goal we have an amazing opportunity to pull together and make a huge impact. When the information is sent home, please do not discard it and take a few minutes to review. This is our last fundraiser and school wide event of the school year – we hope to see you there!

Pre-Race Pasta Dinner

Save the Date! Get your carbs for the race and enjoy a wonderful dinner with friends. Giadas Trattoria is catering a pasta dinner for our families on Friday, May 20th in the multi-purpose room on campus.

Last year parents and students had a great time enjoying fellowship with each other. It is a great opportunity before the end of the year to celebrate with each other and fuel up for race day. You do not have to participate in the 5K race to join us, but if you are signed up we will also have a table set up for you to pick up your t-shirt and complete registration. We will have details on times, cost and other information in our special edition 5K Falcon Flyer!

School Based Leadership Team

Please come to the PTO meeting on Monday, May 9 to vote for parent representatives for the school leadership team for 2016 - 17 school year. There will be 4 parents on the team. Each parent can vote for 2 folks. Below are the parents that have expressed an interest. The grade level for next year of their children are in ( )

  • Amber Brannan (E, MS, HS)
  • Angela Tomes (E, MS, HS)
  • Arika Miller (E)
  • Casey Harrell (MS, HS)
  • Claire Vogt (E, MS)
  • Danielle Baur (E)
  • Danielle Gray(MS)
  • Diane Rowe (HS)
  • Jane Kamiab (HS)
  • Jennifer Leister (MS)
  • Jennifer Sodt (E, MS, HS)
  • Katherine Alford (E)
  • Keith Bandy (E, MS)
  • Kittie Pearson (MS)
  • Lloyd Johnson (MS, HS)
  • Mary Sellmer (E, MS)
  • Melanie Pulliam (HS)
  • Melissa Roth (E, MS)
  • Michelle Wild (E, MS)
  • Sandi Nance (HS)
  • Sherrie Quinones (E)
  • Wena Podger (MS)


To celebrate Earth Day, we are inviting families to create upcycled art.

We will have the art on display during the Earth Day event on Friday, May 13th.

Pinterest has great ideas as well.

Click HERE for a link to a website with ideas.

2 dimensional and 3 dimensional art is acceptable!

All art needs to be brought into school by Wednesday, May 11.

PTO Spirit Wear Shirts

Days in which the shirts can be worn to school will be on

Friday, May 6 and Friday, May 13.

PTO shirts can be worn, NCLA 5K shirts, or NCLA club t-shirts, Follow the Leader shirts, etc.

Proctors - WE NEED YOU!

We are preparing for testing and we desperately need your help!

Please ask grandparents for help as well. We need proctors for EOG and EOC testing.

The times needs are from 7:35 until 12. Please complete the google form if you can help.

Testing starts on Tuesday, May 24 through Wednesday, June 1st. click HERE for form!

All you need to be able to do to proctor is monitor students testing, monitor students in the hallway and walk them to the restroom as needed.

Interested in Band Next year? (grades 5 and up)

Band/Orchestra "Mouthpiece" night scheduled on Wednesday May 11 from 4:00-7:00 PM.

Please sign up for a time to come try out instruments.

Click here to sign up for a time.

Items left in Lost and Found from this fall and winter

This year, rather than donate all of the items still remaining in the school lost and found, we will be selling the used NCLA specific clothing for half of the original cost when they were new. We have made efforts to go through the items and return those labeled with a child's name to that student. For the remaining clothing, on Mondays this month from 2-3pm you or your child may purchase them on a first come first served basis in the multi-purpose room.

Current inventory includes:

PE Sweatpants (navy): Champion XL $7

Champion YXL $7

Hanes (no logo) L (10-12) $3

PE shorts: Badger YL $5

Badger AS $5

Champion XL $5

Uniform pants: Navy Izod 16 $8

Cherokee Khaki 10 $6

Uniform tops: Land's End M girls navy short sleeve silver logo embroidered $12

Chaps no logo M girls navy $6

Old Navy no logo M $7

Sweatshirts Navy: Gildan M logo on upper left $7

Champion S logo in middle$7

Hanes no logo zip up XL $6

Old Navy no logo zip up M $7

Sweatshirts Gray: Gildan L logo on upper left $7

T-shirts Gray: Logo in middle L $3

Logo in middle YXL $3

Logo in middle S $3

Logo in middle S $3

News from the Counselor!

New Inductees for NHS and NJHS will need to practice for induction on Thursday, May 12 for 30 minutes after school. Pick up at 3:45.

Completed Forsyth Tech applications must be turned in by Friday the 29th.

Course applications and selection over-rides are due by the 29th.

Ms. Carrick's PE Camp

Ms. Carrick's PE Summer Camp will be held July 11-14th for grades K-6. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday beginning at 8:30am and ending at 12:00pm. More information and the official sign-up is below. Feel free to email jcarrick@thencla.org with any questions or concerns!

Click Here to sign-up

Dates to Remember

Monday, May 2 - AP Psychology Exam

Tuesday May 3 - Spring Music Concert (upper school)

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

Class Pictures for SALE

We still have some remaining class group/grade level pictures that remain and can be purchased. These are $10.00 each. Please send in money to your child's homeroom teacher. Mrs. Bland will distribute extra pictures on a first come first serve basis.


MAY - all students: Tissues

We always need copy paper! :)

National Honors Society and National Junior Honors Society

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

Ceremony is for new inductees only.

IMPORTANT: Practice will be on Thursday after school until 3:45

Summer Reading Camp for students in grades K - 3

Mrs. French and Ms. Teves are doing a summer camp this summer off campus.

Click HERE to complete an interest form and for more information.

See Mrs. French or Ms. Teves for more information. The school will not have information to provide.

Individual Spring Pictures

This week, you will receive your child's spring pictures to view. Just as in the fall, you can purchase the sheets you desire, or the whole packet. If you do not wish to order, just return the pictures to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you for supporting our spring picture sales.

e3 Robotics Summer Camp

Summer robotics camp will be at The NCLA.

click here for a link to website for more information.


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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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.

We need old button up shirts!

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

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

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)
  • June 4 (May 5)


School starts on August 11, 2016!

Click here to view calendar.