Principal's Update

April 17, 2020 - Remote Learning Newsletter #5

Below are resources and information regarding NCCS Emergency Instructional Plan

Saints Community,

As we finish week 4 of remote learning, and the stay home/social distancing order, I want to take a moment to reflect on the good that I see happening.


  • Families are cooking and eating meals together.
  • Students are finding ways to support and connect with those in their community.
  • Teachers are learning new technologies to engage and connect with students.
  • Parents are getting an up close look at their child's daily learning objectives.
  • Neighbors are looking out for each other and caring for those in need.
  • The Church (online) has reached more people through remote services and programs.
  • Our first responders and other essential workers keep showing up to work commited to supporting their community.
  • God never leaves us. He provides for us and loves us. God is good!


We are learning how to do remote learning better each day, thank you for your patience and partnership. Your feedback through the weeky survey has given us helpful talking points for staff meetings, and shown us where we can make adjustments that benefit the whole. We have also been encouraged by the supportive comments and data that shows that remote learning is going well for our families. Realizing that each teacher is unique, each grade is unique, and each famly is also unique, we continue to find ways we can be coordinated as a system working together through this new way of doing school.


Our staff conversations lately have been around a continued effort to find balance and appropriate levels of work for students, grading and feedback, buidling and keeping relationships through effective communication, and the ongoing improvement in using technology for teaching and learning. Again, thank you for your patience and we ask for your understandng as we are growing through this experience.


The support from parents has been incredible. We recognize this is not easy for anyone. The teachers and I feel incredibly blessed to walk through this with you and want you to know how much we value your partnership! Weare praying for you and ask for you to do the same for us during this time.



Blessings,

Mrs. James

PLEASE COMPLETE TODAY: NCCS Remote Learning Survey for April 17

Please use the link below to reply (one per family) to the Remote Learning Survey for this week. Doing so will provide us with ongoing 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

Online Book Fair This Month

The Scholastic Online Book Fair is happening NOW! 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.

You are Invited to Join in Weekly Chapel

During these days you may be missing weekly chapel time together. We are too!

Each Wednesday our campus pastor Dr. Newby will provide a short (under 15 min.) message, filled with God's word and prayer. An email will be sent out to parents and students on Tuesday evening for the Wednesday Chapel.

It would be wonderful to have everyone join together, in their own homes, each Wednesday at 8:45 am to start the day this way before class time begins. We have recorded his message for you to view at your convience.

Here is the link to this week's message (April 15), if you missed it, with a focus on Isaiah 6:1-8. Additionally, there is a song to listen and sing along to as you worship to the Lord. See the link below.

Our Saints Have Spirit and Are Amazing!!!

My Girl - NCCS Men's Virtual Quartet
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Yearbook Photos Needed ASAP!

The Yearbook Team is looking for more photos of both Elementary and JH Band, in order to make it inclusive to all who participate. If you have any photos you would like to share then please send an email to holly_mee@ncchristianschool.com. Thank you! It's greatly appreciated!

-Holly Mee-Musillo, Yearbook Advisor

APRIL BIRTHDAYS...Sending love and blessings on your special day this week!!! Happy birthday to Rebekah (7), Alex (10), Avery (PreK), Elijah (4)

Habitat School Garden Plant Sale

Have you been getting your garden beds ready during this great weather and time at home? Every spring, the Habitat Club grows and sells garden starts (variety of veggies, fruits, and herbs).

Beginning April 27, the starts will be ready to sell at .50 each, and available in our Habitat garden shed. They will be forsale that week until all sold out. Just swing by the school, between 10 and 2pm, pick up what you want to buy and leave the money (exact change) in the marked box. Money raised supports Habitat projects throughout the year. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. B at pjbuttress@gmail.com.

Our School Library is OPEN for Checkouts!

Next BOOK CHECK OUT IS MONDAY, APRIL 27! 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.

Help is here! "To-Do" on Google Classroom

FOR THOSE USING 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.

LOOK FOR UPDATED RESOURCES HERE EACH WEEK

Resources to Encourage and Support Christian Parents

Resources for Enrichment Activities at Home

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

Clackamas Fire Fighters Read to Kids and Give Station Tours

“We know this can be tough, especially for the younger children of our community that really enjoy coming to the station and getting to see where we live and what we do. Our goal is to open our doors remotely to continue to connect with our communities,” said the fire district’s Public Information Officer Brandon Paxton.

Clackamas Fire plans on releasing these virtual tours and story times at least once a week during the current “Stay Home. Save Lives” order through YouTube and their social media platforms (YouTube channel, and Estacada Fire District No. 69’s Facebook).

Firefighter Story Time

#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)