Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter - Dec. 2019

2019/20 School Verse

John‬ ‭3:21

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Celebrating the Birth of Our Savior

What's Happening at NCCS?

Basketball Season Begins!

Students in 5th through 12th grades are ready for the 2019/20 basketball season! Games have already began for our youngest teams, and high school games begin this week. The first home Varsity games are on Wednesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 5:30 PM (girls)/ 7 PM (boys).

Come cheer on our winter sports teams! Basketball game schedules can be found on the school website (Athletics), or follow these links:

Mad Science After School Program

Mad Science is coming to NCCS this winter for an after school program for our students!

WHAT: NASA Academy (see website link below for program details)

WHEN: Thursdays, February 13-March 19, 2:45-3:45 PM

WHERE: NCCS Classrooms

WHO: Students in 1st-6th Grade

HOW: Registration (and payment) is through MAD SCIENCE. Check their website for more information.

New Science Curriculum Adopted

We are excited to announce that a new science curriculum has been adopted for grades 7-12th. The curriculum we selected is published by BJU Press, a curriculum developer with a solid biblical worldview. We anticipate that the resources will arrive later this month, so we will be able to implement it very soon! It is our goal to provide a quality Christian education with excellent curriculum in every subject. All subjects are being looked at to address this goal.

Christmas Childcare

On Dec. 13, 5-8:30 PM, the high school ASB leaders will host an evening of Christmas Childcare. They will provided a fun time with crafts, games, a movie & dinner! The rate is $18/student. Questions should be directed to ASB Advisor, Mrs. Mee, at holly_mee@ncchristianschool.com .

ANNOUNCING: Musical Auditions in January

WHAT: Auditions for Spring Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

WHEN: January 24, 10 am-12 pm

WHERE: NCCS Library

WHO: Students in 8-12th grade

See flyer attached below for more details.

Students Earn Band "Karate Belt"

Band Karate Achievements

Band Karate is a motivational program that encourages students to progress and excel in their skills. Each student can progress at any rate. However, in order to achieve their black belt they must pace themselves appropriately. There are a total of ten belts. Students will be recognized for every belt they earn.

Band Karate Belt Status as of November:

  • Yellow (2nd) Belt: Karis, Carina, Keeley, Izzy, Lucy, Kian, Dean, Rider
  • Green (4th) Belt: Richard, Timothy, Abby, Allison
  • Purple (6th) Belt: In progress for three students! Will be revealed when achieved!

NHS Homework Help

Does your student need a space to work on homework and receive individual help?

National Honors Society (NHS) members have organized a “Homework Help” system, where your child can come and receive assistance outside of school hours from the NHS Juniors and Seniors. Here are the details for this program:

  • WHEN: Every Monday afternoon 3:15-4:15 pm & Thursday morning 7:45-8:10 am

  • WHERE: Room 212 (Monday) and EDP Building (Wednesday)

  • WHO: Open to all grades in high school, junior high, and elementary school.

  • WHY: Offers help in all subjects

  • It's FREE!

Sylvan Learning Offers Special for NCCS Students

We are happy to announce that Sylvan Learning Milwaukie is offering our families a special rate for their services. The rate offered is $45/hr, just mention that you are from North Clackamas Christian School and you will receive that special rate! More information can be found at https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/milwaukie-or .

Upcoming Event Dates

Dec. 4 Elementary Character Trait Chapel, 8:30 AM

Dec. 4 Hot Cocoa (PM):$1.50 cocoa, $2 peppermint cocoa, $1 cookie

Dec. 6 Elementary Christmas Concert, 7 PM, Gym

Dec. 9 Jr/Sr High Christmas Concert, 7 PM, Gym

Dec. 12 Excelsior Concert, 6 PM, Providence Hospital Milwaukie

Dec. 13 Christmas Childcare, 5- 8:30 PM

Dec. 15 Excelsior Concert, 2:30 PM, Homewoods on the Willamette

Dec. 15 Auction Committee Meeting, 6:30-8:30 PM, Library

Dec. 16-20 Jr/Sr High Wall Week and Christmas Spirit Days

Dec. 18 All School Christmas Chapel

Dec. 19 PreSchool Christmas Program, 7 PM, Gym

Dec. 20 Elementary (1st-6th) Choir Concert at Tanner Springs, 10 am

Dec. 20 Jr/Sr High Wall Week Assembly

Dec. 21-Jan. 6 Christmas Break, NO SCHOOL

Jan. 2 Excelsior Spring Kickoff, 6-10 PM, Music Room

Jan. 7 Back to School


NOTE: Please use the ONLINE School Calendar for up to the minute information on school events.

Annual Auction...SAVE THE DATE!

Prepare to relive the 80s at the NCCS auction on May 2, 2020!


The next auction team planning meeting is Dec. 15, 6:30 pm in the Library. Attached below are donation and sponsor forms for those wish to partner with us in this way. If you have questions, are wanting to make a donation, or would like to work with the auction team, please contact susan_vansickle@ncchristianschool.com.

NEEDED: Sign up for your child's class basket donation collection. See the office with questions.

Monthly Parenting Article

December Article: The Secret of Gratitude, Focus on the Family

Order your Saints spirit wear online

Select to have your order shipped to your home or to the school. GO SAINTS!!!

NCCS EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION PLAN

Please let us know how we can help you!

Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Jr/Sr High School Vice Principal: Kevin Rice (Ext 214)

Athletic Director: Grant Nelson (Ext 201)

Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)

Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Front Office Reception: Beth Woody (Ext 601)

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.