Falcon Updates

March 20, 2016

4 Days until Spring BREAK

Students, now is the time to work hard and get all work turned in to your teachers.

The quarter will end shortly! Students do not return to school until Tuesday, April 5th!

SOAR Capital Campaign! Thank you to those who have donated already.

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

What did we spend the money?

Dress down day on March 17 - $511 raised. Enough to buy another 47 bouncy bands!

Ice Cream Fridays and the few cents earned from chick-fil-a meals: Eric Gonzalez was able to get us a super awesome deal on flat screen tvs for a video wall. The money earned from ice cream and chick fil a has gone to purchase 10 big screens (6 will go in gym and 4 in MP room so we can have a large high definition screen for presentations etc. Thank you to all who participate, those parents who volunteer to help serve every Wednesday and Friday, and thank you to Erin Travland for being the contact and the delivery person for ice cream and chick fil a! Thank you Eric Gonzalez for always looking for great deals for our school!

PTO Spirit Shirts - MUST ORDER BY March 24th

PTO spirit wear must be ordered by March 24th. These shirts along with those from holiday market and the Follow the leader shirts will be able to be worn on PTO spirit days in April and May.

Design 1 (falcon design)

Desgin 2 (fabric pocket design)

Dates to Remember

Monday, March 21 - Coffee with the Principal - 6 pm followed by PTO meeting at 6:30

Tuesday, March 22 - Skate Night - 6 pm Duck Dynasty Theme

Wednesday, March 23 - Grades 2 - 4 Music Program 6 pm

Friday, March 25 - Monday, April 4 - NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK

Tuesday, April 5 - Students return from Spring Break

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

Wednesday, April 13 - Spring Picture Day

Friday, April 15 - Founder's Day of Celebration

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

We are asking for 100% of Families to participate by April 22nd

Currently, we have 28% 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).

Kona Ice - Thursday, March 24th

Thursday, March 24th will be our first Kona Ice Day this spring. We have set aside 4 Kona Ice Days in which we can earn 25-30% back for the school. The children and adults alike love it! Elementary students will enjoy at recess times and older students in grades 5-11 will purchase during lunch. A flyer will go home with the students tomorrow with more information for this Thursday.


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.
BigFuture - Get Ready for College - College Planning, Financial Aid, Educator ResourcesChoosing a college is a big and exciting decision. Explore your interests and take the time to find a college that will put you on

Volunteer Spotlight - Hospitality

Thank you to the hospitality committee for all you do :)

The teachers really appreciated the "pot of gold".

We really appreciate your help with the receptions for the special visitors.

Cheryl Maxwell and Debra Martin did an awesome coordinating food and drinks for Congresswoman Virginia Foxx's visit. Thank you to Tina Swisher for her efforts in for the visitors as well.

J & S Cafeteria Lunch Update

A new ordering system has been created by J and S. It is our hopes that this system will be more accurate and easier to keep up with timely ordering. The cafeteria has hired a new catering manager and she has worked to improve our menu options as well. She created a menu with new options for April. Mrs. Bland will be sending a separate email with the menu, link to set up your account, and instructions for you to follow. We hope this will help with future orders/options for April and May to finish out our school year. Thank you for your patience.

Coffee with the Principal

Monday, March 21 at 6 pm in the multipurpose room.

To submit questions to be addressed please use this LINK.

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.

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.


February - 6th GRADE: TISSUES (need badly) and Glue Sticks

MARCH - Elementary Students - cleaning or baby wipes or dry erase markers

We always need copy paper! :)

National Honors Society and National Junior Honors Society

Invitation letters were sent home last week. Applications are due in 2 weeks. Last year members do not need to re-apply.
NHS IS for grades 10 and 11.
NJHS grades 7,8 & 9.

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.