November 2018

Northshore Christian Academy's Early Learning Center

A note from Holly Leach

I am truly thankful for all of our parents, staff and children in the ELC. God has blessed us greatly by the beautiful little ones He has brought to us.

I want to share with you that Joy Kang has been hired as the ELC Director. Joy will begin on November 19th. After reviewing about 10 applicants, three final applicants were selected. Joy was interviewed by a leadership team. The final interview included a teacher rep (Roshni), Mary, Melissa, Diane and myself. We believe God has called Joy to his role. She has an infectious faith in God, love for children, understanding of licensing and passion to support teachers.

Joy has a BA degree in Sociology and minor in Psychology. She also has an AA in Early Childhood and another AA in Early Childhood Special Ed. Joy has taught Pre-K, preschool and toddlers. She currently works at a large Christian childcare center in Seattle and has owned her own childcare center years ago. In her current center, they are connected with our licensor, Frances, which is a great benefit.

Initially Joy will be called “Associate Director” as she is in the training process. Diane Winningham has been appointed to oversee the ELC starting next Monday. She will add the ELC to her duties as principal of K-2 division. Diane will add “ELC Executive Director” to her principal title. You will see Diane actively involved in the day-to-day, staff meetings, team building and organization. She believes God has called her to add the ELC to her duties. She jumps in with great excitement and energy.

Sarah DuCette will continue to be a part of our ELC, assisting classes with music and working in classes. We are so thankful for Sarah to be part of our ELC in her new role as we expand our staff. Sarah has built the strong foundation and is now moving into the important role of being child – centered in our program, currently with the toddlers.

Let me know if you have any questions. Continue to pray for God’s blessings on this important ministry.


Mrs. Holly Leach


November Chapel Focus: Truth Discerner/ Truthfulness

  • I will see God's wonder around me
  • I will listen for the truth
  • Solomon/ Paul

Times out

Please be sure to write an accurate estimated time out. Our afternoon staffing is based on what you write, and it would be helpful to have the LATEST possible time that you intend to pick-up. Thank you.

Psalm 139:14 (ESV)

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.



  • TOD C Smith (Conference Room 2 meeting 7am-9:30/ A2 9:30-5:30)
  • PS B Rodriguez (Conference Room 3 meeting 7am-9:30/ A2 9:30-5:30)
  • PK D Leyba (Conference Room 4 meeting 7am-9:30/ A2 9:30-5:30)


  • TOD B Pillay (B108 meeting)
  • PS C Woodson (B108 meeting)
  • PK C Rollins (B108 meeting)


  • TOD A Stevens (B108 meeting)
  • PS A Premetz/Dawson (B108 meeting)
  • PK E Stoller (B108 meeting)

Please refer to your Conference Sign-up links for the time slot that you signed-up.

Inclement Weather Information

Sign up for FLASH ALERT notifications on your email or cell phone. Go to: signup.html then select “Northshore Christian Academy” from the list of Private Schools.

2) Call the school and listen to the message. (425.407.1119 Ext. 1315) The message should be changed by 6:00 am in the event of delayed start or closure.

3) If we have your email address in RenWeb, you will be notified via email or you may check the NCA web site for changes.

If you feel it is unsafe to bring your child to school, then please stay home. Your family's safety is our first concern. The NCA Early Learning Center makes every effort to remain open if there is snow or bad weather.

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ELC Christmas Program

We would like to invite all ELC families to our Christmas Program on December 3rd at 6:30pm.

Our littlest ones will join the stage with one parent to help us finish the program with our last song. The rest of the children will be performing for the first portion of the program. The Toddlers will be shown with their very special costumes on the screen as we traditionally do.

We can't wait to see your children perform on this very special night!

There will be a live webcast as well, if you are unable to attend.

Dorian Photos

If you did not turn in a picture packet, you may order online using the information below.

If you missed picture day or would like to have retakes, all grade level retake day is Nov. 14th.

Please let the teacher know if you would like to be added onto this list by Tuesday Nov.13th.

Toddler Events

Miss Becca's Party- Wednesday, 11/14 @ 10:30am-11:30am

Ms. Roshni's Party- Thursday, 11/15 @ 10:30am-11:30am

Miss Kori's Party- Thursday, 11/15 @ 10:30am-11:30am

Preschool Events

Miss Kim’s Party- Friday, 11/16 @ 11am-12pm

Miss Jasmine's Party- Wednesday, 11/14 @ 10:40am-12pm

Miss Bekah's Party-Tuesday, 11/13 @ 10:40am-12pm

Pre-K Events

Pre-K Friendship Feast Tuesday, 11/13 @ 10:30am-12:30pm

Please see teacher newsletters for details.

Important dates

The Academy is closed Monday 11/12 for Veteran's day. The ELC is OPEN.

The ELC is closed Nov 21st for Teacher In-service; Nov 22nd and 23rd for Thanksgiving Break

Parenting Tip

Routines for Your Kids

Early Learning Center Contact Information

Office Hours: 8:00 am—4:30 pm

Superintendent: Holly Leach

ELC Executive Director: Diane Winningham

Administrative Assistant: Melissa Mackin

ELC Curriculum Coordinator: Mary Hodge

Phone: (425)322-2390