Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter

November 1, 2021

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.”

School Verse for 2021-22

Galatians 5:22-26...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

2021 Gala Event Nov 19!

We are excited for our first ever Gala event! It’s about time for a night of fabulous food, fellowship and 5-star entertainment, right? Please join us in this community night of fun!


Mark your calendars for a night out with your NCCS community on Nov. 19, and buy your tickets TODAY (deadline Friday, Nov. 5)! Registration is open and the link to purchase tickets is included on the registration form, here.


We hope you’ll join us for this event being held at the Willamette Valley Country Club. Framed as a night of fun to kick off our annual giving, this evening of fellowship, food, and fun, is a separate event from our auction that is held online in the spring. Meet the Dueling Hobbits who will be featured during this kid-free night out.


Please let us know if you have any questions.

- NCCS Fundraising Committee

JH Harvest Party Nov 5

JH ASB would like to invite all Junior High students to join us after school for a Fall Harvest Party.

Who: All Junior High Students

What: Open Gym, Games, Movie, Food, and Fellowship

When: Nov. 5th, 3:30-5:30

Where: The gym and the 200 building

Why: To fellowship and support our community with canned foods.

Cost: $2 or 2 cans of food at the entrance

Note: Students will receive a raffle ticket for every can of food brought to the event. There will be gift card prizes raffled off to those who have brought in canned food donations.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Hardy, JH ASB Advisor

High School Harvest Party Nov 12

Date of Event: Friday, November 12

Time of Event: 7-11 pm

Tickets: $20

Location of Harvest Party: An NCCS Family Barn (Prazeau)

19750 South Polehn Drive Oregon City, OR 97045


The Harvest Party will be a time for high school students to come together for a night of fun, food, games, and music. Dress in your flannel and be ready to have a night of special memories filled with friends!

Tickets will be on sale in the office starting Nov. 3, and can be purchased prior to the event or at the door. No permission slips required. Questions can be directed to Mrs. James, HS ASB Advisor.

Fall Sports at NCCS

Varsity Volleyball Recognition

NCCS Varsity Volleyball recently received the OSAA Sportsmanship Award! This is a recognition program that gives OSAA sport officials the opportunity to highlight the positive sportsmanship that they see on the court.

In a recent match, our Varsity Volleyball program exhibited the great qualities that the OSAA looks for in teams, programs, and communities across the state, and a match official noticed! OSAA presented awards at the 1A district playoff game, where our team was given the Sportsmanship Award, along with the 1st place trophy, and Coach Nelson also was recognized as COACH OF THE YEAR! The next State playoff game is at NCCS on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 5 pm (entry fee $8 adults/$5 students).

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is here! You will find some awesome books for your home library.

Shopping times include:

  • November 1 & 2 during Parent Conferences in the library, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • November 3rd after school in the breezeway by the gym, from 2:30-4:30 pm

This is a great time to stock up on Christmas gifts. Online shopping is also available at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/nccs

Campus Work Day

We have some fall clean up and various projects to complete around our school campus. Please consider coming to help us on Nov. 6, 9am-2pm. Bring your lunch/snacks and a water bottle, along with work gloves, as some of the work may be a bit dirty! Students in grades 6-8 are welcome to come with a parent to help with this activity, and students in grades 9-12 may come on their own to work. Please contact Emily Clark with questions and to let her know if you are able to help with the work day. THANK YOU!!!

Special Secondary Schedule

November 8 - 12 Secondary grades will have a 7-period schedule all week, no block days. Remember, there is no school on Thursday, Nov. 11, due to the holiday.

Attendance Reminders

An email went was sent to parents addressing reminders regarding our attendance policies at NCCS. Please review this email so you’re informed moving forward, thank you! You can find the email linked as a pdf here for reference.

Junior High After School Expectations

We have adjusted our policy regarding junior high students leaving campus after school. After school hours (3pm), if a student leaves campus, NCCS no longer assumes responsibility for their whereabouts or safety. Please remind your students of safety practices if they will be leaving campus alone without adult supervision.


We will not be checking students in and out of campus or keeping track of who is here, off campus, or where they are going. Students can still use the library as a space to do school work, 3-4:30 pm. They’re now free to leave the library, walk to Winco or surrounding areas, and can return to the library or gym if they have practice or wait to be picked up.


Thank you for discussing this matter with your student so that they are aware of your expectations for them after school is dismissed at 3 pm.

Hot Lunch Menu For November

Thank you for your patience as we navigate through this new hot lunch program. Our rep has been working on a replacement for Chick-Fil-A for Mondays. In the meantime, we are glad to still be able to offer 4 days of hot lunch options to our families. November's menu is now available on the order website.

Veterans Day Recognition

There will be no school on Nov. 11, in recognition of the Veterans Day Holiday. On Wednesday, Nov. 10, we will have a schoolwide (PreK-12th grade) chapel to show our respect for the military and those who serve our country. Students should wear red, white and blue for this special day. We will not have an open chapel where parents and guests join the students and staff. We will however record and share a video of the program with our community.

Parent Prayer Group

Every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am, all parents are invited to join together in prayer. Meet in the front lobby and walk the school campus to pray over the school, its students, parents, teachers, and leaders. Contact Julianne Wunn with questions or for more information.

Saints Wear Sale

Have you seen classmates and fellow parents repping our new screen printed Saints Wear gear from earlier this fall? Are you bummed because you missed ordering before the deadline? Maybe you have some special grandparents or family members who would love some new gear for Christmas. If any of these are you then you’re in luck! We will be running another screen print NCCS Saint Wear sale in November with similar items. The goal will be that items are delivered and distributed before Christmas break for all your gift-giving needs. More information is coming soon!

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Recycling Containers Fund Missions

Thank you, parents, for supporting our high school missions trips by filling and bringing the blue recycling container bags to school. We ask that you please put your bags into the large blue cart just inside the gym gate entrance rather than leaving them by the main entrance. This will keep our school looking neat and clean and keep the bags from the chance of getting stolen when left outside. Please also remember to split the containers into 2 bags if it is mostly glass, so each bag weighs under 20 lbs. Thanks again.

Europe Educational Tour March 2022

A Europe educational tour is planned for March 18-31, 2022. The enrollment deadline is Nov. 27, with full payment due for registered travelers. This EF tour includes travel to Italy, Spain, and France. There are spots available for high school students and adult travelers. EF is requiring vaccination for all travelers. Please contact Mrs. James with questions about this amazing opportunity! Click HERE for more information, including enrollment for the tour.

East Coast Tour June 2022

We will be traveling to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and colonial Williamsburg. This will be the trip of a lifetime with opportunities to make memories. Both students and parents are invited to join us. If you are interested in learning more, please check out the website for more information. If you have any additional questions, please contact Mrs. Hardy.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 1 & 2 No School, Parent & Teacher Conferences

Nov. 1-3 Scholastic Book Fair

Nov. 5 JH Harvest Party, 3:30 pm (Gym)

Nov. 6 Campus Clean Up Day, 9am-2pm

Nov. 11 No School, Veterans Day Holiday

Nov. 12 High School Harvest Party, 7-11 pm (Prazeau Barn)

Nov. 19 Pilgrim Day for Elementary

Nov. 19 Black & While Gala, Willamette Valley Country Club

Nov. 22-26 No School, Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Do you need support as a parent? spouse? in your faith?

Every parent, staff member, and high school student, received an email invitation for FREE (NCCS provided) access to RightNow Media. To get started, simply click the link in the email or HERE, create your free account, and start browsing more than 20,000 inspiring and valuable videos (parenting, marriage, Bible Study, kids and teens, worship, etc). If you need help accessing this OUTSTANDING resource, please let us know. A video with an overview of this resource is found below.

Student Essay Contests

Every year, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have an essay contest for 5th-8th graders and an essay contest for 9th-12th graders. We want to share the information with the our parents to see if any of our students want to participate. There are chapter, state and national awards. Very few students participate, so winning an award (certificate, medal and monetary) is likely. The contest deadline is December 20, 2021. We have attached all the information below for your reference.

We are here for you!

Please reach out to us should you need assistance:

Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Dean of Students: Carmen Moore (Ext 214)

Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)

School Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Business Office Assistant: Susan Van Sickle (Ext 603)

Office Front Desk/Attendance: Beth Woody (Ext. 601)

Keep up with us on our Facebook page

We have two Facebook pages at NCCS. The general page is https://www.facebook.com/nccssaints and the Parent Teacher Fellowship page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/250714442018544