North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter
October 1, 2022
Blessed to be Back to School!
Habitat starts on Oct. 5, and will meet on Wednesdays this year. The 4-6th grades meet by the playground and end at the greenhouse, from 2:35-3:10. The 7-12th graders meet and end at the greenhouse, from 3:05-3:40. Click box above to join!
Picture Retakes Oct. 14
Once pictures have been delivered to families, and if they find they would like to come in for retake day, they need to bring in the old pictures, with a note on what needs to be fixed, so that we can get a better photograph for the student.
There is a link to preorder school picture for those who missed the original picture day http://olivephotography.hhimagehost.com/202223NCCSRetakeDayPreorder.
International Student Program: Host Families Needed
Starting January 24, through mid April, we will welome two 10th grade Japanese girls, who will study in a 3 month short-stay program with us. We can share bios on the girls for those who are interested.
Starting January 24, we will welcome three 11th grade boys from our sister school, VCCS, in Korea. These students will complete the school year and then return for their senior year at NCCS.
We would love for you to open your heart and possibly your home, to this opportunity. Please pray with your family about being a host family to an international student. Host families receive a montly stipend to cover living expenses for the student. If you feel called to provide a home for one of these students, please reach out to our International Program Advisor Jodi Gill with questions, interest and inquiries.
"Under Construction" 2022 Jog A Thon
Thank you to our Fundraising Committee for putting together the Jog A Thon this year!
A HUGE APPRECIATION TO THOSE WHO DONATED. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Campus Improvement Project Progress!
To finish the entire project, there is a need for additional donations. If you are able to give to the Campus Improvement Project, please use the QR code below, and checks are also accepted through our office. We would also welcome any efforts to share this need with others in your circle of influence. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Sherri James.
Thank you to those who have already given to this significant project. You are making a difference to the future of NCCS!
Getting it Done
Siding and windows are complete on the gym, 200 and main buildings!
Please Scan Here to Donate
Painting and gutters this month!
Oregon State Fair Student Calligraphy Competition
About 60 pieces from schools around the state were entered into the Calligraphy category for competition at the 2022 Oregon State Fair . Of the 11 NCCS entries (see pics below), 2 took prizes this year:
- Janie Zook, 2nd prize for piece called “Travel”
- Myah Sweet, 3rd prize for piece called “Betrayed”
Congratulations to our talented students and their dedicated teacherr, Mrs. Hespen!
Be a Part of Parent Teacher Fellowship
The Parent Teacher Fellowship has several upcoming events to bring our community together. Take note of the Fro-Yo Fellowship and Fundraiser on Oct.17, and also the NCCS Community Craft Fair on November 20th.
If you are interested in helping with either of these events or future events like these, please fill out the link below.We would like to invite all parents to join us in service to our community. There are a number of ways that you can help support our teachers and our school. If you have interest in being involved, please fill out this form and then look for future opportunities to come to you in your email.
Photos of School Events Needed
Our NCCS yearbook staff is looking for parents who can help us out by providing high-quality photos of our sports teams and special events (Prek-12th). Since we are such a small school, our yearbook students are not able to attend all events in order to take photos--and often, if they are attending the event, it's because they are participating in it! Because of this, we rely on other folks to help us get great photos for the yearbook.
In the past, we've had a couple of parents who voluntarily took photos and shared them with us as they were able. This year, we want to formalize that a bit. We are looking for parents with one or more students in 5th - 12th grade who would be willing to partner with us in taking photos at our school for the yearbook.
If you're interested, just fill out this form and your yearbook staff will be in touch!
We are asking parents to put their child(ren)'s names in articles of clothing, on water bottles, etc., to easily identify personal items brought to school. We have VERY limited space for a Lost and Found space, so we will not be holding on to items more than a week. We will donate any items to a charity at the end of each week, unless they are clearly marked with a student name and we can get it to the student on the same day.
Volunteer Needed for Bottle Drop Collection
Can you help us with managing a project? We have asked our school community to bag up some blue bags of bottles/cans to support a Mexican child’s Christian education at https://noeinternational.org/ and help our students go to Mexico in 2023. We are looking for an older student or parent who can help us manage getting the filled bags to the Bottle Drop so they can be added to our account.
For those of you who want to participate with supporting this ongling fundraising effort, please take as many of the Blue Bottle Drop bags as you can fill from the lobby…we have hundreds! Save them for us, and return them filled to the front lobby. Remember to distribute glass so bags are not too heavy. Please use the blue bags rather than your own as we have to transfer them.
Thank you!!! —Margaret Hespen, NCCS Spanish & Art Teacher, and Mission Trip Leader
Seminar on Christian Education
All parents, grandparents, teacher, pastors...You are invited to a seminar on Oct. 21, 6:30-7:30 pm, at Faith Bible Christian School. See the attached flyer below with full details.
Christian education is a powerful tool helping families raise young people
who are prepared to live for God in an unbelieving world. But it’s easy to
misunderstand what Christian education is all about. Many people think
that the main things that make education Christian are the kindness of the
faculty and staff and the conservative viewpoints that teachers have on
social issues. These things are part of the picture, but they are not the key
distinguishing characteristics of Christian education.
Pastries with Parents
Nov. 3, 8:15-9 am
Dec. 1, 8:15-9am
Stage Lighting Assistance Needed
Local Churches for Those Needing a Place of Worship for Their Family
2022-23 School Verse Passage
Ephesians 6:13-17 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Oct. 10 Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct. 12 SAT for Seniors (AM)
Oct. 12 5th Grade Field Trip to Hopkins Forest
Oct. 13 HS Art Field Trip to IKEA
Oct. 14 Picture Retakes (AM)
Oct. 17 PTF Menchi's Fundraiser, 2:30-5pm (NCCS)
Oct. 17 Fall Sports Senior Night, 4:15 and 7 pm
Oct. 18 Mexico Mission Trip Info Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct. 19 Preschool Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 20 Kindergarten Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 20 What Makes Education Christian, Parent Event at Faith Bible School, 6:30 pm
Oct. 25 PSAT for Juniors (AM)
Oct. 25 1st and 2nd Grade Field Trip to Liapold Farm
Oct. 25-28 Fall Book Fair
Oct. 26 Teacher Inservice, No School
Oct. 27-28 Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
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.”
Montly Board Reports
Matt Hixson, Chair
Erika Porter, Vice Chair
Mark Van Sickle, Secretary
Danae Plover, Treasurer
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
Accountant Position Open
We are here for you!
Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)
Dean of Students: Carmen Moore (Ext 214)
Assistant Principal: Rebekah Hardy (Ext 401)
Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)
Office Front Desk/Attendance: Beth Woody (Ext. 601)
Business Office: Susan Van Sickle (Ext 202)
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