Falcon Updates

February 27, 2016

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

Anarchy at the Academy

Thank you for everyone for a SUPER FUN event.

We were lucky that the parents were TIRED out from the earlier game.

Special thanks to the volunteers who helped set up, clean up and plan.

Mr. Lake did a wonderful job setting up this event and I know the boosters appreciate your support.

When you are feeling like you don't want to cook, think about Giada's or Gianno's!

Mr. Nicoletta donated all of the food and labor for last night's event.

Dress Down Day - We raised enough for 48 bouncy bands

Ms. Wood, went out immediately and purchased as many bouncy bands as we could from the dress down money! She purchased 48 bands total. We will have them deployed by the end of next week. After she picked them up on Friday, she did get them on a few chairs in 1st grade.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, March 1 - ACT Testing for Juniors! NO FTCC

Thursday, March 4 - Zack's Yogurt Spirit Night

Friday, March 5 - Early Release Day (1 pm dismissal)

Thursday, March 10 - Lottery

Wednesday, March 16 - Board of Trustees Meeting at 5:30

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

ICE CREAM Novelties for SALE on FRIDAY!

Ice Cream Treats will be on sale on Friday for $1 to all students during lunch!

Volunteer Spotlight

Mr. and Mrs. Antieau have been very involved with boosters. They ran the clocks for Friday's game, Mr. Antieau wore the signs for the sale of the panthers tickets (like Mr. Lake), solicited prizes for the game on Friday, etc.
Children: Levi (7th) and

We are asking for 100% of Families to participate

Currently, we have 52 families out of 540 (about 10%) participating and 7 extended family members participating in soar! So far, we raised a little over $8000.
Give what you can, any amount counts. If paying through website, paypal, you can set up a recurring charge ($20 per month etc) or you can send in a check with SOAR in the memo line along with your children's grade level(s).


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.
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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.

Senator Richard Burr Visits The NCLA

Senator Burr visited The NCLA on Friday, February 26th. He toured our school and spoke to 4th graders about the federal government! We were able to talk to him about funding for charter schools and the need for equal funding. He was also able to meet several students.
Thank you to Mr. Wolfe for arranging the visit, Ms. Swisher for coordinating, Ms. Martin and her mother for setting up a beautiful and delicious reception and Mrs. Guldberg and Mrs. Smith for having the 4th graders ready with outstanding questions and behavior.

National Honors Society and National Junior Honors Society

Invitation letters are being sent home on Monday. 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.


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! :)

Glenn View Baptist Church - Daddy Daughter Dance

Glenn View Baptist asked me to send out an invite to their 2nd Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance.

Tickets are on sale for $10 until March 2 by contacting: specialevents@glennview.org

Dance: March 19, 2016 from 6 to 9 pm

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.

Inclement Weather

Any closings or delays will be posted on our website: www.thencla.org

our facebook page: www.facebook.com/thencla and on WFMY and WXII.