Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter

February 1, 2023

Support Class of 2023 with Valagram Orders

Hello NCCS Community,

It's almost February! That means Valentine's Day is fast approaching and it's Val-O-Gram season! What is a Val-O-Gram? Great question! Our senior class runs a fundraiser in order to purchase our gift back to the school upon graduation. We do all the legwork for you, purchasing little treats and treasures to be delivered here at school on Valentine's Day (2/14)!

Items for purchase are: roses, cookies, hot wheels cars, and music sung by the girls quartet and guys quintet! Click here to order or use the QR code. The due date for orders will be Friday, February 10th. Don't miss out on this opportunity to spoil those you love and spread Valentine's Day cheer!

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hilst (senior advisor, or McKenzie Falotico.


The Senior Class

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Preschool Playground Work Days

After a bit of a delay (due to shipping), we are excited to share that the Preschool playground equipment is on its way!
We have set aside four days, February 17-20, for demo and installation. Are you able to help one or all of these days? If so, please sign up to volunteer HERE and get more information.

Time to Order 2022-23 Yearbooks

If you would like to purchase a yearbook for your child(ren), please use the link below to do so before March 31, 2023. Orders will not be accepted after the due date, so please make sure to complete this as soon as possible. 2022/23 Yearbook Pre-Order Form

Yearbooks are pre-ordered and pre-purchased. They are delivered in the fall of 2023 and distributed out to families at Back to School night. If your child is graduating, your family moves or moves schools, we will contact you to make sure you get the yearbook(s) you pay for.


Save the date for the 2023 Auction on Saturday, April 15th. We are excited to host this in person event on campus in the NCCS gym. We hope that you can join us.

Take advantage of the early bird discount and buy your tickets early. Check out the Auction Facebook page here for up to date information.

We need EVERYONE'S help in making this event a success. Please consider contributing (donor form) the following yourself and asking your friends, family, and coworkers to contribute too:

The auction committee is working hard in planning this fun event. If you want to join the team or have any questions, please contact Susan Van Sickle at Thanks for your support!

Elementary All State Choir

Several NCCS elementary students were selected for All State Choir, where they practiced and performed with 123 top elementary choral students from across the state of Oregon. This annual January event was held in Eugene, during the Oregon Music Educators Association Convention.

Mrs. Steele shared. "They worked hard with me and independently to learn the music, so they could go and perform with other students and the dedicated conductor. I had a tremendous weekend of learning and growing as well."

Update: Campus Improvement Project

We are completed with the first half of our Campus Improvement Project (CIP). Have you seen the new landscaping with lighting? Thank you to our generous donors for making our front look so good! (see the photo)

On the Music and 400 buildings we will continue the same improvements (siding, gutters, windows, and paint), as well as UPDATE THE GYM BREEZEWAY (install entry doors, siding, new lighting, flooring, and paint).

In order to fully complete this project as noted above, we need to raise an additional $100,000. If you are able to give to the Campus Improvement Project, please use the QR code below, or 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 and its mission!

PTF News

Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) met this last month to plan opportunities for community building through the remainder of the year. If you would like to join us in planning for these events, please email Debbie Stark to be put on the PTF contact list.

February - Pop Shoot at every Girls and Boys Varsity basketball home games during half-time. $1 to shoot. If you make your shot, win a 2 liter of soda. Proceeds benefit NCCS athletics.

March 14th, 6:30-8:30pm - All School Talent Show! Talent acts will be previewed for participation on March 6th and 7th after school. Register to participate here!

April 15th - School Auction - Support our school by attending the school auction and fellowshiping with our community.

May 15th - Family Game Night and Society Update - This will be a night of family board games and fellowship. We will also hear an update from the Board and Mrs. James about how God has blessed NCCS this last school year and the vision for the future. Bring your favorite game and enjoy a night together with family and friends.

A Simple Way to Bless NCCS

Want to give back to NCCS, simply by continuing to shop in the same place? Please take some time to review directions on how to sign up for Community Rewards (Fred Meyer) and start giving back to NCCS and not spend any extra. We appreciate support in all areas of our school and want to make sure you're aware of this easy way to give back!

Spring Break 2024 in Spain!

In March 2024, we will take a group from NCCS to Spain for an educational tour during Spring Break. Students currently in grades 8-12th are invited to travel on this tour, as well as interested adults. We can take up to 30 travelers. We still have room and would love to have you join us!

Visit our tour website, enter tour ID SJAMES2024-4. Here, you can get information, and also register to join us on this tour. Also see the flyer attached below for full details. The cost of the tour includes flights and ground transportation, hotels, food, entrance to sites, tour guides, tips, travel insurance, a TON of fun and incredible memories!

If you have questions, contact Mrs. James.

Upcoming Events

Feb 2 Pastries with Parents, 8:15-9am, Rm 404

Feb 10 Valagram Orders Due

Feb 13 Board Meeting, 6:30pm (Library)

Feb 17 Auction Tickets Sales Begin

Feb 17 No School, Teacher Inservice

Feb 17-20 Preschool Playground Work Days

Feb 20 No School, Presidents' Day Holiday

Feb 24 JH Bowling Party, 6:30-9pm

Monthly Board Meetings

The Board of Directors will share the monthly meeting minutes with the society, attached below. Anyone wanting more detail or to attend a meeting, please reach out to any board member. Contact NCCS Board of Directors by email at

Matt Hixson, Chair

Erika Porter, Vice Chair

Mark Van Sickle, Secretary

Danae Plover, Treasurer

Christian Parenting Resources

Pastries with Parents: E.N.G.A.G.E.D. - Seven Steps to Raising Christ Centered Kids in a Conventional World

Each month, administration will host a time of community fellowship for parents of children PreK-12th grade. This will be a time of prayer, sharing, learning, and connection, along with some tasty pastries served.

Join us Thursday, Feb 2 at 8:15-9am, for the next Pastries with Parents. Check in at the office and you will be directed to the meeting location.

February Topic: Raising E.N.G.A.G.E.D. Kids- A series by Chris Browne (RightNow Media)

Video #5 - Between Two Gardens; Discovering the Path of the Rabbi

Video #6 - Are We There Yet? Ensuring that the Light at the end of the Tunnel Isn’t a Train

Notes from the January session are below for those who could not attend. We hope you can join us next month!

Local Churches for Those Needing a Place of Worship for Their Family

Please make church attendance with your family a priority. It is an expectation, a requirement of enrollment, that parents and students regularly attend a Christian church. If you are looking for a home church, we encourage you to check out our list of local churches where we already have school families attend.

Foothills Community Church

Eastridge Church

Oregon City Christian Church

Athey Creek Christian Fellowship

Mountain View Community Church

Oregon City Evangelical Church

Canby Foursquare

Canby Christian Church

New Life Church

The Source Church

Gracepointe Milwaukie

Grace Chapel

Revolution Church

Oregon City Nazarene

Clackamas Bible Church

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.

NCCS Employment Opportunity

School Year 2023-24 Open Positions

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Please reach out to us should you need assistance:

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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