Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter

November 1, 2022

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Give Thanks for His Goodness

Varsity Volleyball on to STATE!

Our NCCS Varsity Volleyball team has had incredible success this season! They are currently in 4th place in Oregon, OSAA 1A (includes 75 teams)! Our team is now heading to State, and we hope you can will join us in supporting them in this accomplishment. Follow their rank and record and State playoff schedule. We will encourage them in a special send off on Thursday at 2:45 pm, with prayer and cheering as they leave for the tournament. GO SAINTS!

In an efffort to promote school spirit and encourage our community to join the team in Redmond Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, we are closing school Friday (Nov. 4). At the site, in Redmond at Ridgefield High School, there are designated sections for each school. Let's fill our stands and show up in school colors!!!

Pie Pick up Nov. 8

Thank you for your support of the Pie Sale. Pie pick up will occur on November 8th from 2:30 - 3:30 PM in the carpool lanes. To help with traffic flow, please use the carpool lanes only if you are picking up pies and students.


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Come for the FUN!!!

Last chance to purchase your tickets to the Back to the 80's Gala! This is an adult-only fellowship event at the Willamette Valley Country Club in Canby. Dress up, play trivia, enjoy a yummy dinner, and spend time with your NCCS family. Tickets can be purchased here until 3:45 PM on 11/4/22. Participate in our table decorations contest by signing up to decorate a table. Donate a dessert for the dessert dash. Contact Susan Van Sickle at for more information.
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Campus Improvement Project

We are nearly completed with the Campus Improvement Project, Phase 1. We have a list of what needs to be completed. Here is the list of the work which includes the "Music" and "400" buildings:







In order to fully complete the above list, we must raise $150,000. 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!

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, Nov. 3 at 8:15-9am, for the next Pastries with Parents. Check in at the office and you will be directed to the meeting location.

We are beginning a series, Raising Engaged Kids, available to us through RightNow Media. We will view one segment each month. Through this series we will discuss- How do we equip our kids to live authentic, meaningful, Christ-centered lives in a conventional world? RNM states that this series, "Deeply rooted in Christ-centered theology and backed up by insight from the largest and longest study of over 100,000 members of Generation Z, Raising Engaged Kids equips parents and caregivers with specific tools to see God work in and through our families.

In this 9-part series, you will receive specific and practical insight that will equip you to identify God's purpose for your role and provide you with principles and a process that will transform your parenting and provide you with new freedom and fulfillment as a parent."

If you can't regularly join us during this time, please take time to view the series on your own, as it is an exceptional resource. Every family in our community has access through NCCS to RightNow Media. This is an excellent resource for Bible studies, sermons, and Christian programming.Thank you for allowing us to partner with you in discipling your children.You can find the video series at

NOTE: December Pastries with Parents will be on Dec. 8 at 8:15am.

International Student Program: Host Families Needed

This year we have several international students who will study at our school. It is urgent that we get host homes secured by December for several new students coming next semester. We would like to ask our school community to consider hosting one of these students.

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. Click HERE for a bio of these students and let us know if you will host them.

Starting January 24, we will welcome three 11th grade boys from our Christian sister school, VCCS, in Korea. These students will complete the school year and then return for their senior year at NCCS. Click HERE for a bio of these students and let us know if you will host them.

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.

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Craft Fair Table Registration

Pre-registration is required and more details are included on the form: Register Here

Please contact Mrs. Stark if you have questions. (

The form for registration will be available until 11/11/22 at 11:45 p.m., please complete it before this date if you intend to register.

Preschool Blessings and Help Wanted

We are thrilled to announce that the preschool playground is getting an upgrade on equipment. A donor has purchased a new structure and swings to replace the current equipment. The delivery of the parts is scheduled to happen during Christmas break.

Here are the needs...

-Adults are needed to help take down the current equipment and prepare the space. This will be over the days of Dec. 17-19.

-Adults are needed for the installation of the new equipment. This will be over the days of Dec.29-Jan. 2.

NOTE: Of course these dates could be adjusted based on delivery issues or significant weather.

Please sign up HERE to offer assistance in this wonderful improvement to our preschool.

Spain Spring Break 2024

We are excited to announce that 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.

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!

So, make sure your passport is ready and brush up on your Spanish!

If you have questions, contact Mrs. James.

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.

Lost Items

REMINDER: 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.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 1 Early Registration Discount Deadline for Spain 2024

Nov. 3 Pastries with Parents, 8:15-9am

Nov. 4 NO SCHOOL, State Volleyball Tournament (Nov. 4 & 5)

Nov. 6 Daylight Savings Time

Nov. 8 Pie Order Pick Up (After School)

Nov. 8 Election Day

Nov. 9 Veterans Chapel, 10am (Gym)

Nov. 11 NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day Holiday

Nov. 11 Last Day for Craft Fair Registration

Nov. 14 School Board Meeting, 6:30pm (Library)

Nov. 19 80's Gala, Willamette Valley Country Club @ 6:30pm

Nov. 20 NCCS Craft Fair, 2-5pm (Gym)

Nov. 21-22 NO SCHOOL, Teacher Inservice

Nov. 23-25 NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Holiday

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 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

Keep up with us on our Facebook page

We have two Facebook pages at NCCS. The general page is and the Parent Teacher Fellowship page is

Accountant Position Filled

NCCS has filled the position for Accountant. As of Nov. 1, we welcome Lorri Allphin, NCCS parent, to our staff as a part time employee in our business office. She will work with Susan Van Sickle to support our school's financial operations. Please continue to reach out to Susan with questions or needs and she will direct your concerns appropriately. It is a blessing and an answer to prayer to welcome Lorri to this position!

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)

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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