North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter
May 1, 2023
Just a glimps of what happened around the school last month!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Hello NCCS families! We are so very blessed to have a wonderful group of people that we rely on to train up our children. They share our values, our ethics and our Biblical worldview and are willing to devote their time and energy investing in the lives of our most precious gifts, our kids.
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 8-12 (NEW DATES) giving us, as parents, the opportunity to celebrate the teachers who pour into our kids each day by giving them a little bit of bucket filling love every day of that week.
Please consider donating to help provide some gifts and treats for our amazing teachers at NCCS! The link to contribute is here, and feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or want to help with this effort.
Charity - email@example.com
Sarah - firstname.lastname@example.org
A Day of Service to our Community
North Clackamas Christian School Serve Day
On Thursday, May 25, the whole school will participate in a morning of service. The elementary students and teachers will remain on campus, and the secondary students and teachers will go out into the community. This will be a rewarding day of being the hands and feet of Jesus!
Here is how you can partner with us to make this a successful day:
Look for a permission slip to come soon for secondary students.
We will need some additional adults to help out! If you would like to participate on that day and/or provide supplies for a few of the projects, please fill out this NCCS Serve Day Volunteer/Give form. Please be aware that interested adults must complete a volunteer application two weeks before the event, if not already done this school year.
School Safety Meeting
Family Game Night and End of Year Celebration
High School Spring Dance May 13
The Sadie Hawkins dance is happening for all high school students on the 13th of May. It is a semi-final formal event with a black light beach theme. Tickets went on sale on the 25th of April for $15 and must be purchased by the 10th of May. The event takes place at the Warner Grange in Canby. Question should be directed to Mrs. Hardy.
It's Time for ASB Elections
As this year comes to a close, we are already looking forward to next year. ASB is our student government for Junior High and High School students. Check out the link for the timeline, expectations, and Applications . Applications must be completed in order to be considered for the ballot, to serve as an officer or representative, and are available in paper form from Mrs. Hardy or the front office. We look forward to having many students participate in serving our student body through this leadership opportunity.
Class of 2023 Senior Bios
Davis was at North Clackamas Christian for 8 years. In high school, he played soccer and basketball and participated in track. Davis's memories for all of his high school years are really centered around hanging out with friends and the fun times with sports teams, especially trips and enjoying being with people on the bus rides. Davis will attend Idaho State University with hope to become an EMT firefighter. He would also love to become a football coach and one day start a family. Davis's verse is from Philippians 4: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Emmi has been a student at North Clackamas Christian School for 10 years. During high school, she played volleyball, sang in choir, and was active in ASB and National Honor Society. Her best senior year memory is choir tour, but she remembers in years past going to Haggen's after school and getting pumpkin bread. Emmi will attend Corban University to major in elementary education and biblical studies; her plan is to teach with an end goal of doing missions work. 1 Peter 3:15 is a favorite scripture: "But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect."
Dallas has been at NCCS for 7 years. Following graduation, she plan to attend Oklahoma Christian University where she will major in exercise science and minor in music. She would like to become a pediatric occupational therapist. During high school Dallas played volleyball, was involved in ASB and NHS, and sang in choir and women's quartet. She has a fun memory from a couple years ago: Mrs. Hespen accidentally threw away Dallas's Starbucks cup, so on her lunch break, she - Mrs. Hespen - went to Starbucks to replace the cup and the coffee. For her senior year, choir tour is Dallas's favorite memory. She chose Isaiah 43:2 as her scripture: "when you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."
Kiki has been an NCCS student for 6 years, and she is planning to study education at Corban University. Her goal is to teach math and science at the high school level. During high school, Kiki played volleyball and has been involved in ASB and served as president of National Honor Society. A favorite high school memory is wall week during 9th grade where the class had a great time "listening to music, working together, and building friendships all while putting together our poster and lip sync." A favorite senior year memory is from Sleigh Bells when a lot of the senior girls got ready together and had fun bonding. Kiki chose Psalm 37:5-6" Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun."
Benny came to NCCS in 1st grade. His activities have mostly centered around sports: soccer, golf, and basketball. A favorite high school memory is Communitas of his junior year. From this year, he especially remembers the basketball team's final game. Benny would like to pursue a career in the automotive industry. He hopes to have a family one day and live in San Clemente, California. Benny likes the verse Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Maddie came to North Clackamas Christian during her sophomore year. She has enjoyed being a TA for Mrs. Hespen and has great memories of having fun with friends at school dances her senior year. Following graduation, Maddie looks forward to moving out and starting a life of her own, and she would like to become a librarian in the future. The scripture Maddie selected in from 1 Corinthians, where we are encouraged "whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God."
Gunnar was a student at NCCS for 13 years, and he recalls starting the Comic Club in 2nd grade. Gunnar plans to attend Lewis and Clark College to earn his juris doctorate and he would like to practice law in Idaho or Texas. He also would like to master the guitar and possibly join a rock or metal band.
New Saints Wear Store Grand Opening!
We are thrilled to be introducing our new Saints Wear Store! The store will be available at all times for purchasing items to ship directly to your house. This company runs sales throughout the year and we will communicate these as they happen.
We’re kicking off the launch of our new store with a Grand Opening Sale that runs April 24th-May 8th! This sale features 25% off current prices and free shipping over $50. Use the code: SPIRIT57 at checkout to receive the discount.
Please take a moment to peruse the large number of products available to you!
The link will be available on our website for shopping any time. We are hopeful that our community will enjoy the selection of gear available for purchase and be excited to sport our school name around town!
Update: Campus Improvement Project
During Spring Break there was major renovation work done in the gym breezeway and music building at the school, this included replacing siding, gutters, windows, lighting and paint, as well as installation of new secure entry doors at the gym breezeway and HVAC in the music room!
Thanks to the incredible donations brought in through the auction, the $60,000 raised will go toward meeting our goal of $100,000 to finish the remodeling of the last building. This work is scheduled to be done after the school year, the end of June. We would appreciate additional support to meet this fund need. If you are able to give to the Campus Improvement Project, please use the QR code below, or checks/cash are also accepted through our office. We 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 and in support of our school. You are making a difference to the future of NCCS and its mission!
Tuition Plans for 2023-24
Pastries with Parents: E.N.G.A.G.E.D. - Seven Steps to Raising Christ Centered Kids in a Conventional World
Join us Thursday, May 4 at 8:15-9am, for the next Pastries with Parents, with a focus on Raising E.N.G.A.G.E.D. Kids- A series by Chris Browne (RightNow Media). This will be the final time for us to meet this year. We will conclude with the video in the same series entitled "On Earth as it is in Heaven; Passing the Baton to the Next Generation" which talks about how we can prepare our children for life beyond the wall of our homes and Christian school. Hope to see you there! Check in at the office and you will be directed to the meeting location.
Notes from the April session are below for those who could not attend.
Where Does Your Family Worship?
**Please make church attendance with your family a priority. It is an expectation, a requirement of enrollment, that THE FAMILY (parents and students) REGULARLY attend a Christian church. We hope our families are attending a Christian church and are involved in that community, in person. 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 ; Faith Bible Community Church
Student Travel Opportunity: SPAIN 2024
In March 2024, a group from NCCS will go 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 passports.com/enroll, enter tour ID SJAMES2024-4. Here, you can get tour information, request for contact or ask questions, and also register to join us! 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! Get $150 off for enrolling by May 15, 2023. If you have questions, contact Mrs. James.
Monthly Board Meetings
Matt Hixson, Chair
Erika Porter, Vice Chair
Mark Van Sickle, Secretary
Danae Plover, Treasurer
May 8-9 Senior Presentations
May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8 Board Meeting, 6:30 pm, Library
May 9-12 Outdoor School, 6th grade
May 9 Parent Safety Meeting, 7 pm, gym
May 13 High School Sadie's Dance
May 15 Family Game Night & End of Year Celebration, 6:30 pm
May 18 2nd Grade Living Wax Museum, 12-2:30 pm, gym
May 18 Preschool Spring Program, 7 pm, gym
May 19 Elementary Spring Program, K-3rd @ 6:30 pm, 4th-6th @ 7:15 pm, gym
May 22 Secondary Spring Concert, 7 pm, gym
May 23 Elementary PE Challenge Reward Night, 6 pm, gym
May 25 All School Serve Day (AM)
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday, No School
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.
https://www.facebook.com/nccssaints and the Parent Teacher Fellowship page is
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 Manager: Susan Van Sickle (Ext 202)
Location: North Clackamas Christian School, Sebastian Way, Oregon City, OR, USA
Phone: (503) 655-5961