NCE Weekly Update

Week of December 17th

Wednesday, December 19th - Full Day for Students

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, will now be a full school day instead of the previously scheduled early release day. While our schools still remain on track to exceed the 1,025 hours of instruction required by law, this change will allow us to recover and “bank” a small bit of calendar flexibility during the winter months ahead. If you have questions, please contact the front office. Thank you for your continued support and flexibility.


We are seeking stakeholder input on two draft calendars for the 2019-20 school year. Click here to find out more and share your feedback by January 9, 2019.

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Winter Break

Our Winter Break will begin this Wednesday, December 19th after a normal dismissal. Students and staff will return to school on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. During the break, the school and office will be closed. We will reopen, for students and staff on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 am.

We hope you are able to encourage your child to do lots of reading over the break. Our middle of the year reading assessments begin soon after we return from break. Don’t forget that Young Author’s Books are due January 9th. For more information, please visit the Media Center link on our website. If you have any questions, you can also contact Lynne Crankshaw in the media center.

Thank you for the opportunity each day to work with your children. NCE is a wonderful school community and we appreciate your continued support. Be safe and Happy Holidays!

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

PTA Updates

The December PTA meeting has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, December 18th at 5:30 in the Media Center. Join us for updates on projects and planning for 2019!

Pre-orders of Chapel Hill Toffee are ready and awaiting pick-up. Stop by the main office between 7:35 am and 4:00 pm either Monday or Tuesday of this week. Thank you for supporting our PTA.

Over the break, join us for two PTA Thrift Shop work nights. Thursday, December 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 30th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

PTA Coat Drive

The PTA will be collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, gloves, and hats. A collection box will be outside of the cafeteria from now through December 18th. Thank you for your donation!