May 15, 2020 - Remote Learning Newsletter #9
Thank you for reading through this newsletter to the end. It is our desire to keep everyone informed and connected to the NCCS community.
What an amazing turn out we had last week for our Teacher Appreciation Parade!!! Thank you for blessing our teachers with this act of love, they miss you all so much.
We are now down to single digit days for this school year! What a journey we have been on through these past months. With the covering of Christ, we at NCCS have done this together, and we will continue to be there for each other in the days, weeks, and months to come. This community values relationships that are focused on showing kindness, generosity, and working together. We beleive that God will provide, protect, and guide us, no matter what comes.
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
Student Year End Checkout June 2
There will be a sign up form in next week's newsletter to schedule your family's time to come by the school on June 2. Any questions about this process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recognizing Our 2020 Graduates
Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.
Grad Spotlight: Marissa Van Sickle
I am Marissa, and I’ve been at NCCS since 6th grade. Over the years, I’ve been involved in many activities from sports (track, cross country, basketball) to clubs (food club, game night) to ACSI events (spelling bee, speech meet, math olympics, creative writing festival) to community service organizations (ASB, NHS, Civil Air Patrol, Color Guard). I’ve also enjoyed being a part of the school plays and musicals. Throughout all the activities though, the best part has been the people. One of my favorite memories from NCCS is when the class all got together and brought food for Friendsgiving. It was really special to spend that time together.
My favorite subject to study is anything relating to languages and I plan to continue studying languages at Purdue University with an Army ROTC scholarship after high school. My favorite verse is Psalm 25:5: “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
Congratulations Marissa, we all celebrate with you! God has amazing things in store for your future!
Grad Spotlight: Henry Waxenfelter
My name is Henry, and I’ve been going to NCCS since second grade. I have participated in cross country and track, but my biggest passion has been my involvement with the drama department. My favorite subject has always been English, but in the last couple years I got really interested in history, too. I’m going to pursue that interest in college after getting my prerequisites done at CCC. I will major in anthropology, which hopefully will lead me to an exciting career working for a museum.
I have a great foundation from my time at NCCS, and I’ll never forget the amazing friends I made here. It’s so hard to pick out one memory: every time I was with my class, and we were laughing, it didn’t matter what the situation was. That’s the idea that will stick with me the most, and it can’t be boiled down to one single experience. My favorite verse is....1 Corinthians 12:13, "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."
Congratulations Henry, we are so proud of you! Your are dearly loved by all of us at NCCS!
Mark Your Calendars to Attend the "Senior Send Off" to Celebrate our Graduates!
Virtual Choir Finale
I am writing this today (May 7th ) which would have been the State Championships for NCCS Excelsior Choir. They would have fiercely defended their fourpeat State Title...but this was not to be. Although I have grieved the loss of these experiences for these kids I find today I’m feeling proud and not only disappointed. I’m so proud of these kids taking on a new art of virtual choir and doing it with heart and purpose. They know why they sing.
This is the set sung at Linfield this year where they received the State qualifying scores. I would really have loved leading them on the stage at OSU today but instead I record the conductor track for our virtual choir finale. I love these amazing young people so much and have no doubt they will leave it all on the (virtual) stage. They are champions!
-Rebecca Steele, NCCS Choir Director
2020 Society Meeting and Board Elections
Dear NCCS Society,
This past week we held the 2020 elections and Spring Society Meeting. Bryce Fisher and Andrew Crites were voted in as board members during this meeting. We recorded the meeting for those who would like to view it at a later time- https://youtu.be/P2QsgaEDDqI
Your NCCS School Board
What is NCCS Planning for School this Fall?
At NCCS, we have developed an excellent Emergency Instructional Plan for Remote Learning. In the event we find ourselves at a place to implement it in the future, we will do so. What we can be confident in stating, is that we will provide a high quality Christian education for our students, no matter what the circumstances. Regardless, our students will continue to progress with grade level content, curriculum, and instruction from our teachers in partnership with parents.
Resources to Encourage and Support Christian Parents
- 12 Conversation Starters for Talks with Your Kids (crosswalk.com)
- God Has Grace for Your Worst Days (crosswalk.com)
- Raising Kids Who Thrive (PBS Parents)
- 14 Things to Do with Teens if Quarantined (axis.org)
- Parenting During A Pandemic (ChristianParenting.org)
- How to Pray When You Don't Know What to Pray (YouVersion.com)
Resources for Enrichment Activities at Home
Activities to do at Home- Crafts, Games, Experiments (PBS Kids-For Parents)
100 Activities to do at Home (Entertain on a Dime)
#StayHomeSaveLives...Be informed about COVID-19
North Clackamas Christian School
Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)
Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)
Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)