Falcon Updates

February 7, 2016

SOAR Capital Campaign!

The NCLA is so fortunate to have students, parents and staff that exemplify excellence! We have become a family at our school, one that is truly unique and special in our community. The exciting part is we are only in our 3rd year and steadily working to improve our school. We have come far but have just begun!

The fact remains that while charter schools are publicly funded, we are not funded at the same rate as traditional school districts. We firmly believe that we offer a private school education environment at a public school price. To further our mission, we need your support and that of the community. This year’s SOAR campaign ensures we fulfill our commitment to hire and retain valuable talented teachers, continually improve our academic program and maintain and grow our facilities.

Our target is 100% participation from our families and faculty. No tax-deductible gift is too small and when added with the support of all our families the ability to make a significant impact can become a reality. A tax donation record will generated for donations above $50 and upon request or other amounts. Donations can be made electronically through the link below or by sending in checks or cash, please list SOAR in the memo line of checks. Details are located on our website. Please share this link with family and friends: www.thencla.org/SOAR

Thank you for your support!

Renee Faenza, Principal

General Information

Lunch - J & S - all orders for February need to be placed by tonight: click HERE

Chick-fil-A money due no later than TOMORROW for orders placed for 2/10. Remember to include students name and grade on envelope.

Chick-fil-a Cookie GRAMS for Sale!

For $2, you can order a Chick-fil-a Cookie Gram!

The cookie gram will include a postcard for a personal message,

a chocolate chunk cookie delivered by the Chick-Fil-A Cow on Friday, February 12th.

Send money in to your child's HR teacher in grades K-4 and for students in grades 5 - 11, they will be for sale during their lunch. You can also order directly from a 6th grade student.

Dates to Remember

Monday, February 15 - No School - President's Day

Friday, February 19 - Coffee with the Principal (8:30 am)

Friday, February 26 - Class Pictures

Friday, February 26 - Parent - Staff Basketball GAME 5:30 pm

Saturday, February 27 - Semi-Formal Dance grades 7 - 11

Thursday, March 4 - Zack's Yogurt Spirit Night

Friday, March 5 - Early Release Day (1 pm dismissal)

See full calendar on website: http://www.thencla.org

Volunteers - THANK YOU!

Thank you to the hospitality committee for providing the teachers with K-cups of coffee and hot chocolate, marshmallows, and stress relief coloring sheets! It was very cute and much appreciated.

At the leadership team meeting on Monday, we discussed having nominations for Volunteer of the Year. Be on the look out for a link to nominate in the coming weeks.

If you have not been able to get in your volunteer hours (4 hours per family) please consider sending any of the items listed below requested by teachers:
  • 24 pack colored pencils
  • 12 pack colored pencils
  • 10 pack crayola markers
  • glue sticks - A LOT
  • packs of college ruled notebook paper
  • packs of wide ruled notebook paper
  • 1 subject notebooks
  • disinfectant wipes
  • colored card stock


February - 6th GRADE: TISSUES (need badly) and Glue Sticks

We always need copy paper! :)

Support The NCLA Girl Scouts with COOKIES :)

NCLA’s Girl Scout troop is selling Girl Scout cookies - $4 a box for all flavors, and $5 a bag for gluten free cookies. Please feel free to contact either Girl Scout leader to schedule a pick up time; Danielle (336) 207-8026 or Ashley (336) 978-2783. There is also an order form in the front office. Cookies will be available for purchase by middle school and high school students once a week during lunch. The Girl Scouts appreciate your support!


Yearbooks are currently on sale.


HIgh School Trip Sign-up

All students in grades 9 - 11 are invited to sign up for High School European trip in June 2017. Students will visit London, Paris, Rome and Venice.

Price increases around December 30th so register before then if you can.

Visit EF Tours for more information and to register:

For Europe: www.eftours.com/1788214BZ

Tour Numbers!

Europe: 1755214BZ

Information about fundraising will be available to those that sign up.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Wood at awood@thencla.org

Coffee with the Principal

Friday, February 19 at 8:30 am in the multipurpose room.

To submit questions to be addressed please use this LINK.


Please click here to join email groups.

You should join your child's group, ALL parents and any sports your children are a part of.

For example: if you have a 1st grader in French's class, a 7th grader (cheerleader) and 10 grader you will need to join: 1. All Parents, 2. Ms. French's class, 3. class of 2021 and class of 2018. 4. Middle school cheerleading


SAT Dates and Information

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

Click HERE for the SAT website and more information and to register for the test.

SAT DATES: (last day to register in parenthesis)
  • March 5 (Feb 5)
  • May 7 (April 8)
  • June 4 (May 5)

Yearbook - PICTURES


The NCLA yearbook needs your help to fill its pages and there's two ways to do so using Josten's "ReplayIt" application! Here's how...


- Go into any smart phone or tablet application store and search for "ReplayIt", an app. created by the Jostens company. Install the application.

- Create a log-in with ReplayIt. This information is good for use on the ReplayIt website, too!

- Once installed, open the application and click the 'camera' icon on your application homepage after searching for the school's name. It's usually located in a top corner.

- Upload photos directly from your phone into ReplayIt.

- YOU'RE DONE! Yearbook staff will see these photos within moments of their being uploaded.


- Go to http://www.replayit.com/r/

- Click 'register' in the top-right corner of your screen

- Once registered, log into the website and click the blue button labeled "Submit Pics" in the center of the home screen after searching for the school.'s name.

- Upload photos directly from your computer into ReplayIt.

- YOU'RE DONE! Yearbook staff will see these photos within moments of their being uploaded.


- Sports photos

- Dance photos

- Event photos

- Photos with friends


School starts on August 11, 2016!

Click here to view calendar.

Inclement Weather

Any closings or delays will be posted on our website: www.thencla.org

our facebook page: www.facebook.com/thencla and on WFMY and WXII.