February at NCA
February brings us Valentine's Day, a celebration of love. As followers of Jesus, we are given an amazing opportunity to reflect the love God bestows upon us to others here on earth. As we celebrate with our loved ones, remember the perfect love shown to us through the sacrifice of Jesus, which is our example to follow and our motivation as we love others.
1 John 4:7-19, NLT
"Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God but anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love - not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God but if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect so we will not be afraid on the day of judgement, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first."
All School Chapel
March is reading month
Reading Month is coming in March. Start a pile of books for your children to read! We will begin reading logs the week of March 6. We will have dress up days that include wearing a Dr. Suess hat or dressing in red and white, wearing a shirt with appropriate words on it, wearing pajamas, and dressing as a favorite book character. Look for more information coming soon about reading month!
If you are interested in donating prizes for our reading competition, please contact Karen Davenport, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder about lunch ordering...
NCA Parent Meetings
Warrior Fund Gala request for auction donations
Novi Christian Academy (NCA) would like to request your support of our Warrior Fund Gala, a very special event to support Athletics, Fine Arts, and Academic programs for our students. This Gala will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023. The event will include a silent auction, dinner, live music, recognition of Hall of Fame recipients, as well as a live auction.
Last year’s Gala Auction was a tremendous success, raising over $100,000 to support our students ‘educational needs. Some items that were purchased from auction proceeds include, but are not limited to, a baseball batting cage, 2-way security radios, interactive TVs for classrooms, iPads, weight room equipment, robotics kits, science lab refrigerator and fine arts costumes. We hope you will join us in support of the Warrior Fund Gala this year by donating a good or service to be auctioned off. We appreciate your generosity.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the enclosed procurement form and return it by February 10, 2023. Please keep a copy of the form as a receipt for your records.
Below are some suggested categories of item donations we are looking for:
- Family Night
- Movie Tickets
- Fine Jewelry
- Concert/Sporting Game
- Night Out
- Experience for Kids
If you have connections in these categories or would like to assist in gathering donations, your efforts would be appreciated. Donated items may include gift cards, packages, and any other related items. Thank you so much for your contribution in making this gala a great success! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Ramos at email@example.com or 248-668-7105 in the elementary office. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Homecoming Pep Rally
Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2pm
Homecoming Basketball Games and Presentation of Homecoming Court
Friday, Feb. 3rd, 4pm
4:00 pm - Boys JV basketball game
5:30 pm - Girls Varsity basketball game
6:45 pm - Presentation of Homecoming Court and crowning of King and Queen
7:30 pm - Varsity basketball game
No School - Professional Development
Monday, Feb. 6th, 8am
Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 8am
While it is important for our students to be in school every day and actively participating in the learning process, attendance on student count days is particularly helpful, as count days are required for district and state reporting. February 8th is the final count day for this school year.
We encourage families to make every effort – barring student illness or a family emergency – to have their students at school for Student Count Day, Wednesday, February 8th for the entire school day.
No School - Winter Break
Monday, Feb. 20th, 8am to Friday, Feb. 24th, 3pm
NCA Week of Prayer
Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 8am to Friday, March 3rd, 3pm
Warrior Fund Gala
Friday, March 24th, 6pm
Brightmoor Youth Center
Elementary Cheer Camp and Performance
3rd Grade K9 Visit
Elementary Spelling Bee
Elementary Spirit Week - Wacky Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 8am
Elementary Spirit Week - Warrior Day
Friday, Feb. 3rd, 8am
Secondary Spirit Week - Classic Board Game Day
Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 8am
Secondary Spirit Week - Warrior Day
Friday, Feb. 3rd, 8am
Saturday, Feb. 4th, 6-10:30pm
1485 E Oakley Park Road
Walled Lake, MI
Mrs. Agrusa and Mrs. Goble are looking forward to helping students soon with 2023-2024 class scheduling. Stay tuned!
Attention high school students:
Christian Tutoring Organization
Family Focused Tutors is an organization that provides one-on-one sessions online to struggling students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Each session is one hour long and the charge is $30 per hour. The tutors are all Christian educators that specialize in different academic subjects. The organization values building a relationship with students! All educators have a thorough background check run prior to working with students. Family Focused Tutors is based in Wisconsin but serves families in multiple states.
If you have any students that are interested in working with a tutor, take a moment to check out their website: www.familyfocusedtutors.com or reach out to Hannah Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 300-4435.
We need your help!
NCA Warrior HS Home Basketball Games:
February 3*: HOMECOMING, 4pm Boys JV, 5:30pm Girls JV, 6:45pm Court Ceremony, 7:30pm Boys Varsity Vs Lutheran HS Westland
February 6: 6:30pm Girls Varsity vs Parkway Christian
February 7*: SENIOR NIGHT (10 seniors), 4:15pm Girls Varsity, 5:30pm Boys JV, 7:00pm Boys Varsity vs Roeper. The Senior Night Presentation will be during halftime at the 7pm boys varsity basketball game.
February 8: Track & Field Interest Meeting w student athletes, Lunch Hour, GTR
February 9: Track & Field Parent Meeting, 5-6pm, GTR
February 15: MIAC Student Leadership Luncheon, 11am – 1pm, 7 students
February 15: 3:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball & Boys MS Basketball Team Photos
February 16: 4:15pm Boys Freshmen Basketball vs Plymouth Christian
February 17*: 4:30pm Girls Varsity, 6:00pm Boys JV, 7:30pm Boys Varsity vs Charyl Stockwell
February 28*: 4:00pm Boys Freshman vs InterCity Baptist School
February 28*: 5:30pm Boys JV, 7:00pm Boys Varsity vs Whitmore Lake HS
*Triple Game Night
The final boys JV and Varsity basketball (away) game will be March 2nd at Lansing Christian (5pm/6:30pm). Boys varsity basketball district games are scheduled to be held at Everest Collegiate HS in Clarkston in early March (March 6-10). Times and opponents TBD.
MS spring sports: boys MS baseball, boys and girls MS Track & Field, girls MS soccer.
HS spring sports: coed varsity golf, boys varsity baseball, boys and girls Track & Field, girls varsity soccer (co-op with Southfield Christian), girls varsity softball (co-op with Huron Valley Lutheran HS).
The NCA student-athlete interest meeting for Track & Field is scheduled for lunch hour on Wednesday, February 8th.
In preparation for spring sports, HS boys baseball, co-ed track, and MS co-ed track workouts have begun. Despite this, there is still time to join for any student interested in participating.
Please speak with the respective coaches:
HS head baseball coach: Jason Brown, email@example.com
HS Track & Field coaches: Andrew Schmid, firstname.lastname@example.org and Steve Schell, email@example.com
HS softball head coach: Eric Ruth, firstname.lastname@example.org
HS golf head coach: Mario Gallegos, email@example.com
Please keep these dates in mind when ordering March lunches! No refunds will be given for lunches ordered during dates of school trips.
Thursday, March 9 - Elementary Milk and Cookies
March 16-18 - Spring Musical
March 20-24 - Book Fair
Monday, March 20 - Winter Sports Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 23 - Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 24 - No School, Professional Development
Friday, March 24 - Warrior Fund Benefit Dinner
Friday, March 24 - End of 3rd Quarter
March 26-31 - Senior Trip
March 27-31 - Enrichment Week
March 27-30 - Junior Class Washington DC Trip
March 27-29 - Student Statesmanship Institute
March 30-31 - 8th Grade Creation Museum Trip
Monday, April 3 - Elementary Math Night
April 7-14 - Easter Break/Spring Break