Warrior News

March at NCA

March is reading month!

Each year, reading month is celebrated in conjunction with Dr. Seuss's birthday. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, March 2, 1904- September 24, 1991) was best known for writing and illustrating many memorable children's books with witty rhymes and creative characters.

To celebrate his work, here are 6 fun and little-known Dr. Seuss facts (quoted from Walter Scott's article published by parade.com):

1. Dr. Seuss was voted "least likely to succeed" by his classmates at Dartmouth College (1921-1925)

2. Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, was rejected 27 times before being published in 1937.

3. Dr. Seuss is credited with inventing the word, "nerd," which first appeared in If I Ran the Zoo in 1950.

4. Green Eggs and Ham was written on a $50 bet when his publisher challenged him to write a book using 50 words or less.

5. Seuss added the 'Dr.' to his name because his father always hoped he would become a medical doctor.

6. Seuss was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, the first person to win for writing children's books.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss

For more information about reading month activities, please see the Elementary section below.

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NCA Week of Prayer

We kicked off the NCA Week of Prayer on Tuesday, February 28th, as NCA joined ACSI and united across the globe with other schools to pray for Christ-centered education. With God, we can make a difference in our school communities and be a shining light of His love. Together, we will make a global impact through prayer! For more information on the ACSI Day of Prayer, please see this link: Day of Prayer | ACSI

Each day of this week has a theme and corresponding colors, which students can have a free jeans day for wearing the daily color.

Tuesday, 2/28: Adoration, white

Wednesday, 3/1: Confession, red

Thursday, 3/2: Thanksgiving, orange

Friday, 3/3: Supplication, blue

We will end the week with an all-school prayer meeting on Friday morning in the Worship Center.

2023-2024 School Calendar

A simplified version of the 2023-2024 school calendar has been released, which includes important dates such as start and end dates, school breaks, professional development days, etc. It is attached here for your review. Additional details will be filled in when they become available. This calendar, and all future dates will be posted on the RenWeb Family Portal calendar.

Please note that we do our best to limit the number of changes we make to important dates once they are published to families, but we ask your flexibility as there are sometimes circumstances beyond our control that necessitate changes to published dates. RenWeb Family Portal will always be the most accurate and up to date place to check the calendar.

Warrior Fund Gala

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 24th at 6pm. The event will include a silent auction, dinner, live music and speed painter, 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.

For more information, to make an online donation, or purchase tickets, please click this link: https://one.bidpal.net/ncawarriorfund/welcome.

We could also use specific help in a couple of ways:

1. We are looking for volunteers that would be willing to contact corporations and businesses to request corporate sponsorships for either monetary donations or items that can be added to various baskets for the silent auction. This can be businesses that you have a personal connection to, or organizations that have a corporate sponsorship department that would donate to non-profit organizations. A tax-exempt form and donation receipt will be provided upon request.

2. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with tear down after the Gala.

If either of these interest you, please use this link to sign up: Warrior Fund Gala Volunteers (signupgenius.com) Parent volunteer hours can be logged for your time.

We also welcome corporate sponsorships for this fundraiser. Please see the attached PDF for more information. Questions regarding sponsorships can be directed to the Sponsorship Chairperson, Michael Foguth at michaelfoguth@yahoo.com or 810-691-7602.

Thank you so much for your contribution in making this gala a great success! If you have any general questions, please contact Jennifer Ramos at jramos@warriorweb.org or 248-668-7105 in the elementary office. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Lunch Orders

The cutoff for April lunch orders is March 17th. Please make sure to review the NCA calendar when placing orders as we are unable to offer refunds for missed lunches due to student activities.

We are always looking for parents to come serve with us in the lunchroom! Please use this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4da4af28a4fd0-ncalunch5#/

School Safety

NightLock door security devices and window shades have been installed in NCA classrooms and NCA staff have received the necessary training to use them. These devices secure NCA classroom doors in case of an emergency lockdown.

Parents, please remind your students that they should think of these as safety devices much like a fire alarm. As safety devices they must remain in good working condition at all times. Opening or disrupting them in any way may put people’s lives in danger and will result in disciplinary action and serious consequences, including involvement of law enforcement.

NCA is committed to the safety of all students. We regularly hold fire, tornado, and lockdown drills throughout the year in order to be prepared in case of emergency. Some of these drills will be announced in advance and some will be unannounced.

Digital Citizenship

NCA encourages all parents to set and monitor parental controls on their student's phone/technology using parental controls provided by the phone provider or apps such as Bark, Accountable 2 You, Qustodio, or Family Link.

Spring Musical - Dear Edwina Jr.

The NCA spring musical is coming up on March 17 & 18! Mrs. Bink and the amazing students have been working hard to make sure this is a show you won't want to miss. Tickets will be available in the secondary office beginning Friday, March 3rd. The suggested donation per ticket is $10 per adult, $5 per child, children under 5 years old are free.

Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza."

Edwina’s cast of neighborhood actors include some very loyal friends with very different personalities and skills. Lars “the klutz” Vanderploonk has two left feet that are just as big as his kind heart. Annie is always happy to use her extensive scouting skills to help in a pinch. Becky Del Vecchio and Kelly Poshkonozovich arrive each week ready to dazzle the Paw Paw audience with their love of performing, while Scott arrives each week dazzled by his love for . . . Edwina?!?!

Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy, and poignant songs. The energy is high, the advice is good, and beneath it all is a whole lot of heart.

Spring Musical Performance

Friday, March 17th, 7pm

BCC Youth Center

Spring Musical Performance

Saturday, March 18th, 1pm

BCC Youth Center

Winter Sports Awards Ceremony

Monday, March 20th, 7pm

BCC Youth Center

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 23rd, 3:30-8:30pm


No School - Professional Development

Friday, March 24th, 8am


Warrior Fund Gala

Friday, March 24th, 6pm

BCC Youth Center

Easter Break

Friday, April 7th, 8am to Friday, April 14th, 3pm


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March is reading month!

Attached below is a calendar of the Elementary reading month activities. Make sure to have a stack of books ready to go as reading logs begin on March 6th and will be due each Monday, late reading logs will not be counted. Any student that completes the required reading time will be entered into a weekly drawing for a classroom prize. There will also be prizes for students that read the most for lower elementary and upper elementary.
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Reading Month - Author Visits

Wednesday, March 8, 9-9:45am - Kim Anderson will speak to Kindergarten and 1st Grade students.

Friday, March 10, 8:30-9:15am - Donna Hicks will speak to 2nd and 3rd Grade students.

Friday, March 17, 8:30-9:15am - Esther Amunga will speak to 4th and 5th Grade students.

Elementary Report Card Reminder

We have received some feedback from parents that it would be helpful for us to send a reminder regarding the grading codes for Elementary report cards. The video below explains the grading system we are using this year for Elementary students. Please reach out to your child's teacher or Mrs. Stotler with any specific questions.
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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Thursday, March 2nd, 8am


Students are welcome to wear Dr. Seuss themed hats in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday!

Elementary Milk and Cookies

Thursday, March 9th, 6:30-7:30pm

Brightmoor Youth Center and Factory 2

Parents and students are invited to put on their pajamas, bring some books, and come join us for a special reading night. Staff will share relevant reading strategies and parents will be encouraged to practice those strategies with their children. Milk and cookies will be provided. If your student has any food allergies, we would like to make sure they have cookies they can enjoy! Please reach out to Emily Kuhn, ekuhn@warriorweb.org.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Book Fair

Monday, March 20th, 8am to Thursday, March 23rd, 3pm


Elementary Math Night

Monday, April 3rd, 6:30pm

Brightmoor Youth Center

Parents and students are invited to come and explore fun ways to practice math skills and concepts at home. You will be provided an opportunity to practice strategies and games with your child. More details will be coming soon.
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Enrichment Week

March 27-31 is middle school and high school enrichment week. During this week, students will have adjusted schedules, special events, and field trips. NCA believes it is important for a well-rounded education to include enrichment activities to help support classroom learning. Participation and attendance during enrichment week is expected from each student. A detailed packet was sent home to each secondary family.

Senior Trip

Sunday, March 26th, 8am to Friday, March 31st, 3pm

Orlando, FL

Enrichment Week

Monday, March 27th, 8am to Friday, March 31st, 3pm


Junior Class Washington DC Trip

Monday, March 27th, 8am to Thursday, March 30th, 3pm

Washington D.C., USA

9th and 10th Grade Student Statesmanship Institute

Monday, March 27th, 8am to Wednesday, March 29th, 3pm


8th Grade Creation Museum Trip

Thursday, March 30th, 8am to Friday, March 31st, 3pm

Creation Museum

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Mrs. Goble and Mrs. Agrusa are hard at work meeting with students regarding scheduling for 2023-2024 classes. Junior class scheduling began in February, and we will continue with each following class. Please feel free to call or email counselors with any questions that you may have. We look forward to another great school year!
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Upcoming Events

March 2 - 3:30-4:30pm, 4/5th grade co-ed volleyball begins practices

March 8 - 5:30pm, boys varsity basketball district game (held at Everest Collegiate High School in Clarkston. Tickets are $7 and available for purchase through this link: Novi Christian Academy Events and Tickets by GoFan)

March 10 & 11 - Girls middle school basketball skills & drills (see attached flyer)

March 13 - middle school/high school spring sports practices begin. Spring sports registration is due.

March 20 - 7:00pm, Winter Sports Awards Ceremony

Registration Forms and Physicals

Athletic Registration forms and sports physicals must be completed and submitted to the Athletic Department before the first day of practice (March 13). These forms are available hardcopy in the resource documents section of RenWeb Family Portal or by downloading the attached form below. Schedules are available on the bigteams website or under the Athletics section of the NCA website. Online registration can also be completed by clicking this link: Novi Christian Academy (bigteams.com)

Online Ticket Purchases

Online tickets for games may be purchased at the GoFan.co website: Novi Christian Academy Events and Tickets by GoFan

Elementary Spring Sports

4th & 5th Grade Co-Ed Volleyball - Practices begin March 2nd at 3:30 in the NCA gym.

K-8th TGA Golf - May, see attached flyers for registration information.

See the attached flyers for more information. If you would like to register your student, please fill out the registration form on the back of the flyers and return it with payment to the Elementary office as soon as possible.

Middle School Spring Sports

Girls MS basketball FREE 2 day clinic - March 10th and 11th, please see attached flyer for more information and registration instructions.

Boys MS baseball

Co-Ed MS Track & Field

Girls MS Soccer

Co-Ed MS TGA Golf (see attached flyer for registration instructions)

High School Spring Sports

Boys Varsity Golf

Boys Varsity Baseball

Co-Ed Varsity Track & Field

Girls Varsity Soccer (co-op with Southfield Christian)

Girls Varsity Softball (co-op with Huron Valley Lutheran)

Game Day Attire

Warrior student-athletes competing on a high school team are allowed to wear their team hooded sweatshirt, t-shirt, or warm-up top along with team warm-up pants/sweatpants or jersey to school the day of their game. Black uniform or athletic shoes should be worn. (No crocs, slides, flip-flops, etc.)

*uniform pants / skirts should be worn if there are not appropriate team warm-up pants/sweatpants.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 3 - Elementary Math Night

April 7-14 - Easter Break

Thursday, April 27 - All School Cookies and Lemonade

Friday, April 28 - No School - Professional Development

Friday, May 5 - Secondary and Elementary Spring Concert

May 17-19 - 5th Grade Science Camp

May 26 & 29 - No School