Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter - Nov. 2019

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2019/20 School Verse

John‬ ‭3:21

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

High School Fall Sports Highlights

Character Trait: KINDNESS

Elementary students practiced showing kindness as they learned about this character trait this past month. As students (and teachers) recognized classmates showing KINDNESS during the school day, they would fill out a "halo". The halo was added to a class bucket of entries for the month. At a chapel, one name was drawn for each class from those entries to have a special lunch with Mrs. James at Burgerville. We are so proud of all our young Saints for showing kindness and shining for Jesus in how they treat others! Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Host Families Needed

Have you ever thought about opening your home to host a student from another country?


  • We have a short term opportunity in January, when 10 high school students from our Christian sister school in Korea will visit NCCS during an educational experience trip. The students will arrive on January 12 and need a host home through January 31. During this visit, along with gaining insight of American culture through the homestay, the students will attend 9 days of school at NCCS, tour local businesses, and participate in planned activities with their school. There is a housing stipend ($450) provided to cover expenses of hosting a student.
  • There are two 10th grade girls from Japan that will study for 3 months, 1/25-4/16/20 at NCCS. We need two school families to host these girls and provide them with a Christian home during their stay. There is a housing stipend ($2250 for 3 months) paid to host a student. This short term opportunity is a perfect way to learn about another culture and share Jesus.
  • If you are interested in hosting and want to complete the application, or have questions, please contact Emily Clark, Business Manager, at emily_clark@ncchristianschool.com or Sherri James at sherri_james@ncchristianschool.com.

ABSENT STUDENT PROCEDURE

When a student (K-12) is absent due to illness or activity, a parent MUST contact the office by 8:30 am to report the absence.


Please call or email the office when your child will be coming in late/tardy (after 8:15 am). Be aware that when a student is tardy, a parent must sign them in at the office.


There is a form to complete for a prearranged absence (i.e. vacations), which needs to be turned into the office in advance. The office calls parents for all students who are recorded as absent , and who have not notified the office. Parents may inform a teacher, but also MUST notify the office in the event of an absence. We appreciate your assistance in these procedures to keep our children safe.


Attendance matters for student success in school. A student that is late 10 minutes a day, will miss 30 hours of instruction. It is important that students are at school, on time, ready to learn. Thank you for helping us to start each day with our students, in a positive, ready mindset.

What's Happening at NCCS?

Harvest Party, Nov. 1 @ 6 PM

High school students are encouraged to join in the festivities at the Harvest Party, Nov. 1 at 6-9 PM. The event is being held at the Porter's Family Farm, located at 29491 S Cramer Road, Molalla. Tickets will be sold at the door for $8. There will be food, games, dancing, and a whole lot of fun! Wear your cowboy boots, hats, flannel, and a warm layers for the cold evening weather. This is a night of making special memories for the NCCS high school community! There is a permission slip included below, to complete for those who plan to attend.

Everyone Welcome! Veteran's Day Program Nov. 12 @ 10 am

Invite your family and friends to our 21st Annual Veteran's Day Chapel, Honoring Veterans and Active Duty Personnel . We will have special music from our students and a time of patriotic celebration and remembrance. We hope to see you there wearing your red, white and blue! There is a flyer attached below that you can share as an invitation for an honored guest.

NHS Homework Help

Does your student need a space to work on homework and receive individual help?

National Honors Society (NHS) members have organized a “Homework Help” system, where your child can come and receive assistance outside of school hours from the NHS Juniors and Seniors. Here are the details for this program:


  • Held in Room 212 (Mrs. Hespen's classroom)

  • Times: Every Monday afternoon 3:15-4:15 pm & Wednesday morning 7:45-8:10 am

  • Open to all grades in high school, junior high, and elementary school.

  • Offers help in all subjects

  • It's FREE!


Interested? Come to the kickoff on November 4 in Room 212 from 3:15-4:15!

There will be snacks, games, and more information on the homework help program.

There is a flyer and sign up form below for your reference and use.

Upcoming Event Dates

Nov. 1 High School Harvest Party, Porter's Barn, 6-9:30 pm

Nov. 4 Homework Help Begins, 3:15-4:15 pm (Rm 212)

Nov. 4 Mexico Trip Information Meeting, 7 pm (Rm 212)

Nov. 5 4th & 5th Grade to JA BizTown (all day)

Nov. 6-8 High School Student Leadership Conference

Nov. 11 No School, Veteran's Day Holiday

Nov. 12 Veteran's Program, 10 am (Gym)

Nov. 14 Holiday Pie Pickup, 2:30-4:40 pm at NCCS

Nov. 15 No School, Inservice Day (End of Term Grading)

Nov. 17 Auction Meeting, 6:30 pm (Library)

Nov. 18-22 Fall Book Fair (Library)

Nov. 19 Psychology and Health Classes to Oregon State Hospital (all day)

Nov. 24 Holiday Craft Fair, 1:30-5 pm (Gym)

Nov. 25-26 Parent/Teacher Conferences, No School

Nov. 27-29 No School, Thanksgiving Holiday Break


NOTE: Please use the ONLINE School Calendar for up to the minute information on school events.

Annual Auction...SAVE THE DATE!

Prepare to relive the 80s at the NCCS auction on May 2, 2020!


The next auction team planning meeting is Nov. 17, 6:30 pm in the Library. Attached below are donation and sponsor forms for those wish to partner with us in this way. If you have questions, are wanting to make a donation, or would like to work with the auction team, please contact susan_vansickle@ncchristianschool.com.


Coming later this month...Look for information regarding donating to our class baskets.

Items to keep you informed...

Employment Opportunity: PM EDP

We have an open position for PM EDP assistant staff, to work with the lead staff supervising students in grades K-6. Applicants must be 16 years or older. The hours are 2:30-4:30 PM. For an application and questions, please contact Emily Clark, Business Manager at emily_clark@ncchristianschool.com or call at extension 202.
Monthly Parenting Article

November Article: How to Prevent Becoming a Snowplow Parent, by Dr. Tim Elmore

Order your Saints spirit wear online

Select to have your order shipped to your home or to the school. GO SAINTS!!!

Please let us know how we can help you!

Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Jr/Sr High School Vice Principal: Kevin Rice (Ext 214)

Athletic Director: Grant Nelson (Ext 201)

Business Office Manager: Emily Clark (Ext 202)

Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Interim Office Manager: Susan Van Sickle (Ext 100)

Front Office Reception: Beth Woody (Ext 601)

NCCS Mission Statement

North Clackamas Christian School partners with Christian parents in providing our students with a biblically-based education that pursues excellence in spiritual, academic, artistic and athletic programs, training them to serve Christ daily.