Saints Calling

North Clackamas Christian School Newsletter

January 1, 2023


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NO SCHOOL Jan. 2, New Year Holiday (Jan. 3 school resumes)

Re-Enrollment for 2023-24

Please make careful note of the following important information for all enrolled, PreK-11th:
  • Jan. 9-Jan. 22, Re-enroll for next school year to secure your student's spot. Lower fee ($97.50) ends Jan. 22. If you don't complete the re-enrollment process by this date, the regular fee ($130) applies and there is no guarantee of placement for next year. SEE INFORMATION AND DIRCTIONS BELOW.
  • Jan.23, Open enrollment begins for new students applying for 2023-24. There are applicants on a waiting list (from 2022-23) that will be given priority. Priority will also be given to siblings of current NCCS families.
  • Jan. 26, Open House, 3:30-5:30 pm, all classrooms open with staff and tours available
  • Financial Aid applications open for families requesting tuition assistance for 2023-24. New applications must be submitted every year, including ministry discounts for pastors. Application is open through March 24. SEE INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS BELOW.

NCCS Choir made their annual visit to a local nursing home to share music, love and the joy of Christmas.

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Thank You for Your Support

Thank you so much for your support of 6th grade's "Black Friday" event. Our sudents were so encouraged by your enthusiasm, kind words, and support of their products. With your support, a whopping $1,751 was raised for World Vision and a hefty collection of food was gathered for a food pantry at a local church. See a screenshot of how the students elected to spend this money within the World Vision Christmas catalog. - Mrs. Nelson, 6th Grade Teacher

(Pictures of the event are found below.)

Additionally, 25 Christmas food boxes were filled and delivered by our National Honor Society to the West Linn Food Pantry. Your contributions were greatly appreciated and blessed many in our local community.

Homecoming Week Activities

At NCCS, we have some favorite traditions. One of those events is "Wall Week", which we include during Homecoming. High School classes design a themed poster, based on the school verse, for a competition judged by a designated panel. These posters are hung in the gym for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, secondary classes put together a lip sync performance to share at an assembly, which are also judged and scored for a class competition.

Finally, high school students nominate class representatives, the King's Court, that depict particular traits valued by NCCS. These students are recognized the night of the Homecoming games, this year on Jan.13.

School Spirit Day, with everyone wearing Saints gear and colors, is Jan. 13. Dress up to show your school spirit and plan to come to the home basketball games later that evening. PTF is planning a fun community event this day, more info to come. GO SAINTS!!!

End of Semester 1 Information

January 20 is the end of semester 1. Please assist your student with making sure to finish this grading period strong. Secondary students will have a special finals week schedule, with half days (early dismissal at 11:15am), Jan. 18-20.

Teachers will work on semester report cards on Monday, Jan. 23, so there is no school for all grades (preK-12).

Absence Process and Expectations

In an effort to improve communication within our system to uphold the goal of partnering with you to support your student, we have updated our pre-arranged absence process effective immediately. Attached are the updated pre-arranged absence forms for both elementary (K-6) and secondary (7-12). Please review these forms at your earliest convenience. We have them printed for use in the front office.

Use these forms when your student(s) will miss school:

  • For a family vacation

  • For a scheduled medical appointment

  • For recurring appointments, such as physical therapy, speech therapy, etc.

Please note that this is not a form for “approval” of your student’s absence. It is to keep all communication clear with everyone involved. By filling out this form, you are respectfully communicating with our office and staff about your student’s absence so we can support them.

We respectfully ask that you avoid having your student absent by not planning vacations when school is in session. Absences significantly impact a student's learning and social opportunities at school. All absences require a student to complete missed work, upon their return to school, within the designated timeframe. Please see the Student/Parent Handbook for details about the expectations for absences.

Thank you for your attention to this detail, please direct any questions to Mrs. Hardy,

Update: Campus Improvement Project

We are completed with the first half of our Campus Improvement Project (CIP). The "Music" and "400" buildings will be next, and we will UPDATE THE GYM BREEZEWAY (install entry doors, siding, new lighting, flooring, and paint).

In order to fully complete this project, we must raise $150,000. If you are able to give to the Campus Improvement Project, please use the QR code below, or checks are also accepted through our office. We would also welcome any efforts to share this need with others in your circle of influence. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Sherri James.

Thank you to those who have already given to this significant project. You are making a difference to the future of NCCS and its mission! Most recently, these donations have been given to our project:

  • LBD Landscape completed an update to our front building landscaping (see picture).
  • Oregon Outdoor Lighting will install decorative and functional lighting to the front of our school.
  • Northwest Door & Supply is creating a set of security doors for the gym breezeway entrance.

Your gifts are GREATLY appreciated and make an incredible impact with our new siding, windows and paint remodel. THANK YOU!!!!

Christmas Week Fun for All

Career Exploration Assessment for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade

NCCS will offer the ASVAB - an aptitude assessment - January 12, to interested 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) measures a variety of abilities designed to predict future academic and occupational success in the military. BUT, it is administered to any student and where it provides tools to help them explore careers, without requiring an interest or a commitment to miliary service. Following the assessment, students take an interest survey, and the results of the ASVAB combined with the interest survey produce an array of possible good-fit career path options.

Parents, please let your student know if you are signing them up ~ thank you! Sign up here: ASVAB Reach out to Mrs. Moore with any questions.

Early Practice for PSAT Available to 8th, 9th and 10th grade

In February, NCCS will offer the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade versions of the PSAT for students in those grades. The purpose of taking the exam at these levels is to build familiarity with the PSAT exam and also to assess if a student is "on track" for college readiness, specifically in the core areas of math, reading, and language. This test is just one way of evaluating a student's academic strengths and abilities.

The test is $14 for the PSAT 8/9. and $18 for the PSAT 10 (payable to the school office in February). Parents must sign up to have their student participate, use this link: PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 '23. Please reach out to Mrs. Moore with any questions.

Spain Spring Break 2024

SIGN UP NOW! In March 2024, we will take a group from NCCS to Spain for an educational tour during Spring Break. Students currently in grades 8-12th are invited to travel on this tour, as well as interested adults. We can take up to 30 travelers. If you have questions, contact Mrs. James.

Visit our tour website, enter tour ID SJAMES2024-4. Here, you can get information, and also register to join us on this tour. Also see the flyer attached below for full details. The cost of the tour includes flights and ground transportation, hotels, food, entrance to sites, tour guides, tips, travel insurance, a TON of fun and incredible memories!

Upcoming Events

Jan. 2 No School, New Year Holiday

Jan. 3 School Resumes

Jan. 5 Pastries with Parents, 8:15-9am (Rm. 404)

Jan. 9 Re-enrollment for 2023-24 Opens

Jan. 9 Board Meeting, 6:30pm (Library)

Jan. 13 Saints School Spirit Day--Dress in school colors!

Jan. 13 Homecoming Basketball Games, PTF Tailgate Party

Jan. 16 No School, MLK Holiday

Jan. 18-20 Semester 1 Finals, Early dismissal at 11:15am for grades 7-12

Jan. 23 No School, Inservice Day (Semester 1 Grading/Report Card)

Jan. 24 Semester 2 begins

Jan. 26 Open House, 3:30-5:30pm

Monthly Board Meetings

The Board of Directors will share the monthly meeting minutes with the society, attached below. Anyone wanting more detail or to attend a meeting, please reach out to any board member. Contact NCCS Board of Directors by email at

Matt Hixson, Chair

Erika Porter, Vice Chair

Mark Van Sickle, Secretary

Danae Plover, Treasurer

Christian Parenting Resources

Pastries with Parents: E.N.G.A.G.E.D. Seven Steps to Raising Christ Centered Kids in a Conventional World

Each month, administration will host a time of community fellowship for parents of children PreK-12th grade. This will be a time of prayer, sharing, learning, and connection, along with some tasty pastries served.

Join us Thursday, Jan. 5 at 8:15-9am, for the next Pastries with Parents. Check in at the office and you will be directed to the meeting location.

Janurary Topic: Raising E.N.G.A.G.E.D. Kids- A series by Chris Browne (RightNow Media)

Video #4 - Heroes, Victims, and Villians: Effectively Connecting to the Hearts of Our Kids

Read This Article About Parenting Goals to Have for 2023

2022-23 School Verse Passage

Ephesians 6:13-17 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Keep up with us on our Facebook page

We have two Facebook pages at NCCS. The general page is and the Parent Teacher Fellowship page is

We are here for you!

Please reach out to us should you need assistance:

Superintendent/Principal: Sherri James (Ext 101)

Dean of Students: Carmen Moore (Ext 214)

Assistant Principal: Rebekah Hardy (Ext 401)

Office Manager: McKenzie Falotico (Ext 100)

Office Front Desk/Attendance: Beth Woody (Ext. 601)

Business Office: Susan Van Sickle (Ext 202)

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