News and Notes: August 2012

General Information:

Corrections.
Staff Correction: Stuart Beattie is teaching Beginning Band.
Calendar addition: The NCA Music Department will present Cinderella as a musical theater production on Friday, September 14th at 7pm.

ESLR’s. (Expected Schoolwide Learning Results)

In 2010, the accrediting team challenged our school to consider the guiding principles (the expected results from our activities as a school) of our school. Actions and words come from the overflow of our hearts as Jesus shared in the Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:43-45). In response to the challenge, the staff developed four main expected results that we desire each student in every grade should learn during their time at NCA.

Numonohi ABCD’s – the heart that guides the actions of the school

A – Academics
In Proverbs 22:6, we are told to “Train up [exercise vigorously] a child in the way he should go.” Developing a strong academic foundation provides training for our children to think, to solve problems, and to communicate effectively.

B – Biblical Worldview
Our desire as a Christian academy is that all of our training is grounded on a biblical foundation.  Just as Jesus “came down from heaven – not to do [his own] will, but to do the will of Him Who sent [him]” (John 6:38), we desire that all aspects of our students’ lives be grounded in the will of God which is communicated to us through His word.

C – Changes
We know as Christians our lives will include many changes or transitions as we take up our crosses daily and follow Him (Luke 9:23). Our students face changes developmentally, in the peer groups they encounter, in their spiritual development, and in the place they call “home”.  As a school, we seek to be a source of instruction and help through those changes.

D – Diversity
The body of Christ is made up of many different parts that work together in unity (1 Cor. 12:12).  We want our students to value diversity in our learning styles, home countries, native languages, church and family backgrounds, abilities and much, much more. We desire for students to value the uniqueness of God’s creative work in each individual while also pursuing the power that comes from unifying those different gifts in teamwork.

As our community looks at Numonohi Christian Academy, we hope they will see the overflow of its heart in the development of each child in his or her academics, biblical worldview, ability to face changes, and value of diversity.

Elementary:
Elementary Assembly.
– Aug. 22 at 8am
You are welcome to join us for our assembly on Aug. 22 at 8am in the Conference Kitchen.  Our 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade classes will be sharing something with us.

Spiritual Goal. – Pleasing God – Living Like Jesus
We’ve started our year out by seeking to please God in everything that we do (2 Cor. 5:9).  At our August assembly we will introduce our second spiritual goal – Live like Jesus.  To please God we need to seek to live like Jesus.  Philippians 2:5 says, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” (NIV)  We will seek to make our attitudes like His!

Games Night. – Aug. 31
All students in Grades 1 – 6 are welcome to come to Games Night on Friday night, August 31.  Grades 1 and 2 will meet in the conference dining hall from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Grades 3 and 4 will meet in the gym from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  Grades 5 and 6 will meet at the sports complex from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  More information about games night will come home with students.  We appreciate how our parents work together to provide this night of fun for our students.

Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Some teachers will be having parent/teacher conferences toward the end of the month (after mid-marking grades are sent out).  Other teachers may be having their conferences during the middle of term 2.  You are welcome to meet with the teacher at any time to talk about your child’s progress in school.

Jr. & Sr. High:
Enrollment/Health Forms.

If you have not already turn in enrollment and health forms for the 2012-2013 school year, please do so by emailing them to the high school office at gp.gr1513448942o.mtn1513448942@acn1513448942 or by having your child bring them to the high school office.

 Student Add/Drop Period.
Please be aware that your child needs to carry six classes each term. Students may add a class until Friday, July 27th (later if given special permission by the HS Office) or drop a class until Wednesday, August 15th.

Grade 8-12 Open House.
The Grade 8-12 Open House on August 6th at 7 pm is a time for parents to visit their child’s teachers and classrooms. We will meet in the high school library where we will orient parents to various high school routines and procedures and issue schedules. You may then “come and go” to the various classrooms and visit with your child’s teachers. Again, any questions, please call the high school office.

Technology AUP.  In the first few days of school, students will come home with a Technology Acceptable Use Policy agreement for parents and students to read and sign. Please take a moment to read through this form with your child. On the back of the form is a section giving you various choices of Lapilo Internet access for your child.  These are described in more detail on the document coming, but they are 1. no internet access, 2. student assigned username and password, not known to the child but kept in the office to use only in specific, teacher-assigned activities, or 3. student is issued a username and password to use for educational purposes at his or her discretion.  Remember all internet use is under the supervision of a faculty or staff member.  Please begin thinking about which level is appropriate for your child.

Calendar: 

3 Aug               Family Night
6 Aug               Gr. 8-12 Open House – 7:00 pm
9 Aug               Class Mtgs. (Grades 7-10) – 3:10 pm
22 Aug            Elem. Assembly – 8:00 a.m.
MMP ends
26 Aug            Nat’l Day of Repentance Holiday
27 Aug            Nat’l Day of Repentance Observation – No School
31 Aug            EHPSSA Tournament @ NSI
Games Night

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