News and Notes: November 2012

General Information:
In-service November 12th
A teacher in-service is scheduled for Nov. 12. School will dismiss at lunch. Grades 7-12 will have periods 1-3 and 6-7 on that day.

Travel Assistance Fund.
We would like to remind you about the travel assistance fund to financially assist families who face significant travel expenses to send their children to NCA (i.e., boarding students). This fund is being used by some of our families and is available for donations for those who would like to contribute. If you are interested in this giving opportunity or would like more information, contact Scott at the high school office. Thank you for your consideration.

Elementary:
Mid-Marking Period ends November 7. Some of the elementary classes will be having Parent/Teacher Conferences November 12-16. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you if this is the case.

Elementary Assembly. The next Elementary Assembly is scheduled for November 21 at 8:00 a.m. Our current spiritual goal is “Humility”. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3

Transitions.
One of our goals at NCA is to try to assist our students with major transitions in their lives. As MKs, most of our students will face big transitions at one point or another. If your family is anticipating a major transition coming up, please let our teachers know. We have materials that can be used to help your children prepare for that transition. We also can recommend books that can be used as a family to discuss some of the issues that you will face.

Jr. & Sr. High:
SAT.
The SAT will be held on Saturday, November 3 at the high school from 8 am until 1 pm. Students should arrive at 7:45am and bring their admission document, a calculator, and at least two soft-lead pencils. Snacks or drinks (including water) are not allowed in the testing area. (They can be left at the side of the room for consumption during the breaks.) Lapilo residents, please be mindful of noise in the vicinity of the high school (including the sports field) during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Neil at the high school.

Tournaments.
The EHSSA Tournament will be held on November 9 at NSI in Goroka. Grades 9-12 are dismissed from school on this day. Grade 7&8 classes will continue as normal. In addition, an Invitational tournament will be held at NCA on Saturday, November 24. If you have any questions, contact Paul McKnight.

Class Meetings.
Beginning this month (November 16), class meetings for Grades 7-10 will be held on Friday afternoons instead of Thursdays in order to avoid conflicts with the band program.

The NCA ABCD’s
A – Academics
B – Biblical Worldview
C – Changes
D – Diversity and Teamwork

Calendar:
3 Nov SAT Exam (7:45 am – 1 pm)
7 Nov Mid Marking Period Ends
9 Nov EHSSA Tournament – NSI, Goroka; Grades 9-12 dismissed for the day
12 Nov Teacher in-service (Half-Day)
13-16 Nov Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences
16 Nov Class meetings 3:10 pm (Grades 7-10)
17 Nov Sadie Hawkins
21 Nov Elementary Assembly
23 Nov Family Night
24 Nov Invitational Tournament @ NCA
30 Nov Class Meetings 3:10 pm (Grades 7-10)
1 Dec Christmas Festival
7 Dec Christmas Concert 7 pm
12 Dec Elementary Assembly 8am; Term 2 Ends
9 Jan Term 3 Begins

NCA Who’s Who
NCA Management Team
Chris Bittner (Boarding Home Coord.)
Neil Burleson (HS Vice Principal)
Patrick Eggleton (Elem Principal)
Scott Sasaki (HS Principal)
Carla Snedeker (Goroka Valley Rep)

NCA Student Advocates
Chris and Peggy Bittner
Jody and Marcia Riethmiller

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On October 31, 2012, posted in: School News by