News and Notes: December 2012

General:
Christmas Festival is this Saturday evening. Students in Grades K-3 can begin shopping at 5 pm with student council members available to help them. (These younger students should bring the buying instruction sheet that was sent home in order to inform their “helper” about the right items to buy!) Buying for the rest of the NCA community will open at 5:45 pm. Come find Christmas gifts and enjoy dinner brought to you by the junior class!

NCA Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, December 7, at 7 pm. Come and hear our elementary students and our beginning and intermediate bands put on a Christmas celebration for us!

Next Friday, December 7 has also been designated a“Crazy Christmas” Dress-up day by the NCA Student Council! Dress with Christmas colors and themes with a “crazy” twist. ☺

Elementary:
Assembly.
Our next assembly will be December 12 at 8:00 am in the conference kitchen. Elementary students will be released early on Dec 11 (1:55 pm) and Dec12 (12:05pm) due to the longer work detail for the high school during the exam schedule.

Books for Sale.
The Elementary Library has a selection of new books available for sale. Please stop by if this might make a good Christmas gift for your student.

Jr. & Sr. High:
Books in the Elementary Library.
The Elementary Library has a number of books which may be of interest to high school students, including a whole section emphasizing young adult books. Feel free to drop by after school to look.

Semester exam schedule.
The class schedule for Grades 7-12 changes the final three days of school. Only Grade 9-12 students have semester exams, but the schedule change affects all students. The schedule will be as follows:

  • Monday, Dec 10
    • 8:00 – 9:55  –  Period 4 exam (Jr High – Per 4 classes)
    • 10:10 – 11:00  –  Period 2 classes (& Grade 11 English)
    • 11:05 – 11:55 –  Period 5 classes (& Grade 10 MWH 2)
    • 1:05 – 1:54 –  Period 3 classes
    • 1:57 – 2:47 –  Period 7 classes
    • 2:50 – 3:05 –  Work Detail

 

  • Tuesday, Dec 11
    • 8:00  – 9:55  –  Period 3 Exam (Jr High – Per 3 class)
    • 10:10 – 12:05  –  Period 5 / MWH 2 exam (Jr High – P.E.)
    • 1:05 – 1:54  –  Period 6 classes
    • 1:57 – 3:05  –  Extended Work Detail

 

  • Wednesday, Dec 12
    • 8:00  – 9:55  –  Period 2 / Eng 11 exam (Jr High – Per 2 classes)
    • 10:10 – 12:05  –  Period 6 Exam (Jr High – Per 6 classes)
    • 1:05 – 1:15  –  Locker Clean-up
    • 1:15 – 1:55   –  Work Detail
    • 2:00 – 3:15  –  Mop Crew only

Semester exams cover material from Terms 1 & 2. Please encourage your high school student to spend adequate time preparing for exams as they are weighted 20% of the semester grade. For all exams, students are to remain in the room during the entire scheduled time.At the teacher’s discretion, students may bring extra study materials or personal reading material to use if they finish their exam early. If a student has a scheduled study hall during a 2-hour exam period, they may stay & study quietly in the library, or stay at home – one place or the other.

Calendar:
1 Dec Christmas Festival
7 Dec Crazy Christmas Dress-up Day
Christmas Concert (7 p.m.)
12 Dec Elem Assembly (8 a.m.)
Term 2 Ends
9 Jan Term 3 Begins

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On November 30, 2012, posted in: School News by