News & Notes: May 2013

Volume: 8 Number: 11 May 2013
General Information:
Reminder: NCA Graduation Attendance.
In order to help us facilitate more positive community relations, anyone coming to the NCA graduation ceremony that does notlive at Lapilo Center (or its guest facilities) will be required to present an NCA-produced invitation at the main gate upon arrival. (This personalized invitation is notthe same thing as the announcements and picture cards produced by the NCA Senior Class.) This applies to everyonecoming from off-center (Sobega, town, etc.). Families with children at NCA will automatically be receiving personalized invitations for each family member within the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Please contact us if you have any questions.

WASC Follow-Up.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in the WASCvisit last week. The team completed their report and made many helpful recommendations to the school. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of their report, our own NCA Self-Study, or the power point presentation from the evening meeting, contact the high school office.

Forms.
School Enrollment/Health Forms for 2013-2014 schoolyear were sent electronically with the April News and Notes.  Please complete them and return them to the school office as soon as possible if you have not yet done so. We have only received a handful thus far.

Elementary:
Open House.  We hope you can come see your child’s classroom during our Open House on Tuesday, May 28th, at 8:00 a.m.

Final Assembly.  Our last assembly of the school year will be on May28th, at 8:30 a.m., after the Open House. This is a special assembly as all of the classes will be sharing something with us and we will hear some testimonies from some 6th grade students.

Grade 6 Promotion.  Toward the end of the assembly the grade 6 studentswill be promoted. The grade 6 students will have a reception for their families (only) in the 6th grade classroom following the promotion ceremony.

Last day of school.  May 29th is the last day of this school year. Elementary students will be dismissed at noon. On May 28th, elementary students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m.

Spiritual Goal. Our spiritual goal for this month is Faithfulness. As we all encounter transitions in these coming days we can be assured of God’s faithfulness and commitment to us and we can also focus on our faithfulness or devotion to Him.  Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Psalm 36:5

Jr. & Sr. High:
Sports News. Provincial tournament will be held at NSI on May 10. Grades 9-12 will be dismissed from school that day for tournament.  There will also be an Invitational Tournament at NCA on Saturday, May 18.

Furlough families.  Furloughing families are advised to check with the high school office before departing to get recommendations for courses while on furlough. Remember that if you are planning on home-schoolinghigh school (Grade 9-12) courses while on furlough you will need to work with an agency that will issue credit on a transcript. A Beka, Hewitt High School, NorthStar, Keystone, and NDCDE are all agencies that have been used. More information is available at the high school office. Course selections for next year. Stay tuned for additional information regarding course selections for 2013-14. The schedule and staffing picture are beginning to fallinto place. There will be more specific information forthcoming for some students regarding situations that affect individual grade levels or subject areas.

Calendar:
1 May Elementary Assembly – 8 a.m.
May Mid-Marking Period ends
4 May SAT @ NCA
6 May Half-Day In-service: Grades 7-12 periods 1,2,3,6,7 – before lunch
All grades -no schoolafter lunch
10 May EHSSA Provincial Tournament at NSI in Goroka
11 May Senior Skate Night
17 May Elementary Musical – 7 p.m.
High School Spring Concert – 8 p.m.
18 May Invitational Tournament @ NCA
20-22 May Senior Week
22 May Last day for Seniors
25 May Awards Night – 7 p.m.
26 May Senior Commissioning Service (Lapilo churchservice)
28 May K-6 Open House 8:00 a.m.
Elem Assembly/Gr. 6 Promotion 8:30 a.m.
29 May  Term 4 Ends /Commencement 5:30 p.m.
24 July  Term 1 Begins/ 2013-2014 School Year

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