NCA News & Notes: August 2011

NCA News & Notes – August 2011 (Vol. 7, No. 1)

General Information:

New Web Page. NCA has a new webpage at You will find helpful information on this site as well as a current copy of the school calendar.

REMINDER! Pick up and Drop off. The road in front of the school will be closed to through traffic during schoolhours. This minimizes the amount of noise around the school and is safer for our students as they move between buildings and the playground. The procedure is for vehicles to drive up the hill from the main gate to the second road and drop off their passengers at the corner just above the gym. Please then drive up the hill, turn left and follow the road back down to the gate. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have questions please call the high school office (531-4570).


Beginning of a New School Year. Classes for grades K-6 begin at 8am. Because classes will be in session at the high school, we would ask the elementary children to come no sooner than 7:50 and to be considerate of classes in session. For those traveling from town who are dropping off both elementary and high school students, we would ask that they make sure that their elementary children are under adult supervision until the time for school to start.A reminder that students are asked to have a pair of inside shoes that can be left in the classroom (shoes that are easy to get on and off), tennis shoes and a school hat for PE (PE hats can be obtained in the elementary office), and a regular (large) sized box of tissues for the classroom. All other school supplies will be provided.

Lunch. For our non-Lapilo students, a supervised lunch room is available. A microwave is also available in the lunch room for meal items that need to be heated. The lunch room monitor should assist with use of the microwave. For Lapilo students who go home for lunch, elementary students will return to the playground after 12:55. Classes begin again promptly at 1:00pm.

Enrollment Forms / Immunizations. If you have not returned your enrollment forms to the Elementary Office, please do so soon. We would like to have the forms in by the first day of school. If you need additional copies please contact the office. If you are returning from a time of home assignment please stop by the elementary office to check on immunization forms.

Assembly. Our first assembly of the year will be Thursday, August 4th, at 8 am in the Conference Kitchen. Please join us if you can.

Lice check. A lice check will take place on Friday, August 5th, for Kindergarten through Grade 6 students. A notice will come home with your child if you need to treat for lice.

Parent Teacher Fellowship. Please join us on Monday, August 8th at 7 pm for the Elementary Parent Night / Open House. We will begin in the Conference Kitchen. We will then allow time for you to visit your child’s classroom and meet their teacher. This is a time for the parents to hear from the teachers about the curriculum, expectations for the students, and exciting activities for the year.

Elementary Classroom Staff and Location

Middle Building lower level

  • Principal – Renee Cox
  • Secretary – Carla Douglas

North side upper

  • (E2) Kindergarten – Stacy Jex
  • (E3) Grade 2 – Carmen DeVries

North side lower

  • (E5) Grade 6 – Dana Bowers

Middle Building North

  • (M4) Grades 4/5 – Gail Posenjak

South side upper

  • (E1) Grade 1 – Kristin Simmons
  • (E4) Grade 3 – Heather Saunders (DeVries,Marples,Cox initially)

South side lower

  • (E6) Lunch Room
  • (E6) Grade 4 Math – Rhesa Bagley
  • Art – Lisi Buortesch
  • (E7) Library – Audrey Marples


  • Grade 1 Music  – Jennifer Marples
  • Grades 2 – 6  Music – Stuart Beattie
  • Grades 1-6 PE – Marcus Snedeker
  • Discovery – Mitch Hoskins (director), Rhesa Bagley, Carrie Nowland, Terri Sasaki, Marcus Snedeker, Melanie Tanner


Jr. & Sr. High:

First Day Opening Assembly. School begins at 7:45 AM on Wednesday, August 3. We will meet in the gym for an opening assembly during which student schedules will be issued.

Grade 7 Orientation. Grade 7 students and parents are invited to the Grade 7 Orientation the Tuesday before school starts, August 2, at 7:00 p.m. We will meet in the high school library. We will let you have your schedules and orient you to your classrooms and Jr. High routines! Questions? Call the high school office at 531-4570.

Grade 8-12 Open House. The Grade 8-12 Open House on August 15 at 7 pm is a time for parents to visit their child’s teachers and classrooms. We will meet in the Conference Kitchen 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.

Student handbooks. Secondary student handbooks may be obtained on the new NCA website or a printed copy may obtained from the high school office. It would be a good idea for students and parents to read through this document.

Music/Drama Electives. The Lord has blessed us with the opportunity to offer a number of electives this year:

Beginning Band. Beginning band will be an option for Grade 7 & 8 students. Information and an opportunity to sign up will be given to these students on the first Thursday of school during 5th period. Beginning band will run two days per week (Tues, Thurs). The exact meeting time will be determined by what instrument the student is learning.

Advanced Band. Advanced band is available for Grade 7-12 students who already play a band instrument. Advanced Band will meet on Mon, Wed, & Fri during 8th period (3:10 – 3:55 p.m.). Students may sign up for Advanced Band in the high school office or by e-mailing the school office.

Xtreme Singing (Choir). Xtreme Singing will be offered during 8th period on Tues and Thurs for Grade 7-12 students. Again, students may sign up for this in the high school office or with an e-mail to the school office.

Drama.Drama will also be offered during 8th period on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Grade 7-12 students during the first semester only. Drama will be a class this year, like choir or band, so students may add Drama in the sameway. Regular attendance is expected as with any class.

Varsity Sports Tryouts. Tryouts for boys’ volleyball and girls’ softball will be held Thursday and Friday, August 4 & 5 from 4:00 – 5:20 p.m.

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 signPlease 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.

Jr. & Sr. High Staff

  • Scott Sasaki – Principal
  • Jed Appell (arrives Term 2) Bible, Math, P.E., Geography
  • Stuart Beattie – Band, Choir, Geography
  • Joanie Bowers – H.S. Librarian
  • Neil Burleson – Vice Principal, Comp Politics, Bible 11
  • Becky Burleson – Spanish
  • Pat Chell – French 2, English 8 (Term 1)
  • Dan Fogarty – Social Studies, Bible, P.E.
  • Meaghan Fogarty – English
  • Robyn Green – Science, Math
  • Craig Hammonds – Science
  • Dib Hampton – Industrial Arts
  • Vernon Marples – Mathematics
  • Mitch Hoskins – ESS Coordinator, Bible, Mathematics
  • Jennifer Marples – Beginning Band
  • Tim Shepherd – Bible, P.E.
  • Carrie Nowland – Discovery
  • Stephanie Spohnheimer – H.S. Secretary, Yearbook

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