NCA News & Notes: Jan 2012

Volume: 7 Number: 6     January 2012

Happy New Year!

Elementary News:

Reading Festival – Reading Festival begins January 24 and ends February 6. Information regarding the specific activities will be coming home with the students. This is a fun time for the students and an opportunity for you to get involved. We can use some volunteer help during Reading Festival, especially during recess (from 10:10 – 10:30) when the students are busy in the library with various projects. Another area you can help is by being a “Mystery Reader” for a classroom. If you can help in the library or by being a Mystery Reader, please contact Audrey Marples or phone 576. Thanks!

Assembly – You won’t want to miss the assembly on January 24th at 8:00 a.m. when grades 2, 4/5, and 6 will be presenting their Living Book Reports.

Lice Check – On Friday, January 13th the school nurse will be checking the elementary students for lice. A note will come home with your child if you need to treat for lice.

Spiritual Goal – Our spiritual goal to start off the new calendar year is “Show Respect – For God, People, and Things”. This is a good reminder for all of us and we will be reminding the students of this at school. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. (I Peter 2:17) Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)


Jr. & Sr. High:

Home Economics. A home economics class will be offered during period 6 in Semester 2. This will be available to Grade 11 & 12 students on a space available basis.

 Adding or dropping courses. Grade 9-12 students may now add or drop courses for second semester. The “add” deadline is Thursday, January 12th at 4 p.m. The “drop” deadline is Tuesday, January 31 at 4 p.m. Students are required to carry 6 credits for the year (including correspondence courses).

 Items Left Outside. Over the past semester, there have been a large number of items routinely left outside on the picnic tables overnight, some of them personal and some of them school property. Unfortunately, repeated reminders to our students have not been effective at curbing this problem. Because of the high cost of replacing instruments, textbooks, etc., effective this semester, any items that belong to the school (textbooks, calculators, instruments, etc.) that are left outside after hours will be held in the office and subject to a K5 fine and then returned to the student. Items that belong to students are not subject to the fine, and will continue to be put in the lost and found or held in the office (in the case of valuables, eye glasses, etc.) Please remind your kids to keep track of the items for which they are responsible. Thanks.

 Post-High School planning meeting. A Post-HS planning meeting is scheduled for January 19 at 7 p.m., in room M3 (note the date change). The primary focus of this meeting is college / university entrance considerations. While we strongly encourage all 11th grade students (and their parents) to attend, anyone is welcome, particularly 10th grade students (or parents) who want to get a head start on college preparations.



On January 11, 2012, posted in: School News by