NCA News & Notes: Feb 2012

Volume: 7 Number: 7      February 2012

General Information:

Transitions! We are pleased to have David and Janet Kronbach from Barnabas, Intl, join us later this month for several MK Transitions seminars. In addition to their work with our high school students, the Kronbachs will be conducting two seminars for parents as well. Here are the details:

  • Feb 21. 7 p.m. Conference Dining Area. Transitions issues for parents of children of all ages
  • Feb 23. 7 p.m. Conference Dining Area. Transitions issues for parents of HS Juniors and Seniors

Parents, we would strongly encourage you to mark these dates on your calendar and attend the appropriate seminar(s). We believe that you will find the information that David and Janet will be sharing extremely valuable.

Tournament Dates. NCA is hoping to host an invitational tournament on February 25. We are also thinking that a Provincial Tournament will be held on March 2 at NSI. However, these dates will not be confirmed until the EHSSA Sportsmasters meeting later this month. We will inform you of any changes to these plans as soon as we are able.

Grade 9 and Provincial Tournaments. During last Saturday’s NCA School Committee meeting, one of the items that was discussed was Grade 9 status for provincial tournaments. The policy has been that unless over 50% of the 9th grade students are on the varsity teams, school will continue for Grade 9. The NCASC has decided to change this policy. Grade 9 will now be dismissed along with Grades 10-12 for provincial tournaments regardless of the percentage of Grade 9 students on the teams.


Faculty In-service: Monday, February 13 is a half-day staff in-service. Students will be dismissed at lunch, and there will be no school in the afternoon. High school will hold periods


Games Night: Friday, February 10 is Games Night

  • Grades 1 & 2 Gym 7:00 – 8:00
  • Grades 3 & 4 Sports Complex * 7:00 – 8:15
  • Grades 5 & 6 Conference Dining Hall 7:00 – 8:30

*If it is raining then the gym will be shared with Grades 1 & 2 and Grades 3 & 4.

Reading Festival continues through to February 7. Come to the Elementary Assembly on Feb. 7 at 8:00 am and see the Living Book Reports from the kindergarten class and grades 1 and 3.

High School:

SEW Billing. Because it takes some time for charges to settle in the account, SEW billing is somewhat delayed from the actual event. The good news is that our costs were actually somewhat under our projections. High school students ended up being about $115/ea and junior high students around $25/each. We did not want you to be surprised when you saw this charge on your statement/invoice. Thank you.

SAT on May 5. In 2012, NCA will be hosting the SAT college entry exam in May as well as in November. You should register online for the SAT at The registration deadline for the May exam is April 6. However, we would recommend you registering well in advance of the deadline. For more information, contact Neil Burleson at the high school.




On February 16, 2012, posted in: School News by