News and Notes: February 2013

A – Academics
B – Biblical Worldview
C – Changes
D – Diversity and Teamwork

General Information:

Transitions Week.
We are grateful once again to have Britt Hemphill (former NCA teacher/administrator) from NTM Families in Ministry at MTC, join us later this month for several MK Transitions seminars. In additionto his work with our high school students, Britt will be conducting two seminars for parents. Here are the details:

Feb 19. 7 p.m. Conference Dining Area.
Transitions issues for parents of children of all ages

Feb 21.7 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 Britt will be sharing extremely valuable.

Tournament Dates.
Because the EHS Secondary Sports Association is not up and running for the new year, the dates for Term 3 tournaments are uncertain. The most probably dates are an invitational tournament on February 23, and EHSSA Provincial Tournament on March 1. But these dates are not nailed down, nor are the venues for either event totally sorted out. Please stay tuned. We will send out more information as it becomes available.

Faculty In-service:
Monday February 11 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 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 in the morning.

Games Night:
Friday, February 8 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 6.
Come to the Elementary Assembly on Feb. 6 at 8:00 am and see the Living Book Reports from the kindergarten class and grades 3 and 4 and to enjoy the unveiling of our newest Cougar Cliffhanger … Diary of C. Cougar.

Spiritual Goal:
In February we will begin our new Spiritual Goal: Love.  Whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 John 4:21

Dress Code Reminder:
Just a reminder that on Wednesdays girls should be wearing a dress or a skirt and boys should have a shirt with a collar.

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. High school students ended up being about $124 each and junior high students around $20 each. We did not want you to be surprised when you saw these charges on your statement/invoice.
Thank you.

SAT on May 4.
In 2013, 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 5.  However, we would recommend you registering well inadvance of the deadline. For more information, contact Neil Burleson at the high school.

NCA Who’s Who:

NCA Management Team (NMT)
Chris Bittner (Boarding Home Coord.)
Neil Burleson (HS Vice Principal)
Patrick Eggleton (Elem Principal)
Sylvia Krobel (Goroka Valley Rep)
Scott Sasaki (HS Principal)

NCA School Committee:
All NMT Members above, plus
Rosie Banman (Parent Rep)
Linn Beall (Parent Rep)
Larissa Colyn (Parent Rep)

NCA Student Advocates:
Chris and Peggy Bittner
Jody and Marcia Riethmiller

6 Feb. Elementary Assembly (8 am)
Reading Festival Ends
Mid-Marking Period (MMP) ends
8 Feb. Class Meetings (Gr 7-10) – 3:10 pm
Games Night
11 Feb. HS & Elem In-service – Noon closure
15 Feb. Family Night
16 Feb. Grade 10-12 Banquet
23 Feb. Invitational tournament at ????
1 Mar. EHSSA Tournament @ NSI/NCA?
2 Mar. Student Council Grade 7-9 Event (TBA)
6 Mar. Elementary Assembly (8 am)
8 Mar. Musical Theater Production – “Jungle
Book” (Grades 7 & up only)
9 Mar. Musical Theater Production – “Jungle
Book” (all ages)
13 Mar.  Term 3 Ends
3 Apr .  Term 4 Begins


On February 15, 2013, posted in: School News by