News and Notes: April 2013

General Information:

Enrollment Forms 2013-2014. Please complete and submit enrollment and health forms for each child you intend to enroll for the 2013-14 school year Either form can be obtained from the appropriate office (Grade 7-12:  High School, Grade K-6:  Elementary).  Forms can also be returned via e-mail to (high school) or   (elementary school). Please return enrollment forms by April 30!

Field Day.  Weather permitting, Field Day will be held on April 19 in place of regular classes for all grade levels. More information about Field Day will be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks.

WASC Accreditation Visit.  During the week of April 21, a team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will be conducting an accreditation visit for NCA. We would appreciate your prayers for the week, that we will have a constructive time with the team and that they will see Christ in us. Please give them a smile and a greeting if you meet them during the week.



Terra Nova.  Achievement tests will be taking place Monday through Thursday mornings the week of April 8 for NCA elementary students.  Please help your children by making sure that they have plenty of sleep and a good breakfast each day of the testing.  The 1st through 6th elementary students will be testing each morning prior to recess.  If a student has been ill, make-ups will be provided in the late mornings or afternoons.  If you have any questions, e-mail Patrick at .

Lice Check. Rolanda Friesen, the NCA school nurse, will be doing a lice check of the elementary students on Friday, April 5.

Spiritual Goal. In April we will continue to emphasize our spiritual goal of showing respect – not only to those who are over us, but also to each other.  “Show proper respect to everyone:  Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.”   I Peter 2:17

Assembly.   Our next Elementary Assembly will be Wednesday, May 1 at 8 am.  Plan to come and see our children share some of the things they have been learning!

New Faces.  Mrs. Marcy Hammonds will be serving as our new Elementary Secretary and Mrs. Clare Woodington will be training to serve as the new Elementary Librarian when Mrs. Hendrickson leaves in May.


Jr. & Sr. High: 

Course Selection Forms (2013-14). Course selection forms were handed out to Grade 8-11 students at the end of Term 3. All students who are enrolling in high school next year should turn in their course selection forms during the first week of Term 4. If you have questions about how to fill these out, please contact the high school office.

Families going on home assignment during the 2013-14 school year are strongly encouraged 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-schooling high 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 in the past. More information is available at the high school office.

Terra Nova.  Grade 7-11 achievement testing will take place April 9-11.  The adjusted schedule for both days is posted on the bulletin board outside the High School Office.

Field Day Practice. On the afternoons of April 10 & 15 there will be field day preparation time for all students in Grades 9-12! The schedule will be somewhat adjusted on those days as well for Grades 7-12. This schedule will also be posted in the hallways of the high school.

SAT, May 4. The SAT is being offered at NCA on May 4. Important! If your junior or senior needs to take this and you have not yet registered at please do this as soon as possible. The registration deadline is Friday.



Note: There have been several date changes for Term 4 events (noted in BOLD below). Please update your calendars accordingly!

3 Apr                  Term 3 Begins
8-11 Apr            Elem Terra Nova Testing
9-11 Apr            HS Terra Nova Testing
12 Apr                Class Meetings (if needed, Grades 7-10) 3:10 p.m.
13 Apr               Flea Market
19 Apr               Field Day

21-26 Apr.       WASC Accreditation Visit
23-27 Apr.       Teacher Appreciation Week
27, 28 Apr.      NCASC/MKCET meeting
1 May                 Elementary Assembly – 8 a.m.
Mid-Marking Period (MMP) ends
3 May                EHSSA Provincial Tournament @ NSI – No school for Grades 9-12
4 May                 SAT Exam
6 May                 HS & Elem In-service – Noon closure
11 May               Senior Skate Night
17 May               Spring Concert 7 p.m.
18 May               Invitational Tournament @ NCA
20-22 May        Senior Week
25 May               Awards Night – 7 p.m.
26 May               Senior Commissioning Service
28 May              Elem Open House / Assembly
29 May               Term 4 Ends
Commencement – 5:30 p.m.



On April 3, 2013, posted in: School News by