News & Notes: July 2014

General Information:

REMINDER! Pick up and Drop off. The road in front of the school will be closed to through traffic during school hours. 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 contact the high school office ().


Beginning of a New School Year.  Classes for grades K-5 begin at 7:45am on Wednesday, July 30.  Please note that this is the new start time for the elementary.   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.

Kindergarten Meeting. Tuesday morning, July 29th, we would invite all new kindergarten students and their parents to stop by the kindergarten classroom for a brief orientation. This is a good time to get the PE hats for school, meet the teacher, see the classroom, and get other information to help prepare for school. You can come any time between 10 am and noon.

Lunch. Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:10 for lunch. For our non-Lapilo students, a supervised lunch is available.  A microwave is also available near the lunch pavilion for meal items that need to be heated.  The lunch supervisor should assist with use of the microwave.  For Lapilo students who go home for lunch, elementary students will return to the playground after 1:00 pm.  Classes begin again promptly at 1:05 pm. (This is a slight change from last year.)

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, July 31st at 7:45 am in the Conference Kitchen.  Please join us if you can.

Lice check.  A lice check will take place on Friday, August 1st, for Kindergarten through Grade 5 students.   A notice will come home with your child if you need to treat for lice. Ivermectin is an oral medication that can be very effective in preventing and treating lice.

Parent Teacher Fellowship. Please join us on Monday, August 4th, 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 – Pam Hampton


North side upper

(E2)   Kindergarten        Kristin Simmons

(E3)   Grades 2/3           Amber Adams

         Grade 3 Math/SS Robin Watters


North side lower
(E5)   Grade 5                Dana Bowers

Middle Building North
(M4)   Grade 4               Gail Posenjak

South side upper

(E1)  Grade 1                  Bonnie Morton

South side lower
(E6)  Grades 1-5 Art     Melissa Sogavo
(E7)  Library                  Clare Woodington

Grades 2/3 Technology     Robyn Green

Grades 1,4/5 Technology  Kristin Simmons

Grade 1 PE                      Kristin Simmons

Grades 2-5 PE                Mark Woodard



Carrie Nowland

Search & Teach:

Lisi Buortesch

Marcy Hammonds

Terri Sasaki



Jr. & Sr. High:

First Day Opening Assembly. School begins at 7:45 AM on Wednesday, July 30. 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, July 29, 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 7224-4978.

New Student Orientation. All students and parents new to the high school are invited to the New Student Orientation the Tuesday before school starts, July 29, at 10 a.m. We will meet in the high school library. We will let you have your schedules and orient you to your classrooms. Questions? Call the high school office at 7224-4978.

Grade 8-12 Open House. The Grade 8-12 Open House on August 11 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 be obtained from the high school office. It would be a good idea for students and parents to read through this document


Beginning Band.Beginning band will be an option for Grade 7 – 12 students.Beginning Band will meet during 4th period. Students may sign up for Beginning Band in the high school office

Intermediate Band.Intermediate band will be an option for Grade 7 – 12 students during 8th period (3:10 – 3:55 p.m.). Students may sign up for Intermediate Band in the high school office.

Advanced Band. Advanced band is available for Grade 7-12 students during 8th period (3:10 – 3:55 p.m.). Students may sign up for Advanced Band in the high school office.

Industrial Arts (7-12), Choir (9-12), Home Ec. (9-12) are also options.

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 sign before students will be allowed on the internet. Please take a moment to read through this form with your child. Remember all internet use is under the supervision of a faculty or staff member.

 Varsity Sports Tryouts. Tryouts for boys’ volleyball and girls’ softball will be held Thursday and Friday, July 31 & August 1 from 4:00 – 5:20 p.m.

 Jr. & Sr. High Staff

Scott Sasaki                  Principal

John Adams                  Social Studies, French

Jed Appell                      Vice Principal, Bible

Amanda Austin             English

Emily Bonner                English, PE

Joanie Bowers               H.S. Librarian

Erica Dorsey                   H.S. Secretary

Robyn Green                  Science, Math

Craig Hammonds          Science, Math, Bible

Dib Hampton                 Bible, Industrial Arts

Elaine Foster                   Band and Choir

Paul McKnight                Social Studies, PE



29 Jul               New Student Orientation, Kindergarten and Gr 8-12 (10 am); Grade 7 Orientation (7 pm)

30 Jul              2014-2015 School Year Begins!

31 Jul              Elementary Assembly (7:45 am)


1 Aug                Class Meetings, Grades 7-11 (3:10 pm)

4 Aug                Elementary Parent Night / Open House (7 pm)

8 Aug                Family Night

11 Aug              Grades 8-12 Open House (7 pm)

26 Aug              National Day of Repentance – No School

27 Aug              MMP ends

29 Aug              Class Meetings, Grades 7-11 (3:10 pm); Games Night

10 Sep             Elementary Assembly (7:45 am) Teacher In-Service, Noon closure

12 Sep              Class Meetings, Grades 7-11 (3:10 pm)

16 Sep              PNG Independence Day – No School

24 Sep              Term 1 Ends


On July 26, 2014, posted in: School News by