News & Notes: March 2014

General Information:

Enrollment Forms 2014-2015. Asan additional attachment to the email containing this News and Notes is an electronic enrollment form and health summary form for the 2014-15 school year.  Please complete and submit these forms for each child you intend to enroll for the 2014-15 school year Either form can be printed and returned to 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!


Terra Nova.  Achievement tests will be taking place Monday through Thursday mornings the week of March 31 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 grade 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 Renee at .

Lice Check. Elementary students will be checked for lice on Friday, April 4th.

Assembly.   Our next Elementary Assembly will be Wednesday, April 9th at 8 am.  Plan to come and hear from our students in grades 6, 2, and Kindergarten.

New Art Teacher. We want to welcome Mrs. Melissa Sogavo to NCA! She has been helping in the art class for several weeks now and we are pleased that she will begin teaching art class for grades 2 – 5 this term.

 Jr. & Sr. High:

Course Selection Forms (2014-15). 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 by the second 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.

Internet Access for non-NTM students:

Because of our own requirement for supervision of internet access in the school, afterschool access to the internet needs to be monitored by a staff member. Due to staffing limitations, we may need to limit access to our HS Library internet computers to only certain days each week. We will try to plan for times when it is most needed.

Terra Nova. Grade 7-11 achievement testing will take place April 1-3. Grade 7-11 students should report to school at the following times to the following classrooms on those days


                  Tuesday @ 7:45           Wednesday @ 8:00         Thursday @ 8:00

Grade 7:            Room H8                      Room H3                      Room H1

Grade 8:           Room H7                      Room M1                      Room H7

Grade 9:            Room M1                      Room H4                      Room M3

Grade 10:          Room H1                      Room M2                      Room H2

Grade 11:          Room H3                    Room M3                      Room H3

Grade 12:          Room H2                      Room H8                      Room M2


(Grade 12 students will not be testing and should report to school at 8:35 a.m. in the rooms listed above).

The adjusted schedule for both days is posted on the bulletin board outside the High School Office.


SAT, May 3. The SAT is being offered at NCA on May 3. Important! If your junior or senior needs to take this and you have not yet registered at please do this as soon as possible.



Please update your calendars accordingly!                                                  

31 Mar – 3 Apr     Elem Terra Nova Testing

1-3 Apr               HS Terra Nova Testing

4 Apr                  Class Meetings (if needed, Grades 7-10)                               3:10 p.m.

12 Apr                Flea Market

18-21 Apr.          Easter weekend – No school

22-25 Apr.          Teacher Appreciation Week

23 Apr.               Mid-Marking Period (MMP) ends

26, 27 Apr.         NCASC/MKCET meetings

30 Apr.               Elementary Assembly – 8 a.m.

3 May                SAT Exam

5 May                HS & Elem In-service – Noon closure

16 May               Spring Concert 7 p.m.

17 May               Senior Skate Night

20 May               EHSSA Provincial Tournament @ NSI – No school for Grades 9-12

19-21 May          Senior Week

24 May               Awards Night – 7 p.m.

25 May               Senior Commissioning Service

27 May               Elem Open House / Assembly

27 May               Elementary out at 1:55

28 May               Term 4 Ends – Elementary out at noon / Commencement – 6:00 p.m.


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