It’s going to be perfect fall weather this Saturday, so be sure to join us for a great time at the Fall Festival from 10:00am - 2:00pm! If you haven't already purchased a wristband for the games and jumpies, they will be available at the door for $17. Wristbands and auction items may be purchased with a credit card, but be sure to bring cash for the student booths, parking in the main lot ($5 donation to the Class of 2017) and other fun activities (face painting, hot dogs, cotton candy, nachos, and drinks.) Pizza meals will also be available for $6.
A highlight of Fall Festival is the student performances and the schedule is as follows: 10:30am-11:00am Upper School Band/Orchestra/Full Orchestra 11:05am-11:30am Upper School Chorus & Academy Singers 11:35am-12:00pm 7/8 Band/Orchestra/Full orchestra 12:05pm-12:20pm 7/8 Chorus 12:25pm-12:40pm 5/6 Band 12:45pm-1:00pm 5/6 Orchestra 1:05pm-1:20pm 5/6 Chorus 1:30pm Lower School Concert Choir & Melody Makers
PTF Spirit Shirts
We are excited that the Simply Eagles shirt supplier will be at the festival and can make shirts to order. ($15 for short sleeve and $18 for long sleeve.) Under Armour shirt update - there will be a delay in delivery of the Under Armour pre-ordered shirts and they will be delivered to your child’s classroom next week. We will have some extra shirts available at that time, so please e-mail the NCCS PTF if you are interested in purchasing one.
Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Fall Festival will also feature the annual NCCS sidewalk chalk competition. The entry fee is $5 per square and students can pick up their supplies at the Face Painting booth on the day of the festival. If you would like to enter the sidewalk chalk competition please send an e-mail to Nate Rupp.
Special Veterans Day Chapel - November 10
NCCS has a strong tradition of honoring and celebrating our military veterans. Make plans to attend a very special chapel honoring our veterans through music and multimedia presentations on Thursday, November 10, at 9:15am. A complimentary breakfast for veterans and their spouses will precede the chapel at 8:00am and our veterans will line up for a parade into the gym at 9:00am. To make a reservation for the breakfast, please e-mail Rachel Hedges by November 8. We hope you will join us for this memorable event!
Special note regarding student breakfast on this day - due to the Veterans Day breakfast, only cold items (muffins, cereal, etc.) will be available and student breakfast will be served out of the Lower School cafeteria on Thursday, November 10, only.
NCCS Fine Arts Presents “Our Town” Next Week
NCCS Fine Arts are proud to present Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN. Join the wonderful residents of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire as we learn about their lives around the turn of the 19th century. Follow George and Emily and a wonderful cast of characters as they go about their growing up, living, and dying. Powerful, yet very simple, come out and experience an evening of theatre that will move you deep down in your bones.
Shows are November 10th, 11th, and 12th at 7:00pm in the Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $10 and are available in the School Store starting Friday, 11/4, or at the box office the evenings of the shows.
Friday Night Lights - Senior Night
Come out to support our varsity football team in the last game of the season as our team takes on Whitefield at NCCS at 7:30pm. It's a “Blue Out” spirit night, so be sure to wear plenty of blue! This is also senior night for several of our fall sports. We will honor the senior football players at 6:45pm and senior cheerleaders, cross country and mountain bikers at half time. Go Eagles!
First Open House for 2017-2018 - November 12
We will be hosting our first Open House Preview Day for prospective families for the 2017-2018 school year on Saturday, November 12. Families may drop in anytime between 9:30am - 11:30am to tour the school and visit with teachers, coaches and administrators. This is a great opportunity for families who are looking for an outstanding education in an exceptional, family-focused school community that centers on helping students realize their potential in Christ! Please spread the word to family and friends!
Look Ahead for Eighth Grade Parents & Shadow Day for Eighth Grade Students
Eighth grade parents - join Upper School principal Megan Strange in the gym on Thursday, November 17, for a chance to look ahead into the world of Upper School. We will first provide the 8th graders with a schedule and send them on their way to "shadow" in the Upper School for the day. Then we will have a time of informal conversation and a chance for parents to ask questions in advance of the more detailed Upper School meeting that will take place in January. Parents are invited to join us in the gym from 8:15am until 9:00am and enjoy some great discussion and wonderful fellowship with other parents who are also eagerly anticipating all that is available to our students in Upper School.
Special Guest in French Classes
The French program at NCCS recently hosted a special speaker from the CARE organization, which provides humanitarian aid to those in impact zones across the globe. The speaker, Mr. Perera, was invited by the French Consulate in Atlanta and spent time with both middle and upper school French classes. The students learned that the CARE organization provides healthcare to women and children in developing nations, sustainable changes in impoverished areas, and relief in times of crisis. We are grateful to the French Consulate and the CARE organization for offering this program!
Competition Cheer Takes First Place
Congratulations to our Varsity Competition Cheerleaders for their strong performance and first place win in the Mighty Indian Cheer Classic at McEachern High School. The girls will compete this Saturday, November 5, at Columbus State University in the Single A Private Sectional Competition.
The Talon Student Newspaper
To view the October Talon, written by our upper school students, please click here.
- Lower School News -
Fourth Grade Participates in Monarch Migration Project
In 4th grade Spanish class students have had the opportunity to explore the concept of ambassadorship as they participated in the 21st annual “Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration” Project. Each student made a life-size symbolic Monarch butterfly to represent their class and those butterflies are traveling 1839 miles to Angangueo, Mexico, the little town in the middle of the Monarch sanctuaries. Along with the individual monarchs, students also included a creatively made class Monarch, class picture, book marks, and a wrote a short message. After the symbolic Monarch butterflies were sent on their journey, North Cobb Christian School became a participating classroom connected through the Fall Symbolic Migration Map. As our students follow the Monarch migration, they will discover their roosting sites throughout North America. They will also monitor and follow the Monarch sightings throughout the winter via a Symbolic Migration Map. As students see Monarchs on the move, they can post sightings in our area. The Spanish class is looking forward to the spring when they will receive a class-created Monarch butterfly, and clusters of life-size Monarchs made by students in Mexico. Keep looking up, and let us know where, when and how many Monarchs you have spotted as they journey on their flight pattern to Mexico!
Fruit of the Spirit Recognition
In Lower School chapel this week, lower school wrapped up its “Fruit Focus” on JOY by honoring one student from each class K4 - 4th grade. Students were recognized for demonstrating the quality of JOY as they demonstrated being satisfied with what they have. (First - Fourth grade students voted on a fellow classmate they observed demonstrating this Fruit of the Spirit consistently.)
Congratulations to Alice Kay Vaughn, Grant Robich, Abria Bartlett, Ezra Helton, Emalyn Norrod, Hallie Masoudpour, Natalie Williams, Grey Jefferson, Anna Jelenevsky, Claire Smith, Charley Williby, Michelle Garcia, Emmy Carter, Braylon Vanek, and Emme Rich for receiving Fruit of the Spirit Recognition!
This group will enjoy a special breakfast together with Mrs.Titus on Friday!
Safety Lessons for Fourth Grade
Fourth graders learned all about safety precautions on their recent field trip to the Cobb Safety Village! Students were taught about laws for purchasing and using fireworks, water safety, electrical safety, pedestrian safety, cyber safety, fire safety, and how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking victim. They even practiced calling 911 and knowing what to say to an operator in case of an emergency. What a perfect field trip to prepare students for life in so many ways!
Pumpkin Fun in K3
This week in K3, Mrs. Pile read the book, "My Happy Pumpkin," by Crystal Bowman to all of our K3 students. According to Mrs. Pile, "Young children delight in picking out and carving their first pumpkin. This story helps them learn about God's love by comparing the pumpkin selection and carving experience to God's choosing us and shaping us to His delight. Just as the candle we put in a pumpkin glows, so does God's light shine in us." Such a great lesson and a lot of fun for our preschool students!
Lower School Service Opportunity
As we continue to think about how we can serve others, we will be offering an opportunity for our students to participate in a Neighbor Love Service Project. We are excited about decorating gift bags that will be used to distribute Christmas gifts to neighboring nursing homes. This is an optional after school activity that will meet in room N276.
If you are interested in your child participating in Neighbor Love, please sign up here.
We would love to have some parent volunteers to help on these special days. If you are interested in helping, please contact Denise Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Announcements & Events -
Basketball Kicks Off with Blue/White Night
We look forward to the beginning of basketball season and will kick off the season with our traditional "Blue/White Night" on Friday, November 11! Join us for this sneak peek into the season ahead as all team members are introduced and play short scrimmages! This is a great chance to see all of our teams in action, so come join the fun with the following schedule beginning at 4:25pm : 4:25pm - Prayer 4:30pm - MS "B" Girls - Two 6-minute halves 5:00pm - MS "B" Boys - Two 6-minute halves 5:30pm - MS "A" Boys - Two 6-minute halves 6:10pm - JV Girls - Two 7-minutes halves 6:45pm - JV Boys - Two 7-minute halves 7:20pm - Varsity Girls - Two 8-minute halves 8:00pm - Varsity Boys - Two 8-minute halves
JV & Varsity Sports Awards
The JV and Varsity sports awards night will take place in the gym on Thursday, November 10, at 6:30pm.
Eagles Open Mic/Karaoke Night
Upper School students - Come sing your hearts out to karaoke in the FAB on Friday, November 4, after the football game (around 8:30/9pm) until 11:00pm. Get a group together and sing your favorites and enjoy some snacks while you sing the night away. No professional voices allowed! Hope to see you there!
All Pro Dad/Chick-fil-A Breakfast - November 11
Topic of the Month – WORDS. Few things carry as much weight as the words we are told. For better or worse, words have the ability to shape who we believe ourselves to be and, ultimately, who we become. Known as a favorite administrator among students and parents, our guest speaker is Dr. Kevin Daniel, Assistant Superintendent to the Cobb County School System and former Principal of Kennesaw Mountain High School. Join us on Friday, November 11, from 7:00 – 7:45am (doors open at 6:45am) at NCCS. The cost is $5/person paid at door and includes a Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit, fruit, coffee and orange juice. Please let us know you are coming so we can order enough biscuits! RSVP here. Contact Nathan Wright or Bryce Dryden with questions.
Shop Til You Drop to Benefit NCCS
Don’t miss the shopping event of the season! Glory Haus is once again partnering with NCCS to give you an opportunity to buy special gifts at a great price and support NCCS at the same time.
NCCS Date - Thursday, November 10 from 9:00am - 5:00pm Glory Haus 560 Webb Industrial Drive Marietta, GA 30062 If you are unable to shop at Glory Haus in person, you can shop online at www.gloryhaus.com and use promo code PFPNCCS.
Volunteers are needed to make the sale a success. Please consider helping by signing up here.
A "Night on the Nile" - Save the Date!
Save the date for a special “Night on the Nile!” Ask those who have attended our Benefit Dinner & Auction events in the past - you will not want to miss this year’s incredible evening on Saturday, March 11, at the Hilton Marietta Conference Center! Mark your calendars NOW and be thinking about a fun group to invite to join you at your table! Interested in being in on the planning of this incredibly fun and much anticipated yearly event? Become a part of the 2017 Auction Committee! The first meeting will be held on November 10 at 8:15am in the lower school cafeteria. If you can't make this meeting, but would still like to volunteer e-mail Kim Pool.
Volunteer Opportunity - Lower School Thanksgiving Feast
Middle and Upper School parents and grandparents - we have a fun volunteer opportunity for you! We would love for all of our lower school parents to enjoy the All Lower School Thanksgiving Feast with their children. But to make that happen, we need volunteers to help serve and push our awesome dessert cart. If you would be interested in helping with the feast on November 18, please sign up here. Thanks so much!
Box Top Collections on the Rise!
Together we collected 3,345 Box Tops for the month of October! Thanks to everyone who participated! Congratulations to Mrs. Collins’ class who won the Box Top trophy and a popsicle party for collecting the most Box Tops! Our next collection will be on Tuesday, November 29, so make sure to shop for Box Top items for your Thanksgiving meal. The winners for each class are:
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday NCCS parent and All Pro Dads coordinator Bryce Dryden will be speaking to both lower school chapels about Self Control in the Fruit of the Spirit series. The 1st - 4th grade chapel is in the gym from 8:10- 8:45am and Ms. Nelson’s 1st grade class will be leading the pledges. The K3 - K5 chapel is in the gym from 8:50-9:20am and Mrs. Jones’ K5 grade class will lead the pledges.
Our special Veterans Day chapel will take the place of regular chapel for middle and upper school on Thursday, November 10.
Sports Week in Review
Be sure to check out the Athletics News page on our website for a summary of athletics events from this past week! Click here to view the Athletics News page.
Verse of the Week
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