Navigating Technology in a Healthy Way - Parent Seminar
Wednesday, April 26, 7:00pm in the NCCS gymnasium Admission is FREE FREE childcare will be available for NCCS families with children age 3 (potty trained)-6th grade - rsvp to Mandy Johnson by Tuesday, April 25
Thanks to technology, our world has changed. If you’ve ever felt frustrated, confused, or angry about what technology is doing to your kids, you aren’t alone. With the youngest generations, technology is no longer a tool, it's an appendage. Technology is where your kids spend their free time, build their social status, create personas, and create achievement. Spending this much time with technology is changing them, and we need to be ready with a response. In this session on how to help your students develop a healthy relationship with technology we will discuss:
- Why technology and social media in particular has become so powerful - The effect technology is having on us, our culture, and on our kids - Scientific approaches to parenting our kids through this issue - Biblical values for “the good life” and how we can help our kids find it
Speaker: Andrew McPeak, Program Excellence Manager with Growing Leaders Andrew is a millennial speaker and content developer with Growing Leaders. His experiences as both presenter and curriculum designer have led him to become well versed in communicating to and about the next generations.
Please spread the word about this important free seminar to family and friends at church, in your neighborhoods, and wherever you are involved with other parents. All are welcome!
Spring Term Blogs
One of the things we hear the most about during Spring Term each year is how much everyone enjoys reading the Spring Term blogs. If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to read through the blogs for each trip and short course to discover all of the wonderful things our students have been a part of during Spring Term 2017. To read the blogs, click [HERE]..
- Lower School News -
Showing Our Gratitude
Each grade in Lower School has taken part in the first, patriotic themed, Gratitude Banquet as a service project to honor first responders and those that help our community. In preparation for hosting the Gratitude Banquet, fourth grade recently completed a Manners Unit from a biblical approach. As Philippians 2:4 says, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Topics covered in the manners unit included: introducing yourself, a proper handshake, how to carry on a conversation without yes/no type questions involved, showing interest in others with your conversation, table manners, and buffet etiquette. Students learned that when we use our best manners, we are thinking of others around us which is pleasing to Christ. In preparation for the big day, all of our lower school classes worked hard with a servant’s heart.
K3 - K5 - Decorated large white squares placed on the center of table 1st - Wrapped silverware and set out napkins 2nd - Assembled centerpieces and set out plates 3rd - Room set up & table cloths and served the day of banquet 4th - Room set up & table cloths, hosted our guests the day of banquet Everyone - Circled the gym to sing and pray for our special guests.
Then, on Thursday, March 30th, all of our students came to school filled with anticipation and excitement! K3 - 3rd students came dressed in their lower school t-shirts and fourth grade students came dressed in their best to greet special guests from the community who attended the Gratitude Banquet and eat lunch with them. Students and their special guests played tic-tac-toe games, had a picture made together at the photo booth, and got to know each other as they enjoyed a wonderful brunch buffet catered by The Marietta Local. Third grade did a terrific job welcoming and seating guests, serving drinks and keeping us refreshed throughout the brunch. K3-3rd grade ended our presentation by surrounding our guests in song and prayer to say “thank you for your service”. This will be a special service day that students and community helpers won’t forget!
K3 Kite Day!
On Wednesday morning our K3 students headed out to the baseball field for a fun morning of kite flying with their families! Parents and children enjoyed the beautiful sunshine along with an occasional gust of wind as they ran across the ball field with their kites flying high. Some students from the "DIY" Spring Term team joined in the fun and lended a hand putting kites together and hanging out with us. Our kite celebration ended with a delicious picnic before heading back to the classroom for a well needed afternoon nap.
Kindergarten Family Game Night
Kindergarteners enjoyed a night with their families to participate in a rotation of literacy and math games. The teachers organized a fun evening as families played learning games together. As the families rotated to each classroom smiles were beaming! Students earned prizes and created a take home box filled with these awesome games! The evening started with an estimation activity and ended with a Grand Prize Winner. Rachel Lincoln took home a Chutes and Ladders Game Board!
Fruit of the Spirit - Peace!
We wrapped up our Fruit Focus on Peace by honoring one student from each class K4 - 4th grade. Students were recognized for having the quality of Peace as they demonstrated “I won’t be afraid because I trust in God.” (First - Fourth grade students voted on a fellow classmate they observed demonstrating this Fruit of the Spirit consistently.)
This group will enjoy a special breakfast together with Mrs. Titus!
Save the Date for Family Movie Night!
Lower School families - Be sure to save Friday, April 21, on your calendar as our PTF is sponsoring a Lower School Family Movie Night at 6:00pm. Look for more details after Spring Break.
- Middle School News -
4th Graders Experience 5th Grade Adventure
Fourth grade students were introduced to their new Middle School family this past Monday. Students participated in an assembly with the Middle School Principal, Craig Konchak and Middle School Counselor, Bethany Poplin. Prior to embarking on the 5th grade adventure, the fourth graders wrote some questions on a 3X5 card and participated in an "open mic" Q&A where they received colorful commentary from current 5th grade students, Avery Seiz, Alexander Nelson, Chase Konchak, Halle Hillyer, and Caroline Epp. The 4th grade visitors spent the remainder of their 1/2 day experiencing a sneak peak of the classroom, an overview of Student Life with Coach Poplin and the adventures of Middle School Lunch with Mrs. Debbie McGregor. Students also received a parting gift from their 5th grade counterparts as they were dismissed back into the land of Lower School. This is an awesome group of 4th graders that we are excited to welcome into the NCCS Middle School.
Fifth Grade Asian Projects
Guest writer - 5th Grade student Caroline Epp Mrs.Capes' 5th grade history classes have been studying countries in Asia. Each student researched a different country and made a tri-board about it. The projects were super fun to make and present. Some of the things that we looked up for each country included the flag, seal, famous people and food from the area. So there’s your sneak peak into Mrs.Capes 5th grade history class!
- Announcements & Opportunities -
There will be an informational meeting for rising 5th - 8th grade girls interested in Middle School Cheerleading - Competition, Football or Basketball - on Monday, April 17 at 7:00 PM in the Lower School Cafeteria.
There will be an interest meeting for rising 10th - 12th grade girls interested in Varsity Competition Cheerleading on Wednesday, April 12 during Upper School lunch in the Lower School Cafeteria.
There will be an interest meeting for rising 9th grade girls interested in Varsity Competition Cheerleading on Wednesday, April 12 during Middle School lunch. (Location TBD.)
Welcome to Moe’s!
Support our PTF Spirit Night after Spring Break on Tuesday, April 11 from 2:00pm-9:00pm at the Acworth Moe’s location.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found will be displayed on the back walk on Wednesday-Thursday after spring break.
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Lower School chapel will be a special combined chapel at 8:20am (note different start time) on the Tuesday after Spring Break. Students will hear from Muriel Cash about “Gentleness” in the Fruit of the Spirit series and Mrs. Thaxton’s 1st grade class and Mrs. Jones’ K5 class will lead the pledges. Middle & Upper School Chapel - Thursday, 8:05am After we return from Spring Break, middle and upper school will have a combined chapel to celebrate Easter. Guests are welcome to join us in the gym at 8:05am for this special chapel.
- Celebrating Our Students -
Fifth Grader Excels in Gymnastics Championships Fifth grader Nicholas Grier recently competed in the GA Men’s State Gymnastics Championships where he earned first place in his age division as a Level 8 gymnast in the Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Vault, High Bar and All Around events and earned second place in the Rings and Parallel Bar events. Nicholas was the youngest male gymnast to compete as a level 8 in GA this competitive season and he successfully defended his first place championship title from last year. He will now advance to the USA Gymnastics Region 8 Championships to be held the weekend of April 7th where he’ll vie for a spot in the USA Gymnastics National Championships. Nic is a member of the men’s gymnastics team at Cartersville Twisters Gymnastics and is coached by Andrei & Yuri Kouznetsov.
Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
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