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We hope you are gearing up to enjoy family time and good food as we enter “the most wonderful time of the year!”
For many of us, however, we could likely replace the word “wonderful” with “the busiest” or “most expensive” or many other superlatives to describe the holidays. So, before this season officially begins, we want to encourage you to pause. Take a deep breath. And intentionally decide what would make THIS holiday season truly “the most wonderful” for your family.
INTENTIONAL ABOUT ADVENT
As many of you know, the weeks leading up to Christmas day are referred to as advent. The word “advent” literally means “the arrival of a person, thing, or event.” For Christians, this word takes on a much more significant meaning as we spend the Christmas season celebrating and remembering the glorious truth that God, in the person of Jesus Christ, came to do for us what we could never do for ourselves. Now that is truly “wonderful”!
In the greatest act of love that has ever been displayed, Jesus came to this earth in the form of a newborn baby (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:23, Luke 2:7, Philippians 2:7-8), lived the sinless life that we could not live (2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22), and died the death that we all deserve to die (Isaiah 53:5, Romans 5:8, 1 Peter 2:24), so that we could be reconciled with God (2 Corinthians 5:18-19, Romans 5:10, Ephesians 2:13). This is what makes Christmas worth celebrating!
ADVENT WITH OUR SENIORS
Each week during advent, we will be sending out a video featuring some of our seniors reading advent devotionals to help us tune our hearts toward Christ this season. We hope you share these videos with our younger students, so they can glean from their older Eagle role models!
FAVORITE ADVENT RESOURCES
We also want to equip our NCCS community with some resources to help you observe and celebrate advent as a family. We encourage every NCCS family to purchase one of the following advent devotional books (or another that you find!) and spend 10-15 minutes reading together as a family each day.
Come Let Us Adore Him | Paul David Tripp
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift | Ann Voskamp
From Heaven | A.W. Tozer
Waiting Here For You | Louie Giglio
Advent Conversation Cards | Kids Read Truth
25 Days of the Christmas Story | An Advent Family Experience
RIGHT NOW MEDIA | FREE ADVENT RESOURCE
Or, if you prefer a (free) video version, check out these advent resources from RightNow Media! Did you know that NCCS provides a FREE RightNow membership to all of our families? HERE is your official invitation to sign up for RightNow Media. Simply follow the instructions to log in, and you can start using it immediately.
We hope this encourages and equips you to celebrate our coming Savior, truly making this your family’s MOST wonderful time of the year!
We're rolling out the red carpet for you to come check out North Cobb Christian School during our upcoming preview days!
Remaining Preview Day for 2022-2023:
Saturday, 1/21/23 - 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Please RSVP to email@example.com so we can prepare to welcome you!
Personal tours are also occurring daily! Reach out to our admissions department to set up your tour today: 770-975-0252
We welcome you to come meet our leadership, view our curriculum and unique student programs, tour our 55-plus acre campus, and see what sets NCCS apart as a "home away from home" for our 1,100+ students.
Click HERE to read more about preview days and first steps towards becoming part of the NCCS Family!
During the week of November 7-11, 2022, the North Cobb Christian School family will collect as many non-perishable, individually wrapped items as possible in order to overwhelm the Blessings in a Backpack program through Acworth Elementary School. This program provides non-perishable food every Friday to students who may not have a full pantry at home.
WHAT TO BRING + WHERE TO BRING IT
Please only bring in THESE items, as requested by the program:
K3, K4 & JK5: Granola Bars (Drop off on preschool hallway outside Mrs. Morning’s room)
Kindergarten: Crackers -Goldfish, Cheez-Its, etc. (Drop off on Kindergarten hallway outside Mrs. Childers’ room)
1st & 2nd Grade: Mac & Cheese (Drop off on 1st & 2nd hallway outside Ms. Ringwalt’s room)
3rd & 4th Grade: Ravioli (Drop off on 3rd & 4th hallway outside Mrs. Titus’ office)
5th & 6th Grade: Muffins (Drop off outside Mr. Williams’ office)
7th & 8th Grade: Small Hormel Meals (Drop off outside Mr. Williams’ office)
9th & 10th Grade: Individual Soups (Drop off outside Mr. Smith’s office)
11th & 12th Grade: Juice Boxes (Drop off outside Mr. Smith’s office)
This will be a great opportunity for us to unite as a school and serve our local community!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Parker Smith, Director of Student Life.
Join us in congratulating Officer Amanda Sparacio on being named NCCS Director of Security!
Officer Amanda was born in Florida but spent most of her young life in Central New Jersey. Growing up, she says that she always had an interest in law enforcement and knew from a young age that she wanted to be involved in public safety.
While in college, she completed an internship with a federal law enforcement agency, which solidified her career path. After graduating from The University of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey, with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, Amanda moved to Georgia to pursue a criminal justice career near her family in Atlanta.
Throughout her time in law enforcement, she worked both patrol and corrections, ultimately attaining the rank of corporal, a first-line supervisor.
While speaking with a friend one fateful day in early 2020, she learned of a security opening at North Cobb Christian School and decided to apply. She says, “I felt that being a school resource officer was the best way to blend my passion for public safety with my desire to make an impact on young lives.”
Amanda’s husband,, whom, ironically, she met while they were on duty in jail, commands the criminal investigations division for a local police agency and helps coach JV Eagles baseball. They have a newborn son (Luca), a stepdaughter (Alexis), and two dogs (Koda and Zoey) who round out their family.
Amanda heads up the NCCS security team, which also includes Head of School Todd Clingman, and School Resource Officers Matthew Shier and Bernard Johnson. Thank you all for working diligently to help make NCCS a safe and secure place for our students to thrive!
Back by popular demand!! Parents, grab your lawn chairs and plan to line the sidewalk of carline to watch our floats, balloons, artwork, instruments and so much MORE parade by in our student-innovated Lower School STEAM Parade!
This year's parade has a storybook theme, which promises to be very cute. Mark your calendars now!
Pre-Parade Events | Fourth Grade Psalms Reading at 8:15 a.m. in classrooms.
Post-Parade Celebration | Dessert celebration with pie and cake for all students and family members immediately following the parade!
We are thankful for YOU, our NCCS Families! Come celebrate this season of gratefulness with us!