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Legacy Dinner and silent auction on April 18
Exciting things are happening behind the scenes in preparation for our Legacy Dinner and silent auction! There is still time to get involved and help NCCS bring in a record amount for our Tuition Assistance and STEM programs. 
We already have some amazing sports related items that you will want to bid on, such as this Blues helmet, as well as other items. Watch your inbox for a special Legacy Dinner newsletter that will be sent soon, with lots of great information about the Legacy Dinner and silent auction!

If you would like to be involved in the planning, help bring in more sponsors, or donate auction items, please send an email to Molly Farmer at m.farmer@nccsmo.org.

The Pi Day 5K and Fun Run is rapidly approaching! In fact, it is just over a month from now on Saturday, March 14th. Register now for you and your child to participate. We will be honoring the class with the most participation (by percentage) with a pizza party and an award after the race!

It is called the Pi Day 5K because it is on March 14th, which is Pi Day, or 3.14. In addition to the race and fun run, there will be some fun activities related to Pi Day, and the 5K race will actually be 3.14 miles instead of the normal 3.1. This event is designed to meet the interests of all people. If you are a serious runner, you can come and challenge yourself to improve your time, or even win the race. If you are just a recreational runner, or maybe not a runner at all, you could also walk the route and just enjoy the fellowship with NCCS family member. Also, if you have friends or family who may like to participate, invite them as well. We want to make this a fun event for the entire NCCS community.

Register online at Fleetfeetstlouis.com or RaceRoster.com by searching North County Stronger Together 5K. All students planning to participate can register on this form (students will not be charged to participate. More information can be found on the form). We are clearing all previous student race registrations for clarity's sake on our end. If you have registered your student for the previous race, please fill out the form again. The t-shirt deadline is February 28.

Race sponsorships are still available. If you or your company are interested in getting involved, feel free to send Molly Farmer an email at m.farmer@nccsmo.org.

Crusader Parent Association
(CPA) Needs YOU!
Are you creative? Do you like to plan events? Do you want to get involved at NCCS, but don't quite know how? Then the Crusader Parent Association (CPA) is for YOU! Join us in the NCCS library on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. at our next meeting. Come hear about the activities happening in our school community, and get involved with planning new events for the upcoming school year. If you're unable to make the meeting, but still want to be part of the CPA, please send an email to NCCS parent Aaren Muex at aaren.muex@yahoo.com. If you need childcare during the meeting, please call the Administration Office at 314-972-6227, or email Patti Gleason at p.gleason@nccsmo.org by noon on Monday.
 
NCCS students participate in the ACSI MO-E Spelling Bee
On Friday, January 31, seven students from NCCS participated in the ACSI Missouri District-East spelling bee. Mrs. Pittman and Mrs. Cornwell drove the students to First Baptist Christian Academy in O'Fallon, Missouri, for the competition. We are so proud of these spellers!
Sandra John - 1st place in 7th grade
Makenzi Liddell - 2nd place in 5th grade
Elijah Sanders - 2nd place in 6th grade
Steven Knox - 3rd place in 8th grade
Other participants were Joshua Broyles (7th), Christian Thompson (4th), and Jonathan Noel (3rd).
 
Orchestra students play at School Choice Rally in Jefferson City
Last week Dr. Clark, Mrs. Springer and Mr. Moss traveled with our NCCS Elementary, Middle, and High School Orchestra students to Jefferson City to play in the Rotunda of the State Capitol for the School Choice Rally.The event is to encourage government allowing for school choice. This is the 2nd year NCCS has been a part of this Nationwide event. Schools from all over the state attended the rally.

Sixth grade student Angela Muex said, "I enjoyed the whole experience of traveling with the band. Being in 6th grade and getting this chance was great! I liked hearing all the bands playing their songs. I made even more friends on this field trip. Can't wait until the next one!"

Senior Colin Nicks chimed in with, "I liked the trip to Jefferson City, because it was an extremely encouraging event. The rally allowed me to hear from other private Christian schools, and see how many kids just like me are pursuing excellence in their music. Playing in the state capitol is a chance not a lot of people get, and I was honored to go." Eighth grader Francesca Manahan added, "I think getting to see other schools play, and learning about the privilege we have when it comes to NCCS, was a fun experience."

(https://schoolchoiceweek.com/guide-school-choice-missouri/) https://www.komu.com/news/education-choice-rally-fills-capitol-rotunda
 
Chemistry and 4th grade classes spark their curiosity & learn how electricity works
By Victoria Bovey, NCCS Senior

NCCS chemistry students conducted an electricity experiment with NCCS fourth graders on Jan. 24 in NCCS science teacher Alan Blize’s room. The fourth graders were paired up with the chemistry students, to work together in their experiment. They were trying to light up two to three little light bulbs by connecting multiple wires to a big battery.

This was a great way to connect elementary and high school students together to show unity. “It was cool to work with the younger kids at school, because we don’t get to see them that often,” NCCS junior Wade Ragland said.

It was a very heartwarming scene to watch the chemistry students help the fourth graders learn how electricity works. “It was very fun to work with the fourth graders and their reactions when their light bulb lit up,” NCCS junior Jenny Rosenfeld said. This was a great educational experience for not only the fourth graders, but also for the chemistry class. During the lab, Blize and NCCS fourth grade teacher, Jonathan Kline, supervised the experiment to ensure safety.
 




February 10
Varsity Boys play
Metro at Soldan
at 4:30 pm

CPA Meeting
6:30 pm
NCCS Library
Childcare available
See CPA article to
register for childcare


February 13-15
MCSAA Winter Sports Tournament
in Joplin

OUR VARSITY BOYS TEAM IS THE
#1 SEED IN THIS
TOURNAMENT!


February 14
School Closed
Extended Care Open
Deadline to sign up for extended care is Tuesday, Feb. 11


February 17

School,
Extended Care,
and
Business Office
Closed


February 18
Black History
Gallery Walk
6:30-8:00 pm
School Buildings

February 20
Parents Spring
Sports Meeting
6:30-7:30 pm
 NCCS Cafeteria

February 22
Crusader
Football Banquet
6 pm - 8 pm
NCCS Cafeteria


Back by
popular demand...
Monday Morning
Munchies Sale
Tasty treats are again available for purchase this Monday morning, February 10, from 7:45-8:10 am in the Elementary Building foyer. Also mark your calendar for February 24, for another great start to a Monday morning - same time and place. All proceeds will go towards the 2020 Book Buck Bonanza, which rewards our elementary readers! Thanks for your support.


Preschool
& Elementary
Balloon Grams order due on
February 10
Say ‘I Love You,’ by having a Valentine Balloon Gram delivered to your child in their classroom. For only $5,00, they include a Happy Valentine’s Day balloon tied to a treat of your choice (choose a candy box/bag with chocolates without nuts, popcorn, or a stuffed animal).

There are a limited number of balloon grams available; therefore, orders will be honored as long as supplies last. All orders must be received by Monday, Feb 10, for delivery on Thursday, Feb. 13. Fill out forms and pay in the Elementary Office. We need help to assemble and deliver the Balloon Grams on Thursday, February 13, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Fun Zone. Let Mrs. Brancato in the elementary office know if you can help.

Will you be our Valentine?
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donates to NCCS at no cost to you!


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