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Our Mission Statement

North Raleigh Christian
Academy is a community
Christian school assisting
families by providing
excellence in academics,
fine arts and athletics,
while instilling Biblical
principles in students’ lives
that they might impact
their society for Christ.

Prospective Families

First meeting: September 6

Mothers around the world come together to passionately pray before God for the lives of their children. Imagine the impact of God answering prayers for a generation of children throughout the world. We have a Moms in Prayer group here at NRCA. Join us at our weekly prayer time for our children and school each Wednesday from 8-9am in E-118 (located near the cafeteria). Contact Leigh Berrier (919-556-2321 or cberrier002@nc.rr.com) for more information.

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Fundraising Meeting
Monday, August 21 at 7:00pm
Fine Arts Center

 

Dear 9th, 10th and 11th grade parents,

Did you know that every year the graduating NRCA seniors have an optional Senior Trip to Europe that they take in May?  And did you know they have all 4 years of High School to raise money to help pay for this trip by participating in fundraisers throughout the school year?  

Have you ever wondered why those chocolate bars appear every February?  Fundraiser!  And every time you or your student buy a chocolate bar you are helping a High School student raise money for their trip to Europe.  And what about those GoPlaySave coupon books…that's right, a fundraiser for the High School students that are trying to raise money to pay for their Europe trip.  And there are many more fundraising opportunities. 

Interested?  You can find out lots more if you attend the Fundraising meeting scheduled for Monday, August 21st  at 7pm in the Fine Arts Center.  This is also the official kick off to the first fundraiser of the year  – the GoPlaySave coupon books . 

For those who are familiar with the fundraising already and just want to get some GoPlaySave coupon books, I will be outside the Fine Arts Center starting at 6:30pm if you want to come early.  Hope to see you next Monday.

Joyfully,

Catherine Hawthorne
Parent Volunteer
NRCA Optional Senior Europe Trip Fundraising

 


KINDERGARTEN-5TH GRADE EARLY DISMISSAL
NO AFTERCARE FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE

Kindergarten-5th grade students will have early dismissal for the Eclipse on August 21.  This is for their safety.  There will be no aftercare on August 21.  Elementary students will be given Eclipse glasses to take home.  This will allow you to view this once-in-a-lifetime event as a family.  Make it a great family experience!  The best viewing time is 1:40-3:00 p.m.  with the total eclipse occurring around 2:40-2:50 p.m.  

The early dismissal schedule for carline is as follows:

  • 11:30 a.m. Kindergarten Pick-Up
  • 11:45 a.m. 1st-2nd Grade Pick-Up
  • 12:00 a.m. 3rd-5th Grade Pick-Up

The reasons we have decided to have early dismissal for the elementary students are:

  1. The total Eclipse will bring darkness about 2:40 p.m. in the middle of elementary carline pick-up creating safety issues.
  2. The ability for students to see their parents' car would be impeded due to the Eclipse glasses and the darkness from the Eclipse.
  3. The concern that the safety glasses will not fit the children securely and the difficulty for teachers to keep watch that they stay on the children for their safety.
  4. The traffic issues that are going to be created across the city with the darkness mid-afternoon.

 

6TH-12TH GRADE SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY
REGULAR SCHOOL DAY 7TH PERIOD

CARLINE PICKUP:

  • Middle School: 3:05 PM
  • High School: 3:15 PM

Grades 6-12 will have a regular school day August 21 and will be provided glasses to go outside with their teachers for a viewing party, 7th period, on August 21st. The MIDDLE SCHOOL will view the Eclipse from the SOCCER STADIUM and the HIGH SCHOOL will view the Eclipse from the FOOTBALL STADIUM. Parents, please adjust your arrival for these times so you will not arrive in the darkness.

 

 

How to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon blocks any part of the Sun. On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through the event, anyone within a roughly 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina (http://bit.ly/1xuYxSu) will experience a brief total eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun's bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds, turning day into night and making visible the otherwise hidden solar corona — the Sun's outer atmosphere — one of nature's most awesome sights. Bright stars and planets will become visible as well.

Looking directly at the Sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse ("totality"), when the Moon entirely blocks the Sun's bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (http://bit.ly/1xuYxSu).

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special- purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses" (example shown at left) or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun. To date five manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and hand-held solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: American Paper  

Optics, Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold film only), Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17.

  • Always inspect your solar filter before use; if scratched or damaged, discard it. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter. Always supervise children using solar filters. 
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright Sun. After glancing at the Sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the Sun. 
  • Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device. Similarly, do not look at the Sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury. Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.
  • If you are within the path of totality (http://bit.ly/1xuYxSu), remove your solar filter only when the Moon completely covers the Sun's bright face and it suddenly gets quite dark. Experience totality, then, as soon as the bright Sun begins to reappear, replace your solar viewer to glance at the remaining partial phases.
     

An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially eclipsed Sun is pinhole projection. For example, cross the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open fingers of the other. With your back to the Sun, look at your hands' shadow on the ground. The little spaces between your fingers will project a grid of small images on the ground, showing the Sun as a crescent during the partial phases of the eclipse. 

A solar eclipse is one of nature's grandest spectacles. By following these simple rules, you can safely enjoy the view and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime. More information: eclipse.aas.org eclipse2017.nasa.gov

ACT Math Review Sessions

Cost: $70 per session (plus $25 for the ACT Prep book)

Session Concepts:

  • Session 1: Pre-Algebra Review (highly recommended by students)
  • Session 2: Algebra Review
  • Session 3: Geometry Review
  • Session 4: Coordinate Geometry & PreCalculus Review
  • Session 5: Strategies for the ACT Math section

 

Group Session Dates & Times:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, September 20, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
  • Session 2: Friday, September 22, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
  • Session 3: Monday, September 25, 4:00 pm – 6:00 am 
  • Session 4: Wednesday, September 27, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
  • Session 5: Friday, September 29, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

One-on-One sessions also available

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 13

Make checks payable to:
"Kristin Deim"

Please contact me at kdeim@nrcaknights.com if you have any questions. 

Classes will be held in J-203

ACT Math Registration Form

"It's not too late to register your child for
private piano, violin, viola, or cello lessons!"

Weekly private instruction is available during the school day. 
Please contact Jewel Kirk for more information.



Choose one date. Each session covers the same topics.
Please register with Mrs. McInnis at least one week prior to date desired.

  • Tuesday, Sept 12 -  3:30-5:00
  • Tuesday, Sept 26 -  3:30-5:00
  • Saturday, Sept 30 - 10:00-11:00
    (1.5 Hour Sessions)

Cost is $55.00 made out to Cindy McInnis.  
Contact Mrs. McInnis for text recommendations.


KINDERGARTEN-5TH GRADE 
EARLY DISMISSAL - NO AFTERCARE FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE 

Kindergarten-5th grade students will have early dismissal for the Eclipse on August 21. This is for their safety. There will be no aftercare on August 21. Elementary students will be given Eclipse glasses to take home. This will allow you to view this once-in-a-lifetime event as a family. Make it a great family experience! The best viewing time is 1:40-3:00 p.m. with the total eclipse occurring around 2:40-2:50 p.m. The early dismissal schedule for carline is as follows:

  • 11:30 a.m. Kindergarten Pick-Up
  • 11:45 a.m. 1st-2nd Grade Pick-Up
  • 12:00 a.m. 3rd-5th Grade Pick-Up

The reasons we have decided to have early dismissal for the elementary students are:

  1. The total Eclipse will bring darkness about 2:40 p.m. in the middle of elementary carline pick-up creating safety issues.
  2. The ability for students to see their parents’ car would be impeded due to the Eclipse glasses and the darkness from the Eclipse.
  3. The concern that the safety glasses will not fit the children securely and the difficulty for teachers to keep watch that they stay on the children for their safety.
  4. The traffic issues that are going to be created across the city with the darkness mid-afternoon.

 

6TH-12TH GRADE SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY-
REGULAR SCHOOL DAY 7TH PERIOD

Grades 6-12 will have a regular school day August 21 and will be provided glasses to go outside with their teachers for a viewing party, 7th period, on August 21st. The middle school will view the Eclipse from the football stadium bleachers and the high school will view the Eclipse from the practice football field. Carline pick-up for middle school dismissal will be postponed from 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and high school dismissal will be postponed from 3:05 to 3:20 p.m. Parents, please adjust your arrival for these times so you will not arrive in the darkness. 

 

Yours for Kingdom education,

Dr. S. L. Sherrill
Founder and Superintendent
North Raleigh Christian Academy

 

2017-2018 Supply Lists

Please check these NEW lists. Previous lists did not have all the updated information. Highlighted items on the lists below show the updates. If you ordered the SchoolKizs supply packs, the items in those boxes are the correct supplies. 


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THE NEW NORTH RALEIGH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY VIDEO:
See what NRCA OFFERS in this new promotional video. 
The God-Story Journey continues, "To God be the Glory!"

 



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