Let's hear it for the trees!
The PTA is pleased to share that TreeMontgomery has agreed to
donate and plant 24 trees on NCC grounds this spring! Wahoo! As you may know,
the school lost a lot of trees when the new addition was added. As our result,
our children and staff have been without shade protection on the playground,
which can be very miserable on hot days. The PTA explored getting a couple
trees donated, but with TreeMontgomery's hard work and environmental assessment
and the NCC School's commitment to working with them through permits and
approvals, they came up with a final, approved plan for planting 24 trees now and more later! The
trees are 15-20 feet in height, and will be fast growing, so should make a
difference soon! TreeMontgomery will also take care of maintenance of the trees
for two years after planting at no cost to the school or PTA.
In addition, the NCC PTA received a $1,000 grant from GreenWorks which is covering the cost of an online curriculum course for our science teachers with lesson plans on the importance of the tree canopy. The NCC Green Team will also be working with students to develop some PSA videos later this spring, so keep an eye out for that!
Also, if your yard is looking a little tree sparse, check out TreeMontgomery's website, http://treemontgomery.org/. They will plant up to two trees for free at private residences. In fact, we're the first school they've worked with!
Attached is the map showing where the trees will be planted this spring. We'll be having a tree celebration April 20 with the children to celebrate! We have also raised money to install a couple sun shades near the playground and are finalizing plans for those as well.
Teaching our children grit and empathy - February 1st, 2018
In case you missed last night’s PTA Meeting and Ms. Brodecki’s
wonderful presentation on grit and empathy, you can check out the recording on
our Facebook page. She shared quite a few excellent tips with the group,
listed some resources, and also explained how the school teachers have
incorporated mindfulness strategies throughout the school in the
(You will need to join our private Facebook group to access the video)
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We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do!
Wondering where to get that cool NCC swag? Check out this page to find out how to order your very own t-shirt, or buy at Back to School Night or the Back to School Picnic.
NCC Cares Food Pantry
Upcoming Event: (Full Calendar)
March 16 - PTA Auction Night at Tapp’d
March 21 - PTA Meeting – Seeking new Board Members! @ 7 pm
April 5 – Class Pictures
April 12 – PTA Board Meeting @ 7 pm
April 19 – PTA STEM + Families Festival at night
April 20 – NCC STEAM Day (sponsored by NCC Science Teachers)
April 26 – Spring Vocal Concert / Take Your Child to Work Day
May 5 – 5th Grade Fiesta at NCC (with Rock Creek Forest and Chevy Chase)
May 16 – Career Day
May 23 – Media Festival / PTA Membership Meeting @ 7 pm & New Officers Elected
Jun 1 – PTA-Sponsored Bingo Night
Going to volunteer at NCC? Don't forget to take the mandatory volunteer training on detecting and preventing child abuse and neglect, required by the County.