Director's Welcome

NCS Director's Welcome Letter
Posted on 08/28/2015
Welcome to the 2015- 2016 New Century School Year!
We have many great reasons to be excited for the start of the school year!  This will be the 20th year of New Century Charter School!   Students continue to be the number one priority at NCS.  We are so glad to have so many students and families returning to NCS.  We are also energized by new students either entering kindergarten or joining us at various grades 1st through 5th.  Along with some great students, our celebrations include, but are not be limited to:

* We have the majority of our amazing staff members returning.  We are also excited to welcome Carol Szymanski, Integrated Arts Teacher; Tara Schneider, K/1 Teacher; and Martha Tenney, Special Education Assistant, to our staff. 
* A strong core of involved parent volunteers also are returning, but we need more help!  Please see Opportunities for Involvement under our parent drop down.
* Our Site Council invested over $8,000 in an Everyday Math update which promises to provide great math learning opportunities to all. 
* Our 4th & 5th grade students will be receiving 1:1 iPads to advance learning through technology.
* We hope to expand an After-School STEM Program to also possibly include interest or hobby groups. 
* New this year, our students will be receiving PE three times in the six day cycle. Thanks for your diligence in keeping track of swim, PE, and library days!  See the NCS web page calendar or your NCS Parent Google calendar to help you keep track of these days.
* We expect to further our development of Personalized Learning to promote the success of all students.  
We are continuously reflecting on and responding to ideas to make NCS a great place to Discover, Grow, and Empower.   Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Jim Ruder,
NCS Director
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