Lunch program volunteers are needed to help our lunch program run efficiently.
It would involve about 2 hours a day, from 11 am to 1 pm, and your lunch is on us!
You could help just 1 day a week, or as many days as you would like.
Please call the school at 570-473-9786 and ask for the kitchen. Thanks!
Complete The Dream Gym Campaign was a success!
Praise the Lord, the $50,000 goal for the six hour event on October 7 was met! Combined with the matching $50,000, we are now able to install the public restrooms and keep the school secure during basketball games!
With over $110,000 raised on October 7, we now have raised in donations and pledges over $760,000 out of the $800,000 total for the gymnasium project.
Thank you, Lord, that we are very close to paying off the gym loan and putting the finishing touches on the project!
Congratulations to the "Current Families" team that was the first to raise $10,000 on October 7 and to all the teams for meeting the goal! Thank you to everyone who has sacrificially given towards the gym project.
OUR FIVE TEAMS RACED TO RAISE THE FUNDS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE GYM RENOVATIONS!
NCS launched a major fundraiser on Monday, October 7 from 6pm to midnight. The goals of this campaign were to:
-Install bathrooms in the gym for spectators and athletes
-Complete home and away locker room renovations
-Enhance security in that portion of the building
-Pay off the current project expenses
Prior to the campaign, God enabled donors to sacrificially give $650,000 of the $800,000 necessary to complete the gym project. With $150,000 still needed to Complete the Dream, the school was presented with a $50,000 matching gift. This gift was promised towards new donations given by the end of this calendar year.
Our goal for this six-hour fundraising campaign was to raise $50,000. That $50,000 would be matched to raise $100,000 of the remaining $150,000 needed to pay off and complete our gym renovations! Thanks to your help in reaching our goal, we will immediately begin work on adding restrooms to the gym, and we are less than $50,000 away from our $800,00 goal to completely finish the gym debt free.
You may still pledge or donate to the campaign if you missed the deadline October 7 using any of the methods on the right side of the above link.
BoxTops for Education is even easier!
BoxTops for Education coordinator, Cheryl Delsite, reports that we have set a goal of $2,000 for the 2019-20 school year. This fundraiser allowed us to raise over $500 for the 2018-19 school year for NCS which means over 5,000 BoxTops were clipped and sent in! Please continue to clip and send those Box Tops into school throughout the year, and let your family and friends know about this simple way to earn money for our school.
THE NEW BOX TOPS APP AVAILABLE TO SCAN AND INSTANTLY APPLY CASH TO NCS’S EARNINGS!
Check the Orientation packet for directions or contact the school office. Thank you!
Giant A+ Rewards is easy too!
Coordinator Stacy Mastrolia would like to thank those that participated in the Giant A+ Rewards program last year. This program generated almost $3500 last year for the school just by registering your Giant card and shopping as you normally do—that’s it! If you haven’t registered yet, here’s how:
You will need your 12-digit BONUSCARD number found on the back of the card.
After September 11, 2019, visit www.giantfood.com/aplus and scroll down to the center of the page to select REGISTER YOUR CARD from the red box on the right marked FOR CUSTOMERS using the NCS School ID# 21035; or,
Call the A+ School Rewards Hotline at 1-888-814-4268; or,
Email the A+ Hotline. Please include the last name associated with your GIANT BONUSCARD, your 12-digit card number, and the NCS name and ID# to: email@example.com.
Please note: you DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection remains the same as last year.
Community Aid Drop Box
Northumberland Christian School has partnered with Community Aid by placing a clothing bin on the Sheetz Avenue and 6th Street side of our school building. This partnership helps encourage the mission of the Community Aid organization to provide quality, gently-used clothing at affordable prices for individuals and families through their retail stores. In return for your donations of clean, gently-used clothing, NCS received a check for $993 for the June 2018—May 2019 period based on the pounds of clothing collected. It’s a win-win for the community and NCS! Visit www.communityaid.net for more information.
Gift Card Program
We have a fundraiser that is year-round and doesn’t cost you anything more than what you already spend, PLUS it can actually save you money! Last year our gift card program raised over $7,900 for NCS and also saved the participating families over $6,900 on their tuition! NCS sells gift cards through the ShopWithScrip program. We split the proceeds with the families and apply a credit towards your tuition bill on a monthly basis. You may also choose to donate all of the proceeds to NCS or to another school family. Depending on the business, the discounts from the companies range from 1% to 25% or more! A wide variety of cards are kept in stock and on the 4th Monday of each month, orders are placed for cards not kept in stock. Cards usually arrive at the end of that week. Just ask if you don’t see one you are looking for! NEW THIS YEAR—there is an online and mobile ordering option available! Instructions went home with Orientation packets. If you have any questions, please contact our R & R coordinator Janae Krum at 570-380-3817.
WHO ARE THEY?
The NCS Parents’ Council is made up of parents who have children currently enrolled in the school and who have been recommended by the teachers and staff to serve in this supportive role. Currently, there are 9 parents serving on the council for a two-year term. They are: Grace Brubaker, Juanita King, Keely Hostetter, Kris Lamey, Bethany Daku-Treas ’95, Jared Treas, Melissa Phillips ‘97, Joya Conner, and Jamie Seiler with Doug Wesner ’82 serving as the overseeing staff member.
WHAT DO THEY DO?
The NCS Parents’ Council is a group of parents who coordinate the various events and support activities which are essential to the well-being of the school. Parents are encouraged to contact the Parents’ Council to learn of needs and to offer their gifts and time to the ministry of the school. Through the efforts of this group, the staff and parents will more effectively partner together in attaining our goal of developing in each student a passion for excellence in learning, service, and worship.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
One of the primary ways you can support the teachers, staff, and students is through the many volunteer opportunities available throughout the school year. Such things as publicity, helping at the concessions stands during soccer and basketball seasons, assisting with fundraisers, planning and helping with special events like School Orientation, Teacher Appreciation Day, Grandparents Day, and Field Day are just some of the ways you can be of service at NCS.
Please prayerfully consider how the Lord could use you in this vital part of the ministry here at NCS, and please contact any of the Parents’ Council members with any questions. Thank you!