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Trimester 1 Honor Roll Available

Honor Roll and High Honors for trimester one are now available on our website.  Student names will be read aloud at our awards rally on Monday 11/27.  Certificates can be downloaded, screen-shot, or printed from the website.

Speak Up Survey 2017

Please don't forget to complete the Speak Up Survey. We use this information for technology planning at Natomas Charter School. You received an email message from Mr. Wood on November 13th via School Messenger with details on how to complete the survey. If you have any questions please let him know at [email protected]

NCS Night at A Christmas Carol

Tickets are still available for the NCS Family performance of A Christmas Carol this Friday, December 1st.  Tickets are usually $12 for students/seniors and $15 for adults.  At NCS night, we are offering you a Buy One, Get One offer for all tickets purchased for that performance.  You can purchase tickets online at www.benarts.org using PROMO CODE: WeAreNCScc2017 or with a cash/check at the front desk of the Main Campus Admin Office from 11:30-1:00 PM, Tues-Thurs, 11/28-30/2017.

LE Spirit Wear

Our fabulous LEAP parent team is working on a spirit wear order.  Coming soon to your email inbox.  Keep your eyes out for this one.  You won't want to miss the chance to get Leading Edge swag for the whole family.

Math and Science Night 

More info coming soon but you won't want to miss this one.  Mystery Math and Science Night is fun for the whole family.  Celebrate Leading Edge Learning in the Math and Sciences.  Thursday, December 7th, 5:30-6:00.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 11/26/17




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Greeting NCS Families!

 

We love to bring our NCS community together to show that #WeAreNCS.  This year, we are welcoming all NCS families to NCS Night at the theatre for...

 

A Christmas Carol - December 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Mark your calendars and bring the whole family to enjoy this Holiday Extravaganza. Every arts department at PFAA is collaborating on creating a fresh, modern look at the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. In our version Ben Scrooge is 18 years old and he is the youngest and richest teen in the world. Ben and his late, best friend, Jake Marley invented a wildly popular and excessively violent video game app called “Stoopid People.” Ben, who has isolated himself from anyone who cares about him, keeps his wealth to himself and refuses to help those in need.

 

Set in San Francisco in 2020, Ben is visited by Jake’s ghost and three (very original) spirits who help him discover the joys of kindness and love for his fellow human beings. This joyous, musical journey is perfect for the whole family and it’s guaranteed to leave you filled with holiday happiness.

 

A Christmas Carol

December 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Benvenuti Performing Arts Center

4600 Blackrock Drive

Sacramento, CA 95835

 

On this special NCS event night, the Natomas Arts and Education Foundation will be providing complimentary cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate to all NCS families who attend.

 

Tickets are usually $12 for students/seniors and $15 for adults.  At NCS night, we are offering you a Buy One, Get One offer for all tickets purchased for that performance.  You can purchase tickets online at www.benarts.org using PROMO CODE: WeAreNCScc2017 or with a cash/check at the front desk of the Main Campus Admin Office from 11:30-1:00 PM, Tues-Thurs, 11/14-16 and 11/28-30/2017.

 

We hope that you are able to join us at this wonderful NCS event.

 

 

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 11/12/17




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In collaboration with Star Academy, LEAP (Leading Edge Active Parents) are sponsoring a private screening of the move Wonder.

 

This event will take place Tuesday, November 28th, 4:30pm.

 

Tickets will be on sale at lunch all week November 13th-17th.  No tickets will be sold after November 17th.

 

To purchase tickets, send THIS form, along with cash or check (made out to NAEF) for the exact amount.

 

More details available on THIS order form.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 11/9/17




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Dear 8th-graders and 8th-grade families

 

This is the first of a series of emails you will get from me over the next few months as we help prepare you to transition to high school.  We at Leading Edge will do our best to support you in the process of applying and choosing a high school.  However, please note that we are able to manage this process on an individual student level.  Keeping your eyes out for these emails and follow up on suggested action items quickly is your best way to ensure that you are on track.

 

Shadow Days

At high school night last week, all of the schools invited student to come visit.  We are able to organize visits to some schools in order to smooth the process and limit the impact of many students being absent from class.  We will be organizing 2 shadow days at Inderkum on Thursday, November 16th and Tuesday, January 16th, and supporting student to attend preview day at PFAA on Tuesday, January 30th.  

 

Inderkum shadow day are limited to 1 visit per student and max out at 30 students.  Students will be asked to fill out a google form in class this week expressing their preferences regarding.  They will be able to see the IB and CECA programs (or both).  Parents, please discuss your preferences with your student tonight so that they are prepared to fill out the google form in class this week.

 

Transcripts and Reports

Many schools request packets of information on students, including transcripts and test scores.  Our office staff will be mailing home a copy of this information for all 8th graders with report cards on November 17th.  Please keep track of this original and use it to make copies for your various application.  Assembling this information is high labor intensive for our staff.  If you do lose these originals, we will ask you to come in to the office in person for a replacement.

 

Letters of Recommendation

Some of the high school programs ask for teacher or principal recommendations.  Our staff is happy to complete these for your student.  Please request your recommendation at least 2 weeks before it is due.

 

Natomas Charter High Schools

Leading Edge is just one step in the Natomas Charter School journey.  We hope that students will consider staying in the family and attending PFAA of VLA high school programs.  Please remember that students will need to apply to Natomas Charter High Schools and will need to audition for PFAA.  Applications will be available on December 4th and will be due in February.  We will support students in preparing their PFAA audition.

 

Suggested Action Items

—> Make your list of high schools.  Put all deadlines and due dates on your calendar

—> Students - complete the High School Shadow google form

—> Parents - Scan or copy the transcript packet that is sent home on November 17th

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 11/6/17




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November is a busy month with lots of adjustments to our school calendar.  Here are some reminders about what is coming up.

 

Friday, November 10th - No School for the observation of Veterans Day

 

Monday, November 13th - Friday, November 17th - Conference Week - During this week we will have minimum days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Minimum day dismissal time is 11:15, with lunch extended until 11:45.  Wednesday will be a normal Wednesday schedule.  HERE is the schedule for the week.  Sixth grade familes should be scheduling student led conferences with their core teacher.  7th/8th grade families have already been contacted if we need to meet with you.

 

Monday, November 20th - Friday, November 24th - No School for Thanksgiving Break

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 11/3/17




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This lively exhibit will feature rhythmic drumming, heartfelt poetry, sentimental podcasts and vibrant artwork created by students of all grades in the Leading Edge Academy!

 

Exhibit Opens (MPR) 4:30-5:30

Nuevo Amanacer Folklorico Dance 4:30-4:45

Poetry Recitations (MPR): 4:45-5:00

Taiko Performance (MPR): 5:00-5:15

 

Please follow this LINK for more information.

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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 10/30/17




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Overnight Field Trips

We are so pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for students to attend an overnight field trip in each grade.  Sixth-grade families have already received this letter detailing the fabulous Marin Headlands adventure that the 6th grade will take in January.  Here are the links with details about the 7th grade trip to San Francisco and 8th grade trip to Ashland. 

 

Overnight trips do come with a cost.  This year, families can choose to make payments online via myschoolbucks.com.  Simply find Natomas Charter School and limit your search to Leading Edge Academy.  Families can also submit checks made out to Natomas Charter School (not NCS).  Please be sure to include the student’s name in the memo.  (Note - My School Bucks will be up and running by mid-next week.)

 

For all grades, these trips are not mandatory, but we hope all students who wish to are able to attend.  We ask your help in letting us know if attending these trips represent a financial challenge.  You can submit a request for financial assistance using THIS form.  These responses are confidential and will only be seen by Ms. Goldman.

 

Finally, if you are interested in chaperoning for either 7th or 8th-grade trip, please submit an application via THIS google form.  Ms. Goldman will notify you if you have been selected to chaperone.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 10/6/17




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Saturday, October 7th - Monthly Landscape Beautification Day at Blackrock Campus.  9am-1pm.  This is a fantastic way to earn parent hours and help keep our campus looking nice.  We rely on parent help at these events to keep our custodial and facilities costs low so that our budget can go to the students.

 

October 9 - October 13 - Fall Break - Campus is closed all week.

Monday, October 30th - Minimum Day - This is a minimum day for professional development purposes.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15.  Lunch will be available until 11:45.  All students must be off campus by 11:45.

 

Thursday, November 2nd, 5:30-7:00 - High School Night - This is our most popular LEAP event of the year.  Area high schools will be here to present about their programs.  Representatives will be available for questions.  This is a must attend for our 8th grade parents.  6th and 7th grade parents are encouraged as well.  

 

Thursday, November 2nd, All Day - Panda Express Fundraiser - Eat at Panda Express on Del Paso anytime on this day.  Tell them you are from Leading Edge and a portion of the proceeds will go to our LEAP field trip fund.

 

Friday, November 3rd, 2:00-2:45 - "Tea with Ting" - Our NCS Executive Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Ting Sun, will be joining Academy Coordinator Amanda Goldman for an afternoon chat.  Dr. Sun will be sharing about the history of Natomas Charter School and the aspirations for the community.  Tea and treats will be provided.

 

Saturday, November 4th - Monthly Landscape Beautification Day at Blackrock Campus.  9am-1pm.  This is a fantastic way to earn parent hours and help keep our campus looking nice.  We rely on parent help at these events to keep our custodial and facilities costs low so that our budget can go to the students.

 

Friday, November 10th - Veteran's Day Observed - Campus is closed all day.

 

November 13, 14, 16, 17 - Minimum Days - Students will be dismissed at 11:15.  Lunch will be available until 11:45.  All students must be off campus by 11:45.  These days are reserved for 6th grade family conferences.  6th grade families will be contacted by core teachers to schedule.  

 

November 20- November 24 - Thanksgiving Break - Campus is closed all week.

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Published: 10/6/17




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Overnight Field Trips

We are so pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for students to attend an overnight field trip in each grade.  Sixth grade families have already received THIS letter detailing the fabulous Marin Headlands adventure that the 6th grade will take in January.  Here are the links with details about the 7th grade trip to San Francisco and 8th grade trip to Ashland. 

 

Overnight trips do come with a cost.  This year, families can choose to make payments on-line via myschoolbucks.com.  Simply find Natomas Charter School and limit your search to Leading Edge Academy.  Families can also submit checks made out to Natomas Charter School (not NCS).  Please be sure to include the student’s name in the memo.  (Note - My School Bucks will be up and running by mid-next week.)

 

For all grades, these trips are not mandatory, but we hope all students who wish to are able to attend.  We ask your help in letting us know if attending these trips represent a financial challenge.  You can submit request for financial assistance using THIS form.  These responses are confidential and will only be seen by Ms. Goldman.

 

Finally, if you are interested in chaperoning for either 7th or 8th grade trip, please submit an application via THIS google form.  Ms. Goldman will notify you if you have been selected to chaperone.

 

Fundraising

In early September, LEAP sponsored a Town Hall meeting for us to discuss field trips and fundraising.  Thank you to all who attended and gave great ideas.  HERE are the slides from the evening with added information about the solutions that came from that night. 

 

The biggest change proposed at the Town Hall was to eliminate the annual See’s Candy fundraiser (it doesn’t make us much money and is difficult for all involved).  We have decided to replace this with monthly LEAP “Eat Out” nights.  These are fantastic opportunities for you to support Leading Edge and not have to cook!  Please join us for the next “Eat Out Night” by eating at Panda Express on Del Paso on November 2nd.

 

Lastly, several of you have asked for the “Free Yearbook” offer deadline to be extended.  These donations go to our Innovation Fund which helps us keep our teacher’s supplied with everything they need to keep on the cutting edge in their classrooms.  Plus, you get a yearbook!  See the FLYER for more information.  We will extend the deadline through December 15th.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 9/30/17




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WHEN:      Monday 10/2 & Tuesday 10/3

 

TIME:        3:00-4:15

 

WHERE:    NCS Soccer Field


 

Any questions regarding tryouts, please contact Mr. Shane,

[email protected]

 

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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 9/29/17




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WHEN:    Sunday 10/1

 

Time:   Group 1(JV) 4:00-5:15

            Group 2 (Varsity) 5:15-6:30

 

Where:    NCS GYM

 

This will be the second look for boys basketball team.  It is not mandatory because it’s on a Sunday, but please attend if possible.

 

Any questions please contact Mr. Shane [email protected]

 

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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 9/29/17




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A to Z Emails

Just a reminder that all emails about parent hour and volunteer opportunities are coming through a service called "A to Z Directories".  This is also the system we are using to gather all of our parent hour records.  We notice that some of you are not opening those email.  It is so important that you open and read these emails.  We need your help to be the great school and program you chose.  Read your emails, sign up to help, log your hours.  All of these things keep Leading Edge strong.

 

Drop Off / Pick Up

Please be mindful to be safe and patient during pick up and drop off.  While we are all in a hurry at those times of day, it is essential that we all keep in mind the safety of the students in the parking lot.  Please follow all traffic guidelines and respect any requests from the staff.

 

We are Here

Our student services team created a beautiful video to share with kids a message of support here on campus.  You can watch the video HERE.  Teachers will be showing and discussing this video in production classes.

 

Early Humans Exhibit

The 6th grade Early Humans Museum Exhibit is currently up in the MPR Gallery.  It will be up and open to walk through during school hours through 9/28/17.  Come and check it out.

 

Progress Reports

As we are approaching the middle of trimester 1, students earning below passing grades (1s and 2s) will be recieving progress reports in the mail.  All students and parents can check grades on Schoology at any time.

 

Dance

Our first dance of the year will be Friday, October 6th, 6:00-8:00pm.  This is change from the originally scheduled date.  More information will be coming home from our student leadership team.

 

Fall Break

Fall break is just around the corner.  School will be closed Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th.

 

High School Night

Thursday, November 2nd is high school night.  This is the event where representatives from many area high schools and programs are on campus to provide information to our middle school families.  7th and 8th grade parents are strongly encouraged to attend.  6th grade parents are welcome as well.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 9/24/17




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WHEN: Monday 9/25 and Tuesday 9/26

 

Time: 3:00 to 5:00

 

Where: NCS GYM

 

You will need to bring a printout of your GPA before you are able to tryout. The minimum GPA is a 3.5.

 

Any questions please contact Mr. Shane [email protected]

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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 9/22/17




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Spirit Week and Rally 

This week is our first spirit week and rally, planned and hosted by the Leadership Club.  Themes for each day are viewable HERE and on the LE calendar.  

 

Picture Day

Picture day will be Monday, September 18th.  Picture order packages will be sent home this week.  There will be a make-up day in October.

 

Slides from Town Hall

Thank you to those who joined us to puzzle through some questions of on-going funding sources for our field trips at our town hall last week.  Lots of great ideas were brought to the table and I feel confident that we will be able to keep making these great trips happen.  HERE are the slides that I shared.  More information will be coming soon about field trips.

 

Board Rep

We are seeking a parent to represent Leading Edge on the Natomas Charter School Board of Directors.  Click HERE for a description of the position.  Contact Dr. Ting Sun, Executive Director, with interest

 

Upcoming Dates:

Monday 9/11- Friday 9/15 - Spirit Week

Monday 9/18 - Picture Day

Friday 9/22 - Minimum Day

Friday 10/6 - First Dance (note - this was changed from the originally scheduled date due to facility availability)

October 9-13th - Fall Break

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 9/11/17




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LEAP Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, 9/7, will be our first town hall style LEAP meeting.  I will be sharing information regarding our field trip budgets and soliciting parent input on how to continue to fund our annual field trips.  This is an area that I am eager to hear your thoughts on.  As an added incentive, I will be raffling off tickets to any show at the Benvenuti theater in 2017-18.  Please come and be part of the conversation.  5:30-6:30 in the Library.

 

Board Representative

We are seeking a parent to represent Leading Edge on the Natomas Charter School Board of Directors.  Click HERE for a description of the position.  Contact Dr. Ting Sun, Executive Director, with interest

 

Entering Parent Hours

We have launched our new parent hour entry system where you get to log your own hours.  Thank you so much to those who have already logged their participation with the LE community.  If you are unsure how to navigate the new system, THIS slide show gives step by step instructions.  Linda is also available to answer any questions you have.  If you have not logged in following the initial email we sent you, you may need to request another.  No problem.  Just let us know.

 

Upcoming Dates - Don't forget - a full year calendar is available HERE.

Monday 9/4 and Tuesday 9/5 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday 9/7 - LEAP Town Hall Meeting

Monday 9/11- Friday 9/15 - Spirit Week

Friday 9/22 - Minimum Day

Friday 9/29 - First Dance (more details to come)

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 9/4/17




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Shop at Arden Fair Mall and earn money for our school. See attached flyer for more information.

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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 8/30/17




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Entering Parent Hours

We have launched our new parent hour entry system where you get to log your own hours.  Thank you so much to those who have already logged their participation with the LE community.  If you are unsure how to navigate the new system, THIS slide show gives step by step instructions.  Linda is also available to answer any questions you have.

 

After School Time

Safety is a top priority at Natomas Charter School and we are working hard to ensure that all students are safely supervised after school.  All students must be in a supervised location within 10 minutes of the final bell.  Students who are not following that guideline may earn detentions.  HERE is a flyer with details on all of the after school options.  

 

LEAP Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, 9/7, will be our first town hall style LEAP meeting.  I will be sharing information regarding our field trip budgets and soliciting parent input on how to continue to fund our annual field trips.  Please come and be part of the conversation.  5:30-6:30 in the Library.

 

Board Representative

We are seeking a parent to represent Leading Edge on the Natomas Charter School Board of Directors.  Click HERE for a description of the position.  Contact Dr. Ting Sun, Executive Director, with interest

 

Cross Country

Leading Edge has added a Cross-Country team to our sports opportunities.  Cross-Country practices M-Th, 3:30-4:30.  Coach Shane and Coach Vetter are available to answer any questions.  

 

Upcoming Dates - Don't forget - a full year calendar is available HERE.

Monday 9/4 and Tuesday 9/5 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday 9/7 - LEAP Town Hall Meeting

Monday 9/11- Friday 9/15 - Spirit Week

Friday 9/22 - Minimum Day

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Published: 8/28/17




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New Parent Hour Entry System

On Friday, you should have recieved an email highlighting our new parent hour entry system.  Starting this year, no more paper, no more signatures.  You simply log the contributions your make.  We hope this will streamline the process and help you more easily document the great work you all for Leading Edge.  If you missed it, you can follow step-by-step directions in THIS slide show and email Linda if you have any questions.

 

Donations

We are still happily collecting donations to Leading Edge under the "free yearbook offer" described HERE. Production teachers will be collecting money.  Thank you so much for your support.

 

After School Time

Please help us in reminding your student about appropriate after school locations.  Students must be a in supervised location within 10 minutes of the end of day bell (at 2:45).  If they remain on campus, there are only 4 options for them.  They may go to the Homework Room in the MPR until 3:30.  They may go to the Library/Media Center until 4:15 if they have obtained a pass from the Library Staff.  They may attend their own sports practice or an open game.  They may be with a teacher in their classroom.  Students are not allowed to leave campus and return at a later time.  

 

No School September 4th and 5th

Campus will be closed to students September 4th and 5th for Labor Day and a Teacher Work Day

 

Thursday, September 7th - Town Hall Meeting

Our September LEAP meeting will be a new, town-hall format.  I will be presenting information about our current model for funding field trips and describing the challenge we are facing.  I hope to have the community's help in collaborative thinking about solutions to these challenges.  This event will be in the LMC from 5:30-6:30.

 

NUSD Flyer 

Please see the attached flyer about events in Natomas Unified

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 8/22/17




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NCS Board Nomination Announcement

 

 

The Natomas Charter School (NCS) Board of Directors is seeking a qualified Leading Edge (LE) Academy parent to serve on the Board as the LE Academy parent representative.

 

The NCS Board is a five-seven member governing board that assists in making vital decisions for Natomas Charter School as a whole.  The Board is particularly interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds, who have a variety of experiences and skills within and outside of educational field.

 

The NCS Board meets once a month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Board meeting will be held on the second Monday of each month for the 2017-18 school year. There may also be additional meetings as necessary.

 

The NCS Board appoints all parent representatives to the Board.  In order to be considered, a parent must receive at least five (3) nominations.  An interview of all eligible nominees shall be conducted jointly by representatives of the NCS Board of Directors and the parent associations/organization of the academy the nominee will represent (“appointment committee”). The appointment committee shall recommend candidates for appointment to the Board.

 

 If you are interested in serving on the NCS Board of Directors, please contact Ting Sun, NCS Executive Director at [email protected]  or by phone at ­­­­­­­­­­­­­(916) 416-4828 for more information.  All interested candidates will need to submit 1) an application, 2) a current resume/vitae, and 3) a brief (75-word) candidate statement and 4) At least five nominations from parents in the academy.

 

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 8/21/17




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New in 2017-18, families will be entering their own parent hours.  Many of you requested that we move to this system.  We know that our parents contribute so much to Leading Edge.  Thank you for documenting your efforts for us.

 

Click HERE for step by step instructions on entering hours

 

Enter hours at http://atozconnect.comatozconnect.com

 

Contact Linda with any questions

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 8/18/17




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Oh No!  Did we miss you at Back to School Night?

 

Check out Ms Goldman's welcome video HERE

 

Please check individual teacher's Schoology pages for their materials.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 8/17/17




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Congratulations on an excellent first week of school.  Week 2 includes Back to School Night.  This is an important opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what is happening in your student's classroom and connect with teachers.  We hope to see you there.  

 

This event will start promptly at 5:30p.m. in your child's production class (first period).  It will conclude by 7:20.

 

On Wednesday, your child will get a copy of THIS Back to School Night Flyer.  Check their backpack for it.  Don't worry, if it doesn't make it home, we will have more copies available at the event.

 

We will have fingerprinting services available at this event.  Any parent or gaurdian who wishes to chaperone an overnight field trip must be fingerprinted by Natomas Charter School.  If you were fingerprinted for another NCS academy, you do not need to be fingerprinted again.  If you wish to be fingerprinted, please download and print the attached packet.  Bring the following to Back to School Night.  Fingerprinting will start at 4:30.

Please bring:

- Completed Volunteer Packet

- $32 exact change or check made out to Natomas Charter School

- Photo ID

- $10 Cash, Check, or Debit Card for Golden for Golden West

 

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 8/11/17




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Dear Parents

 

Welcome back to school and for those new this year, welcome to Leading Edge.  LEAP is looking for 6th, 7th, & 8th grade parents to serve as LEAP representatives this year.  This is a great way to earn all 30 of your parent hours, get involved, and have some fun.

 

 Please check the attached Welcome Letter and LEAP representative job description.  And, as always, please contact us if you have any questions.   

 

We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on August 17th!

 

Kris ([email protected]) & Alma ([email protected])

Co-Presidents of LEAP 

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 8/11/17




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This email was sent out Tuesday, 8/8 at 4:15

 

Dear Leading Edge Families

We are so excited to see you tomorrow for the first day of school.  Here are a few reminders to get things going.

 

*School Starts at 9:20 tomorrow (Wednesday, 8/9) - We will not be having block schedule this week.  Students will go to all 7 periods Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  School will end at 2:45.  HERE is the link to the schedule in more detail.  The office will be open and the staff available at 8:15.

 

*Speaking of Bell Schedules - HERE is the bell schedule document.  It is also available on our website.  You will notice that if you scroll through to the second page, there are links to all special schedule for the entire year.  Hard copies of these are also available in the front office.

 

*After School - Just a reminder that students must be in a supervised space within 10 minutes of the end of school bell.This year, students will have two supervised places to be after school.  They can use the Library / Media Center by getting a pass from the librarian before school.  They can also attend the HW Lab in the MPR.  Both spaces will be open until 4:00pm.  As always, students may also be at sports practice, games, or getting help from a teacher as appropriate.

 

*School Supplies and Donations - THIS letter was posted to our website a few weeks back.  It outlines our wish list for school supplies and donations.  There are no materials that students must have for the first day of school.  If you wish to make donations either for the "Free Yearbook Offer" or for 6th grade school supplies, please make checks payable to "Natomas Charter School," include your child's name on the check, and send the check to your student's first period teacher.    

 

*Back to School Night - Back to school night is right around the corner on Thursday, August 17th at 5:30pm.  Hope to see you there. 

 

Looking forward to a great year.

Amanda

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 8/8/17




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This information was emailed out on Friday, July 28th.

 

Schedule Pick Up for 7th and 8th graders is Monday, August 7, 11:00-12:00. - Students or parents may come to pick up their schedule in that window provided that they have completed their on-line registration and have all their vaccination information up to date.  Please note, only a small number of students do NOT have complete registrations or vaccine information.  Our office has emailed if you do not have all your information up to date (so if you haven't heard from us, you are probably good to go).

 

Orientation and Schedule Pick Up for 6th grade students and families is Tuesday, August 8, 12:30-3:15.  This is a very important event for all 6th graders and hugely helpful for families as well.  Students and parents will be participating in separate orientations.  Both start promptly at 12:30, so feel free to arrive a few minutes early.  We will meet in the amphitheater area of campus.  Families will be able to pick up 6th grader schedules at the end of the orientation provided that they have completed their on-line registration and have all their vaccination information up to date.  Please note, only a small number of students do NOT have complete registrations or vaccine information.  Our office has emailed if you do not have all your information up to date (so if you haven't heard from us, you are probably good to go).

 

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 9, 9:20.  All students start at 9:20 on Wednesday.  Students who have not yet picked up their schedules will be able to do so between 8-9 at the main office.  There will be no block schedule this week so students will attend all 7 periods on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

 

No Study Hall for the first week of school.  We will not have study hall available for students after school in the first week of school.  Students who need to remain on campus after 2:45 may do so in the Library with a pass from the Librarian.

 

School Supplies and Donation Information Available on Website.  Earlier this summer I posted information about school supplies and donations.  You can also see that information HERE.  Please note that there is no requirement that students arrive on the first day of school with specific supplies.  

 

Back to School Night is August 17th.  Lastly, please save the date for Back to School Night on Thursday, August 17th, 5:30-7:15.  This is an important chance to learn about your student's teachers and classes.

 

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Published: 7/28/17




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So many families email and ask about school supplies and donations.  To help you out over the summer, we have compiled a list with all of that information for the start of the year in one place.  Please be aware that all school supplies indicated are suggested or recommended.  Donations are very helpful to keep our program flourishing.  None of these items are mandatory.

 

HERE is the school supply letter for 2017-18

 

HERE is the donation letter / "Free Yearbook Offer" for 2017-18

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 6/22/17




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7th/8th Grade Schedule Pick Up - Monday, August 7th, 11-12

 

6th Grade Student/Parent Orientation & Schedule Pick Up - Tuesday, August 8, 12:30-3:15

 

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 9, 9:20 start time

 

Back to School Night - Thursday, August 17th, 5:30-7:00

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 6/16/17




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Thank you Dr. Ellis and Mr. Wood for taking pictures of our promotion awardees.  Click HERE to view

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 6/13/17




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Reduce summer brain drain and start the school year prepared.  Plus earn some extra credit and parent hours along the way.  Follow the links to the assignments.

 

Math - 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

 

Reading - 6th Grade

 

Reading - 7th Grade*

 

Reading - 8th Grade*

 

*7th and 8th Graders - Please double check that you have the correct assignment.  This is now the correct link and should match what Mrs. Z gave you before school ended.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 6/13/17




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Hello Leading Edge Families,

 

Each of the Academies at Natomas Charter School is proud of our opportunity to serve our students through offering world class learning environments.  Our ongoing goal is to nurture young minds and effectively prepare our students for the future.  Each year we ask NCS families for their response to a survey that allows us to continue to improve as a school and as individual academies.  

Please follow the link below to take the Year-End Survey:

 

We ask that you have one member of your family complete this survey by June 7th, 2017.  Once you complete the survey, you can print the final page and turn it in with a parent hour form to earn 1 additional hour toward your family total.  

Your feedback is a critical component of continuing to improve our program.  Thank you in advance for your time in completing this survey.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 5/25/17




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The last week of school, June 5th-9th, includes final exams, end of year awards, field trips, and promotion.  Please carefully review THE SCHEDULE for that week that is linked here and PDF attached below.

 

Detailed information regarding 8th-grade promotion was emailed home mid-May.  Text of that email is also available HERE and attached below.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 5/22/17




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Help us make parent participating better.  Complete this 10 question survey and earn 1 parent hour.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/kfCMsz0APtBB4k2m2

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Published: 5/12/17




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Dear Incoming 6th-grade families

 

At the math placement tests, students were given a packet with summer work.  While summer work is optional, it is highly encouraged as a way to reduce a loss of skills and content.  We have done our best to create assignments that are fun and engaging, as well as providing choice for students and families.  These assignments are the same for PFAA and LE and can be done without access to NCS tech accounts.  

 

If your student misplaced the hard copies, links to the documents are available here:

SUMMER MATH

SUMMER READING

 

Also in the packet was a Save-the-Date for Orientation

6th-grade parent and student orientation will be held  Tuesday, August 8th, 12:30-3:30.

 

Thank you!

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 5/10/17




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This is a copy of the email that was sent to incoming 6th grade families on Friday, April 28th.

 

Dear Incoming 6th Grade Families

 

Welcome to middle school at Natomas Charter School!  Whether you are moving over to the Blackrock Campus from Star Academy or PACT or are just beginning your journey with NCS, we are so excited to have you as part of our community.  

 

1. Sign Up for Remind

If you have not already done so, please consider joining our “Accepted Students” Remind groups.  This enables us to text you over the spring and summer to alert you to important dates and deadlines.  To join the Leading Edge Accepted Families group, go to the following link (https://www.remind.com/join/8b46gc) or text “@8b46gc” to the number 81010.  

 

2. Registration

We are excited to announce online Registration for the upcoming school year! This process replaces the paper forms sent home at the beginning of each school year.  On Monday, May 15th, you will receive an email from “[email protected]”  This will contain the links and instructions for completing your student’s registration.  

 

Your registration must be completed and submitted by Sunday, May 28th, at 8 p.m.  If you require assistance completing the forms, you may visit the office during normal business hours or contact Ms Goldman to arrange another time.  If you have students in multiple programs, please note that the time line for this process is different from PFAA or VLA.

 

3. Math Placement Testing

We will be holding math placement tests in May.  We use this score, in conjunction with other measures, to appropriately place your students in their 6th grade math course.  Current Star Academy students will take this placement test in their 5th grade classrooms at Star Academy.  All other incoming 6th graders, will need to come to the Blackrock campus on either Tuesday, May 9th or Wednesday, May 17th, from 3:30-4:30p.m.  

 

4. Summer Reading Support

In order to support our students in keeping their reading skills sharp over the summer, our school librarian, Mrs. Elsa, would like to invite you to the Blackrock Campus library to check out books for the summer.  These books can be used for summer reading assignments (details of which will be available at placement testing) and returned the first week of school.  The library will be open to incoming 6th graders before the math placement tests from 3:00-3:30p.m. as well as on Tuesday, June 13th and Wednesday, June 14th from 10a.m. - 2:00p.m.

 

5. Save the Dates

Please save the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 8th - Sixth Grade Orientation for students and families, 12:30p.m.- 3:30p.m.

  • Wednesday, August 9th - First Day of School!

 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Amanda Goldman, Middle School Academies Coordinator

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 4/29/17




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This is a copy of the email that was sent Friday, April 28th to all currently enrolled LE families highlighting the registration and intent to disenroll process for 2017-18

 

Dear Leading Edge Families

 

We are so excited to begin preparations for the 2017-18 school year.  This email includes details about information critical to that process

 

If you are returning to Leading Edge next year....

 

1. Registration

We are excited to announce online Registration for the upcoming school year! This process replaces the paper forms sent home at the beginning of each school year.  On Monday, May 15th, you will receive an email from “[email protected]”  This will contain the links and instructions for completing your student’s registration.   (Don’t worry, we will send out a reminder closer to the date.)

 

Your registration must be completed and submitted by Sunday, May 28th, at 8 p.m.  If you require assistance completing the forms, you may visit the office during normal business hours or contact Ms Goldman to arrange another time.  If you have students in multiple programs, please note that the time line for this process is different from PFAA or VLA.

 

If you are leaving Natomas Charter School or transferring to another academy…

 

1. Intent to Disenroll

While we hope that all of our students will continue with us through all of middle school, we know that sometimes life takes you in a different direction.  If your life is taking you away from Natomas Charter School or Leading Edge for the 2017-18 school year, we’d like to know.  Please let us know by completing THIS quick google form.  Completing this form will NOT disenroll you or give away your place for next year.  It will allow us to contact you for additional information.  Any students who are leaving Natomas Charter School OR transferring/promoting to a different academy, including all 8th graders, should complete this form.  

 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns you may contact anyone in the front office or Academy Coordinator Amanda Goldman ([email protected]).

 

Thanks

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 4/29/17




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Here is a copy of the May Updates email sent out on Saturday, April 29th.

 

Dear Leading Edge Families

 

Last week was our Street Fair open house.  We raised funds that will allow LEAP to continue supporting teacher and classrooms needs and celebrated Leading Edge Learning.  Thank you so much to all who attended, contributed, and made the event such a success.  With just a few weeks left in the school year, the staff and I were so happy to be able to celebrate this year of Leading Edge learning with you.

 

Here are your May Updates.

 

Testing and Portfolio Week Schedules

Next week Leading Edge students will be undergoing state CAASPP testing.  Testing will take place in the mornings Tuesday-Friday, May 2nd-5th, with classes resuming in the afternoons.  It is important that students arrive at school on time, rested, and breakfasted.  If at all possible, please do not have your student out of school during testing hours as any missed tests have to be made-up, causing a student to miss additional class time.  Class schedules will be slightly adjusted over this week and the following to all all periods to meet equally.  The schedule is attached below.

 

Portfolios

We are still looking for judges and community members to help with 8th grade portfolios.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents of younger students to develop an understanding of the portfolio process.  It is also a fantastic chance to invite extended family, friends, and colleagues to help out our Leading Edge community.  Portfolio judges can sign up for as many panels as they are able to attend, but we ask for a minimum of two.  Please consider signing up as judge at the sign-up genius link below or sharing this opportunity with other community members.  Parents of 8th grade students are asked not to sign up.

 

Sign up HERE -  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b45a9aa22a1fc1-portfolio1

 

End of Year Schedule

  • Finals Week is June 5-9th.  On Monday June 5th, Tuesday June 6th, and Wednesday June 7th students will have final exams.  They will be dismissed by 1pm.  On Thursday June 8th, students will be attending end of the year field trips.  On Friday June 9th, 6th and 7th graders will not have classes.  8th grade promotion will take place on June 9th at 10:30am.  

 

Parent Hours

  • As we approach the end of the year, please turn in any outstanding parent hour forms.  I will be happy to sign off on items or events that took place earlier in the year if it will help us document the great support we get from parents.  This year we have been so thrilled to see you at events, receive your donations, and generally partner with you as a member of the Leading Edge community.  

 

Registration and Intent to Disenroll

  • On April 28th, we sent out an important email about next year, asking that you provide us the information as to your intent to return to Leading Edge, Transfer/Promote, or Disenroll.  Please keep a close eye on this and related communications as they are critical to our ability to build our schedule and move along our waitlist.  Thank you for your help on this.

 

Traffic and Drop-off and Pick-Up

Keep on the look out for a communication from the school updating some traffic norms during pick-up and drop-off times.  As always, please be extra vigilant and cautious at these times of heavy traffic congestion.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 4/29/17




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Attached are bell schedules for the weeks of May 1-5 and May 8-12.  All days have normal start and end time EXCEPT for May 11-12.  May 11-12 are minimum days.

 

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 4/26/17




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Dear Leading Edge Families

 

Every year, 8th graders participate in the culminating learning experience of 8th grade portfolios.  Over the course of two days, students present the portfolios that they have been building over the course of 3-years of middle school to a panel of teachers and community members.  This process is designed to allow students to demonstrate how they have grown in their understanding of the Leading Edge pillars through their time in middle school.

 

This year, portfolio panels will be held on the afternoons of Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th.  These will be minimum days.  Classes will end at 11:15.  Students will be allowed to remain on campus for lunch, but must be off campus by 11:45.  Only 8th graders who are presenting their portfolios should remain on campus for the afternoon.  Each 8th grader will be assigned a time slot on either Thursday or Friday, between 11:50 and 2:15.

 

To make this process more significant and authentic for our 8th grade students, we recruit community members to sit on panels as judges.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents of younger students to develop an understanding of the portfolio process.  It is also a fantastic chance to invite extended family, friends, and colleagues to help out our Leading Edge community.  Portfolio judges can sign up for as many panels as they are able to attend, but we ask for a minimum of two.  Please consider signing up as judge at the sign-up genius link below or sharing this opportunity with other community members.  Parents of 8th grade students are asked not to sign up.

 

Sign up HERE -  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b45a9aa22a1fc1-portfolio1

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Published: 4/24/17




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Join us for Leading Edge Street Fair (aka Open House) on Thursday, April 27th, 5:30-7pm.  

 

Interactive Learning Displays from all classes

Amazing Raffle Baskets

Food for Sale- Chandos, Panda, Mountain Mikes, and Leatherbys

 

Join us to celebrate Leading Edge Learning and help LEAP raise the funds to support our program.

 


 

Featuring the Kindness for Paws Adoption Event

(See Attached Flyer)

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Published: 4/15/17




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April Updates were emailed out.  Here they are for your reference

 

Happy Spring Leading Edge Families

 

We are firmly in the last quarter of the school year but there are lots of opportunities left to take an active role in the Leading Edge community.  Here are your updates for the month of April.  

 

Mystery Math Night

Join us for Mystery Math Night on April 6th from 7-8p.m. in the MPR.  Our math team has planned a great puzzle solving adventure with math games, secret codes and problem solving.  The evening will be capped off with a session on how to promote growth mindset for your student.  Snacks and parent hours available.  Students and their siblings are welcome.

 

Spring Break

School will be closed for spring break from April 10th through April 17th.  We will see everyone back on Tuesday, April 18th.

 

Progress Reports

Trimester three progress reports for students earning 1s and 2s will be sent on April 21st.  Grades are always available on Schoology.

 

New NAEF Director

The Natomas Arts and Education Foundation (or NAEF) has a new executive director.  NAEF supports Natomas Charter School students and programs in many ways.  New director Sierra Hersek has created this short video to introduce herself and NAEF to NCS families.

 

Street Fair

Save the date for Leading Edge Street Fair - Thursday, April 27th from 5:30-7:00.  This is the Leading Edge version of Open House.  Interactive learning displays in each classroom.  A pet adoption event as part of the Expressions class “Kindness for Paws” unit.  Food Trucks.  Ice Cream. Raffle Baskets.  This is our most exciting culminating family learning event of the year.  Don’t miss it.

 

Planning Ahead for May and June

  • SBAC testing week is May 1-5.  Students will be testing in the mornings and have regular classes in the afternoons.  Please try not to have your student miss school this week.

  • There are 4 minimum days in April and May; April 28th, May 11th, May 12th, and May 26th.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15 and can stay for lunch until 11:45.  8th graders presenting their portfolios on the 11th or 12th will be allowed to stay on campus but all others need to be off campus by 11:45.

  • Finals Week is June 5-9th.  On Monday June 5th, Tuesday June 6th, and Wednesday June 7th students will have final exams.  They will be dismissed by 1pm.  On Thursday June 8th, students will be attending end of the year field trips.  On Friday June 9th, 6th and 7th graders will not have classes.  8th grade promotion will take place on June 9th.  More information on this to come.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 3/29/17




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See attached flyer for details!

 

Your support will be much appreciated! Proceeds will be used to help pay for End of the Year Trips and many other activities for the students.

 

Thank you!

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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 3/27/17




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Thank you for applying to Natomas Charter School Leading Edge Academy for the 2017-18 school year.  

 

As we had more applicants that spots available, we conducted a public lottery on March 20th, 2017.  The results are included below. 

 

If you have been accepted, we will be contacting you via email with information on how to accept or decline your spot.  

 

If you are on our waitlist, there are no additional steps you need to take at this time.  We will contact you when spaces become available.  Please note that we accept students off the wait list well in to the start of the school year.

 

In addition, please note that these documents show the results of the lottery as of March 20th only.  They do not reflect movement of acceptance or wait list.  

 

Sixth Grade Accepted

Sixth Grade Waitlist

Seventh Grade Waitlist

Eighth Grade Waitlist

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 3/21/17




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No school Monday, March 13th for teacher professional development.  

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Published: 3/8/17




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Support our school by shopping at the Arden Fair Mall!!

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Published: 2/27/17




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Hi Families!

 

A family event, Harry Potter for Hospitals, is taking place Thursday, March 9th from 3:00-6:30 at NCS. This event is a student-led community service idea inspired by the recent Harry Potter Art Unit in Expressions. This event includes an after school movie for $2.00 in advance or $3.00 at the door with tasty treats provided, a Magical Taiko performance, Harry Potter Art Exhibit and Harry Potter book/movie drop raffle contest. All proceeds from this event benefit Harry Potter for Hospitals. Click this link to view event details.

Have a Colorful Day!


 

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Published: 2/27/17




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Minimum day, Friday March 3rd.  Dismissal at 11:15.  Lunch available until 11:45.  Students must be off campus by 11:45.  Study hall will not be available.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 2/27/17




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This email went out to families on February 21, but is included here for your reference

 

Hello Leading Edge Families

 

Hope all had a lovely time over the long weekend.  We are happy to have your students back at school.  It’s not quite March yet, but there were a few things that couldn’t wait.  So I am sending out our March updates a little early.

 

Enrollment / Lottery for 2017-18

Last reminder that applications for the 2017-18 school year must be turned in by Friday, February 24th at 4pm, with no exceptions.  For those of you continuing at Leading Edge, you do not need to submit another application.  However, if you have family members or friends hoping to attend a Natomas Charter School academy next year, they must have an application turned in.  This also applies to Leading Edge 8th grade students who are hoping to attend PFAA for high school.  The public lottery for spots at Leading Edge in the 2017-18 will be held on March 20th at 4p.m.


 

LEAP Family Learning Night

Our next LEAP family learning night is Thursday, March 2nd at 7:00p.m.  Our topic will be “Understanding your middle schooler” and counselor Melinda Curtis will be facilitating.  To help us prepare for this evening, please consider submitted your questions about raising a middle-schooler through THIS google survey or at this link https://goo.gl/forms/ZFN01AUk5U43Tysn2

 

End of Trimester 2 / Report Cards

We are almost two thirds of the way through the school year.  Second trimester ends on March 3rd.  We hope to have report cards in your mailboxes by March 10th.  Starting a new trimester with a clean gradebook is a great time to talk to your students about adjusting their academic behaviors.  If you are struggling to keep on top of Schoology and grades with your student, please contact Amanda Goldman ([email protected]) for suggestions.

 

Parent Hours

Please help us reach our goal of 100% parent involvement this year.  We hope to see you at events, we hope that you will help us fill donation requests, AND we hope that you will remember to log your hours.  Parent hour forms can be found in the main office and on our website.

 

Minimum and No School Days

Friday, March 3rd is a minimum day.  Dismissal is at 11:15.  Lunch is available until 11:45.  Students must be off campus by 11:45.  There is no study hall available that day.

 

Monday, March 13th is a professional development day for all Natomas Charter School.  There is no school that day

 

As always, please contact academy coordinator, Amanda Goldman ([email protected]) or academy assistant Linda Mattsson-Boze ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

 

Best

 

Amanda

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 2/21/17




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The next LEAP family learning night is Thursday, March 2nd, 7p.m.  The topic is "Understanding your Middle Schooler" with guest presenter Melinda Curtis, social emotional counselor.  

 

You can submit your questions in advance by following this link

https://goo.gl/forms/ZFN01AUk5U43Tysn2

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 2/21/17




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Check out the latest episode of our 100% student created and produced Leading Edge Live.  This program is designed, filmed, edited, and produced entirely by students.  

 

Click here to watch the episode

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 2/21/17




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Shop at the shops listed on the flyer and win triple points our school.

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Join us Thursday night, February 2nd at 7pm for Humanities Family Learning Night, sponsored by LEAP.  This evening will feature an activity on writing with your middle schooler, led by ELA teacher Cary Zierenberg.  We will also have student performances of Poetry out Loud and see some History Day Presentations.  Not to mention that the Expressions POP Art exhibit will still be up.

 

See you there.

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Published: 1/27/17




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Five of our LE 8th graders had the honor of representing our school and the students of California at a forum on digital citizenship at the department of education.  You can check out them live on the Superintendent's FaceBook feed at this link.

 

https://www.facebook.com/torlakson/videos/10154114320607051/

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Published: 1/27/17




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Think Leading Edge might be the right fit for your student?  Come visit us on Friday, February 10th from 8:30-10:30.  Learn about our program and tour classrooms.  No RSVP required.

 

Can't make it?  Evening information sessions will be held Tuesday, January 17th at the Star Academy Campus (4004 Gloster) and Thursday, January 26th at the Blackrock Campus (4600 Blackrock).  Both sessions will go from 5:30-6:30pm.  

 

Still can't make it?  Check out our twitter feed to see what happens in our classrooms every day.  @NCS_LE

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 1/17/17




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The Expressions Pop Art Exhibit will be on display in the MPR Gallery from January 13th through February 1st.  The Pop Art exhibit boasts colorful and bold artwork created by Leading Edge Students. From candy and cake  in the style of Thiebaud, portraits in the style of Warhol, and inspirational word sculptures in the style of Indiana- this exhibit is fresh with the spirit of youth!  Stop by and check it out.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 1/13/17




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All information about applying for the 2017-18 School year can be found under the admissions section of our website or by following THIS link.

 

Leading Edge will host two information nights and one public visiting day (see link above for dates).  All completed applications must be hand delivered to the main office by Friday, February 24th at 4pm.  No late applications will be accepted.

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Published: 1/5/17




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If you are interested in chaperoning the SF or Ashland trips, please complete this google form by end of day Tuesday, January 10th.  Similarly, if you need to inquire about financial assistance for either SF or Ashland trips, please complete this google form by end of day Tuesday, January 10th.  It is our goal that all students who wish to attend the field trips are able to and we want to help make that happen.

 

Chaperone (https://docs.google.com/a/natomascharter.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5jKlydXaj9JmdDCcW1FOzQ5lqk-1J7057T-zFAkWJN0AhiQ/viewform?c=0&w=1)

 

Financial Assistance https://docs.google.com/a/natomascharter.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdF__2BVNmy1DW1zrb6c6Igt8qecHE1k4Q-PAN88AUKgbTS6A/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 1/5/17




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January Updates were emailed out on the 4th.  Please check your email or see below for details.

 

Dear Leading Edge Parents

 

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017.

 

Ms Goldman back from maternity leave

The start of 2017 also marked my return from maternity leave.  I am excited to be back working with our staff, students and families.  I want to thank our teachers and the other NCS administrators for keeping things running smoothly in my absence.  Please note that for the remainder of the school year, I will generally be out of the office on Mondays but here at school the rest of the week.  I will be reachable by email as always.

 

Overnight Field Trips

We have some big field trips coming up.  6th graders are headed to Marin Headlands later this month, 7th graders to San Francisco in February, and 8th graders head to Ashland in April.  Your student should be bringing / have already brought home information about permission slips and payment for these trips.  If you are interested in chaperoning the SF or Ashland trips, please complete this google form by end of day Tuesday, January 10th.  Similarly, if you need to inquire about financial assistance for either SF or Ashland trips, please complete this google form by end of day Tuesday, January 10th.  It is our goal that all students who wish to attend the field trips are able to and we want to help make that happen.

Chaperone (https://docs.google.com/a/natomascharter.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5jKlydXaj9JmdDCcW1FOzQ5lqk-1J7057T-zFAkWJN0AhiQ/viewform?c=0&w=1)

Financial Assistance https://docs.google.com/a/natomascharter.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdF__2BVNmy1DW1zrb6c6Igt8qecHE1k4Q-PAN88AUKgbTS6A/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Enrollment for 2017-18

It is enrollment season.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.  Our families are our best promoters.  Please spread the word in your communities.  All application information can be found on the Leading Edge or any Natomas Charter School website.

 

Upcoming Dates

We have no school on Monday January 16th or Monday January 23rd.  LEAP is hosting an eWaste event on Saturday, January 14th.  Our next LEAP meeting is Thursday, February 2nd.

 

Are you Connected?

Lastly, a friendly mid-year reminder to stay connected to Leading Edge.  Are you following us on Social Media?  We are on facebook and twitter.  You can also get text messages from us through Remind.  These are tremendous tools to help you know what is happening at Leading Edge.  Sign up for Remind by texting @lefam to the number 81010.  Follow us on Twitter @NCS_LE or find us on Facebook.

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Published: 1/5/17




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An approved version of the 2017-18 Natomas Charter School calendar is now available.  Click here to be directed to our calendar page.  

 

Please note, this calendar does not include Leading Edge specific details such as minimum days or evening events.  A calendar with that information will be published later this year.

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Published: 1/4/17




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Girls Basketball Tryouts:

Wednesday 11/30 and Thursday 12/1
JV 3-4 
Varsity 4-5 

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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 11/29/16




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Please see attached flyers.

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Published: 11/29/16




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Happy (almost) December Leading Edge Families!!

 

Hope all had a restful November break.  Just a few more weeks until our next vacation.  Here are some updates and important dates to bring us through the end of 2016.

 

LEAP Family Science Night

This year Science Night is Thursday, December 1st, 6:00-7:30p.m. This is a fantastic evening for the entire family.  Fully interactive, with chances to take part in the science that students are engaged in every day.  Food will be available and fun is a guarantee.  Drop in with the whole family anytime.

 

Enrollment Season

December marks the beginning of another year’s enrollment season for Leading Edge and Natomas Charter School.  All information about applications, information sessions, and tour dates is available on our website (le.natomascharter.org).  If you are anticipating younger siblings joining our Leading Edge family, please be sure to visit the website and confirm those dates. Similarly, if you have friends and community members that you think should know about Leading Edge or any of our Natomas Charter School Academies, we encourage you to send them to our website as well.  Our parents are our very best assets in terms of publicity.  Please help us get the word out.

 

Holiday Break and Upcoming No-School Days

Natomas Charter School will be on winter break and closed from December 22nd - January 2nd.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.  School will also be closed Monday, January 16th in observance of MLK day and Monday, January 23rd for a staff professional development day.

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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 11/28/16




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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 11/16/16