March Newsletter

School Scoop... RenWeb/FACTS has been revised and updated. With this in mind, NICS will be making some changes as well. For example, registration fees will now be paid online. Often change can bring on frustration. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way. It truly is a pleasure working with you and your children and we hope these changes will be positive for you and NICS.  

FEED THE NEED:  Join us to kick off the feed the need fundraiser/missional event.

Upcoming Events:

Triple Play  March 7th at 6pm• SAT March 9th at 7:45 am • Feed the Need Kickoff March 14th at 6pm • Freshman and Sophomores interested in an EF tour (educational and college visits in 2020) Come find out on March 19th 6pm room B 210

Teacher Recognition... Please join me in giving a shout out to Andy Osborn for being highlighted this month. Andy is a tenured professional with an outreach mindset. Although he is a faithful servant of Christ beyond the walls of NICS, he brings that same mindset to the classroom. He is a valued asset to NICS and we are grateful for him and his continued dedication to the Royal Family.  Thank you Andy! #communityinChrist

 Saturday March 9th NICS is hosting the SAT. Students who are registered need to be at the school at 7:45 am. Doors lock at 8:00 am.

Learn about our On-Campus Mission Project! During this event, we will pack 10,000 meals for hungry children in Haiti!

Smart Food for Smart Kids… I’m sure we have all heard the buzz word “superfood” floating around out there. Is there really such thing as a superfood or is it just a clever marketing term? Well, there really are foods that are higher in beneficial nutrients than others. So, what exactly is a superfood? A superfood is a food that very nutrient dense and can have a positive effect on health. These foods can sometimes fall into the category of food, supplement and herb all at the same time because they are so nutrient dense. Superfoods are fantastic foods to include in every diet as they are often good for overall health. But, are there superfoods that are particularly beneficial for brain health? Let’s take a look. While blueberries, salmon, kale and acai are a few popular foods that have been labeled as superfoods and are all beneficial for brain health, there are others to be considered as well. Avocados, coconut oil, green tea, eggs (especially the yolks), beets, broccoli, celery, and green leafy veggies are all on the list of super foods for super brains. You might be thinking “I could never get my kids to eat that stuff.” I know how that can feel like a big challenge. I encourage my clients to start very slowly by adding in small portions of these foods to existing foods kids are eating. I encourage them to make small changes like hide beets in a fresh fruit smoothie, and chop broccoli into very small pieces and add to mac and cheese. Giving snacks like celery with almond butter and raisins is a great way to get kids to start eating healthy food that is fun and tastes good. Slowly you can start to take away the bad foods as your child’s pallet or taste buds begin to change. And I promise you, if you stick with it and continue to add in the good stuff, their taste will slowly begin to change.For more information please visit www.NaturallyHeidi.com          Heidi Moreland, INHC, FNLP

New 2018-2019:

Find your students ID number (found on school ID badge) in the newsletter, send them to the new NICS office (next to the Staff Lounge/NOT FRONT OFFICE) for a fun size candy bar.

SCRIP

Scrip is simply the name given to the process of buying a gift card from the school and using it to purchase everyday items.  In return NICS receives a kickback which helps keep tuition rates lower. You can purchase gift cards in the office or online. Place orders online at shopwithscrip.com and use school code C8L336F229L94. Parents that buy scrip get to deduct one hour of service time for every $100 they spend buying scrip!!   

Happy Scrip-ing!

Parent Service Hours

Each household is to provide a minimum of 15 hours of service for the school year. A single parent household only needs to meet half of that, or 7.5 hours. NICS provides a wide variety of service opportunities throughout the school year for families to choose their involvement.  If you are ready to serve, please inquire with the ladies in the front office to receive more information about parent service hours.

Blog Post written by:
Paulette O'Neal
School Counselor/Admissions Director