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Reverse summer math loss by participating in Natomas Charter School’s Summer Math Program.  Big picture: your child practices math while earning extra credit and parent hours!


We have various options for math practice.  For all options, simply log your time on the recording sheet provided. If you log in ten hours you will earn extra credit points in math for the first trimester. Parents sign off on their child’s hours and complete the reflection at the bottom of the form to earn 4 parent hours.  Turn in the completed sheets to your child’s math teacher during the first week of school in August.  

 

MS Summer Math (websites and log in one place)

HS Summer Math Website

HS Summer Math Log

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Posted by: Matthew DeMeritt
Published: 6/26/18




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Dear 8th Graders, Parents, and Guardians:
 
We are looking forward to our upcoming promotion festivities! Please read the following information regarding promotion and sign the attached parent/guardian signature page. Feel free to email Mr. DeMeritt, Mr. Farwig or Mrs. Green with any questions. We look forward to celebrating this event with you!
 
Promotion Ceremony
The promotion ceremony is a celebration of your accomplishments throughout Middle School. Your work will be honored in front of your family and friends. You will be expected to acknowledge the importance of this event in both your dress and behavior. The following is a guideline for promotion. Please read all information carefully!
 
Dress Code
All 8th graders participating in the ceremony must adhere to dress code. You will want to look professional for the ceremony. You will NOT be allowed to participate in the ceremony if you are not conforming to dress code.
 
Dresses should not be formal. Consider what you might wear as a guest to a nice wedding when thinking of attire. If your dress has spaghetti straps, a T-Back or is strapless you must wear a sweater or jacket while at school and during the promotion ceremony! Think about the length of your dress or skirt as well. You may be sitting in front of the audience and you will want to feel comfortable. You may be tempted to purchase heels for the event. Keep in mind that you will be walking in front of a large audience several times during the ceremony. Wear shoes that you feel comfortable walking in!
 
Jeans and T-shirts are not appropriate. Dress slacks and a collared shirt is traditionally worn. A buttoned-down shirt and tie is also appropriate. Ties are not mandatory. Since you are sitting in front of the audience, think about the color of your socks as well. They may be seen! Please be sure to adhere to dress code.
 
Promotion Morning-Friday, June 8th
Arrive at school by 8:15 AM for the promotion breakfast. Report to the MPR.  The breakfast is for students only, not for families. We hope you will celebrate with your family after the ceremony.
Following the breakfast, we will go to F1 and F2 to wait until the ceremony begins. Once we go to the F1 and F2, you will not be permitted to roam the campus. All of your purses/yearbooks/phones/etc. will be stored in the F1 and F2 during the ceremony.
 
Promotion will begin at 10:00 am.  Please let your parents know that all balloons will be placed in another location for safe-keeping until after the ceremony is over. We don’t want to block the view of other guests.

Seating is first-come, first served, students may NOT reserve seats for family. Parents will want to arrive early for parking and seating.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posted by: Matthew DeMeritt
Published: 4/29/18




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Dear 8th Graders, Parents, and Guardians:
 
We are looking forward to our upcoming promotion festivities! Please read the following information regarding promotion and sign the attached parent/guardian signature page. Feel free to email Mr. DeMeritt, Mr. Farwig or Mrs. Green with any questions. We look forward to celebrating this event with you!
 
Promotion Ceremony
The promotion ceremony is a celebration of your accomplishments throughout Middle School. Your work will be honored in front of your family and friends. You will be expected to acknowledge the importance of this event in both your dress and behavior. The following is a guideline for promotion. Please read all information carefully!
 
Dress Code
All 8th graders participating in the ceremony must adhere to dress code. You will want to look professional for the ceremony. You will NOT be allowed to participate in the ceremony if you are not conforming to dress code.
 
Dresses should not be formal. Consider what you might wear as a guest to a nice wedding when thinking of attire. If your dress has spaghetti straps, a T-Back or is strapless you must wear a sweater or jacket while at school and during the promotion ceremony! Think about the length of your dress or skirt as well. You may be sitting in front of the audience and you will want to feel comfortable. You may be tempted to purchase heels for the event. Keep in mind that you will be walking in front of a large audience several times during the ceremony. Wear shoes that you feel comfortable walking in!
 
Jeans and T-shirts are not appropriate. Dress slacks and a collared shirt is traditionally worn. A buttoned-down shirt and tie is also appropriate. Ties are not mandatory. Since you are sitting in front of the audience, think about the color of your socks as well. They may be seen! Please be sure to adhere to dress code.
 
Promotion Morning-Friday, June 8th
Arrive at school by 8:15 AM for the promotion breakfast. Report to the MPR.  The breakfast is for students only, not for families. We hope you will celebrate with your family after the ceremony.
Following the breakfast, we will go to F1 and F2 to wait until the ceremony begins. Once we go to the F1 and F2, you will not be permitted to roam the campus. All of your purses/yearbooks/phones/etc. will be stored in the F1 and F2 during the ceremony.
 
Promotion will begin at 10:00 am.  Please let your parents know that all balloons will be placed in another location for safe-keeping until after the ceremony is over. We don’t want to block the view of other guests.

Seating is first-come, first served, students may NOT reserve seats for family. Parents will want to arrive early for parking and seating.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posted by: Matthew DeMeritt
Published: 4/29/18




Audience: About (PFAA), Clubs and Activities, Homepage, Admission, School Life, Academics, Students, Matthew DeMeritt, Students, Contact Us, Family, Homepage, Family, Healthy Treats Policy, Contact Us, About (PFAA), NCS Home, School Life, Healthy Treats Policy, MAPs, Academics, MAPs, Admission and Clubs and Activities

GRADUATION CEREMONY AND REHEARSAL INFORMATION CLASS OF 2018

SENIORS:  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY AND REHEARSAL.  

 

GRADUATION REHEARSAL

The PFAA Graduation Rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 from 12:45pm to 2:30pm in the main quad at NCS.  It’s gonna be warm out, so make sure you wear sunscreen!

 

Report to the media center quad for rehearsal promptly at 12:40 pm  We’ll be starting rehearsal at 12:45pm sharp

 

You are required to attend rehearsal in order to participate in the graduation ceremony the next day.  

 

IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND REHEARSAL YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Graduation Ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018.

 

You need to be at Natomas Charter School no later than 6:00 p.m. Please do not arrive late!  Assemble in the audience section of the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center.

You must wear your cap and gown at graduation.

 

*Tickets are not needed for friends or family attending the ceremony.  Families may begin seating at 5:00 p.m. Individuals may reserve no more than 3 seats.


 

IMPORTANT INFO

  • The students in this years graduating class are being permitted to decorate their graduation caps !  Any students wishing to participate in cap decoration will need to adhere to the guidelines on this document.  Decorated caps must be approved on Monday, June 4th 2018 at 12:30pm in the lobby of the Benvenuti.

 

  • Wear appropriate clothing during rehearsal and at graduation.  Please adhere to the NCS dress code.

 

  • Bill Smith Photography will be taking portraits of the 2018 graduates at the Ceremony. You can pre-order your Graduate's Portrait online by visiting https://billsmithphoto.com/photos or by calling the Bill Smith Customer Service Department at (916)749-1026.


 

STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ADHERE TO THE RULES ABOVE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.

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Posted by: Matthew DeMeritt
Published: 4/10/18




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PFAA Spring Finals are coming up during the week of June 4-8.  Please see the schedule below for information on the special daily schedules and other events happening on during Finals Week. 

 

Click here to access the schedule

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Posted by: Matthew DeMeritt
Published: 4/8/18




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The lottery for PFAA will be held on March 7, 2018 at 4pm. While the lottery is a public event and anyone is welcome to attend, the fastest way to view the results after the lottery is by checking your email and logging in to your Infosnap account (link that is unique to you will be found in the email).

 

Verifying Preferences

Natomas Charter School conducts a three-step preference verification process. The first step occured during your intake meeting, the second step was completed by our office staff and the final step is an email confirmation sent out on Friday, March 2, 2018. Please check for this email and contact the office to which you applied by Monday, March 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm if you have any corrections.

 

Checking Lottery Results

Immediately following the lottery seated and waitlist information will be sent via email and posted in your Infosnap account. If you are offered a spot you will need to accept or decline by Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm. This deadline is extremely important so that we can properly schedule students for next year.

 

If you applied to both PFAA and Leading Edge you may only choose one spot. Any offers not accepted by Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm may be given to the next family on the waitlist.

 

Waitlist Process

If your student is initially placed on the waitlist in 6th or 9-12th grade please continue to check for updates. For the first few weeks after the lottery, there will likely be significant movement on the waitlist as families accept or decline spots. Whenever you would like updated waitlist information you can login to your Infosnap account. The system will also send an email whenever there is a change in your status. As soon as a spot becomes available the system will email you. Waitlist information will not be posted on our website or shared over the phone.

 

Need Additional Help?

The best way to access the most up-to-date information regarding your student’s lottery results or waitlist placement is to log-in to your Infosnap account.  If you are having trouble logging in please use the “Forgot Password” link. We do not have access to your login or password information. If you have any additional questions please contact the academy to which you applied.

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Posted by: Joe Wood
Published: 3/2/18




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The NCS school year calendar for 2018-19 is now available.  

 

The calendar can be viewed here

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Posted by: Matthew DeMeritt
Published: 1/21/18




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P4A Talent Showcase Tickets Now Available: Come support the PFAA community and our talented students by attending the first big event of the 2017-2018 school year!

  • Date - Friday, September 15th
  • Time - Doors open at 5:00pm (for dinner hour) / Show starts at 6:00pm
  • Place - PFAA's Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Price $10 pre-sale* through Pay Schools or $13 at the door (no hidden fees!)

* Each ticket purchased includes a $5 voucher issued at the door to be used toward food truck orders. Food trucks will accept those vouchers, cash, debit and credit card payments and will be on site for the duration of the show. 

Don't miss this wonderful event! Buy your tickets early and SAVE.

Please email 2017talentsho[email protected] with questions.

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Posted by: Joe Wood
Published: 8/30/17




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Enter your own Parent Hours!

 

New in 2017-18: Families will be entering their own parent hours! Welcome emails will be sent on Wednesday, August 23rd.

 

Many of you requested that we move to a system like AtoZ Directory where you can enter and track your own parent hours. We know that our parents contribute so much to the Performing and Fine Arts Academy.  Thank you for documenting your efforts for us.

 

Click HERE for step by step instructions on entering hours

 

Enter hours at http://atozconnect.com

 

Contact Linda Mattsson-Boze with any questions.

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Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 8/22/17




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Hello PFAA Families, 

 

It was great to see so many of you at Schedule Pick-up over the last few days!

 

Now that many of you have your students' class schedules for the coming year,  I wanted to write and review the schedule change request procedure and policy for adding an optional 8th class.  

Please follow this link to complete the Schedule Change Request form. All schedule change requests must use this form.  Paper versions will not be accepted this year.  Once you submit the request, please print the confirmation page have a parent/guardian sign and date it. This will be used for parent approval which is required for any schedule change. 

 

Students wishing to add an optional 8th class should review the 2017-18 Master Schedule to determine which class they would like to request.  Optional 8th classes must be chosen from electives within the 7th or 8th period class time that the student has unscheduled.  We will not be able to move multiple classes to accommodate a request for an optional 8th class from another period.  Students may only request courses for which they have completed the prerequisites.  The following courses are level 1 classes during 7th or 8th period that may be requested by students of any grade level: Wood and Brass, Strings 1, 3D Digital Design, Modern 1.

Once the request has been submitted Counselors and Administrators will review your request in the order they are received. You will be contacted by a staff member within 3-6 days. 

 

Requests to add an 8th class should be submitted by Friday, August 11th by 4 pm.

 

The last day to submit a schedule change request will be Friday, August 18th by noon. 

 

 

Thank you and have a great 2017-2018 academic year! 

Sincerely, 

 

Matthew DeMeritt
PFAA Coordinator

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Posted by: Matthew DeMeritt
Published: 8/8/17




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Dear PFAA Parents,


It’s hard to believe that summer has flown by and we are less than two weeks away from the beginning of the new school year!   I am so excited to start this new year and explore the new possibilities for teaching and learning that we will find with our new bell schedule.  Last week an email with information on our new Block Schedule was sent out to all PFAA families.  That information is also available on the school website under the “Announcements” section on the homepage - http://pfaa.natomascharter.org.  If you haven't already responded to the important survey regarding your students unscheduled class period, please take a moment to do so now by following this link.

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 9th. School will start at 9:40 a.m. (late start Wednesday). Students will be able to pick up their schedules August 7 and 8th, according to the times and dates listed below:

  • Grade 9                             Monday, August 7th    12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.      
  • Grades 7, 8, 10, 11, 12      Monday, August 7th      1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.       
  • Grade 6                             Tuesday, August 8th     10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   

Incoming 6th and 9th grade students should have received additional information regarding new student orientations. If you have not received information for your new student, please contact Jason Molay at [email protected] 

  • 9th Grade Orientation- Monday, August 7th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Orientation- Tuesday, August 8th from  8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Parents of incoming 6th graders are invited to attend the parent portion of 6th grade orientation on Tuesday, August 8th at 8:30 a.m.in the Multipurpose Room.  All other parents that are new to the PFAA are invited to attend Parent Orientation on Monday, August 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center. 

Students and families are encouraged to make every effort to attend schedule pickup during the times above, however schedules may also be picked up in the front office between 1:00-2:30 p.m. on August 8th, as well as on August 9th before the start of school. Any student wishing to change his or her schedule should visit http://pfaa.natomascharter.org/schedulechange to fill out a Schedule Change Request Form.  Further information on schedule changes or adding an optional 8th class is available at that web address. 

Special note to parents of incoming 7th graders and all new 8th - 12th-grade students: Please remember that documentation of your student’s whooping cough booster (Tdap), as well as all other required vaccines, is required to attend classes. Students who do not have documentation of receiving the booster may receive unexcused absences until this state requirement is met. Returning students that have already provided documentation do not need to provide another copy. Students will not be able to pick up their schedule until a vaccination record has been provided.

I want to welcome all of our new families to the Performing and Fine Arts Academy and welcome back our returning families as well.  We think you will agree that PFAA is an extraordinary learning community and we are thrilled that you have chosen to be a part of it.  We look forward to seeing you and your student and are excited about the upcoming school year!  

 

 

Warm Regards,

Matthew DeMeritt
PFAA Academy Coordinator
Natomas Charter School 

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Posted by: Matthew DeMeritt
Published: 7/31/17




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The NCS school year calendar for 2017-18 is now available. 

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Posted by: Matthew DeMeritt
Published: 1/3/17