"Develop Christ-centered students who aspire to excellence
and impact their communities for Him."
"Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
(1 Thessalonians 5:16–18)
A Message from Our Board Chair, Fred Laughlin
The first component of our mission statement is to  develop Christ-centered students.  In that context, we strive to instill in our students a knowledge of the Gospel, an appreciation for the saving work of Jesus Christ, and a dedication of service to Him. On that foundation, we further seek to:
  • instill in our students the love of learning; 
  • equip them with the academic and life tools needed to succeed; and 
  • inspire them to excellence as they apply those tools.
As we celebrate Lutheran Schools Week and NVCA Week this month, we are grateful to be part of a community that promotes academic, social, physical, and spiritual growth in a Christ-centered culture.
Celebrate with Us!
Lutheran Schools Week
Lutheran Schools Week (January 27–31) provides the opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God's work and all His associated blessings within the NVCA school community. We are very grateful to have the freedom to teach and apply the Word of God along with academics at NVCA. It is the underlying focus in all that we do.

The week's celebrations will include an all-school chapel at 8:45 am on Wednesday, January 29, to recognize Pastor Appreciation Day. A special pastor breakfast will follow at 9:15 am in the cafeteria. All students and staff will come together to worship and thank God for everything He is doing at NVCA and in the lives of our precious students.

"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.
Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads."
(Deuteronomy 6:6–8)
Celebrate NVCA
& Hoopcoming
During the week of January 27–31, many fun activities will take place around campus. Students will enjoy dress-up days, and Friday shirts, past and present, will be displayed all around campus commemorating our journey.

Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the NVCA's Got Talent Show at 7:00 pm on Thursday. We'll close out the week's celebrations with the Hoopcoming Pep Rally and basketball games on Friday. The girls will play at 5:30 pm and the boys at 7:00 pm.

We are blessed to have students who are very proud of their school.

As we begin the second half of the school year, we look forward to all the amazing things God will do!

Open Enrollment
Affordable Tuition Options for an NVCA Education
NVCA has several affordable options to help fund part of your child's tuition. All families who desire a Christian education for their children and who meet the academic and spiritual qualifications for admission to NVCA have access to these funding solutions.

Opportunities include School Tuition Organizations (STOs), which can be corporate or individual scholarships, and the Empowerment Scholarship Program available through the Department of Education. For more information about ESAs visit www.azed.gov/esa . Also available is the STAR/Scrip rebate program. Please consider exploring all of these options on our website at northvalleyca.org/affording-nvca .
Re-enroll Now for 2020-21
At NVCA we want to ensure a secure, caring, and consistent education for your child so that he or she may grow in Christ and in academics.

Our students feel "at home," surrounded by encouraging and uplifting teachers, staff, and peers.

To ensure your child's spiritual and academic growth continues in a familiar environment, which supports his or her success, contact Tanya Baker at tanyab@northvalleyca.org to enroll now or if you have any questions.

New families may find admissions information on the Admissions page at https://northvalleyca.org/admissions/.
Year-End Campaign
We Thank You
Thanks to all of our NVCA family and friends, our Year-End Campaign has reached $55,375 in donations and pledges, earning a match of $55,375 for a total of $110,750.

There is still time to donate and fulfill pledges as God directs your heart.

Visit the Support page on our website at https://northvalleyca.org/support/ to donate.
Don't Miss this Upcoming Event
2020 NVCA Auction & Dinner
We would like to invite you to join us at 5:30 pm on February 21, for the 2020 NVCA Auction & Dinner. This will be an evening of celebration, fellowship, dinner, and entertainment along with live and silent auctions. Your support is vital and appreciated more than words can convey. God can use this community to make a way for this generation to succeed according to His plans, and we can steward His plans by making a difference together.

We want to thank our title sponsor, Rooter Ranger Plumbing, for helping to make this event possible.  
Important event highlights:
  • Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Some student volunteers selected by and supervised by staff will be present at the event.
  • Dress for the evening is cocktail attire or business casual.
  • No daycare will be available.
  • Funds raised will be divided among Academics, Athletics, and the Arts, as determined by the Head of School. 
  • Auction items will include cabin vacations, baseball box seats, fine jewelry, a full set of dental braces, golf packages, custom quilts, unique custom woodworking items, tutoring services, prime reserved parking for the year, front row seating for the Christmas program and graduation, several donations from local businesses across the valley, and more.
  • The donation requests deadline is February 10, but donations will be accepted until the date of the event.
  • Several volunteer opportunities are available. Please e-mail Cathy Oliva at Cathyoliva@aol.com or Michele Jefferson at michelej@northvalleyca.org if you are interested.
  • Families other than NVCA families are welcome, depending on seating availability.
  • Dinner will be served as a three-course meal. Vegetarian options for the plated meal are available by request.
  • A complimentary cocktail hour will take place from 5:30–6:30 pm. A cash bar for additional drinks will be available throughout the evening.  

Tables are filling up fast, and only six remain available at this time. If you have been planning to sponsor a table or purchase tickets but haven't yet done so, you will want to secure your purchase soon. We are expecting to sell out quickly.

For ticket prices and table sponsorships, or to purchase tickets, visit the event website at  https://nvca.tofinoauctions.com/auction2020/ . Should you have any questions about this fun-filled evening, please contact Michele Jefferson at the school office, 623-551-3454.
Developing Christ-Centered Students
NVCA teachers from preschool through high school bear witness to the teachings of the Lord through God’s Word and its importance in our academic structure. In fact, elementary teachers teach Bible as a subject each day in their own classroom. The middle school and high school have their own theology classes. Available courses include:
  • 6th Grade—the Bible in general
  • 7th Grade—the Book of Acts
  • 8th Grade—Introduction to Christianity and Jesus: According to the Gospels
  • 9th & 10th Grade—New and Old Testament Survey
  • 11th & 12th Grade—Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics, Introduction to World Religions, Christian World View, and Theology of CS Lewis. Additionally, a select group of 11th and 12th grade students have the opportunity to study Discipleship and Leadership.

NVCA has five theology teachers: Geoff House, Anna Zimmer, Erica Rice, Phil Adams, and Glen Bagley. It is our desire that all students come to know that God reaches out to man to bring him back to a right relationship. It is the story of redemption that we desire every student to hold dear in their hearts.

Our Bible classes present God’s Word as the authoritative and inspired Word by God Himself. Within those curricular parameters, students learn about the people, places, events, and life lessons that make the Bible the most relevant, challenging, interesting, and significant document ever written.

NVCA teachers work daily to instill in students a balance of that interest together with their academics so that they may go forth and impact their communities for Christ.
Have You Heard of "My School Bucks?"
Get the App!
Not only do we have a variety of delicious and healthy lunches on the menu for students, thanks to Chef Stephen, but also we have an easy way to pay for meals. You can be sure your child never goes without a lunch by setting up an account at myschoolbucks.com. When you sign up, you will have the opportunity to select a preset dollar amount that will cover meals

Make life easier and sign up today. You may also download the app from the website to conveniently track meal purchases and view your account balance at any time while you're on the go. The app will automatically send a reminder to you when funds are low.
Athletics—We're #1
Go Lions!
Did you know that our boys varsity basketball team is currently #1 in the state? In our division, 1A, the team is undefeated. It looks like we are on our way to a championship. The boys are so good that they were invited to do a radio interview. Enjoy listening to the broadcast replay featuring Isaiah, Breagan, and Coach Walker at 1580thefanatic.com . The link will bring you to  AZ Preps 365 on The Fanatic.  Then scroll to search for the podcast titled north valley basketball dated January 18, 2020. 
Please keep our team and coaches in your prayers for safe travels as they journey to away games this month. May the boys continue to be a witness to the glory of God in their game!
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We are extremely grateful to all of our NVCA family who help support our school. May God continue to bless you this new year.

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