Weekly NCA Newsletter! 
July 1, 2020 - Issue 39
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Hello NCA Parents!

We hope you're enjoying your summer with lots of fun in the sun and cold and tasty beverages. We are so grateful that you have chosen NCA. It's a true pleasure and privilege to serve your family.  In preparation for the next school year, we want to make sure you have all the information and paperwork you need. We also want to make sure you're aware of all of the important dates scheduled for next year, so you can plan accordingly.

NCA Calendar
    - 2020-2021 NCA Calendar is attached for your convenience, but it is also available on the NCA website and Schoolspeak with the ability to sync to your devices.

Medical Forms
-All forms due to Mrs. Cannon and Mrs. Reyes on August 7.

Extended Care Registration Form 
- Registration for 2020-2021 Extended Care is now open! A copy of the form is attached for your convenience or you can download directly from SchoolSpeak.

6th-8th-grade parents are invited to the High School Information Night - Learning to Navigate the Process 
   - Presented by Jen Reyes Wednesday, July 22 held in the Primary Campus cafeteria and start at 6:30 pm
   - Come learn about the many options available to the students and how the application process works
Please click the link below to RVSP for this event.

Virtus Training 
   - Are you new to NCA or now have available time to volunteer?
   - Virtus is a REQUIRED step to volunteering and working at NCA
 -NCA requires each family to complete 20 hours. Get a head start on the paperwork and requirements.
-Due to guidelines, VIRTUS is being conducted online. For new registrations, they will be prompted to complete the online class. If you already have a Virtus account but have not yet been able to attend a live class please contact Jen Reyes in order to get the class assigned. If there are any questions please contact Jen Reyes at

- Go the website for details:
 - Current volunteers, reminder that a CANTS form is required yearly.  A copy of the CANTS form is attached for your convenience.


Another step towards reopening our school! Check out this video from Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools. We are working with the Office of Catholic Schools to safely and thoughtfully welcome each and every family back in August.

Please click the attachment to review NCA E-Learning Results and Findings.
Please review, each grade level's 2020-2021 required school supplies lists are attached below for your convenience.  You can also download directly from SchoolSpeak.

Gym Uniforms

  1. Gym uniforms can be ordered through Land's End.

Academic Uniforms

There are a few options for ordering academic uniforms:

  1. Monogrammed shirts, sweaters, and pants can be ordered through Lands End.
  2. The above items, as well as plaid jumpers and shorts, can be ordered through Schoolbelles.
*Land's End uniform fitting packets available for pick-up, if needed, at the Primary and Middle School during office hours.
Please click the attachment to review Land's End fit guide.
We are now currently running a waiting list for the bus. Attached is the bus schedule and location pickups. Please note that this schedule is subject to change

NCA's bus schedule and bus locations are attached below for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Reyes JREYES@NCASCHOOLS.COM.

Please click the link below to view each campus's daily schedule.

NCA SOIREE 2021!!!

It may look a little different, but it will still be loads of fun, and it will continue to raise the needed funds for NCA. We have been busy throwing around some fun virtual ideas for the NCA Soiree. To make this “new” look a success, we need your help. If you are interested in being on the planning committee for the 2021 NCA Soiree, please email Leigh Holzman or Jen Reyes Our first planning meeting will be late August when school starts. We can’t wait to share our new ideas with you!
Summer office hours at Primary School and Middle School:

June 15 -30:  8:00 am - 11:00 am
August 3-21: 8:00 am -11:00 am

JULY CLOSED. Please leave a voice mail message at the Primary School office 773-743-6277 or Middle School office (773) 271-2008.

Please email Shakira Morrissette for any admissions questions at and please email Leigh Holzman at for any school or financial aid questions.
Registration is now open! If you don't have an account please click the link below to create one.

The link for Football JV and Varsity
Volunteer Sign Up Directions
1. Go onto
2. Click on the Quick Link that says Volunteer
3. There you will see NCA’s volunteer opportunities.  All volunteer opportunities require Virtus Training unless otherwise noted.
4. Click on the sign up you want.  Find a spot to sign up!
5. Remember every Family needs 20 service hours!
Volunteer Requirements
1. Completion of form 7703
2. Completion of Online background screening (eApps database)
3. Completion of CANTS form (DCFS background screening – paper only – must be submitted annually)
4. Submission of a signed Code of Conduct form
5. Completion of the Virtus training (must pre-register online)
 All forms and other information regarding these requirements can be found on the NCA website under Volunteer. Thank you for working with us to ensure the safety of all children!

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Primary School Campus: 6216 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-743-6277  Fax: 773-743-6174

Middle School Campus: 7318 N. Oakley Ave., Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: 773-271-2008  Fax: 773-764-1095 
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