Cultural Connection

The Spanish Speaking Connection

We invite all NCA Spanish Speaking Families to join us in celebrating our heritage and representing it to the NCA community!

Please contact me at or contact Becky Richards, PTF Liaison at or call: 425-322-2396 for more information.

The Spanish Speaking Connection Invites all Spanish Speaking Connection News: 
Our group enjoyed a potluck meeting and Christmas celebration hosted by one of our NCA Spanish Speaking Connection.

This amazing gathering was our best meeting so far! We had a special time for our families, not only moms, to gather, get to know each other better, enjoy a delicious meal and provide a time for our children to play, sing Spanish carols, read the story of Jesus from the Bible and discuss the real meaning of Christmas. We were blessed by Dads connecting with each other and having great conversations. Of course, moms enjoyed catching up with each other and our children had so much fun, they did not want the evening to end. I would like to invite all Spanish speaking families to become part of our Spanish Speaking Connection group.

The Korean Connection

NCA’s Korean Connection Group is a collective of parents who are Korean and have students at NCA. Monthly meetings are conducted during the school year to discuss academics, programs, events and more!

Want more information?

Please contact the group through email at

or PTF Liasion Becky Richards, Direct: (425) 322.2396

Efforts and Events

Recently these parents put together a special Luncheon for NCA Teachers & Staff. They went above and beyond by adding traditional Korean décor as well as providing a traditional Korean gift for each person who attended.

African and African American (AAA) Connection

African and African American (AAA) PTF connection was created June 7, 2019, by a group of parents of NCA students of African descent to:

  • Create opportunities for our children to connect with each other, learn about each other’s culture and language, and build a support system.
  • Connect parents and serve as a support system for all families involved in student development partnering with NCA teachers and staff.
  • Facilitate more involvement and better communication with parents of NCA students of African descent and NCA.

Our hope and prayer for African and African American PTF connections are to be Christ-like and God-honoring in all we do and say by being a supportive, positive, and encouraging group.


All parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and guardians with African heritage are automatically members of AAA connection. No membership process and No dues. You are a member!


  • African and African American (AAA) connection has a volunteer board that manages all of the AAA programs throughout the school year.
  • Board positions include a Leader and three Co-Leaders.
  • Based on availability, one of the board members attend the monthly NCA PTF meeting.
  • AAA connection’s Board members work closely with NCA’s Superintendent, Principals, PTF President and other NCA PTF connection leaders.


Want more information?

Please contact the group through email at

The Filipino “Bayanihan” Connection

BAYANIHAN pronounced like “buy-uh-nee-hun”.    Bayanihan is derived from the word BAYAN meaning town, nation, or community in general.  “Bayanihan” literally means, “being a bayan”, and is thus used to refer to a spirit of communal unity and cooperation.   When one needs help, the community comes.

The birth of the original Washington Bayanihan was in 2015 created by Dr. Jacqueline de Leon-Estes.   A group formed to develop friendship and to have an avenue for the Filipino culture to continue to be cultivated.  In 2018, she decided to channel the organization through Northshore Christian Academy’s PTF which then Filipino Connection became a subsidiary of the Washington Bayanihan.    We believe that any cultural background should remain authentic and represented.   Everyone’s culture has to continue to live and be passed on from one generation to the next.  We are extremely blessed with the diversity that we have at Northshore Christian Academy and how our school has embraced and encouraged every background to propagate and share the culture to our school.   Preserving the culture is something that will help our children maintain their cultural identity and be proud of the heritage that they have. 

Want more information?

If you are interested in becoming a part of the group,  please feel free to send an email to, or call 425-220-5550.   We respect everyone’s busy schedule.  We intend not to have several meetings but we communicate a lot through email, text or phone calls for upcoming events and get together.  You do not have to be Filipino to join our group.   If you want to learn more about Filipino culture and you love to eat, we would love to have you join us.  GO PINOY!