Newsletter December 2017

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wise manThe Greatest Story

The little Baby Jesus
Was born upon the hay.
Along came the angel sending
Shepherds on their way.
Out came the bright star
For Wise Men and their gold.
And that is the greatest
Story ever told.

By: G. Wiemeyer

The Board of Directors and Staff of Nashua Child Learning Center wish you and your families the happiest of holidays.

garlandChristmas Classroom Festivities

Parents are invited to join in the fun

*Look for more information from your child’s teachers.

Class When? Where?
Young Toddlers December 22nd @ 3:00 pm In classroom
Older Toddlers December 21st @ 3:00pm In classroom
Transitional Preschool December 22nd @ 3:30pm In classroom
Preschool December 20th @ 3:30pm In classroom
Pre-K December 15th @ 4:00am In classroom
Progressive Pre-K/ Kindergarten December 15th @ 11:00am In classroom
Pre-K AM December 15th @ 11:00am In classroom

musicSteve Blunt Christmas Concert

Friday December 8th @ 10:00am

(All students who don’t attend NCLC on Fridays are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian)

Christmas Vacation

Dec. 26, 2017 – Dec. 29, 2017

  • Last day of classes: Dec. 22nd
  • NCLC closed: Dec. 25th
  • Open for child care: Dec. 26th – 29th
  • NCLC closed: Jan. 1st , 2017
  • Classes resume: Jan. 2nd , 2017

For staffing purposes we must know if your child will be attending child care during Christmas vacation. There will be a sign-up sheet in the school lobby for you to indicate your needs by December 8th.

Please note the following:

  1. Vacation benefit can only be used if you take the entire week off.
  2. You are always responsible for your regular weekly tuition unless you take the entire week as your vacation week.
  3. If you sign your child up and he/she does not attend you must pay tuition for that week.
  4. If you fail to indicate your intentions on the sign-up sheet by the deadline we will assume that your child will be in attendance therefore you will be charged full tuition.

**Vacation/Holiday tuition policies are on p. 9 of your Parent Handbook.

snow manWinter is Here!

Please send adequate and labeled clothing for your child to go outside and play. They need mittens, hats and if necessary snow pants and boots. Pre-K AM students do not need to bring snowsuits. Thank you for your help.

snowing cloudsSchool Closings

When the Nashua Public Schools close due to the weather, there will be no classes for AM/9:00-2:00 students. (please check the radio/TV for Nashua Public School closings).

During Nashua Public School closings we will be open for child care only,unless we are forced to close due to severe weather. Please note that our hours are from 7:00am to 5:30pm on snow days. If the weather becomes severe during the day, we will notify parents as soon as possible that your child(ren) will need to be picked up by a specified time.

If a snow day falls on a day that your child is regularly scheduled for, you are responsible to pay for that day.

Nashua Public School late delays and public AM Kindergarten cancellations DO NOT effect our hours or regular class sessions.

accountant$ $ $ $ $ Tax Statement $ $ $ $ $

All NCLC families will receive a statement of payments along with your January invoice for 2017 tax purposes.

Registration for 2018 – 2019

We will hold in-house registration for the 2018-2019 school year during the week of January 8th -12th. You will receive more information the first week of January

Parents and children…you are invited to:

“A Walk Through Kindergarten” Parent/Student Information Night

Parents and their children entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year are invited and encouraged to attend “A Walk Through Kindergarten” to learn about the curriculum and expectations of our program. Come and see why our program gets rave reviews from the 1st grade teachers in the public school system!

Private Vs Public?

It’s a given that tuition is one of the main differences between public and private school but there are many other important factors affecting Private versus Public school decisions.

Where: Nashua Child Learning Center Kindergarten Classroom: Room #208

When: January 4, 2018 @ 6:30pm-7:30 (Snow Date: January 11, 2018)

“A Walk Through Progressive PreK” Parent/Student Information Night Progressive

Pre-K is a transitional kindergarten program designed for students who may not be socially, and/or academically ready for entry into Kindergarten, although they are age eligible. This program gives children the “gift of time” to build the necessary social and academic skills for success throughout their school experience. Come and see why Progressive Pre-K is a win-win for children, families and schools!

Where: Nashua Child Learning Center Progressive Pre-K Classroom: Room #209

When: January 4, 2018 @ 6:30pm-7:30 (Snow Date: 1/11/18)

Look for a Personalized Invitation in Your Child’s File

nativityNCLC Pastor’s Corner

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I am sure you are very busy with all the shopping and gatherings of family and friends. When we give gifts to our family and friends this season, we follow the pattern that God showed when He gave Himself to us in human form as Jesus Christ. He came to show how much He loves us by paying the penalty for our sin. He sacrificed Himself because He wants a relationship with us. So, during the Christmas season, please take time to enjoy your family and friends and remember that God loves you and wants a relationship with you.

I have been so enjoying spending time with all the children. I love their curiosity and their sense of accomplishment when they learn something new or prove they can do something they couldn’t do a week ago.

Bible Story Themes: During the weekly Bible story and follow up activity the children have with their teachers they will learn how Jesus’ birth was different from any human child. It was as remarkable as God Himself and as truly unique as Jesus is.

Your child will be bringing home pictures they have colored and possibly a craft project relating to the stories they have heard. Please ask them about the story. It will help them remember. They will also be learning a Bible verse and songs.

Chapel Dates and Times: Community Chapel pastors will have 30 minute chapel for NCLC children on December 13th starting at 9:30 for children in Preschool and older in the sanctuary at Community Chapel. At 10:00 we will have chapel for the Transitional Preschool and younger children in the music room downstairs. We would love to have you come!

Parenting Classes starting in January: Community Chapel is offering Spiritual Parenting Classes starting in January. All NCLC parents are invited. Many of the most difficult issues parents face will be discussed. The same class will be available on Sunday mornings at 9AM and on Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM. The Sunday morning class will be led by Mike Kennedy, Family Ministry Pastor. The Wednesday evening class will be led by Mary Hardwick. More info to follow.

A Request: If there are any changes in your family, please let me know. Changes in the family, the death of a grandparent or even the loss of a well-loved pet, can deeply affect a child. We would like to be aware so that we can help your child through this difficult time. And, I would like to pray for you and your child and help you in any way that I or Community Chapel can help.

If you have any questions about my role at NCLC, the Bible curriculum, helping your child develop his/her relationship with God, or any family concerns, please call me at NCLC, 603-883-4356.

Hope you have a great Christmas season!

Pastor Shirley (Kaltenbach)

musical noteNancy’s Notes

Dear Parents, The month of November was spent experimenting with some different kinds of drums. First, each child was given a hand drum, and we played with finding the beat of the music and playing it on our drums. The children were delighted that the hand drums could also be used as steering wheels for the “Ridin’ in the Car” song. They also discovered that if they turn the drum over and sing into it, they could feel the head of the drum “tickle” their fingers! The large gathering drums are always popular, and we practiced playing with different dynamic levels and rhythm patterns. I noticed that with the children seated around the gathering drum, following my lead, they are more likely to be able to drum correctly to the steady beat of the music because they have the physical feedback of the other children playing the same drum. Last week I met a couple of parents in the parking lot who were talking about how their children were bringing home the songs they learned at school and doing fun (sometimes funny!) things with them. I love hearing these stories, because one of my goals for the children is that they continue to sing and make music on their own at home. If you happen to catch your child in a “musical moment” and you would like to share it with me, please email me at wight@newview.org. Thanks!

I am bringing back children’s Christmas favorites for the month of December. They are already requesting “Frosty the Snowman”!

Happy Singing! Nancy