Newsletter February 2018

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A Teacher’s Heart

A teacher’s heart has many rooms.

Each needs a different key.

Love and caring unbolt some compartments.

Faith and prayer find a way into others.

Patience and compassion pick the locks

Of tightly shuttered windows,

Letting in the light of hope and encouragement.

Only then can lives be changed; teachers’ and students’,

Forever.

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School Vacation Week

For staffing purposes we must know if your child will be attending child care during February vacation. Please use the sign-up sheet on the desk in the school lobby and indicate your needs by circling “YES” or “NO” by February 9th.

Please note:

  • Vacation benefit can only be used if you indicate “NO” for the entire week.
  • You are always responsible for your regular weekly tuition unless you take the entire week as your vacation benefit.
  • If you indicate “YES” by February 9th and your child does not attend you must pay regular tuition for that week.
  • If you fail to indicate your intentions we will assume that your child will be in attendance therefore you will be charged full tuition.

thermometersSpring Fundraiser

Look for more information this month!

toothNashua Dentistry for Children

Presentation on Dental health For all classes February 12th

welcome bannerWe are pleased to announce a new addition to our NCLC staff. Sarah Arnold, a senior at Hollis/Brookline High School began working with us on January 29th. Sarah will be working with various age groups in the afternoons, Monday through Friday. She is very excited to begin her adventure in Early Childhood Education and care and her plan is to attend NCC in the fall of 2018. WELCOME SARAH!

Coming Soon…

Thinking About Summer? …join us for summer camp!

June 18th – August 31st

boyWe offer an exciting summer program for young children with what it takes:

  • Trust
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Fun

Children will enjoy on-site special events and visitors and tons of activities to match our weekly themes in a fun and educational environment.

  • Creative Arts
  • Literacy Nature
  • Walks
  • Science
  • Discoveries
  • Math
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Music & Movement
  • VBS
  • Water Fun

Look for your registration information and program guide in March (no registration fee for existing students)

kids at churchNCLC Pastor’s Corner

I hope that you and your family have recovered from the holidays and have settled into work and school again. I know I usually get settled in just in time for February vacation. Winter is such a great season! A lot of nature seems to sleep or just take a break. I hope you and your family have an opportunity to enjoy some times to take a break this winter and remember that God loves you.

During February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. The children will be bringing home lots of things with a Valentine theme. We remember the ones we love in a special way on Valentine’s Day. Let’s remember that as much as we love each other, God loves us even more. Let’s celebrate that love, too.

Please continue to ask your children about the Bible papers and crafts they bring home. It will help them to remember. They are also learning Bible verses and songs. I am sure they would love to tell you or sing for you.

Events to look forward to in March and April:

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Community Chapel March 24th. I will be sending out more information as we get closer.
  • Easter Chapel – March 21st from 9:30-10:00 in the Sanctuary and for the children in Transitional PreSchool and younger from 10:00 to 10:30 in the music room, parents, grandparents are welcome.
  • Holy Week Services
    • Maundy Thursday Service – March 29th in the evening
    • Good Friday Service – March 30th during the day
    • Easter Sunday Service at Nashua High North – April 1st at 10AM

A Request: If there are any changes in your family, please let me know. Changes in the family, 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, helping your child develop his/her relationship with God, or any family concerns, please call me at NCLC, 603-883-4356 or email at pastorshirley@community-chapel.org .

Pastor Shirley (Kaltenbach)

musical noteNancy’s Notes

Dear Parents, This time of year I start to see some real progress in the music skills we have been working on. In the toddler classes, as soon as the children come into the music room, they sit right down and start tapping their legs (which is what we do when we sing the “Hello” song), even before I start singing! They are all trying out their singing voices on different parts of the songs, but I have been able to hear most of them singing the “resting tone” (usually the last note of the song) in tune. This is one of the milestones we look for in a child’s tonal development. In the preschool classes, the children know many of the songs by now, and it is wonderful to hear all of their voices singing together.

We have been doing music and movement activities using my giant rainbow rope, which is a favorite of the older children. It is such a great tool for teaching not only rhythm and beat, but also self-control, as the children all have to move together because we are all connected to the stretchy rope.

Next month we will start our drumming and I will be bringing in my flute to play while the children sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”

Happy Singing! Nancy