May 2021

Nashua Child Learning Center

www.nclckids.org

May 2021

 

               

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

May 17th/18th                                    Spring Portraits by Studio C (see attached class schedule)

  •    Individual portraits for all NCLC students
  • Cap & gown portraits will be taken of all students moving on to Kindergarten & First Grade for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Due to COVID-19 no group photos will be taken
  • No obligation to purchase photographs

May 21st                                            “Opt-Out of Summer Program” fee due $150.00

 May 31st                                            Memorial Day (NCLC closed)

June 10th                                          Last day of school

June 11th                                          Teacher in Service Day (NCLC closed)

June 14th                                          Summer Program Begins

July 5th                                     Independence Day Observed (NCLC Closed)

September 6th                                Labor Day – NCLC closed

September 7th                           2021–2022 School year begins

JUNE TUITION RATES

 (Applies to monthly rates only / 9:00am-12:00pm & 9:00am-2:00pm students)

 

Tuition rates for the month of June for 9:00am – 12:00pm and 9:00am – 2:00pm students will be half of your normal monthly rate.

 

 

Summer Program

June 14th to September 3rd

  So many fun things to do…weekly themes with indoor & outdoor activities where children can play, create and explore!

Theme Related Activities ~ Arts and Crafts ~ Sensory Play ~ Story Time/Writer’s workshop ~ Science  Sports & Games ~  Music & Movement ~ Ice Cream Socials ~ Picnic lunches  

Water activities (per COVID guidelines )

Special Theme Days: Silly Hat Day ~ Pet Day ~ Game Day…and much more!!!

All enrolled summer students will receive a packet with information about our summer program by the end of the month.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND NCLC PROTOCOL AS OF MARCH 2021

As the City of Nashua continues to experience substantial community level transmission of the virus we are asking for your help to prevent COVID-19 from impacting our school community. The following is the latest update from NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services Bureau of Infectious Disease Control.

As a school community we ask for your support to take the following precaution to prevent the spread of the disease:

Keep sick children home and report their illness to the school office if your child has a fever or is not feeling well.

Know the symptoms of the COVID-19:

  • Fever/chills (measured 100.4F)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 

  • Prior to arriving to school, please screen your student for:
  • Any new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19 (any one or more symptoms listed above); this includes even mild symptoms.
  • Close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the prior 14 days.
  • International or cruise ship travel in the last 10 days

 

  • Any person with a new or unexplained symptom of COVID-19 (any one symptom listed above) will be excluded from school, and instructed to isolate at home and contact their primary care provider for COVID-19 testing. Symptomatic students or staff can be allowed to return to school when one of the following two conditions is met:
  1. Person receives an approved COVID-19 test that is negative, AND the person’s symptoms are improving and they are fever-free for at least 24 hours off any fever-reducing medications. Approved tests include:
  • A PCR-based molecular test
  • Antigen testing conducted within an appropriate number of days since symptom onset
  1. Person has met CDC criteria for ending of home isolation (i.e., if person is not tested, they are managed assuming they have COVID-19).

 

  • If a student has close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 by PCR or antigen test in the prior 14 days or has an international or cruise ship travel-related risk, they are required to complete self-quarantine at home for 10 days from the last known exposure.

 

  • Travel outside of N.E. will require quarantine for 7 days with a negative PCR test documentation upon return to school. Testing should take place 3-4 days after return from travel. Rapid test results will not be accepted.

 

Together, with you, we will teach and promote all students to:

  • Frequently wash their hands. Hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, is the best way to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or their elbow. And to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer once they discard of the tissue
  • Not to share personal items such as drinks, food or water bottles.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet between people when outside their home.
  • Properly wear a cloth face covering that covers their mouth and nose to protect others when in public areas.
  • Avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

Thank you for your support and partnership to keep our school healthy this year!

 

Children may worry about themselves, their family and friends getting sick with COVID-19. Tips for talking to children about COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-lifecoping/talking-with-children.html.

Our school works closely with the New Hampshire (NH) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to monitor the newest information about COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 in NH, please visit https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm. For the latest information from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ex.htmlind.

 

 

     

 

 

                                       NCLC Pastor’s Corner

It’s May!  It seems impossible that after this week there are only six more weeks of school until summer!  As the days get warmer and the flowers come out, I am sure we will all want to be outside as much as possible enjoying the new life God brings every year.

Last month we celebrated Jesus’ victory over sin and death after He was resurrected from the dead.  We learned that Jesus was seen by over 5,000 people after he arose from the dead.   It is incredible to me that God came to earth as a man and died because there is no other way for us to have a relationship with Him.  God wants a relationship with us, even me! What amazing love!  As you go about your lives this month, remember that God loves you and wants a relationship with you.

The teachers will be sending home what will be covered in Bible this month.  And as always, your child will be bringing home pictures they have colored and possibly a craft project relating to the story they have heard.  Please ask them about the story.  It will help them remember.

 

A Request:  If there are any changes in your family, please let me know.  I pray for all the children and families in NCLC on a regular basis.  If there is something specific you would like me to pray about, please let me know.  I would be happy to be able to pray specifically.

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 or send email to pastorshirley@community-chapel.org

Pastor Shirley (Kaltenbach

 

 

Nancy’s Notes

            April has been a very short month so I will take this opportunity to let you know how important it is that you sing and make music with your children at home. Many years ago, when I was doing my early childhood music education training, I learned something very important to me as a new mother and music educator and I would like to pass it along to you.

            There has been so much research over the last 40 years about how young children learn the “language” of music, and the most important factor in this learning is actually, YOU! Yes, even if you don’t consider yourself musical, or can’t “sing your way out of a paper bag”. YOUR voice is the most important voice to your young child, and if you joyfully sing and dance (or just move to the beat) with them, you are setting them up with a “disposition” to be musical. You are saying to them that music is just part of life, it is something that we ALL do and enjoy together. Many studies have shown that even if the child’s primary caregiver sings out of tune, children hear music from so many other sources that their little brains learn to compensate and can actually figure out how to reproduce the correct sounds when they sing (much like children who come from non-native English speaking families learn how to speak English without an accent). So I give you permission (not that you NEED IT!) and encouragement to sing with abandon with your little ones – you are giving them a lifelong gift – the disposition to be musical.  

 

This month, I can’t WAIT to bring out some of the movement props that have been waiting for little hands to play with them – dancing scarves, parachutes and streamers.

Happy Singing!

Warmly,

Nancy