Newsletter February 2019

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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.

School Vacation Week

February 25th – March 1st

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 8th.

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 8th 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.
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Spring Fundraiser

Look for more information this month!

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It’s cold outside… Please pack boots and warm snow gear for outside play!!!!

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Nashua Dentistry for Children

Nashua Dentistry for Children – Presentation on Dental health
For all classes
February 6th

Coming Soon…

Thinking About Summer?…

Join us for summer camp!
June 17th to August 31st

We 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)

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NCLC 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 February and April:

  • Winter Chapel – February 20th in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30-10:00 for Transitional Preschool and younger, 10:00-10:30 for older children. Parents, grandparents, guardians, and other relatives are welcome.
  • Easter Chapel – April 10th from 9:30-10:00 in the Sanctuary for the children in Transitional PreSchool and younger and from 10:00 to 10:30 for older children. Parents, grandparents, and other relatives are welcome.
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Community Chapel April 13th. I will be sending out more information as we get closer.
  • Holy Week Services
    • Maundy Thursday Service – April 18th in the evening
    • Good Friday Service – April 19th during the day
    • Easter Sunday Service at Nashua High North – April 21st 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)

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Nancy’s Notes

Now that the weather has turned sharply colder and the children aren’t able to run around outside as much, our music and movement classes have been focusing more on movement. I noticed that many times this month the children have come into my room and it was clear that they needed LOTS of gross motor activity, so I switched out my lesson plan in favor of a bunch of musical games involving marching, tiptoeing, stomping, running, jumping, twirling and kicking. In all of my classes, we have been having lots of fun with my big stretchy rainbow rope (technically called a “co-operband”). 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