Newsletter April 2019

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Summer Program

June 17th – August 30th
We have a fun summer planned!

Spring Vacation

April 22nd – 26th Child Care Only

For staffing purposes we must know if your child will be attending child care during April vacation. Please use the sign-up sheet on the desk in the school lobby and indicate your needs by circling “YES” or “NO” by April 5th.

Please note

  • Vacation benefit can only be used if you indicate “no” for the entire week and you still qualify for a vacation benefit (please refer to pg.9 of your family handbook).
  • You are always responsible for your regular weekly tuition unless you take the entire week as your vacation benefit.
  • If you indicate “YES” by April 5th and your child does not attend you must pay full 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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NCLC is the 2019 recipient of the MEG RUGG AWARD for INCLUSION EXCELLENCE that will be awarded at the annual celebration of Early Childhood Professionals on April 30th. We are honored to have been chosen, out of the many child care centers in the entire state of N.H., to receive this award.

NCLC received recognition for our participation in the State of N.H. Child Care Cohort in Emergency Planning (EOP). This is the first known and recognized EOP Cohort in the Nation! The “Step by Step: How-to-Guide” has already inspired national partners and agencies to reach out for resources to develop their own state EOP models.

coming events
  • April 10th – Chapel -TBA on classroom calendar (parents welcome)
  • April date TBA – Li’l Iguana Safety Presentation/10:00am/Fellowship Hall
  • April 22nd – 26th – Spring Vacation – Child Care Only (Look for sign-up in lobby)
  • May 1st – Team Magic Show (students who do not attend NCLC on Wednesdays are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian)
  • May 10th – Spring Portraits by Studio C (more info to come)
  • May 16th – Chapel – TBA on classroom calendar (parents welcome)
  • May 24th – “‘Opt Out’ of Summer Program” fee due $150.00
  • May 27th – Memorial Day (NCLC closed)
  • June 13th – Last day of school
  • June 14th – Teacher in Service Day (NCLC closed)
  • June 17th – Summer Program Begins
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Thank you for your participation in our fund raising campaigns!

Pine River profits $350.00
Original Works profits $900.00

Please make sure a teacher acknowledges your child’s arrival and departure each day!

NCLC Pastor’s Corner

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It’s April! It’s Spring! We have more than 12 hours of daylight!

Easter is April 21st this year. I know I am looking forward to it. Right now I am spending some extra time with God thinking about His tremendous sacrifice for me. I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends at Easter. I hope you have a great time celebrating the wonderful triumph of Jesus over death and that you are able to spend some time with your family resting and having a good time.

I hope you also have time to think about God’s amazing love for us. He loves us so much that He was willing to pay the ultimate price to have a relationship with us. I have been privileged to have a relationship with God for over 60 years and His love still amazes me.

Easter is also a good time to talk with your children about God’s love and His amazing sacrifice for us. There are a lot of great books you might want to read with your children to help introduce Easter and why we celebrate it. Let me know if you would like to borrow some.

As usual, 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.

In April in NCLC we will be doing all kinds of great things around Spring and Easter. We will be talking about how Jesus came into Jerusalem one last time on Palm Sunday, that the crowds of people welcomed Him shouting Hosanna, that he spent a last dinner with his disciples before he was arrested and died. We will talk about how He didn’t stay dead, but came alive again on Easter Sunday!

Next Chapel Date: April 10th at 9:30 (Younger Toddlers through Transitional Preschool) and 10:00 AM (Preschool through Kindergarten) in the sanctuary. Welcome to any family member who would like to come.

Other Important Dates: Below are some dates we would love to have you come to

  • April 13th – Easter Egg Hunt – 9-11 am – toddlers through 5th grade welcome
  • April 18th – Family Dinner and Maundy Thursday Service – 6:30pm
  • April 19th – Good Friday Service – noon
  • April 21st – Easter Sunday service – 10 am – Nashua High North auditorium

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, the Bible curriculum, helping your child develop his/her relationship with God, or any family concerns, please call me at NCLC, 603-883-4356. I would love to pray with you about them and help in any way I can.

Pastor Shirley (Kaltenbach)

Nancy’s Notes

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This is the time of year when the children are “springing”, so I love to bring out the parachute for some fun, rollicking musical activities. We learn how to work together as a group to move the parachute up and down to the music, bouncing a ball on top of it to see how long we can keep the ball from falling off. We use the song “Pop, Goes the Weasel” and pop the ball up in the air. This requires quite a bit of concentration, mental planning and physical coordination! We also have been having a blast with our kitchen “instruments” this month. The children choose a few items (measuring cups, spoons, bowls, etc.) to bang together and we make a kitchen band to play to the beat of the music. This is something you can easily do at home – put on some music and make a marching band (but not when the baby is sleeping 😉)

Next month we will be in full swing with our favorite Spring songs – “John the Rabbit” and “Dancing with Teddy”, to name a couple.

Happy Singing!
Nancy