Newsletter December 2019

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The 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

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

Nashua Child Learning Center
Cordially invites you to our
Family Christmas Concert & Sing-A-Long
Featuring award-winning kid’s musician Steve Blunt

Thursday, December 19th
Community Chapel Fellowship Hall

  • Concert & Sing-a-long 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Light Pizza Dinner 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • RSVP Required by 12-13-19
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Christmas Vacation

Dec. 23, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2019

  • Last day of classes: Dec. 20th
  • NCLC closing @ 1:00pm Dec. 24th
  • NCLC closed: Dec. 25th
  • Open for child care: Dec. 23rd, 26th – 31st
  • NCLC closed: Jan. 1st, 2020
  • Classes resume: Jan. 2nd, 2020

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 6th.

Please note the following:

  1. Vacation benefit (if applicable) 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.
  5. **Vacation/Holiday tuition policies are on p. 9 of your Parent Handbook.
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Winter 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. Please label all belongings. Thank you for your help.
**Please Note: 9:00am-12:00pm students do not need to bring snowsuits.

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School Closings

When the Nashua Public Schools close due to the weather, there will be no classes for 9:00am-12:00pm & 9:00am-2:00pm students. (please check the radio/TV for Nashua Public School closings).

During Nashua Public School closings we will be open for child care students only. Please note that our hours are from 7:00am to 5:30pm on these days.

You will be notified through our “ONE CALL NOW” automated parent notification system either by voice mail or text message (depending on what method you requested), for the following notifications:

  1. NCLC is closed for the day;
  2. NCLC has a delayed opening; or
  3. NCLC is closing early

Please Note:

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 kid

$ $ $ $ $ Tax Statement $ $ $ $ $

All NCLC families will receive a statement of payments along with your January invoice for 2019 tax purposes.

Registration 2020 – 2021

We will hold in-house registration for the 2020-2021 school year during the week of January 6th – 10th. You will receive more information the first week of January.

NCLC 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. How precious each one of them is and how much God loves each one.

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 11th starting at 9:30 for children in Transitional PreSchool and younger in the sanctuary at Community Chapel. At 10:00 we will have chapel for the PreSchool and older children also in the Sanctuary. We would love to have you come!

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 note

Nancy’s Notes

This month we having been singing “goodbye to Autumn” in the song, “Journey of the Leaves,” by Lui Collins. To help the children get the feel of the slow, waltz-like quality of this piece, we use either rainbow silk “dancing scarves” or hand-held streamers. We wave them back and forth while rocking side to side, balancing on one foot and then the other. This activity not only teaches the children about moving to the beat of a slower song, but also has many benefits for the child’s physical development as well, including improving coordination and balance.

We also continued our drumming fun this month, using the giant “gathering drums”, with 4 or 5 children sitting around each drum. When the children have the experience of facing each other, all playing the same drums, they can more easily match their drum playing to the beat of the music, and everyone notices the magic in the room when we are all playing together as a group!

In December, we will definitely be bringing back “Jack Frost,”Frosty the Snowman”, and other Christmas Favorites. Wishing you all a very Merry and Musical Christmas!

Happy Singing!
Nancy