Newsletter February 2020

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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 24th – February 28th

For staffing purposes we must know if your child will be attending child care during February vacation. Please use the sign-up sheet in the school lobby and indicate your needs by circling ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ by February 7th.

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 7th 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!

It’s cold outside

Please pack boots and warm snow gear for outside play!!!!

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February 3rd Nashua Dentistry for Children

Dental Health Presentation
Preschool-Kindergarten Classes

Social Networking With Parents

(page 18 – Family Handbook)
NCLC has adopted a strict policy that prohibits staff from becoming ‘friends’ with parents/guardians of NCLC students on any social networking sites.

Coming Soon

Thinking About Summer?
Join us for summer camp!

June 15th to September 4th

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

  • Trust
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Fun
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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
  • Water Fun
  • Bible Camp Week

Look for your registration information and program guide in March
(no registration fee for current students)
9-12 or 9-2 classes will not be offered

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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 12th 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 1st at 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, guardians, grandparents, and other relatives are welcome.
  • Divorce Care – January 29th – April 23rd, 6:30-8pm at Community Chapel in the Parlor. Programming is available for children. Please call the church for more information – 603-883-8345.

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

The children came back after the holiday break full of requests for their favorite songs and some ideas for what to do with them. I try to incorporate their requests into my lesson plans as best as I can because there is always learning to be done, no matter what songs and movements we are doing, and if we are doing their favorites, they are even more engaged in our music-making. One request I get every week is for the ‘train’ song. So this month we have been singing a lot of them, which involves the children making a ‘train’ behind me, marching and stomping to the beat while staying in a line behind me around the room. When the train goes up a hill, we stomp and go more slowly, then we reach the top of the hill and then run fast as we descend, snaking around the room, all the while using the egg shakers for the ‘choo choo’ sound. I’m always amazed at how they manage to stay in line and follow me as we snake around the room, as this takes a lot of self-control. After this, we flop on the floor to catch our breath, and sing another favorite, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.’

In February, I will continue using songs with lots of gross motor activities, and will continue to bring in my instruments for them to experience and try.

Happy Singing!
Nancy