Newsletter March 2020

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The marvelous thing about learning style is that every teacher can help to provide a warm prevailing breeze to lift all those “Kites” and help them soar. Sometimes the strings may get tangled up, but now we can understand how a little more dimension and space can keep them free and flying.

Emilie Piper
coming events
  • March 16th to 20th Summer Program Registration (Look for packet)
  • March 20th Summer Program Registration Due
  • March 2nd Spring Fundraiser Begins
  • March 16th/17th Spring Fundraiser Orders Due
  • March 26th Team Magic Show/10:00am/Fellowship Hall All classes (students who do not attend NCLC on Thursdays are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian)
  • March 30th Maple Sugaring Children’s Workshop Pre-K – K classes only
  • April 1st Chapel (parents welcome!)
  • April 7th Li’l Iguana Safety Presentation/10:00am/Fellowship Hall All Classes (students who do not attend NCLC on Tuesdays are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian)
  • April 24th Steve Blunt Concert/10:00am/Fellowship Hall All Classes (students who do not attend NCLC on Fridays are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian)
  • April 27th- May 1st Spring Vacation – Child Care Only (Look for sign-up in lobby)
  • May 12th Spring Portraits/Kindergarten Graduation Portraits By Studio C (Christopher Vosburgh)(more info to come)
  • May 13th Chapel (parents welcome!)
  • May 22nd “‘Opt Out’ of Summer Program” fee due $150.00
  • May 25th Memorial Day (NCLC closed)
  • May 28th Beaver Brook Association Outreach Children’s Workshop Pre-K – K classes only
  • June 11th Last day of school Kindergarten Graduation (look for invitation)
  • June 12th Teacher in Service Day (NCLC closed)
  • June 15th Summer Program Begins
it's summer

Summer Program Registration

March 16th – March 20th

Summer program registration will be held for in-house families from March 16th -20th. Please submit your summer registration form by March 20th. On March 23rd we will open up early enrollment to the many new families we have enrolled for September. If you do not heed the deadline date of March 20th we will not hold your child’s space for the summer program. A registration form will be sent home this week to all current students. There is no registration fee for the summer. Summer program starts June 15th.

FYI: AM classes are not offered during the summer program.

Due to growing concerns for health & safety please review our school sick policy on page 13 of your family handbook.


Spring Fundraiser

How does that fundraiser money get used?

We know that parents may question the reason for fundraising campaigns and we know that they may become burdensome. We want you to know how much we depend on the proceeds and how much we appreciate your loyalty and participation.

Proceeds from each sale enable us to keep the cost of tuition down and allow us to provide an enriched school experience for your child. Our fall fundraiser earned $2,200.00. We hope that our spring fundraising campaign will surpass our profits from our fall campaign.

I would like to share with you how the proceeds are being spent. Here are some of the exciting things we have already done and plan to do for the remainder of the school year.

Special Events

Playground Equipment

  • Fresh layer of play sand for both playgrounds
  • New Playground toys

Educational/Curriculum Needs

  • Math manipulatives, science kits, electronics, games
  • Special craft supplies
School Pride
kids at church

NCLC Pastor’s Corner

March is here already! The days are getting longer. I hope you and your family have had an opportunity to enjoy this winter. It is almost over.

This month we are in the season of Lent. Lent is the 40 days before Easter when we think about how God demonstrated His love for us by paying the price for our sin on the cross. There are all kinds of emotions connected with this season:

  • Sorrow that such a sacrifice was necessary because of our sin
  • Wonder at the depth of God’s love for us
  • Gratefulness for God’s willingness to go to such lengths for us
  • And many more …

I hope you and your family take some time to reflect on why Jesus sacrifice was necessary and how willing God was to pay such a price that for us. He must love us a lot!

The children will be singing the song “Hosanna” this month in preparation for Palm Sunday which is April 14th and Easter is April 21st. It is a fun song. Even the younger toddlers enjoy it. We will be singing it together in Chapel – April 1st. Hope you can come and sing it with us.

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.

Upcoming Events:

Please plan to come to the Easter Egg Hunt at Community Chapel on April 4th from 9 to 11am. We will be having breakfast, a short devotional, and lots of eggs to hunt throughout our building. Children ages young toddlers through 5th grade and their parents are invited to join the fun.

If you do not have a place to celebrate Easter or the events of Holy Week leading up to Easter, we would love to have you join us.

  • Palm Sunday, April 5th – Services at 9am and 10:30am with classes for children at the same times
  • Maundy Thursday, April 9th – Service at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall
  • Good Friday Meditations, April 10th – Service at 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall
  • Prayer Walk, Saturday, April 11th – 9am at Nashua High School North
  • Easter Sunday, April 12th – One service at 10am at Nashua High School North

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.

Pastor Shirley (Kaltenbach)


Nancy’s Notes

I usually wait for spring to break out the parachute in our music classes, but everyone kept asking for it, so we started the fun early. First, we practice moving the parachute up, down, back and forth, together as a group, to the beat of the music. Once we have that down, I put a ball in the middle and we see how long we can keep the ball on the parachute while still moving it to the music (“Pop Goes the Weasel”). This is hands down the most favorite activity for the 3-6 year-olds, and the room gets a little loud with shrieking as the ball comes close to falling off. There is so much the children are learning with this one activity – watching and feeling what the child next to them is doing, working on eye-hand coordination when having to quickly lift the parachute when the ball comes towards them, and listening to the music so we know when to “pop” the ball up in the air. The little ones are practicing their dancing and jumping skills.

In March I plan to introduce some spring-themed songs, do some drumming, and bring in some more instruments for them to try.

Happy Singing!