A new school year has begun, and New Community for Children is continuing our committment to ensuring our kids reach grade level proficiency in reading by 3rd grade. Over the past summer, NCFC engaged a literacy coach who individually assessed the reading levels of all our students in grades K - 2. To bolster the success of our literacy gains over the summer, NCFC will be hosting a Fall Festival featuring a book fair for our awesome kids in late October! (Shhh! It's a surprise!) Students will be able to choose books that are appropriate to their reading level, and use those books to create their very own home library! Of course every fall festival has to have fun and games too, and this one will be no exception.
At NCFC, we know that one of the simplest and most effective ways to help students read better is to create opportunities for them to read more, especially with their families. Allowing kids to create libraries at home will sow the seeds that will grow into love of reading that they can share with their families, both present and future. Those seeds will harvest a positive impact on literacy in our community for generations to come!
It is your support that continues to yield a bountiful harvest for the futures of some great kids! We are so grateful for your contributions, and thank you for being our partners and friends!
Summer is here and in full effect at NCFC! Our six week summer program started this past Monday, June 30th, and there has not been a dull moment yet! Our program space is filled to the brim with students, staff and a really exciting exciting theme that will allow our students to truly become global citizens.
The theme of our 2014 Summer Program is Passport to Success. This summer, students will be immersed in programming designed to teach them about the world around them. Each week, students will spend time learning about differents part of the world. They will learn about cultures, foods and customs of those places.
We are staying true to our goal of combating summer learning loss by incorporating structured reading time and the Scholastic Summer Express workbook series into our daily activities. Not only will students retain what they learned last school year, they will be ready to tackle their new grade successfully when they return to school in the fall. Students will also do arts and crafts, zumba, yoga, gardening, karate, step dance, basketball, pottery and go on field trips!
WHEW! This is clearly an action packed summer for NCFC! This summer was made possible by your support and generocity. Thank you!
Spring has finally arrived, and so have some very exciting new components to New Community for Children's programming! At NCFC, we believe in providing enrichment activites that expose our students to new things in hopes of supporting them on their journey to becoming well rounded adults. A few weeks ago, NCFC began offering pottery to our students. Pottery is an excellent way to combine science, art and hands-on learning. Our kids are learning so many new things and are truly loving this new experience.
NCFC has also started offering Youth Liter(acy) to our ABLE students. Youth Liter(acy) is an awesome curriculum that teaches literacy through hip-hop music. This component is proving to be quite successful in improving student literacy as well as encouraging the creative minds of our students!
Many wonderful things are happening at NCFC, and none of it could happen without you. We thank you for contribution which helps us do this important work! We love connecting with visitors and friends, and hope you'll come visit us soon to see your contribution in motion!
Today is a light day here at New Community for Children. Many of our kids have already been picked up for the evening, eager begin celebrating Thanksgiving with their families. Seeing the joy and excitement on the faces of our students and families gives us something to really be thankful for.
We are thankful because we know that all the work that we put into NCFC is appreciated by those we serve. It gives us a reason to keep providing a safe space for kids each day after school. We are so fortunate because we see every day that the work we do is not thankless. That is why we must take a moment to thank you, our friends and supporters.
We could not do this work without you! Your continuous support of our program is so important to the students and staff here at NCFC. You make our mission possible, and for that we are so grateful to you and for you! Thank you!
After an awesome six-week summer program, New Community for Children opened our doors for the 2013-2014 school year this past Monday, August 26th! This summer’s ‘Read with Me, Learn with Me’ theme was a major success, so we are working hard to carry that success into the school year by launching great literacy focused programming that is sure to keep the progress going!
Our Literacy Plus initiative will allow each student to spend time with a Literacy Coach who will assess their reading skills and design programming that supports the strengths and combats the areas of concern for each student. Our middle school students will participate in book clubs where they will choose the books their group reads and complete activities that demonstrate their reading comprehension skills. As you can see, literacy is key at NCFC!
This is going to be an exciting school year at New Community for Children! We welcome visitors and friends to our regular Kids in Motion tours so that you can see firsthand all the wonderful things happening at NCFC. Our one-hour tours take place twice monthly. For more information, to RSVP to one of the tours listed below or schedule a private group tour, please email email@example.com.
2013 One-Hour Tours
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm June 13th July 11th & 25th September 12th & 26th October 10th & 24th November 7th & 21st December 5th & 19th
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