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April, 2018 
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Club News!
    1st Grader, Member, and Youth
                    of the month!

  Shane Mahat- First Grader of the month
Shane is a bashful 1st grader who also possesses a quirky side. He shines 
in the Art Room. He loves any and all art projects, even if it's just Mandala coloring to relax the mind. 1st Grade science experiments also get Shane excited! Anytime a new first grader joins NBGC, Shane is the first to volunteer his services by showing them the ropes.
Shane is no stranger to the Gym either - especially when the activity is basketball or dodgeball.

When the sun is shining, this 1st Grader is sure to be found outside reading or drawing.
  • TV Show/ Movie: Frozen
  • Book - Amazing Tigers
  • Color - Blue
  • Food - Fried Chicken
What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Police Officer
   Amberly Acosta- Member of the month

Amberly is one of the most vivacious and brightly spirited 2nd graders at the Club. She has come so far since last year. Now Amberly is positive role model amongst her age group. Never taking life too seriously, Amberly is always laughing and spreading her good vibes and natural happiness throughout the Club.

Amberly is involved in many programs at the Club, many of which are National B&GC programs. She participates in Power Hour, Triple Play and Garden Club. Going wherever the wind blows her, Amberly graces all the staff with her presence each day - no matter what the activity is going on and I can say without a doubt that all the staff always look forward to her arrival.
Favorites :
  • TV Show/Movie: Bunk'd
  • Book: Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  • Color - Purple
  • Food - Cheese Pizza
What do you want to be when you grow up?
 - Singer

       Andre Barrett- Youth of the month

Andre has only been on Nantucket for a few months and upon joining NBGC made an instant impact on the kids and the staff. One of his first appearances at the Club was for the Middle School Valentines Dance. Andre was swarmed by every single kid at that dance. They were so excited to see him here.

Andre spends most of his time at the Club being active in the Gym. He loves playing basketball, soccer and dodgeball. Drawing in the Art Room is another favorite pass time for Andre. He is participate in boxing at NBGC which begins next week.

  • TV Show/Movie: Justice League
  • Book: Wonder by P.J. Palacio
  • Color: Blue
  • Food: Pepperoni Pizza
What do you want to be when you grow up?
 - Veterinarian

What's happening

The Art Room is busy with members working on needle point sewing, book BINGO, collage making, button making, and on Fridays, cooking with Caitlin! Our members will be given the opportunity to participate in an art project with A Safe Place during the week of April 23rd-27th. The "Safe Home" project continues to be one of our members favorite art projects during the school year! Please see Caitlin if you are interested!

Carlos continues to run tournaments in the Games Room! Members are challenging each other in foosball, air hockey, bumper pool, and carpet ball.

When the weather cooperates, members enjoy playing outside! Soccer has been a popular activity, along with kickball, gaga, and four square. We are ready for sunshine and warmer temperatures so our members can participate in their favorite outdoor activities!

The Computer Lab is full of members enjoying educational games during free time, coding games, and virtual reality games!

The Learning Center continues to bring in a large number of members working on their homework during Power Hour! The Learning Center is also the place to be if you are interested in LEGO Robotics!

Our teen members are happy just hanging out in the Teen Room with their friends.You can find them listening to music, playing video games, challenging each other in dominoes, or simply chatting with their buddies! 
Boxing is in full SWING at the Club! There are more than 50 members participating in boxing this year. The members are showing enthusiasm during practices and are eager to show off their skills in the ring! Don't miss the House of Champions Boxing Show on Saturday, May 5th at 1:00pm! 
Lacrosse sign-ups begin on April 17th and end on April 29th. Lacrosse will begin on May 2nd! See Joe or Andrew to sign up! 
April Vacation Week

Join us for an AWESOME week full of fun! There will be activities happening in ALL areas of the Club and members will be able to participate in daily field trips!

The kitchen will have a variety of cooking activities throughout the week! Members will have a chance to make their own pizza pies, cookies, smoothies, breakfast, and much more!

The Art Room will offer jewelry making, face painting, pottery, needle point sewing, texture painting, and other exciting arts and crafts!

We will have kickball, basketball, floor hockey, capture the flag, dodgeball, disc golf, and numerous other activities for members who love to be active!

Some of the field trips that will be offered include trips to the beach to collect shells, geocaching, playgroud adventures, a chance to visit the animals at NISHA, Photo Club field trips,the Whaling Museum, beach clean ups, walks to the salt marsh, and that is just to name a few!

Stand Up & Learn is bACK! This program is part of the Nantucket Comedy Festival! Practices and workshops will be held on April 19th and 20th from 3:30-5:00pm at the Dreamland. If your child is attending the Club during this time, the Club staff will be responsible for transportation. On Saturday, April 21st, there will be a rehearsal from 10:00am-12:00pm and the show starts at 12:00! Any children interested need to see Christine by Friday, April 13th to secure a spot!

Do NOT miss out on all the fun! We hope to see you there!
Daily Themes:
Monday-Closed for Patriots Day 
Tuesday- Animal Day 
Wednesday- Luau Day 
Thursday- Beach Clean Up Day 
Friday-Disney/Costume Day 
 Attention Parents 




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