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November, 2018
Upcoming Events
November 12th- Veteran's Day Observed. Club closed
November 13th-16th- Basketball clinics
November 17th- Basketball sign-ups end
November 21st-25th- Thanksgiving Break. Club closed. 
November 26th- Basketball season begins 

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Club News!
1st Grader, Member, and Youth  
of the month!
Raphelia Matheney-1st Grader of the month 
Raphelia, known to everyone else as Raffy, is one of the sweetest, outgoing little girls at the Club. Her kindest is contagious and she is a true joy to have at the Club! She loves to greet the staff with big smiles and hugs.  
She was on NBGC DIII cheerleading team and already signed up for two National B&G Programs - Triple Play and MyFuture. She enjoys creating art work in the Art Room with her friends. That is where you can find Raffy most days!  
Movie/TV Show: Bunk
Book: Princess Dreams by Lori C. Froeb
Color: Pink
Food: Pepperoni Pizza
What do you want to be when you grow up? - Doctor

 Rosie Sullivan- Member of the month 
Rosie is such a bright, young girl. She loves to help all the staff with setting up and breaking down their activities. She participated in field hockey and is looking forward to basketball and soccer season.   
Aside from being active in sports, Rosie frequents the Art Room where her creative abilities shine. When it's nice outside, you'll probably find Rosie upside down doing handstands and cartwheels with her friends.  
Movie/TV Show: Undecided
Book: Ready, Set, Dogs! By Stephanie Calmenson
Color: Blue
Food: Chicken Tiki Marsala
What do you want to be when you grow up? - Artist and Singer
Donnya McKenzie- Youth of the month
Donnya, like most teens, is very active in the Teen Room. She participates in each monthly themed tournament, whether it be Carpet Ball, Jenga, Dominos or Lifeline.  
When Donnya first arrives at the Club, she checks in with her 1st grade brother, Eion. She is a great older sister and a wonderful role model. Donnya is constantly encouraging him to do his homework! She likes to play basketball and socialize in gym when it's open to teens ONLY.  
Movie/TV Show: SpongeBob Squarepants
Book: Skink by Carl Hiaasen
Color: Blue
Food: Fries
What do you want to be when you grow up? - Teacher

What's happening
Our members have been busy over the last month! Members are having a blast participating in the various programs the Club has been offering.  
The Learning Center has been offering three, main programs so far this school year: Power Hour, BookNook, and LEGO Robotics.  
Power Hour offers a quiet learning environment for the kids to work on their homework with staff assistance. BookNook is a new web-based reading app that we have begun offering this year.  
BookNook meets Monday and Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 and Wednesday from 4:00-5:45. Our goal is to assess the current reading levels of our members and to help them improve their reading, comprehension, and confidence.  
F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League is a worldwide league where students from 4th to 8th grade identify and solve a problem in a science fair like project, and compete in a competition where they try to score points by navigating a map full of obstacles with a LEGO robot that they program and direct. We travel to Worcester Polytechnic Institute on December 2nd to compete against other teams!  
The Art Room is constantly full of members working on incredible and creative artwork with our amazing Art Room Coordinator, Doreen. Doreen is always coming up with new and exciting art projects for our members. On Fridays, cooking is offered in the Art Room. This is a very popular activity with our members!  
The Teen Room is full of energetic teenagers challenging their friends in various tournaments. The teens are enjoying their "Teen Only" gym time!  
We are offering MyFuture again this year. MyFuture is a BGCA web platform where club members create accounts and participate in activities related to STEM, leadership, media, digital literacy, and more. As they complete activities and projects,  members will earn badges that will allow our club to compete with other Boys & Girls Clubs.    
Members have also been working on completing t digital literacy typing activities and learning how to edit photos in media making.  
Photo Club has started! On Wednesdays and Fridays, the club meets during from 2:30-4:00pm. Members have started learning the basic of photography and how to use a camera properly. The kids and our awesome program assistant Laura will be going around the island to take pictures of everything and anything that gives off an artistic vibe. Members will explore their creative side and enjoy another form of art. Members will learn how to edit Adobe programs and will be given the opportunity to show off their work in a photo exhibit.
Jasmine and Katie, two energetic staff, are co-running the Triple Play Healthy Habits program this year. They are teaching our members how to be healthy at the Club. So far this year, they've conducted relay races, dodgeball games, stretching sessions, and the favorite activity- "Snack Chat" where kids talk about the foods they've eaten that day and help determine what is healthy or not. Keep up the good work!  




Stay connected with the Club and all the exciting programs we will be offering this year. Check out our calendar on our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! You can also stay up to date with our text alert system- simply text NANTUCKET to 84483.

Boy and Girl Athlete of the Month

Brandon Romero-2nd Grade

Brandon is a well rounded individual both on and off the field. Brandon played flag football for his 2nd year and was on the Division III Oh Deer Panthers. Brandon played quarterback at times, while also playing on offense and defense. Brandon is extremely helpful and always willing to help pick up the field! Brandon is a regular with the "chain gang" for Division I football games.  
Congratulations Brandon!

Ritanya Phillips -4th Grade
Ritanya is fierce competitor on and off the field. Ritanya played her 2nd year of flag football and was on the Division II Grey Lady Marine Giants. Ritanya was always in on the action whether on offense or defense, scoring a big touchdown in the championship game. Although the Giants came up short, Ritanya and her team fought to the very end in an action packed season for Division II.  
Congratulations Ritanya!

As we enter into the winter months, our football season is coming to an end. We would like to congratulate our DIII champions the Fisher Real Estate Bucs and our DII champions the SeaGrille Cowboys.

Thank you to all of our generous football sponsors! We appreciate your support of our athletics program!

THANK YOU Fisher Real Estate, Mac Davis Flooring, Cross Rip Construction, Oh Deer, SeaGrille, Bistany Irrigation, Grey Lady Marine, and J. Brown Builders, Inc.

DIII Champions Fisher Real Estate Bucs

  DII Champions SeaGrille Cowboys

The dodgeball finals are over and what an exciting season it was! We hope everyone had a great time!

DI Champions the Ballers

DII Champions the Blazers

DIII Champions the Stars

Soccer has started with Shauna! Please check the schedule for practice and game times!

Basketball sign-ups have begun. Please see Joe or Matt to register your child. Basketball clinics for 1st - 6th graders will be held November 13th-17th. Please check our calendar for specific times.

We are still looking for basketball team sponsors! Email if interested in sponsoring a team!


Attention Parents

The Annual Community Halloween Party was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came out for a spooky but fun night! We hope everyone had a great time!




Nantucket Boys & Girls Club | PO Box 269 | Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554 | 508-228-0158