Summer 2020 Program Season Delayed to Monday, July 6
In light of Governor Pritzker’s extended stay at home order, the start of NSSRA’s summer program season is delayed to Monday, July 6. These program delays apply to NSSRA programs and the ELA Program. Our Summer 2020 Program Guide has been updated ( view here ) with program adjustments and cancellations. Updates regarding camps will be communicated the week of Monday, May 4. 

Please note: payments for summer programs are not required at this time and will not be processed. Any payments provided will be held until a later date.

In the meantime, we are excited to announce that we have expanded  virtual program offerings  included in this email, beginning Monday (including weekend and evening options). We hope you’ll join us on Zoom until we can be together in person again! Scroll down for sign up options.

Registration for summer programs opens Monday, May 4 at 9:00 am, and the deadline is Friday, May 15. Click the links below for some helpful registration tips going into Monday: 


Complete registration information can be found here: How to Register

Please note: updates regarding NSSRA camps will be communicated next week.

For more information or with questions, contact NSSRA Registrar Jeanne Cook at  jcook@nssra.org .
Who's ready for some new program opportunities? Not only are we now offering sign-ups three weeks at a time, but we are also offering an additional program each weekday, two programs on Saturdays and one special event each week. Too, ELA Program afternoon social times have been extended to a full hour! Click the links below to stay connected with #teamnssra and your friends!
Video programs and calls are conducted over Zoom, a free app that can be downloaded on your phone, tablet or computer.  Click here to download Zoom.
That's not all! Check out these one-time special events!
Join us this week for Formal Friday!

We're all a little bummed that Spring Formal is cancelled and our annual Shining Stars Banquet is postponed, but there's no reason to put away your dancing shoes just yet. Join us Friday, May 1 at 5:00 pm for "Formal Friday," a virtual dance party on Zoom!

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us!

Join us for this one-time special event as we get together and celebrate Cinco De Mayo! We'll dance, sing and learn all about this fun holiday as well as make our own maracas, so be sure to bring your supplies! Taco bout a party!

Save the date for our virtual ELA Fun Run!

Details and registration coming soon. In the meantime, find those old ELA Fun Run shirts, start prepping your encouraging signs, and get ready for a (virtual) good time with your friends!
Don't forget to follow us on  social media ! We are posting new videos, activity ideas and more every day, and we'd love to see your faces pop up in the comments!

Community Resources
We hope you’ll consider participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving taking place   Tuesday, May 2, 2020  as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

It is an opportunity for the world to come together to thank, give, help and heal. Thank you in advance for your participation in giving a monetary or in-kind contribution to your favorite non-profit organization(s), and thanking our essential workers and first responders to help build a more just and generous world.  Learn more about Giving Tuesday Now here.

NSSRA Foundation's Associate Board is currently accepting PPE donations to distribute to group homes in our area that are in need. For more information or with questions, please contact Katie James at kjames@nssra.org .
For those of you that miss NSSRA's Music Speaks program with Music Speaks, LLC, check out their free, weekly livestreams on Thursdays! Click here to join today's event at 6:30 pm.

If you've run across a great virtual resource for participants with disabilities and their families, we'd love to hear about it! Email info@nssra.org and share it with us!
Have you followed us over on Instagram , Facebook or YouTube yet?

Every week we're posting new activities, workouts, storytime readings, games and more! Have you joined in on NSSRA Bingo yet? Print or screenshot the card linked below, cross off what you have been up to and email your completed card info@nssra.org for your entry to weekly drawings. Send us your submissions by tonight (Thursday, April 30) and you'll be entered to win an NSSRA giveaway tomorrow! Or, enter for next week's drawing.

Spring Formal (CANCELLED)
Friday, May 1
Join us at Formal Friday instead! Details here.

Winnetka Ice Shows (CANCELLED)
Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2
Postponed per Winnetka Park District

Northbrook-On-Ice (CANCELLED)
Friday, May 8 - Sunday, May 10
Cancelled per Northbrook Park District

ELA Fun Run (VIRTUAL)
Friday, May 15
Details to come
Special Olympics Illinois State Summer Games (CANCELLED)
Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14
Cancelled per Special Olympics Illinois

Shining Stars Awards & Recognition Banquet (RESCHEDULED)
Friday, October 30, 2020
Originally Friday, April 24, 2020
We will communicate further updates as we have them. With questions or for more information, please contact Recreation Manager Blair Hill at bhill@nssra.org .