Summer Arts Program at NMS

We hope that your child will join us for an exciting 10 week Summer Arts Program scheduled from June 8 through August 21.* Weekly sessions are available for Toddlers 20-33 months of age and Preschool children ages 2 years 9 months through 6 years old.  Each session is developed around a different theme and offers experiences in art, music, imaginative play and outdoor activities.  Sessions are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The Morning Session runs from 9 a.m. – Noon.  To extend the day, you may add Lunch Bunch from Noon to 1 p.m., or afternoons from Noon – 3, 4 or 5 p.m.  If you would prefer a part-time schedule, your child may attend, two, three or four days per week, also with the option of extending the day up until 5 p.m. Please make your selections on the Enrollment Form and submit it with full payment.  Please be sure to use the appropriate form, Toddler or Pre-school.


Themes for the 2019 Summer Arts Program are:


Our Community  •  June 10 – 14 *

How do I send a letter?  Where can I borrow a book?  Who should I call in an emergency?  We’ll learn these answers and more through walking field trips within our community and in-school visitors.

I Am a Scientist  •  June 17 – 21

What happens when vinegar and baking soda are mixed together? How do tornadoes form? Can a child lift an adult? We will explore many areas of STEM through experiments, design and building.

I Am an Explorer  •  June 24 – 28

From yurts to igloos, kilts to kimonos, deserts to mountains—we’ll travel the globe to meet people from different continents to learn about their land, homes, clothing, food and traditions.

I Am an Artist  •  July 1, 2 & 3

Using watercolors, clay, chalk, recycled materials and more, we will unleash our inner artists. Children will learn about the different styles of famous children’s illustrators such as Eric Carle, Ezra Jack  Keats, Tomie dePaola and David McPhail.

I Am an Oceanographer  •  July 8 – 12

Explore the wonders of the underwater world.  We’ll learn all sorts of amazing facts about the ocean and the animals that live there.  A touch tank will give students some hands on time with starfish, mollusks and other tiny creatures from the sea.   

I Am a Musician  •  July 15 – 19

We’ll lift our voices in song and bodies in dance all week long!  Recycled items will become instruments to play as we sing our favorite tunes and learn some new ones.  We’ll learn about the different musical genres, famous composers and their work.  

I Am a Chef  •  July 22 -26

After designing our own aprons, we’ll get busy measuring, mixing and learning about nutrition.  In addition to making healthy snacks, we’ll shake up some butter and ice cream, flip pancakes and dabble in kitchen utensil artwork. There is a $5 a day material fee for this week only.

*   Please note that the first session of our Toddler & Preschool Summer Programs (June 10-14) is reserved for children who attended our school during the 2018-2019 school year.

Week 1: The Community
Week 2: I Am a Scientist
Week 3: I Am an Explorer
Week 4: I Am an Artist
Week 5: I Am an Oceanographer
Week 6: I Am a Musician
Week 7: I Am a Chef