Summer Arts Program at NMS

We hope that your child will join us for an exciting 7 week Summer Arts Program scheduled from June 12 through July 28.* Weekly sessions are available for Toddlers 24- 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. Throughout the summer program we will also explore the works of many well-known children’s authors and illustrators. Each session is 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 2017 Summer Arts Program are:

Our Community  •  June 12 – 16 *

Learn about the people who work in our city and explore the resources nearby with local field trips to places such as the library and the post office.  We will also invite community workers such as the Fire Department and Black Earth Composting to visit.

My Backyard World  •  June 19 – 23

We will learn about the plants and animals living and growing in our area and create nature themed art projects.

Artistic Creations  •  June 26 – 30

We will explore many artistic styles using watercolors, clay, chalk, and recycled materials with a special emphasis on the works of Eric Carle.

Indoor Camping  •  July 5 – 7

This is a new theme for us this year and we will be camping out in the classroom. Our activities will include animal tracking, stargazing, and camp fire art. We will also add a forest play-dough tray and a river sensory table.

Down on the Farm  •  July 10 – 14

We will learn about life on a farm as well as farm animals and their young. We will play with a model farm and learn about farm workers.

Lights, Camera, Action!  •  July 17 – 21

We will make masks, costumes, and puppets and create our own performances. We will be using all kinds of art and recycled materials.

Under the Sea  •  July 24 -28

We learn about life under the sea and create an underwater mural.

*   Please note that the first session of our Toddler & Preschool Summer Programs (June 12-16) is reserved for children who attended our school during the 2016-2017 school year.