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February, 2013
In This Issue
A VERY Special Valentine
We Are Open for Winter Break!
Help Us Welcome Ian!
Kids Corner
Upcoming Events
February 25-28: NPS Winter Break, Club open 9:00am-5:00pm
March 1: NPS Winter Break, Club open 9:00am-5:00pm
March 4-15: High School Basketball League Sign-ups
March 15-17: All Star Basketball Weekend
March 18-27: Boxing Sign-ups
March 25: High School Basketball Begins
March 28: Boxing Begins
March 29: NPS Early Release- Club open noon-5:00
March 30: Club Closed
March 30: Community Easter Egg Hunt, 9:30am
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A VERY Special Valentine


On Wednesday, February 6th both our members and residents of Our Island Home were treated to a very special afternoon. Club members had spent the earlier part of the week diligently creating handmade Valentine's in the Art Room with Art Coordinator, Sarah P. Each resident at Our Island Home received a personalized Valentine from one of our Club members. On Wednesday, a week before Valentine's Day, our members took a field trip to hand deliver each of their Valentine's. "It was great to see the reaction of the residents, as well as the enthusiasm from our Club members. Everyone had a really great time." said Club Outreach Coordinator, Joe M. Joe is looking forward to their next field trip to Our Island Home which is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, where Club members will be partnered with residents and will play board and card games. We look forward to organizing many more great trips to OIH in the near future!

 OIH Field Trip 

 Erin M. gives out her Valentine to a resident of Our Island Home.


OIH Field Trip 

  Club members visit with the oldest resident at Our Island Home, over 100 years old!

We Are Open for Winter Break!
Flag Football 2013The Club will be open Monday, February 25th through Friday, March 1st, from 9:00am-5:00pm for the NPS winter break. We will be offering a variety of different programs and field trips throughout the week to keep our members busy. If anyone is interested, the Dreamland is offering a $20 "All Access Pass" for the week. This weekly pass will allow students to see EVERY movie Monday through Friday! Passes can be purchased at either the box office or here at the Club. If enough members purchase passes, we will take daily field trips to the theatre. We will also be doing "theme days" throughout the week, check out the schedule:


Monday: Red, White and Blue Day

Tuesday: Team Spirit Day

Wednesday: Impersonate a Staff Day

Thursday: Pajama Day

Friday: Fancy Dress Up Day


Note to parents: We will not be providing lunch for Club members throughout the week. Please plan to send a bag lunch with members each day. Thank you!

Help Us Welcome Ian!
Ian, new staffAs of last week, Ian S. is the newest addition to our team! Ian, currently a senior at NHS, will be working at the Club part time, coming over after school. Ian started his journey with the Club when he was in just 6th grade, after moving to Nantucket from Jamaica. He immediately got involved with athletics, and other areas of the Club. He continued to be an active Club member, as a teen member and most recently as a volunteer. We are happy to have seen him grow into the responsible teen he is today, and are so proud to have him as a part of our team. Welcome Ian!
Kids Corner!

"What will you be doing over winter break?"


I am going to Califona to go to Disney Land
Sydney, age 9
I'm going to the Club and I am going to do art.
Annalisa, age 10
I am staying on island yea! Playing with my friends!
Jehren, age 10
I am going to play basketball going to hiannis.
Jaylen, age 8
I am going to Bahamas to go swiming with sarcks and sting rays.
Erin, 8
a positive place for kids
Club Athletics


Exciting Playoff Action Begins!
BBall 2013 2With playoff games beginning, basketball is officially beginning to wind down for the season. We're looking forward to our annual trip to the Barnstable Youth Basketball Tournament which will take place the weekend of March 15th. We will again be sending two girls teams and two boys teams to represent the Club against other New England teams. 



Last year was the first year the Club offered a High School Basketball League and it proved to be very successful. The league brought over 40 high school students to the Club and made up four different teams. Signups for this year's season will begin on March 4th. Please see Jamie or Joe to sign-up!



Upcoming Sports Schedule

 March 4-15: High School Basketball Sign-ups

March 15-17: All Star Basketball Weekend

March 18-27: Boxing Sign-ups

March 25: High School Basketball Begins

March 28: Boxing Begins


*For a complete list of our sports schedule,
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