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April, 2014
In This Issue
Building Project Update
Farm to School Program Back
Come Celebrate with Us!
April All Stars
Upcoming Events
April 18: Lacrosse signups end
April 18: VIP BBQ
April 19: Club Closed
April 19: Community Easter Egg Hunt, 9:30am
April 21: Club Closed, Patriots Day
April 22-25: Nantucket Public School Early Release - Club open 9:00-5:00
April 28: Lacrosse begins
April 30: "Pot Luck & Pinatas, Dia de los Ninos"
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Building Project Update!
Attention Parents/Guardians

As most of you know, the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club is beginning our building project with the expansion and renovation of the facility starting in June. To prepare for this, we may need to close our doors periodically throughout this spring and minimally during the 2014 - 2015 school year during specific stages of construction.   We realize this may be inconvenient for our members but we need to ensure that the new construction will be finished and ready to open next summer and the renovation completed when the school year begins in 2015. We will give you advance notice when we have to close so you may make alternate plans.


This next year will be exciting and challenging for everyone - our members, parents, staff and the community. The result will be a beautiful, new Boys & Girls Club for our children. We are offering our summer program and do not anticipate any displacement. We will have the doors open as much of the 2014-2015 school year as possible with some minimal program changes. We ask parents, guardians and members to be patient with the process and to understand the great opportunity this is to have a new Club for our children to enjoy. We thank you for your continued support and can't wait to see the new Club complete! If you have any questions about the building project, please don't hesitate to ask. The Club's future is bright!




Farm to School Program Back


We are happy to announce that we will again be partnering up with Sustainable Nantucket to participate in their Farm to School program this spring. Every Monday our members will take field trips to the Community School garden to learn about the basics of farming, gardening and healthy eating habits. Members will help to grow vegetables as well as participate in creating meals and various dishes with their freshly grown vegetables. We are so happy to be able to work with Sustainable Nantucket who provide this amazing opportunity for our members!


Click here to learn more about the Farm to School program. Thank you Kathleen (Farm to School Coordinator) and Sustainable



Below: Club members participate in last year's Farm to School program 



Come Celebrate with Us!

Join us on April 30th for a very special  multi-cultural celebration. "Pot Luck & Piņatas, Dia de los Niņo's", will celebrate our Spanish speaking members, their families and their various cultures. There will be a pot luck dinner, piņatas, games, music and dancing, and much more!




On Saturday, May 10th we will be hosting a Community Yard Sale from 9:00am until 1:00pm, here in the parking lot of the NBGC. Community members may purchase a parking lot spot to sell their items for $20.00. More than one spot may be purchased, depending on the amount of space you think you will need!


For more information and to purchase your space, please contact Jamie Foster by calling the Club or email him at




April All Stars!


These special members were nominated by Club staff as

"NBGC All Stars" for good character and being kind to others. This has become a new monthly tradition- so look for the bulletin board in our canteen area!


Rex D.

Kayleigh F.

Marcus T.

Mikayla B.

Brenda N.

Isabella D.

Carmen O.

Kalia S.

Karlee M.


Youth of the Month: Jared F.

Member of the Month: Rita C.





a positive place for kids



Boxing is in full swing with over 63 members participating this year. Every Tuesday and Thursday you can find members in the gym preparing for our annual "House of Champions" boxing show. Clear your calendars for Friday, May 2nd, to come out and show your support!



2014 Lacrosse sign-ups are happening now through Friday, April 18th. If you would like to sign your child up, please contact Joe or Jamie S.


This year's practice schedule is as follows:

Girls grades 1st- 6th:  Tuesday/Thursday, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Boys grades 1st-3rd:  Wednesday/Friday, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Boys grades 4th-6th:  Wednesday/Friday, 4:00pm-5:00pm



We are very excited to be offering our golf program again in conjunction with Miacomet Golf Club and their head professional, Phil Truono. Sign ups will begin on Monday, April 14th. All members ages 7-14 are welcome to join. The program will officially begin on Saturday, May 3rd. For more information and to sign up, please contact Joe.



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