Lynn Campus Receives Official Citation from Mayor

North Shore Christian School received an Official Citation from the Mayor’s Office for their recent service at My Brother’s Table.  Students in Kindergarten, 7th and 8th grade visited My Brother’s Table in December to sing Christmas carols and bring homemade cookies to the guests. 20170104_092532

The three grades have chosen to reach out to MBT, the North Shore’s largest soup kitchen, as their service project for this school year. They have been and will continue in this endeavor for the remainder of the school year.

The Citation reads:  “Be it known to all who read these presents that20170104_092634 the Honorable Judith Flanagan Kennedy Mayor of the great City of Lynn hereby extends her sincerest congratulations to: North Shore Christian School In recognition of: your efforts to bring happiness to My Brother’s Table with your singing and home-made cookies. Be it further known that the entire City of Lynn extends its very best wishes for continued success and good fortune in all endeavors; that this citation be duly signed by the Mayor of the City of Lynn.”

 

Haiti Shoe Box Drive Kicks Off!

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Third and Fourth graders on our Beverly Campus did an amazing job last week as they led the weekly Chapel service. They led in worship, preformed a skit, presented the ministry of New Missions and kicked off our annual Haiti Shoe Box Drive.

It was a blessing to have Jeanne DeTellis, founder of New Missions, with us that morning and hear her speak about the ministry and the work they do with the children in Haiti.

Everyone left that service with a deeper understanding of what we as Christians have been called to do. They received a shoe box to fill for a child in Haiti, along with a cup of rice and beans-a traditional Haitian meal.

For more information about New Missions or our Annual Shoe Box Drive, please contact us at 781.599.2040.

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STEM Spotlight!

Each month, the 7th and 8th grade classes spend time in the wooded area behind our playground. Each student has selected a tree to observe, and they then take and enter their observations into the Project Budburst website. As Project BudBurst participants, they will carefully observe the phenophases of their trees. Specifically, they are recording the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting phases of their trees. Students input their observations into the Project Budburst website and these become part of an ecological record.
The photographs will also be added to the iNaturalist website. Here other professional scientists and “lay scientists” can help identify the trees in their photos. When the identity has been confirmed by multiple users, the photos will be added to the Encyclopedia of Life database.

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Lynn Principal

The Board of Directors of North Shore Christian School announced the appointment of Mrs. Robin Lowe as Principal of the Lynn Campus effective on July 1, 2015.

Robin brings to this position many years of educational leadership experience in Christian schools as well as classroom teaching experience. Her philosophy of Christian educational leadership, her commitment to listening to colleagues and to parents alike, and her administrative gifts, position her to lead NSCS into the future. She holds a BA in Human Development from Lesley College and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum Instruction, Educational Leadership from Gordon College.

NSCS After Hours

Do you know what happens after hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October through June on the Lynn campus? Approximately twenty licensed teachers from the North Shore gather after school and get to work! These teachers are are part of the Gordon College Orton-Gillingham Reading Clinic. These teachers are in the final phase of becoming licensed reading specialists.

After two years of intensive study, the teachers provide free of charge, one-on-one tutoring for children who struggle with reading. Using the scientifically-based Orton Gillingham or “O-G” method, elementary students are assessed and prescribed with just the right plan to help them succeed in reading. Each tutor meets with his/her student twice a week for 7 months. And they get increased reading and spelling results!

Who are the students? All seats are offered first to NSCS students in consultation with our classroom teachers. Remaining seats are then offered to other children from the community.

Who directs the clinic? Professor Abigail Sullivan holds a master’s degree from Gordon College and is in the final stages of her doctorate from Northeastern University. She is an experienced reading specialist in the public sector and former Christian school classroom teacher. Professor Sullivan teaches several courses on the Gordon campus preparing the tutors to deliver the highly regarded O-G reading program. At NSCS, she coaches and mentors the newest crop of reading specialists.

NSCS and Gordon College take pride in their strong and collaborative relationship lasting more than ten years.

Priscilla Nelson
January 8, 2014