What to Expect at NoVES
On regular Sunday mornings, children start in the main room with the adults they came with for introductory music and welcome. After the greeting, a “story for children of all ages” is read where children are invited to the front of the room to see the pictures better. When the story and the second piece of music is finished, the children leave with their teachers to go to the classrooms.
We all gather together for a few minutes in one of the big classrooms to discuss the story just read and to welcome everyone back for another week. We share any exciting news/events in the children's lives, talk about upcoming ethical action projects and then we divide into our respective classes. Parents are welcome to walk their children to their classes and stay with their children during class if they wish.
Students will be in their classes starting around 11:30 am where they will build, create, think, sing, dance, learn and explore. Classes wrap up by 12:15 pm and parents/guardians are asked to come to their child’s classroom to pick them up.
Once a month, the classes gather to engage in a service project. In past year's we have made bag lunches for the homeless, arranged supply drives for Operation Gratitude, Made blankets for kids in the foster care system, Created Valentines for sale to raise money for Kakenya's Dream, held a marker recycling drive, and much more!
We have three festivals every year - Fall, Winter and Spring. During the festivals, everyone stays in the main room for food, music, stories and fun.