Extracurricular Activities

Early Birds and Stay & Play

To accommodate early parent schedules, we are pleased to offer an Early Birds program that is a structured and fun-filled learning experience. Supervised by NMP teachers, toddlers – 5 year olds will enjoy a variety of activities before the official start of their school day.

Drop off is in in the Preschool lobby (NEW!). You are welcome to register your Early Bird for one or more mornings each week, but your reservation must be for the entire semester.

If you have questions about Early Birds, please contact Jan Cruz at EarlyBirds@Northsideumc.org. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open in early August.

Stay and Play is a continuation of the school day Monday – Thursday. This fun ‘after school’ activity time includes snack, outside play, story-telling, music and more fun with special friends. The activity runs 12:30-1:30PM for 3, 4 and 5-year olds (must be toilet trained).

If you have questions about Stay and Play, please send an email to Lucy Horlock at Stay&Play@northsideumc.org. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open in early August.

Ceramics and Art with Ms. Lucy

Join NMP art teacher, Miss Lucy, after school for special ceramics and art classes. Each five-week session focuses on a different theme and includes a special keepsake ceramics project. In addition to open-ended art, children will explore art mediums such as paper mache, painting, drawing, and printing. Parents have the option to choose between two different days for each session. Children signed up for Wednesday classes have the additional option of joining Miss April for Stay and Play from 12:30 – 1:30. Children must be in a three-year-old, pre-k, or Lions class and be potty trained. Classes take place in the preschool art room and carpool will be available.

Northside Church Sports and Rec Activities

A Ministry of Northside United Methodist Church, Sports and Rec provides various youth and adult classes that are open to NMP students as well as children and adults in our community. Check out their website under ‘Youth Classes’ for a list of current offerings for preschoolers.