The Kellys

The Kellys
Welcome to the Nica Kelly blog! Keep up to date with school "Colegio Cristiano Manto de Gracia" in Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kick off of new school year

February 9th was the first day of our new school year (In Nicaragua, the school year is from early February to early December). We have just at 200 kids, and are looking forward to a great year.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Process of Education

Teaching, like parenting, is a process that has its ups and downs, but is driven by the remembering the big picture. I admire those who faithfully invest in the lives of young people year after year - it is a very "kingdom of God" work.

Pictured here are our graduating preschoolers at Colegio Cristiano Manto de Gracia in Nicaragua.

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  December newsletter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

School picture - 2014

Just ahead of the rain, we got our 2014 school picture. Already looking forward to next year.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Consistent readers

As most of you know, our school year ends in early December.

Today, our librarian gave out prizes to the kids who most consistently used the library to read. This is positive fruit of the library program. Pictured from left to right are Luz Elisa, the librarian Marlene, Ángel, and Jean Carlos. 

We need more books! If you can help, visit our webpage and click the "Books/libros" tab.  NACE

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Our library is off to a good start, but to reach our goals we need lots of good reading books - in Spanish - for kids from pre-school thru high school. If you have any or want to order them, you can send them to us either in the US or Nicaragua.

   11625 Custer Rd. # 110-245
   Frisco, TX   75035

   Colegio Manto de Gracia
   Zona 8, del hotel Miraflores 1 c al este
   Nueva Guinea, RAAS
   Nicaragu, Central America

Monday, October 6, 2014

Computer class

After years of planning and bringing laptops down to Nicaragua one by one, we finally had our first after school computer class. Martha Moraga, our teacher, does a good job of connecting with the kids.

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October newsletter

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Basketball camp

Had a great week with our son Jonathan and his team from Texas and Oklahoma. The basketball camp was a big hit with about 80 kids participating. 

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