Ram's Horn                           November 4, 2016
Principal's Pen
This school year is quickly passing by. It is hard to believe we just finished up our first quarter. It was great to see parents on campus during parent/teacher conferences. We appreciate your interest and participation in your child's education. We are looking forward to a great 2nd quarter! 

Our Fall Festival was a huge success! It was wonderful to see so many of our school families in attendance. This month provides us with lots of activities as well. Check out upcoming events on our school page in Sycamore. Grandparent's Day is Wednesday, November 23. Please invite your child's grandparents or special friend to attend! If you need a "grandparent for the day", let the office know and we can connect you with a grandparent for your child to adopt that day!

During the month of November, we tend to reflect more on those things for which we are thankful for each and every day. I would love to see what our families here at Shepherd are thankful for and you will find "We are thankful for..." posters throughout the school this month. Please take the time over the next few weeks to write down things you are thankful for at Shepherd, as well as personally. It will be neat to see how grateful hearts can warm a community!

I am extremely thankful to be in a Christian community with so many wonderful and supportive families, teachers and students. I can't thank each of you enough for making Shepherd feel like family and pray that we continue to share that community with others.
Parent Survey
As we continually strive to be a community of excellence, we highly value your input as parents and would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this parent survey. 

Click HERE
3rd Annual Turkey Olympics
Friday, November 11, 6:00-8:30 pm
For 5th-8th Grade
November is known for celebrating with turkeys, but this event takes turkey celebrating to a new level.  Teams will be chosen and the contest will be held.  Who will be the champions of this year's 3rd annual event?  Along with the fun, we will also focus on preparing Thanksgiving baskets for needy families in our community. Mark it on your calendar today. Click HERE to sign up.
Thank You!
A HUGE thank you to all the families that purchased from the Book Fair! But it would not have been possible without all the wonderful volunteers: Melanie Dillon; Tonya Hart; Kyra Hatton; Michele Littell; Cooper, Sabrina and Sander Luckinbill; Rick Monson; Katy Newton; Jordan and Paul Rodeck; Kristine Stiles; Abbie and Marci Voytko and Jaina Zillinger. All of your purchases and volunteering made the Book Fair a HUGE success!

Audrey Monson
amonson@sothfamily.org
LuHi Auction
Friday, November 18, 6:30 pm, at Lutheran High School
Join us for a night of celebration as we praise our Lord for the blessings He has poured over LuHi in the past year! Join us in our fundraising efforts to further the work and ministry of LuHi!

Click HERE to buy your tickets.
Selfies with Santa
Saturday, November 19, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church MOPS (8997 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch) is presenting an opportunity to meet Santa and get a picture with the big guy! Enjoy doughnuts, refreshments, crafts and pictures with Santa! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to contribute to the Santa Elves organization. Cost is $15 per family or $10 if a toy is donated.
SAVE the DATE!
What Child Is This?
ELC-8th Grade Christmas Program
December 15, 2016
10:30 am and 6:30 pm
Auction Planning Meeting
Our next auction meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, at 6:30 pm. We will meet at Mellow Mushroom in Southglenn.
  • We want to see how everyone's doing
  • See how we can help you
  • Discuss the raffle
  • Talk about sponsorships
  • Auction communication & publicity
  • Overall brain storming session
Join us for a fun time! Please RSVP to Meredith or Jodie

If you weren't able to make it last time, don't hesitate to join us!
ELC Parents!
Please remember to use the front entrance to the school when picking up your children before 3:15 pm.
  • M&M's, Bookworms and All-Stars will be hosting a Turkey feast on Monday,November 21. Sign up genius to follow. Parents, grandparents and siblings are invites. 
  • NO BASE CAMP November 22, 24 & 25
  • NO BASE CAMP over Christmas break.
It's That Easy?
Last year the King Soopers rebate program brought in nearly $5,800 that directly supports the Day School budget. Thank you to everyone using this program in support of our school. We hope you continue using your King Soopers reloadable cards. This program provides a 5% rebate to our school at no cost to the user. If you don't have a card, stop by the office to purchase a $10 reloadable card. The $10 can be used immediately at your local King Soopers. It's easy to reload at the store before your next purchase too.
Hot Lunch Volunteers
You are invited by Shepherd to sign up for "Hot Lunch Volunteers."  Please click HERE of use the link below to view the online sign-up sheet.
Family Tree Service Project
As a part of our Be Transformed emphasis, each quarter Shepherd's church, Sunday School and Day School will have a mission or service project that is our focus.  This quarter, September - November, help us reach out to  
The Family Tree  community in two different ways. 

You can help by donating $20 for snacks and drinks for one or more Sundays, this year. Click HERE to sign up for one or more Sundays. Drop your $20 donation in either the offering plate or the church office. Please indicate Family Tree on memo line of check or envelope.

Available each Sunday in the gym with instructions, help our Transforming Tree bloom. Your monetary offering will help fund a Giant Game Night for these special families.
 
If you are not sure who Family Tree is, click HERE to read more about this group.
 
Questions? Please contact Jodie Stoltenow, JStoltenow@sothfamily.org.
Break the Dress Code Days
The 7th and 8th graders are raising funds for Washington DC. All students, Kindergarten through 8th grade have the opportunity to Break the Dress Code. Wear what you would like (must be school appropriate) and pay $1 at the door to Break the Dress Code! First semester Break the Dress Code days are the following Thursdays - November 17, December 1 and December 15. Mark your calendars now!

The 7th and 8th graders thank you for your support!

Questions? Email Krista Krikke at kkrikke@msn.com
Streets of SouthGlenn
Help Shepherd when you shop at The Streets of SouthGlenn to receive a prize of $250-$2500! Simply shop and submit itemized, original receipts   from purchases made between August 15, 2016, and April 30, 2017. Drop your receipts off at Guest Services (located in the Concierge Lobby by the parking structure) or the box in Shepherd's entry area near the office. Questions? Email or call Audrey Monson , 303-798-0711 ext. 383.
Jack's Corner 
QUESTION:  My 13-year-old daughter talked to me about "cutters". I was shocked to learn that there are teens who purposely cut their arms with razor blades. My daughter seemed to have a somewhat cavalier attitude. It worries me. How should I handle this situation? 

ANSWER: First, stop and thank God that the lines of communication between you and your daughter are still open! Next...

School Counselor  
Our School Counselor, Jack Lipski, is available to help our students AND their families with social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual concerns. Jack is also an Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist. Please don't hesitate to call and make an appointment, or just drop by if his door is open.