Ram's Horn                           December 2, 2016
Principal's Pen
I pray that each of you had a blessed Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful Grandparent's Day and we so appreciate the support of family here at Shepherd. Thank you so much to all who contributed to such a special day. This is a busy month here at Shepherd! Our ELC-8 grade Christmas program is coming up as well as a music concert! It is such a joy to see the excitement of Christmas in our students and to see the world through their eyes! 

I will be sending out some information specifically to our Pre-K parents regarding Kindergarten Info Night, to be held on Thursday, January 12 at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm. Please mark this on your calendar as we present why we are different than public school and why we are highly accredited compared to other programs. Hope to see each of you there and thank you for your consideration.
 
Coffee Chat with Mrs. Jennings will be Tuesday, December 13 in the Great Hall.
 
A few procedural reminders :
Please do not get out of your car in the pick-up lane after school. If you need or wish to get out of your car, you must park in a parking space. The pick-up lane is specifically for drive through pick-up only. It creates backed up traffic on University and creates a safety issue when we have parked cars or individuals out of their cars in the pick-up lane. 
 

Santa's Holiday Shop
Tuesday, December 6 - Friday, December 9, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm  
Volunteers are needed to staff the shop and help the kids with their selections. Please consider helping at this event. Click HERE to sign up. Please call, text or email Adrienne Olsen, 303-921-3206 or adrienneo@hotmail.com.
 
Click HERE to learn more about The Holiday Gift Shop.
ELC and BASE Camp Parents!
M&M's, Bookworms and All-Stars will be hosting a Turkey feast on Monday, November 21. Parents, grandparents and siblings are invited.
 
NO BASE CAMP... 

- after school on November 23

- November 24 & 25

- after school on December 21

- during Christmas break

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 -December 1 and December 20. Mark your calendars now! PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATES from Dec 15 to Dec 20. 

The 7th and 8th graders thank you for your support!
Questions? Email Krista Krikke.
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!
SAVE the DATE!
What Child Is This?
ELC-8th Grade Christmas Program
December 15, 2016
10:30 am and 6:30 pm

*Please wear Christmas Attire 
Shepherd Gear
The weather is getting colder (finally!) and you are wishing you had bought your student a hoodie? Maybe you are thinking Christmas presents?  Click HERE to go to My Locker to order your Shepherd gear. Also-Shepherd earns a small rebate on every order!
Good News!
Here's how your past child care contributions (ELC) served the needs of the church this past fiscal year:
  • $67,891 was applied to help offset the ELC's fixed overhead costs.
  • The preschool remodeling loan was paid down $20,000.
 
That's $87,891 that went back to the general fund! What a blessing and a benefit! And the generous donors of those funds received a benefit, too. The Colorado Child Care Credit provides a 50% tax credit against your state income tax liability along with the existing tax benefits of a charitable deduction. Please be sure to pick up an informative flyer from the usher stands.
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.
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.

Click HERE to read StreetSmarts Holiday bonus opportunities. 
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Instrumental Concert
December 20, 2016 6:30 pm

You are cordially invited to attend Shepherd of the Hills Instrumental Concert.  Please join us December 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the gymnasium. 

 


 
Jack's Corner 

JACK'S CORNER

QUESTION:  Every night is a battle to get my 2nd grade son to do his homework.  I get so frustrated and angry; it ruins the night for the whole family.  Any suggestions?

ANSWER:  I firmly believe that struggles with children are opportunities for God to transform parents.  Sadly, we parents usually don't want, nor do we often seize these opportunities.  Here is an opportunity for you to understand and empathize with the heart of God.  We are God's children.  We wound him deeply by our refusal to live how we should.  Our rebellion springs out of childish defiance and selfishness.  There are many reasons why we are call "children" of God.  One of the opportunities God provides for parents is to watch our own sinful foolishness lived out in the actions and attitudes of our children.  In an event as common as battling over homework, God gives parents an opportunity for........

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.