Ram's Horn
October 20, 2017

Celebrating the 500th Reformation Anniversary  
Sunday, October 22, 4:00 pm
Join us for a special worship service at Shepherd that will include exceptional choirs, music groups, and distinct speaker Rev. Todd Jones, Assistant to the Michigan District President of the LC-MS. Click HERE to see more details on our flyer.

Shepherd's first annual  Storybook Pumpkin Parade!    For details click HERE.  

Conference Time!
If you are interested in having a conference with a special's teacher, please click on the link below to claim your spot for next Thursday evening. If you cannot make an appointment, Mrs. Fellows, Mrs. Hoza and Mrs. Livingston are just an e-mail appointment away.

Click HERE
Fall Festival
Bring the whole family and invite your friends & neighbors to a fun-filled night in a safe environment.  Travel inside Jonah's giant whale, conquer Goliath, and knock down the Walls of Jericho at our festival.  Enjoy free games, check out this year's "Food Trucks" and take a walk down our "Trunk or Treat" lane. There will be bounce houses, carnival games, photo shop, costume contest and so much more! All kids are encouraged to wear friendly, non-scary, modest costumes. Join us Friday, October 27 from 5:30-8:00 pm. We can't wait to see you!
Are You a Veteran?
Do you know someone who served our country either on the front lines, or on the home front? Our school is hosting the first annual Thank You Veterans breakfast on Tuesday, November 14 from 9 - 10:30 am. Veterans, spouses, and spouses of the fallen please join us for a hot breakfast prepared and served by our day school students! Friends and family may join us for $3 a meal. Program will begin at 9:30. Questions? Please call the office and ask for Molly Poppe, or email  MPoppe@sothfamily.org.

Singing in Church 
Our next opportunity to sing in church is on November 12 at the 8:00 Traditional service in the church.  We will be singing "Here We Stand" based on our theme verse, Ephesians 2:8-10.  Save the date on your calendars.  Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord!

Faith Families... "Here We Stand!"
At our first Faith Family meeting this year, we talked about our school theme of "Here we stand: Word, Faith, Grace."   For the younger kids, the abstract concept of "standing for" or "standing on" an idea or concept can be a little hard to understand.  Generally, figures of speech that aren't used in today's culture don't make much sense.  After some explanation, our Faith Family kids were asked, "What does Shepherd School 'stand for'?"  (Pardon the grammar, please.) 

Here are their answers:  Shepherd stands for Jesus, faith, grace, the Bible, living our faith in Christ, reading the Bible, athletics, learning, compassion, accepting students of different faiths, respect, integrity and responsibility.
Wow!  What a challenge to us as a school and to us as adults.  
Jack Lipski, School Counselor...for the Faith Families of Shepherd
Friday Snacks
Help support PTL by supporting our teachers. Sign up for one or more Fridays and bring your favorite snack to the teacher's workroom in the morning so that they can enjoy a treat after a long week of work. Thanks for your support!! 
Click  HERE to sign up. 
Call, text or email me. 
Krista Krikke:  303-903-4490;  kkrikke@msn.com
Street Smart at SouthGlenn   
It's easy to help our school earn $250 to $2500. Just shop and log receipts from any of The Streets at SouthGlenn stores and restaurants between August 15, 2017 and April 30, 2018. Our school earns five points per dollar spent, with many additional bonus points opportunities. Receipts can be logged at the Retail/Residential Management Office or dropped in the collection box in the Concierge Lobby if you do not need them returned. Remember to tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to log their receipts. Anyone can support your school in the Street Smarts program. Questions? Contact Audrey Monson, AMonson@sothfamily.org.

Click HERE to see special Fall opportunities for bonus points!
Miss a Newsletter? Wonder When the Next One Is?
The school newsletter is published on the first and third Fridays of each month. If you missed one or would just like to go back and read a previous version, click HERE
Jack's Corner
In lieu of my traditional question/answer format, and as our church and school counselor, I want to offer some thoughts (not an exhaustive discourse) regarding the Las Vegas shooting.  Although I address primarily those of the Christian faith in this article, my prayer is that everyone might glean something that helps them understand and act.
            I don't want to minimize in any way the pain and the evil that was done.  I was...