Ram's Horn
January 19, 2018

Kids Sing This Sunday in Church    
Please join us for National Lutheran Schools Sunday, January 21! Middle School students sing at the 8:00 am service in the church. ELC-4th grade students sing at the 10:45 am service in the gym.  Praise God!
National Lutheran Schools Week  
January 21-26 is National Lutheran Schools Week. A special week to celebrate our school and that we get to learn about Jesus each and every day! The theme of the week is "It's Still All About Jesus". Each day will start with a devotion read by a student ambassador and then we are going to have a competition between our Faith Families. The winning Faith Family will get to pie Mrs. Jennings in the face! There are other special activities going on throughout the week including: mini-clubs, crafts, and a movie. 
Each day we have a different dress-up theme.
 
Monday - Neon Scrabble Day
Tuesday - Matching Groups Day (such as: peanut butter & jelly, pancakes, bacon &orange juice, milk & cookies)
Wednesday - School Spirit
Thursday - Winter Olympics
Friday - Pajama Day 

Let's have some fun!
2018-2019 Registration     
Registration for Early Learning Center has begun. Click HERE to start the process. Remember... if the student you are enrolling has never been a student at Shepherd, you will have to use the BLUE button, even if they have a sibling already enrolled. 

K-8th grade registration will begin next week.
Scrip Program     
As we have announced before, we are discontinuing keeping gift cards in the office. We do still have a small inventory that is available to purchase. 

Scrip on Hand
1 $25 Buffalo Wild Wings
1 $25 Cabela
2 $25 Gap/Banana/Old Navy/Options
2 $25 Lands' End
1 $20 Little Caesar's
16 $5 Starbucks
9 $10 Starbucks
6 $25 Starbucks  
FREE
Piggybanks with three compartments (spend, save, share) while they last. Use them to begin teaching your child about budgeting. Drop by Jack's office and pick one up for your child.

Banangrams Club
Love words? Love games? Love both? Then this is the club for you! Grades 4-8 have the opportunity to join a Bananagrams Club in February. Look for more information next week! 
Fundraising for the School
There are several, easy ways to help Shepherd when you do your everyday shopping. Click HERE to see what they are. 
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. ( You can find your old receipts and still submit them!)  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.

Special BONUS POINTS are available for receipts dated January 16 through February 2018. Click HERE to see the available BONUS POINTS.
Annual Auction   
Friday, March 2, 5:00 m
Invitations went out today. If you don't have yours by the end of next week, please let the office know. We have extras in the office if you would like to stop by and get one. 
Jack's Corner
QUESTION: 
My child has always been a worrier.  I have heard TV commercials about "generalized anxiety disorder".  Could you tell me more about this condition?
 
ANSWER: 
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is the name for a condition of excessive worry or apprehension or fearful expectation that occurs more days than not over a time period of at least 6 months, focusing on a number of events or activities in the life of the individual. This anxiety is difficult to control/overcome and involves at least one of the following symptoms in children...