Ram's Horn
May 5, 2017

Principal's Pen  
Shepherd of the Hills Christian School is constantly striving to provide our students with the best possible learning environment. In accordance with our mission statement of excelling in academics, we will be providing Chromebooks to each K-8 classroom. Technology provides us tools to enrich curriculum and learning within the classroom. Chromebooks are a cost-effective Cloud-based laptop that allow students to collaborate, create, and connect with one another both inside and beyond the four walls of the classroom. Chromebooks run Google's operating system, Chrome OS, and allow students to use their school account to sign in and utilize Web 2.0 tools. Chromebooks can be used to curate information, conduct research, or - my personal favorite - create content! It also assists teachers in helping build a student's personal academic strengths and address their areas of weakness.  It is our desire to supply each K-8 classrooms with five Chromebooks each, giving Shepherd a total of 45 Chromebooks.

Cultural Fair     
May 11, 6:30 pm
Here at Shepherd of the Hills Christian School we study an array of diverse cultures, as well as the histories explaining those cultures. On Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 pm we are going to celebrate the studying, understanding, and tolerance of the many cultures the students at Shepherd of the Hills have studied over the past two years. We would like anybody and everybody to join us in this celebration! If you would like more information, please contact Susan Shoaf or Tim Bradley.

Solid Rock Cafe   
May 19, 6:30 pm
You are invited to attend the spring musical, Solid Rock Cafe', created by Pam Andrews.  Presented by Kindergarten-fourth  g rade classes on May 19, 6:30 pm in the gym.

End-of-Year Picnic    
Friday, May 26, 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Don't miss out on the fun with our End-of-Year Picnic in the athletic field areas.
  • Bring your own lunch plus blanket, chair or pop-up canopy. 
  • Kona Ice Snow Cone truck! $4 per cone, CASH ONLY! (Fundraiser for future events)
  • Bounce-house, face-painting, volleyball net, noodle tag and more!
  • Kids must be accompanied by a parent or adult (teachers are done with their day at 11:30 am.)
Click HERE to view the flyer that was sent home today.

Sign Up for Summer Camp!
June 5 thru July 28. 
Hours are 7:00 am-6:00 pm for ages 2 ½ to 12 years old; 8:15 am-3:15 pm   for 18 months -2 ½. Cost is a flat $45 per day.  If you are age 5 or over OR you are in swim lessons you MUST order a camp shirt. Click HERE to purchase a t-shirt. Click HERE for registration and other information.

VBS Registration is Open!
Monday-Thursday, June 12-15, 8:45 am-noon
Click HERE for more information and to register. Online registration will close Friday, May 26. Still have questions? Contact Jodie Stoltenow

Volunteers are still needed. Click HERE to learn more.
LuHi Summer Camps
Lutheran High School's Summer Camps are now open for registration.  The 12 camps include football, basketball, robotics, theater and computer programming. Click HERE to learn more and to register.  
Mark Your Calendars! 
Please check the school website calendar for more details, but here is what's coming up!
Thursday
May 11 Cultural Fair
Friday
May 12 1st-8th Grade Field Day at Lutheran HS, Parker
Monday
May 15 Moms and Muffins
Tuesday
May 16 Coffee Chat with Mrs. Jennings
Friday
May 19 Kinder.- 4th Grade Musical 
Monday
May 22 PTL Meeting
Wednesday
May 24 ELC Closing Service
Thursday
May 25 8th Grade Graduation
Friday
May 26 Last day of school and school picnic

Black and Blue Thank You
Thanks to all who participated in preparing for the Black Tie and Blue Jeans auction and to all those who generously supported the auction.  As a result of your support the auction raised over $35,000 to support our school and short term mission team.  With your support our school will improve the athletic field and athletic equipment for the safety and enjoyment of our students.  Our mission team will provide VBS and dental services to Cambodia through the "Crossing Cambodia" and "Ray of Hope" missions.
Box Tops for Education
Thank you, Shepherd, for bringing in your box tops to your classrooms that earned us $926.60 this year!  Keep clipping all summer and we will continue the classroom contests next year!

Lifetouch Online Ordering
Images of pictures taken at our school area available online from Lifetouch. As a security protocol, Lifetouch deletes pictures from their database after a short amount of time. The following pictures will be deleted from their system June 1 .

Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Fall 2015

Click HERE to go to Lifetouch's website to get access to these picture images. 

Jack's Corner
QUESTION:  My kids and I were really disturbed by the bombings in the Egyptian churches we heard on the news.  We prayed about the whole situation and talked a little, but the weight of the event just seems to hang over us.  How can we as parents best use this time?
 
ANSWER:  Your comments really encourage me!  First, we should be deeply "disturbed"...


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