Ram's Horn
February 16, 2018

ITBS Testing  
Next week, your student will take the Iowa Assessments™. We hope that with your support and encouragement, your student will do his or her best on the tests.You can help your student do his or her best by considering these tips:
  • Make sure your student gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast before each day of testing.
  • Make sure that your student is in school and on time on test days. Reschedule dentist appointments and other out-of-school time to non-testing days.
  • Remind your student that these tests are only one measure of what he or she has learned. Emphasize that you have confidence in his or her ability to do the best job possible.
  • Remind your student to listen to the directions and read each question carefully during testing. Encourage your student to ask the teacher for help if he or she does not understand the directions.
  • Be positive and don't fret. You student will likely have some nervousness about the tests, but please be sure to encourage positivity and a "can do" attitude.
2018-2019 Registration     
Registration 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. 

Registration Fees:
For the 2018-2019 school year, registrations fees will be due by March 15. We understand the challenges of paying registrations fees in addition to tuition payments. We are offering the following options:
  1. Pay $335 Registration in one check by March 15.
  2. Pay $335 in 4 payments of $83.75 each month (per student), March - June. Signed letter of intent to pay registration in full by June 30 in the office by March 15.
  3. After March 15, pay $435 Registration in one check by June 30.
  4. After March 15, pay $435 in 4 payments of $108.75 per month (per student), March - June. Signed letter of intent to pay registration in full by June 30 in the office by March 15.
Annual Auction   
Friday, March 2, 5:00 m
It's time... help get donated items... to check out auction items... get your tickets. 

Click HERE to do all that!
...to the 7th and 8th graders for collecting the most Box Tops for the months of November and December! Their prize is Blizzards from SouthGlenn Dairy Queen! Delicious!
Invitation for Grandparents!
Shepherd of the Hills Christian School will be having Grandparents Day on March 2, 8:30-11:00 am. Click HERE to read the agenda for the day.
Where Will Your Reading Take You?   
The National Lutheran Schools AR (Accelerated Reading) Challenge continues!  We are about in the middle of about 55 schools. Keep reading!
Have a Talent You Would Like to Share?
Do you sing, dance, or act?  Share your talent!  Do you have a gymnastics routine or a karate demonstration?  Share your talent!  Do you play a musical instrument?  Share your talent! It's hard to believe but the Talent Show will be coming up soon on March 13!  We are having talent show tryouts after school on Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March 1st.  If you have a talent you would like to share, please consider trying out. ign up sheets will be outside Mrs. Shoaf's classroom.  Remember that acts should be about 2 minutes in length.

Participation in The Talent Show is open to ELC through 8th grade.
Season of Lent
Reflecting the Character of God
Galatians 5: 22-23
5:30 pm Soup Supper, Parish Hall
6:15 pm Group Event
7:00 pm Worship, Sanctuary
February 14, Ash Wed: LOVE
February 21, Lent Wed 2: JOY
February 28, Lent Wed 3: PEACE
March 7, Lent Wed 4: PATIENCE
March 14, Lent Wed 5: KINDNESS
March 21, Lent Wed 6: GOODNESS
March 25, Palm Sunday: FAITHFULNESS
March 29, Maundy Thursday: GENTLENESS
March 30, Good Friday: SELF-CONTROL
Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Ellie Hoehne (7-8 grade) and Suellen Phelps (5-6 grade).  They will represent Shepherd of the Hills at the Denver Area Lutheran Schools Spelling Bee to be held  February 27 at 6:30 pm here at Shepherd.  Erin Hillebrandt and Hannah Fenstermacher are the alternates.  
Banangrams Challenge
Students in 4th-8th grade are invited to participate in a Bananagrams Competition. Please e-mail Ms. Niesche ( kniesche@sothfamily.org) if your child would like to participate.   

We will meet after school from 3:30-4:15 in the lunchroom. We will meet on the following days:
February 26
March 5
March 12
Thank You For Your Generosity!
We collected $607 for the Deputy Parrish family during our chapel offerings in January. The Sweet Dreams in a Bag offering collected at the Christmas program you donated $869. We received the following from Sweet Dreams:
" Dear Shepherd, what a surprise blessing your generous gift to Sweet Dreams is! About 14 children will get their own, new comfy, warm bedding! Know that each of those children will snuggle into the bedding you all provided for years to come! What a true gift of love!" In Christ's love, Susie and Wayne.
Jack's Corner
In the aftermath of the Florida school shootings, we parents are left with a multiplicity of feelings: anger at how helpless we might truly be in protecting our kids, fierce determination to protect them, fear that somehow this kind of evil might touch our kids directly, sacrificial love for our kids (that comes about as close as it gets to God's love), and frustration with a problem... 
Click HERE to finish reading.