Creating Foundations For Life
Issue: #154 September 8, 2020
Don't forget to Sign Up for Parent's Night In! hosted by the PTC! This is a great time to connect with families and learn about GSLS while creating a beautiful masterpiece for your home. Click HERE!
Hello Good Shepherd Families,

We wanted to thank everyone for coming to our Virtual Back To School Night(s) last week. We will always remember the start of this year for sure. The preschool teachers in particular enjoyed seeing the children’s faces on some of your screens - it made it more cozy and personal for them. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding about the technical issues with the waiting room and hopping between Zooms. We hope that it gave you an opportunity to hear about your child’s day and their teacher’s plans for the year. We always appreciate feedback, so if there is any way we can improve it for the future, please let us know.

We also want to thank parents who were able to make it to our first Coffee with the Directors this morning. We wanted this to be a chance to ask questions and clarify any issues. There was a general feeling of appreciation for our teachers with all of the hard work going into distance learning. They found it organized and thorough overall. We recognize that that distance learning is labor intensive for parents - especially for ones with younger students. Our goal is to help support you in any ways we can. We appreciated the suggestions we heard this morning and will be bringing them to our teachers. Our next Coffee with the Directors will be on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:30pm. (It is on the website calendar and we will send an email reminder closer to the date.)

One of our goals as directors is to bring our community together. With this in mind, we would like to hold our first “Friday Funday” event on Zoom this Friday, September 11 at 3:00pm. This will be for K-5 students only. We will be playing Bingo and will send more details in a separate email tomorrow. We wanted to get this on your calendar in case your child is interested in playing Bingo with a group of us on Zoom. This is optional of course. Middle School fun time will be scheduled for next week with details at our Hawk Central Showbie site.  

For Middle School, if you would like to learn more about Showbie and how the students navigate the app, Laura Fitzpatrick will be holding a Zoom tutorial on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. See our website calendar for the zoom code (posted tomorrow and reminder email with details on Thursday). 

We hope that everyone is doing well, staying safe, and washing hands! 

Kristin Lorenz & Laura Fitzpatrick
Dear Good Shepherd,

Here are a couple of announcements;

Blessing of the Students & Teachers THIS SUNDAY
Online worship -
Families are welcome to send their family photo to participate in the virtual blessing. Please send photos to

Want to know more about baptism? Do you or your child want to get baptized? 
Come to our Baptism Class with Pastor Dan September 23 at 5:30PM in the Sanctuary. Please contact the church office to reserve your spot 415-897-2123 or

Social Distanced First Communion with Pastor Dan 
(2 consecutive Wednesdays) October 7 & October 14 - 5:30PM-6:30PM Parents are encouraged to attend in the church sanctuary, please wear masks. Please send your first communion form to Falon Barmaki in the church office to reserve your space 415-897-2123 or  

ZOOM Bible Study - Every Friday at 11AM - All are welcome

ZOOM New Member class with Pastor Dan (2 Parts) - September 30 & October 21 at 5:30PM

Meeting ID: 890 9902 1332
Passcode: members

If you would like to find out more about Good Shepherd Lutheran Church please sign up for our daily emails HERE: Sign Up Now 

Pastor Dan
Liven up your walls & have some creative fun with friends at our virtual event with Board & Brush!

**Monday, September 14th! 7-8pm on Zoom!**

Choose a sign for your wall or a cute box for your child's school supplies to customize! Make an adult evening of it with a glass of wine or invite your children to help make a project with you for your lovely home! See your friends online and catch up while you make something!

You will receive a kit with all the materials you need that you can pick up at the Elementary Campus (details to come). On the evening of the workshop, Board and Brush will instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece of decor for your home. Virtually socialize and connect with our GSLS friends! 

Click on the link and use the code "GSLS". Registration will close tomorrow, on Wednesday, September 9th, so don't delay and sign up!

Cost: $50 (includes all supplies)

Link to sign up: 

Code: GSLS
School box designs!
Halloween & Fall Signs!
Great for kids' desks!
Join us for our first PTC General Meeting of the new school year!
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 from 7-8pm!

We will introduce your new PTC team and talk about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and how we can connect as a community. Then, we will open it up for questions and comments and connect, town hall style. 

At the end of the zoom session, we will introduce our very own Dr. Michelle Fazio. Michelle is our Middle School Health teacher and mom to Mattea Fazio (6th grade). Michelle will share some tools with us on how to manage through these difficult times. We hope to "see" you all on Zoom, September 9th at 7pm! 

Meeting ID: 897 9535 1786
Passcode: GSLS
Box Tops = $ for GSLS!

Shop Box Top Products and earn money for GSLS!

School ID is: 195824
Thank you to all our Nugget Scrip program users!
Thank you to all our Nugget Scrip Program users! In the 2019/2020 school year we've earned $1,639.68 for Good Shepherd!

Thank you to the following individuals for using their Scrip cards at Nugget in July: Patra Indelicato, Margaret DeVore, Katie Bedell, Carol Wise, Lorraine McDonald, Pauline Lee, Camie Sumrall, Dana & Greg Wieser, Dean Tsou, Sarah Jane Charleton, and Kristie Isaacson!
Upcoming Events

9/7- PTC Virtual Meeting- 7:00 pm- Zoom Link: HERE

9/14- PTC Parent's Night In- 7:00 pm- Sign Up: HERE

9/15- GSLS Board Meeting- 6:30 pm

9/22- Coffee Hour With Directors- 5:30 pm: Zoom Link will be sent
1180 Lynwood Drive | Novato, CA | 94947
School: 415.897.2510 | Attendance Line: 415.209.9398 | Middle School: 415.897.8099 | Fax: 415-892-0663