Hello, parents! Happy New Year!  We are half way through January, and it's time to register for next school year. GSLP has a busy agenda, so make sure to mark your calendars so you don't forget anything!

See below for many upcoming preschool events. Thank you for all you do to support GSLP!

Save the Dates:
January 12 Online Registration for 2018-2019
January 15  No school
January 18 Art Show and Open House at 6:00 - 8:00 pm
January 19  Registration open to general public
January 22  No School
January 25  Springmoor residents visit GSLP
January 28 Preschool Sunday at 10:45 am
January 31  Worship on Wednesday at GSLC
February 5  FOP meeting 12:30pm

2018-2019 Registration Opens January 12
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is online this year and will be available on the GSLP website on January 12. Complete the application, then pay online or bring a check to the preschool office with the Payment Authorization form and your voided check.  Registration is not complete until we have received your Payment Authorization form and voided check. Also bring your emailed confirmation if you paid online. Below is a link to the website.

Open House and Art Show - January 18

We are excited to show off a little of what we do in preschool! Come to see your child's artwork on display in room E-12 and meet the teachers of different age groups. Invite your friends and neighbors. This event is open to the public . Help us spread the word. Tours of the preschool will be offered to those interested.
Chapel in January

"The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid" Hebrews 13:6
The children will hear about Jesus growing up, learning in the temple, and being baptized. Ms. Sally, Pastor Marsha, Ms. Pam and Ms. Suzanne are chapel leaders this month. We thank them for volunteering their time to teach us about God's word.

A Note from Ms Katherine

This month in music we are learning the concept of dynamics and duration. Students will produce sounds that are loud, soft, long or short. Students are also working on interpreting music by moving appropriately to the tempo intensity and rhythm. Example songs include Grizzly Bear, Once there was a Snowman and Walking around the Circle

The movement lessons this month are focusing on balance and coordination. The students will run through obstacle courses that include various physical motions (crawling, hopping, walking backwards, etc.)  Also this month we will play games where students must imitate various positions and single actions of another. Examples of games are Follow the Leader and Simon Says.
Worship on Wednesdays - December January 31

GSLC is holding multi-sensory, participatory worship services designed for young children of all abilities and open to everyone. Pizza dinner starts at 5:15. The service is from 5:30 - 6:00pm. The next one is Wednesday is January 31.
Please re-link your grocery cards to GSLP's number every school year. Each time you shop, the preschool benefits and it adds up. We effortlessly earned over $500 from Harris Teeter last year. More than one school can be linked at a time. We thank you for linking your cards. Click the links below to link your card online. 

The mission of GSLP is to provide a Christ-centered early childhood preschool through faith-based education and service in a nurturing inclusive environment. 
The Educational Philosophy of Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool
The focus of the preschool is to meet children’s needs and stimulate learning in these developmental areas:   *Physical    *Emotional/ Social    *Spiritual    *Cognitive        *Music/Art
To nurture these areas the Preschool’s objectives are to: 
  • Integrate Christian faith formation throughout the curriculum.               
  • Develop a cooperative/supportive relationship between the child, the family and the preschool.
  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities.               
  • Teach children about their relationship with God and all people in the world.               
  • Provide tools for assessment of students’ progress.

Our teachers relate education to the child’s understanding about God and Christian life so that the spiritual and developmental aspects of the curriculum become a foundation for a lifelong faith.