H ello Everyone! 
We have a busy couple of months coming up! Check out the calendar below.

As always, let me know if you have any concerns about your child's experience at GSLP. Deanna

Upcoming preschool events:
March 18 - 22 - March Madness - see below for more information - new socks collection
March 22 - Traveling Tortoise visits GSLP
March 29 - No School
April 1 - Canned food collection begins
April 5 - 4's and 5's go to Springmoor
April 9 - FOP meeting at 12:45 pm
April 11 & 12 - Egg Hunts during recess - volunteer on sign up genius - coming soon!
April 12 - Canned food collection given to North Raleigh Ministries
April 15- 22 Spring Break
April 24 - 26 - NC State Farm Days Field Trip for 2's and 3's - check with your child's teacher for your day
April 29 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - volunteer on sign up genius - coming soon!
SUMMER CAMP
Summer camp registration has started.
Sign up for a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 weeks. It's filling quickly!
Fall registration is ongoing. Registration is complete only after completing the following steps: *The online form is filled out.
*Registration fee is paid.
*Bank draft form is submitted. (Bank drafts have to be filled out every year because the dates and the amounts change.)
A link to registration and information can be found here .
MARCH MADNESS FUN: WEEK OF MARCH 18
We will be collecting new socks all this week to donate to families in need.
To participate, send your child dressed according to the guidelines below.

Monday, March 18 - Wear something green
Tuesday, March 19 - Mis-Match Day - Wear things that don't match
Wednesday, March 20 - Wear a hat and/or crazy socks
Thursday, March 21 - Crazy Hair Day
Friday, March 22 - Wear the color of your favorite team
CHAPEL IN MARCH

"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17

This month in chapel, the Bible stories are about the miracles of Jesus. We always focus on God's unconditional love for all of us. We appreciate our chapel leaders: Pastor Tim, Mr. John, Mr. Andrew, Ms. Pam and Ms. Suzanne. Of course, Sam, our puppet friend makes an appearance each week. The children love seeing Katherine, our puppeteer!

You are welcome to come to chapel any time. It's held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:45 - 10:00 am.

Preschool Fun
President's Day was celebrated in a few classrooms. Cherry trees and Presidents appeared on the wall.

There were many Dr. Seuss celebrations going on last week in every age group. Green eggs were on the snack menu for some brave children.

On Monday, March 4, we welcomed four special musicians to our 4 and 5-year-old music classes who demonstrated their instrumental talents and helped Ms. Katherine complete her unit on musical instrument families. Children saw and heard many musical instruments - guitar, percussion instruments of many kinds, trumpet, flute, piccolo, clarinet, piano and organ to name a few!
Help make a difference. Your links to Harris Teeter add up to help our Scholarship fund. Thank you to the 73 people who have linked to our Harris Teeter number. So far, we have made almost $130. Please ask your cashier to link your number or link your card online today.
Link or Re-link your grocery card to GSLP's number. Each time you shop, the preschool benefits and it adds up. We effortlessly earned over $600 from Harris Teeter last year. More than one school can be linked at a time. We thank you for linking your card. Click the link 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.