H ello Everyone! Happy New Year!
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and had some relaxing time with friends and family.
GSLP is already off to a busy start. See below for many upcoming events.
The Art Show and Open House is for everyone. Please tell your friends and neighbors to join us.

We are all caught up on make-up days per our policy, but since it's early in January, as a precautionary measure, we WILL HAVE SCHOOL on January 18.

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

Check out our upcoming preschool events:
January 8 - Milton's School Spirit Fundraiser - lunch or dinner
January 11 - Registration begins for currently enrolled families and church members
January 17 - Open House and Children's Art Show
January 18 - Registration for New Families
January 18 - Make-up day - School is Open
January 21 - No School
February 1 - Rags to Riches Theatre Production - Rumplestiltskin
February 8- 4's and 5's visit Springmoor
February 11 - 15 - Toothbrush Challenge
February 18 - No School

Thank you for all you do to support GSLP!
Registration begins on January 11 at 6am for currently enrolled families and church members.
New families may register on January 18.
A link to registration and information can be found here .
Children's Art Show and Open House
Thursday, January 17 from 6pm - 7:30pm

Invite your friends and neighbors to come see the preschool and our little artists' masterpieces. Tours will be available on request. Meet the teachers and have some refreshments.

Rags to Riches will present their version of Rumplestiltskin. If your child does not normally attend on a Friday, you are welcome to bring them for this show. It will begin at 10am in the gym.
Toothbrush Challenge
February 11 - 15

As part of our service to the Raleigh community, the children will be encouraged to brush their teeth at home and record it on our giant toothbrush posters. We will show our posters to the dental hygienist and receive 30 toothbrushes from the dentist. We will donate those toothbrushes to the Helen Wright women's shelter in Raleigh.
Thank you for supporting our community service efforts by participating in our annual toy exchange! We filled a large truck with toys to give to children in need.

Thank you to those who accompanied us to Springmoor in December. The residents loved making angles with the children. Springmoor will be visiting us on January 24. We will be going back there in February.
Chapel in January

 "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid,"    Hebrews 13:6

This month in chapel, the children will learn about Jesus's younger years and how he was once a child just like them! More lessons this month include baptism and how he called the disciples. We appreciate our chapel leaders: Pastor Tim, Ms Barb, Pastor Marsha and Mr John.

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

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.
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.