October News
Hello, parents! See below for many upcoming preschool events and volunteer opportunities.
Thank you for all you do to support GSLP!

Save the Dates:
October 9 - 10:30 Fire Fighters here
October 12 - 10:30 Mrs Kate, folk singer 
October 12 - Spirit night at Chipotle 4pm - 8pm
October 16 or 17 - Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
October 25 - Worship on Wednesdays
October 27 - 9:45am 4's and TK to Springmoor
October 30 - Halloween Party
October 31 - NO SCHOOL


Thanks to those of you who came to Preschool Sunday! The children's artwork was on display in the narthex and they did a lovely job leading worship by singing in the preschool choir.
THANK YOU to the FOP volunteers who helped make our first ice cream social at the blue maze a huge success! Thank you all for bringing your kids out on a very hot evening for some ice cream and fellowship.  We had ice cream, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, cherries and lots of fun!
Spirit Night at Chipotle - Thursday, October 12 from 4 - 8 pm! Show the flyer or tell the cashier you are with Good Shepherd. Thanks!
The Pumpkin Patch Field Trip is coming up! Most classes will meet at Page Farm on Mount Herman Road. Your teacher will let you know which day you are going - Monday or Tuesday, October 16 or 17.  We have to pay the farm in advance so watch for a form in your child's backpack. The children should wear their blue school t-shirt. If you don't have one, they will be sold shortly before the field trip.
Worship on Wednesdays - October 25 - 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 Can't make it this time?  The next Wednesday is November 15.
It is necessary to link or 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.