Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Preparing His lambs… Sharing His grace
Volume 13, Issue 6
"Held Together in Jesus"
Verse: Colossians 1:16b-17
Sept 29, 2021
B.L.A.S.T.
SNEAK PEEK!
How long do Sarah and Abraham have to be patient?
 

COME and join your kids every Friday afternoon at 2:30pm in the Fellowship Hall! ALL are welcome (parents, younger siblings, grandparents, etc…)! 

Hope to see you there as we celebrate our Lord together!
"Escape from the Gulag"
Field Trip

Monday Oct 11 ~ 3-4th grade
Tuesday Oct 12 ~ 5-8th grade

Cost is $7 pay to your students teacher

The Interactive field trip takes place on a wooded trail behind Wooded Hills Church, 777 Hwy 164, Colgate, just west of Menomonee Falls. CO
Mark your Calendars
5-8 Grade Choir Sings 
Sunday October 10!
The 5-8 grade choir will be singing at the 8:00 am service on Sunday, October 10. We will meet in the sanctuary 7:40 where we will warm up and line-up. We will be singing at the beginning of the service. The kids will be dismissed right after we sing. Please remember this is a required performance. If you have a conflict, a parent must call Miss Braunschweig or the absence will not be excused and will affect your student's grade.
 If you have any questions, feel free to call Megan Braunschweig at 920-285-6864.
Immunization Reminder
Booster shots are required for students entering Kindergarten and 6th Grade. If you have received a reminder letter, please be sure to schedule your child's immunizations before the deadline of 10/5/21. If your child received their immunizations but still received a notice, please contact your child's doctor to be sure that they have updated the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. Contact the school office if you have any questions.
Upcoming Events
OCTOBER
1 - BLAST 2:30
10 - 5th-8th Choir sings 8am service
11 - 3rd and 4th grade field trip
12 - 5th-8th grade field trip
27 - End of 2st Quarter
27-29 Parent-Teacher Conferences
October
Breakfast Menu
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Healthy Student Guide
Only a month into a new school year, and we are already seeing the effects of having so many bodies in close proximity. The stuffy heads, barking coughs and fevers are beginning their annual tour through the student body. As we continue to pray for healing for those afflicted, there are some basic practices we can ALL do to minimize the sharing of these viruses.
The chance of getting a communicable illness increases with more bodies in the building, all of whom are touching each other in casual contact and common areas, such as bathroom doors, drinking fountains, and desk tops. One of the best ways to reduce the germs in these public areas is through the practice of good hand washing. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, soap and water is still the best option, topping even the alcohol based hand sanitizers. Water temperature doesn’t have a measurable effect on germs, so simply choose what is comfortable for you and start scrubbing. Work the soap into a good lather for a minimum of 15 seconds (or the duration of a short song for younger children) and then begin rinsing. Be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid skin irritation from the soap residue. Paper towels are voted the most sanitary for drying hands. They also provide a way to turn off the water faucet and open the bathroom door without re-exposure to lurking germs.
Please review this practice with your family to help keep all healthy.
Make your morning a time of peace

Now that most kids have been back in school for at least a week or two, many parents are probably starting to see old habits return. The morning struggle with getting young kids ready for school and out the door might be one of those familiar routines that has returned for you. Here is what one parent shared with us regarding this continual struggle:

“Every morning, I have to compare them to stationary objects to see if they are really moving. And I feel like I’m the only one in the house concerned whatsoever with getting ready and getting everyone on the school bus. They don’t have a care in the world, lying around, falling asleep in their cereal bowls, meandering aimlessly around the house, remaining clueless about all the stuff they need to get together for school. It makes me want to scream!”

If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Listed below are some tips for taking better care of yourself in the mornings:

Schedule some time to plan and practice when you aren’t in a hurry

This means taking the time to show your kids how to use an alarm clock and how to collect what they need the night before. You can also give them ideas for making their own breakfasts as well as tips on creating lists as prompts or reminders.

Each morning, take yourself out of the loop as much as possible

The more that you are the one working to ensure that they get ready, the less likely they will learn to get ready on by themselves.

Place almost all your emphasis on getting yourself ready

As we all know, modeling is a great teacher. You shouldn’t feel guilty placing about 98% of your energy on meeting your needs. Besides, you’ve already taught them how to meet theirs—now show them how your meet yours.

Pray for opportunities

If you approach mornings this way, your kids will have special learning opportunities: (1) they will learn that the sky will not fall if they end up going to school looking mismatched and disheveled, and (2) they will learn to take responsibility by making affordable mistakes, such as forgetting their homework.

Create a covert back-up plan

In some cases, parents find it wise to have someone secretly on call. If the kids miss the bus, this back-up adult can arrive and charge the kids for taxi service to school.

By using these tips with good training and consistency on our parts, kids can learn to take primary responsibility for getting themselves up and ready to go each and every day. Kids who learn these skills will find it far more natural to assume personal responsibility in other areas of their lives.

Our Love and Logic Solutions for Early Childhood webinar has more tips on teaching young kids how to take more responsibility and make good decisions for themselves.

This article was taken from Love and Logic insider’s club by Dr. Charles Fay. For more information on Love and Logic tips contact me at mgerlach@goodshepherdwi.org

Blessings on your week and worship. 
Michelle Gerlach, Family Life
Lunch Menus and Supply Chain Disruptions

Good Shepherd contracts with WUSD for breakfast/lunch meals. One of the resulting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are nationwide supply chain and product availability shortages. School nutrition programs nationwide are experiencing supply chain disruptions due to a lack of availability of raw ingredients and labor to produce, unload, and transfer food products and other supplies. Some food and/or beverage products normally provided to students may not be available or arrive as scheduled. 

These unforeseen circumstances mean that last-minute menu changes and product substitutions are very likely to occur. Be assured meals will remain balanced, healthy, and plentiful. We ask for patience and understanding as we continue to strive to meet the needs of all of our students.

We will continue to do our best to update our on-line menus https://watertown.nutrislice.com and selecting your child’s school and the Lunch link.

Checking on-line menus frequently is the best way to ensure you are receiving the latest menu updates. 

Please read the attached letter for more detailed information.
1st Quarter Chapel Offerings ~Safe Families for Children Wisconsin 

Good Shepherd in partnership with Safe Families for Children has opened a chapter here in Watertown. This organization works to keep families together and children safe during times of crisis. The goal is to provide a safe place for children, keeping them out of the foster care system and reuniting the family back together after the crisis. 
Our Chapel offering will be to gathering cold weather items. Youth large and smaller sizes of clean gently used winter items are acceptable. The class that earns the most points will receive a special prize!
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This Week's Birthdays:
October
1-Silas Furnish
3- Elsie Wickboldt
5- Emilio Gonzalez
Principal Ms. Amy Gromowski agromowski@goodshepherdwi.org
 
Pastor Rev. David Groth dgroth@goodshepherdwi.org
Office Administration
Mrs. Heather McGuire hmcguire@goodshepherdwi.org

Ms. Stephanie Baker sbaker@goodshepherdwi.org