School News

November 9, 2018

Principal's Message
It's a busy time around here at Shepherd! We have Grandparents Day on November 20! Please forward the evite link (click HERE) to any grandparents or grandparent "fill-ins" that you feel would want to come spend a little bit of time with your child, meet their teachers, and see their school! Students are welcome to leave with their grandparent(s) for the day.

We also have the ELC Christmas Program December 13 and the Day School Christmas program December 17. Practices for the programs start next week! Your child's teacher will be letting you know what your child needs for costumes. We are making a few of them so if you have a creative flair and feel like this is something you could do for us, we would love to enlist your help! Please email Lisa Jennings, ljennings@sothfamily.org, if you would like to volunteer to do this. All the students are really excited about this. Please feel free to invite your friends and family to the programs!
Street Smarts at Streets of SouthGlenn
Help Shepherd when you shop at The Streets of SouthGlenn to receive a prize of $250-$2500! Simply shop and submit receipts from purchases made between August 15, 2018, and April 30, 2019. Drop your receipts off at the mall's concierge office, use the link below to submit your receipts online, or use the box in Shepherd's entry hallway near the office. Each month, Street Smarts has special opportunities to earn BONUS points. They are listed below. 

Your school will earn  1,000 BONUS POINTS   for each person that signs in at Guest Services during the Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa's Arrival event on Friday, November 23 at 6pm. 
Schools will earn  TRIPLE POINTS  for all SouthGlenn receipts dated and submitted November 16 through January 15  (Whole Foods receipts will earn regular points).
Click  HERE  to read more details about this easy fundraiser for the school and the opportunity for BONUS points.
Date Change for K-8th Grade Christmas Program
It has come to our attention that many of our elementary students are involved in the Westminster Nutcracker Ballet production and this performance conflicts with our already scheduled K-Eighth Grade Christmas program at Shepherd on December 13.
It is our desire to encourage our students to be involved in the community and in extra-curricular activities. Therefore, we will be moving our K-8 Christmas program to Monday, December 17, at 6:30 pm. 
The ELC Christmas program will still be held on December 13 at 6:00 pm. 
Thank you for your support and understanding. 
Break-the-Dress Code Dates
This is a fundraiser for two groups (listed below). Bring $1 on the following dates to break the dress code. Proceeds will go toward the 7th-8th Gr Washington DC next spring! 

Three dates left for 2018:  November 29, and December  6  and  20. 
The Spotlight
Let's get to know each other! This week...

    Emma Steward Roberts (but ask her about her real name!)
    Appleton, Wisconsin
Places lived:
    Highlands Ranch, Pueblo, Littleton, and Ft. Collins, Colorado
Teaching background:
    Teaching degree from Colorado State University
    Teaching 5 years, beginning with Middle Schoolers (English)
    "I found my heart in Elementary. I like teaching ALL the subjects with younger willing, joyful learners."
    Scrapbooking, yoga, going on hikes
Family members:
    Husband Matt
    Mom and Dad and brother Josh
Favorite food: 
    Pizza; favorite toppings: mushrooms, sausage, jalapenos, and cream cheese
A favorite childhood memory:
    "I have so many! When my brother and I were kids, our family formed a tradition: ice cream for breakfast on New Years Day. We still do it-Ben and Jerry's!"
My favorite school subject when I was young: 
Something people might be surprised to know about me:
    I had a pet snake in college-a beautiful, 4-ft-long corn snake.
If I could choose any career just for fun, it would be:
    A drummer in a rock band!
Weirdest food combination I enjoy:
    Macaroni and cheese with avocado
Have Pictures?
Calling all parents of Shepherd! We need your help for yearbook! If you have any pictures of Shepherd activities involving your kid's class, such as parties, sports, etc., the yearbook staff could use them! Please send your pictures to Mrs. Hatton, khatton@sothfamily.orgs .
Shepherd T-shirts
We are considering placing a second order for t-shirts. Prices are dependent upon the quantity of t-shirts that are ordered.The link below has prices when we ordered 100 shirts at the beginning of the year. If you think you would like to order a t-shirt in the next week or two, please respond to info@sothfamily.org with your name and the number of t-shirts you might order. We are trying to see if we will have enough interest that we can make a second group order. 

Click HERE to see styles available. 
LuHi Spotlight on Academies
November 15, 6:30-7:30 pm
Learn how Lutheran High School and the Academies program can give your student a means to stand out on college applications, thrive in high school, and excel in their future careers. RSVP and learn more at:  https://www.lhsparker.org/spotlight-academies
Family Concert of Carols
Join Voices West and guest musicians for a "pared down", kid-friendly, 45-minute version of our annual Christmas concerts featuring a sing-a-long, an appearance by Santa Claus and Christmas treats! Please note the special start time: 11 AM. 

To look at the flyer, click HERE
Looking Ahead
Are these on your calendar?
  • November 20: Grandparents Day
  • November 21-23: No School, Thanksgiving
  • November 26: school resumes
  • December 7: K-8th grade early dismiss 1:00 pm
  • December 13: ELC Christmas Program
  • December 17: K-8th grade Christmas Program
  • December 21: early dismiss 11:30 am
  • December 22-January 7: Christmas Break
  • January 8: School Resumes
Field Trip & Events Sponsorship
A big thank you to BCS, Barton Consulting Services for sponsoring the K-3rd field trip to the play Corduroy!  The kids had a wonderful time and we thank you for providing us with that experience.
If you have a business, or would like to provide a corporate sponsorship, for field trips or activities at Shepherd, please let us know by emailing Mrs. Jennings, LJennings@sothfamily.org.
Jack's Corner
QUESTION:  My children are not really that close.  How can I help them get closer?
ANSWER:  Sibling closeness is best fostered from birth and is easily cemented in the first 4-5 years of a child's life.   With many of today's children in Day Care with lots of non-siblings, and because of the over-scheduled life-styles of many families, young children are missing the key ingredient to help bond siblings.  That ingredient is lots of...     
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