School News
September 28, 2018

From the Principal
It feels like fall may finally be here! The cooler temperatures are so nice and allow us to do more outdoor activities! The 4 th -8 th grade had an exciting field trip today and got to experience history first hand today at Living History Days sponsored by Red Rocks Baptist Church. Look for pictures on our Facebook page!
Our Diaper Drive is in full gear! If we bring in 15,000 diapers, Mrs. Jennings will have to wear a diaper to school!! Our current total is listed below:
1st  Place: 6th at 98 diapers per student =881
2nd Place: 7 & 8th at 82.2 diapers per student =908
3rd Place: 4 & 5th at 42 diapers per student =719
4th Place: Kindergarten h at 41 diapers per student =370
5th Place: 2nd at 33 diapers per student =270
6th Place: 3rd a t21 diapers per student =167
7th Place: Sunday School at 20 diapers per student =668
8th Place: ELC at 6 diapers per student =570
Total Diapers: 4717 Almost a 1/3 of our goal!! Goal=15,000

Mrs. Jennings
Sandwich Sundaes for the Homeless
Sunday, September 30
Join us for Shepherd's first Inter-Gen Event. All generations at Shepherd will gather to prepare sandwiches for the homeless and take to Civic Park. Afterwards we will return to Shepherd to eat ice cream sundaes. This is the perfect ministry to show Witness, Mercy and Life Together. Click HERE to sign up.

Family Skate Night
Thursday, October 11, 6:00-8:00 pm
Admission $5 - Skate rental $2.50. Proceeds will benefit Shepherd's Breakfast with Baby. Click HERE for more details.

Dads and Donuts
Friday, October 12, 7:45-8:15 am
Mark your calendars for our annual Dads and Donuts event. Each year the PTL sponsors a fun event called Dads and Donuts. Kids bring Dad to school to enjoy a yummy breakfast and Dad can meet some of the other Dads as well. No Dad? Or Dad can't make it? No problem! Please join us anyway. Grandpas, Uncles, and Moms who have to be both Mom and Dad to their kids are welcome. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult during this event. PTL will provide all the food and beverages for this event. We hope you can join us!!
Fall Break Camp
Monday-Friday, October 15-19
Due to staffing availabilities spaces are limited. Deadline is OCTOBER 5!   Click HERE to sign up. 
Friday Snacks Returns!
For those who don't know what that means - the PTL has had a tradition (a GREAT tradition) of providing snacks on Fridays for the teachers.  Parents are encouraged to sign up to help throughout the year.  If this is something you can do, please go to the Signup Genius and click on a day you can help. In the comments section list the item(s) you will bring. If you have any questions, contact Merry Borer (you'll find her email in the Signup Genius). We appreciate your help in encouraging and blessing our teachers through these snacks. 

Click HERE to sign up. 

Let's get to know each other! Each week we'll hear from a faculty or staff member. This week, the spotlight is on...
Name: Lisa Carol Jennings Clark
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Places lived:
            Dallas, Abilene, and Ft. Worth, TX
            Little Rock, AR
            Memphis, TN
            Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and Elizabeth, CO
Teaching background:
            BS, post-degree in Elementary Ed., Masters in Christian Counseling
            Have taught Kdgn-3rd and 6th grades
            Taught in youth ministry, VBS, Sunday School
            Worked with starting two preschool programs
            Camping, "chick flicks," reading, spending time with teenagers
Family members:
            Husband Jason
            Daughters Taylor, Katelyn, Ashley; bonus children Riley, Emma, Noah, Sadie
Favorite food: Mexican
A favorite childhood memory:
Every summer when I was growing up, my family went to Estes Park, for three weeks!
My favorite school subject when I was young: Reading
Something people might be surprised to know about me:
            I once popped a dog's eyeball out when I tripped on the dog.
            I was extremely shy as a child!
If I could choose any career just for fun, it would be:
            An OB nurse-help deliver babies
Weirdest food combination I enjoy:
            I'm a picky eater. Do M&M's and popcorn mixed together count? ��
Annual Scholastic Book Fair
Wed-Fri, October 24-26, 8:15am-12pm
Wed-Thur, October 24-25, 3:15-8pm
Sun, October 28, 9am-12:30pm
Definitely want to keep this in mind as Christmas is approaching. Lots of great gift ideas. Proceeds benefit our school library.
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.
  • Oct 11 (6th Gr Outdoor Ed)
  • Oct 25 (DC Trip)
  • Nov 8 (DC Trip)
  • Nov 29 (DC Trip)
  • Dec 6 (DC Trip)
  • Dec 20 (DC Trip)
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