School News
October 12, 2018

From the Principal
Happy Fall!! The weather has definitely kicked fall (winter?) into high gear!! With the changes in weather, it is always a good opportunity to remind our students to bring snow boots for snowy or wet weather and coats and gloves. Our playground can get pretty muddy and to protect our building we like the kids to have outdoor shoes if possible. Once snow arrives, students will only be allowed to play in the snow with snow boots on. We also hear a lot of cold hand complaints at recess so gloves are very appreciated too! Please mark coats, boots, and gloves with names.
We hope everyone enjoys fall break next week and comes back refreshed and energized ready for Quarter 2!

Mrs. Jennings
Fall Break
No school October 15-19. 
See you Monday, October 22!
Pizza Order Form
The form was sent home today. Because there is no school next week, it is a little early this month. The order form is due back into the office on MONDAY, October 29. 

If an order form didn't make it home, click HERE to get your copy.   
Annual Scholastic Book Fair
Wed-Fri, October 24-26, 8:15am-12pm
Wed-Thu, October 24-25, 3:15-8pm
Sun, October 28, 9am-12:30pm
Christmas is coming, and this is a great place to buy quality books and help support the school. There will be books for all ages and grade levels, so come check it out! If you would like to volunteer to help with the book fair, please contact Bethany Barnthson,
Proceeds to benefit the school library.
Help at the Book Fair
It takes a lot of people to make this event successful, plus it is FUN! Hours worked counts toward the family volunteer requirement. Please consider how you can help.

Click HERE to sign up!
Fall Family Festival
Bounce Houses, Costume Contests, Carnival Games, Trunk-or-Treat and new this year: Treasure Hunt - Finding All You Need in Jesus! A "Back to Shipwrecked" VBS Experience. Food available at a low cost. Everything else FREE! 

Click HERE to see more details.
Suicide Prevention
For those of you who missed the Wednesday evening Suicide Prevention presentation, here is the link to the PowerPoint that was used.

Click HERE.
Jack's Corner
QUESTION: I'm 13 and have a friend who talks about suicide. It really scares me. What should I do?
ANSWER: Thank you for having the courage to write to me! You have already taken step six! Here are the rest:
At every step pray for wisdom and strength....

Click HERE to continue reading.
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. 

Fall Fashion is in Store! 
Earn 3x points for receipts dated October 1-31 from the following stores. Receipts must be submitted by November 2, 2018.
Apricot Lane
April's Unique Boutique
Aspen Blue
Charming Charlie
Susan Loves Willam
White House | Black Market
Click  HERE  to read more details about this easy fundraiser for the school and the latest BONUS points.
Message from the School Photographer
Dear Shepherd Families,
Your children are lovely- and I have the pictures to prove it! It was so much fun to see your child's personality shine through in their portraits, and I can't wait for you to see how they turned out!
Your student's gallery is currently open for viewing.  You can find the gallery by visiting the  website .  Your student should have received a half sheet of paper following picture day with their name and personal access code.  This will allow you to view and order your student's photos.  If for any reason you have misplaced your student's access code, please email me at  and I can get it to you right away.
If your student's photos were taken this past Thursday during our makeup/retake day, their new images will be in their galleries by the end of the day Friday.
Don't forget, there is a 10% off discount on any order $30 or more until this Sunday, October 7.  The gallery will continue to be open for viewing and purchasing until the final deadline on Monday, October 22.  Once the gallery closes, your print orders will be sent to the lab and once I receive them I will bring them to the school for distribution.  If you order digital images, you'll receive those right away.

Please email anytime with questions! 
I would love to connect.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to serve you and your school!
Beth Osberg
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 25 (DC Trip)
  • Nov 8 (DC Trip)
  • Nov 29 (DC Trip)
  • Dec 6 (DC Trip)
  • Dec 20 (DC Trip)
Looking Ahead
Are you ready for these events?
  • October 23-26: Sixth Grade to Outdoor Ed
  • October 24-26, 28: Annual Scholastic Book Fair
  • October 25: Break the Dress Code for $1
  • October 25-26: Parent-Teacher Conferences, Grades 1-3
  • October 25: Fall Parties
  • October 26: NO SCHOOL - Fall Festival
  • October 29: Parent-Teacher Conferences, Grades 4-8
  • October 31: Reformation Day
  • November 2: Kinder-8th Grade early dismiss 1:00 pm
  • November 4: Fall Back (turn clocks back)
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