School News

November 16, 2018

Principal's Message
Happy Thanksgiving! At this special time of year, I would like to thank each one of you for choosing Shepherd of the Hills to partner with you in raising your children to be lights in our dark world, to witness to others, to be merciful with one another and to do life together. We serve a Mighty God!
We are looking forward to Grandparents Day, Tuesday, November 20. It is a special day for us to honor grandparents in this way. Please contact Lisa Jennings at ljennings@sothfamily.org if you have any questions.
Thanksgiving Services
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will have Thanksgiving services on Wednesday, November 21, at 7:00 pm as well as Thursday, November 22, at 10:00 am.
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.
Pizza Order Forms
December's Pizza Order Form went home today in the students' Friday Folders. It is a little early this month since next week is such a short week. Forms are due Friday, November 30!

Click HERE to get the form if it didn't make it home.
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. 
Friday Teacher Snacks
Show our awesome teachers some love and appreciation on Fridays! Sign up for one or more Fridays and bring a favorite snack to the teacher's workroom in the morning so that they can enjoy a treat after a long week of work.  Just a few openings left. Click HERE to sign up and more information.
Parents Night Out
Sunday, December 9, 2:00-6:00 pm
Need a chance to get away to shop for Christmas or enjoy a holiday show? SHYP kids are offering their services for you to bring your children to church and we will have food, games, crafts, and more. Click HERE to sign up.
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. 
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.org .
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. 
Looking Ahead
Are these on your calendar?
  • 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
LuHi Christmas Music
Thursday, December 6
Friday, December 7
Lutheran High School Music Department invites you to "Behold, Your Lord Comes to You - A LuHi Christmas," an evening filled with Christmas music from the Men's Choir, Bel Canto, Wind Ensemble, and Jubilate Choir. The evening will feature performances from these groups and opportunities for you to sing along on favorite Christmas hymns, including a candlelight version of "Silent Night". The evening also shares the Christmas story through scripture readings and meditations. It is a great opportunity to hear the greatest story ever told and to take the opportunity to share this spectacular story with someone in your life that needs to hear it. The concert begins at 7:00 pm at Parker Bible Church, is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there!
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.
Links to Classroom Newsletters 

Middle School:
    Mrs. Hansen
    Mrs. Barreras
    Mr. Hansen