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A Note from the Director

Preschool is back in full swing and we are so glad that you are here!! It may take a few weeks to get into the swing of things, but is is going to be a great year.

This month we have lots of getting to know you to do as we grow and learn together in the classroom. We will introduce music with Ms. Donna, drama with Ms. Marie, and chapel with Pastor Robert and I over the remainder of the month. All of these are fun and exciting for the children as we seek to make learning engaging and interactive.

Parent Council is gearing up so look for more information soon about opportunities for parents to volunteer this year. Amy Donovan, Parent Council Chairperson, will be looking for YOU to help!

If you have friends or neighbors still looking for a preschool, send them our way. We still have openings and would love to see our preschool family grow. YOU are our best advertisement in the community. Please like us on Facebook (Good Shepherd Preschool) as we work to enhance our online presence to those looking for a preschool.

Don't forget that I am always available for questions, concerns, or just to talk. I am in the preschool office during preschool hours. My office doors are always open! I enjoy getting to know all of you each year.

God continues to bless us with wonderful children to care for each day. We truly consider it an honor to teach your children each day. Thank you for entrusting them to us as they grow and learn each year.

Melissa Lancaster
Director of Good Shepherd Preschool


Sept 5 - First Day of Preschool!!

Sept 11 & 12 - Music w/Ms. Donna

Sept 13 - Chapel

Sept 14 - Drama w/Ms. Marie

Sept 18 & 19 - Music w/Ms. Donna

Sept 21 - Chapel

Sept 26 - Fall Family Picnic 6pm

Sept 27 - Chapel

Sept 28 - Story Time
Welcome to Good Shepherd Preschool from Parent Council. We are so glad that you have joined our preschool family. As parents we have a special place here too. We need your help to pull off several events this year. If you are interested, please join us at our first meeting this year on Tuesday, September 19th at 9:10am. Come to hear about all that we have planned for the year and how you can be an important part of making this a special place for families and children.

Amy Donovan
Parent Council Chairperson

Good Shepherd Church

invites you to join us anytime!  You are welcome to join us any Sunday morning for worship and Sunday School for all ages.  We have Children’s Church at our 11:00 worship service for children ages 4—1st grade. We would love to have you join us any Sunday, Wednesday night or at ANY church event anytime!  For more information about our church visit our website at

Fall Schedule:
9:30am: Sunday School for all ages
11:00am: worship

A Note from Pastor Robert

On behalf of the church, I want to welcome you and your children to the Good Shepherd Preschool. Ever since my own three children went through the preschool, it is has been my delight to sing with your children each week in chapel. I want you to know that I consider the preschool family part of our church family and if you ever would like to speak to me, my door is always open to you! I trust that your children will have a wonderful year and I thank you for choosing Good Shepherd as your preschool! ~Robert

Fall Family Picnic

Join us on Tuesday, September 26th for our annual Fall Family Picnic at 6:00pm. Come at 6 and stroll through the classrooms and see what your child is working on at school. At 6:15 move to the playground to enjoy a picnic dinner. Dessert will be provided by the preschool staff. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair to sit on. RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT DUE TO INDOOR SPACE CONSTRAINTS!
Again this year, we are hosting the Amazing Athletes program on Tuesdays at 1pm. This program extends your child's day at preschool and introduces them to nine different sports throughout the year. It is a great extra curricular activity that provides knowledge of sports in a developmentally appropriate way for young children. The Amazing Athletes coach will pick them up from their classroom at 1pm and the class will last approximately 45 minutes. Registration forms coming soon! Typically this program is for 3 & 4-year-olds.
Do you shop online at Amazon? If so, please link to our preschool through the Amazon Smile program. Amazon will donate a portion of your spending back to the preschool. Use the link to make your purchases. Search for "Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church" to link to the preschool. 100% of the proceeds will come back to the preschool. It's easy to sign up, so check it out!
Do you have any old Ipods or smart phones around your house that would be usable in the classroom to play music for the children? We are working to convert to a digital music library for all of our classrooms, but need some equipment to make it happen. Only requirement is adequate space, view-able screen and Bluetooth capability. Thanks for checking!
Do you shop at Harris Teeter? I’m not sure how you can avoid it if you live in Charlotte! If you are a VIC customer at Harris Teeter, you can help our school earn extra money just by linking our school to your account. It only takes a few minutes to do and then your weekly shopping can help benefit our program…and ultimately your children!

Visit the following website to link your VIC card to our program. Our school code is 4409. You can even link at the register the next time that you are checking out.

If you are affiliated with more than one school, you can link to more than program and then all of them benefit from your shopping at Harris Teeter. Thank you for participating in this program to earn dollars for our school.
Early Drop-off is a service that we have offered for a couple of years now here at Good Shepherd. It is a chance to drop off your child at 8:15am instead of 9am if you need to get to work or an appointment early on a regular basis or a one time occurrence. At this time I do not have any children scheduled regularly for this year. We are happy to continue to offer this service if the need is there. Please let me know if you see your family needing this service on any sort of regular basis. Otherwise, we will probably put the program on hiatus for this year.
Are you looking for a ladies' Bible Study that meets during preschool hours? A time to connect with ladies from all different stages of life, to connect with God, to be encouraged and prayed for, and to grow in your faith? Good Shepherd has just the group for you!

Our ladies morning study meets on Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45 am at Good Shepherd, just after preschool drop off! We even have FREE childcare for any younger siblings, or your preschool kids if you don't have school on Tuesdays. The study is co-led by Kathy Larson, Robin Orr, and Heather Austell and this year we are using a study guide called Unbeaten, by Lindsey Bell. It is a study of characters in the Bible who went through difficult times, but through those times, grew in strength and trust in God.

We would love to have you join us! Contact Kathy Larson (; 704-364-1234) for more information or stop by the table we'll have in the preschool lobby on Tuesday, Sept 12.
Henry Knowles was born August 1st to the Smitherman Family. His big sister is Pearson in the 3 day Threes.

Amelia Faith was born July 21st to the Hardee Family. Her big sister is Hannah in the Tuesday/Thursday Toddlers.

We hope that all of you are doing well and we look forward to seeing you in our classrooms in a few years.
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