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A Note from the Director

It’s the last month of school and I can’t believe it. It seems like we just started this year and now we are ending it. Where does the time go??

May is a great month to be at preschool. There are so many activities going on that we get busier and busier as the month goes on. Next week we have Muffins for Moms which is always a special time together. Plan on joining us!! Water Week is also coming. The Family Ice Cream Social is on May 16th. Then we have 4-year-old graduation on the 24th at 10:00am. It is a busy 4 weeks!!

We hope that you will be able to join us for all of the special activities happening this month. Although it is always hard to say good bye to our graduating 4-year-old classes, I know that they are prepared and ready to take the next step in their education. They have learned a lot and are ready to spread their wings and soar. Best of luck to all of you!

We have our Summer Camp going on throughout the summer. There are still openings to come and join us for summertime fun. See me in the preschool office if you are interested.

For those children rising K through rising 5th grade Good Shepherd is trying something new this year instead of our usual Vacation Bible School. Email Zach Drummond ( for more information. You don't want to miss it! Everyone is invited!

Have a wonderful summer. Be safe!! Look for your back-to-school packet the first part of August. It will be here before you know it.

Melissa Lancaster
Director of Children's Ministries


May 1 - Favorite Team Day

May 2 - Crazy Hat day
May 2 - Chapel
May 2 - Trike Day

May 7 - Music

May 8 - Drama
May 8 - Mufifns with Mom (toddlers)

May 9 - Muffins with Mom
May 9 - Chapel

May 13-16 - Water Week

May 14 - Music

May 16 - Chapel
May 16 - Ice Cream Social 6pm

May 23 - Last Day of Preschool

May 24 - Fours Graduation 10am
Parent Council is looking for some parents to help with planting our gardens in May. Please let Melissa know if you are interested in helping. Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas are all welcome to help.

Some local elementary schools are gaining some wonderful parent volunteers next year, but that means we are graduating some families who have been a part of parent council for several years. We are in need of new people to help us for next year.

If you would like to be on Parent Council for the 2019-2020 school year, please talk to Melissa in the Preschool Office.

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 would love to have you join us any Sunday or at ANY church event anytime!  For more information about our church visit our website at

Summer Schedule:
9:30am: Sunday School for all ages
11:00am: worship
As the school year winds down, I want to thank you for the opportunity to get to know your children at weekly chapel through singing, praying, and hearing Bible stories together. Your children are a gift from God and I am thankful for them and for you! I hope our paths will continue to cross; we'd love to see you and your family at Good Shepherd for worship, on the playground, or any time!
~Pastor Robert
SAVE THE DATE!!! Please plan to join us for Muffins for Moms (and other special family members) on Thursday, May 9th at drop-off time. The Toddler Class will celebrate Moms on Wednesday, May 8th. We hope that you can stick around and enjoy a few minutes with your son or daughter in their classroom.
Water Week 2019
Water Days are an annual end-of-the-year event for us here at Good Shepherd. Swim suits, sprinklers, and water tables—what could be more fun? Please pay close attention to your child’s teacher’s requests for Water Week so that your child can have a fun experience. And be praying for good weather that can make this week possible. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and water shoes to wear on Water Day! Please apply sunscreen before leaving your child at school for the day.
Our major push for registration has ended, but we still have space our fall classes. Do you know someone that may be interested in our preschool? Please tell them about your experience and invite them for a visit. We would love to have the opportunity to share our program with them and welcome them to our preschool family.
Summer Camp registration is complete, but we have a few spots remaining throughout the summer in all age groups. If you are still interested, please let me know. The dates are…
June Weeks: 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
July Weeks: 9-11, 23-25, 30-Aug 1
August Weeks: 6-8
In May you will make your first tuition payment for next year. You will receive an invoice with your tuition rate for the fall, plus the activity fee. This payment is due by May 10th to continue holding your spot for the fall. If you use online banking, please check the amount before sending your May payment.
Thursday May 16th
This is one of the most exciting family events all year – the annual ice cream social!! The whole family is invited to join us on the playground for ice cream sundaes and time to play with friends. We’ll start at 6:00pm and you can stay and play as long as you like. Please note: RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT!!
Trike day is coming!! On May 2rd, the children (2-4 year old classes only) are invited to bring their favorite riding toy to school. Please make sure that your child has their name on their riding toy, because there are always many duplicates. Also, you must have a helmet for your child in order for them to be able to ride their trike at school. Please label the helmet with child’s name. There will be a place to drop off the trike and helmet near the playground fence at preschool drop-off.
A special graduation celebration will be held at 10:00am on Friday, May 24th for our 4-year-old children. Friends and family are invited to join us for this special occasion. Please dress children in Sunday clothes since this is a special day to celebrate their achievements and moving on to Kindergarten. We will miss each of you and wish you luck next year!!
You're invited to join our congregation for our 6th annual Bluegrass Worship Service on Sunday, May 5th at 10:30am. We will join with the congregation at Matthews Presbyterian Church for this special service. We will gather at their location.
You may be wondering what we do at Chapel time each week. The children meet Pastor Robert and I in the sanctuary for a time of singing, a Bible story, and prayer. It is a wonderful time where we hope they are learning that God made them and loves them more than they can imagine. Our themes for May are...
May 2 - Wind that Obeyed
May 9 - Jesus Walks on Water
May 16- Jesus Loves the Children
Dear Parents, teachers, and children,

I cannot thank everyone enough for all of the wonderful gift cards, plants, flowers, treats, and beautiful cards that I have received during my recent back surgeries. The cards from the children were so adorable and the art work was so carefully thought out. Everyone has been so kind and your texts and nice words are so appreciated. It has been a slow process from the two back surgeries to the hospital stay to the recovery. I am feeling so much better. I am so lucky to work in a place with fabulous parents with caring children. We have the best families and most supportive parents ever! The ladies I work with have been so supportive and have filled in for me every day. I so appreciate this. Thank you Melissa for allowing me to recover and take time off to heal. I cannot tell you how much that has meant to me and has given me peace of mind. Thanks again to every single person at preschool for all that you have done. I will see you all very soon!

Love, Lisa Clouse
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