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A Note from the Director

March is here and the countdown to the end of school is on. I can hardly believe that we are fast approaching the end of another school year.

March is a wonderful and full month in the preschool. There will be a visits from many of our favorite with Kathy Shonts, drama with Ms. Marie, music with Ms. Donna, the dental hygienist from Laxer, Long, and Savage DDS, the library story teller from South County Library; plus all the regular classroom activities.

On top of all of that, we are celebrating reading and writing this month with our Literacy Week (March 25-29) activities. Check out the details later in this newsletter.One of our goals this week is to see how many parents, grandparents, older siblings, etc. we can have visit our classrooms to read their favorite story to the children. Can you help? Look for a sign-up outside your child's classroom. Reading is a key to success throughout life and we hope this focus on reading will remind our children that it is important and a fun pastime. Let's start reading!!

Summer Camp registration forms have been distributed. Sign-up by March 18th so that we can ensure that each session will meet minimum enrollment. If you have questions, let me know.

Enjoy the coming of spring!!

Melissa Lancaster
Director of Good Shepherd Preschool


Mar 5 - Music

Mar 7 - Chapel

Mar 12 - Music

Mar 13 - Chapel

Mar 14 - Science with Ms. Kathy

Mar 14 - Dental Hygienist Visit

Mar 19 - Music

Mar 20 - Chapel

Mar 21 - Story Time

Mar 25-29 - Literacy Week

Mar 26 - Drama

Mar 28 - Chapel
Thank you to all of you who contributed to our Teacher Appreciation week events. A BIG thank you to Molly Hicks and Kristen Mitchell for their organization and planning our evening out together. It was wonderful! We are so fortunate to have wonderful families in our program!

As we move towards the end of the year, if there is anyone that would like to jump on board to serve as Parent Council leaders for next year, please let me know.

Melissa Lancaster

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, Wednesday night or at ANY church event anytime!  For more information about our church visit our website at

Spring Schedule:
9:30am: Sunday School for all ages
11:00am: worship
1st and 3rd Wednesdays:
Dinner Church @ 6pm
A covered dish dinner with conversation and worship. All ages invited.

At church, leading up to Easter, we are looking at Philippians 2:1-18, at what it means to "align" our lives with Jesus. Sundays in March we will look at the encouragement, consolation, fellowship, and compassion of Christ. If you don't currently have a church home, we'd love for you to join us any Sunday at 11. Children are welcome in worship (and we also have a great nursery if they are more comfortable there). I hope you have a blessed March!
~Pastor Robert
Amazing Athletes will start up again on March 5th. It will meet on Tuesdays right after school and is open to children 3 and up. It's not too late to register if you are still interested. If you have questions, see Melissa in the preschool office.
SAVE THE DATE for a very special event...4-year-old graduation!!! We will have a special ceremony on Friday, May 24th at 10:00am! Invite your friends and family now so that they will join us for this special occasion.
The next Kids Club is scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd from 2:00 - 3:30 PM! Like youth group for kids, there will be games, snacks, and an interactive lesson! We hope to see you there! All kids Kindergarten-5th grade are welcome to join us.
Information is coming soon about VBS 2019 here at Good Shepherd. All children rising kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible to participate. When I have more details, I will be happy to share them.
March 25-29 will be our annual Literacy Week here at Preschool. Our theme this year is "Wild About Reading." You will see decorations around to help children get excited about reading. We will continue to read books, share stories, and participate in drama to build our literacy skills needed for reading and writing in "big" school.
One thing that we enjoy doing this week is having guests readers in our classrooms. All moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, siblings, etc. are invited to come in and share their favorite story with the class. Look for a sign-up outside your child's classroom. Our goal is to have 50 different readers throughout the classes over the week. Can you help???
It's time to register for Summer Camp at Good Shepherd. You already have the form. Please return all forms by Monday, March 18th. As usual we will hold all weeks based on enrollment for each week. Weeks may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. The dates to save are…
June Weeks: 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
July Weeks: 9-11, 23-25, 30-Aug 1
August Weeks: 6-8
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 February are...
March 7 - the Foolish Farmer
March 13 - Two Men and Their Houses
March 20 - Man Who Said Thank You
March 28 - Simon and His Boat
Dear Parents,
Thank you all for such a wonderful night out with our fellow teachers at Good Shepherd. The dinner for teacher appreciation was delicious. The restaurant, Via Roma, was perfect. The private dining room was great. The gift cards were so generous and such a nice surprise. We all also loved the key fob we received along with the nice note. Wow, we were all so appreciative!
We are so lucky to have our wonderful parents st Good Shepherd. We certainly appreciate you and know how lucky we are to have you in our school. Thanks again for such a wonderful dinner and thank you for sharing your children with us every day!! Good Shepherd has the best parents ever!
Aimee, Allison, Cardon, Donna, Gabby, Jan, Jennifer, Lisa, Maureen, Melissa, Rachael, and Sarah
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