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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, World in My Backyard; plus all the regular classroom activities.

On top of all of that, we are celebrating reading and writing this month with our Literacy Month 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 will be heading your way this week. Sign-up by March 19th 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


March 1 - Chapel

March 6 - Music

March 8 - Chapel

March 13 - Music

March 14 - Chapel

March 15 - Science w/Kathy Shonts

March 19-23- Literacy Week!

March 20  - Music

March 21 - Chapel

March 22 -  Drama

March 27 - World in My Backyard

March 28 - Chapel

March 29 - Story Time

March 30 - Preschool Closed
Parent Council has had a successful year with the Book Fair and Teacher Appreciation events. We are wrapping up our year together and in search of willing and energetic people to serve on Parent Council for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested, please let a current member or Melissa know. We need YOU!!!

Amy Donovan
Parent Council President

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

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

A Note from Pastor Robert

At church, leading up to Easter, we are focusing on God's grace (gifts) and particularly freedom from the things that weigh us down and tangle us up. I pray that each of you will experience a bit of that godly grace and freedom in your own families and lives! If you don't currently have a church home, we'd love for you to join us any Sunday at 11, for the special Maundy Thursday (March 29, 7pm) communion service of Holy Week, or on Easter Sunday for a short sunrise service and breakfast at 6:45am or Easter worship at 11:00am ~Pastor Robert
It’s time to start thinking about next summer. Registration forms are coming your way this week. Please register by March 19th. 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: 5-7, 12-14, 26-28
July Weeks: 10-12, 17-19, 24-26
August Weeks: July 31- Aug 2, 7-9
Amazing Athletes will start up again on March 6th. 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.
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.
Preschool will be closed Friday, March 30 - April 6th for Spring Break. We hope that you have a wonderful time with family and friends during this time. See you back on April 9th!
This year we have decided to make March Literacy Month!! Our purpose is to focus on the reading and writing around us. One of our goals over the month is to have parents, grandparents, older siblings, aunts, uncles, etc. come and read with us. Sign-up to read to your child's class with your teacher. How many people can we get...10, 20, 30, 50? There will be many other fun activities that are a part of your child's days this month.
SAVE THE DATE for a very special event... 4-year-old graduation!!! We will have a special ceremony on Friday, May 25th at 10:00am! Invite your friends and family now so that they will join us for this special occasion.
Dear Parents,

We so enjoyed our wonderful teacher appreciation week. Our parents always go above and beyond for the teachers. We loved all the flowers, cards, and goodies. The decorations around the school were so thoughtful. Thank you also for our wonderful lunch and desserts. The personalized clipboards were great and the gift cards were amazing. We were all so happy with the Allstar theme you chose. Thanks again for making us all feel so special and loved. We really do have the best parents around!!!!!

The Teachers At Good Shepherd Preschool
Karter Elizabeth was born February 19th to the Saine Family. Her big brother is Kai in the Toddlers.

Lynden Kate was born February 27th to the Kreutzer Family. Her grandmother is Ms. Beth in the Threes.

Savannah Rose was born February 27th to the Triplett Family. Her big sister is Charlotte in the Toddlers.

We hope that all of you are doing well and we look forward to seeing you in our classrooms in a few years.
Word of mouth is our best advertisement, but in a world of social media that is sometimes a challenge. Would you consider visiting our Facebook page ( and sharing a recommendation for our preschool? Also if you are active on Nextdoor, a recommendation goes a long way. Thank you!
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