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Teacher Appreciation Week

We love our Good Shepherd teachers! Come celebrate our teachers Friday evening at a TEACHER HAPPY HOUR.

FRIDAY MAY 5
Positive Vibe Cafe
6PM – 8:30PM
Teachers, Staff and their guest are invited to come and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a drink on us!
Parents are invited to attend and celebrate with our teachers and staff
$20 per person ticket, covers food and a drink. Click here to purchase your ticket!

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Illustrator Visit

We’re delighted to announce that illustrator and spoken word artist Jeffery Boston Weatherford will join us on Thursday, April 6th to discuss his work on You Can Fly, a history of The Tuskegee Airmen.

From Kirkus:

From training days in Alabama to combat on the front lines in Europe, this is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking African-American pilots of World War II. In vibrant second-person poems, Carole Boston Weatherford teams up for the first time with her son, artist Jeffery Weatherford, in a powerful and inspiring book that allows readers to fly, too.

He will also have copies of his other books available for sale.

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Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. This year our Book Fair will take place March 20 through March 24th, with our Family Fun Night on Thursday, March 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Join us for an evening of books, crafts and campfire food!

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. For a sneak peek at this year’s top Book Fair titles visit our online Book Fair page by clicking here.

Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair!

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Watoto Children’s Choir

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is delighted to present the Watoto Children’s Choir in concert on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Parish Hall.

Each child in the Watoto Children’s Choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents and now lives in a Watoto village. The experience of travelling on a choir helps the children to develop confidence and boldness, as well as broadening their worldview.

Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission by sharing personal stories, music and dance. While on the road, the children act as advocates for the millions of other African children who have experienced the same heartbreaking pain and suffering as them.

Enjoy a special preview of the choir, then join us on December 1, 2016 to experience them live:

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Fawn Shop

Fawn Shop is a very special GSES tradition that has been happening for 29 years and it will be here before we know it! The library is transformed into a Winter Wonderland Fawn Shop, where children can purchase gifts for family members and have them wrapped by “elves” and ready to go home. The elves help your children find just the right gift for each family member. All items are between fifty cents and five dollars- a few $10 items. You set your child’s total budget; elves help your children shop within their budget. Payment will not be due until shopping is complete, you will be billed no more than what you approved your child to spend. Once you have paid, you can pick up your gifts. All proceeds benefit the GSES PTO.

Volunteers are needed to help decorate/set up the Fawn Shop in the library, to be an elf and help children shop for items for their loved ones, to wrap presents, and to pack the fawn shop up! We guarantee volunteering for this fundraiser will get you in the Christmas Spirit! Please go to the sign up genius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4dacac22a31-fawn1 to sign up.

In order to make shopping inventory plentiful, we need your help. Please consider donating up to 10 items new or gently used to the Fawn Shop. If you have any treasures you’d like to donate to the Fawn Shop inventory, please send them to the library as soon as possible.

Items needed include: pet toys and treats (cat and dog), handmade items are very popular, items for men (car items, sports, camping, fishing, work/desk, tools, gadgets, gloves, duct tape), teens (music, games, manicure, pedicure, small gift cards, etc) holiday decorative items, jewelry, household items, cooking utensils, mugs, tea, gourmet coffee and hot chocolate, chocolates, candy, bath soaps, beauty items, gloves, hats, toys, books- anything you can think of! You might want to consider some $5.00 gift cards through Scrip (currently Panera, Barnes and Noble and Starbucks are offering! ).

Thanks for helping to make the Fawn Shop a memorable experience for students!

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2016 National Junior Honor Society Inductees

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The National Junior Honor Society is a prestigious organization, founded in 1929, that espouses the ideals of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Good Shepherd Episcopal School is proud to have established its own chapter of the NJHS. Membership is both an honor and a commitment, and we are excited to announce our first inductees.

  • Brock Boyd (8th grade)
  • Jake Dysart (8th grade)
  • Davison Chapman (7th grade)
  • Joshua Rowland Mauro (7th grade)
  • Elizabeth Spanel (7th grade)

These students exemplify the Good Shepherd commitment to academic excellence, service, student leadership, and strong character.

Congratulations, honorees!

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