Do you have a fun or innovative method for decorating Easter eggs with your child? Send it to GSLP so we can feature it in the April 2019 Home + School Connection Newsletter! We’ll collect your ideas for decorating both hard-cooked and craft eggs (easy to find right now at Walmart!) and publish them at the beginning of next month. Thank you for your help!
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School from August 5 to 9, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM each day. VBS is an exciting program of games, crafts, music, and Bible stories. This year’s theme is “Roar: Life Is Wild. God Is Good.” The featured Bible stories focus on the Old and New Testaments.
VBS campers are grouped by age. The youngest children must have turned three by March 1 and must be potty trained. The oldest children attending will have just completed fifth grade. GSLP families may request placement for students’ elementary-age siblings as well when they register their preschoolers. GSLP students are placed together when creating VBS groups.
Registration forms will be available in April. GSLP students generally receive confirmation of their registration in May. Keep an eye on the GSLC VBS website for more updates.
The March 2019 GSLP Home + School Connection Newsletter is available now! Download this month’s edition to read about science experiments to try at home, Vacation Bible School at Good Shepherd, mini-profiles of our lead teaching staff, March songs and fingerplays, and fresh book recommendations.
Stop by the Parent Resource Board in the hallway to pick up information on enrolling your child in MCPS kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. We also have the latest guides to kindergarten early entrance for children born from Sept. 2 to Oct. 15, 2014, and tips on promoting kindergarten readiness at home for all our students. These materials are available in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Amharic, French, and Vietnamese, courtesy of MCPS.
You will need to contact your local elementary school to register your child for kindergarten. You can look up your local school based on your address on the MCPS website. Plan to attend kindergarten orientation at that school to introduce your child to their new school and complete the registration process. We have a copy of the list of kindergarten orientation dates available so that you can mark your calendar now.
More information on kindergarten enrollment will be available in the March 2019 GSLP Home + School Connection Newsletter.
Wednesday, March 13
Join us for a fun family event for younger siblings, Tuesday/Thursday students, and students registered for Fall 2019-2020!
Family Play & Learn is a chance to come enjoy play with your child and other GSLP families. Learn about GSLP's educational toys and network with other parents of children 1 to 4! After free play time, GSLP teacher Mrs. Sandra Lawson will lead a circle time filled with songs, movement activities, and a story.
Family Play & Learn is a great event for younger children who will enrolling in the new school year! You are also welcome to bring a friend. We hope to see you there!