January 29th, 2020 Wednesday Newsletter

Be A Saint - Pray, Learn, & Love
The Week Ahead
January 30:
   Beach Day
   Chess Club 2:40-4pm
January 31:
   Mismatched Clothes/Wacky Hair Day
   Family Fun Night 5-8pm
February 5:
   School Mass 8:30am
February 6:
   Chess Club 2:40-4pm
February 7:
    Spirit Day
    Ski Club 3:45-9pm
    Parish Night of Prayer 7pm
February 9:
    School Mass Sunday 10:30am
    Donut Sunday/PRISM Food Drive
February 12:
    School Mass 8:30am
    NET Night 5:30pm
    Fundraiser Night at Culver's
February 14:
    Valentine's Day
February 14-17:
   No School - President's Day Weekend
Time to Enroll for 2020-21!
Please check your email for enrollment details. You have been sent a link specific for your child to re-enroll. Contact the school office with any questions!
February Lunch Menu
Used Uniform Sale
Change in Plans!

The January 29th Used Uniform Sale has been rescheduled. Instead, we will offer a 2 week window (January 27th - February 7th) during which you can request uniforms that you need. 

If you are in need of uniforms, please contact Kristin Herzig at 612-812-7060 or with the items and sizes that you need. 

  • Pants and jumpers $10
  • Skirts, shorts, shirts, sweatshirts $5
  • Everything else $1
Classroom Highlights
The preschoolers are having a blast celebrating Catholic Schools Week! Yesterday they learned how to make crepes from Mrs. Wahl!
3rd Grade
The 3rd graders love having preschool buddies! They enjoy reading with them and helping out however they can.
Reading Every day prepares your child for a lifetime of success! A student who reads 20 minutes per day will be exposed to 1.8 million words/year and scores in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.
  • Donate a book (or books) to your child’s classroom, after school care or the library!
  • Help fill our BIRTHDAY BOX with a donation of books to this program that benefits YOUR CHILD on their birthday!
  • Check out the adult bestsellers and cookbooks!
  • Great selection of Christian books!
  • Books for ALL READING LEVELS! From Preschool to TEENS!!
  • DON’T forget we are open DAILY, on FAMILY FUN NIGHT and after Sunday Masses.
Bring your checkbooks or cash to Family Fun Night, you won't want to miss our amazing raffle options! Come visit us at the gala booth this Friday night outside the school office!
Parish News
Master Planning  The Feasibility Study Team had an opportunity to read through all the comments collected from the Presentation & Dialogue Meetings, surveys, and interviews. Subsequently, they presented their recommendations to the finance council, trustees, and Father Marquard. We will soon have news about our plans moving forward. That said, some of the suggestions that surfaced during the feasibility study are of the sort that don’t require much deliberation. Here are two examples:

○ “We need a changing table in the restrooms near the Family/Cry Room.”
○ “We need to add recycling bins to the church entrance and social hall. I just had a can and had to throw it in the trash.”

We thought those were fine ideas that were easy enough to complete. So, both of the restrooms near Door 12 (school office and family room) are now equipped with baby changing stations. Additionally, we’ve ordered a trash and recycling unit for the gathering space. Special thanks go to John Vella for his efforts to handle these quickly.

Letter from Pope Francis  Last Sunday, Father Marquard preached about an Apostolic Letter issued "motu proprio" from Pope Francis. It’s called Aperuit Illis, and it is about the Word of God. If you didn’t take home a copy but are interested in reading it, click here.

Candlemas & Blessing of Candles  This coming Sunday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, traditionally known as Candlemas. Our Masses this weekend will begin with a Solemn Entrance and Blessing of Candles. Please be sure to take a candle on your way into Mass so that you can participate fully in these special entrance rites. Additionally, if you would like to have some of your candles blessed, please bring them to the table in the church, where they will be blessed at the conclusion of Mass.

Save the Dates  Finally, today, please mark your calendars for some upcoming events:
  • Friday, February 7: First Friday Night of Prayer at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 9: School Mass Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and donuts after all Masses
  • Tuesday, February 25: Drinking with the Saints at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 26: Ash Wednesday
    • 7:30 a.m. Word & Communion Service
    • 12:15 p.m. Mass
    • 7 p.m. Mass
  • Friday, February 28: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry at 5 p.m.; Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.
Home & School News
Friday, January 31st
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cap off Catholic Schools Week by joining our Good Shepherd Community for games, prizes and dinner!
Volunteers Encouraged:
  • 1-1/2 hr volunteer timeslots and your kids are welcome to help during your timeslot
  • Parent volunteers to partner with student volunteers in each room to coordinate games
  • Our greatest need for help is from 6:30-8pm
  • Please consider signin up via Sign-Up Genius by clicking here.
We appreciate all the help and support to continue this tradition. Thank you in advance!

Amanda Abel    
Alissa Brown     
Jennifer Simmonds
Stephanie Devitt
Tanya Loosbrock

Volunteer at Family Fun Night
Please email if you’re interested in learning more about the committee.  We’d love to have you join us now or during the 2020-21 school year.
Learn More
Help Wanted!
Substitute Teacher: Good Shepherd is looking for people with an education background who would be interested in being an occasional sub in our building. Please contact Angie Ruehle at for more information.

Lunchroom Volunteer: We are looking for more lunchroom volunteers! Volunteers enjoy the company of others as well as helping to serve lunch, eat, and clean up. There is no lifting or cooking involved. Hours are from 11:15am to 1:00pm on the day that you choose to help. You can choose to volunteer weekly, biweekly or what ever fits your schedule. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for the generosity of their time and effort! Your help is greatly appreciated. Please call the lunchroom at 763-545-4285 X813 or email if you are interested!

Activities in the Community:
7 Movements Dance Classes

Good Shepherd School is a Catholic community, dedicated to the development of the whole child. We foster the spiritual, intellectual, moral, emotional, social, and physical growth of each child by providing a quality Catholic education. Our fellowship helps us to grow in our love for God, his Church, his people, and all of his creation.
Good Shepherd School         145 Jersey Ave S, Golden Valley, MN 55426       763-545-4285

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