A School Community Based on Relationships...
Good Shepherd Day School is a place for relationships. The relationship children have with each other, with the family, with the teachers, with the environment of the school, with the community and with the wider society, all form a web for action.
Parents are important partners in their children’s education and, therefore, in our program. We want each child and their family to feel known and included. Our families presence contributes fundamentally to our school community, so we maintain an open-door policy at all times. We encourage communication between home and school through daily parent-teacher communications, newsletters, interactive family workshops, along with biannual parent-teacher conferences.
We value collaboration among everyone and welcome different points of view. From emerging and on-going school initiatives and traditions, to opportunities to be involved with the church and its other missions. We hope you also value our commitment to creating a community together.
Friends Of Good Shepherd: "F.R.O.G.S."
The FROGS are parents, guardians and relatives of the children who want to become involved in the life of the school. The FROGS meet monthly to plan school wide events and give input on issues that affect staff, families and the church. This group supports the mission of both the school and church through the “ACTS” family collaboration program. ACTS stands for "All Care To Share".
Previous events have included:
Acts of Service
St Jude Trike-A-Thon
Lutheran World Relief
St Francis Animal Shelter & God's Global Barnyard
Acts of Faith
Thanksgiving Feast and Celebration
Easter/Agape Feast and Celebration
Children’s Church Days and weekly chapel
Acts of Support
Fall Family Festival
Holiday Art Auction and Italian Dinner
Spring Silent Auction and Gala
Parents Night Out
Acts of Community
EdVenture Family Field Trips
Classroom Opportunities: Room Parent, Helper or Guest Speaker
End of the School Year Party
Our Annual Silent Auction
Good Shepherd Day School depends on tuition to run daily operations, but we count on parents and the community to help with all the "extras" that tuition does not cover, such as remodeling classrooms, maintaining and improving the playground space, and sending our teachers to national and international training opportunities.
GSDS hosts a silent auction every spring, an event where families and friends come together to raise funds for the "extras". This event is our biggest social event of the year and is so much fun! Families and friends donate their time, expertise and creativity by helping create a special piece of school memorabilia, donating an item or service, or simply solicit donations from local merchants. There are always great bargains, and lots of friendly yet competitive bidding at the tables and during the live auction! See our Auction page for more details or submit a donation for the auction.
Each year we look for a team of 8-10 committee members to help with this event. For more information, please contact or email us. The auction team is a great way to meet new and amazing people and make some great friends while having fun to benefit everyone's kids at the school!
The Good Shepherd Day School Advisory Board
The Good Shepherd Day School Advisory Board is made up of parents, congregation members, the church pastor, and the Director of the school. This board meets monthly to collaborate on setting goals and implementing changes at the school. Openings on the board are advertised to current families who can apply and interview for a position.
Policies and Procedures
Good Shepherd Day School requires that every family become familiar with the Family Handbook and agree to adhere to its contents. Policies and procedures listed in the handbook help everyone understand responsibilities, rules and routines for the school. Please read through the Family Handbook prior to enrolling so that you understand this process.