This week we are holding our first All School Chapel! October is a special All School Blessing because it is the Blessing of the Animals! We celebrate St. Francis and begin a focus on God's creation and how to preserve it. T/R families participate on the first Tuesday of the month and M/W/F & 5 day-a-week families participate in All School Chapel on the first Wednesday of the month. This is a special time for you to connect with your children, begin family traditions, and learn more about Church of the Good Shepherd. Please remember to be at the Church at 9a.m. then take your child to their regular classroom following Chapel. Thank you to the families who participated today and we'll see the rest of you tomorrow!
News & Updates:
October notes the start of online payments through BrightWheel! As always, you may still pay via cash or check but paying through BrightWheel gives you the option to pay online as well. See below for more details!
Our next Parent Meeting is October 18 at 9:15a.m. Join us after drop off! Siblings welcome!
Picture Day is October 23/24. Dress your child in their best and preschool teachers will keep messy activities to a minimum these days!
Have questions or want to volunteer? Always feel free to pop into Preschool Director Nina Paganetti's office at the church site or email her at: email@example.com!
The Sunday you have been waiting for! Blessing of the Animals! Join us this Sunday and bring a friend! Goats, service dogs, and other wonderments will make the day very special! We will celebrate St. Francis and his love for all of God's creatures with special surprises each Sunday in October!
Families with pre-k children and below will join our experienced nursery leader, Ms. Ruth. Children can join in to experience music, art, story time, and pretend play! Of course, our littlest ones are always welcome in the service as well. Please don't forget to sign in and out!
Check out all the upcoming events on our Youth Miistry Calendar!
Starting October 1st we will begin using the Brightwheel billing and payment module. Here are a few things you should know:
You will receive a statement from Brightwheel. It will indicate that your payment is due on October 2nd. This statement will reflect August, September & October charges. It will also reflect August payments and September payments received up through approx. the 19th.
If when you receive your statement you do not see a payment you made in the last week, please do not panic. Those will be input this week. We were focusing on getting the history in so we could begin the billing Oct. 1.
You CAN make your payment through Brightwheel; however, you are NOT required to do so. If you pay through Brightwheel via ACH (debit from checking) the cost is $.60 (sixty cents). If you pay via a credit card the cost is 2.9% of the amount charged. These costs are passed on to you; they are not paid by the preschool.
You are still welcome to pay via cash or check.
Late fees may be applied if payment is not received by October 10th.
Thank you for your patience as we work though this next exciting transition.