Here's what's happening at GSC from January 25 through January 31, 2020:
Saturday, January 25: Pre-CSW Event for Parents and other Adults
• The Home and School Association's annual Trivia Night;
Doors open at 6:30 and the questions start around 7:00
Sunday, January 26: Celebrating Our Parish
• Student Readers at Masses at Queen of Peace Church
• Coffee, Donuts and Conversation following the 7:30, 9:30 and 11:00
morning Masses in Lynaugh Hall
Monday, January 27: Celebrating Our Community
• Crazy Hat Day
• Annual Mass for GSC Volunteers and Community First Responders
at 9:00 a.m. in Queen of Peace Church
• Brunch, following Mass, for our Guests in the GSC Gym/Cafeteria
Tuesday, January 28: Celebrating Our Family and Special Friends
• Grandparents and Special Friends Day:
Student Last Names Ending in A→K from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.;
and Student Last Names Ending in L→Z from 10:30 to 12:00 noon
for Prayer, Bingo, Snacks, Tours and the Scholastic Book Fair
• Students may dress as their favorite Storybook Character
Wednesday, January 29: Celebrating Our Faculty and Staff
• Teacher Appreciation Day
• Teachers will enjoy a catered Lunch provided by the Home and School
• "Minute To Win It" at 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, January 30: Celebrating Our Students
• Crazy Sock Day (and Students can dress in "Spirit Wear")
• Each student will receive a Pretzel at recess time
• Home and School is serving a free Hot Dog Lunch to students
• Open House and Academic Fair Showcasing GSC's STREAM Activities
from 6:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 31: Celebrating GSC
• Dance For Education!
• Students may wear Gym Pants with their favorite Team Shirt
• Scholastic Book Fair in the Library
For a second year, Good Shepherd Catholic School students and families collected non-perishable food items for the Patrician Society in Norristown (“Neighbors Helping Neighbors” since 1981), which has a year-round Emergency Food Cupboard. GSC’s two-week Thanksgiving Food Drive brought in almost 400 pounds – or two-and-a-half pounds per enrolled student – of canned soup, corn, green beans and baked beans; boxed stuffing and mac and cheese mixes and various varieties of pasta and rice; jars of gravy, apple sauce and peanut butter; and more!
The drive’s organizer, GSC preschool teacher Mrs. Kim Franzone, along with a couple of parents and seven students, delivered the school’s donations to the food cupboard on the Monday before Thanksgiving. They took a tour of the facility to learn more about the impact of donating to those who need food assistance for different reasons.
Prior to the delivery to Norristown, back in Ardsley, GSC’s preschool students worked with their fourth and fifth grade buddies to sort and box up the many food items.
The Patrician Society is online at https://www.patriciansociety.org/.
Our student and graduate success stories are music to our ears, and so we were thrilled to hear that five of our current student musicians will be playing in the 2020 Archdiocesan Honor and Festival Bands! And two of our students have sung their way into the Festival Chorus!
The Honor Band (6th to 8th graders) will perform at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield (Delaware County) on Friday night, February 7, 2020, and again at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, April 21. The Festival Band Concert (mostly 4th and 5th graders) is on Sunday afternoon, March 8, at Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford. The Festival Chorus Concert takes place at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster on Wednesday night, April 1.
In the meantime, GSC’s music teacher, Mr. Mark Urmson, reports that five students will be auditioning for the Archdiocesan Honor Chorus (grades 7-8) on Sunday, December 1. The Honor Chorus performs at the Wood and Kimmel concerts.
Congratulations and good luck, everyone! You make us #GSCProud!
For more information about the Archdiocesan Elementary Music Festivals, click here.
GSC's librarian, Mrs. Terri Griffith, secretary, Mrs. Mary Louise Muszynski, and all-around school assistant, Sister Maryanne Winterberg, want you to know that GSC has a collection bin for Kevin's Koats in the main lobby of the school. You can donate new and gently-worn Winter coats, scarves, hats, gloves and mittens for men, women and children through the first full week of November. For more information about this Student Council initiative to assist a local charitable foundation, visit kevinfromheaven.org.
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