We are so thankful for the many referrals we receive from our families who are excited to share the great things they are experiencing at Good Shepherd. As we partner with parents to spread the good news about Good Shepherd Christian Academy we have established a referral rewards program. The new student referral rewards program is an incentive plan for existing Good Shepherd families to recruit new families to our school. For every new family with a child in kindergarten through 6th grade that you refer to us, your family can directly benefit. The New Student Referral Reward Application can be found on ParentsWeb or you may call the Business office at 703-591-1216. We thank our families for their ongoing support.
For general school communication, we strive to inform parents of all matters of interest in an effective and timely fashion through various channels: letters, e-mails, monthly newsletters, and ParentWeb (RenWeb) which is our data base system that parents will have access to. Classroom teachers may also send newsletters, weekly reminders and emails; this varies depending on grade level and teacher. Parents reading these communications will be well informed of all developments in a timely manner.
Mid Year Parent Survey
We are always looking for ways to expand the level of communication and the services we can provide to the families of our students. Therefore every year we ask parents to complete an online mid-year parent survey. Parent feedback helps us in our quest to identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
The Family Handbook is available on ParentWeb. We ask you to please read through the handbook sign the back page and submit it to the office. This serves as an excellent reference for questions you may have during the year.
Carpooling is beneficial for parents and helpful in maintaining reasonable flow of traffic at school. GSCA & Little Flock encourages parents to carpool to and from school. If you are interested in carpooling with other GSCA or Little Flock families please contact the office to request the carpool list.
We greatly appreciate parent volunteers at Good Shepherd and Little Flock Preschool. Volunteering gives you a chance to get to know our teachers, staff, fellow parents and your children’s peers. It gives us the opportunity to teach our children a valuable lesson, to give of themselves, willingly. There is a certain amount of pride a child feels when their parents are recognized as volunteers at their school. There are many different ways to give of your time and talent, not all involving having to be at the school during the day.
Throughout the year we have numerous events, fieldtrips and activities we need help with. We will send out volunteer sign-up sheets as these events arise. Every year parents are needed to help in our hot-lunch program, serve as a classroom parent, chaparone field trips and help with numerous events. Please know that the time you give to Good Shepherd can make the difference between a good year and a great one!