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Thankfulness Week

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1

GSLA students and staff will be celebrating Thankfulness Week from November 16-20. The purpose of Thankfulness Week is to encourage an "attitude of gratitude" in our students and staff. We are so blessed by our God and we want to take the five days before Thanksgiving Break to thank him for the many blessings that he has given us. Students will be taking part in a variety of activities and here are a few that you can look forward to during Thankfulness Week:

1. GSLA will be collecting household and toiletry items for Hope's Front Door. This not-for-profit organization acts as a “first responder” to neighbors who are facing financial and/or medical crises. You can find a list of the items we will be collecting here.
If GSLA students fill six boxes with the household and toiletry items by the end of the week, Mr. Roekle will dress up in a turkey costume on Friday!

2. KIDS C.A.R.E. Presentations in the Church- Tuesday, the 17th at 8:15 (Grades 3-8) and 8:45 AM (Grades PreK-2). Our mission offerings this first semester are going to KIDS C.A.R.E.- Children's Ministry Outreach. Good Shepherd member Miss Chris Herrmann, a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society, will be presenting about this mission that students have the opportunity to contribute to out of thankfulness for all God has done for them.

3. Chipotle Fundraiser- Wednesday, November 18th. Grab delicious carryout + raise money for GSLA science supplies and equipment by participating in a restaurant fundraiser sponsored by Chipotle in Downers Grove off Ogden Ave. On Wednesday, November 18th from 4-8 p.m. show a copy of this flyer, either print or digital, and Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds raised to GSLA. You can order ahead for pickup by using code 4R8KYVP in the promo code field.

4. Family Reading Night- Thursday, the 19th at 6:30 PM. Sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White, and the Illinois Center for the Book, Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held on the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together. Please join us via Zoom at 6:30 PM to hear two stories read by Mr. Roekle and Mrs. Blumer before sitting down as a family and reading together! Here is the Zoom information: 

Topic: Family Reading Night
Time: Nov 19, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time

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