Archive for November, 2015

College Connections

GRACE high school parents are invited to drop by as they are able to the Crossroads Campus the first Wednesday of each month (first meeting is December 2nd in the Library) from 8:00-9:15am to discuss topics related to preparing for and applying to college: standardized testing (PSAT, SAT ACT), extracurricular preparation, course rigor, athletic recruitment, financial aid/scholarship, “healthy letting go” and more…  Bring your questions and prepare for some lively discussion and support!

#WhatsUpAtGRACE November 24, 2015

Click to read the #WhatsUpAtGRACE Nov 24, 2015 newsletter. Each issue of #WhatsUp contains many hyperlinks so that you can receive additional information about each topic. A quick summary of what you will find:

  • A big thank you to everyone (more than 900 families) that supported our Eagle Pride Fun & Color Run (and some great pictures too)
  • A big thank you for the record-breaking number of shoeboxes collected to support this year’s Operation Christmas Child
  • A link to the Raleigh Christmas Parade and where to look for the amazing GRACE entry on that video
  • An announcement of a new resource for high school parents
  • A reminder (and link) that you can raise money for GRACE when shopping on AmazonSmile
  • Links to previous GRACE News articles and events (listed in Instant Replay)

Don’t forget to look at GRACE News and the GRACE Calendar on the website for up-to-date information on upcoming events. You can also Subscribe to GRACE News and receive new postings via email.

#WhatsUpAtGRACE November 17, 2015

Click to read the #WhatsUpAtGRACE Nov 17, 2015 newsletter.  Each issue of #WhatsUp contains many hyperlinks so that you can receive additional information about each topic. A quick summary of what you will find:

  • An update on our fall fundraiser (Eagle Pride Fun & Color Run) and a reminder that there is still time for you to get involved!
  • A reminder that Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be collected tomorrow, November 18th
  • Pictures of students from recent school events
  • An update on current and alumni basketball players
  • A list of upcoming fellowship events
  • A reminder to pick up lost and found items before they are donated at the end of this week.
  • Links to previous GRACE News articles and events (listed in Instant Replay)

Don’t forget to look at GRACE News and  the GRACE Calendar on the website for up-to-date information on upcoming events.  You can also Subscribe to GRACE News and receive new postings via email.

#WhatsUpAtGRACE November 10, 2015

We hope that everyone enjoys the day off from school tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day. Why a holiday in the middle of the week? Why not make it a Monday or Friday like so many other holidays? The origins of this solemn day explain the significance of 11/11.

Seven months before the Treaty of Versailles was signed, officially ending World War I, a temporary cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. We encourage your family to make time to recognize the significance of this day and remember the sacrifice of so many for the freedoms we enjoy in this country.

Click to read the #WhatsUpAtGRACE Nov 10, 2015 newsletter. Each issue of #WhatsUp contains many hyperlinks so that you can receive additional information about each topic. A quick summary of what you will find:

  • Instructions on how to register your student for the Eagle Pride Fun Run and Color Run
  • A reminder that Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes will be collected next Wednesday, November 18th
  • Pictures of students from TK-12th from recent service projects, field trips, and special guests
  • The 2016 ACSI Spelling Bee list for students in grades 1-8
  • A list of upcoming fellowship events
  • A reminder to pick up lost and found items before they are donated at the end of next week.
  • A reminder that priority re-enrollment for current GRACE families started last week and continues through Sunday, November 15th
  • Links to previous GRACE News articles and events (listed in Instant Replay)

Don’t forget to look at GRACE News and the GRACE Calendar on the website for up-to-date information on upcoming events. You can also Subscribe to GRACE News and receive new postings via email.

Annual Fund: Leveled Book Room

The GRACE Annual Fund helps us fund curricular enhancements not covered by tuition dollars.  Recently, GRACE funded a Leveled Book Room on the elementary campus. Here is what this particular investment provides:

The Leveled Book Room on the elementary campus will make a positive impact in our ability to differentiate reading instruction across grades K-2. A leveled book room will allow access to various resources for guided reading instruction, where teachers work with small groups on their individual instructional levels.

These early elementary grade levels represent the critical years where a child’s reading ability grows and develops. By strengthening our instruction during these formative years, GRACE students will become better readers who comprehend and read for meaning. They will more easily transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” as a result of instruction that is intentional and targeted to meet individual needs.

 

#WhatsUpAtGRACE November 3, 2015

Click to read the #WhatsUpAtGRACE Nov 3, 2015 newsletter. Each issue of #WhatsUp contains many hyperlinks so that you can receive additional information about each topic. A quick summary of what you will find:

  • Links to seven fellowship events happening in the next three weeks – make sure to be a part of at least one of them!
  • A link to the 5 Below Spirit Week flyer – 10% of your purchase will be donated to GRACE
  • Information about this year’s Operation Christmas Child Shoebox collection date
  • An update on next week’s kick off for the Eagle Pride Fun Run and Color Run events
  • A reminder about this week’s Fine Arts Boosters meeting
  • A well deserved congratulation to this year’s Varsity Cross Country teams for their state meet results
  • Pictures from our first Take Your Grandparent to Lunch event
  • Information about the ongoing Box Top contest and how you can support it
  • A request for wrapped Halloween candy to be re-purposed for use in the upcoming Christmas parades
  • A reminder that priority re-enrollment for current GRACE families started yesterday and continues through Sunday, November 15th.
  • Links to previous GRACE News articles and events (listed in Instant Replay)

Don’t forget to look at GRACE News and the GRACE Calendar on the website for up-to-date information on upcoming events. You can also Subscribe to GRACE News and receive new postings via email.