Earlier this month we asked kindergartners and seniors what they wanted to be when they grew up and paired up kindergartners with a senior buddy with similar interests. You can watch their video responses on the GRACE YouTube Channel or click the links below:
Thank you to everyone in the GRACE community who has contributed this year to making our school excellent. Thank you the many volunteers, field trip drivers, hot lunch servers, book-shelvers and countless others. We could not do what we do without you. I encourage you to look over both these documents and, more importantly, consider serving on the PTF for the 2017-2018 school year.
We are days away from the end of the 2016-2017 school year. We pray that all in our GRACE community have a joyful and peaceful summer vacation. Click to read the May 23, 2017 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter to find:
Pictures and links to some fun year-end events
Information about the summer reading challenge
Instructions on how to update your information in RenWeb
An update on the annual fund in action
A reminder to pick up medicine that has been sent in for your student before the end of the year
A summary of the faculty that will be presenting at the NCAIS Educators Conference in October
Links to past newsletter articles in Instant Replay
GRACE Christian announces its 2017 Super Hero Summer Reading Challenge!
Your mission is to read! Read as much as you can, whenever you can! The more you read, the higher your super power! Students will be rewarded according to how many books they read. Complete the reading log (parents, please remember to initial your student’s reading log) and return it in August!
Planetary Readers, 10 books
Cosmic Readers, 15 books
Ultimate Power Readers, 25+ books
All super heroes will receive ice cream and a prize. Ultimate Power Heroes will earn a Super Hero Dress Up Day!
Congratulations to GRACE Athletic Director Devin Terris and his wife Brittany on the birth of their son, future Eagle Ezra Michael Terris. Ezra was born at 7:27 this morning, weighing 9 pounds, and measuring 19.5 inches.
As many of you are probably aware, there has been a significant malware attack going on across the globe. A new strain of the “worm” first reported on Friday, May 12th is already being detected online. Keeping your student’s information safe is VERY important to GRACE. We have taken and will continue to take proactive measures. These measures include following best firewall practices, intrusion detection, monitoring suspicious network traffic, and updating servers.
Here are some simple best practices that you can follow as well:
Keep your operating system up to date with the latest updates and patches
Never click on links in email messages unless you are certain of the source of the message
Only download software from known and trusted sources
Mr. Meade, a former science teacher, visited TK to share his love of science with the students. He asked the kids two questions:
What does it mean to be alive?
Is fire alive?
The kids learned there are 5 rules for something to be ‘alive’. It must:
respond to the environment
The kids made a hypothesis that fire is NOT alive…and they were right! Fire does not have cells so it does not meet all of the requirements to be alive!
Mr. Meade showed us how fire uses energy such as paper and oxygen. He lit a piece of newspaper and put it in a glass bottle. He then put an unpeeled hard boiled egg on top of the bottle. When the fire used up all of the oxygen inside the bottle, it sucked the egg inside as a means to get to more oxygen. The kids LOVED IT and Mr. Meade repeated the experiment three times! A huge THANK YOU to Mr. Meade for this wonderful lesson!
PTF is gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year with lots of great activities and opportunities for fellowship and service. We would love to have you as a part of our GRACE PTF team. If you would like to volunteer with this amazing group of dedicated individuals please come help with one of our existing committees listedhere. We are also in need of people to fill the chairperson roles for the following positions:
Upper Campus Vice President
Upper Campus Grade Level Parents (2)
Hospitality Committee (2)
Family Fellowship-Lower Campus
Your gifts and talents would be a blessing to PTF and to our School community. Please feel free to contact Renee Drumgo firstname.lastname@example.org(919) 665-7691for additional details or to volunteer. Thank you.