Archive for November, 2019

November 26, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

PRIORITY RE-ENROLLMENT ENDS DEC. 1 

Your priority re-enrollment time will end on December 1st as enrollment opens to the general public. Note: new applications for siblings can be submitted during the priority re-enrollment period. Have an enrollment question? Email kfowler@gracechristian.net.

JINGLE MINGLE!

As the Christmas season is upon us, the GRACE PTF would like to spread good cheer and warm wishes to our Staff and Teachers at GRACE. If you love to bake and want to show off your skills, then now is the time to get your “holiday bake on!” We are asking for volunteers to sign up and bring 2 dozen of their favorite homemade or store-bought cookies, bars, brownies or candies. To sign up to bring treats, please click here. If you’d like to volunteer to help during the morning of the Jingle Mingle (we need volunteers for both upper and lower campus), please sign up here.

FAN CLUB T-SHIRTS

Want to cheer on the Eagles wearing a Fan Club 2020 t-shirt? They are available for purchase here. All sales are due December 2nd.

OPEN HOUSES!
Do you know of any families who are interested in GRACE? Make sure to share before enrollment opens up the general public on December 1st! We also have upcoming Open Houses on December 3rd at 9:30 a.m. for the Lower Campus and December 5th at 9:30 a.m. for the Upper Campus. Prospective students are also welcome to sign up to “shadow a student” for a day. Prospective families can reach out to our Admissions Director Katie Fowler at kfowler@gracechristian.net for more information.

COMING UP

NO SCHOOL
November 25 – 29
Thanksgiving Day holiday. 

THEATRE & DANCE SHOWCASE
December 9 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Join us at the Upper Campus Chapel for a special Christmas Showcase put on by our GRACE Theatre and Dance department.

CHORUS, BAND & STRINGS CHRISTMAS CONCERTDecember 12 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Join us at the Upper Campus Chapel for a special Christmas Concert put on by our GRACE Music Department.

ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
December 18 | 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Please come join us in the Lower Campus gymnasium as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through performances by our elementary students.

UPPER CAMPUS EXAMS
December 17 – 20
Full exam schedule can be seen here. Note: LEAP students will be taking their exams in the Chapel.

College Connections, Issue 3

I invite you to enjoy our third College Connections Newsletter. Parents of seniors – if you have not already, take time next week to fill out the FAFSA; there are links to resources in this month’s newsletter.

Seniors with November 30thand December 1stapplication deadlines should submit their applications (and their transcript release form) by November 26thso that we can send your documents prior to Thanksgiving dinner.

Juniors, continue to visit colleges and pay attention to what you like and what you don’t. It’s okay to decide that a particular college isn’t going to be a good fit, but they may have an interesting program that we can look for elsewhere. Don’t forget to fill out a visit form for every college you visit – forms are located in Talon in the Resource section of the College Planning Group.

Our next College Connections meeting is Wednesday, December 11thfrom 8:00 – 9:00 am in the Upper Campus Media Center. Come with your college questions or simply to listen to answers that others ask. Parents in all grade levels are welcome to attend.  

November 19, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

RALEIGH CHRISTMAS PARADE

Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Come on out and cheer for the GRACE Christian float this Saturday at the Raleigh Christmas Parade. Our set design class built the Nativity-themed float. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. The parade will also be broadcasted on ABC 11.

RE-ENROLL BY DEC. 1ST!lYour priority re-enrollment time will end on December 1st as enrollment opens to the general public. Note: new applications for siblings can be submitted during the priority re-enrollment period. Have an enrollment question? Email kfowler@gracechristian.net.

JINGLE MINGLE!

As the Christmas season is upon us, the GRACE PTF would like to spread good cheer and warm wishes to our Staff and Teachers at GRACE. If you love to bake and want to show off your skills, then now is the time to get your “holiday bake on!” We are asking for volunteers to sign up and bring 2 dozen of their favorite homemade or store-bought cookies, bars, brownies or candies. To sign up to bring treats, please click here. If you’d like to volunteer to help during the morning of the Jingle Mingle (we need volunteers for both upper and lower campus), please sign up here.

CINDERELLA AUDITIONS

GRACE’s Theatre Department is holding auditions for its spring performance of “Cinderella.” Auditions will be held November 21 and 22 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Upper Campus Chapel. Students in grades 6th-12th may audition. For more information, please contact jhartley@gracechristian.net.

LOST AND FOUND

The Upper and Lower Campus Lost and Founds are overflowing! Please make sure you or your student check the lost and found for any missing items before they are donated on November 22nd! Thank you.

OPEN HOUSES!
Do you know of any families who are interested in GRACE? Make sure to share before enrollment opens up the general public on December 1st! We also have upcoming Open Houses on December 3rd at 9:30 a.m. for the Lower Campus and December 5th at 9:30 a.m. for the Upper Campus. Prospective students are also welcome to sign up to “shadow a student” for a day. Prospective families can reach out to our Admissions Director Katie Fowler at kflower@gracechristian.net for more information.

COMING UP

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION
November 20 and 22

Make sure to turn in your shoebox by November 20th (Upper Campus) and 22nd (Lower Campus.)

RALEIGH CHRISTMAS PARADE
November 24 | 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Head downtown and cheer on our GRACE Christian students walking in the parade.

NO SCHOOL
November 25 – 29

Thanksgiving Day holiday. We are thankful for you!

THEATRE & DANCE SHOWCASE
December 9 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Join us at the Upper Campus Chapel for a special Christmas Showcase put on by our GRACE Theatre and Dance department.

CHORUS, BAND & STRINGS CHRISTMAS CONCERTDecember 12 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Join us at the Upper Campus Chapel for a special Christmas Concert put on by our GRACE Music Department.

ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
December 18 | 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Please come join us in the Lower Campus gymnasium as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through performances by our elementary students.

UPPER CAMPUS EXAMS
December 17 – 20
Full exam schedule can be seen here. Note: LEAP students will be taking their exams in the Chapel.

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Our lower campus students shared what they are thankful for to display in our lobby. We loved seeing how many of them listed GRACE teachers and staff. We sure are grateful for your students!

November 12, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

STUDENT-LED COLLEGE FAIR

In an effort to provide information about the college search and application process, GRACE Junior Seminar students have conducted research on over 20 schools and will have “booths” set up in the chapel to share what they’ve learned. They will be prepared to answer questions and present short information sessions. While it is geared toward high school students and parents, anyone is invited to drop in between 1:40 and 3:15 p.m. on November 19. If you have any questions, please contact ljacobs@gracechristian.net or ccole@gracechristian.net.

CALLING ALL GRACE MOMS

Women of GRACE: Join us this Friday, November 15th, from 7-9 p.m. for a moms’ night out of fellowship, refreshments, gift- making stations and an inspirational message for you and your friends. Leave encouraged, uplifted and embraced in your identity in Christ. Purchase your tickets here.

SHOP WITH PURPOSE

Our Shutterfly Storefront is a great way for parents, teachers and staff to earn money for GRACE! So this season, as you purchase your Christmas cards and photo books, use this unique URL to shop, and GRACE Christian School receives 8% commission on every order.

And don’t forget about Amazon. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Select GREATER RALEIGH AREA CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, INC. to designate GRACE as your charitable organization.

FILL YOUR BOX!

It is time to fill those Samaritan’s Purse boxes! Do you need ideas? Then shop at Five Below at Crossroads Plaza between November 10th – 17th and 10% of your purchases will be donated back to GRACE. Teacher should have sent home flyers with your student. You will need the flyer at time of purchase. The GRACE PTF thanks you all for your support!

UPPER SCHOOL EXAM SCHEDULE

The Upper Campus exam schedule has been announced; please click here to view the schedule.

COMING UP

OPEN RE-ENROLLMENT
November 12th
Want to guarantee your spot at GRACE for 2020-2021? Priority re-enrollment for GRACE families opens up on November 12th. And remember, GRACE wouldn’t be GRACE without YOU!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION
November 20th and 22nd

Make sure to turn in your shoebox by November 20th (Upper Campus) and 22nd (Lower Campus.)

NO SCHOOL
November 25th and 29th

Thanksgiving Day holiday. We are thankful for you!

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT Bringing home that 🏆 ! Let’s hear it for the NCISAA 2019 8-Man State Champions – the GRACE Eagles. 🏈💙🦅🧡

November 5, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

REMEMBERING MR. DAVID MARTIN 

This week, GRACE would like all of our families to take a moment to celebrate the life of Mr. David Martin who passed away on Sunday, November 3rd – just several weeks after his beloved wife, Mrs. Marilyn Martin. For all who knew him, Mr. Martin was a dedicated servant of Christ – kind, compassionate and generous. GRACE is a better school because of the influence and investment of the Martins. We will miss the sight of the Martins at GRACE school and sporting events, but we rejoice in the knowledge that David and Marilyn are together in Heaven, rejoicing and worshiping at the foot of the Savior they served so well on Earth. 

Please keep the entire Martin family in your prayers. 

“Well done, well done
My good and faithful one
Welcome to the place where you belong
Well done, well done
My beloved childYou have run the race and now you’re home”- The Afters, “Well Done” –

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

If they haven’t already, your student will be coming home with an empty shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Please fill your boxes and take some time to pray over them (and the children who will receive them) as a family. GRACE will collect the filled boxes during the national collection week.

The Upper Campus will collect boxes on Wednesday, November 20th, while the Lower Campus will collect theirs on Friday, November 22nd. We will have a special time in chapel dedicating the boxes we collected. The goal for the Lower Campus is to collect 425 boxes!

LOVE A GOOD PARTY? WE NEED YOU!

GRACE is hosting the fifth annual Celebrate GRACE event on February 28, 2020, and we’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our planning team to make this event a huge success. You can help the school by serving on one of our committees: auction, table hostesses, decorations, hospitality, and event day volunteers.

Planning meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, November 12 at 8:30 am and 2:00 pm in the Upper Campus Administrative Conference Room. Please join us at one of the initial meetings or email Michele Bandy at MBandy@gracechristian.net if you’re unable to attend but interested in volunteering. Thank you for considering one of the ways you can support the school through volunteering your time. Celebrate GRACE Planning Meeting signup

ART CLUB T-SHIRTS

Want a GRACE Art Club t-shirt? Shirts are less than $15 each.  Sales are open until November 11th, so act quickly. Purchase your shirt here.

CANDY COLLECTION

Tired of arguing with your kid about whether they can eat a Reese’s Pumpkin at 7:15 a.m.? Us, too! If you’re looking to offload some of those Halloween treats, GRACE is willing to take any extra, individually wrapped candy. Candy donations should be dropped off at the Lower Campus office.

COMING UP

6th GRADE TRANSITION MEETING
November 7th | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
All current 5th-grade parents are invited to join us for coffee as we discuss your student’s exciting transition to 6th grade. We will meet in the Lower Campus library. 

NO SCHOOL
November 8th and 11th
Veteran’s Day holiday.

CELEBRATE GRACE PLANNING MEETING
November 12th | 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Want to help us make our annual Celebrate GRACE a huge success? Join us for one of two planning meetings at the Upper Campus Administrative Conference room. Sign up here.

OPEN RE-ENROLLMENT
November 12th
Want to guarantee your spot at GRACE for 2020-2021? Priority re-enrollment for GRACE families opens up on November 12th. Be on the lookout for more information to come later this week. And remember, GRACE wouldn’t be GRACE without YOU!

PTF MOMS’ NIGHT OUT
November 15th | 7-9 p.m.
Women of GRACE. Join us for a moms’ night out of fellowship, refreshments, gift making stations and an inspirational message for you and your friends. Leave encouraged, uplifted and embraced in your identity in Christ. Purchase your tickets here.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION
November 20th and 22nd

Make sure to turn in your shoebox by November 20th (Upper Campus) and 22nd (Lower Campus.)

NO SCHOOL
November 25th and 29th

Thanksgiving Day holiday. We are thankful for you!

SHARE YOUR STORIES!

Know of a GRACE alum who is doing cool things in the world? A GRACE teacher who has made a unique impact on your student? A staff member who has gone above and beyond in serving our community? We want to hear from you! Email cbarnhill@gracechristian.net.

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Join us this Saturday at Parrott Academy as our GRACE Varsity Men’s Football team battle to be our NCISAA’s 8-Man State Champions!