November 5, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

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!