December 10, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

December 10, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

GET READY TO CELEBRATE GRACE

Who is ready to enjoy fun and fellowship at this year’s Celebrate GRACE? Our annual fundraising dinner will be held on February 28th at Cypress Manor (across the street from Upper Campus). More details are to follow but don’t forget to mark it in your calendar. Anyone interested in helping with the event can contact Michele Bandy at mbandy@gracechristian.net.  

PLAY4KAY

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This year, our annual Play4Kay fundraiser will take place on Friday, January 24th as we host Cary Christian for a night of celebration, commemoration, and coming together as one community to fight against cancer. GRACE Christian has become one of the biggest contributors to this national foundation through our continued hosting of this annual event. Together, we can make this year the biggest one yet!

Now is the time to go purchase your tickets for this event! To receive this year’s special edition Play4Kay Vintage t-shirt, you must order your tickets by December 20th. For $12, you will receive both your ticket and t-shirt. Go to this link to get your tickets and t-shirts and donate to the Play4Kay foundation: https://www.gracechristian.net/athletics/play4kay/

In addition to coming together as a community to support our basketball teams, honor cancer survivors, remember those who have fought and donate to an incredible cause, you can also volunteer in many ways during the night. Please email wbrewer@gracechristian.net if you are willing to volunteer in any capacity.

GRACE’S SCHOOL PROFILE 
Have you ever wondered how colleges compare the high school experience of different applicants? A key part of the process is using each high school’s “profile” to interpret the transcript. The GRACE School Profile is sent with every transcript to every college as a way of assisting in the process of evaluating our students’ academic accomplishments. This document is a great overview of the GRACE mission, culture, and values along with key academic information and we invite all GRACE families to look through it.

CHRISTMAS STORE 

TK-5th Grade Parents, don’t forget to send in $2 with your student by December 12th marked “Christmas Store!” There are still a few slots open for volunteers to help run the store. If you’d like to sign up, please click here.

YEARBOOK ORDERS

During the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, don’t forget: now’s a great time to place your order for your GRACE 2019-2020 yearbook. To order, go to www.jostensyearbooks.com and search GRACE Christian in Raleigh, NC. You know you’re at the right place when you see the Grace Eagle!

DON’T FORGET TO RE-ENROLL

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to re-enroll your student for the 2020-2021 school year. Enrollment is now open to the general public, and many of the classes are beginning to fill up. Have an enrollment question? Please email kfowler@gracechristian.net.

PLEASE CHECK LOST AND FOUND

We still have a number of items in the Lost and Found! Please make sure your student checks the lost and found for any missing items. Check out this video of some of the items we have found on Lower Campus.

ONLINE AUCTION: WE NEED YOU!

Are you a GRACE business owner? A family with a vacation home? Season ticket holders? We would be honored for you to consider donating to the Celebrate GRACE Online Auction. It is a great way to promote your business to the GRACE community of over 500 families. Previous auction items have included:

  •  Athletic game tickets to UNC, NC State, Duke, and Carolina Hurricanes
  • Vacation homes at the beach, mountains, or lakes
  • Business donations for experiences, baskets, restaurants, merchandise, and more
  • Spa day, birthday parties, guys only, etc.

COMING UP

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS
December 11 | 8 – 9:15 a.m.
Join us in the Upper Campus Media Center as the College Counseling Department hosts College Connections, a drop-in meeting for any parent in any grade who has questions related to the college selection and application process. Want to read our latest College Connection’s newsletter? Click here

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

Congratulations to Mrs. Dunning’s seventh grade STEM class for placing first in the nation in the FBI’s Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge. This year, 2,160 schools participated in the competition that promotes internet safety and tests student awareness of online threats. Mrs. Dunning’s students placed first nationally for schools of our size. Special Agent Jessica Nye came to campus to present a certificate and gifts to Mr. Bradley, Mrs. Dunning, and the students.

GRACE’s Seniors spent the day volunteering with Operation Christmas Child.