February 4, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

February 4, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

CELEBRATE GRACE: RESERVE YOUR SEATS (…AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!)

Step back into the 1920s and join us at Cypress Manor to experience a night full of jazz, feasting, and celebration as we come together to benefit the GRACE Annual Fund. This year’s Celebrate GRACE will be a night full of fun and surprises – and you will NOT want to miss out! In addition to a silent auction with exciting items available only to attendees to bid on, the evening will also feature a Live Painting by Bryn Gillette and live jazz by the Daze Work Band.

Tickets to this year’s event will go fast. So ladies and gents, be ready to get all dolled up with your 1920s-style get-ups or come dressed in black, white and gold business casual.

Grab your friends and reserve your free tickets today! (Singles, couples, and groups are all encouraged to attend.) If you are interested in serving as a table host(ess), email mbandy@gracechristian.net to sign up!We also NEED VOLUNTEERS to make the night a success! If you’d be willing to serve on our set-up, decoration or clean-up crew, sign up here.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN

Check out all the camps that GRACE has to offer for rising K-12th graders this summer. Here is the link to find info and register! Please email summercamp@gracechristian.net for any questions you have.

YEARBOOK ORDERS 

Now is 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!

2019 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

For those who donated to GRACE in 2019, your year-end contribution statements have been emailed. Please check your email and contact skornegay@gracechristian.net if you have any questions!

NHS TUTORING AVAILABLE

Parents: Are you looking for some additional academic support for your child? Our National Honor Society students provide FREE one-on-one tutoring for all grade levels and subjects at GRACE. These students are juniors and seniors at the upper campus who have consistently demonstrated academic excellence. Requests for NHS tutors can be submitted using this form. After we receive your request, one of our NHS representatives will contact you via email to make specific arrangements. If you have any questions about our Academic Mentoring Program, please contact Marcia Wingerd, the Media Specialist for the upper campus (mwingerd@gracechristian.net.) 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Hope Connection is a local ministry, founded by a member of our GRACE community, that helps meet the needs of survivors of abuse and addiction. There are many ways in which high school students can support this ministry including staffing merchandise booths at Duke football and basketball games and working in the Deja-vu Thrift Store on Buck Jones Road. For more information and/or to sign up go to https://www.hope-connection.org/volunteer.html.

CELEBRATE GRACE ONLINE AUCTION

Our HUGE Celebrate GRACE online auction is only a few weeks away! Want a sneak peek of some of the amazing items we have in store? Check them out here!

DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS

 GRACE will once again offer a Driver Education Class this summer – June 1-5, 8 am-2:30 pm. The cost of the class is $65.00. The registration form is available on the GRACE website or at the front reception desk. PLEASE NOTE – NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. We will notify you when the payment is due. To secure space in the class, please complete the registration form and turn it in at the front desk. Requirements – you must be 14 ½ years old by the first day of class and enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year at GRACE. Class size is limited to the first 40 students. If you have any questions, please contact Willa Bea Coates at wcoates@gracechristian.net.

PLEASE REMEMBER…

With numerous viruses going around, we want to remind our parents to please keep your students at home if they show signs of illness or have been diagnosed with the flu. Your child must be fever-free (without medication) for 24 hours before coming back to school. Students: remember that washing hands, sneezing or coughing using a tissue, and not sharing food or drinks can really help to keep the germs at bay. Thank for your diligence in keeping our students and staff healthy.

COMING UP

NO SCHOOL: LOWER CAMPUS
February 7 
GRACE will be hosting the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee on lower campus.

DONUTS FOR DADS
February 7 | 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

Men of GRACE: Join us for Donuts for Dads! Our guest speaker will be Larry Falivena, fellow GRACE dad and advocate for people suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). After his own ALS diagnosis in 2017, Larry knew that he wanted to raise awareness of this disease and help raise funds for ALS research. He made national headlines by taking his family around the country this past summer to meet with other people who have been affected by ALS and tell their stories, all while visiting every Major League Baseball park – an “Iron Horse Tour.” Come join the Men of GRACE as Larry talks about his trip, his diagnosis, and what God is doing in his life. The event will be in the Student Center of the Upper Campus.

MOMENTS FOR MOMS
February 14 | 8:20 – 9:30 a.m.

This is a time for the women of GRACE to gather for fellowship, light refreshments, and an inspirational message “Love Letters from God” by guest speaker Michele Bandy. RSVP here.

EARLY RELEASE
February 14 
Early release for students; Staff in-service day.

NO SCHOOL: PRESIDENTS’ DAY
February 17
No school for staff and students. Presidents’ Day observed.

CELEBRATE GRACE
February 28
Join us for a roaring good time as we celebrate – ’20s style – GRACE Christian School. Tickets are going FAST – so reserve yours today. RSVP deadline is February 14th! Remember tickets are free, but reservations are required. Adults only!

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Meet Baby Talon! If you’ve spent any time on lower campus you know that Baby Talon is a *celebrity*! We need you to RSVP for Celebrate GRACE today because only attendees will be able to bid on the Baby Talon Homecoming Experience where your TK-5th grade student gets to dress up in the Baby Talon costume for a day full of fun!