February 25, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

February 25, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

BIDDING IS OPEN!

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment for a child? Corvette for a weekend & an Angus Barn gift certificate? 25-cubic yards of mulch installed? Golf foursomes at Prestonwood, 12 Oaks, Devils Ridge and Lochmere? Overnight stay at The Mayton Inn?

Or how about some priceless experiences? Mr. Kenny for a Day? Crazy Sock Day with Mr. Bradley? Baby Talon Mascot Experience at Play4Kay? A chance to be the school’s Madden Champion?

All these and MORE are open to bid on RIGHT NOW. Our Celebrate GRACE Online Auction is a great way to support our school with a tax-deductible donation while also winning some fabulous items and experiences!

Additionally: If you are attending Celebrate GRACE, you should have received an email yesterday from Eventbrite with a link to a separate auction for guests of the event. If you are attending Celebrate GRACE and did not receive the email with the Silent Auction link, please email cbarnhill@gracechristian.net.

Best of all, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all gifts to GRACE will be matched, up to $100,000! That means your gift to GRACE – whether through the Online Auction or during Celebrate GRACE – will be doubled!

CONGRATS ART STUDENTS!

Way to go GRACE art students! We had 27 GRACE artworks place in the 2020 District VI GFWC Arts Festival this past Saturday, February 15th. All first-place winners will move to the State Level competition. Please join me in congratulating them!

Middle School 1st Place entries: Elle Robinson (ceramics), Max Tomlinson (digitally enhanced photography), Mina Li (creative stitchery), and Heidi Rogers (jewelry)

High School 1st Place entries: Caroline Wingerd (metal craft), Lily Rutledge (glass craft), Stella Giuggio (decorative painting), Sophia Ciancarelli (dye craft), and Ire Debayo-Doherty (black & white photography)

Middle School 2nd Place entries: Jessica Fassino (pastel drawing), Giselle Nico (computer graphics), Zoe Meeson (ceramics), Emma Donovan (creative stitchery), and Lena Giuggio (jewelry)

High School 2nd Place Entries: Melanie Carlson (pastel drawing), Jacob Taylor (paper craft), Michelle Hudson (creative stitchery), Lee Robinson –(dye craft), Rebecca Sharda (jewelry), Caroline Wingerd (glass craft), Kathryn Robinson (black & white photography), Kathryn Robinson (color photography), and Jonathan Till (digitally enhanced photography)

Middle School 3rd Place Entries: Lena Giuggio (pastel drawing) and Asha Mathew Powers (watercolors)

High School 3rd Place Entries: Sophia Ciancarelli (pastel drawing) and Stella Giuggio (sculpture)

COLLEGE FUNDING COACH EVENT

GRACE Christian School is hosting The College Funding Coach® on March 18th from 6:00- 8:00 pm in the Upper Campus Chapel. This seminar is for any family wanting to learn how to pay for college. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents understand college costs and plan for the best ways to pay for them. You can register to attend through this link: Register for College Funding Coach Workshop.

GRACE SUMMER CAMPS

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 & SHOUT OUTS

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! And don’t forget that you can put your mark on the 2019-2020 Yearbook with a SHOUT OUT. For only $5, you can have your words immortalized for years to come. You can thank a coach or a teacher, tell a friend how much they mean to you, or quote a favorite movie or TV show (appropriate for printing). Be clever because it is your SHOUT OUT. Print out the order form, write your statement on it, attach five dollars, give it to Miss Hawks, and you’re done. Please turn these in by the end of February. We look forward to seeing what you bring us.

COMING UP

CELEBRATE GRACE ONLINE AUCTION
February 18-27
From now until February 27th, you can bid on exciting items all in the name of a good cause! Click here to place your bid today.

CELEBRATE GRACE
February 28
Join us for a roaring good time as we celebrate – ’20s style – GRACE Christian School. RSVP Deadline has passed, but we have set aside some tickets for those who missed out. Contact mbandy@gracechristian.net if you want to attend.

CINDERELLA
March 5-7
GRACE Christian School’s Theatre Department presents Cinderella. This new adaptation by William Glennon is full of comedy, poignancy, charm, and enchantment in just the right amounts. Reviewers have commented that this is “the funniest and most enchanting version” of the beloved story available. Click here to purchase your tickets!

VOICES AROUND THE WORLD GALLERY
March 8 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Voices Around the World gallery was inspired by four different books read by groups of 9th-grade students during the third quarter. These books presented different cultural perspectives, most of them were true stories, and they all addressed real issues. The Gallery exhibits reflect our increased understanding of other cultures, raise awareness of challenges or injustices experienced by different people groups, and inspire interest in reading these books. Stop by on Thursday, March 8th from 8 – 4 p.m. at Upper Campus Room 111.

EARLY RELEASE
March 13

End of third-quarter early release. Staff in-service day.

MARCH MADNESS MISSIONS NIGHT
March 13 | 6 – 9 p.m.
The lower campus student council will show the ACC tournament games, provide many different games for students, and have snacks for purchase with the purpose of raising money to support an international missions organization to be determined by the 2019-20 student council executive council with the guidance of its sponsors.

COLLEGE FUNDING COACH
March 18 | 6 – 8 p.m.
GRACE Christian School is hosting The College Funding Coach® on March 18th from 6:00- 8:00 pm in the Upper Campus Chapel. This seminar is for any family wanting to learn how to pay for college. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents understand college costs and plan for the best ways to pay for them. You can register to attend through this link: Register for College Funding Coach Workshop.

UPPER CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
March 25
Each year we send our high school students around the Triangle to serve local ministries and non-profits. We do this to equip, challenge and inspire our students to develop a heart of service and to impact the world for Christ. Please mark your calendars. We will need parent volunteers to drive and help serve alongside our students. If you are interested in helping please email Gina DeBruhl at gdebruhl@gracechristian.net.

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Last week the GRACE 2nd grade class participated in Colonial Day. We had fun learning about what life was like in Colonial times and learning more about some of the nation’s most famous patriots! Way to go, Class of 2030!