March 10, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

March 10, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCEMENT

In January, Ryan Armstrong and Moss Withers became the newest members of the GRACE Board of Trustees. Ryan and his wife, Holly, have been members of the GRACE community for ten years and are the parents of three GRACE students. Moss and his wife, Kendall, have two children at GRACE, and two preschoolers at home. Please visit the GRACE Board Directory on the school website to read Ryan and Moss’s bios.

The GRACE community would also like to thank Jamie Null, who stepped down after more than five years of service as a trustee. Jamie’s classroom experience, joyful spirit, and servant leadership were a tremendous asset to the board and to our entire GRACE community.
MARCH MISSIONS MONTH!

Our GRACE Student Council is leading March Missions and this year we are sponsoring a local ministry, Refugee Hope Partners, and an international ministry, Onthatile Children’s Ministry in South Africa. Each grade will collect items for Refugee Hope Partners:

TK – Backpacks and pencils
K- Backpacks and fat markers
1st – Backpacks and crayons(24 ct. only)
2nd – Backpacks and erasers and pencil cap erasers
3rd – Backpacks and pencils and pencil sharpeners
4th – Backpacks and expo markers
5th – Backpacks and glue sticks
6th – Backpacks and notebooks and loose-leaf paper

And don’t forget, this Friday is March Madness Missions Night from 6-9 pm. Dinner for purchase will be served (hotdogs and pizza) and lots of fun games and basketball games will be projected on the big screens in the gym. All proceeds will go to Onthantile Children’s Ministry.

YEARBOOK ORDERS

The yearbook is finished, and we think it is beautiful (We may be a bit biased).  Please place your order at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Search for GRACE Christian Raleigh. You’ll know you are in the right place when you see the G-Eagle.

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 March 12th! And remember to please label the inside of bags, boxes, PE clothes and coats with a Sharpie and we will do the best to get them back to you. Thank you!

BUSINESS PARTNER SHOUT-OUTS 

GRACE appreciates the support of local businesses who partner with us and contribute to the success of many of our special events. We encourage our GRACE family to choose our business partners when you have a need for their products/services. If you are interested in becoming a business partner with GRACE, please contact Michele Bandy at mbandy@gracechristian.net

To sign up as a business partner, complete the Business Partner Commitment Form.

Golden Eagle Partners
Dr. Kelly Ritter Orthodontics |CBS Roofing | Buy & Sell with Beth (Real Estate) | Hendrick Cary Auto Mall | Dr. C. Ashley Mann, DDS | Ritter Garden Design | Stephanie Hudson – MEI-Travel | Evans Contracting Group | Triangle GoPlaySave | Ray Teachey, Farm Bureau | Shine Raleigh

Silver Eagle Partners
Apex Wings | The Guys Place A Hair Salon for Men | Carolina Civilworks

Bronze Eagle Partners
Ancora Counseling Center

REMINDER

With concerns about the flu and Coronavirus in the country, please remember to keep your sick child home! Students should not return to school unless they are 24-hours fever-free without the assistance of medicine. Thank you for doing your part in keeping our school community safe.

For more information from the CDC on safety precautions for COVID-19, click here.

COMING UP

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.

AUTHOR VISIT
March 19
GRACE will host an author visit for our 3rd-6th graders. Carol Boston Weatherford, New York Times best-selling author and poet, will be reading from a few of her books, and discussing the writing process.Ms. Weatherford’s books tell stories of African-American historical figures/events. She blends poetry with words to make music, celebrating family stories and traditions. If you have any questions about her visit or pre-ordering her books, contact Mrs. Gehringer (cgehringer@gracechristian.net).

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 still need several parent volunteers to drive and help serve alongside our students. If you are interested in helping please email Gina DeBruhl at gdebruhl@gracechristian.net.

SPRING BREAK
April 6 – 13
Enjoy your spring break!

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Bravo to the cast and crew of Cinderella! Our students put on some wonderful performances last week. As always, we couldn’t be more proud of the God-given talents on display at GRACE.

Last month, our GRACE PTF hosted a “Moments for Moms” where our GRACE mothers got to hear from speaker Michele Bandy on the topic “Be Loved” on being loved by God.


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