May 5, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

May 5, 2020 | Amazing GRACE


GRACE parent Jeff Trower put together a wonderful video tribute to our GRACE teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. Make sure to check it out. We love you, teachers!


This Friday, following our Lower Campus Chapel (via Facebook Live) the Whelpleys are hosting a virtual game of GRACEVLE Bingo around 9:30 a.m. They will start a new live Facebook video specifically for the Bingo game. See the options below to get your bingo card(s) to participate. This is open to everyone in the family. Families without Facebook accounts can still participate in both the Chapel and the Bingo game. 

Simply CLICK HERE to access the official GRACE Christian Facebook page.

Option #1: CLICK HERE to access the bingo card online. Using this link you can click new card to clear your card and get a new one.

Option #2: Printable Bingo Cards are available.  Print a card (or a few) to use and mark as you go. There are a number 20+ pages in this pdf so be sure to select only 1 page.

We are excited about this fun opportunity. We will give SHOUT-OUTS to winners, but it would be ideal if parents have a small prize for their children when a Bingo is achieved. Contact Mr. Whelpley at with questions.


The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty. The goals of the portraits are to help the children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future. Since 2004, the Memory Project has created more than 160,000+ portraits for children in 55 countries.

Again this year, GRACE high school 2D Art and Advanced Art classes have created portraits for orphans and underprivileged children in Russia as part of the Memory Project. We’ve participated in this project for several years. It gives our art students the opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness.


Today is Giving Tuesday. Under normal circumstances, this would be a time we would share an Annual Fund request. However, this year we are asking you to consider something completely different. The COVID-19 shutdown has placed a strain on many of our local churches as they deal with decreased tithes and greater demands for support. To that end, as you are able, we encourage you to support your home church or local church ministry during this year’s Giving Tuesday. 


Congratulations to these outstanding sophomores and juniors who have been accepted into the GRACE Chapter of National Honor Society. The official induction ceremony will take place in August. 

Anna Kate Armstrong, Cole Armstrong, Sophie Arruza, Davis Blount, Lindsey Brookhart, Melanie Carlson, Mike Chase, Zoe Chiu, Ire Debayo-Doherty, Stella Giuggio, Abby Guerra, Kaden Haslam, Asher Hickman, Emily Hodges, Michael Kaleta, Jack Keady, Ken Malacinski, Zachary McNutt, Ava Mendez, Sarah Mitchell, Bradley Obusek, Thomas Rhoads, Emma Grace Tessneer, Cooper Tew, Jonathan Till, Will Walters, Carter Ward, Meredith Wells, Ellie Whichard, Katie Wilson, Robbie Hartsfield, Lily Lauffer, Jacob Stansberry, Cade Tischer, and Sam Vanderkin


It’s not too late to a 2019-2020 yearbook! You can still place your order by going to and searching for GRACE Christian Raleigh. Can’t remember if you ordered a yearbook? Email and she can check for you! Yearbooks will be distributed by the end of the year. Also, plans are being made for a virtual yearbook signing in conjunction with Jostens! Stay tuned for more details!


GRACE families – does your place of employment offer internships? Want a neat way to give back to the GRACE community while also helping your business? Consider participating in our GRACE Senior Internship Program. Find out more by clicking here or by emailing Laura Jacobs at


As some of you know, Mrs. Boyd (TK-6 art teacher) and her husband grow strawberries on their farm, Primrose Farm, in Granville County.  If you are interested in a basket of fresh strawberries, Mrs. Boyd will be in the lower campus parking lot with strawberries on Saturdays from 10 AM-12 PM for the next few weekends. Strawberries are $15 per gallon basket.  (Please email her at by mid-day Friday if interested so she can bring enough baskets.) All social distancing guidelines will be followed!


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And don’t forget to check out our Business Partner page to see a full list of businesses that sponsor the school. We also have a GRACE Family-Owned Business Directory.Are you a GRACE business owner? We want to hear from you! In light of the COVID pandemic, we understand many small businesses have been impacted. If you are a business owner with a product or service that other families may benefit from, please let us know by sending us your business name, a one or two-line description, and the company’s website! (Note: Due to many individuals working for the same company, please no direct sales! Thank you for understanding.) We will send out a list of these small businesses in upcoming editions of Amazing GRACE.


Mr. Whelpley will be holding chapel live on our Social Media channels. Upper Campus chapel will be on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. on Instagram Live and Lower Campus chapel will be held on Fridays at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live.


National Day of Prayer: Mark your calendar! This Thursday, May 7th, is the National Day of Prayer. There is a helpful guide of ways to pray for our leaders and nation.

Donuts for Dads: Nathan Ennis, GRACE’s director of technology, will be leading the devotion for this Friday’s Donuts for Dads.

Nathan will share a brief devotion, followed by a time of prayer. We will begin at 7:30 a.m. and be done by 8 a.m. All GRACE dads are invited to join us via Google hangout:

Join by video –

Join by phone – +1 224-858-8324‬ PIN: ‪155 140 710‬#SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Fourth-grader Olivia Reites enjoying virtual learning with a furry friend!

Show us something your student is working on for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Amazing GRACE! Email


We are looking for short videos of your students during Virtual Learning! If you have one you’d like to share, please email it to


GRACE’s Technology in Business students need your help with a project. They want to find out what you like about GRACE so they can share that with families who don’t know about GRACE. Please take a few minutes to answer their questions for lower campus and upper campus students. Which grade level can get the most students to participate?