May 19, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

May 19, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

The above “Together at Home” art put together by our talented GRACE 6th graders!


Lower Campus Students: The TK-6 summer reading list is available. You can get copies in different formats (audio, video, ebooks & print). Check here to see what format is available from the library, online, & stores.

Also, we are offering parents an online book fair, but instead of the profits going to GRACE, we’re passing along the savings to our families. You will get a 12% discount and the books will be shipped directly to your house. A $10 minimum order is required, but shipping is free if the order is over $20. Instructions: Click here for access to the online book fair and create a parent account. Click on parent and enter school code GCSR1. Now start shopping or go to TK6 Summer Reading List (go to lists partway down the page, click on green button). Select summer reading and click on the title you want. Enter coupon code GB2020 to receive a 12% discount.

Upper Campus Students: Students are encouraged to choose ANY book of interest and read it over the summer. Be prepared to discuss the book in August. (See specific notes for AP classes at the bottom of the Summer Reading list.)

For those students who are looking for book suggestions, the Summer Reading List provides recommended authors and titles for each grade level. If you need more ideas, our media specialist can help you choose a book that’s right for you. Just send an email to Mrs. Wingerd at  

Most of the titles on the reading list can be purchased from Bedford Falls,, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. Ebooks or audiobooks may be available through Wake County Public Library. If you live in Wake County and don’t have a Wake County library card, you can request a temporary card here. Surrounding counties have similar programs available. 


Congratulations to our students who placed in this year’s ACSI Creative Writing Festival:

Claire Dayton, 4th Grade, Superior Award for Short Story, Sky

Calise Graham, 5th Grade, Superior Award for Short Story, The Boy and the Fleury

Walker Hawley, 5th Grade, Superior Award for Poem, The Beach

Jack Hairr, 5th Grade, Excellent Award for Poem, The Beach

Elise Hardy, 6th Grade, Superior Award for Poem, Raindrops

Kate McKinley, 7th Grade, Superior Award for Short Story, Flowers for the Dead

Elle Robinson, 8th Grade, Superior Award for Poem, It’s Due

Stella Giuggio, 10th Grade, Excellent Award for Short Story, A Strange New Town

Grayson Nico, 11th Grade, Excellent Award for Poem, 10:15


Mr. Whelpley is excited to announce the 2020-2021 Upper Campus Chaplains are Levi Thorne, Kaden Sigmon, Stefon McLeod, and Elizabeth Herring (Chaplain in Training).  


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


THURSDAY PICK-UP/DROP-OFF: Please refer to the emails sent last week by Dr. Morris (Lower Campus) and Mrs. Gill (Upper Campus) regarding timing and procedures for Thursday.