GRACE News

September 17, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

Work of Art

This weekend, GRACE upper campus students had a blast “chalking” in downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District as part of SPARKcon’s ArtSPARK. Ten teams of 40 students and 17 parent chaperones enjoyed the day together. Two of the squares were honored with Sparkcon sponsor recognition. Red Hat celebrated the cassette tapes square design by Lena Giuggio and created with her team, Heidi Rogers, Caroline Murray and Laura Wingerd. Design Box honored the square created by Kiara Azamar, Ava Mendez and Bri Gower. Congrats to all who participated. Way to represent GRACE!

Hooray for Homecoming

Homecoming is right around the corner! If you are interested in helping make this year’s event a memorable one for all our students, TK-12th, please sign up to volunteer. Help is needed on October 4th for the pep rally, the tailgate bash before the football game, and the coronation of the homecoming court during halftime of the football game. Sign up today.

Also, the Upper Campus Student Council invites all high school students to the All That Jazz Gala in the GRACE Gymnasium from 7:00-11:00pm on October 5th. Tickets ($20 per individual ticket) are available here.

Coming Up

Fall Break: Don’t forget to schedule your parent-teacher conferences during fall break! Lower campus parents should have received scheduling information directly from their teacher. Upper campus parents can sign up for slots here.  

Spirit Week: Join us from September 30 to October 4 as we celebrate GRACE Spirit Week leading up to Homecoming. Stayed tuned for more information!

Grandparent Day: Grandparents should have received invitations to Grandparent Day scheduled for October 25th. We have a special day planned, and we look forward to celebrating such an important part of our school community.

School Snapshot

Last week on September 11th, GRACE students, faculty and staff wore red, white and blue to celebrate Patriot Day – a day of tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, first responders, and the many who have risen in service to defend our nation’s freedom.

Service Opportunities

Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House: Tomorrow, September 18th, GRACE first graders will visit the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost. Please send in any collected pop tabs for the children to donate. The funds generated from recycling the aluminum helps offset house expenses.

Stock the Freezer: The GRACE PTF Care Team is looking for volunteers willing to stock the freezer with meals to support our GRACE community. Interested in dropping off a meal? Sign up here.

Follow GRACE on Instagram

Want to see what goes on behind the scenes at GRACE? Follow our new Instagram handle: @gracechristian.raleigh.

September 10, 2019 #WhatsUpAtGRACE

There is a lot going on at GRACE and the September 10, 2019 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter is an easy way to stay connected to all the important dates and opportunities. 

Moms, don’t forget that our first Moments with Moms event is this Friday on the upper campus at 8:20am. This is a free event, but signing upis required so that we can be prepared for you. 

Have you missed a newsletter? Find old issues on the GRACE website in GRACE News. Wondering what’s coming up? The GRACE Calendar has information about upcoming events!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent Conferences are the afternoon of Thursday September 19th and all day on Friday September 20th.

Lower Campus (Grades TK-6th)

Parents with students on the lower campus should have already received communication directly from your students’ teachers on how and when to schedule a conference.

Upper Campus (Grades 7th-12th)

On the upper campus, please use the links below to schedule conferences with your students’ teachers. Please sign up for a conference slot with each teacher you want to meet with and note the room number where each meeting will be held. There will be chairs outside of each door for you to sit and wait for each teacher. Students are encouraged to come to the conferences with their parents. 

Host Czech Students for One Week

GRACE is hosting a group of Czech students who will be visiting Raleigh from October 2-9.  We are in need of host homes for pairs of students to stay with to help with communication and language practice. They will enjoy getting to know our culture and being part of our Homecoming festivities, but they will also have their own schedule while they are here. They will come to school in the mornings and go home with you in the afternoons and have activities planned during each school day.  This is a great opportunity to expose your students to a different culture.

Contact Upper Campus principal Mandy Gill (MGill@GRACEChristian.net) if you are interested and/or have questions.