I sincerely hope that your transition to GRACEVLE has been smooth for your family and everyone is adjusting to the new normal. It’s important that high school students continue to work hard during this time – while the Spring 2020 semester will be treated uniquely as it relates to just about everything, it is important to not make that an excuse for doing less than your best.
If your student is signed up for a summer enrichment activity on a college campus, be sure to follow up with that program on the status of those events. With the uncertainty around the present circumstances, many events will be rescheduled, canceled, or moved online.
As you can imagine, there is a lot of stuff moving from “live” to “virtual” as it relates to colleges. Many admitted student days, as well as prospective student tours and open houses, are moving to a webinar/virtual format. This month’s College Connections Newsletter has several links to virtual events as well as some great articles written by college admissions offices to help you navigate this season in history.
Don’t forget, Mr. Whelpley will be holding chapel live on our Social Media channels. Last week, hundreds of you were able join us for a time of worship and encouragement. 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.
DONUTS FOR DADS
All of the devotion, none of the calories! On Friday, April 3, we will host our first-ever virtual Donuts for Dads. Head of School Eric Bradley 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 phone – +1 224-858-8324 PIN: 155 140 710#
FAMILY RESOURCESWe’re continuing to look for more resources for our families as we all navigate this unprecedented time. Dr. Karri Hawley, our school counselor, has put together some groups and tools we hope you’ll find helpful.
Calming GRACE Facebook Group
Dr. Hawley has started a Facebook group geared toward GRACE parents who have children who may be struggling with anxiety. You can request to be added to the group by clicking here.
General, Social and Emotional Well-Being Resources
Fortunately, the yearbook was complete before our shift to GRACEVLE. That means this year’s yearbook will be the high-quality book you expect it to be. We do not yet know what distribution will look like yet, but we will have them. You can still place your order by going to jostensyearbooks.com and searching for GRACE Christian Raleigh. Can’t remember if you ordered a yearbook? Email email@example.com and she can check for you!
Make sure you are following GRACE on Facebook and Instagram. We have so many exciting things in store to keep our community “together” online. Also, Lower Campus families, search “GRACE Christian School Lower Campus Families” on Facebook to join that page, as well.
As promised, below are some additional resources that we hope may be helpful as you’re looking for fun activities for your child to explore during downtime.
MetKids: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a dedicated kids section on its website, complete with videos, an interactive map, and a “time machine” that brings the viewer to different art pieces in the museum.
The Art Assignment: Weekly PBS videos, hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green, that explore art and history.
Google Arts & Culture: Explore different works of art, famous places, and more in Google’s interactive space online.