GRACE News

Upper Campus Clubs – Week of October 16th

The following upper campus student clubs are meeting this week (October 16-20, 2017)

Tuesday

  • The Indoor Track & Field Club is meeting from 3:30-3:45 in the Activity Building Gym
  • The Creative Writing Club is meeting from 3:15-4:30 in room 203 (Mrs. Petty’s Room)

Wednesday

  • The Chess Club is meeting from 3:30-4:30pm in room 111 (Mrs. Wingerd’s Room)
  • The Math Club is meeting from 3:15-4:15pm in room 136 (Mrs. Stone’s Room)
  • The Scrubs Club is meeting from 3:15-4:00pm in room 128 (Dr. Smitley’s Room)

PTF Weekly Update – October 16

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?!

City BBQ Spirit Night: This Friday, October 20th is our annual City BBQ GRACE Spirit day!!!  This is an all-day offering so enjoy lunch or dinner (dine-in or to-go orders) and City BBQ generously will donate 25% of GRACE related sales back to the school!  Students will bring home a flyer today for you to scan on Friday at the restaurant.  We will be sending this out electronically as well and either will work!  

Upper Campus Grade Level Parents: Upper Campus 7th – 11th grade is currently collecting class funds for their grades.  If you desire to participate but forgot then please send it in soon to your assigned Grade Parent, so they can plan their budget for the year.

Care Team Request Form: Care Team offers extra support to our families who are experiencing a life event/need (e.g. new baby, loss of a family member, etc.).  This link allows access to the Care Team request form which will allow you to submit a confidential request for your family or another GRACE family.  Your request will be directed to the appropriate Upper or Lower Campus Care Team members based on your form submission.  Care Team Request Form

Care Team Meals Signup: Care Team has already filled many requests this school year to help our GRACE families.  Now our freezers are running low.  Help Care Team restock the freezer so that they can provide meals to our GRACE families in times of need.   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d48aca928aafe3-help

Thank You! PTF would like to thank you for all of your support with the GoPlaySave Fundraiser.  We were able to meet our goal thanks to your support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Fund Campaign Day 6

 

Support the 2017-2018 GRACE Annual Fund Campaign

It’s week two of the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign that started last week and will conclude on October 20th. Gifts to the Annual Fund allows GRACE to invest in critical resources in many areas of school life including academics, athletics, fine arts, safety, security, and technology. Each day during the campaign we will highlight a different aspect of GRACE and how the Annual Fund supports each one.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. Strong parent participation is a key factor in us gaining access to outside foundation funding. Every gift, regardless of the amount, counts toward our goal of 100% participation. Please make your commitment (or let us know about the giving you are already doing) by filling out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card.

Day 6: We are Thankful for a Culture of Service

GRACE is intentional about creating a culture of service and charity within our community. The Lower Campus Student Council sponsors a number of campus-wide projects, including Operation Christmas Child, a food drive, collection of toys, hygiene items, and other items to give to local or mission groups. Groups of students provide prayer support and write letters for several military personnel and nursing homes.

On the upper campus, students have the opportunity to participate in a fall mission trip. Additionally, students in 7th and 8th grade participate in a meal packing event with the organization Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). High School students participate in an annual Community Service Day and also have the opportunity to participate in a mission trip. High school clubs provide multiple opportunities for service. All students offer prayer support for GRACE mission teams.

As a school-wide event, the annual Hoops for Hope / Play4Kay Charity Basketball night is a tradition of remembering those who have lost the battle with cancer,  honoring those that are still fighting, and raising money for the the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Over the last ten years, GRACE has raised over $65,000 at this event. Including Hoops for Hope, GRACE has demonstrated our commitment to service by giving away roughly $25,000 per year to local and international charities.

What is the Annual Fund and What Does it Do?

If you’re not sure what the Annual Fund is, or how those funds are used, please read the following series on Giving to GRACE:

Make your commitment today! Fill out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card now!

Annual Fund Campaign Day 5

 

Support the 2017-2018 GRACE Annual Fund Campaign

The 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign will last from October 9th-20th! Gifts to the Annual Fund allows GRACE to invest in critical resources in many areas of school life including academics, athletics, fine arts, safety, security, and technology. Each day during the campaign we will highlight a different aspect of GRACE and how the Annual Fund supports each one.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. Strong parent participation is a key factor in us gaining access to outside foundation funding. Every gift, regardless of the amount, counts toward our goal of 100% participation. Please make your commitment (or let us know about the giving you are already doing) by filling out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card.

Day 5: We are Thankful for our Loving Community

When families are asked what they like best about GRACE Christian School, overwhelmingly their responses include the words “loving, caring, community.”  At GRACE this notion of being a loving community is instilled in the youngest grades with encouragement to be “bucket fillers” and not “bucket dippers.” On both campuses, students are encouraged to treat one another with respect and strive to “walk in a way worthy of our calling” as followers of Christ. Teachers instruct and guide students to be responsible digital citizens as they participate in social media. GRACE is also intentional about modeling what a loving community looks like outside of our school. For example, on the Sunday afternoon following our annual Homecoming Dance for our high school students, GRACE is the host location for a dance for students with special needs organized by a local dance studio. Guests are able to enjoy all the decorations and the dance floor used by our students for a special event of their own. This event along with the emphasis that GRACE places on service and missions reflect the value we place on being a loving community.

What is the Annual Fund and What Does it Do?

If you’re not sure what the Annual Fund is, or how those funds are used, please read the following series on Giving to GRACE:

Make your commitment today! Fill out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card now!