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Amazing GRACE | September 8, 2020

VOTE FOR GRACE!

Do you love GRACE Christian? An easy (and free!) way for you to support our school is by voting for GRACE Christian School as "Best Private School" in this year's Best of Western Wake "Diamond Awards," administered by Cary Living

Vote for GRACE

 

You can vote by clicking this link. Make sure you vote in at least 15 categories to ensure your ballot counts! This is a great opportunity to support GRACE-owned businesses, as well! Your vote gives you a chance to win a one-night stay, including a three-course dinner and breakfast for two, at The Mayton Inn in downtown Cary. 

JOIN GRACE'S PTF!

GRACE Parent Teacher Fellowship continues to support our GRACE community even as we enter a school year unlike any other. PTF supports GRACE through GoPlaySave, Care Team, teacher and staff hospitality events, Room and Grade Level Parents, teacher coffee carts, Family Fellowship, Prayer Committee, Men of GRACE and so much more. We need you in order to continue to provide the level and quality of support that we have in the past. Please consider signing up as a committee chairperson or to simply help where you can with one of our committees. Contact PTF President Renee Drumgo directly at ptf@gracechristian.net for further information. See our list of committees here. We are also looking for someone willing to step in as Vice President this year with the goal of becoming PTF President next school year. Thank you and PTF looks forward to serving you this year. 

 
GPS FINAL DAY TO GO PLAY SAVE!

Don't forget about our PTF GoPlaySave fundraiser! Our goal is to raise $11,000! Money raised funds our care team that supports our families during times of joy or times of bereavement, and blesses our teachers and staff throughout the year. Visit the GRACE storefront here to purchase a mobile or paper book for yourself and/or gift to friends and family. GoPlaySave will help you support PTF while saving money throughout the year! Many people make their money back several times over with all of the great buy-one, get-one free savings to restaurants, savings to retail and services, as well as fun places! With over $10,000 in local savings and 365 merchants, you are sure to enjoy saving money while exploring the Triangle with your friends and family! PTF earns 50% profit of all sales. Click here to see how to set up a custom link to share and track your sales. Here is a video that shows more about going mobile that shows more about going mobile and redeeming coupons from your smartphone.


 

GRACE BUSINESS PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

 
 
Jill Kalisiak
 

Jill Kalisiak is one of our Gold GRACE Business Sponsors. With almost 20 years of commercial interiors experience, Jill - who has three sons at GRACE - can help with all of your real estate needs. For more information, visit https://jillkalisiak.exprealty.com/.

If you are interested in becoming a business partner with GRACE, please refer to the Business Partner Information Sheet to see what is included at each level. For more information, contact Eric Bradley at ebradley@gracechristian.net. To sign up as a business partner, complete the Business Partner Commitment Form.

REMINDERS

COVID Protocols: Remember to regularly check our "Together Again" packet for information related to our operating procedures. Campus-specific information for Lower Campus can be found here and Upper Campus can be found here.

 

COMING UP

 

UPPER CAMPUS COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL
September 8 and 10th
Are you an Upper Campus parent with questions about grade level, upper campus or college planning? Upper Campus Principal, Mandy Gill, and Director of College Counseling, Cathy Cole, will be available for discussion and questions.

Sept 8, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. - 8th Grade Parents
Sept 10, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. - 9th Grade Parents

LOWER CAMPUS COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL
September 8 and 10th
Are you a Lower Campus parent who wants to learn more about what this year looks like for your student? Join Dr. Lynnae Morris for virtual coffee and a time of Q&A.

Sept 8, 9:15  - 10:15 a.m. - TK Parents
Sept 10, 9:15  - 10:15 a.m. - 3rd Grade Parents

NEW STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Meet Mrs. Cassidy Scholten, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade science teacher.

Staff Spotlight
"God recently prompted my husband, Bradley, and I to relocate from our hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan to Raleigh when he was accepted into a biology PhD program at NC State. Bradley and I are both passionate about science, and I am looking forward to sharing this passion for God's creation with my students each day! My favorite Scripture verse is II Corinthians 4:18 — "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." This verse reminds me to remain focused on the eternal future that lies ahead with Christ, even as I study this beautiful world that God has created for us to enjoy. Beginning our first years of teaching and graduate school away from our family in Michigan is a challenge for Bradley and I, but the GRACE community has already enfolded and supported us in countless ways. We are looking forward to worshiping and serving our Creator God alongside fellow believers at GRACE, while continuing to meet new friends who feel like family."