Amazing GRACE | October 13, 2020


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Annual Fund Kicks Off Tomorrow! 

Every fall, GRACE hosts our Annual Fund drive. Gifts given through the Annual Fund help us sustain and expand our vision and mission. In line with independent school best practices, GRACE works from a break-even operating budget—meaning to keep our tuition costs as low as possible for our families, we do not build in extra funds to tuition costs that allow us to dramatically grow programs and improve facilities.
This is why the GRACE Annual Fund is so critical to our growth and success as a school.
Our Annual Fund enables us to expand and improve our campus community without impacting our operating budget.
Also, did you know: when applying for outside financial support and grants, these constituents request information about giving within the school. High levels of Annual Fund participation on behalf of our families, staff and board demonstrate a deep commitment to the mission of the school and increase the likelihood of receiving additional funding from external sources.
Want to learn more about the Annual Fund? Please visit our Annual Fund page on the website and check out the Annual Fund FAQs page to see answers to commonly asked questions.


Let's get in the GRACE spirit with some fun Spirit Days - brought to you by the GCS Student Council. Mark your calendars for the following dates and have your student join in on the fun!

October 8: Tie Dye Day
October 15: Pink Out
October 22: Pajama Day
October 29: Dress Like a Teacher Day
November 5: Formal Day
November 12: Western Day
November 19:  Hawaiian Day


The GCS Senior Class is sponsoring a Canned Food Drive on Thursday, October 29th as part of their Community Building Class. They are partnering with Hope Community Church for this event. Items needed are canned spaghetti and ravioli, canned tuna and chicken, canned soups, and canned fruit. If your family would like to support this event, please drop off canned goods at the Upper Campus front door on the morning of October 29th.    



Ray Teachey, Farm Bureau Insurance
A husband and father of three daughters- including two currently at GRACE - Ray Teachey's goal is to help his clients navigate their insurance portfolios. Whether it is home, auto, life, or health insurance, Ray wants to be involved in how his clients manage risk so they can be confident in their insurance decisions. Ray and Farm Bureau joined as a gold GRACE Business Partner this year. To find out more about Ray, visit https://www.ncfbins.com/ray.teachey or email him at ray.teachey@ncfbins.com



Helpful Hint from Nurse Natalie: Please make sure to pack an extra mask each day in your student's bookbag. We are finding that sometimes masks break or are misplaced throughout the day so having an extra on-hand is helpful.