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Amazing GRACE | November 17, 2020

Amazing GRACE

Priority Re-Enrollment is Now Open!

 
Priority Re-Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year for current students, and siblings of current students, has started. Starting December 1st, applications open to the general public. Due to capacity enrollment and lengthy wait pools this school year, it is imperative that our current families re-enroll as early as possible to secure an enrollment seat for the 2021-2022 school year. New families applying beginning on December 1st will be considered for available enrollment seats. Have any questions? Contact our Director of Admission, Mrs. Katie Fowler Day, at kfowler@gracechristian.net. 
 

Grateful at GRACE

This has been quite a year, hasn't it? While 2020 has presented its share of challenges, we also believe this year has provided us PLENTY of opportunities to express gratitude. So, GRACE family, we want to hear something YOU are grateful for this year. Please tag us on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #gratefulatGRACE.

 

GCS T-Shirts and Hoodies

It's your last week to order! GCS T-Shirts and Hoodies are still available for purchase! GRACE's Parent Teacher Fellowship will use all profits collected from shirt sales to support our GRACE community through staff appreciation luncheons, meals/gifts for GRACE parent bereavement and new child celebrations, teacher coffee carts, new family support, Moments With Moms, Donuts for Dads and Family Fellowship events, to name a few.
 
All shirts ($12) or hooded sweatshirts ($25) will have "GCS" as shown in the letter and color options below. All listed sizes are for unisex shirts. Sizes run small, so if your student is between sizes, please order the larger size for the best fit. 
 
 

To order, return the order form that was sent home with your child, or you can place your order online using this form. Please note: You will have to complete an order form for each child! 

Holiday Virtual Learning Registration

 

Registration for December virtual learning registration is now open. Please complete the form at this link in order to register. Additionally, our leadership team has heard from a few families who are considering having their children take advantage of virtual learning the weeks of November 30 through December 4 and/or January 6 through 8 in order to provide a little bit more of a buffer time between holiday travel and a return to campus. For our teachers, it helps us to have this information in advance, so if your family is considering this approach for your children, please complete the form at this link

Operation Christmas Child

 

We are excited to announce that the annual tradition of participating in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child will continue this year. Please bring your filled boxes on November 20th. Click here for details on how to pack a box! Also, this year we created an online opportunity for families who would prefer to build a shoebox online. Click here to start an online box today!

 

Sixth-Grade Readers Theatre

Click here to check out our sixth-grade Readers Theatre piece. During the first months of school, the class has been studying the role readings theatre played as a genre of theatre. This piece is titled "Liza and the Lost Letter" by Bruce Lansky. 
 

Open Position: Bus Driver

We have an opening for a part-time, as-needed bus driver (CDL required) for field trips during the school day and athletic events in the afternoons/evenings. Apply via this link or contact bgerman@gracechristian.net for more information.

Upper Campus Exam Schedule

Parents and students can access the Upper Campus exam schedule by clicking this link.

Community Prayer

Join us for our virtual Community Prayer time on Thursdays from 12:00-12:30 p.m. Please CLICK HERE to submit prayer requests. Meeting information is as follows:

Meeting ID: meet.google.com/uje-hhxy-sri

Phone Numbers: (‪US‬)‪+1 321-529-9147‬      PIN: ‪934 553 124#‬

 

Order your Yearbook!

It's a great time to order your 2020-2021 GCS yearbook! This year's theme is "Here We Are" because we are so thankful to be together at school. Yearbooks cost $45; to purchase, go to jostensyearbooks.com and search for GRACE Christian Raleigh.  You know you are in the right place when you see the G-Eagle.

GCS Spirit Days

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!

November 19:  Hawaiian Day

 

Biblical Worldview Integration

A few weeks ago, Head of School Eric Bradley sent an email to all GRACE teachers requesting they share an example of how they integrated a biblical worldview into their lessons that week. We thought our GRACE community would enjoy reading some of their responses. We plan to share a few responses a week over the next several weeks.
 
"During social studies, we are learning about health and safety. On Wednesday, we were talking about rules. Rules in our school, at home, and in our community. As a class, we talked about how God gave us rules in the Old Testament called the 10 Commandments and we now have God's Word to help us follow God's rules. Just like God's Word gives us rules that we must follow, we must also follow the rules in our school, home, and community."
- Lynn Greenfield, first-grade teacher
 
"We listen to Christian and gospel music during PE. It sparks great conversations and parents' communication back to me is, 'thank you for introducing my child to the WORD in a creative way.' It also provides students with a great amount of diversity because artists are from all over the world and look and sound different, but have a Christ-centered message."
- DeShannon Morris, Upper Campus PE Teacher
 
"While I'm not a teacher per se, in working with seniors on college application essays I frequently encourage them to use a metaphor as a way of talking about themselves and remind them that Jesus spoke in parables and set the example for us that sometimes it's easier to explain the abstract (the kingdom of God, who I am as a person and what makes me who I am) with the concrete (a pearl of great price, how I am like this thing, or how doing this thing reveals my strengths, etc.) Examples: transformers, strategy games, a bird in a cage, characters in a book, ingredients in a recipe."
- Cathy Cole, Director of College Counseling