Amazing GRACE | December 15, 2020

Amazing GRACE

Merry Christmas from GRACE!

If you haven't seen it yet, check out this year's GRACE Christmas Card. We are so thankful for each and every one of you. It has been a challenging year in many ways, but the burden seemed lighter when we were able to carry it together as a school community. 

January Virtual Learning Registration

Here is the link for January's virtual school registration. Please complete the registration by 3:00 p.m. today.

Last Week's Pizza Palooza Winners

Congrats to last Friday's Pizza Palooza winners - Upper Campus: Mrs. Johnson and Leah Beth Tessneer and Lower Campus: Mrs. Murphy and Amelia Chriscoe. Our winners can stop by the front desk to receive their gift certificate for a free cheese or one-topping pizza, courtesy of our sponsor, Papa Jones on Avent Ferry Road!

Order your 2020-2021 GCS HoCo Shirts!

Homecoming is right around the corner! Don’t wait - go ahead and order your 2020 GCS HOCO shirt - this year also offered in youth, ladies and long-sleeved options. Store closes December 27th! Shirts are $20 each and all proceeds will go toward the Eagles Club Athletic Boosters club. Link to purchase https://323sports.com/A4IO-V7LK/.


Shop Shutterfly? Support GRACE!

As you're ordering your Christmas cards and photo books, don't forget to use our Shutterfly Storefront. It is a great way for parents, teachers and staff to earn money for GRACE - without the time commitment of a traditional fundraiser. You simply use this unique URL to shop and GCS receives 8% commission on every order! 

Enrollment is Now Open!

If you have not already completed your re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year, don't wait! Enrollment is now 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. Have any questions? Contact our Director of Admission, Mrs. Katie Fowler Day, at kfowler@gracechristian.net

ACSI Creative Writing Festival



Upper Campus Exam Schedule

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


GCS Shirt and Sweatshirt Distribution

GRACE Families, Thank you for all of the support you have shown PTF through the purchase of the GCS shirts and hoodies. Thanks to your purchases, the PTF continues to support our GRACE community in so many meaningful ways. Please expect to receive your child’s order the week of January 4th. Shirt orders will be delivered to your student’s classroom to take home.  

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.


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.
"This week in 5th-grade history, while learning about culture and customs, we discussed the importance and responsibility that Christians have to learn about the cultures of other places. It is important for us to use our Biblical worldview and knowledge of other places to make us better ambassadors or representatives for Christ. We studied Hudson Taylor and how he dressed and wore his hair like the Chinese that he was witnessing to. Other missionaries disapproved, however, the Chinese eventually received the gospel through his teachings and attempts to learn more about their culture." - Lisa Suarez
"In Senior Seminar we used 1 Corinthians 9:24, "Run in such a way that you may win," to remind students as they're writing their 1,000-word essay that it's important to stay committed to "running to win" -- not simply focus on winning. We discussed that how they run is more important than running. We coupled it with a TED Talk about procrastination." - Laura Jacobs
"On Monday we reflected on last week's project which required students to follow the steps of the engineering design process, one of which is planning. We talked about the benefits of planning and discussed Luke 14:28-32 which lists examples of people making a plan and the reason for doing so. We will be following up in future classes with discussions about how God's plan is better than our plan." - Lisa McCarthy