Amazing GRACE | February 9, 2021

Amazing GRACE

Once again, GRACE will be hosting our 12th annual Play4Kay Charity Basketball event to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. While current COVID restrictions keep us from hosting the event in-person, we ask our GRACE students to come dressed for a PINK OUT this Thursday, February 11th. Our goal is for GRACE to raise $3,000 to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Click here to make your donation and join us "virtually" for the games on Friday, Friday 12th via this link.

JV Boys - 4:15 p.m. and Varsity Boys - 5:45 p.m. | Martin Gymnasium
Varsity Girls will be playing at 5:00 p.m. at St. David’s School 

Celebrating Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, GRACE Christian teachers will be incorporating a variety of lessons and activities to celebrate black culture and black history - including Lower Campus's annual door decorating contest! 
In third-grade, Mrs. Schwalk's class spends time every day this month learning about a different black hero. From Mrs. Schwalk: "Sometimes we read a story to go along with that person, and sometimes we look at their picture and read about that person's accomplishments, or discuss a quote. Then, the kids come up with their own trivia question about that person. I encourage them to ask the trivia question to their parents and siblings at home and teach their families what they've learned. Today, one of the kids shared that his parents didn't know the answer to his question - 'Who started Black History Month?' and he made them look it up instead of telling them."

Remembering Skyler McCardle

February 22nd will mark two years since GCS student Skyler McCardle went to heaven after losing a sudden and courageous battle with complications from the flu resulting in Myocarditis at the young age of 14. The McCardle family has chosen an organization called “Note in the Pocket” for their third act of love in honor of Sky. “Note in the Pocket” provides clothing to impoverished and homeless school-aged children in Wake County with dignity and love. “Note in the Pocket" believes that it is unacceptable that children are limited in their educational and social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school.
There are two ways you can help:
1. Purchase any of the items listed below (if you choose to donate a gift card-
please put it in a sealed envelope) and drop off donations during Upper or Lower Campus carpool between February 16 - 19th.
2. Let the McCardle family do the shopping for you! You can Venmo @Melissa-McCardle or drop off a check during the carpool pick-up and drop-off.
Donation Guidelines
All items must be new!
The following list reflects our most urgently needed items at this time:
• GIFT CARDS – Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kohl’s, etc.
• GIRL SHIRTS – (Short & Long sleeve t-shirts) Sizes 5, 8, 10 & 12
• GIRL PANTS – (Jeans & Athletic Pants) Sizes 5, 8, 12 & 16
• GIRL UNDERWEAR – Sizes 5, 16 & 18
• GIRL TENNIS SHOES – (Athletic shoes) Sizes 1, 3 & 4
• BOY SHIRTS – (Short & Long sleeve t-shirts) Sizes: 5, 8, 10, & 12
• BOY PANTS – (Jeans & Athletic Pants) Sizes 7, 8, 10 & 12
• BOY TENNIS SHOES – Sizes 1, 4, 6, 6.5 & 7
• WOMEN SHIRTS – (Long sleeve shirts & sweaters) Medium
• WOMEN PANTS – (Jeans & Athletic) Size 14, 16 & XL
• WOMEN UNDERWEAR – Sizes 4 & 5
• WOMEN TENNIS SHOES – Sizes 6, 8.5, & 9
• WOMEN COATS – Size Medium, XL & XXL
• MEN SHIRTS – (Short sleeve t-shirts) Sizes Small, Medium & Large
• MEN PANTS – (Jeans) Sizes 32×32, 32×34, 34×32
• MEN BOXERS/BOXER BRIEFS – Size Medium: 32-34 & Large: 36-38
• MEN TENNIS SHOES – Sizes 9 & 9.5
• MEN COATS – Size Small & Medium

​Enrollment Seats Open for 2021-2022! Tell a Friend!

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is open to the general public, and we recognize that our most effective recruitment tool is you - our GRACE community! We invite you to share your love for GRACE Christian School with your colleagues, neighbors, teammates, friends and others! For more information, you can direct them to our special Admissions microsite that includes all the information they'd need to know about applying and enrolling at GCS. 
Drivers Education
GRACE will be offering a "virtual" Drivers Ed class from June 7-11, 2021.  The class will be 8 am-2 pm each day. Your student must be 14 1/2 years old by the first day of class and must be actively enrolled for the 2021/2022 school year to participate. More information and registration for the class will be available soon.

Yearbook Shout Outs

A shout out is a line you can purchase to be printed in the yearbook. It is a great way to send a special message to your child. It is a great way for your child to let that special teacher or coach know how they feel. It is a fun way to put your favorite song lyrics or movie quotes in the yearbook. It is only $5, and your word will be immortalized. Note: Miss Hawks is the judge of whether or not your Shout Out is appropriate. If you attempt to put in something inappropriate for school, she will give you a disapproving gaze and keep your money as punishment. You can print out your Shout Out form here and bring to Miss. Hawks.

Student Council Applications

We are beginning the process to elect the Student Council Executive Leadership and Class Representatives for the 2021-2022 school year! This is a great way to serve your classmates and the school community. Below, you'll find links to the applications. The job descriptions are included with the application, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Stone, Mrs. MacBain, or a current Student Council member. We have included the list of Student Council members below. If you're considering running for a particular position, please feel free to contact the person who currently holds the position or send us an email at this email address (studentcouncil@gracechristian.net)!

Executive Leadership Application

Class Representative Application

President: Grayson Farless
Vice President: Keenan Baker
Secretary: Kristina Pattison
Treasurer: Lily Lauffer
Event Coordinators: Amelia Bradley and Cynthia Sanchez-Diaz
Club Coordinators: Ire Debayo-Doherty and Jacob Taylor
Sergeant at Arms: Bradley Obusek
Sergeant at Arms in Training: David Griffith
7th Grade Class Reps: Kynndal Morris and Hudson Baker
8th Grade Class Reps: Sage Collier and Cole Schafer
9th Grade Class Rep: Elle Robinson and Campbell Baker
10th Grade Class Reps: Walker Blount and Payton Chapman
11th Grade Class Reps: Davis Blount and Ash Fields
12th Grade Class Reps: Nathaniel Grieci and Andrew James