Amazing GRACE | March 23, 2021



Check out some of the exciting auction items for this year's Celebrate GRACE Auction

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment? Mountain getaway? Private concerts? Golf outing? We have all that and more up for bid in this year's Celebrate GRACE auction! This is your chance to win some amazing items while supporting the GRACE Annual Fund - a true win-win! And as an extra incentive to bid early, anyone who registers and bids on an item by April 19th will be entered into a drawing to win (2) 60-minute massages, facials, or total body stretches from Massage Envy (Crabtree or Holly Springs location only) -- a prize valued at $130!
See more of the items and experiences that will be up for bid by clicking here.
The online auction will run from April 13-24th! Get ready to bid!

Reserve your free tickets to Celebrate GRACE 

The sixth annual Celebrate GRACE, an adults-only virtual gala to benefit the GCS Annual Fund, will be taking place on April 24, 2021. Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID, this year's fundraising event will be held virtually. Individuals can view the gala at home or small groups can participate and view together at an outdoor porch-patio-style small group gathering at individual homes. Home gala parties of 8 or more will receive a boxed catered meal to enjoy together.

You are invited to serve as a host home, attend in-person at a small gathering gala party, or view the gala virtually at home.

Reservations are required to attend in-person home gala parties. Indicate your intention to attend by making your reservation today.

College Funding Coach: How to Pay for College?

Register here to join us on March 24th from 7 - 8:30 p.m. for a virtual workshop! For many families, the high cost of higher education is a daunting proposition. Parents lie awake at night trying to figure out how to afford sending their children to college and still have enough of their hard-earned money to be able to retire one day. Some families have children attending college next year and others have 12 years to plan, but the fears of tackling these monumental and rising costs are the same. The College Funding Coach® is here to help families figure out HOW to pay for it! Through our educational workshop, Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College you will learn:

  • How to avoid jeopardizing your retirement nest egg!
  • Effective ways to simultaneously save AND pay for college
  • Strategies to pay for multiple children attending college at the same time
  • How to recapture out of pocket college costs
  • And much, much more!

April and Post-Easter Break Virtual Learning Registration

Registration for April Virtual Learning is now open! For those who plan to be off-site starting Tuesday, April 6th to Friday, April 30th, please be sure to complete this Registration Form by Thursday, March 25th. 

Or, if you are interested in having your child participate in virtual learning for the week after Easter Break only, please complete this Registration Form.

Last Call for March Missions Month!

As part of our March Missions Month, we would like for each TK-2nd grade class to collect new items from the list below for the children at Refugee Hope Partners, and 3rd-6th grade classes to collect food items from the list below for Hope Community Church's food pantry. We will accept donations until Easter break.  
For Refugee Hope Partners:
    • pencils and pencil sharpeners
    • glue sticks
    • highlighters
    • lined notebook paper
    • 24-count crayon boxes
    • block erasers
    • 10-count fat markers
    • personal hand sanitizer (that hooks on backpacks)
For Hope's food pantry: 
    • cans of chicken or tuna
    • canned meals, such as chili or Chef Boyardee
    • boxed meals, such as Hamburger Helper or macaroni and cheese
    • peanut butter - small jars or to-go cups (individual servings)
    • canned foods, such as fruits, veggies, and beans
    • breakfast items, such as cereal or oatmeal 

Attention GCS 5th and 6th Grade Parents


The GRACE Math Department is looking forward to partnering with you as you begin to make decisions regarding your student’s progression through middle and high school math courses. To help you prepare, we are planning a virtual panel discussion to be held Monday, April 12th at 6:30 pm. We will cover your student’s course options, various pathways for progression through our math courses, and what math courses your student needs prior to taking the SAT and ACT and applying to colleges. We also want to give you the opportunity to hear from Upper Campus math teachers and GRACE families whose students are currently in the 12th grade or enrolled in college. We believe you will benefit greatly from hearing about our Upper Campus math courses and our students’ personal experiences with these courses as they’ve prepared for college. 

Prior to this event, we ask that you fill out this form to help us understand what questions you may have and how we can best help you as we prepare the presentation. The form will close on March 26th, so please be sure to fill it out as soon as you are able!