Amazing GRACE | September 27, 2022

Amazing GRACE

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Buy Cookies, Support GRACE!

Need an excuse to stop by crumbl? I know, we don't either - but just in case you do.... Swing by crumbl after our half-day on Friday September 30th and 20% of your order will be given to GCS PTF!  ๐ŸŽ‰
The sweet details: 
๐Ÿช Drop in from 11 AM-5 PM
๐Ÿช Mention "GRACE" at pick up (not valid on delivery orders)
๐Ÿช 20% of total goes back to GCS!
Participating locations: 
Crumbl Morrisville (Located in Park West Village)
1105 Market Center Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560 
Crumbl Brier Creek (Located in Brier Creek Commons)
8531 Brier Creek Pkwy Ste 115
Raleigh, NC 27617

GCS Homecoming 2022 - We Need You!

Our most festive event is only a few weeks away: GRACE Homecoming on October 7. The Bash begins at 5:30 โ€“ giving you plenty of time before our 7 p.m. kick-off to get food at the food trucks or BYOT (bring your own tailgate) and play some games, enjoy the inflatables and connect with one another. Cheer on the Eagles as they take on the Hickory Grove Lions. The King and Queen will be crowned at halftime. Your presence will make this event more special. See you there!

GRACE Gala Planning Meeting

GRACE Christian School is hosting the eighth annual GRACE Gala, a night of entertainment, dinner, and a silent auction event benefitting the GCS Annual Fund this spring. Volunteers are welcome to join the planning committee to help make this event a huge success. You can sign up as a volunteer here.
Also, make plans to join us on Wednesday, October 12 at 8:15 a.m. in the Upper Campus Walker Conference Room. If you are interested in helping with the event but cannot attend the meeting, email Michele Bandy at [email protected] with your area of interest. Thank you for considering one of the ways you can support the school by volunteering your time and talents.
GRACE Gala Committees: Auction, Table Hostesses, Decorations, Hospitality, Logistics, Entertainment, and more. 

Lost and Found

Are you missing anything? We have lost itemsโ€ฆwater bottles, lunchboxes, PE clothes, sports bags, hoodies. If you canโ€™t find an item please send your student to look for it. All items will be donated on October 17. Reminder to please label the inside of bags, boxes, PE clothes and coats with a Sharpie and we will do the best to get them back to you. Upper Campus students can check with Mrs. Cindilee Thorne and Lower Campus students can check with Mrs. Christina Marrow.
Annual Fund Donor List - Please Review
We are in the process of putting together our 2021-2022 Annual Report. We include a list of our donors in the report. If you gave to the GCS Annual Fund last school year, please review this list (it is in alphabetical order) and email [email protected] if you need any changes to how your name is listed. 

See You at the Pole

On September 28th at 7 a.m., students nationwide will pray at the flagpoles of their schools. Parents are also welcome to join us in prayer (the lower elementary will need a parent to accompany them). Our student leaders will introduce topics of prayer and then allow time for prayer on this topic. Depending on the turnout, we may break up into smaller groups to pray after a topic is introduced. 

Here is the official website for more information: https://syatp.com/

Remembering Skyler McCardle

Skyler McCardle was a beloved student who attended GRACE from K-8th; she sadly passed away on 2/22/19. The McCardle family invites the GCS community to celebrate Skylerโ€™s 18 birthday in heaven by acts of kindness on Thursday 9/29. ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’™ 
Principal and Counselor Coffees
We have a series of coffees where our Upper Campus Principal Mandy Gill and Director of College Counseling Cathy Cole will be available to connect about your student's adjustment to the new school year. We will also discuss specific grade-level information. We will meet at 8:15 a.m. in the Upper Campus Media Center.
October 4th - 10th Parents
October 6th- 11th, 12th Parents
Vote for GRACE, Win GCS Swag - Voting Closing Sept. 30
Let's show the Triangle that GRACE Christian School is the best school in the area by voting for GCS in the Cary Living Diamond Awards. Once you voted, let us know by entering your email here. You'll be in the running to win some GCS swag!
GCS Yearbook Orders & Shout Outs

You can buy your yearbook now and not have to think about it again all year.  Go to jostensyearbooks.com and search for GRACE Christian Raleigh.  Remember that the price increases after January, so getting it early saves money.
Additionally, we would love to get some of our Shout Outs in early this year so we aren't scrambling for them in March. Any Shout Outs that come in by December will help us greatly! It could be a great way to prepare for Thanksgiving. Here's a link to the form.