Weekly News from GCS
Our 2022-2023 Annual Fund Fall Drive is still going strong! Check our website for more information about ways to give, as well as where Annual Funds have been used in the past and our plans for the future. I also invite you to personally contact me with any questions you may have regarding the Annual Fund.
Join us in giving to the Annual Fund today.
Last Call: Abundantly More T-Shirt Order
We are getting ready to order our school t-shirts with this year's theme, "Abundantly More.". The t-shirt is included with tuition and is at no additional cost to you. Submit one T-SHIRT FORM per student to ensure the correct t-shirt sizes for your children. Please respond by tomorrow – Wednesday, November 2nd.
Family Prayer Walk
Join members of our GRACE community for a prayer walk. We will meet the morning of Saturday, November 5th at 10 a.m. at the Upper Campus Main Entrance (in the event of rain, we will meet in the Upper Campus Student Center.) The walk will take place from 10 - 11 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Spirit Night at Red Robin on November 10th
What's better than than getting together with your GCS friends? Getting together with your GCS friends over burgers and fries! So grab your friends and join us on Thursday, November 10th between 4-8 p.m. for GCS spirit night at Red Robin, located minutes down the road at 2260 Walnut Street. It's going to be tons of fun! Have plans that night? No worries - you can order take-out. Thanks to our PTF spirit committee, they have arranged that 20% of all sales (both dine-in and take-out) will go back to support the GRACE PTF. Just be sure to mention GRACE! If you're ordering online, go to order.redrobin.com and select the Walnut Street location. In the menu, go to the category labeled “Fundraisers (To-Go Only)." Open "Spirit Night (To-Go) Fundraiser." Add organization name to the Special Instructions in the Spirit Night item, then add it to cart. Note: if you add the item prior to entering your information, you can still edit it from your cart. Add your meal items and check out. Arrive at Red Robin, pull into a pickup spot and call the phone number on the sign. A Team Member will bring your order to your car.
So you get food and fellowship, and the GRACE PTF can further bless our school teacher, staff and families! Hope to see you on the 10th!
Save the Date: State of GRACE
Please plan to have at least one parent attend the State of GRACE meeting on the evening of January 9th, which will be held at Hope Community Church. We will be providing the latest update with where we are in our plans to move to a future "one GRACE" campus, as well as provide a general update for the school year.
Donuts for Dads
Join the Men of GRACE for the Donuts For Dads fellowship this Friday from 8-8:45 a.m. at the Upper Campus Student Center. This group is open to any current or past dads and grandfathers within our GRACE community.
GCS Re-Enrollment opens November 15th
Priority Re-Enrollment for the 2023 - 2024 school year is two weeks away! Priority applications for siblings of current students, will also open on November 15th.
Due to capacity enrollment and lengthy wait pools this year, it is imperative that current GRACE families re-enroll as early as possible to secure an enrollment seat for the 2023-2024 school year. New families applying on December 1 will be considered for available enrollment seats. Your student is known, valued and loved at GRACE and it is our prayer that you will continue to partner with us.
If you have any questions about priority re-enrollment, please reach out to our admissions team at [email protected]
GRACE Women's and Men's Book Studies
Last call to sign up! Moms of GRACE: Join us for an Advent Bible study beginning Tuesday, 11/8, which will run weekly until 12/13 taking off 11/22 for the week of Thanksgiving. We will meet from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Common Grounds (cafe located inside Hope Community Church). We will go through Light and Life to All He Brings Advent Bible Study published by Well-Watered Women. Space is limited to the first 10 GRACE moms to sign up.
Dads of GRACE. GRACE will be hosting a men's book study, which will begin Wednesday, 11/2, and will run weekly til 12/14 taking off the week of Thanksgiving, 11/23. We will meet from 7:30-8:30 a.m. (location at GRACE is TBD). We will be reading the book Man Up by Jeffrey Hemmer. Space is limited to the first 10 GRACE dads to sign up.
Author Event: Andy Crouch
Our friends at St. David's School have extended an invitation for our GCS families to hear Andy Crouch lead an important conversation about the good life, relationships, and the hold that technology has on our lives and the lives of students. Andy has written a number of insightful books, and his two most recent – The Tech-Wise Family and The Life We’re Looking For: Reclaiming Relationship in a Technological World – are especially useful as we navigate the ubiquity of technology in our daily lives. The event will be held on on Tuesday evening, November 8th at 7 p.m. at St. David's Performing Arts Center. If you are interested in attending, please register here.
GCS Business Partner Spotlight
Carolina Civilworks Inc. is a Raleigh-based site development and utility contractor combining decades of experience between management and field personnel in central and eastern North Carolina. They specialize in all types and sizes of water, sewer, and storm drain installations and repairs. In conjunction with their utility services, Carolina Civilworks also offers turn-key site packages for new commercial, residential and mixed-use projects. Visit www.carolinacivilworks.com to learn more.