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October 8, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

IT’S SHOWTIME!

Tickets on sale now for the GRACE Theatre Department’s performance of The Secret Garden. The show is presented with special arrangement by Samuel French Inc.

About the show: Mary Lennox, a sullen and spoiled young orphan, is sent to live with her brooding uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Discovering a hidden, neglected garden, Mary plants the seeds of new life for all those drawn into her secret refuge. A wonderful story of transformation from the author of the immensely popular Anne of Green Gables.

Show dates:
October 24 at 7 p.m.
October 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost for students, faculty, staff and senior citizens: $10
General admission: $12
(This year’s production will have general seating.)

Buy your tickets online today.

TRAVELING TALON

Our high-flying eagle has created quite the buzz! If you’d like a chance to take Traveling Talon on your next adventure, please email cbarnhill@gracechristian.net to put in your travel request.

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!
Did you know it’s National Yearbook Week? Our upper campus students work hard each year to make our yearbook the best it can be. If you’re a lower campus parent wondering – “Does my child even care about the yearbook?” – just take it from this mom, the answer is: “YES!”

To order, go to www.jostensyearbooks.com and search GRACE Christian in Raleigh, NC. You know you’re at the right place when you see the Grace Eagle!

COMING UP

October College Connections
October 9th | 8 – 9:15 a.m.
Come by the Upper Campus conference room between 8 and 9:15 a.m. for our College Connections meeting. This meeting is for any parent (in any grade) who has questions related to the college selection and application process.


Early Release
October 11th 
Don’t forget – this Friday is a half-day for students as we wrap up the 1st quarter. Time flies when you’re having fun!

School Picture Retakes
October 15th 
Lifetouch will be back on campus on October 15th to make-up and retake school pictures. Students having their photos retaken, bring along your envelope from the original session. Find more information on ordering at www.my.lifetouch.com

GRACE ANNUAL FUND
October 17 – 25
The Annual Fund is the most important area of fundraising for GRACE and provides the resources to make improvements to our campus facilities, instructional technology, and professional development opportunities that otherwise would have to be delayed or eliminated. Mark your calendars and join us in praying expectantly to see how you can help GRACE be known for generosity during our Annual Fund drive.

THE SECRET GARDEN
October 24th and 26th
The GRACE Theatre department is proud to present The Secret Garden. Purchase your tickets today.

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Homecoming 2019 was a huge success. We felt the GRACE spirit all week long. Thank you to all our many volunteers who served throughout the week to make it such a success.

FOLLOW GRACE | Want to see more of what’s going on around campus? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

October 1, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

READY FOR HOMECOMING!
GRACE students, families, faculty and alumni – we hope you’ll join us for the big Homecoming Game on Friday at 7 p.m. against Arendell Parrott Academy. We will have a pre-game Tailgate Bash for the entire family including food trucks, inflatables, carnival games and more from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Athletic Field. In addition, we will have giveaways including rally towels and megaphones for the first fans in attendance. That night we will honor our 2019 Homecoming Court, GRACE Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Honorary GRACE Alumnus of the Year. Look in your inbox for an email from Michele Bandy, Events Coordinator, for more information about Homecoming 2019.

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS

Calling ALL parents! Do you love what you do? Are you willing to share your passion for your career with GRACE juniors? If so, please contact Cathy Cole (CCole@GRACEChristian.net) in the College Counseling Department and let her know! We would like to invite you to come to GRACE (11 am – 12 pm on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) to present and answer questions for 15-25 minutes in each of our Junior Seminar classes.   

Also, on the second Wednesday of each month between 8 – 9:15 a.m., the College Counseling Department will host College Connections – a drop-in meeting for any parent (in any grade) who has questions related to the college selection and application process. Mark your calendar and plan to attend October’s connection event on October 9th. 

Want to learn more about our College Counseling resources? Click here for this month’s newsletter.

COMING UP

Lost and Found Clean-Out
October 4th 
The upper and lower campus lost and founds are overflowing! Please be sure to check for lost items at both campuses. Any items not collected by Friday, October 4th will be donated.

Donuts for Dads
October 4th | 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Men of GRACE: join us for Donuts for Dads this Friday as we hear from Chad Poprocki from the Men of Armor ministry and fellow GRACE dad. The event will be held in the Upper Campus Student Center. Please park to the right of the building and enter through the door with the blue awning.

October College Connections
October 9th | 8 – 9:15 a.m.
Come by the Upper Campus conference room between 8 and 9:15 a.m. for our College Connections meeting. This meeting is for any parent (in any grade) who has questions related to the college selection and application process.

GRACE ANNUAL FUND
October 17 – 25
The Annual Fund is the most important area of fundraising for GRACE and provides the resources to make improvements to our campus facilities, instructional technology, and professional development opportunities that otherwise would have to be delayed or eliminated. Mark your calendars and join us in praying expectantly to see how you can help GRACE be known for generosity during our Annual Fund drive.

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Field trips are in full swing! Check out some of our kindergarteners on visit Downtown Cary where they learned about our various community helpers.

FOLLOW GRACE

Want to see more of what’s going on around campus? Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GRACEchristianschoolor on Instagram at www.instagram.com/gracechristian.raleigh. And don’t forget…tag us in your best GRACE photos for a chance to be featured! We can’t wait to see your Eagle pride!

September 24, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

WE HAVE SPIRIT, YES WE DO!

Next week is GRACE Homecoming, and we’re ready to show our school spirit! We invite all GRACE students, staff and faculty to dress up the week of September 30th to October 4th.

Monday, September 30th: Pajama Day
Tuesday, October 1st: Tacky Thrift Day
Wednesday, October 2nd: Favorite Sports Team Day
Thursday, October 3rd: Christmas in October Day
Friday, October 4th: Decade Day (UC) and GRACE Day (LC)

Make sure you’re following our new GRACE Instagram account – instagram.com/gracechristian.raleigh – to see all the fun!

And don’t forget to join us for the big Homecoming Game on Friday at 7 p.m. against Arendell Parrott Academy. We will have a pre-game Tailgate Bash for the entire family including food trucks, inflatables, carnival games and more from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Athletic Field. In addition, we will have giveaways including rally towels and megaphones for the first 500 fans in attendance. That night we will honor our 2019-2020 Homecoming Court, GRACE Alumnus of the Year and Honorary GRACE Alumnus of the Year.

Want to make Homecoming a huge success? We still need volunteers. Sign up today!

REMEMBERING MRS. MARILYN MARTIN

This week, GRACE would like all of our families to take a moment to celebrate the life of Mrs. Marilyn Martin who passed away on Friday, September 20th. Mrs. Martin was a kind, joy-filled follower of Christ. Alongside her husband, David, she was a mainstay at GRACE events for years. She played an integral role in the Martin family decision to donate the land for what is now the GRACE lower campus. Last year, the Martins were honored as our first honorary alumni of the year. We are all recipients of the wonderful legacy Mrs. Martin has left behind. Please keep the entire Martin family in your prayers. 

COMING UP

PTF Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A
September 26 | 5 – 8 p.m.
Eat chicken, give back! GRACE PTF invites our families to dine at Chick-fil-A Crossroads Plaza on September 26th between 5 – 8 p.m. and 10% of your purchase will be donated to GRACE. No flyer required! Also, the Chick-fil-A cow and prize wheel will be on-site for a chance for more fun and prizes. We hope to see you there!

GRACE Annual Fund
October 17 – 25
The Annual Fund is the most important area of fundraising for GRACE and provides the resources to make improvements to our campus facilities, instructional technology, and professional development opportunities that otherwise would have to be delayed or eliminated. Mark your calendars and join us in praying expectantly to see how you can help GRACE be known for generosity during our Annual Fund drive.

INTRODUCING TRAVELING TALON

This high-flying Eagle is ready for an adventure and hopes our GRACE community will enjoy taking him along on your family travels to share with the rest of us.

Heading somewhere fun and want to save a seat for Traveling Talon? Email cbarnhill@gracechristian.net with your travel dates and destination! We’ll arrange Traveling Talon’s passport and pack his bags. All we ask is that you snap some pictures of Traveling Talon with your family that we can share on our GRACE social media channels. (Oh, and you’ll have to bring Traveling Talon back to school after your trip so we can prepare him for his next adventure!)

Share your KNOWN story
 Our theme for 2019-2020 school year is “Known” and comes from John 10:14, “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” Over the course of the year, we will share with our students the incredible concept of being known by, and developing a personal relationship with, Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We would love to hear your own “Known” stories throughout the year. Please send them to cbarnhill@gracechristian.net. 

September 17, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

Work of Art

This weekend, GRACE upper campus students had a blast “chalking” in downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District as part of SPARKcon’s ArtSPARK. Ten teams of 40 students and 17 parent chaperones enjoyed the day together. Two of the squares were honored with Sparkcon sponsor recognition. Red Hat celebrated the cassette tapes square design by Lena Giuggio and created with her team, Heidi Rogers, Caroline Murray and Laura Wingerd. Design Box honored the square created by Kiara Azamar, Ava Mendez and Bri Gower. Congrats to all who participated. Way to represent GRACE!

Hooray for Homecoming

Homecoming is right around the corner! If you are interested in helping make this year’s event a memorable one for all our students, TK-12th, please sign up to volunteer. Help is needed on October 4th for the pep rally, the tailgate bash before the football game, and the coronation of the homecoming court during halftime of the football game. Sign up today.

Also, the Upper Campus Student Council invites all high school students to the All That Jazz Gala in the GRACE Gymnasium from 7:00-11:00pm on October 5th. Tickets ($20 per individual ticket) are available here.

Coming Up

Fall Break: Don’t forget to schedule your parent-teacher conferences during fall break! Lower campus parents should have received scheduling information directly from their teacher. Upper campus parents can sign up for slots here.  

Spirit Week: Join us from September 30 to October 4 as we celebrate GRACE Spirit Week leading up to Homecoming. Stayed tuned for more information!

Grandparent Day: Grandparents should have received invitations to Grandparent Day scheduled for October 25th. We have a special day planned, and we look forward to celebrating such an important part of our school community.

School Snapshot

Last week on September 11th, GRACE students, faculty and staff wore red, white and blue to celebrate Patriot Day – a day of tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, first responders, and the many who have risen in service to defend our nation’s freedom.

Service Opportunities

Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House: Tomorrow, September 18th, GRACE first graders will visit the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost. Please send in any collected pop tabs for the children to donate. The funds generated from recycling the aluminum helps offset house expenses.

Stock the Freezer: The GRACE PTF Care Team is looking for volunteers willing to stock the freezer with meals to support our GRACE community. Interested in dropping off a meal? Sign up here.

Follow GRACE on Instagram

Want to see what goes on behind the scenes at GRACE? Follow our new Instagram handle: @gracechristian.raleigh.