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WAKE Up and Read

Attention, all GRACE Families: we need your new and gently used children’s books for the WAKE UP AND READ Book Drive starting this month!

GRACE Christian School is having a book drive, January 10 – February 14! We are supporting WAKE Up and Read (www.wakeupandread.org), whose goal is to collect over 110,000 new and gently-used books for children ages birth-12 to distribute at select schools and community centers across Wake County. GRACE families can make a difference in our community just by donating books. 

Look for the book collection bin at GRACE Christian School, Lower Campus – and please help us fill them. You can also support this book drive by purchasing new books to support the drive at local retailers.  

If Upper Campus students or parents want to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Carol Gehringer at 919-783-6618 or at cgehringer@gracechristian.net. We need help in counting and transporting the books in late February.Thanks! 

 

Christmas Greetings 2018

It’s truly beginning to look a lot like Christmas; in the last week we’ve had several Christmas concerts and performances and, of course, our mid-winter snow earlier this week.

We are excited to send you our 2018 Christmas Video Card — if we were to buy a card in the store, we would want it to convey that the significance of this season is not the pretty bows, decorated trees, and holiday songs, but the truth that God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to earth to provide a way for us to be restored to Him. Christ is the foundation of the mission of GRACE Christian School and what better way for us to celebrate Christmas than to tell the greatest story ever told. On behalf of the entire staff of GRACE Christian School, I invite you to pause for a few minutes (five to be exact) and hear this amazing story in the words of our youngest students. Click to watch the 2018 GRACE Christian School Video Christmas Card. 

Meanwhile, at the upper campus, students in our brand new Video Editing elective class have been working on their own Christmas video project. Their video demonstrates, in two minutes and twenty seconds, our having-fun-together GRACE community. In this video, you will see students who span a spectrum of ages and interests all participating together and clearly having a good time doing it. There are students who were new to the GRACE community four months ago and students who have been here since kindergarten, students who are athletes and those who have never been part of a sports team, theatre students, computer science students, middle school students, and high school students all having fun for this one project. Click to watch the 2018 Christmas Video from the GRACE Video Editing Class

And finally, the GRACE staff has been working at putting together a list of our favorite Christmas traditions together to share with you. We hope that this list of things to do, places to go, and ideas for family Christmas celebrations is one that you will find helpful in making this season one where you and your family can celebrate the birth of our Savior. Click to read Our Favorite Christmas Activities in Raleigh, NC.

From all of us at GRACE Christian School, we wish you a Christmas season filled with the joy and wonder that comes from knowing the true meaning for the celebration. May Jesus be the center of your Christmas

Elementary STEAM Night

S.T.E.A.M. is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics collaboratively to teach real-world problem based learning with student inquiry and critical thinking. Students engage in experiential learning, persist in problem solving, and work together through this creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders and learners of the 21st century!

GRACE’s S.T.E.A.M. event will focus on Math activities through all subject areas with different age-level activities and engaging sessions led by our faculty!

Come for fellowship and pizza ($1 a slice) from 5:45 p.m.- 6:15 p.m. and then rotate through sessions as a family. Please RSVP to the event. The RSVP link will also allow you to pre-order pizza slices.

2018 Official Christmas Video

We are excited to share with you our 2018 Christmas Video Card — if we were to buy a card in the store, we would want it to convey that the significance of this season is not the pretty bows, decorated trees, and holiday songs, but the truth that God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to earth to provide a way for us to be restored to Him.

Christ is the foundation of the mission of GRACE Christian School and what better way for us to celebrate Christmas than to tell the greatest story ever told. On behalf of the entire staff of GRACE Christian School, I invite you to pause for a few minutes (five to be exact) and hear this amazing story in the words of our youngest students.

 

School Closed: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Due to the continued icy/snowy condition of the GRACE parking lots, the expectation of freezing temps overnight, and an uncertain morning thaw, GRACE Christian School will be closed on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

For information on the hot lunch make-up policy, see the Hot Lunch page on the GRACE website (about 1/2 way down). 

Upper Campus students should hear directly from their English, History, and Bible teachers regarding the essay portion of their exam previously scheduled for Monday or Tuesday. 

Standardized Test Results

The individual student reports for our fall standardized testing (the ERB CTP5 assessment) will be sent home this week. Students in grades 2-3 will receive the Primary Grade Parent Report and grades 4-8 will receive the Individual Narrative Report. The Parent Guide to Understanding the Narrative Report will be helpful to interpreting the data. As a reminder, this is our inaugural year with this new assessment and teachers are reviewing the results to make informed decisions for instruction for students. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Grandparents’ Day Information

Our campus is buzzing with activity as we are preparing the way for our grandparents to join us for our annual Grandparents‘ Day on Friday, October 12th. Grandparents will begin the day at Hope Community Church with light refreshments being served at 8:00am, program following at 9:00am and classroom visits beginning after the program at both campuses.

Morning Drop-Off Instructions for Parents

Parents, please use the carpool line on Grandparents’ Day and keep foot traffic to a minimum as the parking lot will be very busy with grandparents arriving for the program.

Parking Instructions for Grandparents

Parking is available for grandparents at both campuses and shuttle buses will run between campuses. Please allow extra time for arrival, parking and shuttling in order to arrive by the 9:00am program.

  • If you have a handicap placard, we encourage you to park at our 801 Buck Jones Road Campus. Please put your hazard lights on when you turn into our property so that we may direct you to an appropriate parking space. We will have golf carts to assist you from your car to the main entrance.
  • If mobility is not an issue and you have a grandchild in 7th-12th grade, please park at the 1101 Buck Jones Road Campus. The shuttle will depart from the front of the Upper Campus building — look for the orange tent! You will be dropped of at the main entrance to enjoy the program and then you can return to the Upper Campus via bus after the program concludes.

Student Dismissal

Don’t forget that Friday is a half day and students can be dismissed with their grandparents with a note to your student’s teacher (lower campus) or a note to 712attendance@GRACEChristian.net on the upper campus.

Live Streaming

If you are unable to join us on Friday and would like to see the program, you may watch online at GRACE Live Stream. The live stream will commence at 9:00am when the program begins.

Summer Reading – Olympic Medalists

Thank you to all the lower campus families that supported our summer reading program. All students who participated in our Summer Reading Olympics received an international flag eraser for their participation. 

In addition, a number of students went above and beyond to reach Bronze, Silver, or Gold Medal status in our Olympic Event Challenge. These Olympic Medalists read books in specific genres or themes to complete an Olympic event. Completion of five, ten, or fifteen events qualified them for an Olympic medal of Bronze, Silver, or Gold.

Gold Medalists

  • Benjamin Baumgartner
  • Michael Broadwell
  • AnnaRae Chappelle
  • Charlie Chappelle
  • Samuel Clarke
  • Sage Collier
  • Emma Donovan
  • Mira Graham
  • David Griffith
  • Michael Gunter
  • Aurora Harris
  • Cole Harris
  • Caitlin Hewitt
  • Liliana Kennedy
  • Olivia Klinedinst
  • Linnae Kornegay
  • Madeline Lisiecki
  • Caleb Manokore
  • Mason Marley
  • Carrington Matics
  • Christi Meakem
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Matthew Morreale
  • Milana Morreale
  • Eden Quirk
  • Finn Rassette
  • Evan Schwartzburg
  • Lily Shoop
  • Aubrey Smith
  • Caleb Solomon
  • Sutton Vallecorse
  • Laila Williams
  • Caralyn Woodworth
  • Connor Woodworth

Silver Medalists

  • Colin Buus
  • Sienna Drumgo
  • Calise Graham
  • Stella Hall
  • Victoria Katz
  • Bethany Kornegay
  • Owen Laakso
  • Claire Lehew
  • Carter Llorente
  • Giuliana Miller
  • Sloan Plantan
  • Allison Tischer
  • Cayden Trower
  • Samuel Vallecorse
  • Alex Wakefield

Bronze Medalists

  • Jennings Fitzhugh
  • Talia Graham
  • Evan Lin-Zufall
  • Nathan Schwartzburg
  • Olivia Stanley
  • Rhiannon Williams