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#WhatsUpAtGRACE September 18, 2018

Please take a moment to read the September 18, 2018 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter to learn about what is going on this week and in the upcoming weeks. Of special note this week is an opportunity for the GRACE family to support those impacted by Hurricane Florence by bringing items Thursday morning for the Junior class to collect and deliver. All the details are in the newsletter.

We had a sleepy Monday in our pajamas, but today has been super high energy celebrating super heroes and getting excited for the remainder of homecoming week. Make sure to check out the homecoming links in the newsletter so that your student doesn’t miss any of the fun.

If you missed a previous edition of the weekly newsletter, they are all posted in GRACE News on the GRACE website. We also encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

Sign Up for Upper Campus Teacher Conferences

Parent Conferences are the afternoon of Thursday September 27th and all day on Friday September 28th. Please sign up for any conferences you want to have with your student’s teachers. Please note on the signup genius where each teacher will be during these times. There will be chairs outside of each door for you to sit and wait for each teacher.

GRACE Operating on a Normal Schedule September 17, 2018

After a careful assessment of our campus buildings and the surrounding access roads, GRACE Christian School has made the decision that GRACE will operate on a regular school day schedule for Monday, September 17, 2018. As always, please use your best judgment to determine if your student can get to GRACE safely. If you feel that you cannot travel from your home to school safely, please stay home and notify GRACE via the appropriate attendance email address ( and .

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Pajama Day as we kick off Spirit Week. After school activities will be held unless you hear differently from the GRACE staff member in charge of your activity.

Please note that GRACE does not automatically follow the decisions of the Wake County Public School System; do not assume if WCPSS is closed/delayed that we have made the same decision.

#WhatsUpAtGRACE September 11, 2018

Most of the students walking the halls of GRACE today were not yet born when 9/11 happened. Talk to your children about what you remember about this day and encourage them to ask other adults what they remember. 

As Hurricane Florence impacts our scheduled activities, we will update Hurricane Florence Cancellations in GRACE News. If school is closed, that information will also be sent through the ParentAlert system in RenWeb, listed on the WRAL website and via GRACE’s Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Please take a moment to read the September 11, 2018 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter to get information about events that are coming up. Pay special attention to all the Homecoming hoopla that is just a week away. Dress up days and other important daily events are listed in the newsletter

If you missed a previous edition of the weekly newsletter, they are all posted in GRACE News on the GRACE website. We also encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

Hurricane Florence Cancellations

Due to the imminent landfall of Hurricane Florence, we will be operating on a half-day schedule on Thursday, September 13th, and will cancel school on Friday, September 14th.

The following events, scheduled to take place this week are rescheduled as indicated:

  • The AP Bio Field Trip scheduled for September 11-13 will be rescheduled.
  • The 9th Grade Principal Coffee scheduled for Thursday, September 13th has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 19th
  • The 1st Grade Principal Coffee scheduled for Thursday, September 13th has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 4th
  • The New Family Welcome Coffee scheduled for Friday, September 14th at The Gathering Place at Hope Community Church has been rescheduled for Monday, September 24th and relocated to the Upper Campus Student Center
  • The Varsity Boys Football game at Southampton Academy scheduled for Friday, September 14th has been rescheduled for Friday, October 26th.

All Things Homecoming

You’re invited to celebrate with us at the annual GRACE Homecoming and Spirit Week beginning September 17-21. Experience one or more of the festivities, come fashioned with your favorite blue and orange spirit wear and see our community come to life through Eagle Spirit.


Volunteers are needed for setup, game attendants, court hospitality, parking lot crew, clean up and dance setup and clean up too. All volunteers have an opportunity to win one GRACE swag bag filled with logo goodies. Homecoming Volunteer Sign Up


  • Dress Up Day: PJs (Early Birds vs. Night Owls)


  • Dress Up Day: Superheros (Marvel vs. DC Comics)


  • Dress Up Day: Styles (Western vs. Hawaiian)
  • Homecoming t-shirt distribution on both campuses


  • Dress Up Day: Sports (Professional Teams vs. College Teams)


  • Dress Up Day: Spirit Day (everything Eagles)
  • 12:40-1:00pm: Homecoming Parade in the Lower Campus Parking Lot 
  • 1:15-2:00pm: MS/HS Pep Rally in the Lower Campus Gym
  • 2:15-2:45pm: Elementary Pep Rally in the Lower Campus Gym
  • 5:30-End of Game: Parking Shuttle Service from Lower and Upper Campus parking lots to the Athletic Field (Athletic Field parking lot is only for drop off, pick up, and reserved parking passes)
  • 5:30-7:00pm: Tailgate Bash before the game at the GRACE Athletic Field including a bounce house, a photo booth, balloon artist, face painting, cornhole, volleyball, spike ball, and more! There will be giveaways including rally towels, pom poms and #1 foam fingers. Food trucks including Big Mikes BBQ, Jim’s Old Time Hot Dogs, Kona Ice, and the Eagles Club Snack Station. Bring your own tents, tables and chairs and enjoy the company of your fellow Eagles.
  • 6:30-9:00pm: Alumni Hospitality (look for the Alumni Tent for complimentary refreshments)
  • 6:50pm: Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Football Game between the GRACE Christian Eagles and the Cary Christian Knights
  • Halftime: Homecoming Court with the Coronation of the King & Queen.

Homecoming Court

The following students were nominated by their classmates to be part of the 2018 Homecoming Court. One senior prince and one senior princess will be crowned King and Queen during halftime at Friday night’s game by the 2017 Homecoming King Messiah Pankey and 2017 Homecoming Queen Micah King and

  • Freshman Katie Wilson
  • Freshman  Cole Armstrong
  • Sophomore Caroline Furman
  • Sophomore Grayson Farless
  • Junior Samantha Saenz
  • Junior Landon Lauffer
  • Senior Megan Boutwell
  • Senior  Molly Church
  • Senior Grace German 
  • Senior Ellie McNair
  • Senior David Bandy
  • Senior Kyle Gower
  • Senior Daniel Jagt
  • Senior Matthew O’Conner


  • High School Homecoming Dance, “Fire and Ice” in the GRACE Gym. Purchase tickets online for $20 or buy before/after school from Student Council. Guests must submit a Dance Guest Form to Mrs. Fitts by September 19th and all young ladies must have dresses checked (Wednesdays from 3:15-4:00pm in the Walker Conference Room).

SAT and ACT Prep Classes

Mrs. Stone and Ms. Donoghue are offering SAT and ACT math test prep once a month on after school from 3:15 to 4:00pm in room 136. (Mrs. Stone’s Room).

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