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November 12, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

STUDENT-LED COLLEGE FAIR

In an effort to provide information about the college search and application process, GRACE Junior Seminar students have conducted research on over 20 schools and will have “booths” set up in the chapel to share what they’ve learned. They will be prepared to answer questions and present short information sessions. While it is geared toward high school students and parents, anyone is invited to drop in between 1:40 and 3:15 p.m. on November 19. If you have any questions, please contact ljacobs@gracechristian.net or ccole@gracechristian.net.

CALLING ALL GRACE MOMS

Women of GRACE: Join us this Friday, November 15th, from 7-9 p.m. for a moms’ night out of fellowship, refreshments, gift- making stations and an inspirational message for you and your friends. Leave encouraged, uplifted and embraced in your identity in Christ. Purchase your tickets here.

SHOP WITH PURPOSE

Our Shutterfly Storefront is a great way for parents, teachers and staff to earn money for GRACE! So this season, as you purchase your Christmas cards and photo books, use this unique URL to shop, and GRACE Christian School receives 8% commission on every order.

And don’t forget about Amazon. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Select GREATER RALEIGH AREA CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, INC. to designate GRACE as your charitable organization.

FILL YOUR BOX!

It is time to fill those Samaritan’s Purse boxes! Do you need ideas? Then shop at Five Below at Crossroads Plaza between November 10th – 17th and 10% of your purchases will be donated back to GRACE. Teacher should have sent home flyers with your student. You will need the flyer at time of purchase. The GRACE PTF thanks you all for your support!

UPPER SCHOOL EXAM SCHEDULE

The Upper Campus exam schedule has been announced; please click here to view the schedule.

COMING UP

OPEN RE-ENROLLMENT
November 12th
Want to guarantee your spot at GRACE for 2020-2021? Priority re-enrollment for GRACE families opens up on November 12th. And remember, GRACE wouldn’t be GRACE without YOU!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION
November 20th and 22nd

Make sure to turn in your shoebox by November 20th (Upper Campus) and 22nd (Lower Campus.)

NO SCHOOL
November 25th and 29th

Thanksgiving Day holiday. We are thankful for you!

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT Bringing home that 🏆 ! Let’s hear it for the NCISAA 2019 8-Man State Champions – the GRACE Eagles. 🏈💙🦅🧡

November 5, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

REMEMBERING MR. DAVID MARTIN 

This week, GRACE would like all of our families to take a moment to celebrate the life of Mr. David Martin who passed away on Sunday, November 3rd – just several weeks after his beloved wife, Mrs. Marilyn Martin. For all who knew him, Mr. Martin was a dedicated servant of Christ – kind, compassionate and generous. GRACE is a better school because of the influence and investment of the Martins. We will miss the sight of the Martins at GRACE school and sporting events, but we rejoice in the knowledge that David and Marilyn are together in Heaven, rejoicing and worshiping at the foot of the Savior they served so well on Earth. 

Please keep the entire Martin family in your prayers. 

“Well done, well done
My good and faithful one
Welcome to the place where you belong
Well done, well done
My beloved childYou have run the race and now you’re home”- The Afters, “Well Done” –

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

If they haven’t already, your student will be coming home with an empty shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Please fill your boxes and take some time to pray over them (and the children who will receive them) as a family. GRACE will collect the filled boxes during the national collection week.

The Upper Campus will collect boxes on Wednesday, November 20th, while the Lower Campus will collect theirs on Friday, November 22nd. We will have a special time in chapel dedicating the boxes we collected. The goal for the Lower Campus is to collect 425 boxes!

LOVE A GOOD PARTY? WE NEED YOU!

GRACE is hosting the fifth annual Celebrate GRACE event on February 28, 2020, and we’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our planning team to make this event a huge success. You can help the school by serving on one of our committees: auction, table hostesses, decorations, hospitality, and event day volunteers.

Planning meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, November 12 at 8:30 am and 2:00 pm in the Upper Campus Administrative Conference Room. Please join us at one of the initial meetings or email Michele Bandy at MBandy@gracechristian.net if you’re unable to attend but interested in volunteering. Thank you for considering one of the ways you can support the school through volunteering your time. Celebrate GRACE Planning Meeting signup

ART CLUB T-SHIRTS

Want a GRACE Art Club t-shirt? Shirts are less than $15 each.  Sales are open until November 11th, so act quickly. Purchase your shirt here.

CANDY COLLECTION

Tired of arguing with your kid about whether they can eat a Reese’s Pumpkin at 7:15 a.m.? Us, too! If you’re looking to offload some of those Halloween treats, GRACE is willing to take any extra, individually wrapped candy. Candy donations should be dropped off at the Lower Campus office.

COMING UP

6th GRADE TRANSITION MEETING
November 7th | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
All current 5th-grade parents are invited to join us for coffee as we discuss your student’s exciting transition to 6th grade. We will meet in the Lower Campus library. 

NO SCHOOL
November 8th and 11th
Veteran’s Day holiday.

CELEBRATE GRACE PLANNING MEETING
November 12th | 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Want to help us make our annual Celebrate GRACE a huge success? Join us for one of two planning meetings at the Upper Campus Administrative Conference room. Sign up here.

OPEN RE-ENROLLMENT
November 12th
Want to guarantee your spot at GRACE for 2020-2021? Priority re-enrollment for GRACE families opens up on November 12th. Be on the lookout for more information to come later this week. And remember, GRACE wouldn’t be GRACE without YOU!

PTF MOMS’ NIGHT OUT
November 15th | 7-9 p.m.
Women of GRACE. Join us for a moms’ night out of fellowship, refreshments, gift making stations and an inspirational message for you and your friends. Leave encouraged, uplifted and embraced in your identity in Christ. Purchase your tickets here.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION
November 20th and 22nd

Make sure to turn in your shoebox by November 20th (Upper Campus) and 22nd (Lower Campus.)

NO SCHOOL
November 25th and 29th

Thanksgiving Day holiday. We are thankful for you!

SHARE YOUR STORIES!

Know of a GRACE alum who is doing cool things in the world? A GRACE teacher who has made a unique impact on your student? A staff member who has gone above and beyond in serving our community? We want to hear from you! Email cbarnhill@gracechristian.net.

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Join us this Saturday at Parrott Academy as our GRACE Varsity Men’s Football team battle to be our NCISAA’s 8-Man State Champions!

October 29, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

KINDNESS TREE

As we continue our October character education focus on “Kindness,” check out the Kindness Tree in our lower campus lobby. All lower campus classes have designated “kindness reporters” whose job it is to be on the lookout throughout the week for classmates who perform any act of kindness (such as helping a classmate, using kind words, inviting a friend to join in and play, etc.). At the end of each week, the kindness reporter will write their classmates’ names on hearts along with the act of kindness the classmate was observed doing, and the hearts are added to our GRACE Kindness Tree.

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT

GRACE moms – do you need a night out with the ladies? GRACE PTF presents Equipping Parents Series “Moments with Moms.” Join us on Friday, November 15th from 7-9 p.m. in the Upper Campus Chapel for a night of fellowship, dessert, hot chocolate bar, and a Pinterest craft night for the ladies of the GRACE community. Invite a friend and come out to hear from inspirational speaker and GRACE mom, Sherry Braswell of Sherry Braswell Ministries, as she delivers a message of encouragement to “be EMBRACED in your identity in Christ.”

Tickets are $20 each and include refreshments and 4 takehome crafts to keep or give away as gifts. The Pinterest stations include: earrings, sugar scrub, dipping oil, and a paint-poured Christmas ornament. 

 Purchase your tickets here.

COUNTDOWN TO CANDY!

Already worried about the mountains of candy that are going to appear in your home Thursday evening? Have no fear – we’ll take it off your hands! GRACE is, once again, willing to take any extra, individually wrapped candy. Candy donations should be dropped off at the Lower Campus office.

BUSINESS PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

GRACE appreciates the support of local businesses who partner with us and contribute to the success of many of our special events. We encourage the GRACE family to choose our business partners when you have a need for their products/services.

If you are interested in becoming a business partner with GRACE, please see below or refer to the Business Partner Information Sheet to see what is included at each level. For more information contact Michele Bandy at mbandy@gracechristian.net.  

To sign up as a business partner, complete the Business Partner Commitment Form.

 

Golden Eagle Partners

 

Silver Eagle Partners

Apex Wings

The Guys Place A Hair Salon for Men

 

Bronze Eagle Partners

Ancora Counseling Center

COMING UP

DONUTS FOR DAD
November 1st | 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Men of GRACE – join us on Friday to learn from our guest speaker, Anthony Moreland from the GRACE IT Department. Anthony has an incredible testimony and a passion for break dancing which he uses to give glory to God. Please join us between 7:45 and 8:15 am for refreshments and fellowship with other men. The guest speaker will follow from 8:15 to 8:45 am. The event will be in the Upper Campus Student Center. For more info contact grobinson@noresco.com.

NO SCHOOL
November 8th and 11th
Enjoy a long weekend. On November 8th, we have a Staff In-Service Day, and on November 11th, we are off for Veteran’s Day. Take a moment to pray in thanks for our GRACE parents and grandparents, and other brave men and women, who have served our country in military service. 

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT
November 15th | 7-9 p.m.
Join your fellow GRACE moms for a time of fun, food and fellowship. Purchase your tickets here. https://www.gracechristian.net/school-life/grace-communities/ptf/event-payment-form/

ANNUAL FUND
Last week, we saw record numbers of our GRACE community come together in support of our Annual Fund – making this our most successful year of giving to-date! GRACE, you are truly known for generosity – and we could not be more grateful!

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

This weekend, the GRACE office staff celebrated the marriage of Mary Michael Coates daughter of Willa Bea Coates (upper campus office). Mary Michael graduated in the class of 2010 and was the first recipient of GRACE’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Our GRACE Seniors accompanied their kindergarten sidekicks to Phillips Farm last week and a good time was had by all! Thank you, seniors!

October 22, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

KNOWN FOR GENEROSITY
This is our last week of the GRACE Annual Fund. We want you to be a part of All families. All in.

The donations we receive through the Annual Fund allow us to make improvements across our two campuses. For 2019-2020, we would like to use Annual Fund contributions toward projects such as:

  • New bus
  • Security fence around Upper Campus
  • Lower Campus classroom renovations
  • Upper Campus greenhouse
  • Lower Campus outdoor classroom
  • Shade canopy for Lower Campus playground
  • New instructional technologies
  • Apple TVs for classrooms

To make GRACE as affordable as possible for our families, we do not build in extra costs to our tuition to cover the above items. We rely on the generosity of our community to help us meet these goals. We ask for you to prayerfully consider partnering with us to help make these needed improvements to our school. Make your donation today by clicking here.

GrandparentsDay

We hope all our GRACE grandparents are able to join us for this year’s Grandparents’ Day on Friday, October 25th at Hope Community Church (821 Buck Jones Road). Grandparents can arrive at 8:00 a.m. for light refreshments, and the program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Grandparents are invited to visit the children’s classrooms after the program. For those unable to attend, you can view the program online

Parking is available at both campuses, and we will run shuttle buses between campuses. If a grandparent has a grandchild in 7th-12th grade, please park at the 1101 Buck Jones Road Campus. If a grandparent has a handicap placard, we encourage grandparents to park at the 801 Buck Jones Road Campus. Grandparents should put their hazard lights on when turning into school property so that they can be directed to an appropriate parking space. 

After the classroom visits, students may be dismissed with their grandparents. Grandparents can RSVP by October 22 to Melissa Hendges at 919-747-2020 ext. 1014 or mhendges@gracechristian.net. We look forward to a great time with a vital part of our GRACE community.

NOTHING COULD BE FINER
Come and see the beautiful artwork of our GRACE students on display at the North Carolina State Fair from October 17 – 27. This year, the list of talented GRACE artists include: Payton Chapman, Lena Giuggio, Calise Graham, Walker Hawley, Mason Hess, Vivian Jia, Ryan Kyritsis, Ava Mendez, Dani Porter, Elle Robinson, Lee Robinson, Wyatt Savage, Rebecca Sharda, Grace Shibley, Dillon Smith, Jacob Taylor, Caroline Wingerd and Lauren Wingerd.

FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL
Congratulations to our 6th – 12th graders who qualified for the Honor Roll this quarter! Click here for the full list.
 
BUS DRIVER NEEDED
Have some extra time and want to serve as a part-time bus driver at GRACE? We need you! Click here to learn more and apply.

COMING UP

GRACE ANNUAL FUND
October 17 – 25
This is our last week of the GRACE Annual Fund. We want you to be a part of All families. All in. Make your donation today by clicking here.

EQUIPPING PARENTS SEMINAR
October 22 and 23
Learn from Dr. Karri Hawley about the causes of anxiety in students, ways to manage their stress and more. Sign up here.

THE SECRET GARDEN
October 24 and 26
The GRACE Theatre department is proud to present The Secret Garden. The show is presented with special arrangement by Samuel French Inc. Make sure to purchase your tickets today.

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT
Want to check out this year’s homecoming pictures? Click here for the album.

GRACE 4th Graders had a blast visiting downtown Raleigh last week. The students were able to not only get on the House floor, but also meet with two current representatives and sit in their chairs! 

Last week our 6th Graders had a wonderful time together at the 6th Grade Spiritual Retreat – an overnight trip to Camp Caraway in Sofia, NC.

FOLLOW GRACE

Want to see what’s going on around campus? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 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!

October 15, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

STUDENTS & ANXIETY | Equipping Parents

We live in an anxious age. However, throughout scripture, we are told not to be anxious. As parents, how do we equip our children with the tools to manage their anxieties? In our first “Equipping Parents for Life” seminar, Dr. Karri Hawley will identify the causes of anxiety in students, ways to identify the difference between normal or concerning behaviors, and ways parents can help their children manage stress.

When:
Tuesday, October 22nd (Evening: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, October 23rd (Morning: 8:15 – 9:45 a.m.)

Where:
Kathie Thompson Library on the Lower Campus

Parents can use this link to sign up to attend.

Academic Mentoring Available

GRACE is proud to offer a variety of mentoring services. From NHS Tutoring to Math and Writing Centers, we want to help our students on their journey to becoming capable, lifelong learners. For more about GRACE’s Academic Mentoring program, click here

Both upper and lower campus students can request one-on-one NHS tutoring by filling out this form.

KINDNESS MATTERS

October is Bullying Awareness Month, and GRACE is celebrating by encouraging KINDNESS! Last Friday, lower campus students had a blast spreading kindness through the Kindness in Chalk event. Make sure to ask your student what they are doing to spread kindness to those around them.

COMING UP

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.

PTF INTEREST MEETING
October 18 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Interested in learning more about PTF? Join us Friday, October 18th from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. in the Upper Campus Student Center. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Committee chairpersons will be in attendance to report on what is happening in the various committees. We are asking anyone interested to come out to learn about what PTF is doing this year and to discuss our plans to make PTF better going into the future.


COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP INFO MEETING
October 21 | 6 – 6:30 p.m.
We are holding a parent information meeting for the upcoming High School Costa Rica mission trip on October 21 from 6 – 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Campus Chapel. If you have any questions, please email Isaiah Whelpley at iwhelpley@gracechristian.net.


EQUIPPING PARENTS SEMINAR
October 22 and 23
Learn from Dr. Karri Hawley about the causes of anxiety in students, ways to manage their stress and more. Sign up here.

THE SECRET GARDEN
October 24 and 26
The GRACE Theatre department is proud to present The Secret Garden. The show is presented with special arrangement by Samuel French Inc.

Purchase your tickets today.

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Want to guess which baby picture matches up with which Senior? Senior baby pictures are on the Upper Campus Library windows from now until November 1st.

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!

College Connections Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2019

The mission of the GRACE college counseling department is to support our students and their families in preparing for a future in which each student’s God-given talents will shine.

As it relates to the college selection and application process, it is our goal to help students identify the type of environment in which they can be excellent and then walk with them through the process of getting there.

As part of this endeavor, the College Counseling department publishes a monthly College Connections Newsletter.

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.