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November 6, 2017

 

Hello Grace Academy Families,

Please read the important information below:

Grace Family Shopping Day
Please come out and support Grace Academy for another discount sale. We have great prices on awesome products in our “store” in building two. Come snag some early Christmas gifts, and decorations. We have toys, stuffed animals, clothes, cleaning supplies, school supplies, medicine, and of course Christmas decorations! We will open our store to the community on Saturday, November 11, but make sure to stop in on Thursday, November 9 to beat the crowd! Building two will be open from 8:30-3:00 on Thursday. We hope to see you there!

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection
Shoebox collection week is coming! We are collecting filled shoeboxes at Grace Academy during the week of November 13th.  Please see the “How to pack a shoebox” attachment at the bottom of this email for more details.

We need YOU! 
We have lots of opportunities for YOU to make a difference at Grace Academy this month – including many opportunities for teens to earn service hours. New tab just added: “Deck the Halls of GA”: Volunteers needed to help decorate for Christmas on 11/27. Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/53170D70FA6C8EACE8-signinvite and check out the tabs you are interested in! Thank you for your support!

Next Week is School Spirit Week and Homecoming
The week of November 13-16 is School Spirit Week and Homecoming. This will be a fun time for all students to show their school spirit! Here is a schedule of the week’s events:

Monday, November 13, SPACE DAY-OUTTA THIS WORLD!
Wear space themed outfits or characters, planets and stars.

Tuesday, November 14, DECADE DAY!
Dress out in your favorite throw-back decade.

Wednesday, November 15, GRANDPARENTS DAY!
Find inspiration in your Grandparent’s closet and get old!

Thursday, November 16, BLUE & WHITE DAY!
Show your GA school colors and wear blue and white.

School-wide pep rally at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 16th. Students, please continue to be mindful of our dress code and be appropriate and modest in showing your school spirit.

A “Best School Spirit” award will be given to a boy and girl from lower, middle, and upper school as well as staff/teacher. Varsity Boys Basketball Game will be on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 PM at Crews Road.

Homecoming Dance will be Thursday, November 16 from 9:00-11:00 PM at school. This dance is for 9th-12th graders only. Tickets are $10 at the Welcome Desk, and $15 at the door. Appropriate semi-formal attire required to attend as well as a signed permission form, available at the Welcome Desk.

Box Tops for Education Winners
We are happy to announce our 1st Quarter winners, each receiving a $5 gift card to Chick-Fil-A: Clay Houston, Isabella Marks and Katy Delea! Way to go! Remember to turn in your box tops – for every 10 Box Tops you send in you get 1 entry into our quarterly drawing for prizes.

Chance for Free Hot Lunch
We are raffling off 10 FREE LUNCH certificates (up to $5.00) this week! For every lunch you order this week you will be entered into the drawing. So please login and order to support our program!

Go to www.myhotlunchbox.com
Click on “Order Now” at the top
Click “Create a New Account” for schools
School passcode is: GA109
Complete the steps to create your family account
Order and check out

Real-Time Updates from Grace Academy
We are in the process of setting up a new method of communication that we are very excited to share with you! We will be using Remind.com which is a real-time text messaging app that allows Grace Academy to communicate quickly and efficiently with parents. We will only communicate when necessary such as inclement weather and/or emergency school closings and athletic game changes. This app keeps all information secure and your personal information will not be shared. As we are setting this up, you may receive a text message from Remind.com with simple instructions to ensure you are receiving these important messages.

Try it out!
Cheer team is underway! We are looking for students in 6th-12th grade with school spirit who are looking to get involved. We have a  wonderful coach, Sydney Rushing. Please come out and meet the coach and the girls that are on the squad. This is not a try out but more of a try it and see if this is what you are looking for this year. Practices are from 2:30-4:30, Monday through Thursday at Grace. Please email Mrs. Waters at: waters@graceacademync.com if you have any questions.

Ready for a Night of Comedy? 
Friday, November 10 at 7:00 PM, the Middle school drama classes proudly presents the play, “Complaint Department and Lemonade Stand.” The Grace Academy Chorus will also be performing! This is an evening you don’t want to miss! Tickets are at the door and the cost is: $3.00 for students, $5.00 for adults, and $10.00 for families.

Spanish Club Service Project
The Spanish club is heading up a supply drive to help the people of Puerto Rico for the month of November. All supplies will be donated straight to local churches in Puerto Rico. Some items we are collecting are:

-batteries, size “D” and “AA” are most needed

-flashlights

-baby wipes/diapers

-feminine products

-first aid supplies

-water filters/water filtration tabs

Please drop off donations in B6. For every person who donates something they will be entered into a raffle to win a prize at the end of November!

Student Leadership Service Project
Grace Academy is partnering with Hope Match, a non-profit organization, to collect new, age-appropriate bibles for families in need this Christmas season. Please use the bible donation guide  below with suggested age groups and specific examples of what is needed:

-Toddler Bible:  My Toddler Bible

-Lower Elementary Age Bible: Jesus Storybook Bible

-Upper Elementary Age Bible: Adventure Bible NIV

-Teen Bible: Teen Study Bible Adult Bible: ESV Study Bible

-Women’s Bible: NIV Women of Faith Study Bible

-Men’s Bible: Every Mans Bible NIV

New bibles can be dropped off in the bin at the Welcome Desk by no later than Thursday, November 30th. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards the Bible collection, please write your check to Grace Academy with “Bible Collection” in the memo. Thanks to all those who plan to participate!

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!