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February 12, 2018

 

Hello Wonderful Families,

Please read the important information below:

2018-19 School Year
It is time to register for the 2018-19 school year! Early registration discounts are April 1st and May 1st. Please review and submit your registration paperwork to the Welcome Desk, or if you would like an appointment to complete registration, please email Rachael Mangione at:
mangione@graceacademync.com.

Winter Break 
There will be no classes or office hours Monday and Tuesday, February 19 and 20.

Information Meeting
Do you know of someone interested in Grace Academy for the 2018-19 school year? If so, encourage them to come to our next information meeting, Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM.

Father/Daughter Dance
The Homecoming Prom Committee is hosting our second annual Father/Daughter Dance, this Thursday February 15 from 7:00-9:00 PM. All K-5th grade girls and their father (or father-figure) are invited to come. Tickets are available for $10 each at the Welcome Desk. This dance will have a fantastic DJ, snacks and photos!

Lunchtime!
Order your hot lunches – great options from Panera, Moe’s, Jersey Mike’s and Domino’s

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
Hot lunch delivered directly to your student!

We NEED YOU!
We have lots of upcoming opportunities for YOU to make a difference at Grace Academy. Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/53170D70FA6C8EACE8-signinvite and check out the tabs you are interested in! We would like to THANK all who have volunteered and/or sent in items off of our teacher wish list!

Teacher Wish List Donations
Please consider donating items on our teacher’s wish lists for necessary items for our school and our classrooms! Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/53170D70FA6C8EACE8-signinvite for wish list items and other volunteer opportunities!

NEW Grace Spirit Wear is here!
Gear up to support our school with our NEW Grace Spirit Wear! We have new hoodies and t-shirts available in various colors for Adults & Youth. Please stop by the welcome desk if you are interested.

Grace Academy Career Fair – Volunteers Needed
We will have a Career Fair on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 8:30-12:15. We are looking for a wide variety of careers to be represented.  If you or someone you know would be willing to spend that morning sharing information about your career with our 6th-12th graders, please contact Anna Gatlin at: gatlin@graceacademync.com.

Sports Award Ceremony
Please join us for refreshments and Celebrations in honor of the Winter Sports season. Grace Academy will be hosting our Sports Award Ceremony Tuesday, February 13, from 7-8 PM. The Award Ceremony is held at the Grace Center in the Sanctuary. Please bring your clean uniform, if your season is done.

Boys Volleyball
Grace Academy Athletics is going to have to cancel the boys volleyball season. We do not have enough players to field a team this year. If you have any questions, please contact the Athletic Department.

End of Year Testing
End of Year Testing is a requirement of the state of North Carolina and Grace Academy for all students Kindergarten – 11th grade and there are no exceptions.

Testing dates are:
Friday, March 16, 2018 and Friday, March 23, 2018.

Students must arrive by 8:20 AM. 2nd – 11th graders should be finished testing between 12:30 – 1:00 PM. Kindergartners should be finished testing by 10:30 AM, and 1st graders completed by 11:30 AM.

If you need to switch your testing date to the other date offered, please contact Anna Gatlin at: gatlin@graceacademync.com by Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:00. If you do not attend your assigned testing day, an additional fee of $150 will be charged for make-up testing.

Mark Your Calendars Now:

Friday, March 16, 2018:  
All students with last names beginning with A – M

Friday, March 23, 2018:  
All students with last names beginning with N – Z

More information to come via email regarding who will be your child’s proctor, what room to go to, and what to bring.

Remind.com
In addition to emails, we will be communicating through Remind.com for school closings. We need ALL parents to join the group to ensure everyone is receiving important information.

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. This app keeps all information secure and your personal information will not be shared.

Signing up is very easy!  From your phone, please enter 81010, where a phone number would be entered, and in the body of the text type @graparent. You should receive an immediate welcome text from Remind.com. If you need help setting this up, please contact Casey McNulty at: mcnulty@graceacademync.com.

If you do not sign up, you will not receive important notifications.

Text @graparent to 81010

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!