Gator Tales

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 31, April 29, 2016

A Message From Dr. Ricks

Parents and Friends,

We are having a wonderful time at school as we head into the home stretch. Thank you so much for what was an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week. The small tokens and happys were greatly welcomed. We love instructing your children, and we are thankful that we could slow down and appreciate how meaningful it is for us to teach at Grace Episcopal School.

ITBS testing was very successful; the students took it seriously, and I have no doubt that their performance will be positive. We had a great turn-out for the first annual Gator Dash last Saturday at Forsythe Park. We had almost 100 runners, and there is no doubt that next year's event will be even more successful!

Thank you to Pelican State Wholesale (The Waller and The Colvin Families) for their HUGE donation of paper, pencils, construction paper, etc to the school. At this time of year when supplies run low, it was a tremendous boost to our teachers and our classrooms.

The students are excited about next week and the many fun events that we have planned...Spirit Week, Aloha Pep Rally, Book Fair, and Field Day. It is hard to believe that April is coming to a close and that we only have about 4 weeks left until the end of school. It has been a blessed year.


Dr. Beth J. Ricks

Spring Book Fair - Come visit us next week!!

Monday, May 2 – Thursday, May 5

All required summer reading titles are available. Please enjoy the convenience of purchasing your books from the fair, which will in turn allow the library to earn Scholastic dollars. In addition to our summer reading titles we have lots of bestsellers, picture books, classics, and gifts.

We hope you can join your Gator during their class visit, but if not you may send cash or a check made out to GES. The schedule for class visits is below.


9:00 – 9:30 Mrs. Laura – PreK 3

9:30 -10:00 Mrs. Starr – 2nd Grade

10:30 – 11:15 Mrs. Riley - 4th Grade

11:30 – 12:00 Miss Emily - Kindergarten

12:00 – 12:30 Middle School (during lunch shift)

12:30 – 1:15 Mrs. Monk – 3rd Grade


9:30 – 10:00 Mrs. Stephanie – Pre K 4

10:00 – 10:45 Mrs. Lyons – 1st Grade

11:30 – 12:00 Mrs. Cheryl – Kindergarten

12:00 – 12:30 Middle School (during lunch shift)

12:30 – 1:15 Mrs. Puckett – 3rd Grade


8:30 – 9:00 Mrs. Trish – PreK 3

9:00 – 9:30 Mrs. Dillard – 5th Grade

12:00 – 12:30 Middle School (during lunch shift)

12:45 – 1:30 Mrs. Coley – 5th Grade


9:15 – 9:45 Miss Emma – PreK 4

10:00 – 10:45 Mrs. Crowson – 1st Grade

12:00 – 12:30 Middle School (during lunch shift)

12:30 – 1:15 Mrs. Posey – 2nd Grade

“There is a secret garden where miracles and magic abound, and it’s available to anyone who makes the choice to visit there.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Student Council Officers 2016-2017

President - Samantha Roy

Vice-President - Abby Lyle

Treasurer - Walt Sartor

Secretary - Jason Roy

Chaplain - Sallie Jayne Snellings

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5th Social Studies Fair Winners

Social Studies Fair Winners


1. Kalani Salas

2. Hannah Smith

3. Olivia Norman/Brooks Anzalone

Honorable Mention: Charlotte Robinson


1. Henry Cagle

2. Brock Myers

3. Claire Taylor


1. Ella Smith


1. Adeline Brunini

2. Ella Napoli

3. Rosemary Nolan

Honorable Mention: Lauran Graham

Political Science

1. Jake Dycus

2. Libby Garret


1. Chandler Pettis

2. Drew Jarrell

3. Rachel Stoor

Honorable Mention: Perry Ricks


1. Kalani Salas

2. Adeline Brunini

3. Hannah Smith

Honorable Mention: Ella Smith

Parent Lunch

5th Grade NASA Trip

Grace Episcopal School and Church Crawfish Communion

Join us on Sunday May 22, 2016 for our 2nd Annual Crawfish Communion Service and End of the School Year Blessing. Afterwards, we will have good food, fun, and fellowship on the Grace lawn. Flyers went home today!!

This Week at Grace

Monday May 2nd
  • K-2nd Grade Chapel at 8:00AM
  • 7th Grade Meeting

Tuesday May 3rd

  • 3rd-5th Grade Chapel
  • 5th Grade Meeting
  • Medieval Feast

Wednesday May 4th

  • K-Mother's Day Tea in KH 1:00PM

Thursday May 5th

  • 2:00 Aloha Pep Rally
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise Party 5-7

Friday May 6th

  • Field Day - Noon Dismissal, No lunch, No GAP