Weekly Words

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 14, December 2, 2014

A Message From Dr. Ricks

Parents and Friends,

Welcome back from what I hope was a nice break. The school is buzzing with holiday spirit...doors are decorated, gingerbread friends are hung, and the students are excited to attend the ballet and other off-campus events. It has been good to see so many of you at school for all of these festivities and your teachers are busy preparing for end of semester wrap-ups. Our School Christmas program is set for Thursday, December 18 at 6:00; I hope to see you there!

Once again, our Evergreens Sale was a huge success, and it makes me happy to see the greenery hanging all over! Many, many thanks to this year's hard-working committee who helped make it happen: Thanks to Amie Hinkle, Rachel Loftin, Jennifer Coughran and the many other volunteers came to the gym to help organize pick-up.

Our art teacher Ginny Montgomery and her Middle School students are participating in the 4th annual School Art Contest in conjunction with “Christmas on the River” festivities. This year's theme is "Hollywood Holidays," and Mrs. Montgomery and her students are creating a display in a storefront window along Desiard Street in downtown Monroe. Their movie theme is Frosty the Snowman, and they will create a display using non-traditional/recycled materials. The students are excited to be a part of this city tradition, and we will let you know when the window is available for viewing!

Have a wonderful evening,

Dr. Beth J. Ricks

Head of School

A Message From Our Art Teacher - Ginny Montgomery

GES 7th grade is participating in the Downtown Window Decorating Contest. Our window is based on Frosty the Snowman. The students have worked hard using unconventional art materials to represent this well-known Christmas movie. The window is almost complete and will be on display at 227 Desiard Street through the month of December.

Winners will be announced this Thursday night at 6:30 during a press conference hosted by the Downtown Monroe Renaissance group and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. It will be held in the park directly across the street from the windows. Prizes will be awarded at that time!

If at all possible, encourage your students to attend the press conference on Thursday. The Downtown Gallery Crawl will be happening from 5-9pm that evening, so it would be a great night for your students to attend our event and visit the local galleries.

Thanks and hope to see some familiar faces there!

Ginny Montgomery


Reminder - Grace Gator Dress Day is Friday December 5th

Christmas Cheer Food Drive Ends Friday December 3rd!!

Don't forget to bring in your cans for the NELA Food Bank's Fall Food Drive. Any student who brings in 10 cans will receive a certificate for a free scoop of ice cream and for 20 cans they will receive a free dress pass. The class or Middle School House with the most cans will be rewarded with their choice of a Cane's or Pizza Party!

GES Annual Christmas Program

Our annual Christmas program will be Thursday, December 18th at 6:00 PM in the church. Students should arrive to their classrooms at 5:30. They will need to wear dressy Christmas clothing.

The Pot and The Palette Cookbook

We have additional cookbooks signed by Jacques Rodrigue in the school office for $25. These would perfect for Christmas and Wedding gifts. Stop by the school office and pick yours up today!!!

Gatorettes Clinic Announcement - Mark Your Calendars!!

GES Gatorettes are having a Dance Clinic to help bring the New Year in with a bang! All GES Gator girls that are in PK4 through 5th Grade are invited to attend. The cost is $45 and the Clinic is Jan. 6-8th from 3:00-4:30. Participants will also be allowed to perform at the Family Basketball Night onFriday, January 9th. Sign up forms have been sent home, so send your forms in by Dec. 12th and make plans to join us for all the fun!!!

This Week at Grace

Thursday, December 4th
  • 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM

Friday, December 5th

  • Grace Gator Day
  • TGIF Lunch

Monday December 8th

  • K-2 Grade Chapel at 8:00AM
  • PreK Chapel at 8:30AM

Tuesday December 9th

  • MS Chapel at 8:00AM

Wednesday December 10th

  • Holy Eucharist Grades 1-8 at 8:00AM

GES Calendar

Click here for up to date information.

What's Coming Up?

  • Thursday, December 18th - GES Christmas Program at 6:00 PM in Grace Church
  • Friday, December 19th - Pajama Day, Class Parties, Noon Dismissal, No lunch or GAP
  • December 22 through January 5th - Christmas Break
  • Tuesday, January 6th - Classes Resume
  • Friday, January 16th - GES Barn Party

MS Gator Girls Soccer wins 3-0!!! Way to go Lady Gators!

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MS Gators Boys Soccer Win!! Way to go Gators!!

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Little Gators and Big Gators Buddy Up to Bring Cheer to our Troops in Afghanistan!!