Gator Tales

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 5 - Friday September 25th

A Message From Dr. Ricks

Parents and Friends,

We have had such a full week. I loved seeing so many of you at Open House, and I am glad that you got a bit of one-on-one time with your teachers. Parent-teacher conferences are coming up, and if you have not been contacted by your child's teacher, you will be shortly. It is important to get an extended visit with your children's teachers and talk about how they are doing at this point in the year when there is still plenty of time to change habits and attitudes to ensure that students are successful. Our teachers value the opportunity to meet with parents and discuss your child's strengths and challenges and chart a course for the year.

PINK OUT!!! What an amazing pep rally we had today! Gator Spirit was loud and proud as our talented Gator Squad stunted, danced, and led our students through several fantastic cheers. Mr. Nickelson was great on the mic, and Mrs. Waller deserves applause for organizing ribbon sales, t-shirts, and the assembly agenda. Grace students love a dress-up day, and it was wonderful to see so many students enjoying themselves out of uniform! Many thanks to our spirit leaders and their parents and coaches for working so hard for our students and for our school. Have a great weekend!


Dr. Beth J. Ricks

Head of School

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Athletic News - Rick Greene

This week in GES Athletics...


3/6 Team

NEXT GAME: Monday, Sept 28 @ River Oaks 6PM

We would like to invite all the 2nd grade boys interested in playing football next year to join the team next Monday @ River Oaks for pre-game warmups and to watch the game from the bench for the 1st qtr. The boys have an opportunity to experience what it means to be a Grace Gator football player. Dads, you are encouraged to stand with your son on the sideline if you wish.

Middle School

NEXT GAME: Monday Sept 28 @ Delhi Charter 5PM


NEXT MEET: Saturday Sept 26 @ Ruston Jr High 8AM

The XC team traveled to Calhoun Jr High for a meet. We would like to congratulate all the runners, as they all improved on their times. We would like to especially recognize Taylor Smiley for winning the overall 1st place medal in the 7/8 girls division.

Soccer and basketball will be in full swing very soon, and games will begin in a month. Basketball has begun practice and soccer will begin shortly.

A Message from our Librarian - Dee Cagle

Our Book Fair was once again a HUGE success. A very special thank you to Jennifer Barr for once again chairing the event, to Allison Jarrell for co-chairing, and to all the parents who helped set up, work the event, and shopped.

Scholastic Representatives came all the way from Florida to visit our Fair, and needless to say they were amazed! While here they judged our classroom doors for the door decorating contest.
Here are the winners:

Lower School Win was a tie between Mrs. Laura's & Mrs. Beth's Pre K 3 class and Mrs. Trish & Mrs. Carolyn's Pre K 3 class.

Middle School Winner was Mr. Nickelson

The Guess How Many Cheetos I Am contest was won by 2nd Grader Hank Hinkle. Hank guessed 350 when the actual number was 351. Great Job Hank!

Thanks again and we'll see everyone at the Spring Book Fair!

First Responders

Our GES 7th and 8th Grade Student Council Representatives went off campus yesterday afternoon to deliver special gifts to all of our First Responders in the Monroe area. We deeply appreciate everything you do to keep us safe.

Next Week at Grace

Monday, September 28th
  • PreK-3-K - Chapel
  • Gator Football at RiverOaks
  • 7th and 8th Grade Football at St. Fred's
Tuesday, September 29th
  • Grades 6-8 - Chapel

Wednesday, September 30th

  • Holy Eucharist Grade 1-8, Parents are welcome!! 8:00AM

Thursday, October 1st

    • 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Chapel at 8:00am
    • 7th and 8th Grade Football at St. Fred's

    Friday, October 2nd

    • Blessing of the Animals - 8:00AM - GES Front Lawn

    GES Concession Stand at the ULM Home Games

    GES Parents, Friends, Alumni, and Faculty will be working 2 concession stands at each of the ULM Home Games. We will receive a portion of sales from each game. We need volunteers to sign up! This is a great way to support your school by donating your time. The money that we receive will be used for classrooms as well as upgrading our playground equipment. Please Sign up!!!

    (Games will be: Sept. 12th, Oct. 3rd, Oct. 17th, Nov. 14th, Dec. 5th)

    Calendar Updates

    Monday October 5th-Friday October 9th


    Monday October 5th

    • Gator Football @ River Dale
    • Football 7th and 8th Grade - St. Fred's
    Tuesday October 6th
    • Football 7th and 8th Grade - St. Fred's
    Thursday October 8th

    • Cross Country Meet - Cedar Creek