Weekly Words

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 30, April 23, 2015

A Message From Dr. Ricks

We are thankful for all of the wonderful support that we had at our Gala last Friday! It was great to see you all and visit. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this event a success; whether you donated your time, talent, treasure (or all three), it was very much appreciated. The office is still counting last minute sales and donations, so we will have totals for you within a couple of weeks.

I hope you all are enjoying this good weather! And, as I told the students in Chapel, we only have a few weeks left in the school year, and those will be busy weeks. I encouraged everyone to keep focused on the school work and finish strong... even as excitement increases over summer.

This is often a time of year when our parents become aware of families who may be looking for a new school for their children. Do please encourage your friends to talk to us, and also let Admissions Coordinator Liz McQueen know so she can contact them directly.

With Warm Regards,

Dr. Beth J. Ricks

Head of School

Spring Book Fair, April 29 - May 1

Each class will have the opportunity to visit our Spring Book Fair while it is here next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This is our 1st year to host a Spring Fair and we are excited to offer ALL of our required summer reading titles and few newly released titles too. This is one stop shopping for your children's books and a chance to support our growing GES Library at the same time!

If you have questions about the Spring Book Fair please email Dee Cagle at dcagle@graceepiscopal.org

Gator Gala

Thank you to all of our parent volunteers and sponsors that made our Gator Gala such a success.

Please pick up any items that you won in either the Silent or Live auction from the Lower School Office.

Individual student projects and art are still available to purchase.

Please complete the attached order form and return to school. A paper copy will be sent home in backpacks tomorrow. All orders are due no later than Friday, May 1st. We will order projects so that they are here to distribute before the end of the school year. Checks should be made out to Grace Episcopal School with Gala in the memo line.

Athletic Banquets

An email was sent out to all GES Athletic Families this week regarding the Lower School and Middle School Athletic Banquets. Please join us to celebrate a great year and honor the accomplishments of our many athletes.

The Lower School Banquet will be April 30th at 6:00 PM in Kikbourne Hall. The cost is $15.00 per person.

The Middle School Banquet will be May 1st at 6:45 at Bayou Desiard Country Club. The cost is $30.00 per person.

Checks should be made out to GES Booster Club and are due by April 24. If you have any questions please contact Coach Greene. rgreene@graceepiscopal.org

4th Grade Medieval Project

An annual tradition at Grace is the Medieval Unit that the 4th Grade students take part in. This unit begins with an overnight trip to Dallas where they attend the Renaissance Festival and Medieval Times. At school, the students learn all about the elements of a Medieval Castle and traditional weapons and even construct a castle of their own! The final element of their unit will be their Medieval Feast where they will showcase their Medieval Costumes, castles, participate in a candle light feast, and demonstrate dances from the Medieval Times.


The GES Middle School celebrated "Carnival" on Monday April 22nd. This is a tradition at Grace Episcopal School for students to participate in throughout the day. All students engaged in a traditional dance, made maracas, and ate authentic food. This year's theme was "Puerto Rican" to help the 8th Grade Students prepare for the Puerto Rican Mission Trip coming up in early May.

Student Council Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK!


"When I Grow Up Day" - Dress for the career of your choice.


"Animal Day"- Dress as your favorite animal.


"Sunday Best"- Dress for your best formal occasion or wear dress uniform


"Patriotic Day"- Dress in your red, white, and blue. Patriotic Pep Rally will be this day.


Field Day and Crazy Sock and hat day- wear crazy socks and/or hat with field day t-shirt

This Week at Grace

Thursday, April 23rd
  • 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
  • 5th Grade trip to Dauphin Island

Friday, April 24th

  • Grace Gator Day

Monday, April 27th

  • K-2nd Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM

Tuesday, April 28th

  • 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM

Wednesday, April 29th

  • Eucharist Service, 1st-8th Grade at 8:00 AM
  • Spring Book Fair
GES Calendar

Click here for up to date information.

What's Coming Up?

Friday, April 24th

  • Grace Gator Day

Wednesday, April 28th - Friday, May 1st

  • Spring Book Fair

Thursday, April 30th

  • Pep Rally at 2:00
  • Lower School Athletic Banquet

Friday, May 1st

  • Field Day
  • Noon Dismissal
  • Middle School Athletic Banquet

Tuesday, May 5th

  • 3rd Grade ULM Field Trip
  • 4th Grade Medieval Feast

Wednesday, May 6th

  • Alumni Dinner

Thursday, May 7th

  • 8th Grade Trip to Puerto Rico

Friday, May 8th

  • Pre-K/Kindergarten Mother's Day Activities