Gator Tales

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 2

A Message From Dr. Ricks

Parents and Friends,

It's been a great week! The energy around the school is wonderful, and the students are busy completing their first round of assessments and projects. I love seeing the walls outside the classrooms with their work on display. The 4th grade has created a puzzle collage titled "We All Fit In." The PreK-3 handprint molds in Ms. Ginny's art class are amazing. Check out the 5th grade hall...they designed game boards depicting facts based on their summer reading One Came Home. And, the entire Middle School has written Bio poems and "I Am" poems in Dr. Cluck's Writing classes. If you are on campus, check out these masterpieces and all of the other exciting work on display throughout our halls.


Our Open Houses are scheduled for September 9 (Middle School) and September 23 (Elementary). Both nights begin at 5:30PM and will not only provide an overview of programs and state of the school, but will also address what changes and challenges you should expect in your child this year. Teachers will be in their classrooms to help answer your questions and to provide the support that you will need as you facilitate the social, emotional, and intellectual development of your children. I strongly encourage all parents to come meet with their teachers and learn about what to expect this year.


Remember that anytime you have questions and concerns, you should contact the teacher first and then contact administration. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a strong relationship with teachers, and please, when something causes you concern, contact your teachers sooner rather than later. We are here for you and want Grace to be a place where your children thrive. Have a wonderful Labor Day Holiday!


Warmly,

Dr. Beth J. Ricks

Head of School

Grace Episcopal School

Athletic News

Football

Our Gator Football Team had a bye week but did participate in a scrimmage vs. Riverfield to sharpen their skills. NEXT GAME: Thursrday,September 10 vs JGS at St. Frederick High School. GES students who attend receive a Free Dress Day Pass.


Our 7th grade boys who are part of the St. Frederick team played Sterlington this Monday and ALL the GES boys made big contributions, especiallyBen Crawford who had a long TD catch for the only score. Final was 8-0. The 7/8 Jr. High St. Frederick team played Beekman on Tuesday, and once again the GES players were a major part in the game. Elliott Brunini had a great 50 yd TD run, Stewart Sivils made 3 runs for 10+ yards, and Mitchell Wood was tough and consistent on defense. The team fell short 16-14, but our Gators were instrumental in keeping the score so close. NEXT GAME: Tuesday, September 8 vs Cedar Creek in Ruston.


Cross Country

The GES XC team continues to prepare for their first meet at Ouachita Jr, High on September 12. 3-8th grade will compete. The first meet for LS runners will be September 19th at Calhoun Middle School.


Basketball and Soccer

Basketball and Soccer are fast approaching. If you signed up for those sports at the Back to School Bash, your child is enrolled. The deadline to sign up is September 14th. Fees will be determined and due soon afterwards.


We still have needs for parents to help work the ULM concession stands to raise money for your child's grade. All money raised goes to Playground and Recreation enhancement and upgrades. There are 5 ULM home games. Please contact your Lead Grade Parent for more information.


If you want to follow ALL the GES Gator action, please follow us on twitter at @gesathletics. Have a great Labor Day weekend, and we are #gatorproud.


Rick Greene

Athletic Director

Library News

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Grandparents Day - Invites going out soon!

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Next Week at Grace

Monday, September 7th
  • Labor Day - No School
Tuesday, September 8th

  • 6-8 Grade Chapel at 8:00AM
  • 7-8th Grade Football Game 6:00PM- St. Fred's

Wednesday, September 9th

  • Holy Eucharist Grade 1-8, Parents are welcome!! 8:00AM
  • MS Open House - 5:30PM Middle School Commons Room

Thursday, September 10th

    • 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Chapel at 8:00am
    • 6:00 GES Football at St. Fred's

    Friday, September 11th

    • TGIF - Raising Cane's

    Saturday, September 11th

    • GES Concession Stand at the ULM Game

    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

    Johnny's Pizza Night: Monday September 14th 5:00PM-8:00PM McKeen Plaza Location

    GES Book Fair: September 14th-18th
    GES Grandparent's Day Program: Friday, September 18th
    Noon Dismissal: Friday, September 18th

    Grace Gator Day: Friday, September 25th

    Teddy Bear Picnic

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    Football is in the air!!!