Gator Tales

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 7, October 9, 2015

A Message From Dr. Ricks

Parents and Friends,

Happy Episcopal Schools Week! GES is proud to be part of such a historic network of excellence in education, and this week we celebrated our church-school relationships. Please review our mission statement with your children...if they recite it to any teacher by next Friday, they can earn a free dress day pass!


I spent the afternoon touring St. Frederick High School with our 8th graders. We got to visit classrooms, see a robotics experiment, and tour the sports complex. It was also great to see Grace alumni who helped give the tours. At 2:00, we filed into the gym and watched the Pep Rally where our incredibly talented Gator Squad performed. I was proud to be represented by these amazing students. Our 8th graders were the perfect guests...so articulate and polished. And our Gator Squad's routine was complex, challenging... and flawless.


Grace Gators have been representing GES positively in other activities as well. We have had several trips to the Pumpkin Patch, the Fire Station, and the Little Theater. Consistent comments from our hosts have been that our students are well-behaved, smart, interested in what is going on, and welcome back any time!


Finally, our GES 5/6 Football team participates in this weekend's final league tournament, Swamp Bowl. I am proud of this dedicated group of boys and their coaches. Finish strong Gators!


Have a wonderful weekend,

Dr. Beth J. Ricks

Head of School

Athletic News - Rick Greene

This week in GES Athletics...


The 5/6 grade team had a great game against Riverdale Academy winning 6-0. Jalen Francois scored the lone TD of the game. This completed their regular season and they will go on to Swamp Bowl this weekend.


NEXT GAME: Saturday Oct 10th @ Porters Chapel in Vicksburg vs. Tensas 2PM


The 7/8 grade football boys played Cedar Creek on Tuesday and although they did not come up with the win, the GES boys continue to be a huge force on their teams and making us proud of their efforts.


NEXT GAME: Tuesday Oct 13th vs. Calhoun Middle 5:30 PM



The XC team traveled to Lincoln Parish for the Cedar Creek meet. We would like to congratulate all the runners, as they all improved on their times: Taylor Smiley, Caroline Graham, Joe Parks, Emerson Glover, Arabella Butler, Darren Ford, Vivaan Mirji, Maxwell Butler, Coltan Cooper, Rosemary Nolan and Henry Cagle.


NEXT MEET: Saturday Oct 10th @ West Ridge 9AM (3rd-8th grade only)


Soccer and basketball practices have started. REMINDER: Fees are due today for soccer. $40

Basketball: first game--Oct 20 and Soccer: first game--Oct 21.


Go Gators

#gatorproud

A Message from the Gator Greenery Committee

We will be at the Holiday Market this year!!! Tell your friends and family to come see us this weekend. This year Gator Greenery is offering a website to buy and pay for fresh greenery online through a paypal account. Please share with out of town family and friends!! http://sffsalestrack.comgraceepiscopal.
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Mark you Calendars for Fall Festival - See flyer below!

This Week at Grace

Monday, October 12th

  • K-2nd Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM

Tuesday, October 13th

  • 6th - 8th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
  • 7th Grade Tales of Mount Olympus

Wednesday, October 14th

  • Holy Eucharist Grades 1-8, Parents are welcome!!!
  • Open House - Prospective Parents Early Childhood
  • Open Mic Night - 6-8pm
Thursday, October 15th
  • 3rd-5th Grade Chapel
Friday, October 16th
  • Last day of the 1st 9 weeks

What's Coming Up?

PK-3 to the Pumpkin Patch: Tuesday October 20th 8:30AM

Christmas Card Picture: Wednesday October 21st 9:00AM

Black Out Pep Rally: Thursday October 22nd 2:00PM

Report Cards: Thursday October 22nd

No School Teacher Conferences: Friday October 23rd