Gator Tales

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 23, February 19, 2016

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A Message From Dr. Ricks

Parents and Friends,

Welcome back! It was wonderful having a few days to celebrate Mardi Gras, but it is also good to be back into our routines. Our Ash Wednesday Eucharist marked the beginning of Lent. Students in 1st-8th grades attended the service and Imposition of Ashes in church, and I was thrilled to have so many parents join us. Father Richard's message was well-received by the students as he talked with them about Lent and that it is a time not only of giving things up but also of taking on new disciplines as a way to prepare for Easter.

Congratulations to our Middle School Baseball and Softball teams who won games this week. We have had beautiful days to play ball, and the Grace Gators were well-represented by these young athletes and their coaches. Nice work!

For the past two days, Father Richard, the Vestry, the School Board and the GES Administrative staff spent time with Father David Madison. Father David is the Executive Director of SAES (Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools), and we were fortunate to have him visit and lead meetings on the strength of the Episcopal partnership between Grace Church and School. It was powerful, meaningful time spent as we continue to collaborate in order to create a place where your children and teachers come together to pray, to play, and to work.

Finally, thank you for your continued support towards our reaching our Annual Fund goal. We are truly blessed!


Dr. Beth J, Ricks

Head of School

Sell, Sell, Sell those Raffle Tickets!!

Monday is the last day to turn in raffle tickets. Use this weekend to sell, sell, sell!!!!

Families that sell 10 tickets will receive one free dress pass for each child in the family and one chance in the $1000 off of tuition drawing.

Families that sell 20 tickets will receive two free dress passes for each child in the family, two chances in the $1000 off of tuition drawing, and your children will be able to attend the Party in the Park!

Registration Packets

Please make sure you turn in your 2016-2017 Registration Packets to the school no later than Monday February 29th!! If you have an additional child that will be attending GES next year, please let Liz know!
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Congrats to our new 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Cheer Squad!!

Luv Pops!!!

Thank you so much for your AMAZING response to our LUV pops!!! Our students loved the messages from the parents and grandparents!! Also a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Amanda Wooten for helping this year!
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This Week at Grace

Monday February 22nd

  • K-2 Grade Chapel at 8:00AM

Tuesday February 23rd

  • Middle School Chapel at 8:00AM
  • ULM Science Fair
  • 8:30AM-10:30AM Prospective Students Shadow Morning

Wednesday, February 24th

  • Grades 1-8 Holy Eucharist - Parents are welcome to attend!!
  • Prospective Parents Open House - 9:00AM Library
  • Louisiana Social Studies Fair
Thursday, February 25th
  • 3-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
  • 8:30AM-10:30AM Prospective Students Shadow Day
Friday, February 26th
  • Shoot for the Moon Gala - School dismisses at Noon, no lunch or GAP