Gator Tales

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 33, May 13th, 2016

A Message From Dr. Ricks

Parents and Friends,


Hola from Puerto Rico! The 8th grade class, parents, and I are having a fabulous time learning about the culture and history of this beautiful island.

Yesterday, we toured Old San Juan and walked alongside 14th century walls that still surround the city, then the students participated in a unique art workshop led by an internationally acclaimed Puerto Rican artist and director. Right now, we are on the bus headed to El Yunque Rain Forest, and we will hike La Mina Falls. The weather has been great, our guides Ronaldo, Carlos, and Gail are fantastic and knowledgable, and spirits are positive. We are seeing and experiencing activities and countryside that is making for a memorable final time as the Class of 2016 prepares to leave Grace.

Thank you to all who have supported the Bake Sale and thank you to my supportive staff and faculty who keep things running smoothly in my absence. Have a wonderful weekend and please keep our group in your thoughts and prayers for our continued safety and peace.

Gator Love to you all,
Dr. Beth J. Ricks
Head of School

8th Grade Puerto Rico Trip

5th Grade Pay-It-Forward Bake Sale

7th Grade Pinning Ceremony

The 7th Graders took their places on the right transept of the church this Wednesday. This rich tradition at Grace is so sweet and the students were so excited to take their seat on the 8th Grade side.

This Week at Grace

Monday May 16th
  • K-2nd Grade Chapel at 8:00AM
  • Kindergarten Parent Meeting at 8:00AM Upstairs Library

Tuesday May 17th

  • 6th Grade Parent Meeting at 8:00AM Upstairs Library
  • 1st Grade Field Trip

Wednesday, May 18th

  • 1st-8th Grade Eucharist 8:00AM
  • 6th and 7th Grade Exams begin

Thursday, May 19th

  • 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
  • 2nd Grade End of the Year Party
  • Daddy/Daughter Dance

Friday, May 20th

  • Grace Gator Day
  • End of 4th Nine Weeks
  • PreK-3 End of Year Party