Updated June 18, 2021

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There will be NO Hot Lunch offered on the following days:

Hot Lunch is offered through Choicelunch in conjunction with our K-8th grade program. Hot Lunch is not offered for Preschool Summer Camp, or any time our K-8th grade program is scheduled to be closed/minimum day.

There will be NO Hot Lunch offered on the following days:

  • Friday, June 4 - Preschool Summer Camp

Upcoming Closures & Early Dismissals

**Please note that the preschool closes at 5:00 PM every third Tuesday of the month for our monthly staff meeting and devotional. Some of these meetings will be held off site. ALL STUDENTS not picked up by closing WILL be subject to the $1 per minute late fee. Thank you!**

  • Monday, July 5: Preschool CLOSED in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
  • Tuesday, August 17: Preschool CLOSES AT 5:00 PM for monthly staff meeting.
  • Monday, August 16 - Monday, August 23: Preschool CLOSED for annual staff orientation and back-to-school prep.

Grace Christian School Calendar

Our Grace Christian School Annual Calendar provides important dates in our preschool, as well as our K-8 and daycare (before and after school) programs for the entire school year, July - June.



Events & Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, August 24: First day of school for the 2021-2022 school year!!
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Baby Bottle Fundraiser for Alternatives Medical Clinic!

By now many of you may have noticed (and even donated!) to our little fundraiser for Alternatives Medical Clinic here in Escondido. Alternatives Clinic offers free services and a confidential and safe alternative to other clinics. They assist with accurate medical services by licensed medical professionals and give evidence-based education, helping individuals to make informed decisions concerning their pregnancy and/or sexual health.

We are letting our preschool students know that we are using the baby bottles to collect money to help little babies in our community, some of whom haven't even been born yet! So, if you or your child would like to help, bring in your pocket or couch cushion change, or WHATEVER your feel led to give ... There are baby bottles waiting to be filled on the preschool office desk and in each of the classrooms. If you can't locate one, just ask your child's teacher. Thank you in advance for your help!
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Job Opening at Grace

Grace is looking for a MAINTENANCE AND JANITORIAL COORDINATOR. Brief description: The primary function of the Maintenance & Janitorial Coordinator is to support the ministry of Grace Lutheran Church and Christian School by performing general maintenance and repairs for assigned equipment and facilities including basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and other general repair person skills. This position would coordinate a janitorial team and provide disinfecting and clean-up duties as needed during the day.

For a complete job description please click HERE.

Interested persons should contact Superintendent, Ben Elliott at belliott@gracelcms.net or 760-747-3029.

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Moms, Grandmas, Aunts, Sisters, Friends! Join us for Ladies Bible Study!

We meet in the church at 9:00 AM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a Bible Study led by Pastor Aaron. Bring a friend, wear a mask, and join us! If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shaila Schmidt at shailashome@cox.net.

Sports & Other Elective Enrichment Opportunities

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots classes will not be available until further notice (due to COVID precautions).

Amazing Athletes at Grace Preschool!

NOTE: Amazing Athletes on site classes will not be offered until further notice (due to COVID precautions).

General Information: Amazing Athletes is a high quality PE program that introduces children to several different ball skills. The class is fun, engaging and taught by qualified educators. We teach from a curriculum and are a year round program. Upon enrollment we take children until we receive a two week written notice. Classes are held on site. We come to your child's class, bring them outside on the yard and then return them back to their classrooms when they are finished. If you have any questions about the program please don't hesitate to call. Your child would LOVE Amazing Athletes.

Jennifer Keller, Owner





Amazon Smile Program for Grace

Support Grace Through Your Amazon Purchases

Amazon has a program that will provide 0.5% of your purchases to Grace with no cost to you! All you need to do it designate Grace as your charitable organization. Using the URL http://Smile.Amazon.com search for and select “Grace Lutheran Church” in Escondido. You must continue to access your Amazon account through smile.amazon.com. A portion of your sales will then be provided to Grace to support our many ministries. God bless your Christmas Season!

Purchase Scrip...

This Christmas season give a gift that spreads joy long after it’s been unwrapped!

Please consider participating in the Grace Lutheran Scrip Program. All it takes is pre-planning and you give a gift to Grace Lutheran Church & School and it does not cost you a cent!

The deadline to receive your order in time for Christmas is 12/14/2020

Please stop by the school business office or send in your order form so it is ready for you.



Christian Living Resources:

  • For complete online Bibles (in various translations), as well as search tools, daily devotions, Bible studies, blogs and more go to BibleGrateway.com

  • For a personal and family daily devotional put out by Concordia Publishing House, you may subscribe (for a small fee) to Portals of Prayer

Forms & Documents:

Meet the Preschool Director

Bre Manata

Born and raised in Escondido. I taught Pre-Kindergarten at a local Christian school from 2000 - 2006, when I married my husband and became a Mommy to my then 5 year old step son. We moved to Michigan in 2008 where I owned and operated a small daycare program until 2017. At the end of that year, we moved back to Escondido with our 4 children, and God opened the door for me to join the Grace Christian Preschool family. I thank Him every single day for the blessing of being here. After over 20 years in the field of Early Education, I can't imagine doing anything I would love more. The staff, families and children here truly make Grace unlike any other!!

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