GCA NEWSLETTER - November 2023

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Hello GCA Families,

November is a great time to focus on thankfulness! This November I encourage you to look for things to be thankful for every day. At GCA we are thankful for our students and their families. We are thankful for the incredible responsibility to partner with families to educate their children. God has been good to us and we have been blessed at GCA!

Thank you to all the parents and family members who went with us to the Jacksonville Zoo! We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to our next field trip in February.

Have a wonderful month and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

God Bless,

Heather Barber

GCA Principal


Zoo Field Trip 2023


  • 11/03/23 - Progress Reports
  • 11/10/23 - Veterans Day - No School
  • 11/20/23 - 11/24/23 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

GCA Calendar


GCA Awards 1st Quarter 2023

Principal's Award

Please help us congratulate the following students for earning the Principal's Award for the first quarter. These students displayed excellent Christian Character, academic diligence, and respect towards teachers and classmates.

Each student who received this award earned a $25 Visa Gift Card, and they will go out to lunch with Mrs. Barber and the other award winners.

Principal's Award

Mia Smith - K5

Raelynn Lewis - 1st and 2nd

Palmer Wenzel - 3rd and 4th

Joey Smith - 5th and 6th

Gracie Johnson - 7th - 9th

Nobalie Rowell - 10th - 12th


Our Thanksgiving Food Drive will begin on Wednesday, November 1st and end on Friday, November 17th. This is a time that we ask GCA families to help those in need by bringing in non-perishable food. We try to make it fun for the students by offering prizes for those who participate.

If you know of a family who is in need of a Thanksgiving Basket, please let the school know by Friday, November 17th.

Students can earn the following prizes for Participation!

•1-4 items – Pick a piece of candy from the candy jar

•5 items – Homework pass. No homework in one subject (teacher approval required)

•10 items – 10 bonus points on a quiz

•15 items – free soda during lunch

•20 items – 20 bonus points on a quiz

•25 items – Friday Dress on Thursday

•30 items – Participate in a $20 cash drawing

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Grace Christian Academy

Our Mission - Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6