the Sword and Shield

GCA Crusader News • Friday, November 8, 2019

First Quarter Check-In

We give grades because it is a time-tested way to measure and report student progress, but they obviously don't tell the whole story. That's one of the main reasons we are having a specific evening for parents and teachers to talk and share ideas. Along with an academic report, we also want to tell you how we have seen your students exemplify the foundational values that GCA seeks to promote--integrity, responsibility, safety, respect, and humility.

Your teachers and I look forward to checking in with you on Tuesday night. In the meantime, you should have access to your student's report card on the FACTS Family Portal (formerly called RenWeb Parents Portal).

S. Jeff Postlewaite, Head of School

Mark Your Calendars

Veterans Day | Monday, November 11

GCA, including the ECC, will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Makeup Pictures | Wednesday, November 13

Students who were absent on picture day or need to retake their yearbook pictures will be photographed during the school day. Please send in your child's picture proof with the word "RETAKE" written on it if necessary.

Thanksgiving Break

GCA will dismiss at noon on Wednesday, November 27

School will be closed on Thursday, November 28-Friday, November 29

Pre-School Christmas Concert | Tuesday, December 10 @ 7:00 pm

Join our k3 and k4 students in the GCA Cafeteria for a time of celebration and joy as they sing Christmas carols and recite poetry and Scripture.

Secondary School Christmas Concert | Tuesday, December 17 @ 7:00 pm

Our Middle School and High School Choirs will be performing a variety of Christmas music in the Gateway Church auditorium.

Christmas Break

GCA will dismiss at noon on Friday, December 20

School will be closed December 23-January 1