Grace Episcopal School Vol. 3
A Message From Dr. Ricks
Parents and Friends,
It is hard to believe that we are hitting the half-way mark in this first quarter. There is such excitement in the air as we prepare for our annual Book Fair! Friday is our big kick-off, and Ms. Dee and the library have proposed a "Come to School Dressed as Your Favorite Book Character!" I am looking forward to seeing all of the clever costumes and dressings that our students and teachers will put together.
Some of you may not be aware of the changes in our Athletic Department faculty. Please help me welcome our new Athletic Director, Rick Greene. Originally from Florida, Rick played baseball for LSU under legendary Coach Skip Bertmam and now calls Louisiana home. For 3 weeks, Rick has been teaching PE and getting to know our students and programs. He has a wonderful vision for Grace athletics and has been instrumental in helping us upgrade our current facilities and equipment. I encourage you to come to our Open Houses and meet Rick and hear more about his plans for our school.
I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! The return from this holiday always marks a real settling in to the year. September will bring Grandparents’ Day, the Book Fair, Open House, and Johnny's Pizza Night—it’s a big month!
Dr. Beth J. Ricks
Head of School
This Week at Grace
- 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
Friday, September 5th
- TGIF Lunch
- Storybook Character Dress Up
Saturday, September 6th
- GES Concession Stand at ULM starting at 4:30
Monday, September 8th
- K-2nd Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
- Book Fair 7:30-3:30
Tuesday, September 9th
- 6th - 8th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
- Book Fair 7:30-3:30
- Lower School Open House at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, September 10th
- Breakfast with Bookworms at 7:15 AM
- Book Fair 7:15-3:00
- Holy Eucharist Grades 1-8, Parents are welcome!!! 8:00 AM
- Middle School Open House at 6:00 PM
GES Book Fair
Wednesday, September 10th - Breakfast with Bookworms 7:15-7:45
Friday, September 12th - Grandparent's Day Shopping (following program)
Monday 7:30 - 3:30
Tuesday 7:30 - 3:30
Wednesday 7:15 - 3:00
Thursday 7:30 - 3:00
GES Grandparent's Day
Friday, Sep. 12th, 9am
Grace Episcopal School, Monroe LA 71201
** Please remember that this is a half day as well. There will be no lunch and no GAP.
We will have our annual sign up and Dad's Club meeting next Thursday, September 11th at Portico. We will start at 6:30 with a very short welcome followed by announcements and updates about the upcoming year for Dad's Club. Please join We will be collecting our annual dues of $20 which helps support the school and our special projects we do. Please come out and meet your fellow dads and have a few drinks on us!
I look forward to a great turn out and meeting all of our new dads too. If you can't make the meeting you can still join by sending check and attached form back via back pack mail. I will have extra forms that night if you lose yours.
Greg Wilson - Dad's Club Chair
Race for the Cure
Not only will we be running, but we will also be selling t-shirts. That's where YOU come in. Anyone in 3rd grade and up will get a chance to draw a design and then enter it into the contest. The winner(s) will get there design printed on this years 2014 Race For The Cure T-shirt.
Details: the shirt can either have a colored background and one color in your drawing or a black or white background and two colors in your drawing it should also incorporate Grace in the design. If your t-shirt design doesn't meet these requirements than your design will not be considered for the contest. The deadline is on Friday, September 5.
The LA A+ Way!
Science & Art Connections
GES Concession Stand at the ULM Home Games
Click below to be re-directed to the sign up page.
GES Concession Stands at ULM
Friends of Grace Arts Night
4th Grade Science Experiment
Teddy Bear Picnic
What's Coming Up?
GES Grandparent's Day Program: Friday, September 12th
Noon Dismissal: Friday, September 12th
GES Football: Monday, September 15th 6:00
Open Mic Night: Wednesday, September 17th
Think Pink Pep Rally: Friday, September 19th 2:00
GES Football: Monday, September 22nd 6:00
Grace Gator Day: Friday, September 26th
Grace for the Cure: Saturday, September 27th