Weekly Words

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

Thursday, September 4th
  • 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM

Friday, September 5th

  • TGIF Lunch
  • Storybook Character Dress Up
  • Read-A-Thon

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

    Friday, September 5th - Story Book Character Day, Read-A-Thon
    Wednesday, September 10th - Breakfast with Bookworms 7:15-7:45
    Friday, September 12th - Grandparent's Day Shopping (following program)

    Shopping Times:
    Monday 7:30 - 3:30
    Tuesday 7:30 - 3:30
    Wednesday 7:15 - 3:00
    Thursday 7:30 - 3:00

    Volunteer for the Book Fair Here!!!!!

    Click below to be re-directed to the sign up page.

    GES Book Fair Volunteer Spot

    GES Grandparent's Day

    Friday, Sep. 12th, 9am

    Grace Episcopal School, Monroe LA 71201

    Please join us for our Annual Grandparent's Day Event. Your child will participate in a program at 9:00 which is followed by a reception in Lowery Hall. Grandparents are encouraged to visit their grandchild's classroom as well as shop in the Book Fair.
    ** Please remember that this is a half day as well. There will be no lunch and no GAP.

    Dad's Club

    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

    Mrs. Garrett's 7th grade students used their water color skills to capture what they saw in their microscopes.

    GES Concession Stand at the ULM Home Games

    GES parents, faculty, and alumni worked the concession stands at the first ULM Football game last Thursday. We were able to raise $1,400.00 at this one game! This is a great way to be involved in a community event and give back to the school at the same time. We will continue to work all home games and need your help. Please visit the website below to sign up for a shift.

    Click below to be re-directed to the sign up page.

    GES Concession Stands at ULM

    Friends of Grace Arts Night

    Join us on October 1st from 5:30-7:30. View works of art from our Grace students, pick up your copy of the LA A+ Cookbook, The Pot and Palette, and meet Jacques Rodrigue, son of George Rodrigue. More details to come!

    4th Grade Science Experiment

    Teddy Bear Picnic

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    Mrs. Stephanie and Mrs. Emma's Pre-K 4 students learned all about the letter B. To celebrate they all brought their favorite bears to school to enjoy a picnic.

    Swamp Bowl

    GES is honored to be the host of this years Swamp Bowl. There will be activities for the entire family to enjoy at this event. Please look for more information to come regarding volunteer opportunities, door prizes, contests, and more! You will not want to miss out on this annual event. The date is Saturday, October 11th.

    What's Coming Up?

    GES Football: Thursday, September 11th 6:00
    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