Weekly Words

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 6, September 24, 2014

A Message From Dr. Ricks

Parents and Friends,

Teacher conferences are in full swing, and I hope that you are finding them useful. We are just entering that time of year when the new is wearing off of school and some students begin to experience real struggles. Having conferences now gives us the opportunity to address those challenges and develop strategies for success before students are too far behind. Conferences are also so helpful in giving teachers another perspective on a child. We nearly always see them in a group setting and in the context of purposeful work. Sometimes parents and teachers have very different experiences of the same child, and conferences can help us be aware of those different perceptions, so that we can all work more effectively for your children’s success.

Please mark your calendars for our Friends of Grace event next Wednesday (10/1) at Sage. Meet our guest, Jacques Rodrigue, who will be here on behalf of the George Rodrigue Foundation. Jacques will tour GES on Thursday morning as well as some other area schools as he kicks off the Foundation's annual High School art contest. Please come and enjoy good food, drink, art, and community! More information follows in Weekly Words.

Finally, I will be off campus this Thursday and Friday to attend a meeting of the annual Heads of School Conference in San Antonio, TX. It is always exciting to spend time with my colleagues at other schools and to share with them all the good things that are happening at Grace!


Dr. Beth J. Ricks

Head of School

Friends of Grace Arts Night - Have you Reserved Your Ticket!!!

Join us on October 1st from 5:30-7:30 at Sage Restaurant for Friends of Grace Arts Night. You will be able to view works of art from our Grace students, pick up your copy of the LA A+ Cookbook, The Pot and Palette Cookbook, and meet Jacques Rodrigue, son of George Rodrigue.
You can purchase tickets for the event and raffle in the Lower School office.

Friends of Grace Arts Night Raffle - $25 per ticket

Getaway at the George Rodrigue Gallery - New Orleans, LA

Gallery Tour by Jacques Rodrigue

$500 Gift Certificate to the Hyatt Hotel, New Orleans, LA

1 ($100) Gift Certificate to a New Orleans Restaurant featured in The Pot and The Palette Cookbook

The Pot and The Palette Cookbook signed by Jacques Rodrigue

The Pot and The Palette will be on sale for $25. This cookbook will be perfect for Christmas gifts.

Contact Liz McQueen at lmcqueen@graceepiscopal.org for more details.

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Grace for The Cure - Saturday September 27th - 8 AM Forsythe Park

Come join us at Forsythe Park!! Email vnickelson@graceepiscopal.org for details!

GES Dads Club Round-Up and Membership Tailgate Party!! Saturday September 27th 2-5 PM at the ULM Grove!!

Food, Jumpers, and Games galore. Do you have a favorite tailgate dish? Email Greg Wilson (gregwilson@allstate.com) or Mike Ryan (mryan77@gmail.com) for more information. You could be the FIRST to win the GES Dads Club Tailgate Award!!

GES Johnny's Pizza Night - McKeen Place Location - Monday September 29th 5-8PM

Let the Faculty and Staff serve your family. Join us that night for dinner with no dishes!!! A portion of the proceeds go back to Grace Episcopal School.

Picture Day - Wednesday October 1st

GES Picture Day is Wednesday October 1st. Order forms will go out shortly. Don't forget to wear your dress uniform!!!

Blessing of the Animals - Friday October 5th

The Blessing of the Animals will take place on the GES Front Lawn at 8:00AM. Please bring your favorite pet on a leash or in a carrier!! Cash donations appreciated for our local shelter.

This Week at Grace

Thursday, September 25th
  • 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM

Friday, September 26th

  • Grace Gator Day
  • TGIF Lunch - Raising Cane's
Saturday September 27th
  • Grace For The Cure at 8:00 AM
  • ULM Dad Club Membership Drive and Tailgate 2-5PM ULM Grove

Monday, September 29th

  • K-2nd Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
  • Johnny's Pizza Night from 5-8! Come Join Us!!

Tuesday, September 23rd

    • 6th - 8th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM

    Wednesday, October 1st

    • Holy Eucharist Grades 1-8, Parents are welcome!!! 8:00 AM
    • Friends of Grace Arts Night - Sage Restaurant - 5-8PM

    What's Coming Up?

    National Episcopal Schools Week: October 6th-October 10th

    4th Grade to Strauss Theatre: Tuesday October 7th

    Student Christmas Card Picture: Wednesday October 8th

    3rd Grade to Monroe Fire Department: Thursday October 9th

    End of First Nine Weeks: Friday October 10th

    Swamp Bowl: Saturday, October 11th and October 18th

    TGIF Parent Lunch

    Pink Out Pep Rally