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!!!
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 email@example.com for more details.
GES Dads Club Round-Up and Membership Tailgate Party!! Saturday September 27th 2-5 PM at the ULM Grove!!
GES Johnny's Pizza Night - McKeen Place Location - Monday September 29th 5-8PM
Picture Day - Wednesday October 1st
Blessing of the Animals - Friday October 5th
This Week at Grace
- 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
Friday, September 26th
- Grace Gator Day
- TGIF Lunch - Raising Cane's
- 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 10thSwamp Bowl: Saturday, October 11th and October 18th