January 13, 2023

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Coming Up at Grace


13: K-8 Midterm

16: MLK. Jr Day - All Closed (No daycare/preschool)

23 - 27: SPIRIT WEEK (See below)

27: Half Day - K-8 dismissed at 12:00

27: Yearbook personalization due (see below)

At a Glance Yearly Calendar (Please check often for the most current calendar)

Many other things you need to know can be found on our website on the myGCS tab: https://graceschoolescondido.org/mygcs/
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Today is the 2nd Midterm

Please log in to your Gradelink account after 5:00 pm today to view your student's midterm report. GRADELINK.COM

Get Ready For SPIRIT WEEK January 23 - 27!

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How to Help Students Stop Making Excuses and Start to Grow

I was in a coaching session with a college freshman, who explained to me how she just wasn’t “a math person.” This launched a conversation about how Abby couldn’t do this or that, and that her career was likely very limited. Along with her math challenges, Abby said things like:

  • “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”
  • “I’m such a klutz.”
  • “I have no artistic ability.”
  • “I’m not good at remembering names.”

As a new year dawns, I find it easy to embrace one of two habits. I either make resolutions to fix my mistakes in the new year…or, I make excuses for why I can’t really change due to my genes. (read on...)

We Need Your Photos!

Mrs. Endermann needs your school candids! This includes sports, class trips, and events photos for the 2022-2023 yearbook! Please email them directly to her at aendermann@gracelcms.net. If you prefer to share it as a google drive, please share it with her email. Thank you for helping to make our school yearbook great!

Yearbook ads and personalization are due in January. Order now before you forget...

FREE Covid Tests

Free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests are available to everyone this winter!

Every U.S. household is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests from covid.gov. Follow THIS LINK.

Cold & Flu Season Information

Cold and flu season is upon us. Health officials are warning there may be high levels of influenza compared to the past two years when COVID-19 precautions helped keep flu infections low. As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of a virus. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff. As you know, we here at Grace have a two-day rule that is helping us keep illnesses down and it is working very well. Your commitment to following this rule stops the spread and keeps more children in school.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Symptoms of influenza can vary, but generally include a high fever, headache, chills, body aches, sore throat, and cough.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these tips to prevent influenza:
● Get vaccinated every year
● Avoid close contact with sick people
● Frequently wash hands with soap
● Stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
● Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.

The influenza vaccine is available at doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies and is covered by medical insurance. People with no health care coverage can get vaccinated at one of the County’s six public health centers or a local community clinic. To find the nearest location, visit the County’s Flu Vaccine Locations page or call 2-1-1 San Diego. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every year.

Grace Christian will continue to work with local health officials to share helpful information.

Grace Christian is a H.E.R.O. School

More information about the HERO program can be found HERE.