Gator Tales

Grace Episcopal School Vol. 7 (2017-2018)

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Grace Episcopal School Mission Statement

Grace Episcopal School provides a challenging curriculum that promotes academic excellence in a Christian environment in order to nurture each child's spiritual, intellectual, ethical, and physical development. Grace Episcopal School embraces diversity among its faculty and student body.


Next Week at a "Gator Glance"

Monday, October 9

  • K - 5th Grade Chapel @ 8:00 AM (Grace Church)

Tuesday, October 10

  • 6th - 8th Grade Chapel @ 8:00 AM (Middle School Commons)

Wednesday, October 11

  • Holy Eucharist Grades 1-8, Parents Welcome @ 8:00 am
  • LAA+ Visit from Wendy Rodrigue

Thursday, October 12

  • Last Day to AR Test
  • Ouachita 101: GES will have a table

Friday, October 13

  • End of the 1st 9 Weeks
  • TGIF Lunch- Parent Lunch Day
  • $1 Popsicle Friday- Bring a $1 for a tasty treat
  • Parent Prayer Group @ 8:00- PreK 4
  • Soup Sale Delivery
  • Middle School Dance


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November Piccadilly order forms are due Friday, October 13th!

Soul Warming Soup Sale

Order your Newk's Soup Today!

For every quart of soup purchased, 1 can of soup will be donated to Christian Community Ministries.

Newk's Soups Available ($12.00 per Quart):

-Tomato Basil

-Loaded Potato

-Chicken Tortilla

-Lobster & Crab Bisque

It Freezes Beautifully!!!!

Pick up is Friday, October 13th at Afternoon Car Pick Up.

GES Soul Warming Soup Sale

Click Here to Order!


From the Desk of Dr. Ricks

Parents and Friends,

Happy Episcopal Schools Celebration Week! GES is proud to be part of such an historic network of excellence in education, and this week we celebrated our church-school partnership. Please review our mission statement with your children...if they recite it to any teacher during the Month of October, they can earn a free dress day pass!

Today, we carried on a wonderful tradition at Grace-- the Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis Day. Many thanks to Father Richard and Father Michael for meeting and blessing our extended "family," and many thanks to you for your generous donations. We collected $132.00. $66.00 will go to the River Cities Humane Society Shelter for kitties, and the other $66.00 will go to the Humane Society Adoption Center for puppies. What an occasion of joyful chaos as we celebrated the love we experience from our pets!

Yesterday's Cross Country meet and 5K run was well attended. Thanks to all of our volunteers for helping to make this event a success. It was a a beautiful afternoon to celebrate the spirit of athleticism and good sportsmanship, and we received many complements regarding the facility and our managing of the event. Go Gators!

Grace Gators have been representing GES positively in other activities as well. We have had several trips to the Pumpkin Patch, the Fire Station, and the Little Theater. Consistent comments from our hosts have been that our students are well-behaved, smart, interested in what is going on, and welcome back any time!


Dr. Ricks



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News from Grace Episcopal Church

Wherever you are on your faith journey….Grace welcomes you!

Revealing the Revelation

Starting on October 15th, Fr. Michael will begin a new Sunday morning bible study class. In this class, “Revealing the Revelation”, we will take an in-depth look at what the last book of the Bible is all about. The book of Revelation is one of the best known and most misunderstood books that makes up our New Testament. Come join us between the services as we learn about Revelation. Fr. Michael will be using a study by Bishop N.T. Wright as a guide, but no material other than your favorite Bible will be necessary for this class.

Second Sundays Today

Children of Grace Church are invited to participate in Second Sundays from 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm, October 8th, in Kilbourne Hall. Children in grades PreK - 4th grade are invited to explore our faith with fun and fellowship. Activities will include crafts, games, and a Christian message. Dinner will also be served! Please join us!

Ladies Fall Celebration/Hurricane Relief Service Project

The women of Grace will hold our quarterly ladies’ convocation celebration and incorporate helping our friends and neighbors who have been affected by the recent storms. We will be taking up a collection to send to Episcopal Relief and Development’s hurricane relief fund. Join us Saturday, October 21st, 11:00am- 1:00pm for chili, soups, salads, cornbread, as well as yummy desserts. There will also be gluten free options. See you then!

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Meet our Staff

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Burton Wade, Jr.-Maintenance Supervisor

Burton Wade is new to Grace this year. He is the Maintenance Supervisor for the church and school.

Get to know Burton in 3 questions:

1. What did you do before starting at Grace?

For the past three years in Houston, I owned a company called B-locked. We installed bio-metric locking systems for hotels, schools and retirement homes.

2. Tell us about your family.

I've been married since 11/10/2012 to an amazing women, Julie Griffin Wade. We have a 10 month old son named Landry. My family means everything to me!

3. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

My brain is full of useless information and I can't dance but love music.

Did you Know?

Burton went to Grace School

WELCOME BURTON...It's GatorTastic that you're a Gator!


Booster Club Team Spotlight!

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Grace Episcopal School Community Partner Spotlight

Williams Orthodontics

We are proud to announce that Williams Orthodontics is our 1st GES Community Partner for the 2017-2018 school year. Williams Orthodontics has sponsored the "Welcome to Gator House" wall decals located on the gym walls by each basketball goals. This enhancement is greatly appreciated by all Gators, Grace Faculty, Grace Church and Gator families. If you see any person from Williams Orthodontics in the community, please tell them how much we ALL appreciation their partnership and generosity.

*If know of a business that is interested in becoming a GES Community Partner, please let Deidra Adair know. There are limited sponsorship's available.


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Pocket Change for Change Day

Because of your generosity we collected $392.06 to be donated to the Episcopal Relief & Development for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.



Playground News

Playground Construction is underway!


Middle School Gator House News

Gator House Color Wars

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Middle School Student Council

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Tales of Mount Olympus

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7th Grade Greek Day

7th grade Greek Day...a Grace tradition!

Every year the 7th graders present a living tableau for the 1-8th grades, "Tales of Mount Olympus". This performance is directed by Mrs. Brenda Foster and corresponds to the 7th grade literature unit on Greek Mythology.

Students make their own costumes and accessories for the four performances given during the annual Greek Day and they are treated to a Greek-inspired feast!

Middle School offering Peace & Love for Episcopal Schools Celebration Week!

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Our Gator Congregation!

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Go Green for Evergreens- Evergreen Kickoff

I Woke Up This Way- PJ Day

Peace and Love Day

Blessing of the Pets

PreK 3, PreK 4 and Kindergarten Fire Prevention/ Awareness Visit

Pink Out Pep Rally

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