Grace Episcopal School Vol. 26, March 18, 2015
A Message From Dr. Ricks
Parents and Friends,
This morning we celebrated our students' accomplishments with our 3rd 9 Weeks Awards Assembly which was followed by one of my favorite Grace Middle School traditions, our National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Congratulations to all!
Everyone has been working so hard to prepare for ITBS, and the students are ready to move forward. Spring testing marks a time of achievement and signals that the year's end is on the horizon. Please talk to your children about next week's assessment. They should approach it with respect and seriousness, but not be overly stressed. Their teachers have done a wonderful job of getting them ready, and I am certain that they will complete the tests with confidence.
Thank you so much for what has been an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week. The small tokens and happys are greatly welcomed. We love instructing your children, and we are thankful that we can slow down and enjoy how meaningful it is for us to teach at Grace Episcopal School. Tomorrow, we will finish our week with our Academic Pep Rally where we will celebrate and shine light on what good students we are! The theme is Nerd Day, so pile on the pocket protectors, bring your calculators, and tape those glasses...Let's hear a cheer for the Brains!
With warmest regards,
Dr. Beth J. Ricks
Head of School
Nerd Day - Thursday, March 19th
Reminder: No School on Friday, March 20th - Parent Teacher Conference Day
Junior National Honor Society Inductees 2015-2016 Grace Episcopal School
Party in the Park
Our 2015 Gator Gala Committee is hard at work planning an unforgettable evening of food, fun, gator-tini's, and auction items. Many thanks to Co-Chairs Breanna Young and Amanda Wooten, Live Auction Chair Erica Ryan, and Silent Auction Chair Kelli Cole.
Local band favorite, Flashback5 will be "Rocking the Night Away" with our favorite music .
Our Live and Silent Auction Items will include art projects created by Grace students, kid's parties, trips, and other special packages. Look forward to more information from us as you will be able to bid on many of these items from Clickbid.com. Many thanks to the fabulous donations made from local businesses, individuals, and Grace supporters who are helping to make our Silent Auction a success.
Katie Moreland and Erin Weaver are bringing back one of our most popular raffles. For $25.00, you have a chance at either $4,000 cash or a $5000.00 travel voucher from The Travel Company. Tickets can be purchased from Grace students, families, as well as the school. The drawing will take place the night of the Gala; you do not need to be present to win.
Sabrina Racer and Dana deGravelle will help you secure your Gator Gala Sponsorship for one of three levels: Gator Strong, Gator Love, and Gator Proud. Your sponsorship includes a reserved table and a fun party package.
We look forward to seeing you at this fun, fabulous, and unforgettable event celebrating 60 years of Grace Episcopal School.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Chairs - Sarah Raymond, Mary Kathryn Crigler, and Leigh Liles
Portico - Kenny O'Neil and Stephen Walker
Trio's - Jennifer Walker
View Carre Market - Drs. Bart and Leigh Liles
Muffin Tin - Krista Rhymes
Family Monetary Donations
Rebekah and Jeff Anzalone
Amber and Clay Shemwell
Dana and Martin deGravelle
Kristi and John Davis
Heather and David Trettin
Courtney and Zeke Wetzek
Uzma and Samer Roy
Leigh Ann and Stacey Goff
GES Organization Donations
Middle School Science
This Week at Grace
- 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
Friday, March 20th
- No School: Parent Teacher Conferences
Monday, March 23rd-Friday, March 27th
- IOWA Testing Week
Monday, March 23rd
- K-2nd Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, March 24th
- 3rd-5th Grade Chapel at 8:00 AM
- State Science Fair
Wednesday, March 25th
- Eucharist Service, 1st-8th Grade at 8:00 AM
- Award's Day at 9:00 AM
- National Jr. Honor Society Induction following Award's Day
What's Coming Up?
- Regional Social Studies Fair
Friday, March 27th
- Grace Gator Day
- TGIF: Cane's
Monday, March 30th
- 2nd Grade Biography Day
Tuesday, March 31st
- 5th Grade Play
Wednesday, April 1st - Thursday, April 2nd
- 4th, 5th, 6th Grade Overnight Trips
Friday, April 3rd - Friday, April 10th
- Spring/Easter Break
Monday, April 13th
- Classes Resume
Wednesday, April 15th
- Class Pictures, Dress Uniforms
Friday, April 17th
- Noon Dismissal
- Grace Gala, 6:00 PM