February 19, 2016

Please join a new parents Prayer group starting Tuesday, March 1st from 7:45 to 8:30am under the leadership of Mary Williams.  Prayer is crucial for our faith and during this time we'll share prayer requests and then pray for the safety and learning of our children, special school events and issues, teacher's specific requests and other concerns you may wish to share with the group.  The plan is to meet at school one morning every two months in the conference room.  Participants should feel free to come when they can and leave when they must.  We hope you can join us on March 1 or in May.

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of February 21-26


Sunday                 Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 1st & 2nd grade choir sing at 8:30 service
                             7-8 girls’ basketball game, Melrose Park League


Tuesday               7-8 girls’ basketball practice, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday           Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
                             Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                              Evening Prayer service, 7:00 p.m. Lenten supper 6:00 p.m.

7-8 girls’ basketball practice, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
                             7th grade parent graduation meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Friday                   School Spirit Day
                              5-6 grade play, dress rehearsal 9:00 a.m., evening performance 7:00 p.m.
                              7-8 girls’ basketball practice, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Saturday              7-8 girls’ basketball Melrose Park League, 2:00 p.m.


Character Education Goal of the Week:  Diligence                                               

A Graceful Evening After Party

A Graceful Evening is Saturday, March 12 at the Oak Park Country Club, 2001 Thatcher Ave, River Grove, 60171.  We are looking forward to celebrating with you!

The evening is filled with fun, friends and fellowship, but it doesn’t stop there.  Make plans to stay for the after party filled with music, drinks on the patio, surprise activities and food from Gene and Jude’s.  The biggest treat of all is we will be some of the very first people to get a taste of the brand new Kinslagher beer from our very own Neal Armstrong.  This is definitely a not-to-be-missed event from start to the very end! Buy your tickets now.

We are also still looking for sponsorships and auction items.  Another great way to support the event is to donate a bottle of wine ($20 or more) to the Wine Pull, or a beer bomber (22oz) to the giant craft beer auction item.  Please let us know if you can help in any way!

Thanks for your support,

Graceful Evening Event Chairs

Jennifer Brayton (708-308-2572; )                         

Randy Keller (773-991-5344; )

Becky Morgan (708-476-8905; )


Upcoming Events-
Mother Son Bowling
- Thursday, March 17th at Brunswick in River Grove

GPO TALENT SHOW - Friday, April 15th - For all 3rd through 8th grade budding musicians, dancers, comedians, you name it…..get your thinking caps on for showcasing your talent!   Solos or group performances!  Information and sign-ups will be sent out next month.


Jr. High Spring Dance- Thursday, March 3, 2016, Carleton 1110 Pleasant Ave. Oak Park

Cost is $5.00 to cover DJ. The space, soft drinks and popcorn are donated by the Carleton.  Please bring exact change if possible.  Parents have traditionally gathered at Poor Phil's next door.  Feel free to join in.

A thousand thanks to all who have volunteered.  


All fees for Pre-Kindergarten, PM Kindergarten and daycare are due by February 20.  Fees can be paid by check to the school office or with the Online Giving button on the Grace website.

The link to the payment page is here.  Reminder: Fees for these services cannot be paid through The City