Welcome back to Grace for another school year!  We are excited to get going under the theme Together in Christ: To Love, To Grow, To Serve.  It was great to see so many of you at Registration Night last week.  The energy in the room was evident, I can’t want to see everyone tomorrow morning. 

Here is information on the schedule for Tuesday.  School begins at 8:15am and ends at 11:30am for students in Grades 1-8 only.  PK-SK have an open house on Wednesday 10:30-12:00 with classes beginning on Thursday.  Our opening chapel service begins at 8:45am on Tuesday.  There is no extended day care in the morning or afternoon on Tuesday.

 

 August 22, 2016

 

Week of August 22-26

 

Tuesday               School starts 8:15 a.m.
                             Opening chapel with communion 8:45 a.m.
                             Dismissal at 11:30 am, no Extended Daycare

Wednesday          Classroom visits for Pre-Kindergarten, Jr. Kindergarten and Sr. Kindergarten 10:30-12:00
                             First day of Extended Daycare

Thursday             First day for Pre. Kdg, Jr. Kdg, Sr. Kdg. and Afternoon Kindergarten
                            Cross country practice, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
                            Volleyball practice for Varsity team, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Friday                   School spirit day
                             Cross country practice, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
                             Volleyball practice for Jr. Varsity team, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

 

Crossing Guard:  We are in need of a crossing guard on Tuesdays, 2:55-3:15pm.  No experience necessary for this great way to enjoy the weather and interact with our students and parents!  Contact the school office if you are interested in volunteering for this position.

Athletic Physicals:  Any 3rd-8th grader that plans to participate in one of our four interscholastic sports must have an athletic physical completed prior to participating in practices or games.  You can find the correct form here.  This form may be completed by a pediatrician or at many pharmacy clinics such as a CVS minute clinic.  Cross-country and volleyball practices begin on Thursday.

Volleyball: There are some openings to fill the 7th and 8th grade teams. 6th graders are welcome to tryout. Practice for Varsity team will be Thursday, August 25 from 3:00-5:30, 6th graders willing to try out are welcome. JV practice will be Friday, August 26 from 3:00-5:30 all 5th and 6th graders are invited to attend. More information will be given on Tuesday along with game and practice schedules.

Grace Church & School Picnic:  We invite you to join us on Sunday, August 28 for our Church & School Picnic on Concordia’s softball field.  Weather permitting we will worship outdoors at 11:00am followed by lunch 12:30-1:00 and fun & games until 3:00.  Join us at any time during the afternoon.  Please RSVP so that we plan accordingly.  You can sign up to attend or volunteer in helping with set-up on Saturday morning or take down on Sunday afternoon here or by  contacting Julie Modrich at  

Curriculum Night:  Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night on Wednesday, August 31.  A general information session for all parents begins at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall followed by two 30 minute sessions with teachers in their classrooms.  Come learn what your child will study this year as well as daily procedures and expectations for the coming year.  Childcare will be available.

Friday, August 26 is the first School Spirit Day.  Students are encouraged to wear their Grace spirit wear shirts or hoodies or school colors of red and white.   

It’s not too late to sign up for the first semester of hot lunch.  The form can be found here.  Please return forms and payment to the school office by Friday, September 2.