Welcome back to your weekly Two Minute Tuesday! Here is what is happening at GCS:
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INVITE YOUR PASTOR – Pastor Appreciation Lunch is Tuesday, September 19
Invitations were sent home with elementary students and handed out to secondary parents at Parent Night. Please use them to invite a pastor, director, or clergy from your church at your upcoming church service! A personal invitation is always best!
Substitute Teachers Needed
Grace is currently looking for substitute teachers. Contact Trish Kopp for more information at email@example.com
Elementary Parents – RECESS INFO
It’s been getting colder and wetter every week and students are outside for 40 minutes in the drizzle, sun, or snow. Please make sure your child has a jacket for the chilly days. Rain boots are a good idea too, but not required.
Purchase Auction Tickets
This year we have EARLY BIRD ticket pricing! When purchased prior to 11:59 pm on October 13, tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a reserved table of eight. When purchased after October 13, tickets are $85 per person or $680 for a reserved table of eight.
School Picture Day is TODAY, September 12
Retakes will be October 17.
The Pancake Breakfast on Friday, September 15 is CANCELED
We apologize for the inconvenience. Join us for the next Pancake Breakfast on October 20.
Booster Club Meeting Monday, Sept 18th
Join us from 7pm-8pm in the South Commons. All are invited to attend. We will be working together to host the Lady Grizzly Volleyball Tournament Oct 6th & 7th. “Many Hands Makes for Light Work”.
Coffee with the Counselor is Thursday, September 21
8:30 am in the South Commons. Welcome to the new school year. Join the counselor and other parents for coffee and conversations regarding Counseling Office procedures & Naviance details!
JH Basketball Begins Thursday, September 21 (Grades 7-8 Only)
Please register online prior to the first practice. Junior high athletes are NOT required to have a physical from a physician. A $75 athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account. Please direct any questions to our Athletic Director, Paul Salima, at psalima@gracechristianalaska.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://www.familyid.com/
GCS Parent Coffee Connect is Friday, September 22 – 8am or 2pm
Please join us in the South Commons for coffee treats and fellowship. We invite both old and new parents to come and get connected with other GCS moms and dads. Our principals and superintendent will be there as well! There are two times to choose from, 8:00 am or 2:00 pm.
Order Secondary Yearbooks Online
Order online from Jostens BEFORE Sept. 25 and get personalization and icons for FREE! http://bit.ly/2em5LWy
Purchase Tickets: https://payment.
ALL IN Meetings every Tuesday in the Library at 2:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). EVERYONE interested in helping with the Auction is welcome to come get connected. Unable to come but want to get connected? Stop by the Auction Office to say hi ~ we would love to talk with you about opportunities!
September is Class Basket Month! We need all class baskets completed by the end of September! So be sure to communicate with your Teacher (K-6) and/or Class Ambassador (7-12) regarding the theme for your son/daughters Class Basket. We have a lot of GREAT ideas in the making, but it takes everyone getting involved to make it a success! If you are new to GCS, and would like more info, contact Laura Isaacson @ (907)306-0199 to learn more about Class Baskets.
OTHER NEWS TO NOTE:
Athletic Family Passes are Available to Purchase
This allows admittance into all home games for all sports & tournaments for the 2017-18 school year. Contact the Booster Club at GCSBoosters@
Another NEW Update on Non-Tuition Related FACTS Account Fees
In order to streamline our processes and reduce paperwork, we are charging incidentals such as field trips, lunch cards, sports, AP fees, etc through your FACTS account. As a continuation of our FACTS requirement, all families will be enrolled in autopay for our incidental charges. You will receive an email from FACTS letting you know that we have enrolled you. When there are incidental charges, you will also receive an email from FACTS letting you know the amount and the date of the withdrawal. We appreciate your understanding as we work to improve our processes.
Kindergarten Brown Bag Lunch is September 26 at 10:15 am
High School Wrestling Begins on September 27
NO SCHOOL on September 28 & 29 (Teachers at ASCI Conference)
Internet Safety Presentation – Thursday, October 5
Do you know what your child is doing on the internet? Learn how to protect your children when using the internet. Please come and listen to Officer Fifer, an APD officer, who will inform you on different ways to protect your child and their identity.
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 pm at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School in their Miki Center (gym). This is for parents or guardians only. Please do not bring your children. This event is co-sponsored by Saint Elizabeth and Grace Christian School.
Heads up – Calendar Change!
The printed calendar has the Secondary Band Concert on Friday, November 17th. It has been moved to Thursday, November 16th. Please make note of this change on your calendar.
Join Us For Moms in Prayer
Meetings are in the High School Youth room of the church (room 221).
Mondays at 1:45 pm or Fridays at 8:15 am
Contacts and more info: https://www.
New School Store – The Grizzly Den – Every Friday
Located downstairs, under the stairwell in the center of the building. Purchase basic and fun school supplies. Proceeds benefit elementary classroom needs. Items will range from $.05 to $2.00.
GraceWear on First Tuesdays
On the first Tuesday of each month, we will be selling custom GraceWear in the South Commons after school. There will be apparel items available to purchase and several different designs to choose from to make them your own. You can also bring in your own apparel and have our GraceWear designs added to them!
You are Welcome to Join us for School Board Meetings
The board meets once a month on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm in the Chapel.
Upcoming Meeting: September 26