Welcome back to your weekly Two Minute Tuesday! Here is what is happening at GCS:
View previous 2MTs: http://bit.ly/2uUWmP5
There have been a few changes to the October lunch schedule.
AUCTION IS NOVEMBER 3
Our Masquerade Auction event will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017. Hundreds of people from around Anchorage attend our highly anticipated event. The evening begins with a silent auction and instant purchase LaBear Boutique in the South Gym. After the silent auction guests make their way down the hall to the North Gym where dinner is served and the Live Auction takes place.
5:00 pm – Silent Auction & Boutique Open
6:30 pm – Silent Auction Closures Begin
7:15 pm – Dinner & Live Auction
Purchase Tickets: https://payment.
Check out our weekly “Masquerade Monday – GCS Auction News”
Masquerade Monday Video: https://youtu.be/4bwJ4MAoRvc
RenWeb/FACTs Integration Update
Since the integration of RenWeb and FACTS, the system is now single sign on. To access your FACTS account:
1. Login to RenWeb – there is a link on our website under Resources – Parent Logins
2. Click on the FACTS button on the left side of the screen.
3. Click on FACTS Home on the right side.
4. Review charges, update financial institution, or make payments.
Power Competition for GCS Student Athletes
Who is the strongest student athlete? Competition will be November 15, and there is a $20 entry fee. Get all of the specific details including prizes: http://bit.ly/2xwLDrV
Brown Bag Lunches
3rd Grade Brown Bag Lunch – Tuesday, October 10 at 10:30 am in the S. Commons.
4th Grade Brown Bag Lunch – Thursday, October 12 at 10:30 am in the S. Commons.
All In Auction Meeting moved to Friday, October 13
We had a much better response to a Friday meeting, so we are going to go with it! See you at 2:00 pm in the Library!
Early Bird Auction Ticket pricing deadline – October 13 at 11:59 pm
Price will go up from $75 per ticket to $85 per ticket after that time.
Clothing Drive for Downtown Soup Kitchen’s Hope Center – October 4-19
Please join us as we help to support the efforts of the Downtown Soup Kitchen’s Hope Center in collecting necessities for those in need within the community of Anchorage! The items shown on the attached flyer are the only items needed. Please be sure to note sizes and other details. If you want to donate money, please place it in an envelope marked “DTSK Hope Center” and turn into either office. No children’s items are needed at this time.
School Picture Retakes are October 17
Didn’t like your school photo? Bring them back with you for retakes!
Brown Bag Lunches
5th Grade Brown Bag Lunch is Tuesday, October 17 at 11:15 am.
6th Grade Brown Bag Lunch is Tuesday, October 19 at 11:15 am.
Pancake Breakfast is October 20
Join us in the North Gym from 7:00-8:00 am for yummy pancakes, sausage, and refreshments. The cost is $5 per person with a $15 max per family. This is a class council sponsored event. ALL elementary students MUST BE SUPERVISED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN.
GCS Spelling Bee is October 20
Parents are invited to join in and watch in the Chapel. The competition will begin at 9am for grades 1-3 and 10am for grades 4-6.
Box Tops are Due October 25
If you have Box Tops that you have been saving up, now is the time to turn them in! Box Tops make a difference. In fact, we just got some new playground equipment thanks to money brought in through this program.
Information on Upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences:
High School Fall Social Tickets are on Sale
The Fall Social (Semi-Formal) is Saturday, October 21, at the Embassy Suites from 7:00-9:00 pm. Tickets are $20 per person and are available for purchase in the secondary office. Appetizers and dessert are provided at the event. This is not a dance; it is a social gathering that is sponsored by Class Council and chaperoned by school personnel.
Preschool Story Time Hour
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 am in the Library. Half an hour of stories, music and activities, followed by half an hour of play time in the gymnasium. It will be every Tuesday in October, as well as November 7 & 14. Then we will take a break and be back in January.
Purchase Tickets: https://payment.
Scholastic Book Fair is October 23-26 in the Library.
October 25 is PSAT Testing for grades 7-11 & No School for SENIORS.
High School Nordic Ski begins October 25.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are October 25 & 26 with Early Dismissals.
No School on October 27 – Teacher Inservice
Auction Masquerade & Early Dismissals are November 3.
Big Read 4th Grade – Wednesday, Nov. 8 1:15-2:30
Big Read 5th Grade – Friday, Nov. 10 9:00-10:30
Big Read 6th Grade – Thursday, Nov. 9 1:15-2:30
Join Us For Moms in Prayer (come weekly or simply whenever you are able)
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 7:30-8:00 am
Proceeds benefit elementary classroom needs. Items range from $.05 – 5.00.
Open Weight Room
3:30-4:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Order Secondary Yearbooks Online
GraceWear First Tuesdays
We sell GraceWear in the South Commons after school on the first Tuesday of every month. You can choose from our in stock items or bring in your own items, and then choose the design you want applied.
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 Meetings: October 17, November 28, and December 19