Welcome back to your weekly Two Minute Tuesday! Here is what is happening at GCS:
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AUCTION IS NOVEMBER 3
Auction Tickets are still available through October 27
Cost is $85 per ticket: https://payment.
- 5:00 pm – Silent Auction & Boutique Open
- 6:30 pm – Silent Auction Closures Begin
- 7:15 pm – Dinner & Live Auction
Check out our weekly “Masquerade Monday – GCS Auction News”
Masquerade Monday Video: https://youtu.be/9EbmA6EBvIA
Attention Students: Join in the Masquerade Mask Making Contest!
Use your imagination to create an awesome mask to win the following: 1st place prize: $50 Moose’s Tooth gift card & 2 movie tickets; 2nd place prize: $20 Moose’s Tooth gift card & 2 movie tickets; 3rd place prize: 2 movie tickets. Masks must be turned in to the Auction Office by 3:00 pm on November 2nd.
Operation Christmas Child
We are once again collecting boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Ministry. Boxes are due November 15th. How to pack a box: http://www.samaritanspurse.
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.
Coffee with the Counselor is Thursday, October 19
We’ll be discussing the FAFSA and financial aid plus other topics of interest. We’ll meet at 8:30 am (location TBD: they will let you know what room when you check in at the office).
Clothing Drive for Downtown Soup Kitchen’s Hope Center – Donations are due Thursday, October 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.
Pancake Breakfast is Friday, 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 Friday, October 20
Parents are invited to join in and watch in the Chapel. The competition will begin at 9:00 am for grades 1-3 and 10:00 am for grades 4-6.
All In Auction Meeting is Friday, October 20
See you at 1:30 pm in the Library!
High school Nordic Skiing
We have many new skiers looking for classic and skate skis, poles, and boots. If you have racing gear that you would be willing to donate or sell, we will be collecting gear in the South Commons. Alternatively, the Fritzel’s are hosting a gear night (16750 Old Seward) this Friday, October 20, 7-9 PM and gear could be dropped off then.
For more information, go to http://www.GraceNordic.com
High School Fall Social is Saturday, October 21
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. If there is a dance that your child is attending afterwards, please note that it is not a school affiliated event and is separate from the official GCS Semi-Formal.
Wednesday, October 25 is PSAT Testing for grades 7-11 & No School for SENIORS
Please make sure students are well rested and have a good breakfast!
Parent/Teacher Conferences are Wednesday & Thursday, October 25 & 26 with Early Dismissals
Elementary conference schedules were emailed out yesterday, so check your inbox!
Secondary Conference times: October 25th: 2:00 – 5:30 pm | October 26th: 2:00 – 7:30 pm
Dismissals are at 1:00 pm for grades K-5 and 1:15 pm for grades 6-12.
Box Tops are Due Wednesday, 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.
Scholastic Book Fair is Monday–Thursday, October 23-26 in the Library
Come to the library on Mon-Tues from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, and on Wed-Thurs from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm. You and your student can shop for books and other goodies.
High School Nordic Ski begins Wednesday, October 25
Be sure you have registered online prior to the first practice. The athletic fee for high school sports is $100 and will be charged through your FACTS account.
No School on Friday, October 27
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 Students
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
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.
Auction Masquerade & Early Dismissals on November 3
Big Read 4th Grade – Wednesday, Nov. 8 1:15-2:30
Big Read 6th Grade – Thursday, Nov. 9 1:15-2:30
Big Read 5th Grade – Friday, Nov. 10 9:00-10:30
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 pm 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