Welcome back to your weekly Two Minute Tuesday! Here is what is happening at GCS:
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WHAT AN AMAZING AUCTION!
What an amazing evening we had! Thank you to everyone who came out to make this event such a huge success. The auction is an ALL IN event and our GCS family was definitely ALL IN!! Whether it was volunteering, procuring items, organizing class baskets, shopping at LaBear Boutique, bidding on tons of items, donating, baking beautiful desserts, or praying over the event, we all came together, pitched in, and God did the rest! It was a night to remember and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. To God be all the glory!
THE BIG REVEAL:
Check out our FINAL Masquerade Monday video: https://youtu.be/5Racb3ry3aM
Grandparents’ Day – Be sure to mail your invitations!
Grandparents’ Day is coming up this month on November 21 and 22. We sent invitations home with students last week so that your family could get them mailed out and officially invite grandparents (and Alaskan fill-in grandparents) to this very special occasion!
Times & Details: https://www.
Volunteer for Grandparents’ Day
We also need your help with BAKED GOODS and VOLUNTEERS on the days of the event! Sign up online to bring cookies, muffins, or sweet breads, and to help with set-up and clean-up: http://signup.com/go/cJgLPhQ
Cup of Grace – Did you know the school has espresso services and more?
It’s down in the south commons and open Monday–Friday in the mornings from 7:30-9:00 am, as well as in the afternoons from 3:00-3:45 pm. We have a full espresso bar, smoothies, frappes, food, and snacks. The drink of the month is a Pumpkin Vanilla Spice Latte! All proceeds support our Athletic Department. COG gift cards make a great stocking stuffer!
GraceWear First Tuesdays – Tuesday, November 7
We are selling GraceWear in the south commons after school TODAY. You can choose from our in-stock items or bring in your own items, and then choose the design you want to have applied.
Big Read Competitions!
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
Congratulations to our Lady Grizzlies on claiming the Region Championship over undefeated Nikiski!
We will be rooting you on at STATE VOLLEYBALL this weekend over at West High School! Daily tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Tournament Links: http://asaa.org/activities/
HS Student Spirit Bus to State on Thursday, November 9
There will be a Spirit Bus going to Volleyball State at West High School this Thursday, November 11th. Any HS students interested in going to cheer on the Lady Grizzlies as they take on the Kotzebue Huskies will be dismissed at 2:40 pm on Thursday (the game is at 3:15 pm). A donor has agreed to pay for all the students’ entry fees for the games and supply a surprise cheering prop!
Students will need a permission slip in order to go on the Spirit Bus. Permission slips will be available at the Secondary Office. If the girls lose the 3:15 pm game, the bus will return to the school immediately after the game. If the girls win, they will play again at 7:00 pm and the bus and students will remain at West for that game, and return to Grace immediately after. We will send a parent alert to all HS parents when the bus is headed back to GCS. Any parent who picks their student (who rode the bus) up from West must sign them out with Trish Kopp.
Pancake Breakfast is Friday, November 10
Join us for pancakes, sausage, refreshments, and community! Cost is $5 per person with a $15 max per family. Please be sure that elementary students are supervised by an adult.
Student Council Fundraiser at Panda Express on Saturday, November 11
Stop by the Panda Express on Northern Lights & Minnesota on Saturday between the hours of 4:00-8:00 pm. 20% of their sales during this time will be donated directly back to Grace Christian School! You must bring the flyer to the restaurant in order to earn credit for the school. They will be available in both the secondary and elementary offices.
Veterans Day Chapel – Monday, November 13
Join us at 9:00 am for this very special event. Please invite friends, family, and neighbors who have served or are serving in the military. We would love the opportunity to honor them!
Declamation Contest (Declams) – Tuesday, November 14
7:00 pm in the Chapel. It is NOT during the school day this year. Students and families are invited.
No Chapel on Wednesday, November 15
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
Secondary Band Concert (grades 7-12 only) – Thursday, Nov. 16
7:00 pm in the north commons. Parent, friends, and family are invited to come to this fall performance.
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.
Once again we are partnering with Anchorage Grace Church in collecting boxes of stuffing for the city-wide Thanksgiving Blessing. All boxes are due by November 15th.
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. We have one remaining date this fall, which is November 14. Then we will take a break and be back in January.
Grandparents’ Day events are Nov. 21 & 22
No School on November 23 & 24
HS Basketball Begins on November 29
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).
Fridays at 8:15 am. (No longer meeting on Mondays)
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
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: November 28, December 19
September Meeting Summary: