Welcome back to your weekly Two Minute Tuesday! Here is what is happening at GCS:
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February is Commitment Month!
We ask every family at Grace to let us know their intentions for next year by filling out our Annual Commitment form online. When you fill out your form, you will also let us know which way you choose to have your $350 Annual Commitment Fee billed to your FACTS account (one lump sum or spread out equally over your remaining FACTS payment schedule.)
Look for a more detailed email on Thursday to kick off Commitment Month, which will contain the link to the online form.
2018-2019 School Calendar
Last night at State of Grace new tuition rates for 2018-2019 were announced. There will be a 4% tuition increase, which factors in lower enrollment numbers, rising fixed costs, and a 2% raise for faculty and staff:
Hats for the Houghs
About 2 weeks ago the Hough family house caught fire (GCS Family: Noah 6th grade & Charlotte 3rd). Thankfully no one was harmed, however 2 pets were lost, and several pets were injured. Much was lost to fire and significant smoke damage.
There have been families who have asked how they could help the Hough family and we wanted to let you know a few ways you could help if you would like.
1. Hat Day for the Houghs (Thursday, February 1) —bring $5 and you can wear a hat all day to help them in their time of need. Tables will be set up in front of both office areas.
2. Gift Cards to Fred Meyer to help with food, clothing and replacing basic household items.
3. Tuition assistance, to help offset costs while having to pay insurance deductibles and other fire expenses. (This can be made directly to the school in their name).
4. Last, and most important, prayer! Please pray for the Hough family as they heal from their losses and begin the struggles of rebuilding their home.
If you would like to help, all contributions can be dropped off directly to the elementary office.
Big Read is Wednesday – Friday, January 31 – February 2
Parents are welcome to join us in the Chapel.
1st Grade on Wed., Jan 31 at 1:15pm.
2nd Grade on Thurs., Feb 1 at 1:15pm.
3rd Grade on Friday, Feb 2 at 1:15pm.
Hats for the Houghs on Thursday, February 1
$5 (see above)
Auditions for the spring play will be held Thursday and Friday, February 1 and 2 3:15 pm in room 145
HS Students Only: Eleven roles are available in Agatha Christie’s most popular whodunit, And Then There Were None. For more information, see Mrs. Hagen.
Ski for Relief is Saturday, February 3
Join us for the 6th Annual Ski for Relief hosted by GCS Nordic Ski, 12:00pm at the Service High sledding hill. Many ethnic people have no choice but to run from their oppressors; Grace Nordic will choose to ski for oppressed people in Sudan, Kurdistan, Iraq, and Burma. After the race there will be a soup lunch and awards at 1:30pm in the GCS Chapel.
Junior Class College Readiness Night with Mrs. Pargeter is February 5
7pm in the Chapel. Students and parents should attend together.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are February 7 & 8
Elementary: An email with the scheduled conference times went out today.
February 7th times: 2:00 – 5:30 pm
February 8th times: 2:00 – 7:30 pm
Early Dismissals on February 7, 8, & 9
Grades K-5 dismissed at 1:00pm
Grades 6-12 dismissed at 1:15pm
Sophomore Class College Readiness Night with Mrs. Pargeter is February 12
No School on February 16 or 19
Speech Meet on February 16, 8 -12 am
Kindergarten Experience on February 21 (For incoming K families)
IN OTHER NEWS:
Fur Rondy Float Team
Our Percussion Band will once again be marching in the Fur Rondy Parade this year in February. We would love to have a GCS decorated float/truck to go along with them! If anyone is interested in being a part of this or heading it up, contact Steve Magestro at smagestro@
Box Tops – We are still collecting!
We received a check for $720 from Box Tops so far this year! Keep collecting them and turning them in! Next deadline is February 23.
Substitute Teachers Needed
Preschool Story Time on Tuesdays
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 am in the library. Half an hour of stories, music, and activities, followed by half an hour of playtime in the gym.
Join Us For Moms in Prayer Fridays at 8:15 am. (come weekly or simply whenever you are able)
Meetings are in the High School Youth room of the church (room 221).
Contact and more info: https://www.
The Grizzly Den School Store – 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.
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.
Order Secondary Yearbooks Online
Cup of Grace in the South Commons
Monday–Friday in the mornings from 7:30-9:00 am and in the afternoons 3:00-3:45 pm.
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: February 27
December Meeting Summary: