It’s Tuesday, January 29.
Welcome back to your weekly Two Minute Tuesday! Here is what is happening at GCS:
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GUARDIANS OF GRACE:
Get ready for something NEW… This year, the Guardians of Grace Benefit Event is taking on a new look, new format, and new structure! You do not want to miss out on this momentous opportunity to help build the Kingdom. More information will be shared soon, but for now, we need your help in volunteering.
Just like the Auction, there is a Guardians Chair: Introducing Mikaela Emswiler! Mikaela will be leading the Guardians of Grace Benefit Event and its volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help Grace secure funds to educate our students in the best way possible, click here, or reach out to Mikaela at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-454-5881. We will be holding weekly meetings as the event is planned, so stay tuned, and gear up for a NEW Guardians of Grace Event!
Commitment Month | February
Show your love for Grace by committing your family for the 2019-2020 school year. You will receive a $50 discount by committing during the month of February! Forms will be available starting February 1 at www.gracechristianalaska.org/COMMIT
SUIT UP… AND SAVE THE DAY! | HOMECOMING 2019
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s SPIRIT WEEK! The week we’ve all been waiting for! Check out all the information and happenings for the week here: bit.ly/gcshoco Tomorrow’s spirit day is 80’s Day!
Homecoming Banquet | February 2
Suit Up and Save the Day! High school students, today is the LAST day to buy tickets in the secondary office. Get ready for an exciting night of dinner and entertainment at the Anchorage Museum! Promenade begins at 6:30, and dinner will be served immediately after. Students, the video contest is back again this year, with first prize receiving $100! For more information about Homecoming including DRESS CODE and video contest rules, click here or contact the Secondary Office: 868-1203.
Bring Your Bucks & Shine Your Light!
Sixth Grade will be selling glow sticks before and after school in both commons areas. Glow sticks will be 4 sticks for $1, and proceeds go to support 6th Grade Outdoor Education!
NHS and the Music Program will be selling Valentine Grams February 6th and 7th in the North Commons during Parent/Teacher conferences, and also in both the North and South Commons before and after school Feb 8-13. For $5, you may choose either a rose, a mini teddy bear, or a bag of chocolate kisses; or for $10, a singing gram performed by our very own Men’s or Women’s Ensemble. When you place your order, in addition to choosing a gift, please be prepared with a homeroom teacher or room number (for elementary) or with a preferred period (1-4) and teacher or room number (for secondary). The hope is that all gifts will be delivered the first two periods of the morning, and the singing grams will be delivered to secondary students in the morning, and elementary students in the afternoon.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be February 6-7. For more information, click here.
Early Dismissal February 6, 7, and 8. Elementary will dismiss at 1:00, and Secondary (including 6th grade) will dismiss at 1:15.
Elementary Movie Day | February 8
Elementary students are invited to join us in the North Gym for a showing of the Iditarod-inspiring tale of Balto, beginning at 1:15pm until 3:15pm. A $5 donation is requested for snacks and to support the choir’s travel to San Francisco.
Grace Christian Hardwood Classic Basketball Tournament is February 14-15.
ACSI Speech Meet is February 15.
NO SCHOOL on February 15.
Kindergarten Experience is February 20! Invite your friends who have incoming Kindergarteners! www.gracechristianalaska.org/kindergarten
GraceWear is Still Available!
New year, new goals! We are planning to order new GraceWear soon, so help us clear our inventory to make room for new items. Current items will be great for Homecoming Spirit Days!
We are always looking for Recess Substitutes!
If you’d be willing to help out at recess, please email Sami Graham.
Hot Lunch Information
Effective immediately, if you have a negative balance in your prepaid lunch account, students can no longer charge snacks or receive hot lunch. Students can still receive cup of noodles, a drink, and fruit as an emergency option until the account has a positive balance.
Looking for Bus Drivers!
We are looking for bus drivers who have their CDL. If you’re interested in being a driver, please contact Trish Kopp. We are in extreme need!
Grizzly Den is Open on Fridays!
Friday mornings from 7:30 – 8:00 am, various school supplies will be for sale with prices ranging from $0.25-$5.00. We have tons of new supplies this year! The Grizzly Den will not be open on Pancake Breakfast mornings.
Grocery shopping this week?
Fred Meyer is partnering with GCS, so when you scan your rewards card at checkout, Fred Meyer will donate a percentage of the profit to GCS. And yes, you will still be able to get your gas points! There is no reason for you to not do this. Sign up by linking your rewards card with GCS. Questions?
You can see all of our funding partnerships here.
Did you know the school collects Box Tops for Education? Collect your box tops and bring into either office to help earn money for the school!
If you’re shopping Shutterfly, please use our GCS Shutterfly store!
Moms in Prayer are meeting weekly on Thursdays!
Join other mothers of Grace students in prayer for our school leaders, students, and more. Moms in Prayer meets every Thursday at 8:15 am in the AGC Youth Room (Rm. 221). See you there!
You are welcome to join us for School Board Meetings.
The board meets once a month on Tuesdays at 6:00pm in the Chapel.
Upcoming Meetings: February 19
Previous School Board Meetings Summaries: December
As always stay informed with the following tools:
School Website: http://gracechristianalaska.org/
School Blog: http://www.grizzlygrowler.org/
School Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/GraceChristianAK
School Instagram Page: http://instagram.com/gracechristianak