Service Learning at Grace:  Operation Gratitude
As we end the 2016-2017 school year, our final service learning project is to collect items that will be included in care packages sent to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes, or their care givers. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support.  

How can I participate? 
  • Purchase items on the Operation Gratitude Amazon.com Wish List, https://tinyurl.com/GEDSOG17. Your order will ship directly to Operation Gratitude BUT you must use the organization shipping address located at the top of the Amazon wish list or provided here, 21100 Lassen ST, Chatsworth, CA, 91311-4250. 
  • Purchase any of the items from the "most urgent needs" list and take to school. 
Is there a shelf life/ expiration date requirement on items donated? 
Yes, all items collected will be mailed at the end of May or early June. Please make sure that the items purchased have a shelflife/expiration date of at least 6 months from June 2017. 

Questions? Contact Dana Peterson at dpeterson@geds.net.

Most Urgent Needs: hand sanitizer (1 to 3 ounce size), Socks - mens or women's (preferable black, brown, green, tan; not white), Drink Mix packets (single serve, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, etc.), Gum, Lip Balm (with extra seal), Mouthwash, Tissue (individual packets), Q-Tips (travel size packets), Moist Towelettes (individual packets), Sunscreen - Travel size, non-aerosol, Travel Size Toiletries, batteries (4 pack "AA" or "AAA", Knit or Crochet Scarves and Hats, Cool Ties/Bandana Coolers, Handmade Scarves, Paracord Survival Bracelets, Beanie Babies, Webkinz, Trolls, Amigurumi, or other small plush toys (6 inches or smaller)
Grace's Policy on Fidgets
Summer is on the way and we have just a few weeks left of school!  The teachers are working to keep the students engaged and motivated, and the rapid rise in popularity of "fidgets" has become a distraction in the classroom. Grace has developed a policy prohibiting them from being out on campus.  We understand that this will not be popular among the students and appreciate your support as we implement this policy school wide.

Looking for Summer Camp Options?
Look no further than right here at Grace!  We will host 5 weeks of summer camp right here on campus for any PK3 through rising 4th grade student.  Look for more information and registration paperwork  on our website at http://www.geds.net/summer-programs.

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ALSO, if you have a rising 3rd-7th grader, Grace has a special summer option for these students.  Learn how to make a movie, right here on campus in the Technology Lab and Think Tank!  Make a Movie Camp will be held July 17th-21st, from 9AM-12PM.  Space is extremely limited, so turn in your money and registration paperwork as soon as possible to reserve your spot.  

Artist of the Week
Kinsey, Grace, and Jacob from the 8th grade are this week's Artists of the Week.  They created acrylic paintings based on the work of Wassily Kandinsky and Gustav Klimt.  What beautiful work!  These paintings are on display in the front office for your viewing pleasure!




Around Campus This Week
Kindergarten performing their Mother's Day program.
8th graders reading their Spanish storybooks to PreK children.
Sweet friends on the playground.
Shooting hoops with the boys.
Almost 4th graders enjoying the playground.
Have you seen the new sign yet?
Thinking About School Supplies for Next Year Yet?
Ok, maybe not yet, but we are!  The Grace Parents Association Annual School Supply Sale is happening NOW - June 19th!  You can order your child's school supplies for next school year, online, and they will magically appear in your child's classroom on the first day of school next school year.  Save yourself time and money!  Order today!

2.  Enter the school ID, GRA791
3.  Follow the directions to complete your order
4.  Keep your online confirmation as your receipt

Announcements:
  • We will recognize all July birthdays at Flag this Monday, May 15th.
  • All School Chapel is Wednesday, May 17th.  Fruits of the Spirit Award winners will be recognized.  
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