February 9, 2018
The registration fee INCREASES tonight at midnight!

All proceeds benefit the financial aid program at Grace.  Yes, we know it's a 4 day weekend...and we can't think of a better way to celebrate!  Come get your steps in with us!

Register by clicking here.  

Re-enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year has begun!

Re-enrollment for returning students has begun and runs through Friday, February 23rd.  Current families may take advantage of last year's enrollment rate if the re-enrollment contract & deposit are submitted by February 23rd. This opportunity ends February 23, 2018 & enrollment opens to the community February 24, 2018.
Tuition rates & enrollment instructions are available on the website  on the Returning Students page, under the Admissions tab.
New features this year:
-Enrollment forms & contracts can be downloaded & typed.
-Signed enrollment forms & contracts can be submitted by email.
-Enrollment forms & contracts must be signed by both parents.
-Enrollment fees can also be paid through the Class Notes site.
Thank you for partnering with us for your child's education!

Congrats to the newest Clay County Science Fair winners from Grace Episcopal Day School!  Grace students took home 10% of ALL  awards presented in the Jr. High level, out of ALL Jr. High students in Clay County.  Pretty impressive stats!

Below is a breakdown of students and their winning projects:

Brooke L. won 3rd in Botany "Krazy K Plants"
Mary R. won 1st in Health/Medicine "Rock N Rollers"
Will L. won 3rd in Physics "Reel Deal"
Austin E. won 2nd in Botany "Do Worms Help Plant Growth?"

As part of reaching out into our community, we acknowledge our Christian responsibility to care for all of God's creatures.

Now through the month of February, we will collect items for the local Humane Society.  Items can be brought  to the Christian Formation classroom. 

On the Clay Humane Society webpage, those desiring to donate may also do so through a link to their Amazon wish list. Mrs. Peterson asks that anyone who chooses to donate via Amazon let her know so it can be added to the participation tally.

The Clay Humane Society Wish List 
Purina Brand dog/cat food: dry & canned 

Paper towels                      
Liquid hand soap               
XL black trash bags 
Rubbing alcohol 
cotton balls              
Lysol disinfectant spray    
Clorox wipes
Laundry Soap
Febreze pet odor eliminator spray 

White copy paper             
Post-It Notes             
Gift cards to Walmart or Staples 

Scoopable cat litter             
Bath or beach towels
Ziploc bags                       
Masking tape            
Band-aid bandages

The Jacksonville Humane Society Wish List
Dry & Wet Dog Food
Paper Towels
Dry & Wet Cat Food 
New Pipe Cleaners (non-used)
Dry & Wet Kitten Food 
Wand Toys for Cats
Cat Litter (any kind) 
Cat Toys (plastic)
Kong Toys (M, L, XL) 
Q-Tips & Cotton Balls
Puperoni Treats 
Fleece  Blankets (no stuffing)
Temptations Cats Treats 
New or Gently Used Towels

Congratulations to the new Artist of the Week, from Mrs. Rahn's PK4 class:  Peter C.  Peter used primary colors to paint an abstract painting based on the work of famous ductch painter Pieter Mondrian.  Way to go Peter!

Please join us for visiting author (and current grandparent) Mary Mueller, on Monday, February 12th.

Mary's writing has appeared in the following publications:  Disaster News Network, July, 2007; Bridges, Vol.12, Summer 2011;  Brethren Press, Mar. 3, 2013;  Brethren Press, Church of the Brethren 2014 Cookbook "Wit and Wisdom" sidebar.

Mary has written two other children's books, in addition to  What Do You Call an Ant?  Hi Butterfly, and  What Did You Bring Me? showcase Mary's humor and sensitivity to the world of children. She is a member of the Atlanta Writers Club.

Classes will meet in the Think Tank and you are welcome to join!
8:45-9:15        PK3 and 3rd grade
9:15-9:45        K and 1st
9:45-10:15      PK4 and 4th
10:15-10:45    2nd
10:45-11:15    5th
11:15-11:45    6th

Mark your calendars for a night out on the town!  
**Next Wednesday, February 14th is Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday.  1st-8th grade chapel service will be a combined service with Grace Episcopal Church members.  All are welcome to attend.

**Class Valentine's Day party times are as follows.  Consult your child's classroom teacher and homeroom parent for specific details.
Wednesday, February 14th, 11:30, PK3 and PK4
Wednesday, February 14th, 2:30, grades K-2

**There is no school on Friday, February 16th, but Extended Day will be open for children with reservations only.  Please email Mrs. Keyworth to make your reservation.

**There is no school on Monday, February 19th.  Extended Day is also closed.

**Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 21st, for Step Up Day.  More information will be in next week's newsletter, so be on the lookout.

**Please join us for the next Grace Parents Association Meeting - Monday, February 26th in the Think Tank - All are welcome!