THE STORM REPORT
THURSDAY April 13th, 2017  Find us on Facebook
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CINDERELLA
PROM
SOCCER
OFF-SEASON BASKETBALL
PARENTS OF THE SENIORS
LEGO ROBOTICS CAMP
GRACE PREP SCRIP
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April 13-17th:
Easter Break

April 28th:
In Service, No School

May 4-6th:
Musical

May 13th:
Prom

May 23-25th:
Air School

See other important dates on our school calendar at our website.
Tardy, Absent, Appointments During the Day?
If you need to reach Grace Prep about your student or have a general question, please email  info@graceprep.com .
Community Aid Bin
The Community Aid bin has arrived. This is a simple way to help raise money for GP. Just drop off your unwanted textiles (clothes, bedding, table linens, linens etc) in the bin and we will receive 4ยข per pound. Drive on through, drop your textiles in the bin, support Grace Prep, and Community Aid will use your donations to help those in need.
College Tuition  Is So Darn Cheap.
 We know you won't need this link, but just in case you live in the real world...

Click here to apply for federal financial aid. 
Host Families Needed!
Host an international student and embark on a cross-cultural adventure! 

This is an amazing opportunity for your whole family to learn about a new culture, make a new friend, and make a difference in someone's life.  All host  families receive a stipend to help 
offset food, utility, and  transportation costs.   

If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact Beth Shearer at   bethshearer@graceprep.com.
Don't Let College Be the Boss of You. 

These free resources at the College Board Website  c an help you get the jump on the future. 

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The First Show is Sold Out!
Get your tickets now before the clock strikes midnight!
Thursday night is SOLD OUT.
Friday
and Saturday shows are General Admission.
Come out and have some fun!

 We are still in need of volunteers to help with Atmosphere, Candy Grams, Concessions, helping with some minor sewing and ironing of costumes, props and meals for tech week.
Please email Lisa at lisamaderia@graceprep.com .
Footloose and Fancy Free

PROM 2017
This year's prom will be on Saturday, May 13th from 6-11 pm. To reserve a ticket, go to the front desk and instructions are there for you to complete. The tickets are  $50.  The menu will be h erb roasted chicken, ham, smashed red skin potatoes, buttered corn, garden salad, roll with butter, and dessert! There will also be a DJ and a photo booth, so if you don't have a ticket, get one now! 

If you are inviting a student that does not attend Grace Prep, please fill out the guest form (available at front desk) and return to Jarrod by Friday, April 22nd. 
It's Almost Soccer Season
Soccer is just around the corner!  Grace Prep will be requiring PIAA CIPPE physical forms in addition to the Grace Prep general student physical form, so if your student plans on competing in any sport, you will need to fill out that paperwork. Sports physicals are $30 through Med Express but physicals have to occur after June 1st to count for the next year. The forms will be sent out at a later time

We are looking for a parent to take over the responsibility of concession stand during home games. We are also looking for someone to be in charge of organizing packed lunches to away games during soccer season. This will not only feed the kids healthier food typically, it also gets us home earlier which is a huge plus! Click here to get this year's schedule. 
Off-Season Basketball

Current and potential Grace Prep boys basketball players are invited to join with our partners at St. Joseph's for off-season basketball. Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00  at the SJCA gym and involve some skill development and informal games. No need to RSVP, just show up whenever you're available! Contact Coach Gindhart if you have any questions at 
Parents of the Seniors



For the Graduation ceremony, please provide 2 or 3 pictures of your student, ie: a baby picture and elementary/middle school. If you have had other Senior pictures taken, send one as well. Otherwise, the school picture will be used. Please send those to Jake Stormer:   jakestormer7@gmail.com

Kids Can Exercise Their Mind and Body this Summer at Grace Prep

Our Chemistry and Engineering teacher Ray Regan is hosting two LEGO Robotics camps for the fifth consecutive year at Stepping Stones Church/Grace Prep High School during the week from Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th, 2017. A WeDo Robotics camp is offered for students entering grades K-3 and Mindstorms for students entering grades 3-8.  

This year, he is partnering with Soccer Shots on the WeDo Robotics. Parents can sign up child for WeDo Robotics starting at 9am and pick up their child after Soccer Shots at 12 noon. Registration for the Soccer Shots program can be done at their website  www.soccershots.org and then search for the Stepping Stones camp.



Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children's lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication.  
Jumping Scrip?

You can on these Dates:
Pickup 4/13
Order 4/24 - Pickup 4/27
Order 5/8 - Pickup 5/11
Order 5/22 - Pickup 5/25

Interested in signing up for Scrip? Please contact Jean at  jas10@psu.edu .

My wife and I have been using the Scrip program when our children were at Nittany Christian and have been using it since its inception at Grace Prep. Here is a short list of the benefits that we have found with the program:

- Buying gift cards helps you to budget and plan for your expenses. You know what you are spending and don't fall into the trap of excessive credit card spending.
- Buying gift cards from the numerous companies on Scrip is a great way to give Christmas and birthday presents.
- Planning a major home improvement project or appliance purchase, why not buy Scrip cards for Lowe's, Home Depot or Sears for example?
- For years while our children were attending Nittany Christian and Grace Prep we used the Scrip percentage that was attributed to us the purchaser to help pay for our children's tuition (a big help when you are sending four children through private school).
- Now that are children have all graduated we still purchase Scrip gift cards and donate the Scrip percentage back to the school and receive a tax deduction for the donation. What an easy way to bless the school by simply purchasing gift cards for necessities such as groceries and gas.

Grace and peace,
Bryan and Stacy Spang