Friday, February 1, 2019
Why you should register for the
Superhero Run...
When else will you look cool wearing a cape?

Because if you have kids, you know you'll be awake anyway!

It's a good Facebook/Insta photo op - people will think you actually exercise.

If you don't like to run, we'll have free donuts and coffee.

Because you love Grace Episcopal Day School!
Saturday, February 16, 2018
8:00 AM - 1 Mile Fun Run
8:30 AM - 5K and 8K
Be there.
We have PRIZES!!!
Re-enrollement has begun and
we have PRIZES!
We are excited to open enrollment to current Grace families TODAY, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Families can go to the school’s website and select the appropriate contract for their student(s). Contracts should be signed and submitted with the enrollment fee, in order for a student’s place to be held for next year. Please note a reduced enrollment fee is in effect through February 15, 2019.

Congrats to the Hoffman and McInnis families for being the first to re-enroll! Mrs. Bast has fun prizes for those that re-enroll quickly. Don't miss out! You never know what you might win!
Calling all active and retired military parents and grandparents!
We need you!
We love our military families! We'd like to take a group photo of all of our military parents and grandparents after Flag on Monday, February 11th. You can be in uniform or not. All active and retired members of the military are welcome. We will feature the photo in one of our "Behind the Cape" Superhero Run newsletters, as well as during the run. Mark your calendars!
Have you heard about CISV?
"My experience with CISV/Denmark was great! Katrine was my match and over the summer she lived with my family and me for three weeks and then I went to Denmark and lived with her and her family for three weeks. One of my favorite parts of my visit to Denmark was  visiting Tivoli, which is the second oldest amusement park in the world."

- Rowan Fix, 7th Grade, Grace Episcopal Day School
At Grace we empower students to become self-directed critical thinkers.
In the aftermath of World War II, psychologist Dr. Doris Allen led an initiative to promote world peace. She was a firm believer that the success of the peace movement lay with children. In 1946, she created Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV). Her vision was to bring children together from all over the world to learn to respect different and common values. Today CISV operates in 69 countries and 200 cities across the world. Rowan Fix, Grace 7 th  grader, has participated in this program and had the opportunity to host an exchange student and to travel to Denmark last summer. If you're interested in participating in CISV, paperwork will be sent home in next week's Wednesday folders. It's an amazing experience.
It's time for vision check ups.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Did you know that one out of every four children has a vision problem that may affect behavior or learning? Young children may not know they are seeing incorrectly which can make it difficult for parents or teachers to know there is a vision problem.

Vision Is Priceless will be screening for risks of eye disease at Grace Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 8:45 a.m.

Before the screening: Tell your child’s teacher if you do NOT want your child screened. Make sure your child wears his/her glasses or contacts, if needed, on the day of the screening.

After the screening: Your child’s results are confidential and will only be shared with you and the school. Please remember, vision screening is only the first step and does not replace a full eye exam. If we find a concern, we will send you a letter explaining what to do next. Early detection can make a difference in your child’s vision, so any vision problems we identify should be assessed by an eye doctor.

Vision Is Priceless is a local, nonprofit agency that serves as the premier community resource for improving the vision health of First Coast children and adults through screening, referral and education. The services we provide are FREE to our clients and are supported through the generosity of organizations, schools, and individuals like you.

What is the Norwegian term for a long, narrow sea inlet carved out by a glacier?
At Grace, we challenge students to thrive in an academically rigorous environment.
A fjord...did you guess correctly? This was the winning question in this year's middle school GeoBee.

The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The bee was started in 1989 and is open to students in the fourth through eighth grade. The year Grace middle school students participated in a weekly geography elective in preparation for the bee. In the school competition, Connor McInnis placed 1 st , Nathalie Pruett 2 nd , and Cecilia Croft 3 rd . Connor moves on to take the online state GeoBee qualifying exam. Congratulations everyone!
Go Grace Eagles!
Let's cheer on our EAGLES!
Grace's Flag Football Schedule:
5-Feb @ 5:15 vs. St. Marks @ St. Marks
12-Feb @ 4:30 vs. Beaches @ TBD
19-Feb @ 4:30 vs. JCDS @ JCDS
26-Feb @ 4:30 vs. San Jose @ San Jose

Grace's Volleyball Schedule:

14-Feb @ 4:30 vs. St. Marks 3 @ St. Marks
21-Feb @ 4:30 vs. St. Marks 2 @ St. Marks
7- March @ 5:15 vs. RPDS @ San Jose
Can you extract DNA?
At Grace we challenge students to thrive in an academically rigorous environment.
Because Grace students can! In 7th grade science, Grace students are studying genetics, specially the nitrogen bases found in DNA that make up the amino acids that form protein chains. We are able to see the DNA “twisted ladder” when we extract it from a strawberry. Isn't science amazing? Aren't our students and teachers amazing?
Artist of the Week
Congratulations to our new Artists of the Week from Mrs. Lindholm's 7th grade class: Chloe and Austin. They each used markers to create colorful graphic design pictures based on their first names.
Grace and AJ from Mrs. Rahns’ PK 4 class are our Artists of the Week for Preschool. In Art we read about penguins and practiced a movement song, "The Penguin Dance!" They had fun drawing a figure 8, then coloring a Penguin in art class!  This definitely was an inspiration to draw a penguin! Grace and AJ what a fantastic drawing of an arctic bird that doesn’t fly, but waddles. So...“When you look at me a penguin you will see!”
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