Friday, April 4, 2019
Willy Wonka JR is here!
Tonight's the Night
6:30 PM
Grace Episcopal Church
We can't wait to see you there!

Wonka Bar Sales:

* 150 Wonka Bars will be available for purchase for $5.00 each TONIGHT. 1 lucky bar contains a Golden Ticket & the audience will be instructed from stage when it is time to open them. Due to high demand, we'd like to limit sales to 2 bars per family.

If you love the show so much you want to share it with your friends and family:

*You can be the proud owner of a video of the Willy Wonka JR., performance. To pre-order your copy of the production, complete this form and return to the front office with your payment. You can also pay online through Class Notes.
Free 3rd - 8th Grade Soccer Clinic
Does your child LOVE soccer?
Carlos Campos, Head Coach for the Episcopal School of Jacksonville Girls Middle School soccer team, is offering a FREE soccer skills clinic at Grace. The clinic will be held on April 23rd, from 3:15-4:45 p.m. on our campus. This opportunity is open to boys and girls 3rd grade-8th grade. Please click on the button below if you would like your child to participate.
Does your child love to sing?
Join the Grace Children's Choir for FREE!
Susan Conroy is the new Music Director at Grace Episcopal Church and will be leading the Grace Children's Choir.  Susan holds a BS degree from the Crane School of Music in New York where she was a full scholarship winner studying oboe, organ, conducting, and composition. She also holds MA and Ph.D. Degrees from Michigan State. 

Susan has directed award winning choirs at elementary, middle, and high school music festivals. Her choirs have performed with the Joffrey Ballet of New York and the Vienna Choir Boys. She has been a school teacher and administrator K-12 as well as a college professor at several Colorado universities.  

Since moving to Florida last year, Susan has been a cellist with the Jacksonville Civic Orchestra, and a member if the Ancient City Brass Ensemble. She teaches music at the Daniel Academy and regularly performs at Sunrise Retirement Center.  

Together Susan and her husband Allen have 7 children and 12 grandchildren. They enjoy camping, gardening, photography, tennis, and swimming.  

Susan is looking forward to working with our students at Grace and will be having choir practice Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:00 PM in the music room beginning on April 11.   
Wonka Bar Winners
Student Spotlight
Check out two of Grace's awesome students. They were each the the lucky winners of a Student Spotlight in the Eagle Extras this week.
Cayden - 3rd grade
Cayden is 9 years old and his favorite color is red. He loves PE, video games, Marvel comics, and his puppy, Bentley. His favorite sport is baseball. One of his favorite movies is Captain Underpants. One of Cayden's dreams is to travel to Italy one day. He's in the Willy Wonka JR play tonight playing the roles of an oompa-loompa and a candy kid. Cayden is looking forward to this summer when he hopes to go on a cruise with his family.
Kathryn - 3rd grade
Kathryn is 9 years old and her favorite color is red. She loves the book Ghost and playing with her puppy, Scout. Her favorite subject in school is Art and she enjoys swinging on the swings on the playground. Her favorite places to visit are Colorado and Hawaii and she couldn't live without her family, her dog, and golf. She's looking forward to going to camp this summer.
Vote for Grace!
We've been nominated and need your votes!
We're in the running, but need your votes. This contest is a little tricky, but we can win with your help!

Here are the details of how this contest works. Grace has been nominated in the EDUCATION category for the following things:

-Best Preschool
-Best Private School
-Best Teacher (several have been nominated, pick your favorite!)
-Best Administrator (Mrs. Bast)

Here's where it gets tricky:

-You can nominate or vote one time per day, per device (laptop, phone, desktop, work computer, home computer, kids devices, etc.)

-Below is the link to vote - make sure to vote in all the Education categories that Grace is nominated in. (Sometimes it takes a while to load. Just hang in there for a few.)

-Feel free to spread the word! You can share everything on Facebook after you vote.

-If you save this email, you can just open this email every day from all of your devices and click on the link below to nominate/vote.

-Thanks for helping us out!
Looking for Summer Camp options? What about private music lessons? Maybe a little extra academic support or challenge?
Grace has exciting new summer camp options for all ages!
Check out the button below to read all about the exciting new options for Summer 2019 at Grace! You don't want to miss out!
Artists of the Week
The Preschool Artists of the Week are Gage and Ava from Mrs. Rahn's PK4 Class. They used crayon and water colors to illustrate gorgeous vases of flowers after reading the book Ish by Peter Reynolds. Lovely work kids!
Congratualtions to our new Artists of the Week, from the 7th grade Jillian and Morgan. Each of these girls used watercolor to paint an image of a heart with an uplifting and encouraging message incorporated in their painting. These pictures were inspired by the work of famous American painter, Jim Dine.
Seen Around Campus
3rd quarter straight A's - woop woop!
Even the big kids enjoyed Grace Sunday
MIllion+ word readers enjoyed breakfast together this week
Grace's 6th-8th grade Flag Football team is awesome
Oompa-Loompas hard at work
Play practice in full effect
Important Dates and Reminders
  • 2nd - 8th grade standardized testing will begin the week of April 8th. Please make sure your child eats a good breakfast each day and is at school on time. Late arrivals will have to make up test days and we'd just love to have everyone here on time next week.

  • Mark your calendars for Spirit Night at the Fleming Island Chick-Fil-A on Thursday, April 25th, from 4-8 PM. Please make sure you tell them you are from Grace when you order.

  • The date of the school talent show has changed to Friday, May 24th.

  • Our uniform closet is exploding, so we're closed for donations of all things except Chapel jumpers, Chapel skirts, Grace logoed apparel, Grace t-shirts, and Grace sweatshirts. On the flip side, if your child's clothing is getting short or tight because it's the end of the school year, come shop the uniform closet in the front office where all items are only $1! It's the best bargain in town!
You can always give to the Grace Fund
If you've found yourself with a little extra and would like to make a gift to the Grace Fund, donations are always gratefully accepted.