Vol. 1 | No. 4
Dear Future Grace School Gators,
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
This time of year is full of wonderful traditions including time with family, holiday meals, Christmas lights, baking treats, and so much more. As we enter the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, it is important to take time to remember the reason why we celebrate.
“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord.” – Luke 2:11 NIrV
This verse is our students memory verse for December. Every month we have a new memory verse, bottom line, and life application (app) that our students discuss during weekly chapel and in their Christian Studies class. What is a life app? It is what God can do in you to change the world around you. Our students do more than just memorizing scripture. We encourage them to engage in deep conversations about biblical principles and how it’s applies to their lives.
This month, our students helped collect and wrap new toys for Lilly’s Toy Box. Lilly’s Toy Box is a non-profit organization (started by one of our Grace School students when she was eight) devoted to providing new toys, books and other gifts to children going through a difficult time. To date, Lilly has given away more than 8,000 toys to families impacted by hurricanes, fires, and many other economic challenges.
At Grace School, we have a host of time-honor Christmas traditions. Santa always comes for a visit and photo session. Doors are decorated by teachers and students, it can be quite an intense competition. Polar Express day where students wear pajamas and have hot cocoa and treats while watching the movie. Freezing cold letters from Santa are delivered – because they arrived directly from the North Pole! And many other Christmas time activities that help bring the magic of the holiday season to our students. Please take a moment to view some of the photos below.
Important Admissions Dates and Information:
Now is the time to start gathering and submitting additional components required to complete applications. Priority application deadline is January 22, 2021. To see the list or required components by grade level please see the Admissions Checklist. If you need hard copies of the teacher recommendation forms, they can be found here:
- Teacher Rec. Form PreK3-Kindergarten
- Teacher Rec Form 1st-5th Grade
- Teacher Rec. Form 6th -8th Grade English
- Teacher Rec. Form 6th-8th Grade Math
If your child is applying for grades K-8, now is the time to schedule your admissions testing! Call Education Specialists at 713-461-7996 to make your appointment. Space is limited due to social distancing guidelines. You will need to complete the Education Specialists Questionnaire to take with you to your testing appointment.
Due to Covid-19 we will be conducting student and family interviews via Zoom to replace student visitation days. Please be on the lookout for an invitation to schedule your date and time.
“Having done A LOT of research on private schools in our area, Grace School was recommended by a few friends/acquaintances. This school is a hidden gem!! My children have been in the public school system for the last few years, and I was concerned about their transition into a smaller private school. They are thriving! Grace is a warm, nurturing environment. They have instilled in my children the same core values that we uphold at home: kindness, respect, responsibility… And they teach these values in a very loving way, within a Christian framework.
As a side note, my children have also commented that they have not seen any real bullying, which is a stark contrast to what they witnessed in their prior school. They take pride in being “Grace Kids.” Glad to be a part of this awesome school community.” – Current Middle School Parent