It is hard to believe that this is the last week of our first quarter.  I am not really sure where those weeks have gone, but there is no slowing us down! As we are gearing up for another busy week, please take notice of some important announcements coming up.

Chesapeake at Sandstone

On Wednesday, our class will be traveling down to the Chesapeake at Sandstone apartments to spend time with the seniors there.  We will be participating in a short Remembrance Day service and visiting with some of the seniors there for a short time in the morning.  Permission slips have gone home and should be returned as soon as possible.  With such a small class, a few drivers would be appreciated.  We are looking forward to our time with these residents.

Remembrance Day Service

Friday, November 8th, marks the date for Grace Christian School’s annual Remembrance Day service. The service will begin at 2:00 pm and last for approximately one hour.  We welcome GCS parents to attend the service.

We are asking for your help in inviting veterans and current serving members of the military to the service. If you know that a veteran or service person will be in attendance as a result of your invitation, please contact Mrs. Thompson at and give her the individual’s name, rank, and field of service.

Also, Mr. Ellis is once again preparing a Power Point to be played during the service; therefore, we are soliciting photographs of family members who served during the World Wars, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict, or in peace-keeping.  Any photos received will be scanned and returned in a timely manner. We understand that they are family treasures. Photos can also be scanned at home and e-mailed to the school at  Please indicate the name, rank, field of service, arena and time served (e.g. Corporal Joe Smith, army, France, 1939-1945) of the individual pictured, as well as the relationship to your student (e.g. great-uncle of Katie Jones, grade three).  Please note that photos shared in previous years are on file and do not need to be re-submitted, but, if adjustments or corrections are required, please send that information. New photos and/or adjustments must be received by Mr. Ellis no later than 3pm, Monday, November 5th.


Online Lunch Program

We are excited to announce the implementation of our new online ordering and payment platform, Green Apple Pay. This platform will allow parents and students to order items from the Milk & Lunch Program.  Green Apple Pay will be the only method of ordering from the milk and lunch program so it is important that you take the time to log in and set up your parent account. Please follow these four simple steps to start the login process:

  1. Click the following link and enter your email address (the one registered with GCS).
  2. Green Apple Pay will then send the password reset link to that email.
  3. Click the link in your email to navigate to the page where you set-up your new password.
  4. Once your password has been reset, you can login to using your email as the username and using your new password.

If you have any questions, please contact Selena Ellis at


Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday evening (November 14) from 6-9pm and Friday morning (November 15) from 10am-12pm.  More information will be sent home in the coming days outlining how you can schedule interview times for your child’s teachers.

Assessments this Week:

Friday: Spelling Test and Math Quiz

Important Dates

Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Service
Nov 11 – Remembrance Day (No Classes)
Nov 14 – Report Cards / Parent Teacher Interviews
Nov 15 – Parent Teacher Interviews (No Classes)
Nov. 23 – Annual Pancake Breakfast (8am – 11am)