Friday, November 20, 2009

MS Students enjoy Historic Westville

The entire Middle School student body enjoyed a beautiful day in Historic Westville on Friday, November 13th. They had an opportunity to visit with Desoto, General Oglethorpe, Mary Musgrove, a Frontiersman, and even a Creek Indian and his camp. A few of the students even got to see a Cherokee Blacksmith and enjoy an African Storyteller. What a great way to make history come alive!!

Scholastic Book Fair Earns - $2,795.12

Many, Many thanks to everyone of helping us have such a successful event! WAY TO GO!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Literature Come to Life at GCC Meeting

GCA Elementary and High School students performed a "mini" literature event at the November GCC meeting. Several 3rd graders were on hand to show how they celebrated their book -"Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs", Sam McRae told about his selected character and book, while some of the high school students explained how they celebrated and educated the elementary students on Shakespear. It is always great seeing what our kids are learning and experiencing!

Announcement...WF Raffle Deadline

We have had several student request to sell raffle tickets through the Thanksgiving Holidays; therefore, we have extended our deadline to Monday, November 30th. If you would like to continue to sell your tickets, please note that they must be turned in no later than Nov. 30th to be counted towards your total and have and opportunity to win one of the $150 prizes.

If you have finished selling, please turn in your tickets by this Friday. PLEASE NOTE..... We need all tickets returned (sold or unsold) as we have others needing tickets and we need extras the night of the festival!

Tip-Off Tournament @ Byne

The Cougar Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball teams competed in a Tip-Off Tournament November 6th & 7th at Byne Memorial Baptist in Albany. Congratulations to the girls as they placed third in the tournment and congratulations to Brock Bailey and Taylor McDonald for being named on the all Tournament Team!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

GCC Meeting - Monday, November 16th

Please mark your calendars for our next GCC (Grace Christian Connection) meeting scheduled for Monday, November 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Topics of Discussion will include: Highlights from our English/Literature event that was held Oct. 28th ; all the current news on our 2009 Winter Festival; Trip Week planned for March 2010; Moms In Touch ; GCA Foundation news; and sports news from the Cougar Booster Club.
The GCC provides a great opportunity to learn more about your school and creates an avenue service for our parents that want to get more involved. Please make plans to join us!

Monday, November 9, 2009

8th Graders Enjoy Classics in Macon

The 8th Grade Literature Class enjoyed a wonderful trip to Wesleyan College in Macon for the Chamber Theatre Production of Classics! A talented Boston Troupe performed five "classic" plays that are currently being studied in their literature curriculum.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pumpkin Day Party for Fun for K-4

Mrs. Morris K-4 class had fun celebrating at their Pumpkin Day Party on October 30th.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cougar Running Club is Created

GCA has started a new club - the Cougar Running Club and they will begin meeing (Running) this Wednesday, November 4th. The club is open to any and all GCA students grades 1st -12th. The club will gather each Wednesday after school and run from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. at the YMCA. Students can run or walk laps at their own pace and progress will be rewarded with prizes! CRC will continue each Wednesday until the end of school in May.

1st Graders Visit Aplin Farm's

The first graders went on a field trip to Aplin Farm's Pumpkin Patch on October 23rd. They visited a pumpkin and sunflower field where they each got to choose their own pumpkin and sunflower. They also enjoyed a petting barn and a farm life maze. Everyone had a great time! After the kids returned to school, they got to participate in a math activity with their pumpkins. They measured and weighed each pumpkin and then they counted the seams and seeds inside. As a finale, they got to carve their pumpkins and turn them into their very own Jack-O-Lantern.

Square 1 Art - Order Deadline Nov. 11th

Be on the lookout for YOUR CHILD's ART....It's on 20 LARGE STICKERS, now isn't that smart? Our kids are excited, they're one of a kind! But ordering more products is a rare find?
Square 1 Art will be coming home with your child next week. You will be able to order your childs artwork on stationery, ornaments, puzzles and more.....shirts, aprons, tiles, to good to ignore! Deadline for orders will be Wednesday, November 11th.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

K-4's Enjoy Visiting Riverside Place

Mrs. Morris & Mrs. Cox K-4 kids enjoyed a fun "field trip" to Riverside Place Assisting Living Facility here in Bainbridge. The residents of Riverside were throughly entertained by our precious children!