Friday, December 28, 2012

GCA Donates to Decatur Community Cares

With the left over cookies from Grandparents' Day, Mrs. Joyce along with her mother and grandson, Nickolas, stuffed over 60 bags of cookies and delivered them to Decatur Community Cares for Christmas packages.

Each bag included a note wishing them a Merry Christmas from Grace Christian Academy!

Many thanks to Mrs. Joyce and her family for making this special donation possible!!

Grandparents' Day Shares Christmas Spirit!

K3 & K4 students sing "Go Tell It On the Mountain"

K5 & 1st Grade singing "Jingle Bells"

2nd & 3rd Graders enjoy singing "The Friendly Beast"

GCA Chorus Singing "Carol of the Bells"

GCA Chorus & Strings have fun with "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Friday, December 14, 2012

K4 Visit & Sing At Riverside

Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Morris' K4 classes took the opportunity to visit the residents of 
Riverside Place a couple of weeks ago.  They sang Christmas Songs and helped 
Mr. Williams celebrate his 90th Birthday!    
A wonderful experience for both children and adults!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

2012 Grandparent's Day - Dec. 18th

2012 Winter Festival "Rained" Cash for GCA

Many thanks to our awesome 2012 Winter Festival committee for making this year's Winter Festival exciting, new, and successful!  Rain was the theme for the day; however, it did not keep people from coming and enjoying all the new kids activites and games, the excellent student art show, the wonderful (huge) silent auction, the exciting live auction, the cool GCA general store, the creative
t-shirt, and the great food.  God continues to bless us each year and this year was no different as we were able to net out around $40,000 for GCA.

This of course would not have been possible without all our sponors and the support of many of our local businesses as well as all the dedicated volunteers including classroom moms, supportive teachers, creative and helpful students and of course you - the parents and students that came out and shared your time, resources and money! WOW...What an excited time!!

Congratulations & Thank You to the following students that sold the most raffle tickets:
Carlee Dolar - Preschool
Emily Grace Tuten - 1st -5th
Tommy Young - 6th - 8th
Brent Warr - 9th - 12th
Congratulations to the 2012 Raffle Winners:
Benelli Shotgun - Larry Keen
Louis Vuitton Luggage - Glenn Earnest
$1000.00 Cash - Dona Alday

Many thanks to our Raffle Sponsors:
Bainbridge Family Dentistry
Bank of the Ozarks
Bishop,s Jewelers
Brentwood Plantation
Carlee's Uncle Jay
Clifford & Cliff Dollar
Dairy Queen
Danimer Scientific
Elberta Crate & Box
First Port City Bank
First State Bank
Law Office of Josh C. Bell
Law Office of Eric Gay
Live 101.9
Southern Triad Construction
Southwest GA Farm Credit
Southwind Ford

MS Learns through Mock Legislature

GCA held its third annual Mock Legislature on Friday, November 16th . Middle school students were asked to talk to relatives and friends and come up with five topics for possible laws that might make Georgia a better place to live. They worked with their partners to write their bills and prepare their speaches to debate in the General Assembly.

3rd Graders Hike Mounds

Mrs. Butler's 3rd Grade class had the opportunity to tour, visit, and even climb the Kolomoki Mounds in Blakely, GA before Thanksgiving.  Kolomoki Mounds is the oldest and largest Woodland Indian site in the Southeastern United States.  It was occupied by the American Indians from 350 to 750 a.d.  Our students enjoyed touring the museum and learning about the Indian culture of that time, they had the opportunity to climbing the largest mound,  had a picnic down by the lake and finished the day with a round of minature golf.  Fun Day!

Thanksgiving Feast...Look Who Came to Visit!

GCA hosted some special guest for Thanksgiving this year.  Several Indians and Pilgrims came to enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast on our playground.  Many, many thanks to the Kindergarten parents that created a special day for our children!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pumpkin Party...Fun for All!

K-5 Students enjoyed a wonderful Pumpkin Party including, great food, great crafts and awesome games!

GCA Celebrates Veterans

Grace Christian Academy students celebrated Veterans' Day on November 12th with a wonderful program which included performances from the Elementary Chorus, GCA Strings, GCA Chorus, and the GCA Praise Band.  Mr. Tim Smith, US Army Specialist was the guest speaker for the event.  Many, Many thanks to Mr. Charlie Strickland, Mrs. Joyce McCook, and Mr. Mitch Hines for making this program possible!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Murr & McRae Named All Tournament Team

Congratulations Emily Murr for being named to the
Cougar Classic All Tournament Team!

Congratulations to Jack McRae for being named to the
Cougar Classic All Tournament Team!

Cougars Place 2nd in Cougar Classic

Donuts for Dads - Nov. 9. 2012


Mrs. Harrell and Mrs. Jones 4th and 5th grade students hosted their annual
"Donut's for Dads" event this morning in the GCA Dining Hall.
Thank you Dads for all you do!!!!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Picture Are Here!

Fall Pictures
Fall Pictures have arrived and are in the Front Office. 
Please take a moment to visit Mrs. Carol and pick up your pictures!!

GCA Parent Meeting - November 12th

The G-Team along with the GCA Administration would like to invite all parents to attend an informative Parent Meeting on Monday, November 12th @ 7:00 p.m.  Agenda items for this meeting will include some of the following;  Renweb, Middle School text books, and Honor Roll requirements.

If you have agenda items that you would like to see addressed, please call the front office and let Mrs. Carol know by Friday, November 9th! 

Coat Drive....HUGE Success!!

Many, many thanks to all of our GCA Students and Parent for making the Annual Farm Credit Coat and Blanket Drive a HUGE Success!!  As of the deadline, Oct. 31st, GCA had collected 430 items for this year!  Totally Awesome!!

Annual Farm Credit Coat & Blanket Drive

Thank You
GCA’s Student Government Association and Mrs. Harrell’s 4th grade class would like to take a moment and thank all of the teachers, students, family, and friends of GCA who contributed to the Annual Farm Credit Coat & Blanket Drive.  When asked to meet a community need, GCA stepped up willingly.  Last week’s challenge was to collect 146 additional items by October 31st in order to meet the original goal of collecting 300 items.  GCA didn’t just meet the challenge, we almost doubled that number and collected 276 additional items!  This brought the final total of items collected by Grace Christian Academy to 430!!!!  Wow!  And the timing couldn’t be better since the cold weather has begun.  Needs are already being met as some coats and blankets have already been distributed.  But of course, God’s timing is always perfect!

Once again, thanks to all who contributed!  Your willingness to share what you have with others has helped make this community effort a tremendous success.  Because of you, many families will be able to have a warmer winter. 

“He (John) replied to them, ‘The one who has two shirts must share with someone who has none, and the one who has food must do the same.’”

                                                                                                             Luke 3:27 

1st Grade Experience Apline Farms

The 1st Grade classes from GCA visited Aplin's Pumpkin Patch in Slocomb, AL on October 30th. The students were able to enjoy a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch where they got to pick their own pumpkin and sunflower. They visited the animals in the petting barn and learned about farm life in their interactive barn. After a picnic lunch, they had a fun trip through the corn maze!!

Preschool Students Enjoy Fireman Visit!

GCA's preschool students enjoyed a wonderful visit from our local fire department on Oct. 26th.  The kids enjoyed learning all about being a fireman and getting an opportunity to see and learn about the fire truck.

Friday, October 26, 2012

GCA's Key For Free Equipment/Supplies

You have the KEY to helping our school earn FREEequipment and supplies through the Harveys Hometown Educational Rewards program. If you have not registered your Hometown Rewards Key to support our school, you can do so at any Harveys Supermarket Customer service desk or by visiting Each time you shop, our school earns points towards FREE equipment and supplies! Our school code is: 43757.

Coat & Blanket Drive Ends Oct. 31st

The Annual Farm Credit Coat and Blanket Drive will be coming to an end next week - Oct. 31st and we are half way to our goal.  GCA's Student Government Assoc. and Mrs. Harrell's 4th grade class set an original goal of 300 items and as of Oct. 22nd we had received 156 items. 

Student Government Association members show some of the donated items.
Pictured are Sara Castoro, Jared Duke, Brent Warr, Emilee Murr, Kendi Castoro and Melissa Mills.
Remember we are collecting new and gently used coats, blankets, hats, gloves, sweatshirts, sweatpants, scarves, and vests.  Send all items by Wed. Oct. 31st.

Monday, October 15, 2012

4th Annual Coat & Blanket Drive

October has arrived and cold weather should be just around the corner.  As an outreach to our community, GCA's fourth grade class and Student Government Association will be teaming up with Southwest Georgia Farm Credit for the 4th Annual Coat and Blanket Drive.  The boys and girls are excited to be a part of the project again this year.  All GCA Families are asked to donate new or gently used coats, blankets, gloves/mittens, scarves, knit caps, sweaters, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sleeping bags, and even socks (preferably new socks).  Last year GCA passed their 200 item goal and collected 274 items.  This year the goal for GCA is 300 items!!

The drive will run from October 15th - October 31st. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Book Fair Coming Oct. 29th - Nov. 2nd

2012 Book Fair .........Oct. 29th - Nov. 2nd

Book Fair Hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Family Night is Monday, Oct. 29th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer to help, please let Monica or Carol know.

Here is the link for our upcoming book fair -

Chemical Colors??

Can you tell what chemical they are burning by the color? 
Mrs. Lambert's Physical Science Class is observing the flame colors of different salts.

"Play" Makes Learning Fun!!

Mrs. Morgans first grade students enjoyed sharing their learning experience by performing (2) plays recently. One of the plays told of the story of Christopher Columbus - "Columbus Sails West" while the other play shared information about bird's migrating South - "Ready To Fly" 
Front - Chloe Faircloth, Ethan Burke, & Ella Grace Elkins
Back - Jackson Williams, Carson Lynn, Allie Lewis, Emily Grace Tuten
MacKenzie Antis, Hannah Wilson, Emily Grace Tuten & Daisy Pelletier