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!!