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Nov/Dec 2016


GRACE Home School Association
10128 Bennett SE - Lowell, MI 49331
(616) 204-4920

GRACE Home School Association
November / December 2016 Newsletter

Community News:

1. Friday, December 2nd is MAKE UP PICTURE DAY @ GRACE! A LifeTouch photographer will be present to take your student photos in the HSB    Gym. We would like all our students (and teachers!) to get their photo taken for the 2016-2017 GRACE yearbook. You may also purchase photo packages direct from LIfeTouch. They do a professional job that is sure to please! Photo package flyers are available at the HSB on Picture Day! 
2. H2O Ladies Fellowship has its next meeting on Friday, December 9th and meets in the Family Room from 10:00-11:00.  We call this H2O / Home School Helps & Opportunities.  It is a time to exchange ideas, learn from other home schooling moms, ask questions and just enjoy the community of moms at GRACE.  Anyone is welcome.  The H2O meeting topic is yet to be decided.  If you have young children, they may play in the area nearby, so that you don’t have to resort to child care.  Coffee and muffins are served!
3. Girls of GRACE Book Club meets the 2nd Friday of each month in Room 2 over the lunch break, from 12:00-12:40.  Join us as we share the books we love with each other!  Get new ideas from your friends for books you will want to read next!  Bring your lunch with you and we’ll eat as we chat about books. The next meeting will be on December 9th
4. The Resource Center (Library) is now available for students in grades 9-12 ONLY for independent and quiet study time.  Students must sign in on the sheet located on the hall table on Fridays in order to be in the library, and must sign in for EACH hour used.  Otherwise students may still use Room B which is located next to the kitchen off the Family Room for a less noisy and less active place of study.  
5. Next Pizza Lunch Day is Friday, December 2nd. Family members are welcome to join in!
6. Thanksgiving Break is Friday, November 25th ONLY.  All Tuesday classes that week will meet as usual.
7. Christmas Break is coming!  If we do not have any snow days before then, the dates for Christmas Break are as follows: 
Dec. (13) & 16, (20) & 23, (27) & 30.  *Parentheses Indicate Tuesday class dates.  If there is a snow day on a Tuesday or a Friday, then the corresponding date(s) will be used for make-up days (13) & 16.

8. There is a plan to have a Creation Museum Trip this coming May 2017, geared more for middle-school aged and older students and their families.  The tentative dates are May 8,9 & 10 which fall on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week.  This would be during the last week of classes for the year (providing we don’t have a make-up day for snow in the 2nd semester).  Chelsea Eerkes and Randy Hazenberg will be the coordinators for this amazing opportunity and there is a Parent Meeting planned for Friday, December 9th at 1:45 to discuss the details and begin making plans.  Mark your calendars!!!  Keep in mind that there will be limited seating availability for this trip.
Regular Items:

1. Pizza Lunch happens the first Friday of every month.  You get a slice of pizza and a choice of 3 sides for only $3.00.  Drink, bowl of tossed salad, fresh fruit, dessert, and chips are the items to choose from.  Come and enjoy.  Lunch is served in the gym.  You may eat with your children, or with other parents who may stay for lunch. 
2. BAD WEATHER ALERTS:  We certainly hope we won’t need to worry about this anytime very soon, but in case of bad weather that would necessitate school closing, check your local radio and TV stations for the HSB (Home School Building) to be closed.  This information would be posted early on the morning, usually by 6:30-7:00 a.m.  In the event that Wyoming Public Schools close, the HSB automatically closes for the day, which means we will NOT have classes in the building.
3. GRACE Website:
4. We have a GRACE Home School Association FACEBOOK page.  LIKE us today!  Tell your friends about us too!
Important Upcoming Dates:

a.       Make Up Picture Day (all students photographed for the yearbook!!)  December 2nd  in the gym. 
b.       H2O Ladies Fellowship Meeting: Friday, December 9th in the Family Room 10:00-11:00 
c.       Girls of GRACE Book Club / Next Meeting: Friday, December 9th 
d.      Pizza Lunch : Friday, December 2nd 
e.       Thanksgiving Break – Friday, November 25th ONLY.  Tuesday class of that week WILL BE IN SESSION.
We welcome any and all suggestions for making our program run more smoothly, to improve communication between families and to help us grow into a better organization. 
We not only want to provide quality education for our families’ children, but we would like to know about other opportunities to minister to those in the community.

Waverly Gentry
Administrative Assistant
Grace Home School Association
email address:
Telephone: 616-204-4920


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