Community Weekend 2021

November 5-8

Featured Event:

Community Day Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 6 from 3:30-6:30pm. There will be family-friendly fun for all ages at this Community Weekend signature event! No registration needed. Masks are required.

Live Music · Food Trucks · Community Activities · Selfie Booth · Hot Chocolate Bar · Yard Games · Community Art Project · Parents of Alumni Reunion · and much more!

Don't forget to pre-order your food from the Kentlands BBQ truck. Food will also be available for purchase on-site but special menu items like their famous ribs are only available through pre-order. Make sure you select "Grace Episcopal Day School" as your location when ordering. Pre-orders will close at 4pm on Friday 11/5.

CampfireLighting

'Sitting Around the Campfire' is the theme for our first-ever Community Weekend. At the heart of Grace is a commitment to providing a sense of belonging for everyone in our community, and so we encourage you to come and take your seat at the fire, tell your story, and warm yourself by the light of Grace. Whether you live down the street or in another country and no matter your connection to our special little school, we encourage you to participate as a deeply valued member of the Grace family.

 

No registration required! Mark your calendars and check back on this page for Zoom links and more information.

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November 5th - Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Grandparents, parents, and special friends should plan to join us for an in-person outdoor coffee gathering at 8:15am sponsored by the PTO and then a special virtual presentation at 1:30pm on Zoom!

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November 6th - Community Day Celebration

All are welcome to our first-ever Community Day Celebration! There will be family-friendly fun for all ages, live music, food trucks, and so much more! No registration needed. Masks are required.

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November 7th - Evensong Church Service & Gathering

Come enjoy a special All-Saints Evensong Choral Church Service at Grace Church in Silver Spring at 5:30pm and stay for a church and school gathering afterwards!

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November 8th - Grace Give Day and Symposium

Join our community in showing your support for our students and faculty during our first-ever Grace Give Day! This all-virtual event will feature special videos, community voices, a live mini-symposium, and match/challenge gifts to inspire your generosity!

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 5th - Grandparents and Special Friends Day

  • Coffee for Grandparents, Parents, and Special Friends

    8:15 - 9:15am

    In front of Grace Episcopal Day School - 9411 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895

    Join us for coffee and donuts as we start the school day. Sponsored by the PTO!

  • Virtual Presentation

    1:30 - 2:45pm

    Zoom (link coming soon!)

    Remarks and Q&A with Head of School Jennifer Danish followed by a special video presentation featuring all grades and livestream of our new "campfire" school tradition.

Saturday, November 6th - Community Day Celebration

  • Community Day Celebration

    3:30 - 6:30pm

    No registration needed. Masks are required.

    Grace Episcopal Day School - 9411 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895

    • Live Music
    • Rocklands BBQ Food Truck - Pre-order form
      (pre-ordering closes on 11/5 at 4pm)
    • Mr. Softee Truck
    • Hot Chocolate Bar
    • Parents of Alumni Reunion Tent
    • Arts and Crafts Tent
    • Selfie Booth w/ Props
    • Community Art Project
    • Yard Games & Community Activities

Sunday, November 7th - Evensong Church Service & Gathering

  • All-Saints Evensong Choral Service

    5:30 - 6:15pm

    Grace Episcopal Church - 1607 Grace Church Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Join us for a special church service featuring a performance from the wonderful Grace Episcopal Church Choir!

  • Church and School Community Gathering

    6:15 - 7:15pm

    Grace Episcopal Church - 1607 Grace Church Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    A special gathering hosted by the school with snacks, drinks, and good company!

Monday, November 8th - Grace Give Day and Symposium

  • Grace Give Day 2021

    All Day Virtual Event

    Special match/challenge gifts, community voices, videos galore, and special surprises are just a few of the things you can expect to see on Grace's first-ever day of giving! geds.org/giveday