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MLK, Jr. Donation Drive through January 18

January 11, 2022

The PTO has chosen the Kind Works’ Afghan refugee resettlement program as the beneficiary for a donation drive in honor of MLK, Jr.

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Holiday Cheer

December 16, 2021

Visit geds.org/community/happy-holidays-2021/ to view our holiday video, recording of Christmas Chapel, letter from the Head of School, and more!

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Holiday “Cups of Cheer”

November 23, 2021

To give back in this season of gratitude, Kindergarten through Grade 5 students assembled 160 “Cups of Cheer” for the elderly in Montgomery County. Working with Small Things Matter, students wrote cards and filled mugs with tea, coffee and cocoa packets to help warm hearts and hands. Read more about Small Things Matter, https://smallthingsmatter.org/.

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Student Council Donation Drive

November 23, 2021

The Grace Student Council held a donation drive for Shepherd’s Table the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Preschool through Grade 5 students brought bags of coffee, sugar, broth, quinoa, lentils, canned coconut milk, and lots more to support their neighbors and the mission to “improve quality of life, create a pathway towards self-sufficiency, and inspire hope for the most vulnerable experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, and poverty.” To read more about Shepherd’s Table, https://www.shepherdstable.org/.

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Program Spotlight: Project Based Learning and Project Zero

November 16, 2021

At last week’s information session, Jessica Boritz and Christine Comas shared about the ways in which Project Based Learning (PBL) and Project Zero Thinking Routines are being used in Grace classrooms to deepen our students’ learning. If you were unable to join us, you can watch a recording of their presentation here.
https://vimeo.com/644822569.

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Gryphons Get Vaccinated!

November 9, 2021

On Saturday, November 6, just days after the final CDC vote, Grace offered a community-wide vaccine clinic for children ages 5-11. Thanks to everyone who passed the word, 140 children received their first dose! There were few anxious souls but by and large the children were upbeat and energized. And, parents were incredibly grateful. Special thanks goes to our Safeway friends on the west coast who made sure we had the vaccine in time and to our local Pharmacy Staff who were incredibly supportive throughout the process and gentle as they worked with the children.

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Grace Give Day! Monday, November 8

November 5, 2021

Mark your calendars for our first-ever Grace Give Day on 11/8! This all-day virtual event will feature exciting match & challenge gifts, community voices, special video content, and much more! Check back here on Monday to see it all.

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Congratulations to our Student Council Officers

October 29, 2021

Congratulations to our newly elected Student Council Officers! Last week was an exciting week of campaign posters, speeches, and voting. We are so proud of the many students who ran for student council this year. We can’t wait to see all of the ways these leaders inspire all of our students- stayed tuned for updates on upcoming student council plans.

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Thriving Through Interdependence: Grace Episcopal Day School Finds Hope and Resilience Amidst the Pandemic

October 21, 2021

In a piece for NAES, Jen Danish wrote, “Grace has thrived and succeeded in this pandemic through an interdependent relationship amongst our entire community.”

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