Hawaii Week: Photo and Video Recap!

Kids in Hawaiian clothing.

What a BIG, fun week! We had a lot of activities — especially Hawaiian Dress-Up Day and our luau party. We’ve collected all our videos and photo albums here for your viewing pleasure.

Hawaii Dress-Up Day

Pearly Shells by the Grace Community School Summer Camp

Bonita Springs Infants

Diet Coke and Mentos Volcano

Golden Gate Slip ‘n’ Slide

Photo Albums

Don’t forget to like and share! Remember, you can see all the upcoming fun on the Grace Community School Calendar.

Grace Community School Karate Class

Karate Class kids

By now you’ve probably heard that Grace Community School has weekly Karate Class. Would you like to see what goes on each week in Karate Class? You can! Just check out the videos below.

Mr. Pete leads the Grace Community School American Kenpo Karate Class.
Mr. Pete leads the Grace Community School American Kenpo Karate Class.

Ready to sign up? Contact any one of our nine locations and let them know!

Summer Camp 2017 Bounce House and Water Slide Schedule

Summer Event Schedule 2017 Graphic

Summer is here! By popular demand, here are all the Summer Camp 2017 event schedules for all Grace Community School locations. Want to know when the next bounce house or water slide is? This is the place.

Don’t forget our theme weeks! You can also see those on the Grace Community School Calendar.

We’ve made it even more convenient — subscribe to our email list, and download the Grace Community School App (Apple App Store for iPhone/iPad and Google Play for Android), and you’ll get notifications for each event the day before. It’s never been easier to stay informed!

Port Charlotte

Bonita Springs

Cape Coral Miramar

Fort Myers

Golden Gate

Lehigh Acres

North Fort Myers

Naples Park

Skyline

Summer Theme Weeks

Summer Camp 2017 Theme Week Schedule

Field Day 2017, and Stuffed Animals!

Field Day 2017

Friday was our 2017 Field Day for our Pre-K and Kindergarten students.

We had a lot going on this past week! It was also Animal Planet Week, with Stuffed Animal Day on Friday.

We documented all the fun with photos and videos.

Kids with stuffed animals
So many cuddly friends!

There’s way too much to put one one page, so here are links to all our photo albums. Just scroll down and click to get to all the albums. Watch our slideshows, too!

Field Day 2017

Bonita Springs

Cape Coral Miramar

Golden Gate

Lehigh Acres

Fort Myers

North Fort Myers

Naples Park

Port Charlotte

Stuffed Animal Day

Fort Myers

North Fort Myers

Naples Park

Port Charlotte

Skyline

Lehigh Acres

Bonita Springs

Kids with stuffed animals
Thank you for bringing in all your friends for Stuffed Animal Day!

What to Read Next?

Woman thinking

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How to Sign Up for Special Classes at Grace Community School

Why Did Grace Community School Build New Playgrounds at Every Location?

Unlocking Success at Grace Community School

All Around the World — But There’s No Place Like Home!

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Around the World Week

At Grace Community School, there is always something fun and educational going on. Around the World Week was especially fun — we made stops in Italy, Mexico, China, France, and Germany; we even sampled food from each different country!

Pizzas in Italy!
Pizzas in Italy!

So much America!
So much America!

International travel was fun, but it was good to come home.

Want photos and videos like this sent right to your phone? Check out the free Grace Community School App!

Fairy Tales!

Dreams really do come true!

Fairy Tale Dress-Up Day
We dressed up as our favorite Fairy Tales characters!

 

Every week is a different theme week at Grace Community School, and this past week was no exception.

Want to know what’s coming up next? Check out our school calendar.

Happy Easter 2017 from Grace Community School

Happy Easter!

Kids with Easter eggs

We did a whole lot this Easter week, but our students especially enjoyed the egg hunts!

“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.” — Matthew 28:6

Let us show you all the fun we had in video form.

We’ve collected all our Easter photo albums for you to check out. Just click the links below!

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How to Sign Up for Special Classes at Grace Community School

Plus: Why You’d Want To!

Special Classes at Grace Community School
Special Classes at Grace Community School

Karate, Dance, Music, and Art Special Classes at Grace Community School

In addition to the Grace Community School core curriculum, we have special classes available!

Grace Community School Special Classes for your child!
Grace Community School Special Classes for your child!

These special classes are for Grace Community School students ages three years and up (for Karate Class and Dance Class) and two years and up (for Art Class and Music Class). Experienced instructors come in once a week for half-hour instructional periods with the kids. Each class is just $10 per week per child. Your child can participate in one, two, three, or all four classes. Classes run year-round, and enrollment is always open as long as we have space (wait lists are taken if a class is full)

How to Sign Up

Signing up is easy! Just ask your Grace Community School location for the sign-up form, fill that out, and you’re all set. You can start and stop at any time.

We make fun creative projects each week in Grace Community School Art Class!
We make fun creative projects each week in Grace Community School Art Class!

Our Whole Life Approach to Child Care

We have a “whole life” approach to child care. There are many aspects of a child’s education and development that our program helps with. Core classes include our phonics and math programs, as well as Bible Time, physical education, and much more. We want children to learn as much as possible, and have fun at the same time! Our special classes contribute to these goals. One thing that all of our classes have in common is an emphasis on self-control. To be good at dance, or martial arts, or music, or art, you need to be able to control yourself. This is something we teach children in our special classes as well as our day-to-day activities. Self-control is so important that experts have called it the “master virtue” because of its importance as a predictor of future success in every area of life.

Schedules and Availability for Special Classes

You can see the specific special classes schedule for all our locations and get more information on our website pages at the links below. Ask your location for the sign-up form today!

Karate Class

Dance Class

Art Class

Music and Piano Classes

Why Did Grace Community School Build New Playgrounds at Every Location?

Smiling child on playground
Look at that smile!

Hint: Your Child Will Love the Answer!

We’ve spent a lot of time and money over the past year renovating our playground areas and adding new playground equipment at each and every Grace Community School location. New playgrounds are expensive! Why did we do it? Take a look at the YouTube video above! I think it speaks for itself, but believe me when I say that seeing the joy on our students’ faces has made it all worth it. Your kids deserve outstanding play areas. Basically, we wanted playgrounds to match the quality of our educational programs!

Playground quote

These renovations have taken the better part of a year, but we are finally nearing completion. The last big playground piece was just completed at our Fort Myers location, and the kids are thrilled.

Beautiful new artificial turf at the Bonita Springs location.
Beautiful new artificial turf at the Bonita Springs location.
Stacks of padding waiting to be installed under our artificial turf.
Stacks of padding waiting to be installed under our artificial turf.
Playground padding
Safety first!

We could go on and on about the benefits of physical exercise and the importance of keeping kids moving, but it all boils down to this: we want our students to be happy. And you, our parents and grandparents, have made this possible with your support. These new playgrounds will give many years of enjoyment and education. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you!

One of the new playground sets at the North Fort Myers location.
One of the new playground sets at the North Fort Myers location.
Playground Panorama at the Golden Gate Grace Community School
Panoramic view of our newly constructed Golden Gate Grace Community School playground.

The curly slide!
The curly slide!
Doesn't that look like fun?
Doesn’t that look like fun?
Your kids deserve the best!
Your kids deserve the best!

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Grace Community School American Kenpo Karate Program

The Grace Community School American Kenpo Karate Program combines martial arts, physical exercise, and fun!
The Grace Community School American Kenpo Karate Program combines martial arts, physical exercise, and fun!

The Grace Community School American Kenpo Karate Program has been teaching kids martial arts and self-discipline for nearly twenty years. It is our most established special class, and still one of our most popular! Each week our karate instructor, Mr. Pete, comes to every GCS location and does half hour classes for all participating students. Our karate class runs year-round, and while space is limited, we are accepting new students.

Students who participate in martial arts programs like Grace Community School’s have improved reflexes and focus, among other benefits.
Students who participate in martial arts programs like Grace Community School’s have improved reflexes and focus, among other benefits.

One objection we often hear from parents is, “I have enough problems with my child roughhousing and fighting at home without adding karate to the mix!” What we have seen is the exact opposite. What if you could do something to help your child with aggression and improve many other areas of their life, for just $10 per week? You can! The Grace Community School American Kenpo Karate Program builds discipline and self-control. Students who participate in martial arts programs like Grace Community School’s have improved reflexes and focus, among other benefits. Kids need to move, and martial arts are a great outlet to help young bodies get exercise and get rid of pent up energy in a constructive way.

Kids need to move, and martial arts are a great outlet to help young bodies get exercise and get rid of pent up energy in a constructive way.
Kids need to move, and martial arts are a great outlet to help young bodies get exercise and get rid of pent up energy in a constructive way.

Self-discipline has far more than just physical benefits. Students have a sense of accomplishment when they find themselves mastering their bodies more and more. This builds confidence. Possessing more self-discipline and confidence improves other areas of life like school work and interpersonal relationships. The American Kenpo variety of karate the GCS karate program uses is characterized by an emphasis on self-defense and self-discipline, not attacking. It teaches kids to avoid trouble whenever possible, but to be ready to handle it should it arise. This goes along with Grace Community School’s moral training, including the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Much like Grace Community School’s Reading Circles and Math Circles, the Grace Community School American Kenpo Karate Program is in levels. Kids initially earn stars (up to 8 stars), then work their way up through a series of belts. Karate stars are celebrated with certificates. Students earn stripes as they master a particular belt, then celebrate with a ceremony before taking home their belt.

Grace Community School has a whole-life curriculum, combining academics, non-denominational Bible lessons, and fun extracurricular activities: Karate Class, Music Class, Art Class, and Dance Class. Find a FAQ section and more information on our website. Sign up for one class, or all four! We look forward to helping your child have fun and exercise while building self-discipline, confidence, and physical skills.