The 2017 school year is done, and with it our Pre-K and Kindergarten graduation programs!
Our theme this year was “Broadway” featuring medleys of classic showtunes and movie songs, and the children’s performances did not disappoint.
Along with the DVD’s going on sale in our offices (just $5 each!) we’ve put all our photos from the programs online for your viewing pleasure. Just click the links below, and don’t forget to like and share!
The Official Grace Community School Blog (you’re on it now!) has been running since 2015. We’ve got a lot of content. If you’re new to the blog or haven’t poked around here in awhile you may be asking, “What should I read?”
We’ve put together a list of some of our best articles from the blog archives, sort of our “greatest hits.” Just click the links below.
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!
International travel was fun, but it was good to come home.
At Grace Community School, we love photos, but sometimes a video is even better! One of the great things about living in the modern age is how easy it is to make videos. So we make a lot of them! We post frequently on our social media channels, but we put our best videos on the Grace Community School YouTube channel.
The Grace Community School YouTube channel is a great way for you to see more about our programs. We love making videos where our students are the stars!
From the Whale March to our Summer Camp water slides, you can see all the fun we have every day at Grace Community School.
And check out our reader videos. That’s right, Our Preschoolers Can Read!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a video worth? You tell us! This Christmas we’ve got three special videos the children made for just you posted below. Merry Christmas, and may God bless you throughout 2017!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
First, Gracie the Whale was able to make it out to our Naples Park and Golden Gate Christmas Celebration! programs this year, to the delight of everyone. These shows are so special we made a video to share with you some of the best moments from that weekend!
Second, while she couldn’t get to our other programs this time, Gracie the Whale visited all our other school locations. She sang Christmas songs with the children, gave out hugs and high fives, and spread holiday cheer. It was wonderful!
Finally, we had the kids say what was on all our minds: Merry Christmas to all of you! You are such a blessing to us, and we want to thank you for the opportunity to serve your families and the Southwest Florida community.
See you in 2017!
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Check out our YouTube video playlist below. As you can tell, the kids did a great job learning our special song, Meghan Trainor’s “Better When I’m Dancin.”
We even did some glow in the dark dancing!
We have found that the best way to keep kids interested in learning is to make it fun! This is one reason why every week is a theme week at Grace Community School. Song and Dance Week is just one of almost thirty different exclusive theme weeks we have for our students. Every single week has its own activities, art projects, themed educational activities, and coloring papers. Many of these weeks also have dress-up and other participation days.
One question parents ask frequently is how they can keep up with all our planned activities. In addition to signs and notes in each location’s office and elsewhere, there are other resources to keep parents informed:
A month ago we invited our Grace Community School family to email us video testimonials to enter to win a week of free childcare at Grace Community School. We got some great videos, but sadly we could only pick one winner.
Here she is! Kristin Rhoad from the Fort Myers Grace Community School was the winner. She received a free week of daycare for her son, Cameron.
Here is her winning video:
Video Testimonial 3-30-16Another awesome video testimonial! Thank you for sharing! Tomorrow is the last day for video contest entries. Email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re having a video contest, and giving away a free week’s tuition! We’ve had hundreds of parents submit written testimonials to us over the years, (If you’d still like to do that, you can find an online form for that here) but people have told us that they feel self-conscious writing something down on paper, or that they feel they don’t have enough to say.
So this time, we’re making it easy. All you need is your phone and 10 seconds. We’ll even give you something to say.
Just record a 10 to 15-second video on your phone of yourself telling us why you or your children love Grace Community School. That’s it! If you can’t think of anything else to say, you can just record yourself saying, “Grace Community School: we’re more than a school, we’re family!” We will judge videos on creativity and enthusiasm, so don’t hold back. Email your video to email@example.com, and you will be entered to win a free week’s tuition at Grace Community School. Grace Community School will share some of these videos on our Facebook and other social media sites. We will be accepting submissions all month, and choosing a winner after March 31st.