Summer has a way of slipping away before you know it. After a full-fledged 10-week summer camp program, two crews of UKANDU work teams doing painting projects and playground repairs, a massive supply delivery from Enchanted Backpack, and a steady flow of visitors and perspective students, it is easy to see why the summer passed so quickly here at Grace. Even through the summer, we have been busy working on how best to serve you and your children as we further our mission to provide quality and affordable Christian education in Little Village. Whether your summer was filled with vacations and an abundance of activities or the never-ending chorus of “I’m bored,” it seems August has a way of bringing about mixed emotions over summer’s end and the return to school and routine.
Grace is certainly not the same with most of our kids and staff gone for the summer. Our students, our staff, and all the families that make up Grace are really what make it such a special community. As our teachers, staff, students and their families slowly make their way back, we hope this summer has been a chance to rest and re-energize, catch up with family and friends, and enjoy some time in the sun. August 22 is only a few weeks away! For those who are more than ready for their kids to get back to school, we are excited to welcome you back. To those who will be joining us for the first time, we want to say welcome to the Grace family. We hope each of you enjoys this last bit of summer as you start getting your kids excited for another great year of learning.