Favorite color: Teal
Favorite School Subject: Choir, band, orchestra
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Sport to Watch: Ice skating, gymnastics, cycling
Favorite Sport to Play: Fast pitch softball
Favorite type of Pet: Cat
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii
Dream Vacation Spot: Australia
Hobbies: Cake decorating for competitions, Cricut crafts, Art – drawing and painting
This is Ms. Janell’s eighth year as a teachers’ assistant at Grace Episcopal School, and it is her third year as kindergarten art teacher. Janell previously taught kindergarten P.E. for three years at Grace. Janell came to Grace when her younger son, Evan, attended preschool in the Pre-K 3’s, and then she became a substitute teacher for us. She was born in Wichita, KS. Janell spent 20 years on active duty with the U.S. Navy. Ms.
Janell and her husband, Mark, will celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary in November. They have two boys: Jayden – 16 and Evan – 13. They make their home in Georgetown and have two cats, Kane and Trigger. Janell’s one-line philosophy of early education is “I believe children learn best through play and having
fun.” Thanks for helping all the kids have fun at Grace, Ms. Janell!
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The mission of Grace Episcopal School is to foster a lifelong love of learning in a culture of Christian values. We challenge and inspire all children to become thoughtful and independent members of their communities, and we minister to their families with loving service. Our mission is accomplished through our dedicated and caring staff members who demonstrate Christian values through the Episcopal tenets.
The philosophy of Grace Episcopal School is to provide an enriching Christian environment that will enable each child to develop to full potential. We strive to create a positive, loving environment to help each child develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. We provide opportunities for creative, imaginative, and artistic expression. Grace Episcopal School shall function as an integral part of the parish of Grace Episcopal Church and shall serve as an educational arm of its pastoral and missionary life.
Our class times are
9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
8:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. (Kindergarten)
We have the following classrooms...
One 3-day Primary (2 years old) class
One 3-day Pre-K 3's class
One 4-day Pre-K 3's class
One 3-day Pre-K 4's class
One 4-day Pre-K 4's classes
One 4- day Kindergarten class
During the week we have...
Chapel - We sing songs, hear a short Bible story, pray, and celebrate birthday blessings.
Music with Ms. Evelyn - We enjoy musical instruments, songs, and learning musical terminology.
Cooking - We learn about measuring, working together, good health practices, and changes in state of matter.
Outside we have a Learning Garden where we explore growing vegetables and plants. We also have an outdoor learning lab - Outdoor Wonder Learning Lab (OWLL).
There is also an outdoor stage for our students with dress up clothing so they may create and imagine stories.
At Grace we use Thompson's Scope and Sequence as the basis for our preschool curriculum. The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is used in the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. We have also adopted the reading readiness aspect of the ABeka Book. In the "Letters & Sounds" component of ABeka, the children will recognize letter shapes and learn their sounds. The basis of reading is learning the sounds the letters make, and ABeka focuses on that skill. We use Starfall and Sadlier phonics for our kindergarten curriculum for language arts, social studies and science. ABeka Math is our adopted math curriculum for kindergarten. Our curricula build an early childhood program that allows children to grow and develop as Jesus did - in "wisdom and stature" and in "favor with God and man" (Luke 2:52). Children's growth is a process, not an event. Thompson's Scope & Sequence, along with Starfall, Sadlier, and ABeka curricula, provide guidance and activities to help each child develop language, reading, writing, math and other foundational skills, appropriate to his or her stage of development.
A non-refundable registration fee is required of each child upon enrollment Priority is given to children who are presently enrolled, siblings of those children, teachers' children, and members of Grace Episcopal Church. A waiting list will be compiled once a class has been filled. The registration fee is not required to place a child on the waiting list but is paid upon enrollment.
Tuition can be paid in full on the 1st of the month or divided into two - 1/2 payments on the 1st and the 15th of each month. A $10 late fee will be assessed for payments not received by the 10th of each month and the 25th (for split payments) of each month. Families with two or more children enrolled at the same time receive a $10 discount off the monthly rate for each additional child. ALL classes will be 9:00 - 2:00, except Kindergarten, 8:30-2:00.
Full tuition is due each month regardless of number of days expected to be in attendance. No deductions are made for holidays, illness, or vacation time.
Fr. Bertie - Chapel
We would love to meet you face-to-face! We reserve Thursdays for tours; however, with advance notice, we can give tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. While we have an open door policy, for safety purposes we lock our doors from 9:30-12:45. There is a doorbell to the right of our door if you arrive during that time period.
1314 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626, US
9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
8:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. (Kindergarten)
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