Conner's Cause for Children is a small San Diego based non-profit organization founded over 18 years ago in memory of Conner Champ. Each year, Conner's Cause for Children provides critical financial assistance to over 400 families struggling to cover the out of pocket costs of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness or injury. They make sure that no child goes without medical services or proper in-home care because of a family's lack of resources. You can click here to learn more about Conner's Cause.
For the past 12 years, The Grauer School has partnered with Conner's Cause for the holidays. This year, The Grauer School has once again adopted 100 Conner's Cause kids and has promised to send them holiday presents from our Grauer "angels." Would you consider helping out this holiday season and purchasing a holiday gift for a child with a life-threatening illness whose parents are struggling to cover the costs of caring for him/her?
To participate, we request that our Grauer students:
- Sign up for a Conner's Cause child on the list in Grauer's office.
- Purchase one or more age-appropriate holiday gifts for the child (you may wish to send small gifts to the child's siblings too, though it's not required).
- Bring all of your unwrapped presents to The Grauer School's Holiday Charity and Musical Event on Thursday, December 7 from 3:15-4:15pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to wrap their gifts, enjoy snacks, and listen to holiday-themed musical performances from our talented Visual and Performing Arts department.
- Please mail the gifts to your Conner's Cause family. The school will have priority mail boxes available for you to use at the Holiday Charity and Musical Event.
In addition to knowing that they did something to brighten someone's holiday, all participating students will earn one-hour of community service for participating in Conner's Cause this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessi Brown, Humanitarian Service Coordinator, or Dana Abplanalp-Diggs. Thanks, we look forward to your participation again this year.
Congratulations to Grauer's Middle School Robotics team, the Grauer Gorillegos, for competing in the First Lego League (FLL) SoCal Regional Tournament at Legoland on Sunday, December 3.
Grauer's Visual and Performing Arts Department presented the first Middle School Café Night event of the year onThursday, November 30. The evening included musical performances and drama monologues presented by the Music and Theatre departments, and colorful art projects presented by the Visual Arts department.
For the past 12 years, The Grauer School has partnered with Conner's Cause for the holidays. This year, The Grauer School has once again adopted 100 Conner's Cause kids and has promised to send them holiday presents from our Grauer "angels." Would you consider helping out this holiday season?
The Grauer School observed the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) International Day of Tolerance on Tuesday, November 21. Students participated in special Tolerance Day workshops organized by Grauer students and faculty.
On Friday, November 17, the Middle School students participated in an afternoon of community service. Some students went to help the Community Resource Center sort donations for their Holiday Basket program, while other students stayed on campus and rotated through service stations.
In World History class, Grauer's 10th grade students have been learning about the Age of Enlightenment. For the culminating activity of the unit, students dressed as their philosopher and attended our "Enlightenment Salon," where they represented the attitudes and opinions of their influential figure.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to attend last week's Grandfriends Luncheon program on Friday, November 17. We enjoyed meeting so many wonderful grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends!
Congratulations to Grauer senior Grady L. '18 for signing a National Letter of Intent on November 8, to join the equestrian team at the University of South Carolina, an NCAA Division I school.
Last Wednesday, November 8, the entire Senior class went on a field trip to the courthouse in downtown San Diego to participate in the Justice 101 program. Students from The Grauer School and West Hills High School got the opportunity to have a candid discussion with a Superior Court judge about critical issues facing young adults today.
Congratulations to Mia B. '21 and all of the Grauer students and families who participated in the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) One Walk on Saturday, November 11. Mia organized the Grauer team, and she explained the importance of Juvenile Diabetes research to all of the other Grauer students at the school's weekly assemblies.