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.
On February 9, The Grauer School celebrated its annual Asian Lunar New Year assembly to welcome the Year of the Dog. The afternoon began with a Chinese food lunch, followed by music and dance performances.
Grauer's Shockwave Robotics hosted and competed in the FTC League Championship here on campus on Saturday, February 10.
On February 7, Grauer's Music teachers, Isaac Langen and Tom Hopper, took a group of high school and middle school musicians to perform at Somerford Place, an Alzheimer's care center located next to The Grauer School.
Isaac Langen and Tom Hopper took their 7th grade students to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad on Thursday, February 8. The class took a tour of the museum and tried out a lot of interesting instruments during their field trip.
8th grade students Lourdes F. '22 and Julian I. '22 entered their science projects in the Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair. Congratulations to these students for taking their work to the next level and sharing it with the community.
On February 3, The Grauer School Surf Team defeated High Tech High at Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad. Congratulations to all our surfers who showed up in a big way to overcome one of the top rated teams in our division.
Grauer's High School Archery Team hosted and won their first league competition on February 3 against John Muir High School. Grauer won the meet with an exciting head-to-head one arrow team shootoff that put Grauer up with a final score of 69 to 64. Go, Gorillas!
Grauer French teacher Frida LeBreton took her students on a field trip last week to visit a factory that makes traditional French caramel. The "Le Caramel" factory is located in El Cajon, and they sell many different caramel products including caramel candy, caramel sauce, and much more.
On February 5, a large group of exchange students from Taiwan visited The Grauer School. They spent time with Grauer students in PE class and in Physical Science class where they worked together on a STEM lesson.
Grauer's Senior class held their "Pie A Senior" fundraiser last Friday, February 2. The seniors sold shaving cream pies for $20 each to raise funds for Grad Night. Throwing pies at seniors proved to be very popular with students and staff!