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The Lance

Welcome Gray Stone families to the 2020-2021 school year. Even though this year has begun in a non-traditional way, the LANCE would like to introduce ourselves and tell you a little bit about what we do during a regular school year. This year will be a bit different for us, somewhat challenging in finding creative ways to show our support, but we have no doubt through the creativity of our parents and board members we will make it through this year together.

The LANCE is a parent led organization that supports and enhances the existing programs of Gray Stone Day School. We work with the school, parents, teachers and community to support academics, athletics and social programs for the students and staff. Normally we would do this through things like helping with school dances, providing concessions for sporting events, homecoming events, raising money to support staff, Spirit Shack to sell Gray Stone gear and other small items plus many other opportunities. In addition to events and planning we also help to connect parents with the school by having monthly meetings to let you know what is happening at Gray Stone and ways we can help support our students, staff and administration to meet their needs.

In addition to the LANCE general membership, we have several committees. We have a Social Committee which helps with dances, homecoming, and other fun social events; Academic Support that helps support teachers and students needs; Concessions for sporting events and other school events; and Spirit Shack, our own sales of school related gear and beverages sold for students at school plus more items when needed.

This year due to COVID-19 restrictions we are forced to find creative opportunities for the LANCE to continue support for Gray Stone Day School. We are currently looking for parents of Gray Stone students who would like to join us for the 2020-2021 school year. Membership is free and there are many opportunities, whether you have a little extra time or a lot of extra time to help, we welcome you all to join us. If you would like to attend a meeting or find a committee to help serve we would love to have you. We will have our first Zoom meeting September 14th at 6:30pm. Please bear with us as this will be our first attempt at hosting a completely online meeting due to COVID-19 limitations. If you have any questions before the meeting or want to help but are unable to attend please feel free to email us at

Also as the school year begins and we learn more about what we as The LANCE are able to do please look us up on the Gray Stone website to see upcoming events, meetings, ways to help and a link to the Spirit Shack for GS Gear.

We look forward to having you all attend our Zoom meeting on September 14th and we look forward to getting to know you as we jump into the 2020-2021 school year.


Support Gray Stone

  • AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Gray Stone every time you shop at no cost to you. Start at and Amazon will donation a portion of the purchase price back to Gray Stone. Simply got to your account settings and select Gray Stone as your charity of choice.
  • Use your VIC Card every time you shop at Harris Teeter and receive special savings and benefits while supporting Gray Stone. You may ask at the store to link your card to the school using code 5730 or do so online.
  • Remember to send in your box tops with your student. Place them in a bag labeled with your students name and grade. HS students can drop them off at the mailbox in the Commons near the Spirit Shack and MS students at the mailbox in the Square.

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