News

March 8-15, 2012

STUDENT PHOTOS
Photos can be ordered by going to http://go.gisthailand.org/yearbook. Deadline to order is March 14th.


REPORT CARDS
Report cards will be ready for pick up at the main office Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 26.


WIZARD OF OZ
March 15, 16, and 17 at 7:00 pm
March 17 at 1pm
All performances in the GIS Multi-purpose room; tickets 200 baht at the main office. Limited seating.


3RD QUARTER TUITION
Third quarter tuition is due March 7th. Late payment will incur a fee of 150 baht/day. If you have questions, please contact the finance office at 053-131-175 or finance@gisthailand.org


BAKE SALE NEWS
Thank you to 5th and 11th grade parents for providing delicious treats, and thank you to students, staff, and parents who purchased bake sale treats. We raised 9,672 baht for GIS! Next bake sale is Friday, March 23. Bake sale items will be provided by 6th and 10th grade parents.


SAT I/II TEST DATE
May 5, 2012 at CMIS or PREM. Registration deadline is April 6th.


HOW TO KEEP YOUR SANITY WHILE RAISING A CHILD WITH ADHD
Seminar presented Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm at the GIS multi-purpose room by Dean Garrison, M.S., child and family therapist, special education consultant, and author who has specialized in the treatment of ADHD and related concerns for over 30 years.


MARCH READING MONTH
Kick-Off Bingo, March 1–Celebrating Dr.Suess’s 108th birthday (All elementary)
Read-a-thon, Month of March
Book Fair, March 8-9
Pajama Story Hour, March 8–Featuring Nate the Great (K-2)
STEM Night, March 8–A math, technology, engineering and math worshop (elementary)
Author visit, March 14–Linda Newberry from England (elementary)
Book Character Parade, March 16 (elementary)
Illustrator Workshop, March 23–Twila Farmer from the US (high school)
Book Swap, March 19-21 (elementary)
Spoken Word Night, March 24 (secondary)
Celebrate Read! End of Month Party (elementary)


FOYLES BOOK FAIR
Thursday, March 8, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 9, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


FUTSAL TRYOUTS
U11 and U13 boys and girls, Saturday March 10th, 9:00 a.m. at the tennis courts.


SPORTS PHYSICALS
Wednesdays March 14 and March 21 in the nurse’s office.
All students participating in GIS sports are required to have a current sports physical. Trusted doctors from the GIS community will give the exams and there will be a female doctor to do the girl’s exams.
To sign up for a Sports Physical, pick up a permission form at the main office, return the completed forms to the main office and sign into the queue for a the physical exams. These sports physicals will be good through March of 2013.


5TH ANNUAL TIGER VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Grass tournament, Saturday May 12, 2012. Teams can have 4-6 players (high school students or adults) on their roster. One female must be on the court at all times. Cost 500 baht/team. Sign up with Coach Keefer at skeefer@gisthailand.org


TIGER VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CLINIC
Monday May 21-Wednesday May 23, 3:15-5:00 p.m. for boys and girls in 4th-12th grade to learn and improve volleyball skills and drills. Cost is 300 baht
All ages and skill levels welcome. Sign up with Coach Keefer (085-620-7979 or skeefer@gisthailand.org). Include students 1) Name, 2) Age, 3) Phone number, 4) E-mail address.


GRACE PARENTING GROUP
Tuesday March 6, 20, 27, and April 3 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in room 1315. To reserve a space, contact Ghan at ghan@gisthailand.org.


AIR POLLUTION LEVELS
This year the haze and air pollution levels have been exceptionally high. The Health Services office continues to monitor the hourly readings of air particulate matter PM10 which fluctuates throughout the day, via the website, http://aqmthai.com. In the aqmthai.com site, click on Report at the top and you can specify your station location (choose 35t SalaKlang Chiangmai). From the list of parameters on the left, click on PM10. You can use the graph or the table. Click on the table for the hourly numbers. For school we are using the PM10 numbers because the AQI numbers are an average over the past 24 hours.
PE teachers and Elementary staff are notified of the numbers to tailor the activity for recesses and PE classes. If your child has had a recent respiratory illness, please let the teachers know if you need to request that your child be excused from outdoor activities. Those with asthma should have their inhalers nearby. Students who have allergies may also be affected. If your child has symptoms at home, write a note if they need to be excused from PE outdoor activities. The nurse office cannot write excuses for symptoms we have not seen