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WEEKLY ROAR

KEEPING YOU UP TO DATE

Weekly Roar | Week of February 20, 2023

GENERAL

Listen to our latest Podcast - International Week

Listen to what is happening at this year’s International Week from our podcast here: https://anchor.fm/graceinternationalschool and stay tuned for more!

Questions? | Email – ddunn@gisthailand.org

Delivery and Drop-Off Reminders

  • If a student forgets something (backpack, instrument, PE/sports clothing, Chromebook, etc.), parents/guardians may physically bring something into the Elementary or Secondary Offices to leave for their child. 
  • Please DO NOT drop off or leave items at the Guard House.
  • No student or parent can order deliveries to campus (including Grab / Grab Express / Tuk / PandaExpress / MealsOnWheels / 7-11 / Lineman) during school hours (7:45am-3:15pm)
  • GIS Guards are not responsible for overseeing items being delivered to students “from” parents/guardians by a delivery service, due to security reasons and their work responsibilities.
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Questions? | Email – coo@gisthailand.org

Opportunities for School Aides

If you’d like to volunteer at GIS, we have a place for you! Our current need is 1-2 Librarian School Aides (Or Student intern) to help at the library. Skills: English, Basic computer. Please contact the HR Office (School Aide Coordinator) if you’d like more information.

Questions? | Email – schoolaide.coordinator@gisthailand.org

Vaccination Clinic

The vaccination Clinic is happening on February 21st  in the Nurse’s office.  If you have signed up please reminder to come by between 3.15-4.00 pm.  Elementary students will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Questions? | Email – nurse@gisthailand.org

Nurse Visit Emails

To increase the flow of information, a Renweb report will be emailed to parents every time a student visits the nurses’ office. This will help make parents aware of any patterns or concerns earlier. If there are any questions or concerns, please send an email to  nurse@gisthailand.org

Questions? | Email – nurse@gisthailand.org

ELEMENTRY

March is Reading Month - Books ARRR a Treasure!

March is Reading Month at GIS, a month in which we celebrate reading all types of books. Our theme this year is “Books ARRR a Treasure” and we have some fun activities planned to encourage reading throughout the month.

March is Reading Month at a glance:
Feb 27- March 3rd Reading challenges begin & will continue throughout March (Game cards & prizes given during Library classes)
March 6th-7th  Reading challenges continue
March 13th-16th Book Celebration during Library classes &  Elementary Book Swap (*Book Swap occurs on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday during morning recesses)
March 27th -31st  Book Character Parade on Thursday, March 30th *Details to follow

Questions? | Email – library@gisthailand.org

STEAM Night

3rd – 6th graders and their parents are invited to an interactive evening of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00-7:30 in the GIS cafeteria. An adult must be present for students to participate and please, no siblings other than 3rd-6th grade.

Questions? | Email – elementary.office@gisthailand.org

SECONDARY

Delivery and Drop-Off Reminders

    • If a student forgets something (backpack, instrument, PE/sports clothing, Chromebook, etc.), parents/guardians may physically bring something into the Elementary or Secondary Offices to leave for their child. 
    • Please DO NOT drop off or leave items at the Guard House.
      • No student or parent can order deliveries to campus (including Grab / Grab Express / Tuk / PandaExpress / MealsOnWheels / 7-11 / Lineman) during school hours (7:45am-3:15pm)
  • GIS Guards are not responsible for overseeing items being delivered to students “from” parents/guardians by a delivery service, due to security reasons and their work responsibilities.
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Questions? | Email – coo@gisthailand.org

UPDATED: Extracurricular Clubs

  • Colleges and Universities greatly value and appreciate school-sponsored club involvement and we’re here to help out!
  • Check out our wide variety of Extracurricular Clubs in Secondary
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Questions? | Email – secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Academic Plan one-on-one Meeting: Grade 10, 9 this week

In February and March, students in grades 11, 10, and 9 will be handed a Pass to Class notifying them when they have been scheduled to visit with their academic counselor about post-high school goals, future academic plans, and classes that can be taken next school year to meet these goals and to ensure graduation from GIS. Students will walk away with a proposed schedule of classes recorded on their Academic Plan documents.

Questions? | Email – counselor@gisthailand.org

UPDATED: Extracurricular Clubs

  • Colleges and Universities greatly value and appreciate school-sponsored club involvement and we’re here to help out!
  • Check out our wide variety of Extracurricular Clubs in Secondary

Questions? | Email – secondary.office@gisthailand.org

Information Session: Digital SAT

  • Monday, February 20 from 8:10 – 8:35 AM in GIS Cafeteria
  • Information Session about Digital SAT for 10th and 11th grade students
  • To equip GIS 10th and 11th grade students to know about the new Digital SAT, getting the mandatory app to be activated in their Chromebook, which can be used during the Digital SAT exam.

Questions? | Email – counselor@gisthailand.org

Grade 8 Academic Plans

  • Monday, February 20th from 8:10 – 8:35 AM in S224 (Mrs. Chan’s Classroom)
  • The Academic Counselors will present 8th grade students in advisement on High School Academic Planning (what courses they will need to and/or can request).
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Questions? | Email – counselor@gisthailand.org

Mark your Calendars with these Upcoming Secondary Dates

  • Monday, February 20 
  • Wednesday, February 22
    • Choir Dress Rehearsal, 3:45-4:40 PM, Chanson 
  • Thursday, February 23 
    • Band Dress Rehearsal, 3:30-5 PM
  • Friday, February 24 
    • Jazz Band Sound Check 4:30-5 PM
    • Choir Sound Check 5-5:30 PM
    • Chanson Sound Check 5:30-6 PM
    • HS Band Sound Check 6-6:20 PM
    • MS Band Sound Check, 6:20-6:40 PM
    • Winter Concert for Band and Choir (Grades 7-12), 7-8:30 PM @ GIS
  • March 2-5 
    • ACSC Choir Trip
  • March 3-5
    • Sports Leadership 2 Outreach Trip
  • Monday, March 6

Questions? | Email – secondary.office@gisthailand.org

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Save the Date! Worship Night -- Wed., Feb. 22, 7-8:30pm, GIS Cafeteria -- “Costly Grace”

Every year, we schedule a worship night on Ash Wednesday, the annual beginning of the season of Lent at Grace International School. Any student in Chiangmai from grade 7-12 is welcome, as are parents, but no students below grade 7 are allowed to attend.

Questions? | Email – spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Ash station available for G7-12 students this Wednesday at school & worship night

As Lent begins with Ash Wednesday this Wednesday, Feb. 22, G7-12 students and staff will have the opportunity to receive a cross in ash on their foreheads at the beginning of school or during our worship night if they choose, given by student leaders of our Chapel Core Team. This beautiful, ancient Christian tradition symbolizes our need for Jesus’ forgiveness and the hopeful power of Jesus to restore us to life through his death on the cross as we begin the season of Lent.

Questions? | Email – spirituallife@gisthailand.org

Considering Lent as a discipleship tool (begins Feb. 22 through April 6, 2023)

During the 40 day season of Lent, we consider the consequences of our sin separating us from God as well as the wonder of hope we have in Christ’s gracious forgiveness to all who come to him. The Spiritual Life Office, along with our Chapel Core Team students, will invite our GIS secondary students and their families to consider what we can subtract or add on in order to grow in our knowledge and love for Jesus. Stay tuned for more details coming soon! In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about Lent, please visit this link to the Axis Parent Guide to Lent. If you’re a parent, consider ways you can observe Lent as well as inviting your students into a deeper awareness of their need for Jesus along with you!

Questions? | Email – spirituallife@gisthailand.org

ATHLETICS

This week in Athletics

Thursday, Feb. 23
🏀 SENIOR NIGHT!!!! Come out and support our boys & girls in their last game of the season!! Game starts at 5:00pm. Border Run will be available for dinner!

SEASON 2
🏐 Season 2 starts NEXT week! Please check our website/calendar for tryout details — athletics.gisthailand.org

For more information, please visit our website athletics.gisthailand.org.

Questions? | Email – athletics@gisthailand.org