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Weekly Roar | Week of February 27, 2023

GENERAL

Save the Date! March 6th 3:30-5:15 A Community Equipping Event

Parents, Staff, and Students in grades 7+ are cordially invited to Understanding Third Culture Kids:  A Community Equipping Event. Tanya Crossman from TCK will be sharing research-based best preventive practices for TCKs.  Snacks will be served, and childcare will be provided for students grades K-6. RSVP via the QR code above.

Questions? | Email – nskeene@gisthailand.org

Songtaew Student Safety

Songthaew Family Parents, we need your partnership to keep our drop-off and pick routine safe and orderly. There have recently been a few instances of students running and chasing each other in the songtaew sidewalk area while waiting for their songtaews immediately after school. In addition, when the songtaew leader tells the students to “Go, Go, Go,” some students continue to talk, and they are not getting into their songtaews, which delays the students’ departure.  We are requesting that you remind your children to respect other students and the songtaews drivers, ensuring that all students can get home safely and on time.

Questions? | Email – coo@gisthailand.org

Listen to our latest Podcast - Serve at GRACE

Check out our latest podcast episode where we have two of our staff members, Carole and Nicole, share about the work at Grace and the opportunities to serve next year. Click here to listen to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/graceinternationalschool

Questions? | Email – ddunn@gisthailand.org

First Play at Grace! Save the Date! March 30th – April 1st

GIS proudly presents the first great production on campus. “Hide and Seek” has an amazing crew and it will be an amazing experience. WHY? You will be able to taste an assortment of finest desserts while you enjoy the play. 

Questions? | Email – layala@gisthailand.org

Need people for ushering

The “Hide and Seek” play needs ushers to host and welcome people for the play. If you are interested contact, Lola Ayala. We need people for each show. It will be on March 30, March 31st, and April 1st.

Questions? | Email – layala@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

College Visits

Azusa Pacific University, CA, US

  • Monday, February 27 from 11:40 AM – 12:15 PM in classroom S120
  • For all Grade 9-12 students

Geneva College, PA, US 

  • Tuesday, February 28 from 11:40 AM – 12:15 PM in the GIS Cafeteria
  • For all Grade 9-12 students

Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada

  • Tuesday, March 7 from 11:40 AM – 12:15 PM in classroom S120
  • For all Grade 9-12 students

Questions? | Email – counselor@gisthailand.org 

Formal Dance for Grades 9-12

  • Saturday, March 25th from 7-11 PM
  • The Student Council will be hosting a Formal Dance for students in grades 9-12.
    • This dance will be open for GIS High School students (including HDE).
  • GIS Dress Code applies under Special Events, Non-Uniform Days in the PSMO for all attendees. 
  • Ticket Sales will take place on March 20-24 during lunch.
  • Further details on the location and ticket prices will follow soon!

Questions? | Email – gthomas@gisthailand.org  

Academic Plan Meetings: Grade 9 and 8

  • In February and March, students in grades 9 and 8 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 

GIS 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 

Upcoming Secondary Dates

  • March 1-5

    • ACSC Choir Trip

    March 3-5

    • Sports Leadership 2 Outreach Trip

    March 6

    March 7

    • B Day (Normal Tuesday with Class 0)

    March 8-12

    • No School (Spring Break)

    March 25

    • High School Formal Dance, 7-11 PM
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Questions? | Email – secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

ATHLETICS

This week in Athletics

Monday, Feb. 27
🏐 JV & Varsity Boys Volleyball Tryout @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 JV & Varsity Girls Volleyball Tryout @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
⚽ V. Girls Soccer Tryout @ Field 1 3:30pm

Tuesday, Feb. 28
🏐 JV & Varsity Boys Volleyball Tryout @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 JV & Varsity Girls Volleyball Tryout @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
⚽ V. Girls Soccer Tryout @ Field 1 3:30pm

Wednesday, Mar. 1
🏐 U14 Boys Volleyball Tryout @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball Tryout @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

Friday, Mar. 3
🏐 U14 Boys Volleyball Tryout @ Covered Courts 3:30pm
🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball Tryout @ Covered Courts 3:30pm

Saturday, Mar. 4
🏀 LAST DAY OF REC LEAGUE!!! @ Covered Court 10:00am

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

Questions? | Email – athletics@gisthailand.org