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WEEKLY ROAR

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Weekly Roar | Week of May 8, 2023

GENERAL

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO GIS
New Registration is open for transportation to GIS for 2023-24. A deposit of 500b per child is needed to secure a seat. For more information, please contact Kelly Shaw. Questions? | Email  – worldclubtransport@gmail.com

COMMUNICATION TO THE NURSE’S EMAIL
Parents if you want to communicate with the nurses by email, please use your child/children’s first name and last name. Thank you! Questions? | Email – nurse@gisthailand.org

SENIOR’S VACCINATION RECORD
Seniors, please send us any immunization records for vaccinations you didn’t receive at school. We are planning to print out an official vaccination record for college. You can come to pick up your vaccination record at the nurse’s office any time from May 8. Questions? | Email – nurse@gisthailand.org

PARENT HELP NEEDED FOR VISUAL ART SHOW
On May 13th, we will be hosting our annual Visual Art Show! Artwork from students (grades K-12) will be exhibited in the cafeteria and it will be a show you don’t want to miss. This year will be even bigger and better than last year with at least twice as much art to see! In years past, the Visual Art Show has not been possible without the help of extraordinary parent volunteers and this year will be no exception. Please use this document to sign up to help us pull off this fantastic event. Questions? | Email – kmccall@gisthailand.org and vavera@gisthailand.org

SUMMER LIBRARY
Are you in Chiang Mai for the summer? Would you like to help out with the GIS Library’s summer library program? We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are available in June and July. Please, let us know if this is something that interests you. Questions? | Email – tstewart@gisthailand.org

ELEMENTARY

LEAVING EARLY??
Please contact the elementary office if your child’s last day of school will be before May 26. Questions? | Email – elementary.office@gisthailand.org

2ND GRADE BAZAAR
The 2nd grade class will be hosting a Bazaar in the afternoon on Friday, May 12.  All elementary classes are invited to come play carnival-type games, purchase snacks and homemade goods.  This event will be happening during the school day and is open to elementary students only.  Your child’s teacher will give more detailed information later.  All proceeds from the 2nd Grade Bazaar will go towards the new Middle School building. Questions? | Email – elementary.office@gisthailand.org

2022-2023 ELEMENTARY YEARBOOK

The 6th grade elementary Yearbook Team has been working hard for several months and are proud to announce the 2022-2023 Elementary Yearbook theme – “Sailing Through the Year”!  Yearbooks will be available for purchase from the elementary office beginning Monday, May 15.  They will also be available for purchase at the Music Showcase on Tuesday, May 23.  2022-2023 Yearbooks will cost 400 baht.  Are you missing a yearbook or two in your collection?  Older yearbooks will also be available for purchase for 350 baht.  Cash only sales, please. Questions? | Email – elementary.office@gisthailand.org

A MUSIC SHOWCASE


Come one, come all, to hear a buffet of songs!  The menu is varied, and you can enjoy a taste of everything. Parents, show your support and plan to stay for every course served.  You won’t want to miss out on this special musical feast!  Students need to come in dressy clothes for the Music Showcase performance on Tuesday, May 23rd.  Boys can wear dress pants, polo or button down shirts. Girls can wear dresses, skirts, or dress pants and dressy shirts (no t-shirts).  Please, make sure the school dress code is being followed. Questions? | Email – elementary.office@gisthailand.org

SECONDARY

COLLEGE VISIT FROM CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY, OHIO, US
Friday, May 12, and Tuesday, May 16 from 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM in Classroom S120. A group of university students will share about tips for college life, academics, and a Q&A panel. Questions? | Email –  counselor@gisthailand.org

COLLEGE VISIT FROM PAYAP UNIVERSITY, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
Friday, May 12 from 11:45 AM– 12:15 PM in the GIS Cafeteria
Come learn from a Payap representative about International programs for English-speaking students. Questions? | Email – counselor@gisthailand.org

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS
Students will receive emails from the Academic Counselor(s) with testing reminders. AP Exams will take place from May 1-17. Questions? | Email –  counselor@gisthailand.org

PLANNED ABSENCES
Departing a little early? Is your student missing more than 2+ days as a planned absence? Print and fill out the Planned Absence Request Form (students can also pick this up in the Secondary Office). Chromebook and Textbook returns will also need to be coordinated with early departures before the end of the school year. Questions? | Email – secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

UPCOMING SECONDARY DATES
Monday, May 8
Eligibility Grade Check 

Saturday, May 13
Visual Arts Show, 6 – 8 PM @ GIS Cafeteria


Friday, May 19
Grade 7-12 Band and Choir Concert, 7 – 8:30 PM @ GIS Cafeteria

Sunday, May 21
Baccalaureate and Candle Lighting for Juniors, Seniors, and their Families, 7 – 8:30 PM @ GIS Cafeteria 

Monday, May 22
Secondary Awards Assembly (morning) and All 7 Classes (8:10 AM – 3:15 PM)

Tuesday, May 23-26
Half Days: High School Finals, Middle School Block Classes

  • May 23 = 8:10-11:30 AM (Classes 1 and 2)
  • May 24 = 10 – 11:30 AM (Class 3)
  • May 25 = 8:10-11:30 AM (Classes 4 and 5)
  • May 26 = 8:10-11:30 AM (Classes 6 and 7)

Friday, May 26
Senior Graduation Ceremony and Reception, 6-8 PM @ Royal Flora

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

ATHLETICS

THIS WEEK IN ATHLETICS

Monday, May 8
⚽️ V. Girls Futsal vs. Harn Kaew @ Grace 4:30pm

Tuesday, May 9
🏐 U14 Girls Volleyball vs. ACIS @ Grace 4:00pm

Thursday, May 11
⚽️ V. Boys Futsal vs. Sanpatong @ Grace 4:30

Saturday, May 13
⚽️ V. Boys and Girls Futsal CMAC Tournament @ Grace 9:00am

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

Questions? | Email – athletics@gisthailand.org