Weekly Roar

06 December 2022

GENERAL

New Drop-Off Procedures | COO.Office@gisthailand.org
Thank you parents for your help as we began new drop-off procedures last week. Please remember to arrive on campus after 7:45 on M/T/Th/F and 9:15 on Wed to drop off your children. If you do come before then, you will have to wait outside our parking lot until we open the gate.

*Staff can continue to enter the parking lot before 7:45 on M/T/Th/F and 9:15 on Wed.

Thank you for your support and partnership as we improve our campus safety measures.

2023-24 Re-enrollment Registration | registrar@gisthailand.org
The google registration form will be sent out on January 4th, 2023. Please make sure to fill out the form even if your child/children will not be returning for the next school year. If you have any questions, please contact registrar@gisthailand.org.

2023-24 Student Re-enrollment | nurse@gisthailand.org

  • Medical records required for Re-enrollment are as follows:
    • Student Physical Examination Form within 3 months of the examination date.Here
    • The TB skin test or QFT is required every 3 years. TB skin test result form.

You will receive an email reminder if your children are due for TB testing this year.

  • If your children have life-threatening allergies, Asthma, or other Health accommodation needs. Please have your physician review the action plans at the same time as their physical examination.  

Life-Threatening Action plan.  
Asthma Action plan
GIS Health Accommodation Request Form

  • Please note that vaccination must be up-to-date at the time of re-enrollment.

    ***Please return the completed forms to Health Services via email or hard copy by January 31st.***

2023 Calendars | nfoitong@gisthailand.org (Tom)
The school’s 2023 desktop calendar is out! Each staff and family at Grace will receive one free calendar on December 13, 2022. Extra calendars are available to order for 100 Baht on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to order more calendars, please place your order in this form. We are accepting orders until December 9, 2022. Click here to view the 2023 desktop calendar.

Yard Sale Announcement | receptionist@gisthailand.org
The vendor spaces for the yard sale on January 14th, 2023 are now full. We will consider opening for extra spaces but we will not provide a tent for the extra spaces, you can bring your own tent or big umbrellas for shades.  If you are interested or know anyone interested, please contact Khun Aop (receptionist) at 052 088777. 

 

ELEMENTARY

Your’re Invited to our Christmas Program | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Tuesday, December 13, at 8:30 am, in lieu of our regular chapel service, our classes will be celebrating the season with a Christmas program for parents.  Please plan to join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

December Festive Wear | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
During the month of December, elementary students will be allowed (and are encouraged to) come to school wearing Christmas hats, glasses, headbands, and socks.  Normal school uniforms will be required with these Christmas accessories.  We will have a Christmas dress-up day on Friday, December 16.  Join us in celebrating the Christmas season! 

URGENT – Substitute Teachers Needed | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Do you find joy in working with children? You might be interested in serving with us as a substitute teacher. You don’t have to be a qualified teacher, you just need a willing heart. Please contact the elementary office if you are interested.  

Christmas Festival | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
During the morning of Friday, December 16, elementary will be having our annual Christmas Festival with fun activities and games for our students.  This is always a memorable day for our students but we can’t do it without your help.  We need parents to help at different stations and to walk students from place to place.  Please contact the elementary office if you are interested in helping.

December Days Off & Half Days | elementary.office@gisthailand.org

  • No School – Monday, December 5
  • No School – Monday, December 12
  • Early Dismissal @ 11:30 – Thursday, December 15 
  • Early Dismissal @ 11:30 – Friday, December 16

 

SECONDARY

Class of 2023 Photos in Caps & Gowns | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Who: Seniors (Class of 2023) in their Caps and Gowns
  • What: Class of 2023 Group and Individual Photos 
  • When: Wednesday, December 7 @ 8:15 AM
  • Where: GIS Secondary Courtyard (near the Gazebo)

Finals Week for Grades 7-12 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • December 13-16 will have a different bell schedule due to Finals for Grades 9-12 and Block Classes for Grades 7-8.
  • Please view our detailed Finals Week Schedule for more information.
  • If you have any questions or need clarification please contact us! 

Final Reminder: December 16 Deadline: Tan Chin Tuan Senior Excellence Scholarships for GIS Grade 11 Students | counselor@gisthailand.org 

  • Grade 11 students and parents: the December 16, 8 AM deadline to have your application, supporting teacher recommendations, and parents’ financial information submitted in two weeks!
  • Please remember that you had to give your teacher recommendations at least one week from the time you submitted your application to complete their recommendations for you.

Yearbook Senior Highlights | yearbook@gisthailand.org 

  • Calling all Senior parents, friends, relatives, dorms, and churches: the time has come to begin designing Senior Highlights!
  • Find all the information you need to know about purchasing space in the Yearbook as a Senior Ad or Highlight here! 

Band and Choir Concert for Grades 7-12 | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

    • Friday, December 9 starting at 7 PM
  • Location: GIS Cafeteria

Upcoming Secondary Dates | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

    • Monday, December 5 No School
    • Tuesday, December 6 B Day
    • Wednesday, December 7 Late Start C Day
  • Class of 2023 Photos in Caps & Gowns @ 8:15 AM
    • Thursday, December 8 D Day
    • Friday, December 9 E Day 
      • 7 PM @ GIS Band and Choir Christmas Concert for Grades 7-12
    • Monday, December 12 No School
    • Tuesday, December 13 Finals/Classes 1 and 2 
      • Starting @ 8:10 AM
      • Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
    • Wednesday, December 14 Final/Class 3 
      • Starting @ 10 AM
      • Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
    • Thursday, December 15 Finals/Classes 4 and 5  
      • Starting @ 8:10 AM
      • Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
    • Friday, December 16 Finals/Classes 6 and 7
      • Starting @ 8:10 AM
      • Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
  • Optional Lunch and Christmas Chapel (Jingle Jangle Jamboree – see Spiritual Life section for more info!)



SPIRITUAL LIFE

Join the JINGLE JANGLE JAMBOREE!!, Dec. 16 — 12:15-1:15pm

  • We’re excited to announce the return of a long-time GIS tradition: an end-of-semester Christmas chapel celebration! The Jingle Jangle Jamboree will be AFTER the official school day ends, from 12:15-1:15pm in our cafeteria. However, if G7-12 students, parents, alumni and staff want to participate, you must reserve your spot HERE to attend. Students who sign up will be able to eat lunch (please bring 60 baht) in the cafeteria and reserve songtaow transportation (as needed for students–60 baht) for travel home after our Christmas celebration.

 

ATHLETICS

This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, December 5
🥤Nic’s Night- Free smoothie for every Grace guest

Tuesday, December 6
🥤 Nic’s Night- Free smoothie for every Grace guest
⚽ U12 Boys Soccer vs NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
⚽ U14 Boys Soccer vs NIS @ GIS 4:00pm
⚽ U14 Girls Soccer vs NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs Chakkham @ Chakkham 4:00pm
🏀 Varsity Boys Basketball vs AAA @ GIS 5:00pm
🏀 Varsity Girls Basketball vs Satit CMU @ GIS 6:00pm
❌ No-Practices for U8/U10

Thursday, December 8
🏀 JV Boys Basketball vs NIS @ GIS 4:00pm
🏀 JV Girls Basketball vs NIS @ NIS 4:00pm
🏀 Varsity Boys Basketball vs NIS @ GIS 5:00pm
🏀 Varsity Girls Basketball vs NIS @ NIS 5:00pm

Friday, December 9
⚽ U14 Boys Soccer vs CDSC @ GIS 4:00pm
⚽ U14 Girls Soccer vs CDSC @ GIS 4:00pm

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