Weekly Roar

09 January 2023

GENERAL

Yard Sale – Saturday 14th January 2023
The vendor spaces for our 2023 Yard Sale are now fully booked. If you would like to donate second-hand stuff to be sold at the event, our Thai PSC is happy to take and sell them in the Thai PSC booth. The money will be donated toward the Middle School building project. You can drop off your good condition stuff on Friday 13th January 2023 between 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. and 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the small gate going into the soccer field by the motorbike parking.

Community Carnival COO.Office@gisthailand.org
The GIS Community Carnival will be held on 28 January from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm on the school campus. This will be a time for children to play exciting games and for the whole family to socialize and eat some yummy food. The Carnival this year has a beach theme, and we encourage everyone to dress like they are going for a day at the beach. The entrance fee will be 50 baht per person, and each game ticket will cost 20 baht. All proceeds will benefit our amazing Secondary students to help pay for class activities.

2023-24 Student Re-enrollment | nurse@gisthailand.org
Medical records required for Re-enrollment are as follows:

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

  • 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.**

Vaccination Clinic/Sign-ups | nurse@gisthailand.org
The vaccination clinic will be held in the nurse’s office on Tuesday, 24 January 2023 from 3:15-4 pm. 
Use this link to sign up and pay no later than the Friday before the clinic date. Elementary students will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Sickness protocols | nurse@gisthailand.org
To help prevent the spread of disease, please keep sick children at home and follow: GIS Attendance Policy Related to Illness.

  • If you have Covid or flu-like symptoms, please stay home until symptoms have improved and you are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications.
  • If you test positive with no symptoms, please wear a mask around others while monitoring symptoms
  • Masks should also be worn while recovering from illness if mild symptoms persist for the protection of others.
  • When students return to school after being out sick, please have them report to the nurses for assessment before returning to class.

We will continue to implement and encourage the following standard precautionary measures on campus to prevent the spread of communicable diseases:

  • Promote updated vaccines for flu and Covid-19
  • Promote good handwashing and have hand sanitizer readily available
  • Encourage mask wearing if exhibiting mild respiratory symptoms without fever
  • Encourage social distancing as much as possible
  • Maintaining regular cleaning and disinfection of rooms on campus

 

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Chapel | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Every other Tuesday elementary students gather together for a time of worship, fun, and learning more about God from interesting speakers.  Parents are welcome to join us for chapel time.  January chapel days are January 17 & 31 and is from 8:20-9:00 a.m.

Lost & Found | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
We have MANY unclaimed jackets, food containers, water bottles, and school uniforms.  Next time you are on campus, please claim your lost items outside the elementary office. To avoid loss in the future, please label all these things with your family name.  Any items not claimed before Thursday, January 12 will be donated to the GIS Yard Sale.

Planned Absence Request | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
If your child(ren) will be absent from school for more than two days, please submit a Planned Absence Request Form as soon as possible (at least one week prior to absence is preferable).

Tiger Pride Day CHANGE | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Once a month elementary shows our Tiger Pride by having a dress-up day. Each month is a different theme but it is always FUN! This month’s Tiger Pride Day has been moved to Monday, January 23.  On that day we will be celebrating Chinese New Year and Korean New Year’s Day. Students are encouraged to wear red or traditional Chinese or Korean clothing on that day.  If your child chooses not to participate according to the Tiger Pride theme, they should wear their normal Grace uniform. (The revised Elem. January Event calendar can be found here.)

Family Home Weekend | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Family Home Weekend is scheduled for February 4-6.  There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 6 for elementary (and secondary).

Elementary Afterschool Clubs | elementary.office@gisthailand.org
Afterschool clubs will be on Wednesdays beginning February 1 and continue for 8 weeks total.  These clubs are offered to our 3rd – 6th grade students.  More details to follow.  

 

SECONDARY

Week of January 9-13 Schedule | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Secondary is so excited for Spiritual Life’s Elevation Week with Chapel every morning!
  • Our Bell Schedule is a little different due to having Chapel/Assembly every morning.
  • There will be NO Secondary after-school clubs, athletic practices/trainings/games, and minimal academic homework (exceptions for AP or upper level courses) during this week to encourage students to attend the evening sessions!

Planned Absences | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

  • Upcoming Mission Organization Conference? ACSC Tournament? Visiting family?
  • Missing more than 2+ days as a planned absence…
  • Print and fill out our Planned Absence Request Form (students can also pick this up in the Secondary Office)

Dress Code | secondary.office@gisthailand.org 

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!

Music Mania on January 21 | gthomas@gisthailand.org 

  • A beloved GIS Secondary tradition returns after four years… MUSIC MANIA!
  • Support this fundraising event of StuCo’s “Battle of the Bands”
  • Come enjoy Secondary students competing in a number of bands for the title of “best band”!
  • January 21 from 7-10 PM in the GIS Cafeteria
  • Food vendors will be available before and during Music Mania!
  • Entrance fee
    • Under 18 (Children/Students) = 50 Baht
    • Over 18 (Adult) = 100 Baht

 

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

 

                                 

Elevation Week starts TODAY (9 January) and runs through Friday, 13 January with special speakers Jack Meckfessel and Madison Stoller. Our theme this year is “Invitation”. Elevation Week is a special annual event hosted by the Spiritual Life Office. This week-long series of gatherings feature worship times, biblical teaching and spiritual experiences to invite students into a deeper walk with Jesus.  See the schedule below or linked here for specific times. 

Important note: 

  • Evening gatherings (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) from 7:00-8:30pm are optional for our G7-12 students. Parents are welcome to attend evening sessions, but no children/siblings who are younger than Grade 7 may accompany them (no exceptions). Recordings of the teaching times will be made available at a later date.
  • Sign up is required to attend The Feast concluding Elevation Week on Friday, 13 Jan. 
    • This meal is for GIS Grade 7-12 students and GIS staff only
    • Sign up here by Tuesday, 10 January at 3:15pm.

Elevation Week Schedule (see link here)

  • Morning assemblies (part of school day), 8:15-9:10am 
    • Mon 9 Jan, Tues 10 Jan, Thurs 12 Jan, Fri 13 Jan
  • Evening gatherings (optional–no children/siblings Grade 6 or below), 7:00-8:30pm
    • Mon 9 Jan., Tues 10 Jan., Thurs 12 Jan., Fri 13 Jan. (7:00-9:30pm)

 

ATHLETICS

This Week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org
A friendly reminder that it’s Elevation Week this week and therefore ALL secondary students will NOT be having practices.

Tuesday, Jan. 10
⚽️ U12 Boys Soccer vs. CMIS @ CMIS 4:00pm
⚽️ U12 Girls Soccer vs. CMIS @ GIS 4:00pm

Friday, Jan. 13
⚽️ U12 Boys Soccer vs. ACIS @ GIS 4:00pm
⚽️ U12 Girls Soccer vs. ACIS @ GIS 4:00pm

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