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09 Sept 2019

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Word of the Week

Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

– James 1:22

Weekly Roar is the new Grace In Touch! This email publication is about Grace and for Grace students, parents, and staff. Though this is typically a weekly update, we will be sending out news twice a week during this season of transition and adjustment to our new campus.

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NEW POSTS

Advisory – Tutorial – Homeroom | Secondary | Send questions or comments to secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Do you wonder what the differences are in these parts (Advisory, Tutorial, & Homeroom) of the Secondary weekly schedule? Have a look here for their purposes, who is involved, and the frequency of each.

Anchor Discipleship Group | Community | Send questions or comments to anchorchiangmai@gmail.com

Anchor Discipleship Groups are starting up this month! Grades 7-10, groups for guys, groups for girls. If your teen is interested in joining a group, you can register here. Each group has an adult mentor, a few older student leaders, and meets in a home on Wednesday nights. Anchor is parent-run and all about disciples making disciples and teens learning from God’s Word— you can learn more on our Facebook Page.

Kick Off – The Blessing Directive Club | Community | Send questions or comments to bflaa@gisthailand.org

TBD Club (The Blessing Directive) is kicking off for the year on Sept. 20. Students, are you looking for another way to be a blessing to the community around you? Come and join us as we go out to Hope House to play with the kids there. Every other Friday after school (3:30-5:45) a group of students and staff travel over and hang out with the kids. Students are paired up with a buddy and have the chance to share the love of Jesus with a child. You play together, hang out, pray for each other and become someone the child looks forward to seeing regularly. If you are interested see Mr. Flaa in S214 or send a note to bflaa@gisthailand.org. Come and join the fun!!

MAP Assessments | Elementary | Send questions or comments to mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Elementary MAP Assessments for grades 3 – 6 will take place beginning September 17. More details will be e-mailed to parents next week.

Elementary Clubs | Elementary | Send questions or comments to mkennedy@gisthailand.org
We are planning some exciting new clubs for our 3rd – 6th grade students this fall! Clubs will be every Wednesday beginning October 30 until December 18. More information about clubs and registrations forms will be e-mailed to parents after October break.

Elementary September Calendar 
| Elementary | Send questions or comments to mkennedy@gisthailand.orgPlease follow this LINK the Elementary September calendar. 

Chapel | General | Send questions or comments to wwood@gisthailand.org
Elementary Chapel takes place every other Tuesday. This year we are putting together chapel teams (students from grades 4 – 6) that will work together to make the overall chapel experience even more engaging. So far we have a Drama Team and a Puppeteer Team. A Worship Team will be selected soon. All team practices will be on Mondays. If your student is on any of these teams, please feel free to join us during chapel time. When our cafeteria is completed we’ll have more space and be able to accommodate any parents who wish to attend chapels.

Elementary Pick-Up | Elementary | Send questions or comments to mkennedy@gisthailand.org

Thank you for your patience as everyone gets used to this new place and our new pick-up routines. If you haven’t filled out the transportation form yet, please do so HERE. Just a few reminders to help the process run smoothly. (1) For those parents that park in the parking lot and walk in to pick-up their children, please wait on the blue benches in the atrium. (2) If you are in the car line to pick up your kids, please stay there and not leave your car. When you advance to the front of the line, your child(ren) will be waiting for you there. (3) If you have both secondary and elementary students, you do not need to be in the pick-up line. One option is to park and have your secondary student come get their sibling from the elementary atrium and then find you in the parking lot. If you choose to stay in the pick-up line, your secondary student can find you there and we’ll have your elementary student meet you when you advance to the front of the line.

Mark your calendar: Parent Equipping Night | Secondary | Send questions or comments to secprincipal@gisthailand.org
We invite all Secondary parents to join us for a parent equipping night on Monday, Sept. 16. The focus will be on technology (Blocksi, Google Classroom, etc.) in the Secondary School. More details to come!
Blocksi Reminder | Secondary | Send questions or comments to secprincipal@gisthailand.org

Secondary parents have the option to utilize the Blocksi Parent Dashboard to more actively control content filtering and time access controls for their child’s GIS-owned Chromebook. Instructions on how to enroll can be found here. Parents who wish to remove the Blocksi filtering from their child’s Chromebook can do so by emailing helpdesk@gisthailand.org.

Game Days | Athletics | Send questions or comments to athletics@gisthailand.org

Monday, Sept. 9:
U12 Boys & Girls vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:00pm (Leave GIS @ 2:20)
V. Boys vs. Hang Dong @ Hang Dong 4:30pm

Tuesday, Sept. 10:
U14 Boys & Girls vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:00pm (Leave GIS @ 2:20)
V. Boys Soccer vs. Hang Dong @ Grace Fields 4:30pm // BORDER RUN

Wednesday, Sept. 11:
CMAC Swim Meet @ PTIS 3:45pm (Leave GIS @1:20pm)

Thursday, Sept. 12:
JV Boys & Girls Soccer vs. PTIS @ PTIS 4:00pm (Leave GIS @2:20)
V. Boys Soccer vs. Seraphi @ Grace Fields 5:15pm // BORDER RUN

Friday, Sept. 13
V. Girls Soccer vs. Patana Bangkok @ Grace Fields 6:00pm // BORDER RUN

Varsity Girls Soccer Game | Athletics | Send questions or comments to athletics@gisthailand.org

Tomorrow: V. Girls Soccer vs. Patana Bangkok @ Grace Fields 6:00pm // BORDER RUN

Previous Posts

GENERAL

Vaccination Available Sept 24 | Send questions or comments to nurse@gisthailand.org

GIS Nurse Office is able to offer monthly vaccination services in partnership with a local Thai doctor. Visit the Health Services website for complete information and forms. Please note completed payment at the Nurses Office confirms a vaccination appointment. It requires at least 2 days to process the information before the appointment.

Correction – Payments for Hume Lake Participants | Send questions or comments to jkamphausen@gisthailand.org

Payments for Hume Lake are now being received at the Admin Building reception with K. Tawn, **Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:00 – 9:30 AM and 3:00 – 4:00 PM each day through September 22. Wednesday opens from 9:45 – 11:00 AM and 3:00 – 4:00 PM.**

Release of Information | Send questions or comments to jamiejohnson@gisthailand.org

For students who are not living with their parents during the school year, this form needs to be signed by both parents and guardians and emailed to the registrar by September 13. Thank you for your help, as we work together for a successful school year at GIS! As always, call us for help: 052-088-777.

Hume Thailand 2019 Registration | Send questions or comments to jkamphausen@gisthailand.org

It’s time to register for Hume Thailand 2019! Hume Lake Christian Camps have been bringing an amazing team of adult counselors to serve students in Thailand for over a decade of unforgettable camp experiences. These Hume staffers personally fundraise to keep camp costs low to offer students an excellent, Jesus-saturated, super-fun Christian camping experience for any grade 6-12 students. Middle School Hume (Grades 6-8) is October 12-15, 2019. High School Hume (Grades 9-12) is October 16-19, 2019. Click this link to register or visit the Hume Thailand 2019 Facebook page. Questions? Contact Jeff Kamphausen, GIS Spiritual Life Director @ 098-001-4310! Let’s Rock, baby!

Interested in serving as an adult counselor at Hume? We’d love to have you join our counselor team! Contact Butter, GIS Ministries Coordinator here.

Correction: Parent/Student Agreement Form Due 13 September | Send questions or comments to jamiejohnson@gisthailand.org

All student and one parent must SIGN and date the Parent/Student Agreement Secondary FormElementary Form. Our Parent/Student Handbooks for 2019-2020 are at these links. ElementarySecondary. GIS needs this form in the offices no later than Friday, September 13, 2019

ELEMENTARY

Ongoing Announcements | Send questions or comments to

The Elementary webpage contains a rich source of information.

SECONDARY

PSAT/NMSQT Update | Send questions or comments to secprincipal@gisthailand.org

GIS is not offering the PSAT/NMSQT this year. Instead, Grade 11 American Citizens interested in the PSAT/NMSQT are invited to contact Chiang Rai International School to inquire about reserving a testing spot on October 30. There are limited spaces thus make contact no later than October 1 by emailing the CRIS Guidance Counselor – hope@cris.ac.th

ATHLETICS

Ongoing Announcements | Send questions or comments to

GIS Athletics website is a great place to regularly check for news and game schedules.