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10 March 2020

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*NewPARENT EQUIPPING EVENT (AM & PM). March 17, 2020: Ever wonder what the Spiritual Life Office is all about?   

  • Join Jeff Kamphausen, GIS Spiritual Life Director, to find out how his work at GIS is to come alongside you as parents. We can work together to lay the foundation for a habit-fueled faith in Jesus in your son or daughter that can last a lifetime. 
  • Jeff will also share some excellent material from axis.org on how to help your teen or pre-teen manage GENDER issues in modern youth culture (watch the preview of the session by clicking the link!). Jeff will also share the vision and work of the Spiritual Life Office in both morning (9:30-11:00am) and evening (7:00-8:30pm) sessions. We’ll meet at the classroom at the back of the GIS Library on the 2nd floor of the Foltz Admin Building on campus.

*NewVaccine Clinic | nurse@gisthailand.org.
This month’s vaccination clinic will be on Tuesday, March 31 3:15-4pm. For more information, including online registration, visit Health Services on the GIS Parent Portal.

Calendar Update | dsa.office@gisthailand.org
There will be NO SCHOOL for staff and students on Monday, April 6th. It is Chakri Memorial Day, a national Thai Holiday. We apologize for not getting this on the calendar sooner.

Uniform Shop Has Moved | uniformshop@gisthailand.org
The uniform shop has officially moved from the reception area to its new home at the back of the Administration building in room A181. You can access this room by following the sidewalk between the Secondary and Administration buildings.

RESCHEDULED – Coffee with the DSA | dsa.office@gisthailand.org
Coffee with the DSA on Tuesday, March 3rd, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am has been rescheduled to 

May 12, from 9:30am – 10:30am.

This is an opportunity to connect with Joe Crain and ask any questions you might have about the educational experience at GIS. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy some coffee, snacks, and fellowship with other GIS parents in the 2nd-floor Loft (A220), located in the Admin building. Please RSVP for May 12 by clicking this link.



GIS Theater Production of Pygmalion | lholley@gisthailand.org
Written by George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion is the script that inspired the musical “My Fair Lady.” It is a theater classic you don’t want to miss! 

  • Showtimes: April 2 – 4 at 7 p.m. 

Tickets will be 200 baht each and will be available for reservation/purchase on March 16. A link will be available in the Roar at that time

Mark your Calendars- Upcoming Secondary Happenings | secondary.office@gisthailand.org

  • March 13 – Grade Check
  • March 16 –  PSAT Grade 10
  • March 17- Parent Equipping Night with Spiritual Life
  • March 21 – Formal Dance (Grades 9-12) @ GIS 
  • March 27 – Tiger Pride Day & End of 3rd Quarter


*New RISING SEVENTH GRADERS (Message from Secondary Principal Ms. Randolph)

As your soon-to-be seventh grader makes plans to register for his/her 2020-21 classes, our Secondary staff would like to assist in equipping them for this exciting and important transition from Elementary to Secondary.  Our GIS Philosophy of Equipping states, “Our desire is that students leave GIS having the understanding (head) to evaluate life from a Christ-centered worldview, the ability to move toward Christ-centered truth in their relationships (heart), and the skills to serve (hands) within the communities or vocation in which God places them.” We believe equipping them to transition well is vital to their success in the GIS Secondary.

Important Dates – one for students and one for parents:

  • Sixth Grade Students – On Wednesday, March 25 during the final bit of the day, our Secondary staff will introduce the current sixth graders to academic life on the Secondary side of our new GIS campus.
  • Sixth Grade Parents – Please join me and other key Secondary staff on Monday, March 30, from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the GIS cafeteria for an overview of academic life in the Secondary School.  Please RSVP here to assist in meeting preparation, and include any specific questions you may have about this transition.  It is my desire that you and your students be well-informed in this exciting transition.

*New Elementary Personal Electronic Device Policy Change | wwood@gisthailad.org.
Smart watches have been added to the list of personal electronic devices not allowed to be used during the school day.  They must be kept in backpacks or in the teacher’s care. This new policy will officially be added to the Elementary PSMO for the 2020-2021 school year but will be put into effect on Wednesday, March 11.  You can read this article regarding the use of smart watches in schools if you’d like more information.


Where to Get Sports Updates
We know practice and game changes have a great impact on everyone involved in sports. The best ways to know about these changes are on the Athletic website and Grace Athletics Facebook Page.

This week in Athletics | athletics@gisthailand.org

🚨🏐 Cancelled 🏐🚨

JV Games

JV Games vs. LIST have both been cancelled this week

CRICS Invitationals

Due to the recent MOE policy about the coronavirus, CRICS has cancelled the tournament this weekend.

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

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